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    Hi guys, I have a Dyson V8 Animal vacuum that has shut down. It happened after the battery went flat, and I charged it back up.

    I removed the battery and measured the voltage, and it is fully charged. I then measured the resistance across the terminals on the vac: open circuit.

    Has anyone had this fault and been able fix it themselves?

    Cheers, peteblundoon
    Last edited by peteblundoon; 03-09-20 at 01:41 PM.



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    I never had the problem or had to repair my Dyson but came across website which has few troubleshooting tips

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    Quote Originally Posted by peteblundoon View Post
    Hi guys, I have a Dyson V8 Animal vacuum that has shut down. It happened after the battery went flat, and I charged it back up.

    I removed the battery and measured the voltage, and it is fully charged. I then measured the resistance across the terminals on the vac: open circuit.

    Has anyone had this fault and been able fix it themselves?

    Cheers, peteblundoon
    So I made a mistake, and had set my digital multimeter to the megohm range. On a lower range it measures just over 5k ohms. That still seems too high.
    Last edited by peteblundoon; 03-09-20 at 09:14 PM.

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    If worse comes to worst, you can buy replacement batteries from fleabay.

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    I see Dyson sticks at the tip all the time , there were about 20 of them yesterday. it most likely will be the thermal fuse on the motherboard , which they wont sell you separately. Looks like a surface mount resistor. You may be able to bypass it and could get lucky but thats only until some other common fault renders it useless.

    FWIW i would never buy anything Dyson again , its just over rated , over advertised , impossible to repair chinese made rubbish. I managed a shopping centre fitout and bought 40 hand dryers for the bathrooms and had to return 12 of them within 6 months . By the end of 2 years they were all replaced with Mitsu dryers , and never had a single fault with those.

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    My Daughter just got one of the new Samsung stick vacs as a promo deal as she sells them.
    All of us have used it and agree it is superior to the current model Dyson we have. (v10??)

    One tell tale experiment we did was vac the floor with the perfectly operational Dyson and then vac the same bit of carpet with the samsung.
    The amount of Dirt the Samsung Pulled on the just cleaned floor amazed us all. It wasn't a little, It half filled the dust chamber just from the 8 SqM of hallway carpet.

    There are a few things with the Samsung I don't like but the women don't have the same problems and it's really down to me having Big hands and being a lot taller than the average person, especially women. One thing we do all like, the Samsung has plenty of battery capacity. Our house is larger than average but it's at least 2 Charges on the Dyson to get it done. The samsung does it with ease at medium power which is still enough to pull a lot more grot out the carpet than the dyson which I thought has the best suction and cleaning power of all these vacs.

    The latest Dyson and the samsung have interchangeable batteries like a cordless drill or power tool. why the hell they have held out on this so long is Beyond me. Several people we know have expressed frustration at this in the past.

    I don't think the samsung is much cheaper than the Dyson but in our combined opinions, IS a better machine.

    I would love to get hold of a bunch of scrapped Dysons though. The fans and Motors I could put to good re-purposing use. I looked on Dumbtree a while back and people were asking stupid prices for them even not working.

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    Try vauuming another piece of carpet, first with your new vac, then with the old Dyson, see if you get similar results. NO vacuum is perfect.
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    Long shot! I thought i had stuffed our Dyson, turned out it will cut out when the head gets rubbish and hair caught in it, cleaned it out and all worked again
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    I cleaned out the office today. Got out the Samsung and I definitely prefer it over the Dyson. it just seems better balanced and easier to use.
    I also like the fact you can turn it on with a button and don't have to hold the trigger like the Dyson. Might no be much but I find that annoying after a while.

    I don't like the fact the samsung has to be retracted after I extend it for my height to go back in the charger but I do like the way it empties which allows the dirt compartment to be taken off rather than take the whole head to the bin.

    Like a lot of things, the best product would probably be a combination of them both and maybe some things from other competitors thrown in.

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