I’m Allen from Suffolk. I don’t actually own a Dyson but have repaired and serviced hundreds of them from the DA001 to DC07.
Up until 2006 I ran my own business as a vacuum cleaner service engineer of all makes and models. The reason for packing up when I did was to concentrate on and continue building our engraving business, which started off as a sideline when vac repairs were slowing down, but then became more profitable. I have now retired completely.
Some of you may have heard of the vac repair franchise I bought into known as ‘National Vacuum Cleaner Services’ (NVCS). After NVCS was taken over in the early nineties a breakaway group was established called ‘Vac Doctors’ of which I was one. Again some of may be familiar with the name as there are still a handful of branches in existence.
In those day Hoover Juniors, Seniors and Turbos and Electrolux 500 and 600 series were the popular vacs in my workshop. I still have a Lux Z550 I use in the garage along with a 20 odd year old Henry which I fitted with a used Panasonic motor back in the day.