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Written on: 18/05/2012
I purchased this vacuum cleaner nearly 12 years ago when it went on sale at Comet. I have th Brush control model. It is a very useful feature, as it spares the hard floors from being scratched, and you can disable the brushes when vacuuming the car so they don't get ruined. This vacuum has never had anything wrong with it and at £350 new, that means I have paid about £31/year for an amazing vacuum! It also comes with 3 tools that do pretty much anything - it would be pointless to purchase any… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/04/2011
Very good and reliable - I've had my Dyson DC04 Absolute for over 9 years and still going strong. Servicing and parts are reasonable price and to be honest a new motor was supplied and fitted for less than £50 - that makes it effectively a new machine for £50?
I hear and understand the issue of tools coming off but its no big deal. As for the "can't do stairs" and "hose ends in a long tube with a handle".... you muppets!! For the stairs you remove the long tube altogether and the hose alone… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/08/2010
I have had my DYSON DC04 for 9 years and have only ever replaced the hose at a cost of £15 ...that to me is good value for money! I have a dog and some laminate floors and it works a treat on all of them! On the downside I do find it slightly heavy to get up and down the stairs but I manage slowly and carefully. I have used the hoover every day for 9 years so all in all a very good buy for me. Its just starting to cut out on me but thinks that is a fault on the cable as I have took to dragging… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/05/2010 by kimmiffa (1 review written)
I loved my my dc 04 and had it for years without a bit of trouble until it died on me.I purchased another dyson but this time a pull along which i still have and i hate it !! Its awkward and rolls over all the time.
After fighting with it today i have decided to buy another dc 04 and i cant wait for vacuming to become a pleasure again… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/05/2010 by beededea (5 reviews written)
I love British products, and I loved my old Dyson that I could drag around the floor but eventually the motor died. So I bought the DC04 upright to replace it. However, the tools fall off, the belts break every time you accidentally suck up a string... You cannot easily replace belts without replacing the whole clutch mechanism. They cost £20-£30 every time (and prepare to scuff your knuckles). Frankly I am disappointed that such lack of thought has gone into a something supposedly 'designed'… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/04/2010
We've had this cleaner for about 7 years. It is our third Dyson and still works very well. It has had pretty hard use and the only problem we've had are hoses failing - on our third, It is rather heavy and clunky but I wouldn't buy another brand… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/03/2010
I have had my DC04 for 4 years and although not the strongest suction it has been a reliable machine, I read that other people have had a job to fit their own belts but I am a woman of 62 and I have fit my own, yes it is a bit awkward but rather than pay others stupid money for doing it...have a go!! All in all it has been a reliable vacuum… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/11/2009
Fed up with the belts breaking and having to pay to have them fixed as it's nearly impossible to do youself without breaking your thumbs!… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/11/2009
Had this for about 5 years now and not had a problem so cant mark service and support as not had to use it .It is a great hoover empty it when its full and clear hair etc from brush as you should and it just keeps going.Maybe all these people saying its no good should look after their machine and it will last them as it should… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/10/2009
I am the very distressed owner of an upright DC4 (I think) Dyson - I've had it for years now and I absoultely bloody HATE it!!! It's such a heavy cumbersome awful stupid thing to use. It gets me so stressed I've had to hire a cleaner to use it, but on occasion (like just now as you may have guessed!) I have to use it myself and I feel like throwing it off the cliffs of Dover by the end!! It is the most awkward thing to move about and getting it up and down the stairs, well I don't know how… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/09/2009
Owned purple/Silver Dyson DC04 til it died (7 years) Overpriced hype. The tools break. Can't used nozzle to get into small places as the handle gets in the way.
Its heavy... and the one bit of sturdy plastic on it, that seems to break everything else in contact with it, is the front trim around the brushes.
The hose breaks easily (I had 3 replacements)-
The stair tool breaks easily -
The mini suction brush breaks easily -
The motor breaks ! -
The tools fall off the vacuum easily -
I… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/07/2009 by topsham (3 reviews written)
Fell for the hype and spent 4 times as much as needed on a Dyson DC04 vacuum that is terrible to use. The man who got such accolade for designing this obviously lived in a large open plan house. The attachments fall off at the slightest knock and are precariously balanced on the part that you have to take to the bin. The hose ends with a long straight fixed pipe and a large looped handle which makes it impossible to vacuum small gaps, furniture, behind furniture, or stair treads. The brushes… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/04/2009
I'm having to part with my Dyson DC04 because it's just too heavy for me. We have 2 flights of stairs and lugging it up there to the top floor is no joke!… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/01/2009
I've had my Dyson DC04 for near 10 years now and it just won't give up. Love it, like a faithful old friend it always brings the carpets up perfectly. Yes the handle has broken off but its had 10 years of hard slog this is hardly the end of the world. I just don't get why people are slating this vacumn. I had a miele for under year and it died on me, the customer service at miele told me to send it to them so I did only to have it returned 2 days later, unfixed and told it was beyond economical… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/09/2008 by katcai (1 review written)
I got my Dyson DC04 from a friend 3 years ago (ie; second hand) and it still works like a dream, or it did till my mum dropped it down the stairs and broke the handle! (it does still work though) I have 2 dogs so as you can imagine it gets a workout at least twice daily. It picks up great on both laminate & carpet, the hose reaches to the top of the stairs, and the attatchments are easily changed & close to hand. An all rounder, nothing fancy. Its been a solid reliable machine for me. ( oh and… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/06/2008 by nansue (1 review written)
My Dyson DC04 is on the local council tip. I am fed up of paying out for new belts to be fitted. Web site says a proper repair man should refit, I think Dyson offer the service at some price. Unreliable vacuum cleaner… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/05/2008 by Richard Hughes (1 review written)
Brilliant . Follow manufacturers instructions .Look after it and it will look after you… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/04/2008
Thus Dyson DC04 comes highly recommend! When you empty the plastic drum, just press the button. All the dust just drop out on the other end, great design! I had it for 3 years, never had a problem. I use it for vacuuming all wood chips, & fine dust, no problem at all.
I never experience the what all those user had. The motor will only overheat if it caught some objects which prevent the brush going round!… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/03/2008
Getting a Dyson DC04 was a very very expensive mistake. Every conventional vacuum cleaner I previously had was 5 times cheaper and far superior in every way. This heap of plastic is simply not fit for purpose. I would not even contemplate buying one… Read Full Review