Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > PPRuNe Social > Jet Blast
Reload this Page >

Frikking Dyson

Jet Blast Topics that don't fit the other forums. Rules of Engagement apply.

Frikking Dyson

Old 17th Dec 2017, 21:06
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: A better place.
Posts: 1,711
Frikking Dyson

I have read posts here in the past denigrating Dyson.
That said - found the vacuum to be a reasonable performer, until you get the thing wet and it starts to stink.
First time - sent back for maintenance per manufacturers instructions.
Two hundred nicker later, it comes back, perfect.
Then a few weeks ago it got wet again (don't use it to vacuum out the boat, you muppet - first world problem I know) and the stink was back.
"Bugger this," thinks I.
Took it to bits as far as I could, only to see that to proceed any further, I'd need a tamper-proof screwdriver set.
Well that's an open, red-rag invitation to tamper...
"No it's a legit purchase," I says to the wife as I'm off to Bunnings (that's B&Q to you lot); "I'm fixing the bleedin' Dyson."
After purchasing the 100 piece bit set and the extension rod to reach into the guts of said vacuum to unscrew tiny T9 size screws, what do I find?
The most intricate dust-hoarding design I think I have ever seen.
Yes I `spose its guts look like one of Frank Whittle's early engines to get the cyclone effect happening, but full of dust collecting and hoarding nooks and crannies.
The thing was filthy - so much for dust going into the collection bin.
What a piece of shite.
Took the whole afternoon to take it to bits, clean it and put it back together.
I know we won the war - but bugger it - I'm off to buy a Miele.
tartare is offline  
Old 17th Dec 2017, 21:35
  #2 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: with the wife
Posts: 348
You've not had a good day, have you?
4mastacker is offline  
Old 17th Dec 2017, 21:40
  #3 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: A better place.
Posts: 1,711
Originally Posted by 4mastacker View Post
You've not had a good day, have you?
Correct!! After all the laudatory praise heaped on said vacuum designers...
tartare is offline  
Old 17th Dec 2017, 21:45
  #4 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: UK
Posts: 1,338
Do yourself a favour - get a Sebo!!
Cornish Jack is offline  
Old 17th Dec 2017, 21:57
  #5 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: A better place.
Posts: 1,711
Well there you go - PPRuNe comes up trumps again.
I'd never even heard of Sebo.
Just had a look now.
Thanks Jack.
I shall investigate further...
tartare is offline  
Old 17th Dec 2017, 22:13
  #6 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: West Country
Posts: 1,243
Think you deserve a few tinny's after all that..
Jet II is offline  
Old 17th Dec 2017, 22:14
  #7 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: England
Posts: 353
Originally Posted by Cornish Jack View Post
Do yourself a favour - get a Sebo!!
Another vote for Sebo. Solid engineering - none of your Dyson coloured plastic [email protected]
Sallyann1234 is offline  
Old 17th Dec 2017, 22:45
  #8 (permalink)  
Dep Chief PPRuNe Pilot
 
Join Date: Jan 1997
Location: UK
Posts: 7,394
Famous John Lewis Partnership in the UK.

I bought a Sebo when every member of staff on the electrical floor said discount or not that was their machine of choice at home. Long warranties are part of the John Lewis sales pitch so they see a real picture of what breaks in real life.

Rob
PPRuNe Towers is offline  
Old 18th Dec 2017, 00:04
  #9 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Republic of Texas
Posts: 92
I'm doing it wrong. I buy the cheapest Dirt Devil with a HEPA filter. We use it for maybe 2 to 2.5 years, donate it, and get another. They're about $50 bucks delivered to my door. For the first 2 years, they'll suck up everything, and leave the air nice and clean. After that, it's done it's job, and will be given to someone else.
ethicalconundrum is offline  
Old 18th Dec 2017, 00:44
  #10 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Australia
Posts: 869
Tartare
I agree about Dyson. Designed so dirt gets into places that to clean out you must comprehensively disassemble vacuum cleaner yourself (and I guess void warranty), or pay Dyson a fortune for their service people to clean.
The traditional bag vacuum cleaner is far more useful long term.
rjtjrt is offline  
Old 18th Dec 2017, 00:59
  #11 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: apogee
Age: 65
Posts: 59
Amazes me how much dosh people are more than willing to pay to suck up some dust, hair and crumbs in the quest to most efficiently suck up some dust, hair and crumbs.
meadowrun is offline  
Old 18th Dec 2017, 01:46
  #12 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: E.Wash State
Posts: 0
Shark.
Gets good reviews, sucks as good or better than Dyson, costs half as much.

Paying excessive cash for something that only sucks is never a good deal.
obgraham is offline  
Old 18th Dec 2017, 02:33
  #13 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Norfolk
Age: 64
Posts: 4
Dyson - A triumph of marketing over efficient engineering design.

Actually, the early models were not bad if you had a house infested with pets! Had a DC03 model that lasted for years. Finally the beater brush gear mechanism disintegrated, defeated by a moulting golden retriever.
G0ULI is offline  
Old 18th Dec 2017, 04:22
  #14 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Balikpapan, INDONESIA
Age: 68
Posts: 536
Originally Posted by meadowrun View Post
Amazes me how much dosh people are more than willing to pay to suck up some dust, hair and crumbs in the quest to most efficiently suck up some dust, hair and crumbs.
Vacuum cleaner marketing is right on a level with all the other daytime TV products; wrinkle cream, probiotics, leg stimulators, et al.

Carpet crap does nor care what the source of the vacuum (actually, air flow) looks like.
WingNut60 is offline  
Old 18th Dec 2017, 06:28
  #15 (permalink)  
Paid...Persona Grata
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Between BHX and EMA
Age: 74
Posts: 237
I'm off to buy a Miele
You should see what they charge for a repair.

I've gone for a central vacuum system. Current one is based on a HEPA-type cylindrical filter, but the one in the next house is a bag design. Life's too short to be cleaning filters, and I reckon it will only use 2-3 bags a year based on bag size and frequency of emptying current bin, and I'll stand the extra cost for the bags.

Not easy to retro-fit but it was worth it. More powerful than any push-along and the noise is in the garage.
UniFoxOs is offline  
Old 18th Dec 2017, 07:09
  #16 (permalink)  
I don't own this space under my name. I should have leased it while I still could
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Lincolnshire
Age: 77
Posts: 16,712
Read some Sebo one star reviews on the river site - poor customer service, heavy and clunky.

So, what about a robot? Philip Scofield was testing one on TV. It can off the dock when he typed in Clean. It searched for the dirt, didn't see his red wine glass and pushed it around a few times, and picked up some of the dirt.

At £900, a bargain.

Anyone tried a robot?
Pontius Navigator is offline  
Old 18th Dec 2017, 07:27
  #17 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: .
Posts: 306
Yes, we have a robotic vacuum. It is, as you would expect, not as good as cleaning manually but it's still a very useful bit of kit. The problem is that it can't reach into corners, little nooks and under some low bits of furniture.
But for cleaning large areas of floor (kitchen, living room, etc) it's great - especially with little kids who drop crumbs/mud/whatever all over the place. We set the robot off twice per week, then clean all the corners manually once or twice per month. Overall I think it probably saves us an hour or so a week that we previously spent vacuuming. The thing was expensive ($800) but I value my time more than I value money, to be honest.
Nemrytter is offline  
Old 18th Dec 2017, 07:33
  #18 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Near the coast
Posts: 1,804
Robot vacuum

I donít have one but a story from a friend who does have one is definitely worth a share...

Said friend, letís call him Tarquin, has a few beers when home alone and falls asleep on the sofa.

Whilst he slept, and just before the robotís scheduled wake up and suck time, the family dog had an explosive diarrhea incident on the floor.

The robot duly did its job and merrily sucked dust whilst helpfully spreading out the doggy dribblings.

As if that wasnít bad enough, semi drunk Tarquin, in a bid to prevent his wife finding out, decided that the robot needed cleaning. Letís just say that robot vacuums do not take kindly to being immersed in water.

Iím not sure if he was able to make a warranty claim but if the company had a sense of humour they should have let him have a new one just for the comedy value.

BV
Bob Viking is online now  
Old 18th Dec 2017, 07:41
  #19 (permalink)  

 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: White Waltham, Prestwick & Calgary
Age: 68
Posts: 3,829
As with Linn Sondeks (record players), if Dyson are so good, why do you see so many up for sale in the newspapers?

We also use the Jack Reacher approach - buy a new cheapie every so often.
paco is offline  
Old 18th Dec 2017, 08:36
  #20 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: A better place.
Posts: 1,711
Bob - just read that story aloud to the Chief Dyson purchasing officer - we both pissed ourselves laughing!
tartare is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.