This article first appeared at Dyson Medic.
If you have a grey and lime green Dyson DC04 (called a “silver lime”), it was originally fitted with what is known as an Ametek motor.
Most other Dyson DC04 vacuum cleaners were fitted with what was known as the “YDK” motor.
While broadly similar, the two motors are different. And the problem for Silver Lime DC04 owners is that Ametek motors have been unavailable new for some time. And nobody makes them after-market any more.
This is a DC04 Silver Lime.
And this is the Ametek motor that is usually fitted.
Yes, that’s the one you can no longer buy new.
However, if you want to replace the motor in this DC04 variant, it can be done.
In order to retrofit the more popular YDK type motor, you need this adaptor kit.
Which is used with a YDK motor.
This adaptor kit when used with a YDK type motor allows you to replace the motor on your Silver Lime DC04.
So where to buy?
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