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DC25 replacement
« on: October 12, 2014, 01:12:56 PM »
Hi all. I have a DC25 animal that has lasted for over 5 years, vacuuming a 4 bedroom house with a long haired dog and many DIY and building projects. The arrival of a toddler has made us realise that it just is not performing as well as it used to, so we are looking for a replacement.

We have narrowed to Animal versions of either a DC41 or another DC25. Whilst the DC41 is the newer model with newer technology, the DC25 is specified more powerful and is also cheaper.

I would really appreciate some advice.

Thankyou

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Re: DC25 replacement
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2014, 04:22:14 PM »
Are you buying new or refurb? The DC25 is not a current model.
If when new it was performing satisfactorily, then all you need to do maybe is recondition it: new filters, brushroll, pressure wash the cyclone. Should then have suction 'as new'.
Is the original brushroll motor still working after 5 years? If so, it's done well.

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Re: DC25 replacement
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2014, 04:50:59 PM »
Interesting thanks.

This is the machine I was considering buying new:
http://www.dyson.co.uk/vacuum-cleaners/upright/dc25/dc25-animal.aspx

It looks like the same machine I have now.

The air watts are twice as much as the DC41 MK 2, which is why I am confused.




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Re: DC25 replacement
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2014, 04:57:57 PM »
For a few nights work you could strip and refurbish it! There's a sticky at the top of the forum.

Tbh with a young child I'd get a refurbished DC04/07. Will be more reliable. The first time you vaccum up some potato and have to clean the brushroll and housing you'll know why! (i have a 2 1/2 year old!)
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Re: DC25 replacement
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2014, 05:12:06 PM »
Yes, it's listed on the Dyson UK shop (I assume you are in the UK?) but not on the 'models' pages: only the DC40, 41 and 50 are shown as current upright models. So I presume they're clearing the last of the DC25 stock-the new equivalent is the medium size DC40.

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Re: DC25 replacement
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2014, 05:20:45 PM »
Thankyou

Yes I did post to the other forum as well, as it seemed more appropriate; don't know how to close this one ?

Do you know if the DC41 is a better machine than the DC25?
How does the DC41 (DC41i) compare to the DC41 MK2 ?

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Re: DC25 replacement
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2014, 05:22:35 PM »
DC04/07 ???
Surely they are very old technology now and not as efficient as today's newer models ?

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Re: DC25 replacement
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2014, 05:58:17 PM »
The only major technical innovation in recent years was the introduction of the ball technology on the DC15: that supposedly reduces weight and improves manouevrability. It has nothing to do with suction power or efficiency.
The cyclone design has not greatly changed from the DC07/14: though James Dyson would probably suggest that progressive small modifications have improved efficiency.
I have tried a DC25, and for sheer suction power I'd say that my refurbed DC07 is superior (though not necessarily more 'efficient').

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Re: DC25 replacement
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2014, 10:49:14 PM »
DC04/07 ???
Surely they are very old technology now and not as efficient as today's newer models ?

Numbers dont lie: https://manchestervacs.co.uk/DysonForum/index.php/topic,31

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Re: DC25 replacement
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2014, 10:51:57 PM »
Do you know if the DC41 is a better machine than the DC25?

Not in my opinion.

How does the DC41 (DC41i) compare to the DC41 MK2 ?

Maybe they addressed some of the design faults and build quality issues.  :coffee:

If you are only choosing between a DC25 and a DC41, get a DC25. But as noted, your old one probably only wants a service and some TLC.

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Re: DC25 replacement
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2014, 01:25:25 AM »
Hi, if you want a really powerful dyson, tye the new dc41 animal mk2 with the  blue brushbar. It is 700w but trust me, it cleans a million times better than the DC25. I want to buy one, but I know somebody with one.
The brushbar spins 75% faster and it has much better airflow. It will remove lots of dirt
We bought a DC25 animal from Currys in 2011 and thought it was unbeatable, now the dc41 is next on the list
Dyson are doing a deal where you trade in your old vacuum, and have 100 off and choose 3 free extra tools!
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: DC25 replacement
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2014, 01:27:15 AM »
By the way the dc41 mk2 had more suction, Dyson told me they are having website issues because. I asked why it has 100 aw, but it has much more suction than a dc25
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: DC25 replacement
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2014, 10:34:13 AM »
Thankyou parwaz7862

I was led to believe that the DC41 mk2 was identical to the DC41 mk1 (DC41i), except that it had a motor that complied with EU regulations due in 2017
- I.e. It is only 700W & 100AW

if indeed they have improved its ability to clean floors, compensating for the reduction in AW, then surely the one to buy is the DC41i ?

So I now have conflicting advice:
- buy or service the DC25
- buy a DC41(1 or 2) as it's amazing !!!!

Can anyone else comment ?

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Re: DC25 replacement
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2014, 10:37:38 AM »
PS

while writing the last post, the wife just informed me that the DC25 brush bar has stopped working while vacuuming the living room
- the pressure for a decision is on

If I tell her I am waiting for further help from dyson fanatics on a forum, she is likely to raise her eyebrows a very long way ........ and just go and buy something new

What do I do?
Votes please

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Re: DC25 replacement
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2014, 10:52:51 AM »
Aah, maybe a dead brushroll motor and/or PCB is the justification you need for a bit of man maths and a new dyson!

Just don't expect it to be reliable, or not need a huge load of new parts before its 4th birthday! Register the guarantee the day you get it!
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