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Opinions on the Dyson DC15?
« on: October 08, 2015, 10:24:18 PM »
https://www.gumtree.com/p/vacuum-cleaners/dyson-dc15-animal-the-ball-upright-hoover-vacuum-cleaner/1136635735

Kind of tempted with this, never used a DC15, the closest I have had was the DC14 and DC25/24 and DC40/DC41 models. Do they clean better than DC25's or DC41's?
-Do they use the same motor as the 25?
-Anything I should look out for?
-Is the brushbar more powerful and stiffer on the DC25 or this? I have a REALLY mint DC07 in red and silver with all 3 tools which I might get rid of for this, if I feel like it.
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Re: Opinions on the Dyson DC15?
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2015, 11:31:21 PM »
They are quite heavy but from what I can tell they are quite good.  PCB and motor's look a bit pricey  :o

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Re: Opinions on the Dyson DC15?
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2015, 01:19:12 AM »
Ooh yeah forgot to ask if the brush motors are reliable, thanks Madrat ;D I don't mind heavy vacuums
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Re: Opinions on the Dyson DC15?
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2015, 10:58:35 AM »
The brushroll motors are quite reliable. Similar one to the DC18.

Yes they are heavy and can be a swine to fix if you are not familiar with them, but get a good one and it will be a good machine. We had one at home for about three years when they first came out.  :icon_nod:

The only thing that used to blight them from a refurb point of view was that upper cord winders (that break) and wand collars (that wear down) were never available. But we now do both of those parts.  8)

We still sell the odd DC15. But the bits can be expensive so they are not terribly cheap.

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Re: Opinions on the Dyson DC15?
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2015, 11:24:28 AM »
Bloody hell, that's an ugly looking machine :underchair:
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Re: Opinions on the Dyson DC15?
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2015, 12:06:56 PM »
Thanks Mvacs! Think I might go for it😃
Ps Tech12 its a DC14 with a ball 😆
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Re: Opinions on the Dyson DC15?
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2015, 04:31:40 PM »
Thanks Mvacs! Think I might go for it😃
Ps Tech12 its a DC14 with a ball 😆

Ugly Ugly Ugly, sorry buddy but just looking at it I wouldn't give one house room.
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Re: Opinions on the Dyson DC15?
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2015, 04:50:30 PM »
Lol I agree kind of aswell, the dc25 is more tidier in design, but the 41 looks very tidy
DC14s are tanks, just need a slightly longer motor life. Do plastic parts often break on DC14s? Nope. DC41- Sexy looking futuristic and powerful machine. Just needs a better designed cleaner head wheel and cyclone clip along with a dense metal rod in the chassis.

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Re: Opinions on the Dyson DC15?
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2015, 05:42:46 PM »
They are slightly nicer looking machines. To be honest though, I can't say I like the look of any modern Dyson upright.   :evilgrin0002:
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Re: Opinions on the Dyson DC15?
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2015, 05:54:57 PM »
Lol fair enough, everyone has their own opinion:)
DC14s are tanks, just need a slightly longer motor life. Do plastic parts often break on DC14s? Nope. DC41- Sexy looking futuristic and powerful machine. Just needs a better designed cleaner head wheel and cyclone clip along with a dense metal rod in the chassis.

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Re: Opinions on the Dyson DC15?
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2015, 07:42:33 PM »
Totally agree, all dyson upright's after the DC25 are ugly as sin  :sick0012:

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Re: Opinions on the Dyson DC15?
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2015, 07:45:39 PM »
Totally agree, all dyson upright's after the DC25 are ugly as sin  :sick0012:

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Re: Opinions on the Dyson DC15?
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2015, 12:23:59 AM »
I'm not a huge fan of the 15. It's bulky, heavy and clunky. They do perform well, and arent too bad to componentise and refurb, but I'm not a fan I'm afraid!
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Re: Opinions on the Dyson DC15?
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2015, 12:57:21 AM »
Cool, interesting opinions from everyone!
Do they use the same motor as a DC25 if anyone knows? Also, whats the performance like against one?
DC14s are tanks, just need a slightly longer motor life. Do plastic parts often break on DC14s? Nope. DC41- Sexy looking futuristic and powerful machine. Just needs a better designed cleaner head wheel and cyclone clip along with a dense metal rod in the chassis.

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Re: Opinions on the Dyson DC15?
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2015, 01:04:52 AM »
Do they use the same motor as a DC25 if anyone knows?

No they don't.

Also, whats the performance like against one?

Better.


 

 

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