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I am so disappointed with this vacuum. It pushes the dirt around on hard surfaces and any hair it picks up from the carpet gets stuck in the brush head. I have to disassemble during and after each use to cut the hair from the brush and remove dust blocked in the tube. When I called Dyson they tried to imply that having three girls with long hair was abnormal and then tried to tell me that cleaning out the brush and tube during and after each use was the normal maintenance procedure for this vacuum. This to me is a faulty machine, but when sent ...away to test, it just came back saying they couldn’t find a fault. Is it tested on a bald bachelor? They then tried to tell me it was up to the retail store I bought it from to refund me but of course the retail store tell me it’s up to Dyson, so no one is willing to take responsibility and I’m left with a product that is totally useless to me.
Do Not Buy Dyson, Never again Dyson
Never again Dyson. We have exhausted our patience with our Dyson cinetic big ball animal pro. Have been loyal Dyson customers for nearly 20 years, this is our 3rd Dyson vacuum, but the Animal Pro vacuum has too many faults, extremely disappointing for a very expensive machine, one would expect total reliability, but it is definitely not fit for purpose, does not do what it is advertised to do, that is to vacuum up dog hair. We bought the Dyson cinetic big ball Animal Pro because we wanted the Dyson pet groom attachment tool. Issues include but...not limited to not picking up dog hair, the reason vacuum was specifically purchased for, just blows dog hair up in air. Dog hair sticks to wand from static, resulting in continually having to turn off to wipe hair off wand to feed into vacuum. Does not vacuum up dust and hair off dry tiled floor. Does not collect dust and hair evenly in barrel, but sticks to top of barrel, which makes emptying messy. Barrel doesn’t fully empty, the clips on the barrel don’t secure properly thus spills contents back on to clean floor requiring the floors to be vacuumed again. I have emailed Dyson to advise them of these problems, that the Animal Pro is not fit for purpose and would appreciate a refund or replacement. Dyson have requested I send the Animal Pro to their service centre, but because of this costly exercise we do not wish to spend any more money on their inferior vacuum. We informed Dyson of our loyal customer of nearly 20 years with serial no of 1st purchase of DCO5 that was recalled by Dyson in 2006 due to Electrical Safety Recall. Then we paid Dyson additional money to upgrade to Dyson DC23. But Dyson are not interested in repaying out loyalty, but intent on insisting we return the Animal Pro for servicing, despite the faults not being serviceable. Dyson have forever lost our custom, we will now be replacing with another brand.
It's good but not great.
It looks flash.
It has reasonable suction.
It's not too noisy.
It has no bags.
It has a lot of accessories.
Power cord is too short (true off all 3 powered dysons I already own).
Don't Waste Your Money
I saved my money to by this product as it was all that you heard was the best brand money could buy. I had purchased a Miele cat and dog previously but was sick and tired of having to buy bags for it . So I changed. What a terrible decision that was. The first time I used it fabulous heavy duty suction. Then the next time a bit less and within a month no better than the cheap vacuums. So disappointed with this as I spent a lot of money on it. Will never buy another Dyson product overated.
Wish I had read the reviews first.
Cheap plastic rubbish. Not what you expect from $500 +. Loved my old Dyson, very dissapointed. Hair blocks barrel which needs manual untangling, blocks dirt going into barrel. Musclehead tool plastic has WORN off in 5 months so it now leaves scuffs on timber floor. Asked for refund for faulty lemon, told no only part replacement. And BUY another part. Seriously Dyson, model is a lemon recall it. Customers are fleeing and wont be back.
It sucks more than it sucks! And not in a good way!
After seeing a heap of recommendations for a Dyson vacuum cleaner, I decided to get a cinetic big ball after my trusty Miele finally blew up. So maybe I’m just an idiot and don’t know how to use the thing properly, or I’ve missed a warning on the instructions in teeny writing saying ‘do not suck anything up bigger than a match head or it’ll block.’ Cos basically that’s what happens. Not only does it block easily, it takes FOREVER taking the thing apart to find which section may be blocked since the hose consists of several stupid bends making i...t easier to block. I spend more time poking various bendy objects into its numerous holes than I do actually using the thing, Im sure if it could orgasm, it would! Thank god the hose comes apart into 100 pieces because it’s the only practical part of the bloody vacuum! And the barrel is ridiculously small, it fills up quickly and is a nightmare to empty! I can’t just tip the crap out, I have to shake the crap out of it and poke things into that part of it too! It gets more pokes than me! I swear those who do recommend them just jump on the bandwagon about how good they are and have never actually used one. The next person I see recommend one, I’m going to demand to see a pic of them holding it because I’m sure that many people can’t be that in love with this piece of rubbish!
Items get stuck in the brush head and you have to manually remove them. The opening in the brush head for item to go into the vacuum is too small and regularly clogs with dust. Emptying the capacity bin is difficult and clumsy. The quick release handle broke on the vacuum and Dyson does not have this part available on their website. Considering the price for this vacuum I expected much better performance.
Purchased in January 2018.
Not very hardy
Plastic bits are unfortunately easy to break when teenage boys use the vacuum cleaner so now it’s useless-have contacted company about parts via email no response as yet-hope they can replace the part
- Cinetic Big Ball Multi Floor
- Verified purchase
I absolutely HATE this machine
Bought 4th July 2018 for $508.18 from Billy Guyatts
Simply put this vacuum is a terrible vacuum in every metric that counts.
We have the multi-floor variant with the muscle head and it is primarily used on porcelain tiles and timber floors. It is also used on two small carpeted rooms, but its main use is on hard floors, for which it is supposedly suited.
The things it does well:
* it turn on
The things it does badly:...* more likely to push things around than suck them up * has almost no edge suction * Clogs constantly. Suck up a scrap of paper the size of a postage stamp. The "muscle" head will clog. Suck up some thing like a scrunched up bit of paper the size of a marble and it will jam INSIDE the cylinder. Dried leaf - jam, random bit of kids crap - jam, an offcut bit of toast on the floor - jam. * the head is narrow - never thought of this before buying it, but the head is narrow, at least 30% less than my electrolux I had before so it takes 30% longer to vacuum the same area. * The power lead is short. So short I have to use an extension lead to actually reach every part of the house. * the actual suction is pathetic. Want to grab that bit of crap down in the runner of your sliding door? You will have to get the narrow fittings out because without the fittings to narrow the intakes there is hardly any suction at all * Emptying the tank is a mission. The slide to release the base of the tank doesn't like moving and once you have emptied it you need to wrangle it down, lift bits with your finger nails because it wont slide and get covered in dust to close it. * WORST part is the tank will often open as you remove it from the body! The bottom of the tank is held on with a tiny clip that relies on the latent spring in moulded plastic. It is not a positive fitting and 50% of the time I end up with all the crap dumped over the machine when I remove the tank. First photo shows the clip and how it has popped. * If you have people with long hair in your house hold the hair will bind around the steel mesh filter inside the tank. This will drop the suction by half in next to no time and this machine doesn't have any suction to spare. Second photo shows hair clogging after 10 mins. * the ball rolls over constantly. Sure it rights itself, but it just rolls over itself constantly. In summary, for hard floors a broom is 1000000 times better. For everything else a $40 vacuum from Kmart would destroy it. I've had this vacuum for over 6 months now and every time I use it it makes me angry. The trigger for this review was yet another dump of its tank all over itself when I tried to empty it. Do yourself a favour, buy literally ANY other machine on the market. A dustbuster with a dying battery would be a better investment.
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.
If we can assist further, our Dyson Experts are available via email@example.com. If you are not in Australia, please visit www.dyson.com and press "Contact Us" for the local contact information of the Dyson helpline in your area.
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