I picked this up the other week from Freecycle. It went straight in the shed, and stayed there for a few weeks, the first pictures I took of it to show Parwaz being from the shed
I had a day on my own today, so spent the morning fettling my car in various ways, then got it out of the shed (should have really tidied the shed up tbh but meh, another day)
It's slightly faded but otherwise very clean. Tiny bit of damage to the top of the wand, but that should glue up
The later phone number (My DC01 Standard in the loft has the earlier 011 number)
The filter flap is not broken
The filters were pretty dirty
So I got some new ones out
I then had a look at the brushroll
Noticed that one of the wheel guards was broken
Found a clog
Took the brushroll out
and the end caps off
and got cutting
The brushroll is very worn though, and so, so soft!
Fitted a new belt
and fitted the baseplate I bought from Mvacs that came this morning
Because the one on it was incomplete and cracked
The mvacs one much better
The cable needs a tidy up too
The hose is also torn. This WAS mentioned on the freecycle ad at least!
Luckily I have a good one under Eva's bed upstairs
I then made it clean up its own mess
which it did very well, despite the very soft brushroll. Suction is good too, and the motor sounds brilliant.
After this, I used it to empty out the bag in the Miele (we all had our hair cut last weekend at home, and it filled the 2 week old bag up in the Miele, and it felt like a waste so I sucked the hair back out. I would have used the DC39 but I didnt pick it up until after the haircut... (found it whilst Amy was having hers done)
It did rather well
I'm torn now though, I was going to keep it, since it is a late one, and I have an early one. But the missing wheel trim and fading put me off a bit, and Amys cousin and his bird need a better vacuum, this refurbed would be good for their 1 bed flat, better than the asda value bagless vac they have now...
Still, I'll refurbish it in time, it's too good to die! The cyclone stickers are mint.