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Dyson DA-001 - Stripdown and Refurb
« on: November 19, 2014, 11:01:33 PM »
Did this last week. HAve to say the plastics seemed more robust than the DC01!

When I got it, it was a bit meh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0bZcxT-5LI&list=UUv0y2E43HyJMX85p-Wxro0Q

Was a bit better with a new belt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxL3AYO5mxY&list=UUv0y2E43HyJMX85p-Wxro0Q

Started with the wand



Release clip off



Spring out



Wand top is nicely unbroken



The collar on the end of the wand doesnt come off. I wasnt going to try either!

The two tools I found in the shed. Sadly not the original black ones though, but look the part and have a matching logo



Onto the main cleaner now



Nice genuine filter



Filter housing







Cyclone seal off





Wiring cover



Yep, did that





Cord clamps





Someone's been here before...



Cable out of the way



I've never known how to get the switch out of a DC01, wasnt about to try here!



Eva decided she wanted to fix her dyson...



Spine cord out of the top



Side filter housing out (was choked when I bought it, binned it there and then)



Upside down now





The only bit of damage on the soleplate



Not too grubby



Soleplate seal out





Brushroll stripped down



End caps



Brushroll is a bit soft, but in good order and not too worn



Bumper off



Brushroll housing off





The clip that keeps it upright. It never worked very well, a slight bend has helped it alot!

A date stamp



Never seen this style of circlip before





One wheel has a bit of damage though sadly



Motor housing now



Which is held together with phillips screws. Took a few minutes with the t25 before getting a torch to figure that out...







Not black with carbon which is nice to see





Bottom flaps out





Wiring next



Dyson used to make small components too!



Motor out



Sorry for the flash flare



Clean looking armature







All but one screw holding the motor housing onto the airflow duct were torx, one was phillips...





Not too dirty







Little valve so the suction has somewhere to go when the wands in





Getting there









More seals out





Cyclone now





I got excited about these stickers until I remembered the cone came from a DeStijl...



Managed to break one of the release valves too sadly



Split



Everything was then washed, and given a first stage polish with cif, then Farcela Paint Renovator to put some shine back on

And an exploded diagram







Spine cable (which was very difficult as the hole is the same size as the cable, rather than having a bigger hole in the dc01) and seals back on





Noticed this repair on the bottom seal, I elected to leave it alone!





Motor back in



Seals back in the motor housing





Wheels back on



Some wheel caps kindly donated by a Dyson collector! (cheers George!)



Cleaner head back on



Bumper back on



Grabbed the brushroll bits



back in



Baseplate was in very good condition underneath the muck



New pre motor filter





And new post motor filter





Cyclone back together now









Wiring back in



Release valves in, pinched one from my spares destijl, its made of a different type of plastic, different colour too!



Cleaned the plug up too



and refitted the hose and wand



And she's done! Needs a final polish, and the top cyclone handle sticker rubbed off a bit during washing, but I have a plan for that...







https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ckpv7TO-N04&list=UUv0y2E43HyJMX85p-Wxro0Q

Next to a DC14 I'm selling





Been using it a bit since, it does glue itself to the carpet now, performs VERY well. Am very pleased to have added it to the collection!

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Re: Dyson DA-001 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2014, 11:15:11 AM »
Nice job on what is now a quite rare machine.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Dyson DA-001 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2014, 09:04:48 PM »
Thanks! I used it all last week and tbh it has better suction than my DC01 De Stijl, which is nice. I ran the polisher over it last night and tbh it made no difference so I emptied the cyclone, cleaned it up and put it back to the fresh look and it's now sat in the Loft as I needed to make room for other projects!

Did buy something for it yesterday though, will update when that turns up...
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