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1995 Dyson DC01 Dual Cyclonic Vacuum Cleaner
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Post# 375304   7/13/2017 at 19:18 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Last Week I won an auction for an Early Dyson DC01 on eBay...They are not hard to find currently, but they are getting rarer now, since Dyson stopped producing spare parts for this model in 2011! The DC01's are a bugger to find in really good condition, luckily, this one is in great shape.

When I received it, towards the end of last week, I was very pleased with the condition of it...There was no sun damage, (which is a common occurrence with early Dyson's) no broken plastic and it was generally pretty clean...However, the full "Alex treatment" was still in order!

Here are some photos of the machine before I began the restoration, it is a nice early example, this can be manifested by it having the original Dyson logo and the fixed sole plate, unlike the later DC01 models that had the current Dyson logo and a sole plate which pivoted with a cradle design.





Post# 375305 , Reply# 1   7/13/2017 at 19:19 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Post# 375306 , Reply# 2   7/13/2017 at 19:20 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Post# 375307 , Reply# 3   7/13/2017 at 19:21 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
Tare down has begun!

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Post# 375308 , Reply# 4   7/13/2017 at 19:23 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Surprisingly, the motor looked very clean and actually sounds very healthy, which is great.


Post# 375309 , Reply# 5   7/13/2017 at 19:25 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Some sort of specimen which decided to lodge its self in the air path somehow!


Post# 375310 , Reply# 6   7/13/2017 at 19:26 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
Ready for a bath!

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Post# 375311 , Reply# 7   7/13/2017 at 19:28 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
This is the tedious part...

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However, it is rather satisfying to watch the water get dirtier as you clean each part.


Post# 375312 , Reply# 8   7/13/2017 at 19:29 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
Drying...

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Post# 375313 , Reply# 9   7/13/2017 at 19:30 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
A closer look at the cyclone assembly (1)

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Post# 375314 , Reply# 10   7/13/2017 at 19:32 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
A closer look at the cyclone assembly (2)

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Post# 375315 , Reply# 11   7/13/2017 at 19:32 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
A closer look at the cyclone assembly (3)

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Post# 375316 , Reply# 12   7/13/2017 at 19:35 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
Finally...

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After a few days of stripping, cleaning, servicing and buffing! Here is the finished cleaner...I think it restored very nicely, I love it! :D


Post# 375317 , Reply# 13   7/13/2017 at 19:36 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
Dyson's slogan at the time...

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Post# 375318 , Reply# 14   7/13/2017 at 19:37 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
Sales Sticker (1)

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Post# 375319 , Reply# 15   7/13/2017 at 19:38 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
Sales Sticker (2)

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Post# 375320 , Reply# 16   7/13/2017 at 19:39 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
The Bins used to hold so much more back in the day!

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Post# 375321 , Reply# 17   7/13/2017 at 19:40 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
Shiny!

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Post# 375322 , Reply# 18   7/13/2017 at 19:41 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
Bit of a glamour shot!

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Post# 375323 , Reply# 19   7/13/2017 at 19:43 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
How to empty the bin and showing the pre and post filters...

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Post# 375324 , Reply# 20   7/13/2017 at 19:44 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
Back...

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Post# 375325 , Reply# 21   7/13/2017 at 19:45 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
Original plug! :D

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Post# 375326 , Reply# 22   7/13/2017 at 19:47 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
Rating Sticker,,,Made in the UK!

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Also, note the glittering metallic finish, that is the same throughout all the grey components...Very 90s!


Post# 375327 , Reply# 23   7/13/2017 at 19:49 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Post# 375328 , Reply# 24   7/13/2017 at 19:50 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Post# 375330 , Reply# 25   7/13/2017 at 19:55 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
Here is the base...

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As you can see, the brushroll isn't designed all that great! It does a pretty good job though.

These early DC01's with the fixed sole plate perform pretty well, as they have better suction at the cleaning head and actually stick to the carpet, unlike the later DC01's with the cradle type sole plate that pivoted, it leaked a lot of suction on those type, I don't know why they changed it, this style works much better!


Post# 375331 , Reply# 26   7/13/2017 at 20:00 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
Last but not least, the tools...

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The small tools can be used on the end of the wand, or, you can take the wand off and use them directly on the rubberised end of the hose, however, to do that, you first need to put the little adapter on, to enable the small tools to fit. The small tools are pretty well designed and do a good job. :)


Post# 375332 , Reply# 27   7/13/2017 at 20:04 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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After restoring it, here is the bin after a test run, you can see the Dual Cyclone Technology is actually really efficient and work really well.

You can see. the large debris, is collected in the first cyclone...


Post# 375333 , Reply# 28   7/13/2017 at 20:09 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
And...

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The Very Fine particles are captured in the second (inner) cyclone, then the clean air exists the top of the cyclone and out of the machine, passing though the pre and post motor filters on its journey...Very simple and works perfectly!


Post# 375348 , Reply# 29   7/14/2017 at 06:10 by Mike811 (Finland)        
Impressed

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Fantastic work restoring it! It truly look like brand new now.
I wish more bagless vacuums would use proper dual cyclonic system. Not too complicated and MUCH better than the single cyclonic system. All that fine dust in the center would be in the pre motor filter with the single cyclone system.
Not necessary to have complex multi cyclonic system.
DC01 is definitely very collectible vacuum. Much better (my opinion) than the new Dysons. New Dysons might clean better, but I don't like that flimsy plastic.


Post# 375439 , Reply# 30   7/16/2017 at 02:11 by fooseofhoove (Minnesota)        
Love It!!

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Have to say that you did an AMAZING! job restoring your Dyson! I have a few of those early Dysons and just love them. Your machine looks like brand new!

Post# 375441 , Reply# 31   7/16/2017 at 03:45 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Thanks so much guys. 😊


Post# 375443 , Reply# 32   7/16/2017 at 08:01 by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Nice find, great restore!

Post# 375446 , Reply# 33   7/16/2017 at 11:54 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Thanks Suckolux, I love it! :D


Post# 375569 , Reply# 34   7/19/2017 at 13:11 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Post# 375610 , Reply# 35   7/20/2017 at 07:05 by KylesDyson (Staffordshire, England)        

My dc01 was in pretty good condition when I got it. my basic refurb later and its pretty good, your da001 is like brand new - If/when I get a da001 I will do my prime refurb - where I take it to top level


Post# 375611 , Reply# 36   7/20/2017 at 07:10 by vacerator (Macomb Michigan)        
I like it Alex!

it's the same colors as the Dyson Air Blade hand dryers.
It's nice when all they need is a good cleaning.





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