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Post# 858137   12/24/2015 at 09:07 (637 days old) by Adamthemieleman (York)        

Hi all, I have always wanted a Dyson Contrarotater, just because they're unusual and they're Dyson!

I managed to find one locally, a CR02 Flowcheck, the white one. It is in relatively good shape, needs a clean. The outer door was off, so I reattached it, and it didn't seem to want to lock. A spray of WD40 in the latch worked a treat. The machine runs as smooth as a nut, even rather quiet. However it does make rather a racket when doing its party piece. It's almost like a grating sound, but it doesn't appear to be struggling.

I have found a local engineer on eBay who sells and repairs. I daren't take this apart. Could it be the gearbox that's gone?

I paid 60 for it, so not sure if it's a bargain yet





Post# 858150 , Reply# 1   12/24/2015 at 10:48 (637 days old) by hoovermad (England)        

I'm amazed you managed to find one that still has the contrarotator (did i spell that correctly?) still working!They always were noisy when in this mode.

Post# 858175 , Reply# 2   12/24/2015 at 13:37 (637 days old) by hotpointfan (United Kingdom)        
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There's a whole group of over 300 ex engineers and Dyson owners on Facebook, look under 'Dyson CR01 repairs' they'll tell you everything you need to know.

Post# 858614 , Reply# 3   12/27/2015 at 13:30 (634 days old) by Adamthemieleman (York)        

Thanks all, I found a seller on eBay who repairs and restores them, so I'll do that. I don't want to pull it apart.

I know it makes a whining noise, but the noise is loud, like a scraping sound. Only when it's on contrarotator, it's as sweet as a nut otherwise. The spin is relatively quiet and stable, like our Miele


Post# 858812 , Reply# 4   12/28/2015 at 16:37 (632 days old) by Iheartmaytag (Wichita, Kansas)        

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Why did Dyson get out of the washer business?  Was it the complexity of the design that did it in?  They were really cool looking machines.





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