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Dyson Models => Dyson DC01 (and DA 001) => Topic started by: beko1987 on August 17, 2015, 09:44:57 AM

Title: DC01 Absolute+ - Repair, Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on August 17, 2015, 09:44:57 AM
A while ago, I spied a nice DC01 Absolute+ on facebook for a tenner. Picked it up after work one day ages ago

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-svqFzInLCwM/VdGUmiMGZyI/AAAAAAAAqKw/deJ7xiIIQig/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-VlweEWHptL4/VdGUjcMVgBI/AAAAAAAAqKo/51QAiHLt8oo/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-q0jMjPbEtFU/VdGUfU4bxgI/AAAAAAAAqKg/kfF3jqavkWQ/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Which had a mint wand!

But a grey cable and the brushroll housing looks REALLY odd with no writing on it

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-qV92IEV3nWc/VdGUdTXiDtI/AAAAAAAAqKY/6hQ22WJxYHg/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Um2C3Fi2218/VdGUcLWI_jI/AAAAAAAAqLc/-wyILzZSpwY/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

All quite nice, and I've started collecting DC01's now by accident. At the very least, it's the best DC01 AB+ I own at this present moment in time!

Until yesterday

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-O6mePkxfeDk/VdGUrjUYBzI/AAAAAAAAqK4/5tTTcHI16Xw/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Where I got this little thing for 10, the bloke mentioning that he doesnt think it works (had 2 of those this weekend, the other one is for another thread though...)

Highlights include:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-BQe9Ly9xLR4/VdGUtxgH3mI/AAAAAAAAqLA/5tB-iX8SutA/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Another mint wand

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Ymxa-r92hPg/VdGUvZ9VinI/AAAAAAAAqLI/SIvMi_zZ2FM/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

With OK Sticker on

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Ymxa-r92hPg/VdGUvZ9VinI/AAAAAAAAqLI/SIvMi_zZ2FM/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Minty cyclone stickers

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-tXL-xg6239E/VdGUyTPXDkI/AAAAAAAAqLQ/tr9VZmpwkcY/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Mint cleanerhead sticker

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6Wj7HoTOM6A/VdGTwxEWdII/AAAAAAAAqJA/pb0O6oR9rWg/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Mint HEPA flap

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-JumMCFmHwiY/VdGTzySwVKI/AAAAAAAAqJI/VDBAt6zjYGA/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Not so mint filter

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-JsJKX97JWC8/VdGT5QF34ZI/AAAAAAAAqL8/rlcTmoPHkbE/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-UBl0EFkv7oY/VdGT-HpUdnI/AAAAAAAAqME/Vl10o1i9MlU/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

AND a mint brushroll housing logo and sticker

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-GelvlF1Npms/VdGUB_1FwTI/AAAAAAAAqJg/aoeg8Ijy9Ag/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Even a mint bumper

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-bthHBrOK3JQ/VdGUGVMUedI/AAAAAAAAqJo/C4Lgt1jbHMc/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

It was even made on the same day as the other one!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_gmRn5RZxLo/VdGUJWxAj1I/AAAAAAAAqJw/Ofdbg0qdC7U/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Even the brushroll and baseplate are good, with the rubber spring present and correct

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-eTxmZfvFhtE/VdGUNzpXuTI/AAAAAAAAqJ4/T86KRfGF23U/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Another bonus is all the tools!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-NZOVQsxtg9g/VdGUWJlHgHI/AAAAAAAAqKA/v-uuna1w5oI/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The crevice tool is a bit triangular, but I have another one of those

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-BgLFmd_Cq-4/VdGUaJX3HMI/AAAAAAAAqKI/xMnu1Q3g6K4/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

So, the plan:

Take minty wand off the logo-less 01, and replace with a faded one I have in the shed. Put minty wand up in the loft for Another Day.
Refurb logo-less 01, and wash the filter.
Sell Logo-less 01 for hopefully 30-35 and test the market for DC01's. This will then pay for the new one with change left over.
Refurb the Logo'd 01
Add it to the collection!

But, and this is a setback, the logo'd one DOES NOT WORK! It didn't have a fuse in it at first, so I fitted a working one and nothing. Have not progressed further yet, but the next port of call is:

Test the cable
Test the switch
Try a known working cable bypassing the switch if either of those are at fault
Look at the motor, but the machine shows no signs of being on fire, doesnt smell, the filter is actually fairly clean considering its probable age, so I'm hoping it will be easy. Once fixed, I'll turn this into a refurb thread as the machine deserves it, it's also NOT FADED!

Either way, I am one step closer to the full DC01 set. Even if it is the motor I do have a spare, so it's not all lost!
Title: Re: DC01 Absolute+ - Repair, Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: Parwaz7862 on August 17, 2015, 10:02:49 AM
That's one of the best DC01's I have seen in ages!
Title: Re: DC01 Absolute+ - Repair, Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on August 17, 2015, 10:06:16 AM
It is unusually clean! Hope there's not a catch somewhere...
Title: Re: DC01 Absolute+ - Repair, Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: Parwaz7862 on August 17, 2015, 10:19:48 AM
There shouldn't be as it's a lovely DC01! ;D
Title: Re: DC01 Absolute+ - Repair, Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: Parwaz7862 on August 17, 2015, 10:23:54 AM
It even has a halo on the top of the wand ;D
Title: Re: DC01 Absolute+ - Repair, Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: Dyson2000 on August 17, 2015, 05:36:14 PM
God you are so lucky. what a score.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: DC01 Absolute+ - Repair, Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on August 18, 2015, 08:39:28 PM
Had a look earlier and had a go at fixage

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-oTSRQLIo4wQ/VdOG6YLVB6I/AAAAAAAAqNA/n2yDVDNvVTo/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

I got the multimeter out and had a go, and nothing. I then had a thought

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4ui73JYGigY/VdOG8_ZjxwI/AAAAAAAAqNI/WEU2yo94byA/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Aha!

Choppy choppy

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-orf1_lbZsIc/VdOHAtYlOiI/AAAAAAAAqNQ/VULA1IYRo6M/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

This seems to happen alot on 01s and 04s (where the doughnut is fitted), and mainly on the purple cables...

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-u3VIstjoqKw/VdOHELKx0jI/AAAAAAAAqNY/MhC8b2Ug6cQ/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Re-trimmed, new crimp, fitty fitty and...

What do we think?
Title: Re: DC01 Absolute+ - Repair, Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on August 18, 2015, 09:02:43 PM
No-one? Fine, no one wins my DC50...


Of course it does! Feck all suction but the filters are ruined and it's filthy everywhere. Grooms well though!

Has gone back in the shed though cos it fecking stinks. Rebuild thread to appear in due course, got a few other machines to get in first! Including another 01 Absolute+... May not do a thread on that though, will stick to this one.
Title: Re: DC01 Absolute+ - Repair, Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: Madrat on August 18, 2015, 09:35:39 PM
I had one the other day like that DC14, when I got it running, the smell was  :sick0012:
Title: Re: DC01 Absolute+ - Repair, Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on August 18, 2015, 09:37:15 PM
Luckily amys out shopping!
Title: Re: DC01 Absolute+ - Repair, Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: Parwaz7862 on August 18, 2015, 10:37:59 PM
 :censored:I love how everything was coloured, even the cable and plug, now the whole machines are grey with a coloured cyclone and pointless highlighting the buttons red?!

PS, the smell, everytime I hadn a DC04 from the carboot sale, ironically green ones, when first switched on they smell of coffee, like a disgusting type, coffee mixed with something ugly, ew :sick0012:
Title: Re: DC01 Absolute+ - Repair, Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: MVacs on August 19, 2015, 12:08:37 AM
I had one the other day like that DC14, when I got it running, the smell was  :sick0012:

We had two in for service this week that stank the place out. They have parrots, dogs and cats. I was ready to send them back as a "no can do" as they absolutely honked. Cyclones clogged up with parrot crap.  :sick0012:

But the guys were like, "You win some, you lose some", and started steam cleaning the cyclones with a Jeyes fluid/TFR mix. Fair play to them, I was ready to pay for a Hermes and charge the customer 0 just to get them out they were so bad. I've never knocked a machine back yet, but these were rank.
Title: Re: DC01 Absolute+ - Repair, Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on August 19, 2015, 08:52:19 AM
The dirty smelly ones always come up the cleanest I find... The dirt protects the plastics...

I'll strip and wash it up when Amys not here, that'll be a good idea... Will sack the release valves off too, they suck much better without them!
Title: Re: DC01 Absolute+ - Repair, Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: Parwaz7862 on August 19, 2015, 10:10:10 AM
I had a dirty DC14 Allergy, uno the silver one with purple buttons, that was so messed up there was some yellow stains, doubt it was p!ss but thought it might of been,but it was hard to wash off, like it was part of the plastic, the silver cyclones were white and the soleplate had enough dirt in to half fill up a Dyson handheld, was ugly and horrible, novelty wore off it, it was that ugly. Got a DC14 blitz it later and loved it, my Aunty has it now, 2 years later it works well
Title: Re: DC01 Absolute+ - Repair, Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on November 14, 2015, 10:54:35 PM
I had this out of the shed on the last day of my paternity leave, and decided it was an 'outside' stripdown

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ERa1WYgdagk/VkDIaNT5riI/AAAAAAAAvMw/UFecuOuGDzY/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Plus I was worried that something would fall over in the shed and break the mint wand

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-FMm1VDNUZDA/VkDIbtHGc1I/AAAAAAAAvM4/G1Lk85p-wrA/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-XdYTIU4JK0I/VkDIdN-xMLI/AAAAAAAAvNA/fRtGGA5rTqg/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-47ESsoMOS4s/VkDIeYmp6JI/AAAAAAAAvNI/8QIEp1JJTus/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Release button released

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-dl80H8Yb1w0/VkDIf1_2j7I/AAAAAAAAvgw/d_TDUdZAQyc/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Tools next

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-h_b7zeRunaQ/VkDIhTgNpRI/AAAAAAAAvNY/8ADQXcCJ3Es/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

I found a less bent crevice tool, and put the odd shaped one in the shed for a rainy day

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-AY9fbgl9VEA/VkDIiTvkSvI/AAAAAAAAvNg/ufmLwhkBDzg/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The upholstery tool has good litter pickers on too

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-uIP1YQ0Ldhc/VkDIj1IyLgI/AAAAAAAAvNo/KcFjjUAeRkU/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Dusting brush was suitably smeggy

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-70z5oEyEH2o/VkDIlFh0z3I/AAAAAAAAvg4/nwztqdTPNgM/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Onto the machine now, cyclone off

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-272zUx_fdCg/VkDIm-uudkI/AAAAAAAAvN4/BDqZrgQHblE/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Filter flap is in good condition

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-et89t5_44ak/VkDIoXsx9PI/AAAAAAAAvOA/x9obMykFZ94/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

but filthy

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-FmODRAD2uNI/VkDIp_5nPtI/AAAAAAAAvhI/lYih1UwuUqw/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Pre filter housing was a little worse for wear, the foam seal coming off in places

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-BUZKjaXk4_0/VkDIrkhkGNI/AAAAAAAAvhQ/g8z-VcnckiE/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Ancient filter removed

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-jdrUeT-z5l4/VkDItDljISI/AAAAAAAAvhY/8RXQT484XwY/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Wiring cover unscrewed

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-9d1j39QlZxE/VkDIumpWvhI/AAAAAAAAvOg/AOYSixxEUIE/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Ooops, caught the neutral wire when fixing the cable the first time it seems

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-fZV_5EgI9do/VkDIv2yGiYI/AAAAAAAAvOo/KW9ExK38ViE/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Neutral apart

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-QxP_firZQ3U/VkDIxdAlaxI/AAAAAAAAvOw/1qobPfritgA/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Wire clamps removed

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-fyxeeIalHA4/VkDIzIFNOgI/AAAAAAAAvO4/vza8amvOSCE/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Switch out

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-aErBUyciyBs/VkDI0R1cnVI/AAAAAAAAvPA/wkdBtTusGYU/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Mains cable off. I had to remove the spade terminal I fitted though to get it through the hole

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-tpYIFER0ABk/VkDI1xIQnPI/AAAAAAAAvPI/qpZJfxHS5bw/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The terminal cover on the chassis wire has to come off to fit through the hole

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Y8wwTp-Pfiw/VkDI3W7IwaI/AAAAAAAAvPQ/1MMXOlJnuZY/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Oy8bGAfhdzE/VkDI4yzQL6I/AAAAAAAAvPY/qc0oRmEpUcc/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Push it through

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-dvamN4PgFBo/VkDI6UpzWVI/AAAAAAAAvPg/zrB4clyzUwI/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

and that is done for now

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-eelPTVZ4XPI/VkDI8MlNO3I/AAAAAAAAvPo/ZOu2UZBoIis/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The cyclone-chassis seal comes out now

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-l9p4J4kLXdw/VkDI955sNfI/AAAAAAAAvPw/Et17hE7ZlHQ/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Time for some underneath action

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-e4SQGNxE3vY/VkDI_YyfUgI/AAAAAAAAvP4/swXTq4Z7Dik/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

2 out of 3 baseplate screws had come out of their retaining washers but amazingly the washers were still present

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-yONPFjd2GWI/VkDJBJBF7sI/AAAAAAAAvQA/eESeF9iRpTA/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The underside was greasy as  :censored: , never seen one as greasy and mucky as this tbh

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-NTzVSxSR3l8/VkDJCn3eh3I/AAAAAAAAvQI/qKRaIhh6_2s/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Baseplate split

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-FdB-NJTt8CE/VkDJEOZadlI/AAAAAAAAvQQ/Kzhn3dnO7fs/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Don't think I've seen one saying 'front' before, although have never looked until now tbh

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_JaxgtFQEnY/VkDJFozo19I/AAAAAAAAvQY/Rq0GiyNq770/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Gopping soleplate seal removed

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-NKgw5_U9VVQ/VkDJHPl2xLI/AAAAAAAAvQg/JksmiZrNlYc/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Brushroll now

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-3h_kT2URh0A/VkDJIgBjaKI/AAAAAAAAvQo/lk_PCzS1KGo/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

split

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-s5a1YYbGmkc/VkDJKHpD_VI/AAAAAAAAvQw/5FYWiURY29A/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-OvBi9G9Zg6I/VkDJL7wU0fI/AAAAAAAAvQ4/52dXSbjvQyU/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Bumper off

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-MFImhEKMhoQ/VkDJNLCWygI/AAAAAAAAvRA/7wgMC3MtsJ4/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

One of the glamour caps removed from a wheel

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-8ZU38e4Yg8U/VkDJOmmDC5I/AAAAAAAAvRI/OlfReOQwyyY/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Circlip underneath removed, wheen ald washer taken off, axle pulled through by the other wheel, a quick tap onto the table to pop the other glamour cap off, wheel and washer on the other side removed and

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Bp1dXPiTFww/VkDJQXInX8I/AAAAAAAAvRQ/UND-WNXm02w/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Brushroll housing popped up on the small pivot side

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-pFlyRvqfmXY/VkDJSPWD-jI/AAAAAAAAvRY/Y5__-H_vtaQ/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

angled to full flop

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Lo-FsoURpFw/VkDJTzwL_oI/AAAAAAAAvRg/D22_1N31L_w/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

and lifted off

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-p1F5gWq_QLs/VkDJVUOZZmI/AAAAAAAAvRo/KBX4CNlnzJk/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Recline spring assembly removed

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-7zlbxEXwW-M/VkDJXFvUZZI/AAAAAAAAvRw/zay4rntsEgw/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

and split

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-wa7V6h9AMRA/VkDJYniOR8I/AAAAAAAAvR4/c70wtsQfdAE/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Brushroll housing floating bracket removed

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-TidgWgexOQg/VkDJaJacGaI/AAAAAAAAvSA/2-bphTsI5f4/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The remains were perched on the edge of the table now

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-hSQikWQ3b1Q/VkDJbpkKAxI/AAAAAAAAvSI/btVpnvMIZns/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

and the lower motor housing unscrewed

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-XurGdDSuMaM/VkDJdv9htzI/AAAAAAAAvSQ/Xp758snl_fI/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Plaster dust...

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ZSjijO5R098/VkDJe5ATGxI/AAAAAAAAvSY/fzTAkr6ySFQ/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Rubber flaps removed

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-vpPgQy9PM60/VkDJgafh7iI/AAAAAAAAvSg/7RIhGLp5dig/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

rubber seals removed

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6P6nPmAV__c/VkDJh8d7bWI/AAAAAAAAvSo/SV2WoOb8W10/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

To get the motor out, we need to look down here

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-CsnICQp2C_w/VkDJjgblp0I/AAAAAAAAvSw/NHgsc5LBtL8/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

unplug the L and N

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-CInt3DBt1kw/VkDJlS6o-4I/AAAAAAAAvS4/nMr9X_3Grtw/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

and remove this screw

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-pyI05LeAGAs/VkDJm5_8QNI/AAAAAAAAvTA/jFUacV8SyuU/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The motor and TOC lift out

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-qR1iWRLrvZQ/VkDJok02iTI/AAAAAAAAvTI/sKsN1Yuesr4/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Motor rubbers and support bracket fall off

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-o2gbZhiGBEw/VkDJqUXmagI/AAAAAAAAvTQ/Dh7__5m_Pew/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The motor fan was very dirty, so I got a big flatblade screwdriver, a hammer and a lawn

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Jk5HrC8WgTg/VkDJszdz92I/AAAAAAAAvTY/gcJejXQUe6o/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

You want to either grow another arm, or hold the screwdriver against the lip of the fan case as so, then pivot the motor back slightly and hit the screwdriver with a hammer. You can see that it cracks the cover off slightly. The lawn absorbs the shock and enables the fan cover to move down into it slightly, if you were on a hard surface you could dent the fan cover

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-jHy-O8HAmBA/VkDJw_f2F3I/AAAAAAAAvhg/qSxqnRLu-BA/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Repeat this a few times in different places and

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-01Ka8IQv9sA/VkDJy24iyqI/AAAAAAAAvTw/e31XfD_CHd4/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The 3 fans come off as so, and are laid out in order of assembly

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-iFaq7jVbn68/VkDJ03FdH4I/AAAAAAAAvT4/yvfjaugtpTI/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

I nearly looked at stripping it down more but the motor is very clean, and I didnt want to move anything out of alignment and buggar it up, so left it be

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-KALqfleuBT4/VkDJ4UTlHzI/AAAAAAAAvUI/ATPC9aCzPm0/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The 2 fans have different notches taken out of the side. The bottom fan has the smaller one, the outer one has the 2 larger ones

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-7vEC4ut-dwM/VkDJ53UOwfI/AAAAAAAAvhw/EOuQwlinsH4/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Back to the machine. Wand seal out

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-538GxykINGo/VkDJ7ZJBdGI/AAAAAAAAvUY/VTkKYq2qdGU/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

6 more screws seperate the top motor cover from the chassis

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-MPK_SI5SxFY/VkDJ839pCwI/AAAAAAAAvUg/ys0S6i1kO10/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-V1-BBAbgDRA/VkDJ-cWyWcI/AAAAAAAAvUo/6ZNqsyWkYFU/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Seals off

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ELNC_FBmOww/VkDJ_5usTPI/AAAAAAAAvUw/wtpY7G3BrQ8/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The chassis is now as naked as it will get (never been able to get the switch cover out, and the big seal is bonded to the plastic)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-JPqWs_HxSq8/VkDKB5DS7aI/AAAAAAAAvU4/QqNvdlbKuU8/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The grease has caught some stones in it. The spinal cord pulls out as well, and the little seal is removed from it

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-KvEgpikqanQ/VkDKDfDjrmI/AAAAAAAAvVA/ZHkGMJNTDGI/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Pivot seal out

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-o4a8n9J3r3Q/VkDKE794vBI/AAAAAAAAvVI/yCcyPIYQb_s/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The main machine is apart!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4tdSX-DazVc/VkDKGiLoufI/AAAAAAAAvVQ/Ix30UgwWhts/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Time for the dirty bit now!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-wR1ph5z1MvY/VkDKIHogTeI/AAAAAAAAvVY/ORsZOewwzdc/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The bottom of the bin was a bit minging

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-S2LYwDP3hf8/VkDKJkWjHgI/AAAAAAAAvVg/oK7vV38-i04/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

the inner part wasnt much better

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-MYfLWgPo7CY/VkDKKxYnkYI/AAAAAAAAvVo/C7g1bNLSKfA/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Seals off

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-em-S72JQRB8/VkDKMXPAM_I/AAAAAAAAvVw/wamlCmTiCYg/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Cyclone top now

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--o0jWuspSj0/VkDKN4act2I/AAAAAAAAvV4/zLUyv9Yysng/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The release valves have to come out first

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_g96lsESnak/VkDKPIy8olI/AAAAAAAAvWA/eh-S-6sp7uM/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

They pull out, but make sure you pull from one side so they flip out

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-FGjVav9hMpw/VkDKQo0iGFI/AAAAAAAAvWI/SINJSyeYGVU/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-YNavaTiyUtw/VkDKSMr305I/AAAAAAAAvWQ/3Y6u97q-CrM/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-oioWMrzN7o4/VkDKUIkXKBI/AAAAAAAAvWY/IqCUk2tGOJI/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

There is a screw at the top

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-w2ezz176ji0/VkDKVhgN89I/AAAAAAAAvWg/jzpxK7r2qKc/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Once removed, hold the top handle very firmly, and bend the cone down until it cracks out of the housing

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-GC4OzKa4R78/VkDKXKzahOI/AAAAAAAAvWo/td6pcjXguJE/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-SJ1DRXpWrbE/VkDKZOZm6BI/AAAAAAAAvWw/cxKR0hxYXNc/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Now normally, I give the top part of the cyclone that is a tight fit in the housing a few hard smacks with a hammer and something blunt, and out it pops. This time however, it popped the release valve housing out...

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-GMouiLGqihY/VkDKbNJFCGI/AAAAAAAAvW4/feqXE_JmbyY/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Never had that before, but have heard Mvacs say they do it as routine, so I'm sure it can be fixed.

Either way, the pesky cyclone top is out

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-YCjgjWD2PtM/VkDKdKaKWLI/AAAAAAAAvXA/P_1Tgj5BeSs/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Bin seal out

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-g0BAnu2xyHk/VkDKevi6RqI/AAAAAAAAvXI/Eyc9a59xRh8/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Cone and shroud seperated

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-wPrc_AzwN_s/VkDKgFm9GYI/AAAAAAAAvXQ/54diaTYgjSM/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

All the screws

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2Zfymhw0ydw/VkDKhy9g0CI/AAAAAAAAvh4/jUCQdpguVgY/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Because it was particularly greasy, I soaked it all (bar the cyclone top to stop the stickers peeling off) and chassis as it's massive in hot water and washing powder for a few hours, which bought it all up very clean indeed and made it much easier to wash!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-hczUtXFehYY/VkDKjXwYBBI/AAAAAAAAvXg/N4s4rhAu6Ng/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Pic taken from inside as I forgot to take a picture

Everything was washed, dried and polished. Then the usual

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-vje_TdcltFQ/VkTNhU8IXGI/AAAAAAAAvgY/evi10JXGxk0/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Cyclone cone and shroud were reassembled

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-NhEiu6_RMf4/VkTNf1I4neI/AAAAAAAAvgQ/NqoSU0b5TvA/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-uW5SY7jNzL4/VkTNejHmYWI/AAAAAAAAvgI/2VnwNQil6go/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

bin seal refitted

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-1RoOBhlaQoI/VkTNdQ7syQI/AAAAAAAAvgA/2Vc8yK7y-ak/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Cyclone top seal refitted

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-nTTO2WaoUjc/VkTNb1cssYI/AAAAAAAAvf4/3OLF1feRlr0/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

and screwed in

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Xqj8n7hJSVc/VkTNapncfKI/AAAAAAAAvfw/8w1Y-iZHuzs/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

I then went into the shed for my tube of sealer to refit the release valve housing, but it had gone hard (funny story about that, I pumped it, nothing. Cleaned out the nozzle, pumped it some more (one of those ones with the built in handle, not a cartridge and gun type job) and nothing. Took the nozzle off, poked it with the wheel axle and pop, sealer shot out everywhere...it would not stop, I hurried outside, getting none on the laminate or my hands, and just put it on the patio, where it carried on shooting out for 5 minutes, still there now but it's dry so I can peel it off, now I need more sealer), so used qbond

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4JrIm9UZ1bo/VkTNYYQ-5II/AAAAAAAAvfg/l_X7TxFJ4XA/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

which did work, but calamity, it ran round the front and started sticking to the rug

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-lrFWixC1ig4/VkTNZmG8fiI/AAAAAAAAvfo/8HrK376NDcc/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

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Luckily, it came off with wire wool and some time, and just needs a hit with the rotary to erase all clues of my issue... cone and shroud fitted

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-1_XJ9S4ckwo/VkTNXLg1NYI/AAAAAAAAvfY/epAvmUIGk1A/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

I cleaned up the relief valves

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-i8rtOE9xHac/VkTNVvgrc4I/AAAAAAAAvfQ/DDRE2r_kuM8/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

and refitted them for now, will tape it all up I think in the future, it improves the suction!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-44JYYmP9WsI/VkTNUQI0nSI/AAAAAAAAvfI/7MGLI4J1zCM/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Lower cone now

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Ijo2JLc_ddE/VkTNTaz1jaI/AAAAAAAAvfA/ntsZIucHbx8/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-IBo4kQWUXxQ/VkTNSTYdedI/AAAAAAAAve4/_dlPD5qMm3M/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Onto the machine

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Bba0SoQGW6w/VkTNREpIJ1I/AAAAAAAAvew/0rajgN5ej5o/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Pivot seal refitted

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ARf_q-9muww/VkTNPv9_K8I/AAAAAAAAveo/BxwJwlgaGHU/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

spinal cord fitted

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-kSAcLIRJ7M8/VkTNONl462I/AAAAAAAAveg/ckmQR39AuW0/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Chassis seals fitted

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6G--kpXDS0A/VkTNMn5nbRI/AAAAAAAAveY/HsHeAJCZlo0/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Spinal cord pushed through and the chassis mated up to the top motor cover

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-yadLKemLq00/VkTNLhJD02I/AAAAAAAAveQ/MVKUEyjreyk/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Wand seal fitted

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-8DHvGLJGdtI/VkTNJ5SukpI/AAAAAAAAveI/cWGhYrtQzJ0/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The motor was put back together after soaking the fans in the box of very hot water with the rest of the machine, then a good rinse

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-poI4ju3d0FI/VkTNJJAfjTI/AAAAAAAAveA/jaMxgZJpWWk/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Seals and holder fitted

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-pNU0nWp658k/VkTNHwDIzXI/AAAAAAAAvd4/8ee4Cw2gq-8/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Motor refitted, wires screwed down, plugged in and routed

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-B1Jtdnk2R2s/VkTNGtcJ1lI/AAAAAAAAvdw/GJKv9DMg7mk/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Seals fitted to the lower motor cover

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-KHOPfOcMsCI/VkTNFJ_IgvI/AAAAAAAAvdo/F_9hS6tBhzQ/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

flaps fitted

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-NzMB6eOTJos/VkTNDzs3A8I/AAAAAAAAvdg/VdRSkC-2z5g/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Motor re-enclosed

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-CRq3sSa_lac/VkTNCpVb7oI/AAAAAAAAvdY/9Z5EBXf7TkY/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

locking assembly reassembled and fitted

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-JkR8Z0vQQvE/VkTNBcDkY8I/AAAAAAAAvdQ/huF5fDagu6I/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Brushroll housing fitted

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-HfO_8_i06uE/VkTNAEaL4zI/AAAAAAAAvdI/LZGpQR98TBU/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Wheels fitted

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-L8EJoLEeaFI/VkTM_HCCzzI/AAAAAAAAvdA/4rFVeEZwyi4/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Bumper fitted. I peeled off the non sticky tape, need to get a roll of double sided tape at some point for this and the other DC01s, but it holds ok

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-C1e9zXrMdlM/VkTM9lukRSI/AAAAAAAAvc4/0a4IWql7v_c/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Brushroll and a new belt fitted

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-n1PgMWNYFzY/VkTM8Ankf3I/AAAAAAAAvcw/3vqH_CBSE0Q/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Baseplate seal fitted

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-YEx4Ckuy3jk/VkTM6sETcPI/AAAAAAAAvco/6H3iTbO8wzw/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Baseplate fitted

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-OR3I9rSGRC4/VkTM5FaiMaI/AAAAAAAAvcg/TrVQ6X-_DsE/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The top seal, switch and cable was fitted and covered up

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-zPBGviHqfWc/VkTM3_HTjxI/AAAAAAAAvcY/IoYIr6YizFg/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

I was given a new, genuine HEPA filter which I have been saving for this, so fitted that

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6kxpb1nLD5w/VkTM2_KMwLI/AAAAAAAAvcQ/AeZDXqsyZ3s/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-gIyFA2xUb8Q/VkTM1uFvu0I/AAAAAAAAvcI/D6IJinKHK-I/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

filter flap fitted

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-CKNBUhsAYMc/VkTM0XasUeI/AAAAAAAAvcA/3eAYQCFb6l4/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

I dug out a much better pre filter housing

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Q97nLKHExBk/VkTMy8TC_KI/AAAAAAAAvb4/J_2gttb56aw/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

with tidier seals and a new filter fitted

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_82hrOFbe8Q/VkTMxsb6EPI/AAAAAAAAvbw/XWAv2Dj91ew/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-MkIhbJ3NhHU/VkTMwYCiUMI/AAAAAAAAvbo/nGV7rrObmvI/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-vBAcL9LXZYM/VkTMvIK3DvI/AAAAAAAAvbg/QDIUJ_8mUTo/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

I got the hose out of the airing cupboard where it has been for months, and fitted that and the wand, and wound the cord up. Then I noticed the plug is missing the fuse holder, must get one of those some day

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4oyUzwLjy-s/VkTMtmfr1II/AAAAAAAAvbY/92tNgu_QLFc/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Done!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ofHm9K5s5ME/VkTMsf_i0iI/AAAAAAAAvbQ/ufYsdtHQrQ0/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The next day after work I ran it over the mat by the door and the big rug, and pulled a surprising amount of crap out, and confirmed that the release valve housing is nicely sealed up

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-zR7x6XMXH9E/VkTMrKvV1mI/AAAAAAAAvbM/wm09MDszZpU/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

I still need to polish it up and wax it, but have been using it for the past few days, so will use it a bit more, clean it back up again and post some proper afters!

Only 2 more DC01's to get now!
Title: Re: DC01 Absolute+ - Repair, Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: absolutepurplelime on December 04, 2015, 09:31:35 PM
My first ever dyson i used beko. Aunty got one in the 90s and she actually inherited a dc01 standard with ydk motor and she gave me her absolute. I loved it but the motor blew and i was only young so it went to the tip. Will get another to sit happily with my de stijl dc01!!!! :)
Title: Re: DC01 Absolute+ - Repair, Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: Parwaz7862 on December 04, 2015, 11:47:34 PM
Wow it's actually quite rare for a DC01 to blow up, especially if it's the Ametek one!
Title: Re: DC01 Absolute+ - Repair, Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: absolutepurplelime on December 06, 2015, 12:15:14 PM
It was an amtek parwaz, the fan came off the spindle and it overheated the motor. Them little hepa filters seem to get the motor very hot aswell.
Title: Re: DC01 Absolute+ - Repair, Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: Parwaz7862 on December 06, 2015, 06:13:31 PM
I agree about the heat, my de stijl did that aswell and I see what you mean, its a shame
Title: Re: DC01 Absolute+ - Repair, Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: Parwaz7862 on December 06, 2015, 06:14:08 PM
I agree about the heat, my de stijl did that aswell and I see what you mean, its a shame
Title: Re: DC01 Absolute+ - Repair, Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on December 07, 2015, 02:41:33 PM
TBH I remove the HEPA filter when in use, it restricts the airflow by a surprising amount!
Title: Re: DC01 Absolute+ - Repair, Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: rabidmiffy on October 07, 2017, 09:35:07 PM
thanks for these invaluable guides - took my first DC01 apart today  - without breaking anything (that's a first!)
Now got to put it all back together again without having anything left over LOL
Title: Re: DC01 Absolute+ - Repair, Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on October 07, 2017, 11:06:42 PM
Fantastic! You'll be fine, and hopefully will notice the difference after! Let us know how it goes!
Title: Re: DC01 Absolute+ - Repair, Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: Dysonboy on October 09, 2017, 12:56:30 AM
Fantastic! You'll be fine, and hopefully will notice the difference after! Let us know how it goes!
Found out today a mate who goes to my school is selling a DC01 De Stijl - may be getting it hopefully!

And I thought I was the only Dyson Collector and Restorer at my school.. Learn something new everyday - and im rather happy to know that someone who I possibly see everyday (Havent spoke yet, but hoping too tomoz - monday) also restores dysons. Can't wait to find which one of the many kids he is and speak to him lol!  :))