First thread so go easy
Won't do a complete tear down on this, will leave that to the resident pros!
I have (like I'd imagine most of us here do) an odd penchant for repairing things and at the moment Dysons are the flavour of the month, which is good as they are dirt cheap!
Have rebuilt a lot of DC07's but have not had a DC01 before so set out to get one local, managed to get a "Absolute" bargain (see what I did there?) for £3.20. Sweet!
Don't think the eBay seller was so hot on me winning the Dyson for so cheap, told me to collect it off the drive and not bother coming to the house
These older machines will never be worth much but I find them worth the cost and bit of work just for the satisfaction of fixing them again.
Anyway here is how she was in the listing
Not a looker and sadly will never be showroom again but hey ho.
Now at some stage before this DC01 was put away some clever soul thought it would be a great idea to vacuum their garden. No joke the thing was solid with soil and some weird flusff/stuffing
So I started working my way through it and it was quite interesting to see how convoluted the suction path is in the head without the simple flex tube that the DC07 has, lots of places for muck to build up.
The one thing I did notice however was that the motor housing was really clean and the Ametek motor was in great nick, the armature looked great. Guess the prefilter in these does its job better than I'd expect.
So fast forward lots of scrubbing and getting
looks from the Mrs messing with a 20 year old hoover on my day off..
With a DC03 I paid over the odds for which too will never be showroom but works as good as new :)
Already on with the next wreck