They are readily available on the after-market (although, avoid eBay cheapo Chinese-made ones that last a fortnight). You can get a proper one (that lasts much longer than a fortnight) from here If you still need more Dyson DC05 service and repair information, check out. It was also one of the first Dyson vacuum cleaners to be included in the Dyson "education boxes" that were sent to schools. The education boxes contained a Dyson DC05 that could be taken apart by the kids. The Motorhead was particularly popular in Australia. Despite the DC05 being a rather elderly vacuum cleaner in the UK today, untold thousands still exist. They were a quite capable machine and remain so now. And here it is removed. Now remove the lid carefully with a screwdriver by gently prising the lugs either side outwards. Remove the lid This is the stage where the wheels on certain models will pull off. DO NOT attempt to wash a HEPA filter - it won't work and may damage your new motor. Remove the rubber bumper. This elbow where the hose joins needs to be pulled off. Check out this forum topic: Dyson DC05 SDS1204SD Panasonic Motor. A weak point ricoh fax parts manual on this Dyson DC05 vacuum cleaner is where the plastic handle connects to the telescopic wand. The handle is a "banana" shape. Its not possible they are completely different! the so-called Dyson engineers will howl. Yeah well, it is totally possible. And we are going to point you to the place that shows you how to do it.