Introduction

This guide will show you the necessary steps to replace the power switch on your Dyson DC14 Vacuum cleaner.

Start with your Dyson DC14 unplugged, standing upright and facing towards you. Remove the canister from the vacuum.
  • Start with your Dyson DC14 unplugged, standing upright and facing towards you.

  • Remove the canister from the vacuum.

  • Disconnect the telescopic vacuum wand.

  • Remove the two T15 Torx screws securing the switch cover to the vacuum.

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Push outward on the two plastic clips that secure the switch cover to the vacuum. Push outward on the two plastic clips that secure the switch cover to the vacuum.
  • Push outward on the two plastic clips that secure the switch cover to the vacuum.

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Remove the switch cover from the vacuum.
  • Remove the switch cover from the vacuum.

    • The purple switch button may separate from the rest of the switch cover.

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Holding them by their white plastic coverings, firmly pull the two wires from the power switch.
  • Holding them by their white plastic coverings, firmly pull the two wires from the power switch.

    • Be sure to grip the wires from their attached connectors. Pulling directly on the wires could damage your vacuum.

    • The terminals will only fit one way during reassembly. Only one of the wires is long enough to reach the far terminal of the switch.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Thank you to the awesome student who made this tutorial! It worked perfectly and saved me the MAJOR expense of a professional repair. Great job!

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The comment I listed below is not mine. I copied it from a Mr. Tim Swift who wrote it on 06/28/2015. Had I not have seen his comment, I would have said the exact same thing.

I have only one other thing to say......AWESOME!!

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"Thank you to the awesome student who made this tutorial! It worked perfectly and saved me the MAJOR expense of a professional repair. Great job!"

Robert Williams - Reply

I replaced my power switch. Easy! $15 part!

brdurham - Reply

Thanks from a 70 year old non-mechanical female with no torque wrench. I followed this tutorial a few months ago and found that my switch had simply come undone and I reinserted it but couldn't attach orange thing back cause switch kept slipping loose. I taped it up around switch so I wouldn't get electrocuted when turning on. Has worked fine til now, and I suppose my switch has finally failed, so I'm ordering new one. This Dyson was a refurbished one I got fairly cheap (for a Dyson) 12 years ago! SO, THANKS MUCH!!

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