Product Type: Dyson vacuums
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Dyson DC07 Animal
Member Name: hayley57
Dyson DC07 Animal
Date: 21/04/12, updated on 22/04/12 (28 review reads)
Advantages: Very good product which does what it promises
Disadvantages: Heavy and pricey
I have recently managed to refurbish one of these that had been chucked out for 'dead' I have quickly realised that you can get spare parts pretty cheap and with some care and attention it can go on forever! My partner has become a bit of a rag 'an' bone man in his spare time and he happened upon one of these that someone had chucked out. I am a bit of a fix it fanatic so thought I would have a go. I set to work, taking bits apart, frantically cleaning and making a terrible mess! When I happened upon the first filter that looked like crumbled flower oasis, I decided I needed help, So had a look online at fix it videos and found out you could change both the lifetime and HEPA post motor filters for a very reasonable price.
You can find these videos online very easily if you just Google 'how to replace a dyson DC07 filter'. The lifetime filter is at the side of the cleaner and is easily accessible and should actually look like a sponge; however the HEPA filter gets missed and is under the main bin compartment. The HEPA filter can only be replaced but the lifetime filter can in fact be washed, but it's recommended you change it every 4 years. In fact you can actually get most replacement parts for these online which seems to extend the life and return it to 'like new', I bought my parts from Espares.com as they are genuine Dyson products but you can get cheaper versions if on a budget. It soon became apparent that although I had changed the filters it was missing its 'U bend' and effectively dumping the dust back on to the floor from its hose! So a quick glance at a new online video, I ordered the part and it came very quickly from the same supplier and was easy to fit.
Suffice to say I now have a fabulous new addition to my under stairs cupboard, in 'like new' working order, beautifully vacuumed carpets and stairs all for the price of a take away! I have previously had dyson vacuum cleaners and stupidly thrown them out when the hose broke, I have now found out that these can also be bought and replaced for around £6.00! My advice is that this is a very good product, very pricey initially, but can be maintained for years if willing to put in some time and effort. Since having it I have noticed how my previous vacuum was under performing, the dust and pet hair that comes out of my carpet is somewhat alarming!
It is easy to use and fix if need be with amazing suction power, and a hose that reaches the length of my stairs without having to move the cleaner. It has auto carpet height adjustment, so no fiddling is needed between carpets and hard floors, it's hygienic and quick to empty and has a reversible wand, the bin is clear so it is easy to see when it needs emptying. A must for people with pets.
Summary: A very good product which if maintained can go on for years
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