Anyone else had bad experiences with Dyson vacuum cleaners, but I
bought one 12 months ago and so far have had two motors replaced and
the third is on it's way out judging by the noise it's now making.
The "wand" for cleaning the stairs has also broke and part of the
plastic body which switches the suction from the floor to the wand has
snapped off. Now it doesn't have a hard life we only live in your
average 3 bedroom house so I'm not excactly over working it.
I was especially impressed by the two engineers who came to repair the
motors, they were quite open about the poor reliability of these
I've got a couple of friends who have had similar experiences, and I
was just wondering how bad these cleaners actually are for
I won't be buying another of these over priced cleaners. avoid them
like the plague.
We bought a cylinder one about 5 years ago. The only problem has been that I
snapped the top of the wand, but I suspect that's because I used to push
things sideways out of the way with it, putting lots of force in directions
it wasn't designed for. Replaced that maybe 3 years ago and no hassles
This was bought before they outsourced the manufacturing though. Maybe
that's a factor.
Dr. Craig Graham, Software Engineer
Advanced Analysis and Integration Limited, UK. http://www.aail.co.uk /
Mine's been going well for well over 3 years. Reasonably hard life as well.
The only thing that does break (and shouldn't) is the mains lead where it
enters the machine. It has been shortened (by me) twice. Starting to look a
little tatty I suppose but still cleans excellently.
I would say their suggestion that the filters are changed "every 3 months"
is laughably inaccurate (or we have a very dirty house). I have to change
mine every time I empty it but they are washable.
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On 6 May 2004 03:53:36 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org (Mr Angry)
From personal experience:
2x Dyson DC01 cleaners which blew motors.
1x Dyson DC01 cleaner where the mains lead exploded where it enters
I emailed Watchdog six months ago saying that I thought there was a
serious design issue with Dyson vacs but apparently Dyson said there
wasn't a problem.
I'm permanently souring car boot sales for donor machines to keep our
It seems to be the DC01s that have the most troubles - whether that is
because they were the first (teething troubles?), or because they are now
the oldest I couldn't say.
All I know is that my DC07 cleans much better than any other vacuum cleaner
I've used, and seems to be much more solidly built too.
Ah, but have you actually switched it on? IOr is it merely an objet
d'art in your parlour?
SWMBo now rerely uses her two, as she has discovered how ***ing awkward
and heavy they are compared with a cheapo Japanese cylinder.
Whereas the lady of the house here will only use the ageing DC05 and
will have nothing to do with the Panasonic cheapy I bought for
downstairs. I will admit that the Panasonic lost most of its suction
when I used it to clear up some brick dust. The brick dust clogged a
couple of its washable filters something that the spinning Dyson never
had a problem with.
dave @ stejonda
"To materialist eyes, India is a developing country;
There's a good source at my local council's recycling centre. I go there
about once a week and theres usually at least one been discarded.
Maybe I notice them more than other makes because they are so gaudy?
Its certainly put me off buying one.
We've had a DC01 for eight years and it's still going strong. I've
replaced the drive belt once, but other than that it's been trouble-
free. My only criticisms are that the flexible hose is a little awkward
to use and that it doesn't lie flat enough to go under beds.
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