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My new Dyson DC01!!!
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Post# 218420   2/10/2013 at 06:21 (2,052 days old) by Parwaz786 ( )        

I am so happy I bought this!!! I'm going to collect it today, only 5 mins from me, I cant wait! I have a feeling YDK too! the red cyclone sticker is soo immaculate!!! :D

PS, there are 2 links, they both contain different pics of the Dyson, I am going to clean it up so much and make it shiny! :D

Post# 218423 , Reply# 1   2/10/2013 at 06:59 (2,052 days old) by dysondestijl (east midlands, UK)        

Wow I can't wait to see it! Please post pics when u get it!

Post# 218426 , Reply# 2   2/10/2013 at 07:11 (2,052 days old) by madabouthoovers ()        

I thought the DC01 used an Ametek motor?
Sounds like its got something jammed in the brushroll, hence the burning smell he talks about - probably the belt slipping and burning the rubber.
Its a nice clean DC01, and so far this model has eluded me - never a decent one comes up near me, and I want a fairly good example for my early Dyson collection. The ridiculously high price of petrol makes long distance collections out of the question for me now. I've got all the uprights from DC03 to DC15, so only need the DC01. There are a couple of DC01 DeSijls on Ebay at the moment too, but again, they are too far to collect, and postage is too high. Will just have to lie in wait for a local one to come up.

Post# 218427 , Reply# 3   2/10/2013 at 07:14 (2,052 days old) by madabouthoovers ()        

Thought I'd post the pic of your vac to save folks cutting and pasting the address:

CLICK HERE TO GO TO madabouthoovers's LINK on eBay

Post# 218428 , Reply# 4   2/10/2013 at 07:34 (2,052 days old) by dysondestijl (east midlands, UK)        

Oh madabouthoovers dc01s are pretty common so you should find one. Look out for people throwing them away- I've seen loads of them!

Post# 218434 , Reply# 5   2/10/2013 at 08:19 (2,052 days old) by jakesvacs ()        

Hi Steve,
The early DC01's used Ametek motors and later ones had YDK motors. The later ones also tend to have better suction but are louder, as the Ametek motors are older now they nearly sound about the same!

Post# 218450 , Reply# 6   2/10/2013 at 10:02 (2,052 days old) by dysondestijl (east midlands, UK)        

Jake my 1995 dyson dc01 has a YDK motor!!

Post# 218452 , Reply# 7   2/10/2013 at 10:29 (2,052 days old) by jakesvacs ()        

Well for me its a general pattern, I do know that the late dc01s all used ydk.
Those ametek motors are much more reliable too but when their bearings go they sound just as loud as the YDK motors.

Post# 218469 , Reply# 8   2/10/2013 at 13:29 (2,052 days old) by dysondestijl (east midlands, UK)        

Is that why my Ametek dc01 DAS is louder than my YDK dc01?

Post# 218479 , Reply# 9   2/10/2013 at 14:30 (2,052 days old) by Parwaz786 ( )        

Yep, that could be the case sometimes, my very first Ametek DC01 was so quiet, I cn have a conversation over it by even talking quietly! :P but my Destijl and other yellow dc01 standard had loud ameteks

Post# 218480 , Reply# 10   2/10/2013 at 14:32 (2,052 days old) by Parwaz786 ( )        

PS, Thanks Steve, and You would like both Ametek and YDK DC01's :) the Ametek is quieter but YDK is higher pitched like a DC04 kind of and has better suction, and grooms better at a faster speed. I saw a DC01 Destijl today on eBay located in Manchester for 20

Post# 218484 , Reply# 11   2/10/2013 at 14:42 (2,052 days old) by Parwaz786 ( )        

Sorry for the frequent replies, but this is the final one now, I promise :)
It is a YDK DC01.
I took it home and opened the soleplate, the problem was that here was a lot of pet hair that stopped the belt, it had a massive dust ball, maybe about 1/4 of a bin full stuck in the belt place!!! the belt didnt break im suprised, just was badly stretched out, i put a new one in and the brushbar went VROOM! it groomed so amazingly, I didnt expect that, I shall do the same, put a new belt in the destijl dc01, but this brushbar my standard one has is black with white stiff bristles. PS, I can always hear my neighbour's DC33 grooming from next door :P (live in a terraced housed area)
The Dyson DC01 is a recommended vacuum by me! its better than a DC03 I tell you!

Post# 218678 , Reply# 12   2/11/2013 at 12:16 (2,051 days old) by dysondestijl (east midlands, UK)        

Yeah parwaz I have to suffer with 3 DC01's...

Only joking they are a nice vacuum to have in a collection. Not very powerful or good at much though, but I personally think they will stay in my collection forever!

Post# 218680 , Reply# 13   2/11/2013 at 12:17 (2,051 days old) by dysondestijl (east midlands, UK)        

Ps did the brush look like this:

Post# 218726 , Reply# 14   2/11/2013 at 16:13 (2,051 days old) by Parwaz786 ( )        

Yes :D exactly the same brushbar :) but different soleplate, its the one with the floating cradle bit that has a common fault of breaking :/

Post# 218859 , Reply# 15   2/12/2013 at 11:03 (2,050 days old) by dysondestijl (east midlands, UK)        

Yes both my swivel sole plates are broken! But this one isnt

Post# 219173 , Reply# 16   2/14/2013 at 21:39 (2,048 days old) by ryansellman ()        

This model is a legend. It has a lot of features in common with the Fantom Thunder. Did you know that James Dyson invented the first Fantom vacuum?

Post# 219174 , Reply# 17   2/14/2013 at 21:44 (2,048 days old) by ryansellman ()        

This model is a legend. It has a lot of features in common with the Fantom Thunder. Did you know that James Dyson invented the first Fantom vacuum?

Post# 219245 , Reply# 18   2/15/2013 at 12:13 (2,047 days old) by dysondestijl (east midlands, UK)        

Yes and fantom brought the patents off him. Fantom still went bankrupt in 2001 though!

Post# 219376 , Reply# 19   2/16/2013 at 15:53 (2,046 days old) by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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I really think this and the DC02 are really neat vacuums, for what they mean in the history of vacuums. If I was in the UK, this would definitely be a vacuum I'd want for a collection. Especially the very early models.

Post# 220093 , Reply# 20   2/21/2013 at 10:28 (2,041 days old) by qualtex01 ()        

Qualtex still carry a huge range of pattern spares for both the DC01 and the DC02 machines,most of which Dyson no longer manufacturer.
Some of the spares are only available through qualtex.

Contact our call centre for more information or to open a trade account if you are in the business.
01795 596750


Post# 229436 , Reply# 21   4/21/2013 at 14:07 (1,982 days old) by larz ()        
My DC01

I recently aquired a DC01 needing a motor, managed to source a second hand, it's YDK, and have since put it up for sale (fully re-conditioned for 35) it's really good condition too, but no interest! So might decide to keep it myself. I didn't plan to have a collection as such just fix and repair, but I already kept myself a tidy 01 de stijl. Either way nice model you have aquired.

Here is a picture of mine. And a picture of a mint 04 & 07 currently for sale

Post# 229437 , Reply# 22   4/21/2013 at 14:08 (1,982 days old) by larz ()        


Post# 229441 , Reply# 23   4/21/2013 at 14:20 (1,982 days old) by dysondestijl (east midlands, UK)        

Wow you got some great vacs there, you should keep the DC01:) I have 5 DC01's!
1x DC01 standard
1x DC01 Antarctica solo
1x DC01 blue
2x DC01 de-Stijl

Post# 229450 , Reply# 24   4/21/2013 at 14:57 (1,982 days old) by larz ()        

Currently in my house I have

DC01 x2 - both original (one might be kept)
DC01 - De Stijl (not for sale)
DC04 - clutch (grey yellow x2) 1 is discoloured
DC07 - non clutch orig x2 grey yellow
DC07 - clutch purple/green hepa allergy
DC14 - allery clutch
DC25 - Ball Animal
DC25 - Ball Overdrive

All the rest for sale, find me on Facebook under dyson repairs north devon too!

I overhaul to very high standard, OCD kicks in!

Post# 229452 , Reply# 25   4/21/2013 at 15:12 (1,982 days old) by dysondestijl (east midlands, UK)        

I can tell, those dysons are very high standard!

Post# 229456 , Reply# 26   4/21/2013 at 15:46 (1,982 days old) by parwaz786 ( )        

WOW Loving the collection and pics! and you have similar / same Dysons as me! such as the DC01s, DC07, We have a green DC04, DC14 yep, purple and silver allergy
DC25 Animal :D

Post# 388030 , Reply# 27   3/14/2018 at 10:44 (194 days old) by Rdwdcp (UK)        

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I have a dc01 standard too

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