Dyson DC41 Animal Ball Upright Vacuum with 7 Attachments
I enjoy working with this DC41&DC65
I'm a custodian and have three Dysons so far replacing my heavy work horses (kirbys).Hours of vacuming, many buildings, and the DCs are tough and powerfull. From floor to carpet. Am saving for my own.
Not as good as pervious animal 41
This is a extra dyson sweeper I have purchased. I wanted to have a second one for the upstairs area of my home. This sweeper will not stay standing up without double clicking the handle after you are finished using the wand. The other issue I have with this machine is the waste container is smaller then the original one I own. I bought this particular model because I have Labradors and they shed, I was dumping the waste container more often then I wanted to spend time doing. I have returned this one I was so disappointed. My friend has the same machine and she says she has problem getting it to lock in place too. If you aren't paying attention it will fall over against you! The suction was good.
Best Vacuum Ever
I Love It!!! This is the best purchase I ever made. The Dyson is so light and quite; Yukon my dog does not run away when I start to vacuum. I finally found something that actually picks up pet hair. My husband even loves to vacuum; so simple and easy to use. We are truly a Dyson family, looking forward to more products.
My husband wanted this vacuum for Father's Day and he got it. He loves it. We had another brand that I had owned 2 of the same brand. I won't say the name but it took water to operate it and he called it a ball and chain. It cleans great and he loves it. Every time he uses it he says and " why did we not get this unit before now"? I have a back issue and can't vacuum any more so it is up to him. I can use this unit to do small jobs. We have an indoor cat and it is the best thing we have ever owned for getting up his hair. I would say if you have an indoor pet, this unit is for you. We were missing one attachment when it arrived. I called Dyson and they assured me we would have it by the end of this week.
I am wondering if annoying else is having trouble with the hose being so tight when the attachments are attached. It is so hard to keep it pulled out & seems like it is going to attack me . I love the suction though. I have a central vac system in my home but decided to buy this as a back up & also for a lady to use that cleans my house so she wouldn't have to use my central vac. She also said it was hard to use. I was just wondering if something might be wrong. any suggestions ?
I love Dyson
In 2006 I bought the first generation Dyson animal. They take some time to learn. In 8 years I have spent $20.00 on repairs. The warranty is fabulous. Please remember carpet , well most is not what it was. You don't need to vacuum as much and the tools are brilliant. I have washed out the dirt bin in the dishwasher once. The filter should be dried in the sun, They aren't for everyone. If I had gone to Wallyworld I would have been on six or seven by now. Definitely worth the money.
I have to say I was very disappointed with the performance of this vac. My wind Tunnel picks up better. Where it surpasses the Wind Tunnel is in the attachments. I kept the Dyson because the suction when using the attachments is far superior. Also, I am moving to a Townhouse and it will be good to have an upstairs and downstairs vac
Beware - Not Recommended by Carpet Manufacturers!
I've had my Dyson for a few years now, thinking it was great. Just like the demonstrations show, every time you vacuum, you get lots of dirt/dust. Over time, I noticed my carpet wearing down much faster than it should and some "ripples" in a spot where the carpet needed to be re-stretched. After talking with other people who own them, they had the same experience. I contacted our local carpet company, and they said they don't recommend them and neither do the manufacturers, as they have too much suction, thereby damaging the carpet and pulling it loose. Therefore, some of the "dirt" you suck up is actually carpet fibers! If you have wood floors or tile, it would be fine, but be aware that with this much suction, your carpet will wear out quickly and need re-stretching often! I did check with Shaw and Mohawk, two major manufacturers of carpet, and neither of them recommend the Dyson. Sure would've been nice to know before investing so much money in this machine!
Bad Design & Poor Quality
So disappointed with this vacuum. After owning another Dyson for 14 years I expected the same quality and performance. Just not there...this model is a real disappointment on so many levels. I can see pieces and parts of this design breaking very easily and the floor suction is not what it was touted to be. All these attachments are difficult to deal with...where do you put them? I would luv to box this up and send it back. Is that an option?
Received this very quickly. Works very nicely on carpet and linoleum. Would recommend definitely.
Two major drawbacks
Performance on area rugs, carpet, and upholstery is wonderful. Bought this as a lighter vacuum for everyday use. First major drawback: performance on hardwood floor and tile was very poor. Vacuum would just scoot larger particles along and required 2-3 passes to suck up simple dirt such as crumbs and bits of gravel. Second major fault: No longer tube with suction head to be able to clean under bed and furniture. Could only reach about six inches under anything, low or high. I am waiting for delivery of a shark vacuum and I will return it also if performance is not any better.
Not happy with it
I bought this one about six months ago. I wish I never did, it is very bulky and the cord gets tangled up a lot. For what I paid for it you would think it would have a retractable cord. Also most of the time it is hard to get everything to come out of the canister due to the way it is designed. I will not buy a Dyson again.