Written on: 08/09/2012 by ictdude1 (6 reviews written)
i have had my Dyson dc01 for 15 years and it just wont stop working :) sure its old and out of date but that doesn't mean that it is a bad vacuum. i must say when they came out they where a little pricy but i guess you get what you pay for :P they just don't want to die. most people change the belt and say they perform better but i have never had to replace a belt and i can say it works wonderful, they are good old made in England wonders that work better than modern vacuums with out the... (read more)
Written on: 05/11/2010
i have had my dyson dc01 for a while and i have to say it is the best vacuum i have used and i love dyson products this dyson is a dule cyclone vacuum so they dont make them any more the dyson dc01 was dysons first product and i love it it cleans the cat litter the carpet the rugs and the hard floor. The tools are onboard and come with the vacuum which was nice it includes 1 wand which is the vacuum handle and it clips out and you now have good suction 1 crevis tool which works well with the... (read more)
Written on: 13/06/2010
This Dyson DC01 was bought for me by my husband as a surprise as the old hoover kept letting us down. This was over 20 years ago. It has had a new hose, wand, fan belt and foot plate and is going as well as when it was first purchased. The brushes will be the next buy as they are wearing down.Thank you Dyson, money well spent. I would have liked to know that the lack of suction from the hose was a result of blocked filters, which when changed worked perfectly. (read more)
Written on: 11/04/2010
I bought my DC01 when they first came out nearly 20 years ago. The sales lady in Currys recommended it as I had a cat. I recommended it to my sister in law when she needed a new vacuum cleaner and she discovered that Dyson had reduced the power on subsequent models as people were finding the suction too powerful thus making them hard to push! Luckily mine has full power! 20 years on it is still going strong. I've had to replace the hose, but Dyson sell spares on their website. I love my... (read more)
Written on: 24/02/2010
I have owned my DC01 since Feb 1996 and have only ever had one problem - to replace the belt when it got something caught round it.
It is still going strong, still on the original brush though we really ought to replace it now.
It has only ever lost suction when the tube gets clogged and if we leave the filters in too long. I haven't bought any new filters in 5 years as they are now washable and last a long long time.
The srervice engineer came once towards the end of the guarantee... (read more)
Written on: 17/02/2010 by salderney (3 reviews written)
Bag-less, so no bags, however such a messy job to empty, defeats the object.
-Poor build quality, local Dyson engineer is like family I know him so well from so many call outs during the guarantee period.
-Not particularly good at it's job
-You can get the same thing (that's probably better) from another brand for a fraction of the cost
So the first and only Dyson I ever bought. Clever advertising however... (read more)
Written on: 12/09/2009
i really liked the Dyson DC01. it hasnt faulted and does its job, (read more)
Written on: 05/09/2009
The Dyson DC01 is really easy 2 use no different 2 dyson ball and all the other latest hoovers (read more)
Written on: 18/07/2009
The Dyson DC01 is the best dyson i'v had and would recommened it tp a friend and family we'v had it for over 13yrs and its just broke if i could get anothe DC01 i would have it tommorrow the way it moves and picks up was great the only negative thing about it was you could'nt get into the cooners with it but apart from that it was an ACE vacum. (read more)
Written on: 07/06/2009 by ChoccyCarole
I have had my Dyson DC0 1 since early 2000~and it is still going strong and does a good job on my carpets and constant cat fluff.
Often needs declogging by removing the base plate
frequently needs a good clean
machine is rather heavy
the hose does not easily reach up the stairs
tends to topple when using the hose
long hair and threads do bind around the roller
the long narrow crevice tool is not very long to reach under the sofa~and the bulbous bit prevents it fitting very far under low... (read more)
Written on: 08/04/2009
what is all this complaining about? i had this for 7 years and it does what it says and never had a problem with it its been an awesome vacuum cleaner.
it is basically made out of high impact plastic i mean really strong plastic. it has served us weel ,cleaned my family home brilliantly ( as i have 11 people in my family) it is wirth it it just cost me £529.00 .
if you buy a dyson dc01 i think you wil be very pleased with it. (read more)
Written on: 22/09/2008
I'd have been happy if I bought my Dyson DC01 super cheap second hand, but otherwise, not at all impressed. Annoying build, awkward shape. I even found the cord tie annoying. No good for corners or small areas. And the list goes on. No recommend! (read more)
Written on: 02/05/2008 by Upright Girl (1 review written)
I bought a Dyson DC01 upright cleaner about 15 years ago when they were quite new. It has cleaned my family home brilliantly, but I made sure I used only genuine Dyson filters, which were disposable until the last few years when they made washable ones. I find it very easy to unblock the hose when new carpet fibres tend to build up. My secret weapon being an adapted wire coat hanger! I have replaced the drive belt a few times - no problem. My concern now is whether I should try one of the... (read more)
Written on: 30/01/2008
The DC01 is a very good vacuum but like most new items it has its teathing broblems. Good suction parts easy to aquire. If the vacuume is looked after it will last years. Requires regular emptying and cleaning (read more)
Written on: 29/12/2007
I have had my Dyson DC01 for 5 years now, had it serviced every year and never had a problem, probably the best vacuum cleaner ever made! Buy it if you get the chance... (read more)
Written on: 24/12/2007
Second hand bought after very good experience with DC02 but overall I think a disappointment... (read more)
Written on: 25/10/2007 by Trudiee
The Dyson DC01 is versatile, no bag, easy storage, cheap replacement parts, excellent suction, but the colour gets a bit boring! Pretty good all rounder! (read more)
Written on: 05/12/2006 by stannn
Other reviewers have spoken of a loss of suction and suggested checking the narrow airways for blockages. These checks are worth doing but the main problem is that even the genuine Dyson belt hardens and elongates by up to 50% over time. This means that although the suction may be optimum, the rotating brush does not have enough torque to pick up hair etc. I replaced the belt and the improvement was amazing. (read more)
Written on: 04/10/2006 by robfrombris (4 reviews written)
I have had this for almost 10 years. I bought the special 'Antartic' edition - only difference was the colour of grey and blue.
It has never gone wrong, and always worked at full power. We accidentally sucked up the power cable which led to a few nicks and it stopped working. Luckily this was within a metre or two of the plug, so I cut the cable and reattached the plug and all works well - albeit 2m shorter....
I love the design of the Dyson DC01, and the constant full power and the ease... (read more)
Written on: 18/08/2006 by danskat01 (7 reviews written)
The Dyson DC01 vacuum cleaner was passed down to us from my wife's side - after many years of hard use (4 years). All it needed was a new cable and wand, and now we've had it for 2 years. It is ready to change now - being scratched - bits lost, rubber perishing etc.
Overall, it is a great cleaner. (read more)
Written on: 17/09/2005 by mactag (1 review written)
The Dyson DC01 Vacuum cleaner is disappointing for the money. I paid more than twice as much as I would for another brand. I was foolish enough to believe that high cost equals high quality. I found this website, as I have finally given up with the Dyson, and am looking for something else. (read more)
Written on: 13/09/2005 by Sampan (2 reviews written)
I bought the Dyson DC01 vacuum cleaner nearly 4 years ago, and regretted it after a few months. It was bought at a price of around £200 at the time, but I think Henry would do the job better!
I will never buy a Dyson again. (read more)
Written on: 09/09/2005 by pinklampshade
What are you all complaining about? The Dyson DC01 is powerful and it doesn't lose suction!! With its easy to empty bin, you don't need to fiddle with bags that spill the dirt you have just removed back onto the carpet! You can even see the dirt collecting, so you get great satisfaction for the work you are putting in!!! (read more)
Written on: 31/05/2005 by richard94972000 (1 review written)
Everyone on here seems to be only moaning because they bought it when it was 1 of the first out I payed £300 4 years ago which was good then now there cheaper but you can't expect your money back now! God grow up people!! The cleaner needs no extra work, I send mine off every 2 years just to make sure all is well and for a service if it needs it but have only needed to do that once, overall its a great cleaner so easy to use and like a KIRBY cleaner which is 1 of the best in the world its... (read more)
Written on: 01/05/2005 by paulhogg (1 review written)
My girlfriend got this Dyson DC01. Its an absolute joke. Buy a Miele Revolution and don't get sucked in by this bagless thing. (read more)
Written on: 24/04/2005 by kness (1 review written)
We bought this Dyson DC01 after having had one of the Dyson cylinder cleaners with the motorhead which was also poorly designed and kept breaking off at the joint and having to be replaced at £48 a time. Do we never learn? This thing is heavy (wife cannot use it) has poor suction, too big to go under chairs and tables and worst of all the hassle to get the handle out to fix on the tools on so you can get into the corners defies belief, in fact it is easier to use the cleaner with the handle... (read more)
Written on: 27/10/2004 by Nena Hammond (4 reviews written)
Dyson DC01 - This vacuum cleaner could not cope with ordinary dust let alone anything else. Never mind the adverts 'it does not lose suction.' It did not have any to start with. We were told by Dyson's customer service that we need to purchase accessories which would improve its performance. Reader, it did not happen. (read more)
Written on: 28/12/2003 by teepee (5 reviews written)
I am at a loss to understand why this Dyson vaccuum cleaners is so popular. It is badly designed, overpriced and inefficient. Mr Dyson does not deserve the praise heaped on him - especially now he has become even more greedy and moved production overseas. I can only assume the reason people persevere is because they can't bear to throw away such an expensive white elephant. (read more)
Written on: 03/09/2003 by andyavery (3 reviews written)
I would urge people to avoid Dysons until they have sorted out their reliability.
Which? recently did a survey and Dyson was the most unreliable make inspite of being the most popular.
The vacuum freqently got blocked - the internal paths for dust were poor so larger bits got caught and smaller bits piled into these resulting in total blockage. Cleaning was a nightmare - 4 screws for beater area, garden cane for internals.
Suction on hose was poor even at its best.
This vacuum had very... (read more)
Written on: 04/08/2003 by Jabs (1 review written)
I've got the Dyson DC01 Hoover / Vacuum Cleaner and it's been awful! I can suck up more than it does,it doesn't lose suction but then again it doesn't suck up much at all, The bottom is currently sellotaped on and the plastic is breaks very easily,absolutely don't buy one if you have wood or laminated floors! It is always blocking and I've had it to pieces loads of times to unclog it £250 down the drain! (read more)
Written on: 15/07/2003 by ann.
Had my dco1 for 3 years and has been nothing but trouble since I bought it. We say it's yellow for the lemon it is. We have had the electrical cord fixed 3 times (thankfully ours didn't catch fire) 5 hoses, 4 heads, and now we are due for another wand which makes 3. Talking to Dyson they say I must be very rough with it, I would like to know when did vacuuming become a delicate job? We are so sick of it we are going to buy a new one and it won't be a DYSON!!!!
p.s If you check the new models... (read more)
Written on: 27/04/2003 by Mike.
Just had to do some repairs to my DC01. Noticed it has not been picking up well for a few weeks, turns out the belt had snapped.
Whilst I was at it I investigated the mains cable, which had become visible where it enters the body of the dyson.
Took it apart and remade the connections. All now well.
Lets hope it does not burst in to flames though!
Written on: 07/04/2003 by Jeff.
This review is for the DC07model, did not need the attachments so I got the one for $399 USD...
WELL, I have been thru a Kirby, Electrolux, Hoover and now in steps the Dyson. I am simply amazed. I just finished vacuuming my carpets with a 1 yr old windtunnel Hoover and immediately used the Dyson over the same area. The cup in the Dyson was 12 full!!! I also noticed that the Dyson picks up VERY small particles!
I have 2 Beagles (vacuums are their mortal enemy!)and live in the desert. This... (read more)
Written on: 01/03/2003 by Catty.
Never had any problems with it up until yesterday when using the wand with the main vacuum cyclone body behind me and noticed what looked like a firework display behind me, turned around and the section where the power cable enters the body of the machine was alight!! yes with real flames!!!!! and the machine was still working. Instantly unplugged and flames died away, however now own a charred vacuum! spoken to Dyson and they are sending an engineer out!! Has anyone else heard of this problem? (read more)
Written on: 07/01/2003 by John.
Don't bother, newer dyson's may provide slightly better performance, however still appear to be built poorly and not to last. Sucking performance can only be refered to as average to. (read more)
Written on: 04/01/2003 by bacon tacon.
Clumsy, awkward, ugly, noisy, heavy, fragile and unreliable. The hose arrangement is a masterpiece of bad design, the cable has reverted back to the bad old days of "wind it around the hooks and hope it stays". Very good at blowing the dust half way across the hall, not so good at picking it up after a few year's use. Desperately over-rated. Try an Oreck - that's what I call good design. (read more)
Written on: 22/09/2002 by Mike.
I bought the Dyson DC01 vacuum cleaner home for my girfriend who said she had already hoovered: 'so don't bother trying it out'. I ignored her and tried it anyway. I was amazed at how much more it picked up. My old Dyson is now in the bin.
Cheers. (read more)
Written on: 11/06/2002 by ja22y.
The Dyson DC01 vacuum cleaner is an over priced lump of plastic with poor performance and expensive repairs, parts and filters. Stick to a dust pan and brush. (read more)
Written on: 23/03/2002 by bumblerdog.
I'm a domestic appliance service engineer and i mainly repair hoover vortex and purepower vacs (junk). I've had my Dyson DC01 vacuum cleaner for 3 years and it's far better than any hoover or kirby vac (overrated American garbage). (read more)
Written on: 13/03/2002 by paulus.
My wife and I purchased a Dyson DC01 vacuum cleaner about 10 years ago and all I have had to replace are the filters, as required, and one brush bar.
It has been trouble free. It is used everyday as we have a son, two dogs and a cat. The only drawback is that my wife finds it a bit heavy to carry up and down the stairs. (read more)
Written on: 11/03/2002 by Babs.
Dyson DC04 vacuum cleaner, like other reviewers, didn't last very well and the motor went in the first year followed by the belt which disappeared into the works. It is difficult to replace the belt. (read more)
Written on: 12/01/2002 by Bob.
We've owned a Dyson DC01 for 3 years and used it daily. In that time I have replaced the following parts:
Sole plates (3) - Bad design, the sole plate will break at the corner when a carpet gripper is caught. (15 pounds each)
Wheels (1set) - Centre of wheel has become worn on axle, machine sits down and wobbles eventually. Where axle goes through motor housing this is now cracked as a result and is probably the end of the machine since it is not on Dysons part catalogue.
Wand (1) - Do not... (read more)
Written on: 24/06/2001 by Al.
Rankles a bit when u pay 300 pounds for a dyson dc01 de stijl and have had to borrow your mates 50 quid hoover cos the thing doesn't work for one reason or another. (read more)
Written on: 10/06/2001 by Mr D Cunliffe.
I have had Dyson DC04 vacuum cleaner for about six month now and its has caused me absolutely misery, I have had repairs after repairs and dyson have been very, poor. I have had problems with the cord rewinding to three head replacements, yes three. I then decided to complain and was treated very poorly, be warned! I now have a miele revolution "what difference" (read more)
Written on: 04/04/2001 by E Ashby.
All previous vacuum cleaners lasted many years and are still within the family. After three years of this machine, it needs replacing. I believe I was persuaded to purchase by the excellent marketing of the product by Dyson. I would never purchase another Dyson product regardless of any improvements the company makes in their products. (read more)
Written on: 19/02/2001 by NickG.
Looks good, and was much better initially than anything we'd had before - you could also see what you were picking up (household divided as to whether this is a good point or not.
But like all the other reviews, we are now having to strip it every couple of weeks to unblock the narrow channel leading from the head into the body. And the detachable hose has no suction whatsoever (at least it doesn't then get blocked) - we're taking the DC01 back to try and get refund, and go for DC04 instead... (read more)
Written on: 05/02/2001 by Keith Mackessack.
Had DC01 for almost three years, used daily. Just scrapped it. During this time it has been almost totally rebuilt.(new hose,wand,soleplate,wheel in addition to normal replacement parts). Machine continued to disintegrate making it uneconomic to repair. Looks good! (read more)
Written on: 05/03/2000 by David.
We've had a DC01 for a while now, and whilst it's an effective machine, it hasn't been terribly reliable. You get the impression Dyson like to get their customers to do some of their testing for them - an old British Leyland trick that might pay off in the short term but backfires in the longer term. (read more)