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Dyson DC 39
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Post# 416475   11/25/2019 at 11:41 (300 days old) by kloveland (Tulsa, OK)        

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I picked up a Dyson DC39 at the thrift store on Friday. All it needed was a good cleaning and the cyclones taken apart and blown out. What do you all think of these? My first impressions were good. I like the small head on the air driven nozzle. It's quiet and works really well on hard floors. With carpet it's a different story. The air driven nozzle is not powerful enough to deeply clean carpets. The turbo nozzle does work well on lifting dog hair from furniture.

One thing I've noticed about this Dyson is the claim is true that it doesn't lose suction during normal vacuuming. But if the user picks up anything with the slightest amount of moisture or oils (such as in animal air) the cyclones begin to accumulate with dust or in the worst case they become caked with dirt. Ideally, these probably need to be taken apart about once a year and blown out or washed. I'm not sure of the exact time frame of when the cyclones will need cleaning. It probably depends on the user and what they pickup. The Dyson DC 39 that I picked up on Friday was abused and barely had any airflow to spin the nozzle. After a good cleaning and servicing of the turbine nozzle itís back to being almost like new.

Just thought I would share my experience.

Post# 416511 , Reply# 1   11/26/2019 at 00:23 (299 days old) by huskyvacs (Midwest)        

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Don't fill over the max line. Early Dysons from this era had design flaws where if dirt got too close to the cyclones, it could actually be sucked into the cyclones.

I think if you give it a coating of plastic wax for automobiles it can help not make the dust stick so badly and will make it easier to clean. I have bad memory so don't quote me on that but I think I got that info from a user here or from YouTube.

I have a few uprights but never managed to find a canister yet.

Post# 416516 , Reply# 2   11/26/2019 at 08:50 (299 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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I had one, new sadly which I gave away not too long after. Too many things about it I didn't care for, some cool tools, decent power the pluses ended there for me.

Post# 416521 , Reply# 3   11/26/2019 at 09:10 (299 days old) by kloveland (Tulsa, OK)        

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Thanks. Makes sense that they overfilled the bin. Thank you for the tip.

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