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Specification for Dyson DC16 Root 6 Bagless Handheld

Main Features
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Dirt Capture Bagless
Key Feature
Design: Handheld
Dirt Capture: Cyclonic
Tank / Bag Capacity: 0.21 Gallon
Suction
Air Watts: 36
Filtration
Filtration Levels: 5
Tools
Number of Tools: 2
Convenience
Features: Cordless (Rechargable)
Other
Weight: 3.3 lb.

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Dyson DC16 Root 6 Bagless Handheld

“sucks, bagless handheld”

Written on: 06/04/2012

I own pets, and in owning pets there are messes. I bought this product thinking it would be a quick and easy time saver.... I thought wrong. I only get 2 minutes of battery life. Shame on you Dyson. Very expensive and not worth the money. My old dust buster worked better… Read Full Review

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Dyson DC16 Root 6 Bagless Handheld

“Charger Replcement”

Written on: 25/02/2012

I've had to call Dyson twice since I had this as a gift for my birthday some years ago. First to ask if there was something wrong with it as it's operation time only lastest a few minutes. My fault entirely as I had not carried out enough research to know there is no fault but it does only operate for a short period (6 minutes, in totaly I believe) before it needs recharging. Unbeknown to me also, that after having called them for the second time today, that once the two years warranty is up… Read Full Review

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Dyson DC16 Root 6 Bagless Handheld

“A lot of reviewers are complaining about Dyson DC16...”

Written on: 22/09/2009 by kingofreviews (89 reviews written)

A lot of reviewers are complaining about Dyson DC16 Root 6 Bagless Handheld battery life, but I wonder what they are comparing it too. Do you really expect a handheld to be able to hoover a whole car, or is that perhaps a job better suited to a mains powered device? Surely, this is for using for small areas that need a quick clean - in my case under the table once the monkeys have been fed, or when I have walked through the house in the morning dropping dried mud off my running shoes. For those… Read Full Review

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Dyson DC16 Root 6 Bagless Handheld

“I bought the Dyson Root several years ago and it had...”

Written on: 28/07/2009

I bought the Dyson Root several years ago and it had always worked great. I had trouble with the unit and upon calling Dyson support, all I had to have was the serial number and after trouble shooting for only a few minutes and not finding a solution, they sent me a whole new unit! No harrassing paperwork, did not have to send the old one back or anything!!! Dyson's support team and willingness to back up their products with such simplicity is a nice relief compared to Bissell and Hoover or… Read Full Review

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Fr07's Comment

Written on: 02/03/2013

I called them and explained I had the same problem as you did. They told me to buy a brand new vaccum. I wasn't able to get anything than "we are sorry".

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Dyson DC16 Root 6 Bagless Handheld

“The Dyson DC16 Root is a total waste of time. Both...”

Written on: 01/04/2009 by yorkshire1000 (1 review written)

The Dyson DC16 Root is a total waste of time. Both myself and father-in-law bought one at the same time. Neither of them worked, we waited several months for Dyson to sort out faulty chargers etc. Wish I had returned now under the sale of goods act - as it is certainly not fit for purpose. Save your money and purchase something that will plug into your lighter socket, it will do a better job. It is a total joke

I won't be buying Dyson again… Read Full Review

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Dyson DC16 Root 6 Bagless Handheld

“What a really good product the Dyson DC16 Root 6...”

Written on: 20/02/2009 by laddy1 (1 review written)

What a really good product the Dyson DC16 Root 6 Bagless Handheld is, Suction is really good & its a sturdy product, perfect for what i want in a hand held.....but I am experiencing a battery problem with my one. i cannot use it now because the battery now lasts for around five or six seconds & yes its out of warranty, i do not intend buying an expensive new battery… Read Full Review

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Themuss's Response to laddy1's Review

Written on: 06/02/2014

I've got the same problem. No way of telling if it's really a faulty battery or not and not willing to spend the money to find out.

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★★★★☆
Dyson DC16 Root 6 Bagless Handheld

“Lightweight, effective, great at suction, clear easy...”

Written on: 18/02/2009 by venusspecimen (6 reviews written)

Lightweight, effective, great at suction, clear easy to clean area where rubbish goes. Brilliant for stairs!!! great for cars too, far more power and suction than most car vacs have. when using the long nozzle attachment its very directional suction will pull in whatever you're aiming it at - especially large spiders! Sturdy strong build. A great useful item to have in addition to a regular vacuum cleaner, useful to pull out and do any cobwebs etc as they appear instead of using a feather… Read Full Review

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Dyson DC16 Root 6 Bagless Handheld

“The Not many extras available for bike is well worth...”

Written on: 08/02/2009

The Not many extras available for bike is well worth it if you need it for quick 5 minute jobs! Can not clean an entire car in one power charge though. Great suction, style and ease of use. Worlds worst battery life. Sent a complaint to dyson today assuming perhaps my battery was faulty, however this site is full of the exact same complaint. 5- 6 minutes of use in one battery… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆
Dyson DC16 Root 6 Bagless Handheld

“My Dyson DC16 Root 6 never loses suction power as is...”

Written on: 20/12/2008 by Burma9 (2 reviews written)

My Dyson DC16 Root 6 never loses suction power as is shuts down as soon as the battery sends a signal that it's getting weak. There isn't enough time to vacuum both the front and back floors of my car. A car cord would really make this vacuum useful. For spills in the house it seems to be fine as most small ones can be cleaned up in a minute or two… Read Full Review

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Dyson DC16 Root 6 Bagless Handheld

“Handy little hoover for spot cleaning, furniture etc,...”

Written on: 19/11/2008 by vespagoth (3 reviews written)

Handy little hoover for spot cleaning, furniture etc, pretty good with pet hair. Its portable and got good suction but the battery life is pathetic, mine didnt last long at all… Read Full Review

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Dyson DC16 Root 6 Bagless Handheld

“I wish I had put my money on a full size new Dyson...”

Written on: 21/06/2008

I wish I had put my money on a full size new Dyson which I have always had since I used one at least 10 years ago. Going out this week to buy a new one and will use my older one upstairs to save me carrying it up and down. I find that no other cleaner is as good as Dyson that is why I am so disappointed with the hand held one… Read Full Review

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Dyson DC16 Root 6 Bagless Handheld

“I would forget the Dyson DC16 Root 6 Bagless Handheld...”

Written on: 24/04/2008 by Idders (2 reviews written)

I would forget the Dyson DC16 Root 6 Bagless Handheld vacuum cleaner and go for something else, which though it might lack the flashy appearance, will in all probability be cheaper, more efficient and will fit neatly and discreetly near your electrical socket. It is very easy to accidentally switch the cleaner on when picking it up due to the location of the on off switch on the handle. Unfortunately, the 'bizarre' design seems to have been the main focus of this vacuum cleaner when it should… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆
Dyson DC16 Root 6 Bagless Handheld

“The DC 16 should be ideal for the car and small jobs...”

Written on: 16/03/2008

The DC 16 should be ideal for the car and small jobs in the house but the battery life is just too short and really lets this product down. This mini Dyson would be great but until Dyson make a longer lasting battery the product is on the verge of been useless… Read Full Review

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Dyson DC16 Root 6 Bagless Handheld

“cannot even clean inside of car in one go, only good...”

Written on: 24/01/2008

cannot even clean inside of car in one go, only good for small spills indoors. Do not even attempt to do the stairs you will have to charge battery for 3 hours after only 5 steps… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆
Dyson DC16 Root 6 Bagless Handheld

“Is pretty good all round, as said can be very tricky...”

Written on: 05/01/2008

Is pretty good all round, as said can be very tricky removing the battery and the battery life is too short.
Would be good if there was an adapter available to plug into the mains for use on stairs, quick spills when battery is flat etc. Overall though is not a bad product, just a bit expensive for what you get - but you pay for the name I suppose… Read Full Review

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★★★★★
Dyson DC16 Root 6 Bagless Handheld

“Very powerfull and has come in very handy, just...”

Written on: 31/12/2007

Very powerfull and has come in very handy, just woundering if you could buy an extra battery, so always have one fully charged that way you could extend the time to 12 mins (one battery lasts for 6 mins, not enough really to clean a car)… Read Full Review

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Dyson DC16 Root 6 Bagless Handheld

“Found the Dyson DC16 Root 6 Bagless Handheld very...”

Written on: 10/12/2007 by martuni (1 review written)

Found the Dyson DC16 Root 6 Bagless Handheld very expensive for the time to use ratio. It needs a longer battery life 5 to 6 minute operation with a three hour charge cycle is not what I expected… Read Full Review

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Dyson DC16 Root 6 Bagless Handheld

“Bought the Animal version (£40 or so premium) of the...”

Written on: 22/10/2007 by sitec (5 reviews written)

Bought the Animal version (£40 or so premium) of the DC16 as we have a couple of cats. It's a pretty expensive vacuum cleaner (not a Hoover, that's another brand!), but it does a VERY good job for a battery powered unit. The powered 'Animal' head with rotating brush is very handy for removing pet hair from furniture and is a credible alternative to a mains powered machine for small clean-ups.
The only downside is the rather short 6 mins of battery life from the fully charged battery, although I… Read Full Review

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Dyson DC16 Root 6 Bagless Handheld

“The Dyson DC 16 hand held hoover is a gem. It might...”

Written on: 07/08/2007 by DELTAGOLF (39 reviews written)

The Dyson DC 16 hand held hoover is a gem. It might be a bit expensive and slightly larger than most other hand-held vacuum cleaners, however, as you can expect with any Dyson product, it is superbly engineered and very effective at what it does. Its engine is powerful and will suck anything it attacks, while the ergonomics mean that you can dispose the rubbish accumulated with the single click of a button. You don't even need to get your hands dirty! It comes with a charger and a handy… Read Full Review

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Dyson DC16 Root 6 Bagless Handheld

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Written on: 30/03/2007 by alexwright (2 reviews written)

A review of Dyson DC16 Root 6 Bagless Handheld
This is useful to just have around the house for quick bits of cleaning where formerly you might have used a dustpan and brush, also it's ideal for car cleaning… Read Full Review

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