How to Change the Motor on a Dyson DC28c, DC33c, DC37, DC38, DC39, DC46, DC47, DC48, DC49, DC52, DC53 or DC54.
So you have one of the “ball” type cylinder Dysons and want to change the motor?
The DC28c, DC33c, DC37, DC38, DC39, DC46, DC47, DC48, DC49, DC52, DC53 and DC54 are broadly the same machines for our purposes.
The DC54 is a “Cinetic”, so it has no pre-motor filter, but everything else is pretty similar.
To do the job, you are going to need some Torx screwdrivers, which you can get >>here<<
A new motor, which should be either a YV-16K24FB or a YV-16K24FA (if another is fitted, ask me in the comment section below quoting the first three digits of your serial number), which you can get >>here<<.
You will also need a post-motor filter which you can get >>here<<.
So to do the job, this is what you do:
Remove the ball shells each side with the Torx screws.
You then have this.
Remove the carriage and the inlet duct assembly with a few screws, you then have this.
Now start on the screws………..
Then open the casing and you have this.
The motor bucket will now come out of the post motor filter like so.
And the top is released with three clips. Observe the three rubber blocks, they just pop out and line up with slots in the motor bucket on reassembly.
And out comes the motor.
Now we need to remove the post motor filter, and it is attached to the cable rewind so it all has to come out. More screws…….
And this clip must be released on each side for the cable rewind and post motor filter to come out.
You must lever the housing around the clip rather than hoping to push the clip in. There is a knack to this.
Now you can remove the filter and cable rewind like so.
Twist the filter off the cable rewind to change it.
If your machine is not a Cinetic, it will be fitted with a pre-filter in the top of the cyclone, if you need to replace it it is >>this one<< and if not, wash it in the washing machine, dry it on the radiator and be sure NOT to put it back in wet.
And Bob, as they say, is your Uncle.
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