Dyson spare parts, in recent weeks have started to drastically increase in price.
Some parts have gone up over 100%.
Is this Dyson trying to throttle users of their older appliances to cough up more cash or is it something more easily explained like the dollar to pound exchange rate that has come under fire in recent months putting parts prices in pound sterling up (as parts are manufactured in dollars still, despite the aim in south east asia to de-dollarise)? We dont know.
Dyson clutches as fitted to DC03, DC04, DC07, DC14, DC27 and DC33 are victims of the price increase.
This won’t be seen on the retail channels yet as suppliers will be sitting on stock bought at old prices, but genuine Dyson spare parts prices are set to go up across the board.
This makes the prospect of stripping and rebuilding Dyson clutches now quite appealing to the DIY repairer and those in the trade.
There isn’t very much that goes wrong with Dyson clutches. The belts stretch and snap over time and/or the white nylon clutch wheel cog melts like this.
Until now that is.
Yes, the after-market has come to the rescue again!
Just to put this cog wheel in context, here is where they and the belts go.
You can find Dyson clutch strip down and rebuild topics >>here<< and>>here<<. It isn’t really an amateur job, but for the experienced repairer it isn’t so painful either. Especially once you have done a few over time.
You can buy the wheel (and little circlip that tends to ping off) on its own >>here<<.
So the increase in genuine Dyson spares prices – on clutches at least – may not be so bad after all. At least not if you have some tech smarts.