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I'll never have another one

beneteaubeneteau Member Posts: 8,553 ✭✭✭
edited February 2019 in General Discussion
Dyson vacuum cleaner. Friend of mine threw his in the trash and yesterday I set mine out at the curb. Nothing but a piece of junk.
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  • spasmcreekspasmcreek Member Posts: 38,925
    edited November -1
    best vac i ever bought was as dirt devil MO85845 bagless NIB for $50...have used it for years and rebuilt the plastic wheels...have a NIB spare if this one ever quits ....will clean the carpet like a tornado....would buy another used if i could ever find one ...just for a maybe...NO need for a $400 dirt sucker
  • Mark GMark G Member Posts: 1,569 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Our Dyson is at least 15 years old and going strong. I have replaced both hoses once and it went right back to like new.

    The wife unit bought a Shark vacuum for the vacation home. It works very well also.
  • ChrisStreettChrisStreett Member Posts: 3,866 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Another vote for Shark. Works great (Have a pack of critters-varies between 2 and 5 dogs-to keep up with.) and is priced reasonably.
    "...dying ain't much of a living boy"-Josey Wales
  • Sam06Sam06 Member Posts: 21,168 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I have 3 and all are great. The only vacuum that will handle 2 golden retrievers hair.

    I have had one for 15 years the other for 5 and they run great.
    RLTW

  • asopasop Member Posts: 8,290 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Got a Dyson V7 for Xmas. Does a good job in my estimation but the battery will only go 25 minutes at best. I use it primarily for stairs.
  • fordsixfordsix Member Posts: 8,722
    edited November -1
    still useing mamas old hoover upright from 1962[^]
  • MercuryMercury Member Posts: 7,729 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    OLD Dysons are great. We wore out two of them because of our pets. The new ones.........JUNK. Avoid anything made in the last 5 years from Dyson.

    Merc
  • 11b6r11b6r Member Posts: 16,725
    edited November -1
    A REAL man uses a leaf blower.

    Gas powered.




    [:p]
  • remingtonoaksremingtonoaks Member Posts: 27,192
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by 11b6r
    A REAL man uses a leaf blower.

    Gas powered.




    [:p]


    Not a bad idea, clean the carpets and freshen the air at the same time...[:D]
  • chiefrchiefr Member Posts: 13,008 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by beneteau

    Dyson vacuum cleaner. Friend of mine threw his in the trash and yesterday I set mine out at the curb. Nothing but a piece of OVERPRICED junk.





    Fixed it for you.
    Two family members bought them and they worked great but broke within the first few months. They described them as fragile.
  • mogley98mogley98 Member Posts: 18,310 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I have a commercial cleaning service, we go through some vacuums best so far a Hoover old school with bag, worst for the money Dyson.
    Why don't we go to school and work on the weekends and take the week off!
  • fideaufideau Member Posts: 11,887 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Our Dyson Animal has worked fine for many years. Had to replace a belt several years ago. You have to do a little maintenance now and then, clean the dirt out, replace a roller, etc. We got the V6 stick cordless several years ago and my wife uses it more than the big one. Yesterday I replaced the cannister on it because the catch broke on the old one.
    My niece got one from someone who was going to toss it. I cleaned it out for her and replaced a belt and it works fine.
    They are worth repairing and maintaining, I can't believe people throw them away but it's that kind of world I guess.
  • goldeneagle76goldeneagle76 Member Posts: 4,359
    edited November -1
    replaced our Dyson with a Miele...never looked back. That was about 5 years or so ago.
  • BeeramidBeeramid Member, Moderator Posts: 7,280 ******
    edited November -1
    I picked up a Kirby Ultimate G, with all attachments, and shampoo system for $60. It's a beast.
  • Mr. PerfectMr. Perfect Member, Moderator Posts: 63,749 ******
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by Mercury
    OLD Dysons are great. We wore out two of them because of our pets. The new ones.........JUNK. Avoid anything made in the last 5 years from Dyson.

    Merc
    This is very true. I used to love them. They are utterly worthless pieces of complete junk anymore.

    Using a Shark now that is not much better.

    Considering going back to Filter Queen. Not sure about that move given how much I loathe operating canister vacs.
    Some will die in hot pursuit
    And fiery auto crashes
    Some will die in hot pursuit
    While sifting through my ashes
    Some will fall in love with life
    And drink it from a fountain
    That is pouring like an avalanche
    Coming down the mountain
  • Mr. PerfectMr. Perfect Member, Moderator Posts: 63,749 ******
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by remingtonoaks
    quote:Originally posted by 11b6r
    A REAL man uses a leaf blower.

    Gas powered.




    [:p]


    Not a bad idea, clean the carpets and freshen the air at the same time...[:D]
    Considering how my gas powered blower manages to suck the two cycle exhaust into the air stream, I wholly endorse this cleaning and air freshening approach.
    Some will die in hot pursuit
    And fiery auto crashes
    Some will die in hot pursuit
    While sifting through my ashes
    Some will fall in love with life
    And drink it from a fountain
    That is pouring like an avalanche
    Coming down the mountain
  • He DogHe Dog Member Posts: 49,580 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    We like the Dyson. We hear good things about the Shark as well.
  • Laredo LeftyLaredo Lefty Member Posts: 13,452 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Nothing sucks like Electrolux, if any of you old guys remember them.[:)]
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