This weekend I was accompanied by two new Dyson DC07's.
Friday 28th - Dyson DC07I Red clutched - Penkridge, Staffordshire. Descripton read: Just stopped working, bought new one. £10
Saturday 29th - Dyson DC07 Origin Yellow Non-Clutch - Burntwood, Staffordshire. Description read: Will be shown working to buyer. £15
After a checkover I had confirmed the DC07I had previously been repaired - the clutch cover showed signs of previous removal and one of the motor housing tabs was missing. With a new 13 Amp fuse in it fired up - well Low grumbling noise accompanied with the fuse blown 3 seconds later. After taking the machine outside I removed the post motor filter which had also recently been replaced with a standard pad and smoke emerged from the motor diffuser. after stripping the machine I also confirmed the clutch needed rebelting - with the clutch belt slipping badly on the brushbar - however the fan belt in good condition and not streched. It had a grey chassis and was badly faded.
After a checkover the DC07 Origin was in overly good condition - ignoring the deep scratches all over the cleaner head the fan belt on that was streched and the motor was in good order - the chassis was the later darker silver one and wasnt faded and the cyclone was the early (1) and fully yellow cyclone - the head was also the early model with the DC07 logo on and the larger Dyson logo. simple head, cyclone, wand and other coloured accessories (except the purple motor housing) was swapped onto the silver chassis and I handed over the machine to my Nan for my uncle to replace his rubbish DC50 explaining that I would need to swap the clutch belt very soon.
I am now In need of a YV-2200 or decent 1600W aftermarket motor for my Origin. I will be keeping my Origin with the faded chasiss, and odd purple bits that I couldn't be bothered to change over such as the wheels and a simple little cable grip...
Overall a good buy for £25 and with a new motor for about £30 or less I should be able to get a couple cheap good machines.
Any motor links or suggestions would be nice please - 1400 or 1600W