My neighbour (probably) hates their DC33. They had it from new and had loads of issues within the 5 year period:
Blown motor within a few weeks
Keeps getting it's filters dirty after like a month or so
Clutch wore out
The wand keeps breaking (first time the red end came off as they are glued- new wand under warranty. Second wand lost a plastic ring which made the wand leak suction without it)
Hose ripped- DC33s have crap hoses
Snapped chassis- seen loads of them break in the same area just above the duct, but under the switch housing. This is the stupid flex. the DC41 flexes less in the wand area and the chassis area when using it as an upright.
So, anyone reckon a DC14 is good for them? I know the clutches are the same but still... qtex belts and that init
The DC33 isn't too bad, they just vacuum fast and are rough on their machines. They just need something more robust. The performance of the 33 was fine..
When you vacuum fast, the pushes and pulls against the chassis are all there, the top part just flexes. And the same happens when people lift their Dyson from the back (in use) to put it onto a rug or something for example.