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Written on: 12/03/2008
Love the Dyson, best ever vacuum machine I've ever had. Great quick service even under warranty!… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/03/2006 by antzinyabance (2 reviews written)
I purchased my Dyson DC05 motorhead vacuum cleaner on 17/05/2003, and it was deemed to be faulty on first use. After carefully putting it together the floor tool with motorised head cracked on first contact with my short pile carpet. I returned it to the shop and it was immediately replaced.
I had approximately 1 and a 1/2 years of trouble free use with my replacement, but eventually started to notice a loss of suction, and after careful inspection saw that cracks were appearing on the dust… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/01/2006 by dt065 (1 review written)
I have had a Dyson DC05 Motorhead vacuum cleaner for 3 years now, and it is working the same now as it did the day we had it delivered (£150 brand new - good old Ebay).
It picks up absolutely everything we throw at it, and it is a tough machine that has withstood bangs, drops and falling down the stairs on several occasions.
I don't think it is made anymore, so if you have the chance to pick one up, snatch their hand off!… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/07/2003 by Househusband. (1 review written)
I think this represents poor value for money.
The cleaner has only average suction with the motorhead attached - more more obvious when using one of the attachments (but then suction orifice is smaller, so suction would appear stronger).
When the wand/head is parked in the v-shaped retension slot, the cleaner feels ungainly and unstable when lifted.
The tools get in the way (when not using the extension tubes/motorhead) and bang against furniture and fittings. Although this doesn't damage… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/06/2003 by Gill. (1 review written)
I was forced to buy a new vacuum cleaner when my VAX AVC died after just one year of service. The front plastic chassis had disintegrated where the motor powered brushbar was located and the insurance company decided that it was beyond economical repair. I have thick piled carpets in some of my house so a motorised brush bar is essential. All upright vacuum cleaners have a motorised brushbar so I was pretty sure that an upright belt driven brushbar vacuum was required.
My wife said that she… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/11/2002 by R Morrison. (1 review written)
The Motorhead has failed thrice within 10 months from new. Dyson repair mechanic can't give time of day when they will call so if both partners work it is impossible to arrange repairs. Dyson are inflexible in this respect. A repair mechanic was not available for some time and Dyson arranged to have it collected after 2 weeks of reporting faults taking a further 2 weeks to repair and return it. There is definitely a design fault in this machine. Do not buy it or your life will be a misery for… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/11/2002 by Brigid. (1 review written)
I have been delighted with both the dyson vacuums I have used. I have moved back to Australia from uk and am in the market for another Dyson - nothing else will do, despite the hefty price… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/09/2002 by k. (1 review written)
We've had our Dyson DC05 Motorhead vacuum cleaner for over a month now and the motorhead attachment broke on its second outing (i.e after 3 days!!!)
i called up dyson and they sent us a replacement out straight away and we received that within a few days, so the customer service from Dyson is excellent!
Other than that, the cleaner is excellent at its job and is the most powerful cleaner we have ever used...most impressive!
We still feel however that a vacuum cleaner of this price and status… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/06/2002 by Tony Jarvis. (1 review written)
I have now had my Dyson DCO5 motorhead vacuum cleaner for 7 months. In that time I have broken three Motorhead Units. The point at which the Motorhead units fits to the wand is flimsy and badly designed. Although Dyson have been very good at replacing the Motorhead units there is clearly a design fault at this point. I would add that I use the machine for normal domestic use and my wife and I do not normally abuse our domestic equipment… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/06/2002 by Mark. (1 review written)
A cylinder cleaner with a motorised head is a great idea. When I saw this Dyson DC05 vacuum cleaner I thought it combined the best of both cylinders and uprights. And it was a Dyson! So I handed over the dosh and went home with my new toy.
However I feel that I was taken in by the the hype. I was impressed by the initial results, but on its second outing the motorhead broke. A common problem so it appears. This was eventually replaced. But I am now very conscious of how fragile and plasticky… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/03/2002 by Lee. (1 review written)
Despite the cost we decided to go for this top of the range Dyson DV05 model vacuum cleaner - in particular the motor head appealed.
We have a semi-fluff cat and as a result get very furry carpets! My old Electrolux cleaner failed to pick up all the cat hairs which quite easily become entangled in the carpet fibres.
We are also moving to a new house soon and getting top of the range carpets worth £3000 and so we decided this would be an investment to protect our investment - so to speak.
With… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/11/2001 by thomas gasko. (1 review written)
I bought the Dyson DC-05 Motorhead from Vacuum Cleaners Direct in England. They shipped it to America and I had a special 240 volt outlet installed. I already owned a Dyson DC-04 Limited Edition upright that I purchased on my previous trip to England. I liked it and wanted a canister. I was shocked at how 'futuristic' the MotorHead looked. Like something the Jetsons would have owned. It cleans beautifully, like a dream. The carpets look great and the claim of 'no loss of suction' is 100%… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/10/2001 by Tony. (1 review written)
After my old Hoover upright died, I started looking around for a replacement. The Hoover was never very good at removing dog hair from carpet, so this was a prerequisite for the new cleaner.
I looked through some old issues of Choice Magazine (Australia), and they had given the Dysons (DC02 and DC03) low scores for dirt pickup.
I was surprised by this, and it put me off the brand somewhat.
Anyway, I went into a store to try the Dyson for myself. This particular store only had the 2 lower… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/09/2001 by ZiG. (1 review written)
At first it's great.. then you notice a few things:
- Moving from hard floors to carpet left a trail of debris on the carpet.. even following Dyson recommendations about turning the brush off on hard floors.
- It's not as easy to move around as you might think, tending to get stuck on corners rather than slide round.
- I'm not too keen on seeing all the dust I've collected either.
Within 48 hours of using the cleaner it broke. The motorhead (which is what you're paying for in this model)… Read Full Review
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