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What a piece of rubbish
This vacuum cleaner has tripled my time spent vacuuming. It makes a great whirring sound which sounds like it is working, it has a furiously rotating brush inside the head, however, it is all froth and bubble. It kicks dirt out everywhere, and when you think you might have at last sucked it up, you turn the head and it all falls out. Is someone having a joke with me? Where are the cameras? This is the first Dyson I have ever bought thinking it might help with my sons allergies (given the name), but I do not for the life of me know how this coul...d help one iota with a kid who suffers dust mite allergies. When you dispense the dirt you have to be very careful not to release it and make more dirt then if the catch gets dirt in it, it is very difficult to do up again. I am awaiting the day when this function will fail. Thanks for making my life more difficult Dyson.
Works great on tiles, struggles on carpet floors. Has anyone else found it just doesn’t pick a great deal up on carpet floors? I have tried all settings and find I am constantly picking up after it like I do for my infant child. I’ve previously owned older model Dyson that worked great on carpet. Disappointed.
Purchased in January 2020 for A$500.00.
The musclehead of this vacuum cleaner is total rubbish - ridiculously designed. We have had other Dyson vacuum cleaners which were well designed, but this one really "sucks." Suction is so great the muscle head sticks to the the carpet and scratches the polished floors even on the low suction setting. It's not called a "muscle head" for nothing!! So brutal to move - needs to be more like a hovercraft than a limpid clam. The designers certainly need to go back to the drawing boards. Meanwhile here I am cursing and looking for an alternative head with bristles instead of hard plastic ribbing.
Going away from basics - a failed model
This is my fourth Dyson vacuum and it has been disappointing. I have now used it for about 8 months and so its not based on just an initial use. It appears that Dyson has focussed too hard on creating more and more suction and not enough on ergonomics and user friendliness. The multi floor head design is poor requiring a lot of physical effort to use on hard floors and downright impossible to move it around on carpets and this is on the low suction setting! Vacuum cleaners are supposed to be manoeuvred with little effort and not become a gym ...session. My first Dyson (DCO8T) was probably the best Dyson I had and it has been progressively downhill since then. I have been advised that there is another attachment head that I can purchase for $135 but surely a $700 vacuum cleaner should work well with its default attachments. Lets not even go to the issue of models having different sized attachments so you can't use previous attachments with the newer models or the canister emptying latch being so flimsy as to becoming almost a no-touch opening device.
- Cinetic Big Ball Multi Floor Extra
- Verified purchase
Picks up so much unseen dirt!
Just purchased this today from Harvey Norman Everton Park. It blows out a large amount of heat. However the amount of dirt it sucked up was outstanding! Actually I was horrified at how much dirt there was in my bedroom! I emptied the barre twice for one bedroom!! And I vacuum regularly - obviously my old vac was not so good after all!!!! The tools are light weight to counteract the heavy barrel. The tools are very useful and there’s plenty of choice and an extra head in the box. I was pleasantly surprised at all the extra tools. The one for cleaning skirting boards worked a charm!! I’d recommend it.
Love my Dyson
I have only had this product for 2 months but absolute loving it!!
So easy to move around and the results are great 10x better than my previous vacuum.
Great on all floor types and even great in the car !!
Excellent vacuum cleaner
Excellent product no bags sucks dust amazingly
Bought on Go MasterCard 60 months interest free $6 service fee per month
Beautiful design top of the range virtually for close to nothing
$24 per month won’t break any budget
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
Nothing to fault! Amazing!
i use this vacuum daily on a number of floor types, wood and tile being the main two. It has never let me down. My family have been customers of Dyson our entire lives and refuse to use anything else. There quality is amazing and dealing with complaint, purchases or anything else is always smooth and a positive experience.
- Cinetic Big Ball Animal+
- Verified purchase
I believe in dyson and this is dissapointing.
After 10 years our much loved Dyson died and we decided to get us another Dyson as a replacement. First time when I tried this new one with standard brush head it comes with I seriously tought something was wrong with the suction. I kept checking all the connections and the hose but everything was fine...brush spins so some suction is definitely there but it simply is not enough suction guys, and I mean almost no suction at all to the point that there are small DRY crumbs on the laminated floor/tiles and brush just moves it (does not suck at al...l!!!). Today I found myself pushing crumbs to the wall and then having to remove the head/brush and vacuming directly with the hose opening....that kind of poor suction is not reasonable to come with this rather pricey machine. After having 5 days of hope and thinking that some magic will happen I am at the point of crying now as 5 days in and I am stuck with 2 useless Dyson vacum cleaners. In having said this on a positive note the tiny hair brush was great to remove cat hair from the outside couch but is not even close replacement for regular size brush as one would have to vacuum 3-4 times longer to cover the same surface area as with the regular brush/head.
Zero Stars - Don't waste your money
Buying a $800 + vacuum cleaner that promises quality and efficiency removing pet hair, you expect a top quality product that will last you for years. Not with this Dyson.
I'm extremely disappointed that Dyson offer such a poor product. Poorly made that after 2 weeks using this vacuum cleaner (light use around the house) the wheels came off and you can't place it back. Poor hard plastic that once it's broken you can't do anything about it.
Few months down the track, the power button on and off doesn't work properly too. Once you turn on, it ge...t stuck and it's a little mission to turn off. Around the same time the little plastic wheel close to the vacuum head doesn't spin either. Again, poorly built and made. Now we have a fancy broken, 1 year old vacuum that can't be used anymore. We always had cheaper vacuums $150 or so and we NEVER had any built issue with it and lasted us years! Will never buy anything from Dyson again. What a waste of money, DON'T waste your money too!
Purchased in January 2019.
Not for long fur, weak suction
We bought this as we have four long haired pets. Be warned the animal description only applies to short fur, not long fur which immediately blocks the head.
When we complained the Dyson rep sounded like this isn't the first time they have heard this issue.
Very weak suction, have to go over everything twice. Have gone back to our 6 year old electrolux which is far more powerful. Dyson appears to be nothing but marketing hype.
Another bitterly disappointed Dyson customer...
Oh Dyson what has gone wrong! I had one of your first vacuums for many years and loved it! Sadly it died and I replaced it with this model. I am so very disappointed! The barrel never seems to close properly and I am forever having to use my stick Dyson to clean the mess that falls out of this vacuum. It is messy to empty. My carpets never feel like they are properly vacuumed and the carpet head does not have the range like the old vacuum. I have to continuously empty the barrel just to feel like I am getting some suction. I've rung a couple of...times only to have to wait for a long time to be told that others love this vacuum. Well I dont! I have been a loyal customer for many years, and we own a number of Dyson products. I will never buy another Dyson product. I'm not sure what has happened in the Dyson company for it to put out such a disappointing product. I can only assume Dyson has been sold to a bigger company so once again we see greed before customer satisfaction.
Not worth the money
Very disappointed with the overall quality and performance. Not enough variation in suction. Emptying the canister is not easy and has often clicked open as it is taken out of it's holder. The on/off switch is too small as is the cord rewind. Vacuum rod is too large and difficult to use. Attachments are poorly designed for the purpose intended.
Was initially happy with this cleaner. Had issues with the multi floor head after about 12 months of use, it kept lifting off the floor and losing suction. Dyson kindly replaced the head, but with a different one, not the same as came with the purchase. Whether its the new head or not,bit seems to have loss suction, skims over the floor without picking up dirt/dust. Have previously been a Vax user but went with a Dyson on friend and family recommendations. Should have stuck with a Vax.
Not as good as my original Dyson
My first Dyson nearly 10 years ago was amazing, this one is still good on hard floors (where I could use a broom) but a real struggle to get carpet clean. I have to scrub the carpet then often pick up a ball of fluff or kids hair my hand & feed it into the suction. Its mildly better than my $70 Aldi special but nearly 10x the price. No its not blocked just ineffective on carpet. Surely I dont have to spend 100s extra on an animal head to actually pick anything up from the carpet? I persisted for 3 months as I was so excited to have a Dyson again but now I just want my money back and a vacuum that works on carpet! Oh, and emptying it is a nightmare, dust everywhere from the cheap plastic release button that often gets stuck!
It is a great vacuum
Dyson is my favourite brand of vacuum. The big ball is excellent for my house. 6 people, all tiles aside from 2 bedrooms. Its easy to use, LOVE that I don't have to clean filters or change bags etc. The only downside so far for me (I've owned two in the last 4 years, upgrading to my current one a year ago) is the barrel when emptying is difficult to close - my first one was great but this particular model is a little frustrating. I don't particularly like the roller brush as it seems to spit the dirt back onto the floor more often than i would ...like. Also the cord could be a bit longer - but it seems that most vacuums have shorter cords these days so it's not a huge deal. The adaptors are great, I can use my older foot on my newer vacuum. Overall, I'm really impressed and would definitely purchase another in the future.
Purchased in August 2018 for A$360.00.
This unit is terrible , Ive had it for 2years and now the rotating head wont rotate, suction is awful even after emptying barrel.
Head is forever flicking up more dirt than it sucks in .
Purchased in November 2017.
- Cinetic Big Ball Animal
- Verified purchase
My dyson cinetic big ball animal arrived today FANTASTIC MACHINE......
Anyone thinking if buying a dyson dont hesitate you will love it. All i am waiting on now is the 3 free accessories to arrive..
Purchased in November 2019 at Dyson.com.au for A$699.00.
Very brittle plastic.
Functionally it is a vacuum with strong suction, too strong for carpet without reducing the suction. That said, I am not happy with the construction, after 12 months 3 plastic parts have broken in normal use. Another is failing, the barrel has star cracks on the underside where it is buried in the machine. All told poor construction, the plastic is too brittle.
Disappointed as there is a filter in the apparently filterless vacuum!
This review is not an attack on Dyson, just simply stating fact that there is a major and hidden design fault within this vacuum cleaner.
On a positive note, the vacuum works well when new, great suction and good range of tools!
However, after a while (12 months) the machine started to smell like burnt dust and was literally blowing dust out the back of the motor vents so much so that the air is hazy from suspended dust. Externally everything looked fine and being apparently "filterless", we couldn't see what the problem was. So, I pulled th...e machine apart as it was blowing so much dust that it was unusable and completely unhygienic. And I found a FILTER! YES, a FILTER. There is a disposable paper element filter that is supposed to trap smaller particles between the vacuum cylinder and the motor. This filter was entirely blocked and split so was therefore blowing huge amounts of dust out of the motor vent (see images). The filter looked as though it had been sucking ash, but it hadn't, just blocked with dust.... The vacuum has only ever been used on carpet and floorboards (before Dyson responds that the machine has been used inappropriately). We have a workshop vacuum for 'bad' things and ironically, the Karcher workshop vacuum has ended up in the house as the Dyson isn't useable...... So then off the the Dyson Australia parts website to buy a replacement and nothing was shown! I have now found a replacement filter for $69.00 which the website even states that "If you think that there is no filter in your Dyson Cinetic Big Ball vacuum cleaner you are wrong". And interestingly, the Dyson website states that "No dirty filters to wash or replace" which is simply not true. It would of have been very easy for Dyson to allow the filter to easily clip in and out, but instead c. 19 screws have to be removed to access the filter. Why did they do this when in the past, their vacuum filters were easy to access and washable? I have noted that a number of the other reviews on this site that state that the machine smells or is blowing dust. Dyson have not once responded with a simple solution of replacing the filter, simply contact customer service. Why when there IS a filter and it's a very simple solution or is this simply avoiding admission that a $600.00 vacuum has a fault? Anyway, I have ordered a new filter (the one that doesn't exist) and will see how long it lasts......
Purchased in April 2017 for A$550.00.
Questions & Answers
Why is my Cinetic Big Ball Animal Dyson making a loud sort of screaming noise? How do I fix this? Still under warranty.
Dyson Team ..Dyson
This isn't a sound we would expect from your Cinetic Big Ball and are keen to assist.
Please give our Dyson Experts a call on 1800 239 766 at your convenience (with your machine handy).
Our helpline is open Monday - Friday 8am - 7pm and Saturday - Sunday 8:30am - 4pm AEST.
We look forward to hearing from you and assisting.
My brand new Dyson won’t clean a short pile rug! I have used every head and nothing helps, have I just wasted $500
Dyson Team ..Dyson
We are sorry to hear about this and are only happy to assist.
Please forward your query, the serial number of your machine and your details to firstname.lastname@example.org and our Dyson Experts will be in touch shortly to help.
Can I use my dyson big ball to vacuum wet carpet? I've rubbed i with nappy san and warm water and also used vanish carpet clean and am wondering if I can vamuum that up.
Dyson Team ..Dyson
Dyson vacuum cleaners are designed for use on dry household dust and dirt. Any use on liquids or moisture can cause damage to your machine and is not recommended.
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