Dyson DC41 Animal Ball Upright Vacuum with 7 Attachments
i only had this vacuum for 16 months and the hose has already tore in many places. This vacuum is very hard to take apart and clean. Also, it does not clean as good as they say. I can run over a piece of fuzz a few times before it picks it up. Very poor quality vacuum. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!
for this price!!!!
I purchased this item nearly 2 years ago....Yes I use it for pet hair and use it hard at least 2 times a week...I bought it because it was supposed to do this job....Now it barely suctions...It has always been hard to click into the upright position..Now its getting more difficult to do this....I am soooo disappointed in this vacuum as it cost far to much money for it to be wearing out so fast.....the hoover for 100$ works just as well...and if that one wears out no problem, as it didn't cost an arm and a leg.....
Don't Do It!
I finally took the risk and spent the BIG $$ on a Dyson. I regret doing it. All was good at first but only 6 months later nothing but trouble. Complete loss of suction and attachment hose keeps sucking itself back in. I chose the DC 41 because I have 3 German Shepherds and 6 indoor cats. We vacuum daily, if not more. In the past we have bought Bissel, Hoover, and Dirt Devil, which usually last over a year. This DC 41 has not even made it to the end of the year. Bought it in May-2014. If you are a petless home it might work for you, but if you have dogs or cats....forget it! DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!
Simply love it!!!
Can't say enough wonderful things about it. It's absolutely the best vacuum I have ever owned.
Less than 6 months
I've had the Dyson less than 6 months & the hose fills & it looses its suction on the carpet part. The hose portion works great but I can't vacuum my house with the hose.
Good suction but hate to use the attachments
This vacuum has really good suction but I hate how hard it is to use the attachments. The hose is so stiff with no flexibility that it is near impossible to clean the carpet on the stairs. It is a chore to do anything with any attachment. Just terrible for anything other than using as an upright. I paid $599.95 way too much for his hard to use vacuum.
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I have had my Dyson DC41 for exactly 2 years now and I hate it! You cannot get under furniture because it is too big. It leaks...I have 2 dogs so a lot of dog hair and dander even though I vacuum every other day religiously. The canister leaks such that there is always dust on the outside of the canister...so much for being airtight! The canister is also not easy to empty and getting some of the parts out to clean is not easy, you must put your hand up into the canister and twist off one of the parts...yuck!
Being expensive is not always better!
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Almost feel cheated now that this is only $479 and I paid $599 just a few months ago right here on QVC. As to the vacuum - I am pleased. I own and still use my original DC07 although the tube that goes down over the handle is duct taped together. This model seems to pick up more, now that could be due to the age of my other one. It works well and I like Dyson vacuum or I would not have bought another one. Things I would change are: it doesn't want to stand up! I cannot tell you how many times I have thought it was clicked into standing and let go and it falls over! The canister is easy empty BUT most of the time you have to use the button to release the entire inside from the clear outer to get the stuff out Oh and expect to always have to wipe out the inside tube of the canister with a dry paper towel or the holes will be plugged. The newer no clog beater bar is an improvement over the original but still have to have long hairs and strings cut off of it. Overall I think Dyson are overpriced but I keep buying them because they do pick up dog hair well. I have 3 dogs.
I love my Dyson. Do not know what else to say but it is the best vacuum I ever owned and I am 66 years old and have owned lots of vacuums. When this one gets old, I will order another. Also, QVC has been great to deal with. I love the fact that you have a no hassle payment plan.
Thank you bunches and bunches. No more dust bunnies.
Dyson Animal ball - Fail
I wanted to LOVE my Dyson, however when i first recieved it i was a little dissapointed at how cheaply made it seemed to be, and how heavy this machine was. I absolutely loved the suction it did have and it picked the dog-hair up wonderfully. When putting the vacuum back in the up-right position, it wanted to fall over and didn't want to always stand back up. At 5 1/2 months the wand end of things broke, stopped having any suction. There wasn't a single blockage anywhere. This is when i had to send it back because it didn't work. The design of these machines is awesome, the company just needs to up their game on quality.. I truely believe they have become complacent with their products.. I do have to add that QVC was great and easy to get my money back.. After receiving my refund from QVC i ordered the Shark from them.. Hopefully This is the vacuum for me and my family..
I have had this for over a year and it is the best vacuum! This is my second one and I purchased another after this one for my downstairs. I have 2 goldens and we have an active life and this keeps us clean!
Not that Great
The main brush will get tangled up with long hairs when vacuuming carpeted areas. In our household we have three girls all with long hair so it is so annoying to have to un-attach that main brush piece after vacuuming each of their rooms and cut and remove the tangled up hair. Dyson should have created a non-tangle brush for that piece.