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Post# 200517   9/13/2012 at 12:11 (2,764 days old) by sbnhvlvr (South Bend, IN)        

Looking to get a Dyson Canister have read reviews on the DC26 City Multi-Floor and DC39 Animal Ball, do any of you own either one and which do you recommend. Like the size of the DC26 but it only has an airwatt rating of 160 while the DC39 Animal has an 275 airwatt rating. Consumer reports gives the DC26 an 31 rating and the DC39 Animal an 51 rating. I have 4 cats, a dog, and hard floors to keep clean.

Post# 200522 , Reply# 1   9/13/2012 at 13:16 (2,764 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Go for the dc39, I absolutly love them , I think it is the best dyson canister they have made, The animal trigger head rival upright vacuum cleaners. My customers Love them, I have had one for about 8 months now.


I have he dc26 canister too but that machine is designed for smaller apartments, I would go for the DC39 ,,,,, The dc29db animal is also worth a look if you guys get it there.



Post# 200600 , Reply# 2   9/13/2012 at 20:09 (2,764 days old) by Rolls_rapide (-)        
In the photo...

Is that fluff wrapped around the turbo brush?

Post# 200614 , Reply# 3   9/13/2012 at 21:29 (2,764 days old) by williamr1248 (USA)        
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Nice looking machine. Is the mobility of the machine provided by the small wheels on the undercarriage or does the ball provide the mobility?
I have the DC23. Did they add any length to the hose or electric cord on this model? It looks like it may be lighter weight than my DC23 too.
They had a nice presentation on QVC last week of this machine. Always looking to see what they changed on the lastest Dyson!

Post# 200620 , Reply# 4   9/13/2012 at 22:21 (2,764 days old) by singingrainbow (Texas)        

I second that. After owning my dc39 for about 3 months now, I can honestly say that it's one of the best bagless canisters I have ever used. The turbo tool rivals many uprights for carpet cleaning. I would avoid the dc26, with all those pets you would need to empty it several times each use.

Gareth, we do not get the dc29 here, the dc39 and dc26 are all we curently have sadly. Also, I know what you meant now from your original post about the 39 when it came out, and I agree with you completely.

Rob, the hose is not any longer than the dc23 but it is anchored differently so it seems about a foot longer. The cord is about the same length to. As for the ball, it's just for looks because the small wheels provide the steering and it's a bit lighter too.

Quite frankly, I never use my dc23 anymore because the dc39 is so much better in almost every way!

Post# 200622 , Reply# 5   9/13/2012 at 22:44 (2,764 days old) by madabouthoovers ()        

We have many Dyson models here in the UK. Here is my take on it: If you only have hard floors and no carpeting, then you dont need the turbine head - this is an expensive addition that is for people with short pile carpets that have pets. Anything with long hair will clog up the revolving brushbar anyway as it is not electrically driven. The Dyson canisters do not have variable suction control so using the tools on cutains and soft furnishings can be a challenge, and the main hose is not all that long for reaching high ceilings etc
The Dc26 is is tiny cleaner for people with small flats (apartments) and whilst it would be ideal for hard flooring you will indeed be emptying the canister several times per session if you have a large area to clean and many pets. Suction power is not so critical on hard floors though as it is on carpets, so I would say to get the DC39 with standard head called the DC39 Multifloor. The only difference between the Animal and Multifloor is the price and the fact that the animal model has turbobrush for carpeting.
If you have never had a Dyson before, they are quite noisy cleaners, especially the DC39 as it has 280 Airwatts of suction.
If you must have a bagless canister, then yes, the Dyson is the best to go for as they do multicyclonic best. They also come with a 5 year warranty here in the UK, dont know about the US though, and with the Dyson, it is highly probable that you will need to use the warranty as well, as the build quality is not as good as Miele or Sebo. Motors are good, but will not do well and will blow prematurely if filters are not cleaned as stated on the guidelines. Dysons, being bagless, are fairly high maintenance cleaners and will smell doggy in use if the canister and cyclone assembly is not cleaned out properly where dogs live on the premises.

Post# 200642 , Reply# 6   9/14/2012 at 04:17 (2,764 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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rolls rapide f

That is bits of cotton from a progect my son was doing at the time, There was cotton and foam all over the carpet. I should have cleaned it before I took the pic. I thrashed this machine before we launched it in SA, ( In SA we most people have cleaning lady's who are well known for destroying anything, I had  kirby in were the cleaner head's one side was broken OFF, brush roll included )  I normally don't like canister vacuums and prefer uprights but this thing is amazing, in my opinion its the best canister I have ever used, I hate dragging a vacuum behind me but this one is great. 


I also like the fact that the hardfloor tool has a parking tab( dc23 didn't ) that means you can lug it around on the back of the machine like on the photo. 


The trigger on the handle is one of those dyson idea's and you wonder why no one ever came up with that before. its so convenient when cleaning a house with carpets and hardfloors or with rugs on the hardfloor.

Post# 200643 , Reply# 7   9/14/2012 at 05:09 (2,764 days old) by williamr1248 (USA)        
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Thanks for the update Scott.
It sounds like it has positive improvements over my DC23. As posted by Steve,my DC23 is loud but about what I expected in the price range. Of all my machines,nothing comes close to my Miele for a quiet motor.
I have never had any problem with my Dyson leaking dust but it does have the "doggy" smell.

Scott-Thanks to the Texas vac Convention and Ken Bashford,I have been so happy with the new Rainbow and it's constant air flow,suction and design that everything else seems like I am just pushing and rearranging the dust or tring to keep the smell and leaking dust from sifting back into the room.
It made such a difference in the asthama and allergies.
The new Dyson sounds good!

Post# 200645 , Reply# 8   9/14/2012 at 05:29 (2,764 days old) by madabouthoovers ()        

The problem with the doggy smell comes with the Dyson because the pet dander and other debris sticks to the inlet area to the cyclones and cant be cleaned properly without dismantling the cyclone assembly. This area is the area behind all the tiny holes around the inner shroud inside the bin. You'd be surprised if you could see how much smelly crap builds up here, and also if you remove the clear bin and look up the central tube from the bottom of the cyclone assembly you will se an awful lot of buildup by the exit holes at the bases of the cyclones. To get rid of this I usually wash out the whole cyclone assembly with a water jet from a hose and also remove the inner shroud by dismantling the cyclone assembly. Dysons arent too bad of you dont have dogs, but dogs are the culprits in most cases for very smelly cleaners, bagged or bagless. Bagged are easier to clean as you just change the bag and filters. Bagless you pay a premium for not buying bags and cleaning them is a dirty smelly process.

Post# 200657 , Reply# 9   9/14/2012 at 09:34 (2,764 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Have the dc39 animal plus, LOVE it. Moves around in tight places well, the hand controls for the suction bleed and to stop the turbo brush, very clever, tools work well, perfect for my place anyway!

Post# 200662 , Reply# 10   9/14/2012 at 10:21 (2,764 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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doggy smell,

having 11 cats and 3 dogs my dysons have never smelt of dog, however the minute ai use a sebo or miele even wit the charcoal filter the machine stinks of dog in a few uses

Post# 200666 , Reply# 11   9/14/2012 at 10:44 (2,764 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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I had the DC26 City Vac and I just couldn't get on with it - worse for the fact that for that model alone, Dyson's other tools don't fit on it, so you're stumped if you want to buy the accessory kit or anything else other than optional turbine tools that Dyson sell for it, exclusively. It also has a tiny bin capacity and fills up pretty quickly.

Post# 200672 , Reply# 12   9/14/2012 at 13:00 (2,763 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Sebo fan , I have a UK spec dc26 and its tools are all interchangeble with other current dyson canisters and uprights, It has the same tool connection as the 


dc 19T2,19db,22,23,24,25,27,29,32,33,38,39,40,41.


All of the attachments fit including the hard flor tool, turbine head, mini turbine head, uptop tool, soft dusting brush,stubborn dirt brush

Post# 200677 , Reply# 13   9/14/2012 at 13:54 (2,763 days old) by williamr1248 (USA)        
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I will agree with you on this point. My new Miele started smelling after ony a few uses. I only have a slight odor with the Dyson when it is first turned on. I thought it just might be because it sets so long between use.
My attachments are interchangable on my Dyosn upright and cansiter. I like the fact that you are not forced to buy double sets of tools. I have never used a DC26.
Being a collector,I may not be a good judge of the Dyson's having an odor problems because I always put my Dyson away with an empty bin and it as seen very little real use.
I am still a little confused-what is the point of the "ball" if it is not used for the mobility of the machine?
Also would you say that this machine would have better air flow with the change in the hose connection?
A very interesting machine to be sure!
Thanks Gareth for the information.

Post# 200694 , Reply# 14   9/14/2012 at 16:56 (2,763 days old) by singingrainbow (Texas)        

Rob, to be honest the ball is more or less a gimmick to try and tie the ball canisters in with the ball uprights despite the fact the ball has no real purpose on the canisters.

After all, many consumers would not "get it" if it didn't have a ball.


Post# 200696 , Reply# 15   9/14/2012 at 17:18 (2,763 days old) by earthling177 (Boston, MA)        

Dyson's spiel is that the ball makes it easy to steer around furniture and corners, which *is* one of the problems with canisters in general and the DC23 in particular, it keeps getting stuck on things. Supposedly, between the triangular "guide" under the cyclone and the articulated joint and ball, the canister just "folds" and steers past obstacles. Also, the ball is supposed to have more acoustic insulation than the previous canisters, making the machine quieter.

But I have no first-hand experience with it, so I'll let people who have used it report back.

Speaking of first-hand experience, one of the things I liked about the DC23 is that it can be easily used to vacuum stairs because the notch under the cyclone makes it nest on the steps, making it very stable. I was wondering if people who have used the DC39 could report if it has a similar feature or if it's a pain in the rear to vacuum staircases with it?

Thanks in advance,
-- Paulo.

Post# 200706 , Reply# 16   9/14/2012 at 18:54 (2,763 days old) by Sanifan ()        

Well, I have the DC23. It was my first real vacuum cleaner and got me interested in this whole world of vacuums.

My girlfriend and I loved it. It cleaned really well. Worked fantastically on the kind of carpet she had. And it filtered really well, too. The air seemed so clean after vacuuming with it.

Since then, my daily driver has been a Tristar CXL. We moved to a house with mostly hard floors and the straight suction works well.

After having tried out a lot of different vacs, now, I have to say the DC23 IS very loud. I took to wearing hearing protection with it. And compared to the Tristar, the Dyson does have a somewhat clunky feeling plastic hose that feels just a little too short. The plastic wheels feel rattly on the hard floors, as well. Not as nice as the little rubber wheels on the Tristar. I pretty much stopped using the Dyson as the Tristar is so much more bearable noise-wise.

Still, I'm very intrigued by the DC39. Sounds like a dream canister vacuum. Is it as loud as the DC23? Could be a deal breaker if you like quieter vacuums. Hopefully one of these days I will find a really good deal on one. Seems like a winner!

Post# 200708 , Reply# 17   9/14/2012 at 19:19 (2,763 days old) by vintagerepairer (England)        

Regarding the new trigger on the handle of the Dyson to switch the brush on and off; Gareth, you said you wonder why no one came up with the idea before, well, I don't wonder that, and I don't say this to be pedantic, I say it because it is how I feel. Dyson has made little secret of the fact that designing this feature took a lot of work, and that of course costs money. The cost is then added to the price of the cleaner. You clearly like the feature, and that's great. I don't dislike it, but I have to say I never found switching cleaning heads too much of a deal. Even though that new Dyson tool can have the brushes switched off, I would never use anything but a floor tool with fixed bristles to clean a hard floor. I still maintain that brushes are far better for a floor than a smooth surface, but that is only an opinion.

I have always maintained that the greatest difficulty I have had when using any vacuum cleaner is in the moving of large furniture, not the changing of attachment. I feel that James Dyson likes to make up problems to solve. Until someone can come up with something which dispenses with the need to do any cleaning at all, everything else is only going to be second best or less. All Dyson does is pick out a mere niggle and then tries to overcome it in his own unique way.

It is the same with the balls on his cylinder cleaner. A 2.5m hose attached to a DC19 (which I actually did once) would have solved the problem of not being able to move freely with the cleaner, as a hose of that length is short enough to be able to pull the cleaner easily, but long enough to get around furniture in the average room in a home, without too much difficulty. I noticed the DC32 had an incredibly short hose. I know someone who has one and she hates it because the hose is just not long enough to use for high-level cleaning, even with the extension tubes attached.

Post# 200713 , Reply# 18   9/14/2012 at 20:08 (2,763 days old) by madabouthoovers ()        

I found this to be the problem with the DC19 T2 Animal I had for a short while, the hose was too short and even with the wand attached and crevice nozzle, it wouldnt reach the ceiling to dust for cobwebs etc. I found the DC19's wand to be all plastic and quite flexible especially at the joint of the handle to the tube. The DC19 was noisy and even more so with the turbo brush. I have read that the DC39 produces 83dB sound level, but reading many reviews written about it, no-one seems to complain about the noise being excessive. The DC07 was by far the most noisy Dyson, so I would hope they had improved on the noise level.
Having also read the user guide for the DC39 it says that the filters should be washed every month. With the older cleaners it was every 6 months. As the pre motor filters are what harbours a lot of the doggy smells, this is a good idea, as I always thought the older schedule of cleaning the pre-motor every 6 months was far too long. SOme of the DC07 models I have bought to refurb have stunk of dog something chronic from having the filters neglected.

GSheen - I would hope your Dyson does not smell of dog as you are a vacuum person, and you would maintain your cleaner properly and wash it as you are supposed to, that way it should not smell of dogs. However, many people dont follow the instructions and dont clean the filters as they should, and when the cleaner gets a bit older and the dirt and smell builds up, the cleaner will smell. Yes, indeed bagged cleaners do smell of dogs too, even with the charcoal filters - but buying a Dyson Animal cleaner in the hope to avoid this smell, you must clean it as specified - Gsheen, how many people do you suspect dont follow the guidelines and bring cleaners to you for loss of suction all clogged up with the filters never washed from day 1 of owning the cleaner? Many people just dont want to be bothered with dirty smelly filters on a bagless machine, and sell them on EBay when they wont suck up any more, meaning bargains to be had for people like you and me.

Post# 200753 , Reply# 19   9/15/2012 at 04:06 (2,763 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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Whoops - it wasn't the DC23, it was the City Vac DC26 - sorry! At the time of purchase I wasn't able to get other tools for it. It may have improved now. I found the DC26's main problem was the larger hose - it made managing and in performance, difficult. The whole experience was also fairly expensive for what the DC26 brings to the table. See review if you wish.


Post# 200756 , Reply# 20   9/15/2012 at 06:06 (2,763 days old) by williamr1248 (USA)        
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Many thanks again for clearing the "ball" issue up. I had watched the presentation on one of the home shopping channels and they kept referring to the fact that it was like the "DYSON BALL UPRIGHT" technology but I could not undertand how it would work. I noticed one of the show hosts got it caught going around a corner and when they demonstrated it cleaning high, it is always JUST over their heads.
I also notice that when they empty the bin they NEVER use any real dirt that would naturally go into the air and on eveything in the room in reality.

I think the Dyson has some nice features and I like their tools,high suction but they are not for everyone and sure would not advise one for someone who has allergies or asthma and will be emptying the dust bin.

Post# 200757 , Reply# 21   9/15/2012 at 06:17 (2,763 days old) by williamr1248 (USA)        
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Many thanks again for clearing the "ball" issue up. I had watched the presentation on one of the home shopping channels and they kept referring to the fact that it was like the "DYSON BALL UPRIGHT" technology but I could not undertand how it would work. I noticed one of the show hosts got it caught going around a corner and when they demonstrated it cleaning high, it is always JUST over their heads.
I also notice that when they empty the bin they NEVER use any real dirt that would naturally go into the air and on eveything in the room in reality.

I think the Dyson has some very nice features and I like their tools,high suction but they are not for everyone and sure would not advise one for someone who has allergies or asthma and will be emptying the dust bin.

Post# 200760 , Reply# 22   9/15/2012 at 06:43 (2,763 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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you say that but judging the condition of the miele's we see in our wrokshop for repair and servicing I think that you will get more dust on your hands trying to remove the miele bag than anything else. Especially if it uses the new material bags, They leak dust like mad. 10 years ago when a miele cam into ort shop whit the paper bags the inside of the machine was clean and clear, Now with the high filtration bags the machines are always filthy and dusty.


It does make perfect sence though. Old paper bags a habit of clogging but they did this because they stpped the dust. If you think about it the new bags are high filtraton, meaning they don't clogg asmuch but the only way a bag will breathe easier is by making the pours bigger so they do not clogg. I have yet to see one of these high filtration bags work properly. 


Mad about hoovers

If you still think that Miele build quality is better than dysons then you have't seen new miele's, I have seen better quality plastics on entry level Electrolux's and Eureka's. The s5's are always in here for broken switches and hoods, The worst thing is they paint the switches so after a few uses the button looks terrible. 


Vintage repairer


That trigger feature is so handy when you have a house that is multi floored, Yes I always prefer to use a proper hardfloor nozzle on the hard flooring BUT when doing day to day Joshua clean-ups as we call them in our house( my eldest son) it is a very handy feature when the kida are going nuts supper needs to be done and homework, garden pets carwash ,over time wrk ,, yea the hectic life 



Thank you for starting a good thread, Its been a while since I have enjoyed a thread 

Post# 200764 , Reply# 23   9/15/2012 at 07:21 (2,763 days old) by madabouthoovers ()        

Gsheen - do you honestly think Dyson are better quality than Miele? I know that most Dysons are now more expensive than Miele cleaners, but I cannot see how the Miele Hyclean bags make the bag compartment more dirty than a paper bag. Having 2 Miele cleaners myself, an S6 and an S7, both use the genuine Hyclean bags and I dont find the dustbag compartment gets filthy.
Everyone has their own opinions of the vacs they own, and whilst I own more Dyson cleaners than Miele cleaners, I still prefer the Mieles.
Each brand has its plus points, but I still say that the S7510 Miele upright runs rings round the Dyson uprights in terms of build quality and performance. Compare the sole plate on an S7 to a Dyson DC14 (Both current cleaners in 2008 when the S7 was launched) - which one would you say was better built?

Post# 200765 , Reply# 24   9/15/2012 at 07:54 (2,763 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Dc14, I own both but compare apples with apples , Compaire the S7 to a dc25 and the dc25 will run circles around the S7, it also weighs half the weight and moves more freely 


I own the company that is the appointed service agent for dysn in SA, We hardly ever see a dyson with any body damage. The few we do see have been in extream circumstances, IE hit by the car in the garage, or fell 4 stories. I am not an officiol Miele agent Yet I get so many with broken body's The S7 is prown to breaking the bag door,  and the swivel, I don't think there is a country in the world better suited to testing Vacuums than SA. The level of abuse they get given here by cleaning staff is unrivalled. 



I too like Miele's but they are not made like they used to be, and I would never ever say that they are better made than a dyson, The Eectrolux Ultra one is a far superior machine to a Miele and much better made, 



Post# 200768 , Reply# 25   9/15/2012 at 08:19 (2,763 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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I definitely agree with Gareth that the current Miele vacs you can buy now are made of lesser quality - the main bodies and internal parts are made with lighter, cheaper plastics to balance the weight.  However, bear in mind that the HyClean dust bags (and previously the IntensiveClean bags) were both synthetic to cope with the higher motors. It is the same with the Hoover Pure Filt bags made for the Sensory, Telios and Arrianne - even when Hoover stopped selling the Arrianne in the UK, they appeared on the continent with 1700 watts that had tendencies to tear the basic, brown dust bags compared to synthetic bags. I noted the generic Miele paper dust bags used in my much heavier Miele S571 were of no use either due to the higher power of 1800 watts - the synthetic dust bags cope better with the higher power.



Post# 200769 , Reply# 26   9/15/2012 at 08:22 (2,763 days old) by madabouthoovers ()        

Gsheen, I see, you are a service agent for Dyson, that would explain why you are so in favour of them, and quite right too - I wouldnt expect otherwise, as you have to be seen to be totally loyal to the brand. Each appointed agent has to be 100% brand loyal, I watch lots of youtube vids from different vacuum dealers, and if the franchise is Miele, then Miele are all singing all dancing, and if its a Riccar/Simplicity franchise in the States, then nothing is better than a Riccar. Some dealers go to great lengths to big up their appointed brand, whilst belittling others and I am amazed by some of the tactics used. I love watching the GoVacuum (American company) vids, and as they are big on Miele, they dont have a good word to say about Dysons lol. I'm sure if you watched the guy from GoVacuums giving a Miele demo, you'd say he was talking a load of bull when he berates a Dyson that he is comparing the Miele to. Each Dealer as I say has to be brand loyal, as that brand probably gives the dealer quite a few perks.

Post# 200772 , Reply# 27   9/15/2012 at 08:41 (2,763 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Yes I am very brand Loyal, I believe in the brand but I always did even when I worked for the competition, 


I do however like many brands of vacuum as a collector 

Post# 200773 , Reply# 28   9/15/2012 at 08:42 (2,763 days old) by williamr1248 (USA)        
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I agree with you about the Miele. I feel just OK about my Miele. It has good suction,very quiet but I don't like it my application because of the short cord,short hose and heavy wand. Mine also started having an odor after the firt few uses.
I like some things about the Dyson. I do not seem to have dust leakage with the Dyson but in my case I cannot deal with the flying dust when it is time to empty and who wants to save dirt and filth in the closet. I also do not care for the short cord and hose on my DC23. It might be just great for some users but not in my particular application with lots of hard floors,carpets and multiple floors.
I would think it would be best suited for a smaller apartment.

Post# 200777 , Reply# 29   9/15/2012 at 08:53 (2,763 days old) by madabouthoovers ()        

Unfortunately most bagged cleaners suffer from bag odour, and even with the charcoal filters, they still smell. Its usually worse when you first switch on for a short while but usually smells better after that. The bigger the bag, the longer the dust has to fester inside it and the worse the smell. I can just imagine how bad the old Kirby shake out bags must have smelt back in the day.

Post# 200795 , Reply# 30   9/15/2012 at 12:38 (2,762 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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Still though, so do the hoses and floor heads - so they're not different than any other brand.

Post# 200796 , Reply# 31   9/15/2012 at 12:46 (2,762 days old) by vintagerepairer (England)        

My loyalty in James Dyson and his cleaners disappeared on the day news broke of him moving to production to Malaysia. There are all sorts of reasons sited as to why this was. I have my own opinions. This is where and why I get frustrated at his attempts to solve problems which don't exist, because money has been saved by taking production from the UK and is being spent on R&D to solve none existent problems, simply because Dyson likes to have a whole team of engineers who play at making the world a better place.

Post# 200819 , Reply# 32   9/15/2012 at 17:18 (2,762 days old) by williamr1248 (USA)        
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I have to tell you I appreciate you answering all the questions about the Dysons and I can sure understand and appreciate your loyalty to what you sell.
Now I want to give this new DC39 a try!

Post# 200877 , Reply# 33   9/16/2012 at 14:31 (2,761 days old) by sbnhvlvr (South Bend, IN)        

Thanks for all of you feedback, I will be getting the DC39 Animal Ball Caisnter.

Post# 239558 , Reply# 34   7/10/2013 at 00:00 (2,465 days old) by floor-a-matic (somewhere)        

Why is there not more Dyson canisters with electric PN instead of turbo PN? Hoover Turbo Cyclonic & XXX VortecCyclonic have exact same Dyson cyclonic technology, but have electric power nozzle which cleans more effectively than turbine PN.

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Post# 239579 , Reply# 35   7/10/2013 at 06:02 (2,465 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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I think Dyson will have worked out by now that electric power nozzles could be made - but I think it has a lot to do with the fact that most European brands don't offer PN options. It adds weight and so forth, taking away the lightweight reputation that Dyson has also factored into many of the canister designs since the heavy DC02 (I had two of them including a limited edition Antarctica).

Europe also has a knack of producing separate vacuum cleaner ranges so that one sector, or line doesn't interfere with sales of the other. Those looking for a PN would be probably directed to any one of Dyson's light "compact" uprights.

He's changed the way mini turbo brushes are designed with that cassette style attachment and I think it may be a matter of time before a power nozzle is developed, so that it is far lighter than current units.

Post# 239580 , Reply# 36   7/10/2013 at 06:14 (2,465 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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I have a dc21 with the motor head, Its wonderful but like ryan says, I ould rather buy a dc42 upright than the heavy motorhead, I think the dc37/39 trigger head is very effective,light weight and easy to use. If you have a house with mainly hard flooring and a few rugs a Turbine head is great, If you have mostly carpets then you would buy a upright.

Post# 239985 , Reply# 37   7/13/2013 at 13:30 (2,461 days old) by hoove94 ()        

when i had a dc21, i had nothing but problems with the electric hose and powernozzle, they eventually both shorted out and had to be replaced under warranty.
i would go with the dc39, the dc23 is probly going to be cheaper but you get more with the dc39

Post# 239987 , Reply# 38   7/13/2013 at 13:57 (2,461 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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The dc19/20/29 is my favorite design of dyson canister as they are just so robust. We often get customers bringing them in after 6 or seven years ( 19/20) asking for a service. The first thing I do is open it up infront of them and take out the filter and they look in amazment. " I never knew it had a filter their " they always say. I even know of a few builders who use then mounted ontop of larger drums to suck up building dust as the normal industrial ones just clog up to fast with cement dust.

On the other hand I love the look of the dc11 and dc37/39 They look awesome. I think the Dc37/39 animal is a brilliant vacuum The trigger head is a fantastic piece of engineering and as good if not far better than any of the Euro style Motor driven powernozzles that we get here. Its also the only air driven power nozzle that I have seen that actually grooms the Carpet.

Post# 240023 , Reply# 39   7/14/2013 at 09:47 (2,461 days old) by blakaeg (NW London, UK)        

I do not agree that Dysons build quality is better than Miele's! I have owned a DC24 for 4 years now and have had 2 wands break in exactly the same place so they start to pop out in use and the cleanerhead starts to develop a nasty rattle, then burnt out and I'm now going be on my 3rd cleanerhead. Luckily Dysons excellent backup service is the reason why I'm keeping it and the fact I don't need to keep buying bags and filters. When the warranty runs out, I won't bother spending money to keep getting bits replaced.

The quality has improved slightly over the older models but its still not great.

Anyway, back to topic, the DC39 looks like a nice machine and luckily it's quieter than previous generation machines but its still not as quiet as some. Good luck in your search.

Post# 240028 , Reply# 40   7/14/2013 at 10:48 (2,461 days old) by luxlife (Under a Pecan Tree)        
Whatever became of Dyson's Digital Motor?

The DC22 had such a short time here and now they seem untouchable when I see how high they sell on eBay. That's the only time I ever saw a Dyson canister in the U.S. with variable speed control (on the hose handle, mind you) and an electric power nozzle.

Post# 240064 , Reply# 41   7/14/2013 at 16:22 (2,460 days old) by madaboutsebo (Midlands, UK)        

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I don't think for the foreseeable future Dyson will fit their digital motor in full size machines apart from Japan which they have done recently into the small ball canister. I think they want to expand on the cordless market personally which uses a version of it! I wish they would use it as it has some benefits I would of thought over congenital motors they use..... Maybe one day!

One thing they don't even use their own digital motor in their blade less fans!

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