Dyson & Sebo Vacuum Cleaner Repair & Advice Forums

Dyson Models => Dyson DC01 (and DA 001) => Topic started by: Crossesparks on March 18, 2016, 12:10:02 AM

Title: DC 01 finally gone
Post by: Crossesparks on March 18, 2016, 12:10:02 AM
My DC 01 purchased c1996 has finally gave up the ghost in a cloud of blue smoke and with a nasty growling noise. Manchester Vacs supplied a second hand wand and hose in 2012 and apart from an off/on switch, belts and filters that is all it needed in 20 years of hard use. I took my machine back to Manchester Vacs. Clare kindly offered to see if they could find a second hand motor but after further wise counselling by Clare it was decided that I should consign old faithful to the "breakers yard" and step up to a reconditioned DC 04.  This looks and works like new and I would once again heartily recommend  Manchester Vacs for advice, repair and replacement of Dysons.
Title: Re: DC 01 finally gone
Post by: MVacs on March 18, 2016, 12:29:54 AM
It's great that you took the time to write here your experience in dealing with us over four years. It's really nice when someone makes the effort to do that.  :-*

I'm also glad that Claire advised you well and got you fixed up with a great new machine. We have a few green/grey DC04s on the shop floor at the moment, and I am guessing it is one of those you had. They are a good, reliable and strong machine, and a great step up from a DC01 without spending too much money.
Title: Re: DC 01 finally gone
Post by: RustySkull on March 18, 2016, 07:33:41 PM
Lovely job, another 50 years of service ;)
Title: Re: DC 01 finally gone
Post by: Parwaz7862 on March 18, 2016, 10:53:14 PM
You will love the DC04! It's better than the Dc01 in pretty much every single way I can think of, the main thing being it's performane :thumbsup:
Title: Re: DC 01 finally gone
Post by: Madrat on March 19, 2016, 12:49:55 AM
Bin is much easier to empty and filters are better.
Title: Re: DC 01 finally gone
Post by: beko1987 on March 19, 2016, 10:33:51 AM
RIP DC01, but an 04 is a lovely upgrade from a DC01!

Here's to another 20 years of happy vacuuming! I reckon to see it 20 years, you'll probably need a new motor, brushroll, 20x pre motor filters, maybe a post filter or two when it becomes unwashable, possibly a hose and baseplate maybe?

That's what? 100 tops over 20 years? You show me a modern Dyson that would have those sorts of low running costs!

5 a year! If that
Title: Re: DC 01 finally gone
Post by: Crossesparks on March 19, 2016, 06:38:36 PM
Many thanks everyone for opinions and information! The DC04 is excellent and is pulling up the carpets like the old DC01 used to do! The only thing I miss is the total simplicity of the earlier machine.
Title: Re: DC 01 finally gone
Post by: Parwaz7862 on March 19, 2016, 07:03:07 PM
You'll get used to it :) Trust me

The DC04 is more reliable then the DC01 physically because DC01's suffered from broken soleplates and filters that fall apart when washing, DC04 filters can be throw into the washing machine and the soleplate is much better :) It seals in the suction and lifts the carpet up, so it pulls more dirt out than the DC01
Title: Re: DC 01 finally gone
Post by: Dyson2000 on March 19, 2016, 08:02:04 PM
its really nice to find out a DC01 that's been used for 20 years and cared for, we bought one brand new 22 years ago and still running strong to this day!
Title: Re: DC 01 finally gone
Post by: Parwaz7862 on March 19, 2016, 08:21:55 PM
I was going to say the same thing lol

We bought a brand new Dyson DC01 Standard in 1997 or 1998 and lasted till like 2001, blame me! I used it WAY too much because it was my toy ;D poor thing
Title: Re: DC 01 finally gone
Post by: Dyson2000 on March 19, 2016, 08:28:16 PM
I was going to say the same thing lol

We bought a brand new Dyson DC01 Standard in 1997 or 1998 and lasted till like 2001, blame me! I used it WAY too much because it was my toy ;D poor thing

Haha, Well it would do!, Did you not say you hoovered something like twice a day
Title: Re: DC 01 finally gone
Post by: Parwaz7862 on March 19, 2016, 08:33:45 PM
Oh that's just me ;D My mum vacuums when I'm not home incase we have guests over or if there's a mess and when I get home I do it cos we have more than 5 family members in the house so we need to vacuum loads :)