Having problems with your Dyson DC05 Cylinder Bagless Canister Cyclonic Vacuum ?

My DC05 does not switch on. I have checked and confirmed the fuse is ok and washed & dried the filter

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You can sometimes tell from the "feel" of the switch if this is a problem with the switch itself. However, by far the most common cause of the "won't switch on" problem is damage to the flex. Dysons are often let down by the quality of their flex, and it's quite common for the copper wire in the flex to break (compounded by the fact that the plastic tends to become brittle, especially if the flex has not always been fully unwound in use). This usually happens where the flex is subject to the greatest strain and bending - where it leaves the plug and at the other end which (sadly for a DC05) is inside the rewind reel. There may or may not be visible external signs of damage. \015\012
\015\012If you want to know what's involved in fitting a new flex and reel, go to www.dysonmedic.com then scroll to the bottom of the page and click on "DC02 cable replacement". The person who set up that site hasn't done a page for this job on a DC05, but the DC02 is similar. His "DC05 motor replacement" page shows you how to dismantle the 05 and get to the cable reel.\015\012
\015\012I hope this helps. Good luck!
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