We had a couple of emails recently asking how to fit a wand cap and/or a top end cap spring to a Dyson DC04.
As with many jobs on Dyson vacuum cleaners, it is very simple when someone shows you how. The end cap (top cap) is the bit on the very top of the handle wand that swivels to allows you to fit a tool on there. The tools fit both on the end of the wand handle and also on the end of the hose itself. The spring-loaded end cap is there to cover the end of the tube when you are using your Dyson to hoover the floor.
Here is the email we received recently:
Could you please help me to help to get my OAP mother out of a pickle, she has a dyson DC04 and she don’t know how or why, but she has lost the wand end cap and spring, my sister has bought new ones from Manchester Vacs online, but I don’t know how to fit them, so I was wondering if you would be kind enough to e-mail me some instructions please ??
Well, we can do better than e-mailing instructions. It’s easier that we do questions like this on the blog here, so others can benefit from it in the future.
I am assuming you have the DC04 in front of you without the wand cap and spring in place right now.
First, locate the spring in the holes on each side:
Observe the direction the kink in the spring sits. Make sure you get it the right way round.
Then, look at your wand cap. There is a ridge running down the centre on the inside. That ridge has a little nick in it. See the photo below:
The end cap fits onto its round locating lugs with your fingers. You simply expand it a little to locate it on the lugs as you fit it. Be sure not to disturb the spring from its little holes as you do so.
Having fitted it, all you need to do now is locate the spring in the little nick. You do this by placing a screwdriver carefully from above like so:
Push the spring down the ridge until it locates into the little nick. It will snap in. Check the spring is level and not at a tilt at either side. If it is, manipulate it straight using your screwdriver, taking care it stays in the slot.
That’s it! Your spring is fitted.
Let us know how you get on using the comment box below.
Do you need a DC04 wand spring or a wand handle end cap? You can get them from here: Dyson DC04 Spare Parts