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Dyson Models => Dyson DC01 (and DA 001) => Topic started by: absolutepurplelime on December 20, 2014, 02:03:06 PM

Title: Dyson dc01 silver yellow
Post by: absolutepurplelime on December 20, 2014, 02:03:06 PM
Hi guys, merry Christmas to you all near and far. As Some of you might know I sold my dc01 (Edwin) earlier this year. I did this as I didn't really have a lot of space and the collection was getting out of control. Anyway space isn't an issue now so I set out to replace Edwin. Picked this dc01 up last night for a tenner off eBay. It didn't turn on so I rewired it and fired up, also it is the ydk motor which I actually prefer. It has the cyclone sticker still which is undamaged so I will leave that on as I removed it off my previous one because it was torn. The only thing is the plastic is slightly more discoloured than the other dc01 silver yellow I had. But it has the better motor in my opinion and the plastic is less scratched. [attachimg=2]
Title: Re: Dyson dc01 silver yellow
Post by: MVacs on December 20, 2014, 02:42:09 PM
Very tidy looking.

I am not sure I agree with the YDK being a better motor though.
Title: Re: Dyson dc01 silver yellow
Post by: Parwaz7862 on December 20, 2014, 02:44:41 PM
Nice! I think the Ametek motor is quieter, but the YDK one is more powerful :) it spins at a faster RPM I believe. I prefer YDK, but still like Ametek for quietness
Title: Re: Dyson dc01 silver yellow
Post by: absolutepurplelime on December 20, 2014, 03:14:23 PM
When the amtek runs it does have a more quality sound. The ydk's do screw but the suction does seem to be a hell of a lot better than the amtek and it seems slightly more aggressive on the carpet. Maybe from it turning  faster parwaz.
Title: Re: Dyson dc01 silver yellow
Post by: Madrat on December 20, 2014, 09:22:49 PM
Good looking machine, Amtek dose sound better.  Not really noticed any difference in performance, got me wondering now.
Title: Re: Dyson dc01 silver yellow
Post by: DC01020304vacs on December 21, 2014, 12:42:34 AM
 :thumbsup: that is one sweet DC01. It looks near new condition. Looking at your DC07 Clic I must get a new bin for mine it makes such a difference. I spotted an Auto glym kit with some bottles out what do you recommend for pollishing??

Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Dyson dc01 silver yellow
Post by: absolutepurplelime on December 21, 2014, 07:30:25 PM
Hello mate, that clic bin was battered I actually cleaned it up with autoglym superesin Polish. I have been doing some tests and I have discovered that metal Polish is absolutly brilliant for removing them really ground in skirting board marks. And it doesn't damage the plastic either. My dc04 de Stijl had a cracked cleaner when I got it, I will show you the repair I did on it below.
Title: Re: Dyson dc01 silver yellow
Post by: Madrat on December 21, 2014, 09:20:26 PM
 :o

What kind of metal polish did you use?