Written on: 27/04/2013 by Jedediah
When it is working properly it is excellent,but it is constantly failing in its efficiency due to hairs off the dog stopping the brush from spinning..It is advertised as ideal for pets . Overpriced and does not do what it says on the box... (read more)
Written on: 10/01/2013 by BlueAngels
I have had this now for 6-7 years and still going strong! Within the first 5year guarantee I needed the main hose replacing once which was sent out to me fast and very simple to replace myself. Unfortunately it has ripped again but this was in the 7th year of having the dyson and nothing else ever needed replacing. So really good compared to other Vaccume but the hose could do with being replaced by longer lasting, or stronger ones. As I said the first hose lasted me 4 years till it needed... (read more)
Written on: 13/11/2012 by alphamum
Bought the DC07 and was initially impressed with its performance. Unfortunately it has had numerous problems. I have had to replace the small palstic bottom hose twice. The motor packed up after 4 years and had to be replaced.It was smoking so I switched it off. As it was near Christmas I had to wait 2 weeks for an engineers appointment which was Christmas week. They couldnt guarantee he would have a replacement motor if needed and may have to orde the part so it would be well into the new... (read more)
Written on: 14/08/2012
I have had this Dyson for about 6 years now...... It still suck like the first day I got it!!!!! I have also during these 6 years only had to replace the belt twice which I think is great.I love this Dyson but am currently saving up for the ball DC42.Believe it or not but I have even sucked up water with this dyson and the only thing that happend was it started to smell and all the rubbish in the cyclone got stuck to the bin and on the next empty I had to scrape all the rubbish out apart... (read more)
Written on: 17/05/2012
I had a Dyson DC04 years ago and it was bombproof. I therefore trusted the brand and got the later DC07 and I must say it is rubbish. The filters clog so often, I bought a spare to swap and rotate and keep the machine working. I have a normal house but the filters will clog twice before the hopper is ready to be emptied. The motor gets incredibly hot and it will eventually cut out until allowed to cool down. I even experimented without the filters and it was the same. The fittings are stiff... (read more)
Written on: 02/05/2012 by cw100
We upgraded our faithfull DC07 to the latest DC41 animal, it's going to malmesbury on Friday to be repackaged so it can go back to the shop it was bought from, i put it together & have to say I'm surprised this model even left the factory, it is so flimsy, no way will it out live the 5 year warranty, too plastic, poor on & off button, difficult to lock into upright position then release, we didn't even go as far as to turn it on! Buy at your peril! (read more)
Written on: 30/04/2012 by jjbink (1 review written)
We have had four, now as a Dyson critic why four? dont ask....wife, families etc. Problems include: Poor suction 2/4 Motor failure 3/4 Last one a DC07 the motor bearings now shriek, the front beater has a huge design flaw. If it gets stuck, the drive belt ( no clutch) burns out in less than 10 seconds accompanied by smoke. They lose vacuum due to the many pipes, un bends etc that are fitted together and start to leak. The motors overheat and shut off These vacuums are terrible yet we get... (read more)
Written on: 29/03/2012
Why would u buy an up right vacuum to lug up an down stairs ho w stupid. I've had mine for 7 years never had a problem. I took it apart myself and cleaned it perfect. Never looses suction. Great if u have a lot of carpet to clean. The only thing I can think of is it is a little heavy at times depending on what u are doing.other than that great . (read more)
Written on: 06/11/2011 by BKS100
I fell for the slick commercials. Spent way too much for a very poor machine. Dyson knows that this machine is severly flawed and should take it off the market and replace all that heve been sold. The brush and suction stop working all the time. I spend frustrating hours with the factory "fix" and no results...been 3 times to professional dealer repair...same results. DON'T PURCHASE THIS VACUUM CLEANER! (read more)
Written on: 05/11/2010
I bought the allergy in blue and purple on 2004 it rips through dirt like nobodys buisness! it gets full in 2 or 3 days my vax took 6 months to get full! it has a clutch. I never replaced nothing except the carry handle which takes 2 mins to replace and eamptying is dust free hands free!I never had any problems I just bought this at my local B&Q store and dyson let me have a 5 year warranty! thats right! 5 years! Its very quiet and extremley light and powerful its completley it also has a... (read more)
Written on: 02/03/2010
Bought this product 13 months ago to clean a small living room sized office. Cleaner has broken down after 13 months and Dyson customer repairs will not repair the product. Poor product, very poor customer services. I would definatley steer clear of this product.
The vacuum is way too heavy, you need to be a weight lifter to use this thing efficiently. The front of the vacuum is too bulky, it does not fit easily under anything including high fronted sofas and bookcases. There is no light... (read more)
Written on: 01/04/2009 by yorkshire1000
Loved my dyson dc07 for two weeks, until ....
cutting through the cable accidentally with the Dyson. I was using the hose under the bed moved around the bed, when it stopped dead. The Dyson had run over the cable as I tugged, and immediately cut cleanly through the cable. The blades continue to spin even when you use the hose, unlike the older ones that cut out the blades when you use the hose for safety! Fortunately, it didn't kill me andI managed to get to the electrical supply to... (read more)
Written on: 13/09/2008
The Dyson DC07 has very good suction compared to the DC01 which I replaced with it. It is easy to empty. The only thing I found, again comparing it to the Dyson DC01 I had before this model, is that the suction through the hose isn't as strong as on the DC01. I also find that the DC07 is pretty heavy and noisy, but it works for it supposed to do: vacuuming! (read more)
Written on: 02/07/2008
For me cheap models have worked better than this Dyson DC07 with less problems. It isn't particularly cheap and then it broke so soon! (read more)
Written on: 27/03/2008
Dont buy a Dyson DC07 silver yellow upright. They are expensive vacuum cleaners to buy and my motor only lasted 2 years.
My advice is to buy a Henry hoover and you wont go wrong! (read more)
Written on: 22/01/2008
I am paying to have it fixed, because I think I would struggle to find a better one. Only gave it a 7 and nothing more because of disappointment that the motor hasn't lasted longer for the price of the Hoover. Would advise that you do not overstretch the hose section, as this will split (as mine did). Hoover quite heavy if you're not very strong. (read more)
Written on: 27/03/2006 by piglet1980 (12 reviews written)
The Dyson DC07 silver yellow upright vacuum cleaner is the best one I have used, including industrial ones. The biggest issue that I have is the stairs. If I leave it at the bottom, it tips up and it is impossible to hold it and hoover at the same time. Does anyone have any useful tips to help with this task? Maybe I am using it wrong. I also find that the pipe bends, so lessens the suction. (read more)
Written on: 03/01/2006 by zellka (19 reviews written)
The Dyson DC07 upright vacuum cleaner really does pick up dirt, and really easily.
It also removes animal hairs, and makes cleaning the stairs really easy.
It is much easier to empty than previous models. Mine is red however, not silver and yellow - a much nicer colour.
It has lifetime filters that you wash, so there are no extra expenses.
The service is excellent if you have problems. A simple call replaced my faulty hose, which was posted within two days. I also received a brand new... (read more)
Written on: 10/12/2005 by dchalfant
I have had a Dyson DC07 vacuum cleaner for two years, and I was happy for the first year, then it started falling apart. The attachment handle fell off, then the second year it refused to pick up dirt down where the brush is, but the attachment will pick up dirt.
The machine is over-priced and over-rated. (read more)
Written on: 12/10/2005 by FreddyL (3 reviews written)
I was a bit of a Dyson skeptic until I bought the DC07 model in a sale. It is the first vacuum that I have owned that really sucks up the dirt. The only problem is that it is a bit heavy. Unless you live in a single storey house, you are probably better off with one of the smaller models. (read more)
Written on: 01/09/2005 by Pauline1611 (8 reviews written)
I have always disliked 'Dysons' without using them, I decided to get a Dyson DC07 and was very pleased to see how easy it picks up dog hairs on my tiled floors and my carpeted floors, crumbs etc to, it has a nice long cable on it to.
Very easy to empty, just wash the filter every 5/6 months and it keeps the suction to what it should be. (read more)
Written on: 26/07/2005 by jayney (1 review written)
I got a Dyson DC07 silver yellow upright because I had been persuaded that they were the best. Didn't like it from the start because it was difficult to use, heavy and time consuming when applying attachments. I have cats and found that it just refused to pick up little bits of litter which scattered about. Neither would it pick up other little hard items. Very disappointed all round, as even this cheapest model is not an inexpensive machine cleaner. (read more)
Written on: 12/07/2005 by pseudodracon (1 review written)
I bought this Dyson DC07 silver yellow upright almost a year ago under the pretense that it was supposed to be a good vacuum. The truth is that Dyson products are completely over-rated! It has been a nightmare. The suction on the machine is OK, but definitely not any better than some other similar priced vacuum cleaners. I have a long-haired dog and found that this machine could not cope with cleaning up the hair properly. Cleaning anything with the hose was also a total nightmare as the... (read more)
Written on: 24/03/2011 by Jayne Tingay (1 review written)
Love it as it is realy easy to use but the down side if you have fringed rugs they get caught up (read more)
Written on: 05/03/2011 by ChrisB54 (2 reviews written)
We have had 2 Dysons - the second a Dyson Animal. We have a German Shepherd and 2 cats. The Dyson Animals says "doesn't clog like other vacuums" - this is rubbish. We had to unclog that vacuum 2-3 times each use, and we do vacuum regularly. The rotating brush part has a small opening covered with a rubber flap. This continually clogs. Plus the dust is not contained as it wafts out when you try to empty it. It still works but we gave up on it and spent yet more money, this time on a Miele... (read more)
Written on: 31/12/2010
we have had it for 10 years my wife has abused it, hardly ever cleaned the filter. just had the £69 service as the clutch and belts finally gave up the gost. engineer came out and rebuilt the machine and replaced parts needed and those that had been updated, it now works as when it was new...good for another 10 years.Might not be the cheapest on the market but it is the best, and with this kind of life expectancy and customer service in the long run is the cheapest. very satisfied... (read more)
Written on: 12/10/2010
I bought the Dyson DCo7 Animal five years ago I love using this machine the only problem ive had with it was when I dropped it down the stairs and broke the handle I rang Dyson who were very professional and ordered a new piece for my machine this is my third Dyson Ive had and would reccmend them to anyone. The only thing I didnt like about the machine is the weight of it as its quite heavy to take up and down stairs.
Written on: 05/10/2010 by ELSDON (1 review written)
Some reviewers are calling these machines Hoovers. These could never be hoovers. Hoovers were an old technology invention which had their place in the fifties.
Dyson - James to be exact pulled up the standard of dust capture and brought it into the here and now. All of the machines can be lifted from a skip and rebuilt with ease.
People insist on talking such nonsense and if the DC 07 is too heavy you should have chosen a lighter model.
Just sit back and enjoy James Dyson's journey... (read more)
Written on: 15/04/2010
I purchased my Dyson DC07 in 2003 and had no problems with it until last week when I stupidly overheated the motor causing a horrible burning smell ! I knew I had damaged the motor. I rang Dyson and made an appointment for an engineer to call, (I had read about their service on a message board when trying to find a solution re the motor) The engineer came 3 days later. he fitted a new brush bar, a new motor, new filter, and a couple of other things. The replacements came with a 12 month... (read more)
Written on: 05/03/2010
As a cleaner every one of my customers have a dyson this one being the worst i refuse to bring it up the stairs i can not recommend this to any one or any other dyson they all loose suction and most of them are built to look like something from outer space or just about to take off im sure dyson would be good if they concentrated on making the hoover do what its supposed to do and stop trying to make them look fancy it just pulls people into buying them imo. (read more)
Written on: 01/03/2010
The Dyson DC07 is the worst vacuum cleaner i have ever used.
Its so unbelievably heavy ive had to resort to asking my partner to lug it up and down the stairs as i just cannot carry it.
The manouverability is none existant, and due to the shape will not reach into many gaps. then due to this problem i am forced to use the awful extension appliance that has been broken on my machine for six months and will not extend.
the hoover has never picked up more than a light layer of dust, ive... (read more)
Written on: 19/02/2010
Brilliant for first couple of years then lost most of its suction almost overnight. Great design severely impaired by weak and inferior gaskets at the many connections in the suction system. Once suction goes its almost impossible to locate the cause. (read more)
Written on: 18/02/2010 by harry hunt (2 reviews written)
The Dyson DC07 cleaner is very mediocre in design and performance and has some bad flaws. Pick up is average and the roller beater bar cannot be turned off although we never thought to ask about this when we bought it. The salesperson should however have mentioned it as it can be dangerous as we cut through the cable accidentally by running over it thinking it was off on the uncarpeted kitchen floor.Again we must accept some blame for this. Changing the drive belt is a nightmare and I... (read more)
Written on: 30/09/2009 by binio (53 reviews written)
I have had Dyson DC07 for two years and it has done good on the floors, carpets. Cleans well, waste container is big enough and it tatty look seems OK. I enjoyed as a gadget however when it comes to cleaning in tight places it is not that good and you have to detatch tube and use it as classic vacum cleaner. Quick summary as for Dyson would be: It reminds me Apple computers, looks good, there is lots of good publicity around but wheather it does good job it it rather bit controversial. (read more)
Written on: 16/09/2009
The dyson dc07 vacuum is the worst I have ever used. It constantly tries to suck up the carpet and makes a screaming noise you can here 2 blocks away. You have to pull your arm out of the socket just to get it to move. The serice department wants me to drive 30 miles to see if it can be fixed. They also said to use the bare floor setting instead of the carpet setting, but the bare floor setting does not pick up anything. They also suggested to change my carpets. I paid 10,000.00 for hardwood... (read more)
Written on: 14/07/2009
I bought my dyson dc07 about 4 years ago and for the first few weeks was very impressed. Since then we have had nothing but trouble with it, absolutely useless the biggest waste of money. Contacting the helpline was a waste of time too. I would not ever buy a dyson again nor recommend one. (read more)
Written on: 24/05/2009
I bought my Dyson DC07 yesterday. It was the only one the store had and they were not going to be getting any more. When I got it home I discovered that the accessories were missing. I called the store first but they had no idea what could have happened to them and suggested I call Dyson for a replacement. The first call was mysteriously disconnected about the time I brought up buying another brand. The 2nd call was not much better. I ended up with a supervisor. Long story short, I had... (read more)
Written on: 29/04/2009
The Dyson DC07 lost suction quickly and have replaced the belt twice and the lifetime filter. still not working - cheaper to buy a new cleaner. (read more)
Written on: 09/04/2009
I've had my Dyson DC07 for about 10 years now. In that time I've only ever had two problems with it. About 4 years ago the suction was very poor and it wasn't working as it had in the past. I called the Dyson help desk and they talked me through a number of tests on the machine. This enabled the man on the phone to identify the problem, that it needed a new cyclone. It cost £35, two days later the part arrived, I fitted it easily, good as new.
Then about 6 months ago it packed up... (read more)
Written on: 09/04/2009 by gylie
The Dyson is marketed very well but gives a false impression on how effective it is. Generally not as good as other vacuums for the same price (read more)
Written on: 19/03/2009 by pedmac02 (13 reviews written)
The Dyson DC07 picks up my dogs hair with ease.
Works like a dream if properly cleaned every so often.
Customer service was great with an engineer coming out and fixing it for free when my wife broke a piece.
Has a big dust collection area.
Written on: 22/02/2009 by Dav4 (2 reviews written)
The first DC o7 was pretty good it. I had it around 10 years! Would I buy another? Yes I would. At least it picks up well! Its heavy and very noisy and it rattles! It has been like this since I got it. It's now 5 years old and the noise is worse! I also had the bottom of the dust compartment fall apart It's now stuck together with electicians tape to keep it closed! (read more)
Written on: 06/02/2009
We read reviews that this was a noisey Dyson. We found it so at first but soon got used to it. My kids have never been scared of it so it can't be too loud! I love it. It made my old carpet look great. (read more)
Written on: 01/02/2009 by CHAMINLUC
I would advise people to buy only a dyson,and nothing else.i have tried them all but no other vacuum cleaner comes any where near a dyson.The Dyson DC07 has excellent suction.easy to use.pipe stretches up stairs.the fact that its bagless is a bonus. (read more)
Written on: 03/01/2009 by pedmac
Dyson DC07. Works a lot better than my 3 month old hoover and when my wife had a problem a Dyson engineer came out and sorted it free of charge. Can't get any better than that (read more)
Written on: 21/11/2008
I would not recommend the Dyson DC07 vacuum cleaner at it's current price, there are a lot better out there for that kind of money.
If you really want to try a Dyson get a Factory re-manufactured unit and give it a wirl.
My first impression was that, well....I just wasn't impressed, didn't get that 'blown' away feeling all the advertizing had conditioned me to expect, it worked no better and no worse than any other vacuum cleaner I have ever owned and was not worth the price.
Written on: 20/11/2008 by happychickens (1 review written)
Had the DC01 and just snapped handle. Will be looking to get new one! So after looking around, loved my old dyson so decided on the DC07 - the cleaning on carpet is fantastic and still fascinates me how much dirt ends up the the cylinder BUT and it is a massive BUT the noise is tooooo painful, surely there is a noise level cap for items such as this not sure it will get any better (read more)
Written on: 04/11/2008
we bought this DC07 3 years ago it was a rebuilt one and it is excellent i just give it a service at 6 months.we use it every day one thing i do is empty it every day.i would like everybodys 07 they say is no good07 is very very good and not had any spares. if i did they are good price wise (read more)
Written on: 12/10/2008 by terafly
In general, we are sorry that we purchased it (DC07 model), and should have just accepted the re-stock fee (penalty) and returned it to the store.----but we just kept thinking that it was us...Now, after 5 years: no it is the Dyson.
We recently removed the pre-filter (A) and the don' remove filter (B) ... and it works better.... but not great---but you need a filter since it does not have a bag! We contacted Dyson again, after a said, oh, you must have had defective filters when you... (read more)
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