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Poor battery life
Excellent when it works. Have had this only a few years and it's not used often but the battery has died already. I don't have enough confidence in this product to put out another $109 for a battery that does not last long. II bought the Dyson believing it was a top quality product but I would not buy a Dyson ever again.
Purchased in January 2017 for $899.00.
Battery does not last long. It died in less than 2 years. I can't find my receipt so I end up calling them after 2 years which is out of warranty already. I have to pay for battery. I am not happy to pay so I refused. I will never buy Dyson anymore unless they fix the issue with battery.
Purchased in January 2019 at JB Hi-Fi Retail Stores for $540.00.
Was good but now battery only lasts less then 8 minutes and soft head faulty
This has started to die after only 8 minutes of use and soft roller head stopped working so I need to use the direct drive head on my wooden floors for $900 I expected a bit more..
Purchased in January 2020 for $900.00.
Works well until the battery started to die after a year
I've used the Dyson V8 Absolute for 2 years and 4 months to clean timber and carpet floors in a small 3br townhouse a couple of times/week, with maybe a couple of quick spot cleans as well.
For the first year or so I was happy with it. It made vacuuming a *lot* easier than lugging around the traditional style vacuums. The suction, while not being stellar, was sufficient.
Then after about a year the battery noticeably started to die. I was finding I couldn't finish vacuuming our townhouse in one run. I had to spread it over 2 days to allow for...a recharge, which wasn't convenient and made it feel like I was always vacuuming. It got progressively worse over the following year. Now it runs for only a few minutes before dying. It takes several days to finish vacuuming the house. It feels like painting the Sydney Harbour bridge. You get to the end then go back to the beginning and start again. I've always used max power mode sparingly, as instructed, maybe 5 mins/week. However now I find when I do try to use it the battery dies almost immediately. I contacted Dyson support and asked if this was anticipated behaviour and was told "The average is 2 years sometimes less sometimes longer." with a link to purchase a replacement battery for $109. I don't think I'll bother. Dyson products are expensive enough without having to spend $109/year on new batteries. If they put that quote on the box I suspect not many would purchase them. Would you?
Purchased in November 2018 at Bing Lee Online store.
Battery Life? 2 years and 4 months
Purchased Nov 22, 2018. Low usage in an apartment (which is fully vacuumed monthly by a cleaner with their own vacuum). I noticed that the battery capacity started to deteriorate after about 20 months, but this has accelerated to the point where the unit is all but useless. Of course now out of warranty, so I guess I'll junk it - $109 for a new battery every 2 years is simply unacceptable. Lithium batteries have a much better performance than that if they are properly manufactured and the charge/discharge cycle is properly controlled. Dyson...'s technology is clearly deficient. I would suggest that Dyson vacuums do not meet the Australian Consumer Legislation for fitness-for-purpose, but ACCC's in-box is overflowing. Just as well Dyson have backed out of their electric car plans.....
Purchased in November 2018 at Myer for $597.00.
- V8 Absolute
Very bad design fault, Dyson Australia refused to help
For it's retail price - it should definitely be better. I will stop buying Dysons and my next one will be, same as my robot vacuum - Xiaomi.
Many people complaint about battery life, and it is irritating when it does not last (I have replaced 2 original batteries). But it is something that happens a lot on other devices as well. So I could live with that.
But the fault that has rendered mine non functional is purely a design fault. On the top of the cyclone part there is a little red handle which one needs to pull up in order to empty the vac...uum. That little red handle is really thin and flimsy, I did not like it from the start. Eventually, just outside of the warranty it broke. I do not understand how Dyson or any vacuum cleaner manufacturer could design such a flimsy part. I am not an engeneer but from the very first day as soon as I touched it I could feel that it could easily brake in fingers from normal use. I called Dyson Australia and they told me that replacement part (the whole cyclone assembly) is $50. I tried to explain to them that they should replace it for free as it is a poorly designed part which should not be subjected to wear and tear. Dyson rep stated that that part "is not flimsy" and "is very sturdy". I could not get them to explain how it could have broken during normal use just from pulling it up with your fingers. I was not dropping it to the ground, was not using any tools on it, it just broke from me pulling it up. I do not think it is fair on me as a customer, I paid $700 for it in 2018. I expected it to last a little longer. It was only put through a very mild use in a small house.
Purchased in March 2018 at The Good Guys for $698.00.
Best product with best service from Dyson
This cleaner is a perfect product. Most importantly, Dyson's service team are very great and friendly. I high recommend this product to every one. Great quality with percent post-purchasing service.
Purchased in December 2018 at Harvey Norman for $699.00.
My Dyson only 5 months old and it’s faulty with not being able to open dust bin to empty it. Sent emails with no help then rang to be told I must send back and will be weeks to get it back
Purchased in July 2020 at Harvey Norman for $800.00.
Poor battery and low suction power
I have had my v8 for 3 years. For the last 12 months the max suction has not lasted longer than 30 seconds before the battery goes flat, in spite of following all cleaning and care instructions. The normal mode of suction is poor and does not vacuum my rug satisfactorily to pick up crumbs, and I don’t have a pet!
Poor value for money and I would not purchase a Dyson again.
Purchased in November 2017 for $899.00.
Died only 6 months in and Dyson have been horrible to deal with
We used this stick vac as a secondary vacuum for our house. Died only 6 months in- doesn't seem to hold a charge. Dyson make it incredibly difficult to deal with any warranty claim and the retailer are reluctant to take the product back as Dyson insist consumers go through them for warranty. Horrible experience and wouldn't do a Dyson again. All marketing spin.
Purchased in May 2020 at The Good Guys for $1,099.00.
On my 4th battery in 4 years
We have the vacuum cleaner for 4 years and we are about to get our 4th battery, roughly a battery per year. And looking at the Dyson web site the battery price has jumped from $79 to $109 since last year.
Purchased in August 2016.
- V8 Animal
Terrible battery life
Vaccuum only runs for 7 minutes on max after being fully charged overnight. Terrible value for money. Only would recommend if you have money to waste or if it’s on 90% off.
Purchased in June 2020 at eBay for $549.00.
- V8 Animal
Amazing product, worked without issue for 2 years. Great customer support
Hi the unit for just 2 years. work perfect . The bin had some quality issue - cover was dropping off.
Contacted customer service via phone call and was sent replacement quickly.
Part price are reasonable. Cleaning is easy .
Purchased in November 2018 at Dyson for $479.00.
Great running battery
Have timber flooring and good quality cleaning
Long-running battery life and gets into all the nooks and crannies of a room
Highly recommend this product - but I don't have pets
I also used it on the carpet - but moreso tiles
Purchased in November 2017 at The Good Guys for $400.00.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
when my ex leech bought this home i bawked at the price. 3 years later i clean my truck my house , everything with it and its awsome and very versatile. i had a problem with the battery they replaced it free of charge. since then no probs at all. just clean filters empty it and use it. i am going touring soon and plan to take it with me as it is a great product. and this is a truck driving bloke not a desk jocky or mommy .
Purchased in January 2018 at Harvey Norman for $800.00.
Questions & Answers
My Dyson V8 gets really hot at the back while I’m using it, too hot to continue using
While the Dyson V8 can get warm during use, we certainly wouldn't expect it to get hot.
Please get in touch with our Dyson Experts via phone, live chat or Facebook Messenger and we will be happy to help. You can find our contact details here: https://www.dyson.com.au/support/contact-us
We hope to hear from you and look forward to assisting.
my name is Raymond
why Dyson charger cable have filter. what the function.
It doesn't have filter.
The charger of your Dyson cord-free machine has a transformer on the plug. This is to ensure the correct power is provided to your machine.
If we can assist further, our Dyson Experts are happy to help. Ways to get in touch can be found here: https://www.dyson.com.au/support/contact-us
I have a Dyson v8 Motörhead in my winter home. I’m leaving for 6 months. Should I leave it plugged in or not?
To maximise battery health, We would encourage fully charging the machine and unplugging it while not in use. Upon your return, charge your machine fully prior to first use.
If we can assist further, our Dyson Experts are happy to help. Please don't hesitate to get in touch. Our contact details can be found here: https://www.dyson.com.au/support/contact-us
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As of December 2020, the Dyson V8 is the highest-rated cordless and stick vacuum cleaner on ProductReview. As well as being the highest rated, the V8 is also more afordable than other Dyson cordless and stick vacuum cleaners - such as the V11, which is around $300 more expensive.
- The V8 series includes 4 different vacuum cleaners, with a $100 difference in price
- Two power options: Max Mode for extra power, which is good for tough clumps of dirt or pet hair; and Powerful Mode, which allows for longer usage, but may provide a slighlty weaker suction
- A 5-hour charge provides up to 40 minutes of use
Points of praise:
- Some reviewers purchased the Dyson V8 after owning the V6 and reported noticing an improvement. Although they didn’t claim to be unhappy with the V6, many said that the V8 was more powerful and picked up a larger quantity of dirt and dust.
- The highest power setting (Max Mode) latest longer than expected. One reviewer was pleased that they could vacuum their whole apartment while still having plenty of battery life left.
- The vacuum was lightweight and easy to manoeuvre, meaning that people could clean hard-to-reach crevices and corners of the house.
- Three large, shedding dogs proved to be no match for this vacuum cleaner. A happy reviewer mentioned that they could finally remove the mess their dogs had left behind.
|Category||Stick & Cordless Vacuum Cleaners||Stick & Cordless Vacuum Cleaners||Stick & Cordless Vacuum Cleaners||Stick & Cordless Vacuum Cleaners|
|Bin Capacity||0.54 L||0.54 L||0.54 L||0.54 L|
|Weight||2.6 kg||2.6 kg||2.6 kg||2.6 kg|
|Attachments||Direct drive cleaner head, Combination tool|
|Charging Time||5 hours||5 hours||5 hours||5 hours|
|Running Time||40 min||40 min||40 min||40 min|
|Suction (Air Watts)||115 AW||115 AW||115 AW||115 AW|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)|
|Release date||Aug 2016||Aug 2016||Aug 2016||Aug 2016|
- MPN: 271642-01
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