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The best Vacuum Cleaner I have ever owned
I bought my Dyson DC08 in 2002 and it has never missed a beat.
Quite truthfully, the best Vacuum I have ever owned.
It has never been serviced or repaired, so seriously good value-for-money.
Best vacuum ever
We bought our dc08 turbine in 2006 to replace our old Volta bagged. It was just incredible the amount of Dirt it was getting out of the carpet. the motor was replaced in 2014 so and we bought a hard floor tool for it. We still have it and it’s is working like a champ.
Purchased in June 2006.
Vacuuming all over the world with my Dyson
Oddly, my wife kinda purchased the Dyson DC08 Animal for me as a 30th birthday gift, I think she thought she was funny, little did she know how much I appreciated good engineering and something with more suction than a, well, a Dyson?
Originally purchased in London, England, the DC08 is now living out here in Australia having made the journey in a cold metal container with the rest of my household goods. The Dyson started its life in a warm and cosy flat in SW5 with nice new carpet and really very little 'hard graft' but all of that changed w...hen we moved to the "Lucky Country" ...not lucky for him, the floors were partly wooden with many cracks, cobwebs and potential man-eating spiders, as well as 45-year-old carpets with fragile and disintegrating rubber underlay, and dirt! he was also subjected to the car! I have two boys, now aged 5 and 9, so DC08 has been there for them for their entire lives, sucking up their muddy footprints, their "look at this amazing piece of tree bark that I just crunched into the carpet, dad!" and everything in between. A sad day came earlier in the year, keeping in mind he's been around for 14 years, moved house three times, travelled across continents, when he refused to start - I pressed the start button (usually with my foot) and nothing! A little Googling and I found an article about a switch that may give me grief after a few years of use, well, we're 14 years in and after 20 minutes of tinkering with said switch, he's back in action! The thing won't die and still sucks just as hard as the day he arrived with us. Good job, Dyson.
Purchased in November 2014 at Appliances Direct Online for $500.00.
It just lasted -quality product
this vacuum cleaner is the best I have ever had. It lasted for 15 years on the original motor cleaning a smallish house at least once every week. I did not really maintain the washable filter and it continued to run throughout my frequent neglect. when one of the hose connectors broke, I was able to perform a makeshift repair that lasted years. That has been my only issue.
Dyson created a quality product with the DC08 and I await my BigBall delivery to see the engineering changes for which Dyson is famous.
If there was one fault, it would be that when it tipped over it stayed down so fortunately it did not tip over that often.
I want to cry.....They no longer repair them!
Purchased 23/07/2003 from Harvey Norman for $550.00 after a discount from $699. Big bucks for those days!
I had the motor replaced about 3 years ago and it was as good as new. Bought a new multifloor tool as the old one died. Dyson convinced me to replace the motor then.
Now the power cuts out and they will no longer repair them. Crying...
Having worked as a cleaner and used lots of the newer models in the past, nothing came close to this model. Nice long cord, metal wand and it worked brilliantly.
I've been without it for over a month as I can't bring myself to spend $999 on a cordless stick.
If you still have a working machine, treasure it.
Best Vacuum Cleaner I've ever owned
This machine has lasted me 15 years now and is still going strong. The suction is very strong and the turbo head is great as I have cats and it picks up the fur that other cleaners leave stuck to the carpet. It manouvers fairly easily and is easy to pack up and store. Maintenance is minimal with only a filter to wash and dry every couple of months or so. The only thing I would say against it is that it's a little noisy - but since it's such an efficient vac, it only takes me five to ten minutes to finish the job, so the noise is easy to put up with for that brief period. I would recommend this unit to anyone.
Love This Machine
My machine wasn't cheap and has had a lot of use over the years, on all kinds of floor surfaces, and is still working. In my job, I've used many different brands over the years. I've found the newer Dyson's to be not a pinch on this model. It's sturdily built and somewhat of a "Goliath" to me. I would seriously consider spending the money to have it fixed when it finally stops.
Loved it (and now miss it)
This machine was an expensive but awesome purchase - it's unfortunate that it has been replaced by a "better" newer model - we now own the Cinetic Big Ball - I really should have done more homework as it's a disappointing machine compared to the DC08. Sadly after 14 long hard years the motor blew up for the 2nd time and we sadly had to retire it.
You complete me...
After using a Dyson vacuum in the UK, I fell in love with them. Vacuuming the fall of a long haired dog twice daily and anything else that made its way into the carpet from a family with three boys.. HELL YEAH!!!
So, three years later, in my own place with a new baby, I bought one. A DC08ORIGIN, way out of my budget as a single mum, but I've always gone for durability and function over fashion, so I made the investment. (Not that Dyson isn't fashionable, because it is. I'm just not known for it.)
Now, 12 years later, the hose has deteriorate...
The best vacuum cleaner I've ever owned.
My son bought our Dyson DC08 Origin for me in 2004. I have a home of 3 bedrooms carpeted and kitchen, laundry and 2 toilets hard floored, and a family of DIYers. We have always had cats (2) and a dog, being insiders. The house gets vacuumed daily plus weekly cleaning of at 2 vehicles. As a teacher, I sometimes cleaned my classroom with my Dyson. I have dismantled and cleaned my Dyson twice but the rubber seal on the main part has stretched and my machine has lost suction. Now I'm unable to replace the rubber so I'm looking for a replacement ...Dyson. Pity, because the machine is still going great. After all these years of owning and using my Dyson DC08, and reading the reviews of newer models I'm uncertain about buying a newer model. I love my Dyson DC08 and don't want it to die. DYSON DC08 FOREVER!!
Had this unit for a few years now and has never let us down.
Suction is still at maximum and works great.
The price tag nearly gave me a heart attack at over $600 at the time but it's paid for itself.
I'd recommend it any day over a cheap $100 vacuum cleaner that won't last a year!
Loved my old dc08 and now my new cinetic big ball
I had my dc08 dyson for I'm guessing around 14 years a long time anyway. I absolutely loved it and I vacuum almost every day having two small dogs and a wood fire I did have to have the motor replaced 3-4 years ago and around a month ago it just stopped dead on me I have since replaced it with the dyson cinetic big ball I also purchased a dyson v6 absolute stick vac to use in between big vacums. I wish I had read these reviews before my purchase as I would have gone direct through dyson to receive a discount
I just want to say how wonderful our Dyson DC08 has been. We purchased our machine in April 2004. It hasn't missed a beat. Now the head on the machine has split quite badly and we are tossing up whether to purchase spare parts in Ebay or purchase a new model. We've read some bad reviews on many of the new models and are are quite reluctant to go down that path. Thinking the replacement head and filters may be the way to go but not sure as being an older (obsolete) model spares won't be available for ever.
Loved it for 11+ years
Fell in love with Dyson when I first laid hand on one, it is just so powerful. So more than 11 years ago I bought myself a DC08T, my first vacuum.
I find it easy to lift the unit in one arm while I do the stairs (much better than upright vacuums). Telescopic wands helps to reach ceiling corners for the spider webs.
Its gone through lots of bumps as it is dragged round the corners but physically it still looks fine, the grey hides the scratches well.
Last week it decided to run for the last time. Mrs said it was blowing air from funny places,...
Best thing I've ever purchased
Decided to post a review as I want to update the vacuum to a new one.
This is around 15 years old now and in that time I've pulled it apart once to clean inside and out a new seal kit in and for all of 15 dollars it was as good as new but now it's getting really old, hose is cracking and cord won't retract etc.
I remember lending this to everybody years ago and everybody was shocked how much crap is in the carpets.
Once you've owned a Dyson you can't go back.
Im buying a new one, the cost is quickly forgotten and honestly worth every cent
Questions & Answers
What dyson head will fit DC08TSY
You cannot by heads from Dyson anymore but you may be able to find something on eBay
We do apologise for any disappointment, however due to the age of the DC08 range, we no longer are able to assist with genuine replacement parts. We can't recommend any non-genuine parts will work to the same specifications as they aren't tested or endorsed by Dyson.
That being said at time of writing, we do have an offer for DC08 owners. To find out more, please email your details and the serial number of your machine to email@example.com and our Dyson Experts will be happy to help.
What is the difference between dc08 and dc08T I need a full tool set
I can’t get barrel out to clean
If you can't remove the bin from the machine, this can indicate the cyclone and bin of the machine may be misaligned.
To resolve this, press on the clear handle on the bin firmly to realign the bin with the cyclone. Once this is done, you should be able to remove the cyclone and bin (while assembled) from the machine like normal.
If we can assist further, our Dyson experts are only happy to help. Our contact details can be found here: https://www.dyson.com.au/support/contact-us
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