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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Batteries don't last
This Dyson is our second stick Dyson. With the first one the battery died and it was replaced under warranty. The second one didn't last long either. The vacuum was very good so we bought an absolute V8 but the battery lasted about a year again. A new one was supplied under warranty and it has lasted about 18 months - it is now dying (lucky to get 6 minutes ). The vacuum cleaner is very good but the battery problem seems unique to Dyson. Time to try another make!
Purchased in May 2017 for $850.00.
Don't waste your money
Bought new V8 animal for our small apartment with laminate flooring and 1 rug. Didn't work so they sent me a new battery. 12 months later the housing cracked which was replaced. 2 years later I can only vacuum 5mins before the battery needs charging again. Would never buy another one.
Purchased in January 2018 at JB Hi-Fi Retail Stores for $899.00.
Started off good, went downhill quickly!
I bought this vacuum a couple of years ago ( I've waited to do a review because I don't believe in doing one when you first get something as longevity is one of the most important factors to consider) and it gets used once or twice a day for 5 to 10 minutes at a time. It started off quite good but very quickly I found the battery was not lasting that long ( I wasn't using it in max mode ). I also found the brush on the roller wore out incredibly quickly and these cannot be replaced you have to but the entire roller ( which a genuine one will se...t you back a small fortune ). My father in law was using the vacuum and (apparently) he was vacuuming normally and the extension pole snapped at the attachment end thus causing another expense. Now at just over 2 years old the battery last less then 10 minutes and so I'm replacing the battery. I'm not saying I don't like this dyson v8 absolute I just think their quality has gone downhill and they're overpriced for what they can do. I wouldn't buy another one tho I will upto a point continue with this one as it was somewhere around £400 I dont want it to feel like an utter waste.
Purchased in August 2018 at Dyson for $400.00.
Good except for the Battery
The family bought three units, Mothers day in 2018. First unit battery failed, replaced under 6 months. My unit gets used once a week and is charged on a timer, therefore not charged when hot. The battery failed at 14 months. This battery failed at 12 months. Filters have been cleaned. Not impressed.
Purchased in May 2018 at Harvey Norman Retail Stores for $699.00.
Started off well but after a time its effectiveness wains - the max setting lasts 5 minutes, use is halted as the product stutters and requires it to be taken apart and filters cleaned to resolve the problem. It has not handled an increase in dust due to a small renovation at all. An expensive item with limited longevity.
Purchased in February 2018 at David Jones Retail Stores.
Not a long life vacuum cleaner and a rip off for what you pay.
We paid around $900.00 for this Dyson just over two years ago. It is over priced and over rated. Yes it does suck ok however we have had to replace the motor head and battery (both are not cheap) at the two year mark just after the 2 year warranty expired.
We have had a long time issue with the battery life not lasting long at all from day one. For over $900 I would expect a longer life. We now need to replace the battery again so have instead opted to dump the Dyson and opt for a Ryobi with interchangeable batteries.
I have now changed to a ...
Purchased in February 2018 at Harvey Norman for $900.00.
Poor battery life
Used on tiles and hard floors. Battery life is poor. No ergonomic handle resulting in skin damage on thumb. Dyson has fallen behind and are overtaken by other brands. Tool with brushes failed after 12 months as red clip stop holding tool on the pole. Battery replaced under warranty. After sales service is good.
Purchased in March 2017 at The Good Guys for $550.00.
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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