You can get a reconditioned one here: Reconditioned Dyson DC01 and you can get parts from us here: DC01 Spare Parts.
I thought I'd update this after four years. We no longer routinely sell reconditioned DC01 machines. But if you really, really, really
want one, we might be able to get you one if you >>contact us<<
. Or sometimes, the good people, collectors and enthusiasts on the forum here have nice ones to sell if you make a fresh topic and ask for one.
The reason for the topic update after four years was because of this topic
and our recent update to the room title to include the lesser known DA 001 Dyson.
Wikipedia distinguishes the DC01/DA 001 thus:
The first vacuum cleaner sold under the Dyson name was the DA001, launched in 1993. It was a domestic upright model that used the patented "Dual Cyclone" technology and was made in Chippenham, England. After a short period, it was renamed the DC01 and production later moved to Malmesbury, at the company's new factory/research centre.
The DA001/DC01 had a single motor which provided the suction and also drove the brushroll directly via a single rubber toothless belt with no form of "brush control" (where the user can turn off the brushroll for use on hard floors), so was mainly designed to use on carpeted floors. It stored its hose on the back of the housing as part of the handle wand, and removing the handle wand enabled this stretch hose to be used. This was the only Dyson upright not to use washable pre-motor filters; these had to be purchased and replaced every 3 months. It also had a choice of post motor filtration – standard or HEPA (High Efficiency Particle Arrest) according to the model purchased.
For ease of parts identification, we have a sticky topic on the subject of fixed and swivelling soleplates: Dyson DC01 Variants: Fixed and Swivelling Sole Plates -- The Differences
The fixed soleplate looks like this:
And is not generally available new any more. Used ones are equally scarce in good order.
The DA 001 is also easily identified by two other features, the "DYSON" typeface on the cyclone:
And the same typeface and "DA 001" model code on the ID plate:*Credit to Beko1987 here for the photos*
There are other slight differences between standard DC01's and the early DA 001 machines (and I am working from memory here so someone correct me if I am inaccurate or make additions as necessary)
- All are yellow and grey (no grey/blue or yellow/purple/red De Stijl made yet)
- The cleaner head and front bumper differs a little in design - one doesn't easily fit the other
- Original back hoses were about an inch shorter (but after-market ones fit either)
- Wands had a white plastic collar on the end of the aluminium tube and were a tad longer on the tube (hence the shorter hose)
The DA001 and DC01 are essentially the same machine, the DC01 is basically a facelift of the DA 001. Most parts are interchangeable, most new after-market parts fit both variants (but after-market bumpers do not fot DA 001's), but if sourcing original used soleplates, cleaner heads, bottom motor housings, hoses or a wand, better to ask the question here to see if what you intend to buy will fit, or take pot luck. Because chances are the seller (unless a Dyson guru like some folk here) won't have a clue and you will be left wondering why the £5 used hose from eBay wont fit your