Dyson DC07 Animal

Most people by now have heard of the Dyson brand vacuums. I bought mine in 2005, and I was inspired to write a review because of a broken latch on the bin. I bet you’re thinking that I must be disappointed about that, but actually I’m not.

The latch that broke is the first and only problem that I’ve had with my Dyson in 5 1/2 years. When they claim it is the one vacuum to never lose suction, I really believe that based on my experience.  In fact, the broken latch is temporarily held in place with duct tape and the machine operates just fine.

Let me tell you the many reasons I am in love with my Dyson.

  1. It is easy to use and lightweight.
  2. It’s rather quiet compared to other vacuums.
  3. It cleans bare floors better than any other vacuum I’ve had.
  4. The stair tool is the best thing for picking up dog hair!
  5. It’s purple and cute.
  6. It works just as well today as the first day I got it.
  7. It has a lifetime HEPA filter and helps keep allergies and asthma under control.
  8. It comes with a 5 year warranty. I think most vacuums are about 1 year. Of course, mine happened to be about 6 months outside of the warranty when the latch broke. 😦

Reasons why the Dyson might not be right for you:

  1. The price- the initial investment is about $500 depending on the model.
  2. Some people do not like bagless vacuums and many people with asthma would not be able to handle emptying the bin themselves.

So even though I am frustrated by my problem with the Dyson, it has served me well for over 5 years and shows no sign of any problem with the motor or suction. I see on their website there is a replacement unit for the cyclone assembly for $75, which is the part that houses my broken latch. However, I don’t know if there is a replacement part only for the latch itself. I many have to inquire about that.  So right now, we are getting by with our duct tape repair.  (I am secretly trying to convince my fiance to upgrade to a new Dyson, but so far he’s not going for it).  In his defense, it is totally unnecessary to upgrade when our old one works just fine.  Time will tell who will win this battle! 🙂


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