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Not worth your money.
After upgrading from the V6 Dyson to the V8 I found it was pretty much the same.
Max suction still doesn’t pick up anything bigger than dust or fur. You have to go over and over the same spot for anything bigger.
Attachments options are helpful with most jobs in the house but would just pay the extra for a new model of Dyson given the battery time.
Battery time on this machine is poor and I find I still have more cleaning to do after one session of charging.
This vacuum catch’s on mats and pulls up threads.
Tile cleaning is fine but carpet cleaning to collect dust means u need it on MAX suction and it is hard to push along giving u tired arms.
Purchased in December 2019 for $599.00.
DO NOT buy this Dyson stick vacuum!
I bought the Dyson V8 Absolute + in late 2017 and have just had to order my third battery. The quality is terrible and for a battery to last so little time is shocking. Dyson service is absolutely no help whatsoever. I will never buy another Dyson product again.
Purchased in October 2017 at The Good Guys for $850.00.
Cracked body. Weak construction.
The body of this vacuum is weak and will crack over time. No help from Dyson. $120 for a new part. It is a shame as the machine works well, just unsafe with this crack.
Purchased in February 2016.
I have bought 2x Dyson V8 STICKS thinking it will be the Best Buy..... Nope!
I literally wasted $1,800 on these stupid vacuum.
Battery life is crap it’s meant to last 40mins, it doesn’t! I’ll be lucky to get 10mins out of them. I find myself switching between both 10min on one and 10mins run for the other,I had to replace battery on both 6 times first two,Dyson reluctantly agreed to replace. I had to buy the other battery, Even though it was still covered by warranty.
Dyson has the worst/ disgusting customer service.
I find the Dyson over a years time the suction is not as great as to when you fist use it, also all the accessories are sold separately which you are forced to buy.
Purchased at David Jones Retail Stores.
- V8 Animal
Battery life very poor and a "very dumb" battery charger
When it was new the battery run time was terrific, I was amazed at how much I could get done in Max power mode.
HOWEVER, after about a year the run time dropped a lot and after 20 months almost useless.
I checked the Operating Manual for info about battery warranty etc.
Guess what, battery run time is not covered by warranty at all.
But then I found this buried in the fine print in the Operating Manual:
"To help prolong battery life, avoid recharging immediately after a full discharge. Allow to cool for a few minutes."
So this high tech and expensive Dyson has a DUMB CHARGER!!!
I just assumed it would be SMART....
Purchased in June 2019 at JB Hi-Fi Online Store for $699.00.
Battery life shocking from new told to run on low speed - not acceptable
Battery life is not acceptable at all, when speaking to customer service when unit was new I was advised not to use it on High as this will drain the battery faster, however on slow speed it does not clean as well especially on carpet with dog hairs this means it is not fit for purpose.
Unit is just out of warranty and battery lasts a total of 1.5 minutes and Dyson will not consider a warranty or goodwill on battery even though I had issues from the start and especially when family members purchased same units same day and they have experienced same issues, however Dyson replaced their batteries.
Would never buy a Dyson battery operated device again never had an issue with Electrolux in the past and their customer service.
The best investment ever
Having children and pets this Dyson is easily my favourite home appliance. My floors are mostly hardwood with some carpet areas. Cordless and super powered, it's a dream to use! Dyson for life.
Purchased at Myer.
Very efficient without cord but battery is a major let down over time
I have a four bedroom home and the flooring is carpeted in the rooms and tiled everywhere else. When I first purchased this Dyson four years ago it would last long enough to clean my entire house and do so very well. The carpets would be a breeze and the tiles were easily enough to clean on low output. After a year and a half the battery only lasted long enough to do half the house. When I rang up and complained about this they were more than happy to replace as it was still under warranty. However, it has been two years since then and my batte...ry is due for another replacement but my warranty ended in Jan 17th 2021 - one month over my warranty. They now tell me I have to purchase a new one for the price of $109. What bothers me is that if you purchase this product, you will need to replace the battery every year or so to maintain its lifespan (they don't state this on the box nor does the salesman hint at all towards this) . You can't use the product with a cord so the battery gets worse over time. Eventually you will be forced to purchase a new battery. Buyer beware, battery will not last for longer than a year and a half so remember to replace when in warranty for the rest of your life. Cleaning the vacuum itself is easy to do, filters last a long time when cared for and maintenance all round is minimal. Good product other than the battery.
Purchased in January 2017 at JB Hi-Fi for $599.00.
Use it just about everyday
I use everyday to do a quick vacuum on tiles and loop carpet but wouldn't recommend as my only vacuum, as getting in to small areas such as window sills is quicker with my miele vacuum and battery doesn't last long enough to vacuum the whole house properly, but great for a quick tidy up.
Marked down 1 star cause you have to hold the the power button on continuously and at times get a blister on my finger from it.
Poor battery life
We have had our Dyson for 18 months. The battery now dies while vacuuming after about five minutes, this is on wooden floors.
I have been meticulous in cleaning the filters, and also charging the battery.
We will not be purchasing another Dyson.
Purchased in October 2019 for $700.00.
Battery Disappointment - had <3 years and needs a 3rd battery
When the vacuum works it is pretty good but the batteries are diabolically bad in just over 2 years, I have had two and both just died leaving me with a machine that just flashes red lights, useful as a Christmas ornament maybe but useless for its purpose as a vacuum. After speaking to Dyson I was told I would need a 3rd battery @ $109. If the battery needs to be replace this frequently it is just not an economical machine to own. I think I will save my money and look for an alternative as the "consumable" battery makes this machine a very expensive Christmas light.
Purchased in February 2018.
Pet vacuum they say - well the damn thing has so many blockages because it will not suck up pet fur to save itself. Absolutely useless and a waste of money. The battery will NOT run on max any longer, that died before the warranty ran out and Dyson wanted absolutely nothing to do with it - claiming it was a consumable - which is fair, but who expects their battery to die a year and a half after purchase? At this point, it’s effectively a paperweight and Dyson customer service was an absolute joke to deal with. Buyer be warned.
Purchased at David Jones Retail Stores.
Love stain but .......
I bought the v8 two years ago and mine hasn’t worked well. It starts and stops even though it’s charged and thourouly cleaned. I rang and was told to wash my filter but I can’t open it?
I’m disappointed.... thinking vac would be easier for me.......
Big Improvement on the V6
Bought this as an upgrade to the V6 Absolute. Got it $250 off RRP from Dyson in the Black Friday sale. Canister release is far easier, hard floor brush handles leaves and larger dirt more easily. Very happy with my purchase. :) Only downside is that the wall mounted V6 dock has to be changed out for a new dock (provided).
Purchased in November 2020 at Dyson.
I bought a very well recommended product and after 3 and half years of use, the battery does not last more than 5 mins on max mode, the small motorised head has fallen apart and I can't use it and the carpet floor cleaner has bits of plastic breaking off. I have a small house at 14 sqaures and most of it is tiles and floor boards. At $800 I was expecting this to last a bit longer. I have had other brands of cleaners and have never had issues like this. I originally bought this to make vacuuming easier with a cordless product. Not sure if I will buy another one if I can get cheaper cleaners out there with same specifications.
Purchased in September 2016 at JB Hi-Fi for $799.00.
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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