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Offline GrumpyMan

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My Dyson DC50 animal
« on: March 28, 2017, 05:55:06 AM »
Hi everyone here is a look @ my DC50, enjoy.

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Re: My Dyson DC50 animal
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2017, 11:20:05 AM »
Very nice

I like the DC50, a pretty good and reliable machine for a miniature thing with a load of features. My cousin and cousin in law have one like yours but in orange, it's almost 2 years old with no problems so far. :thumbsup: They have 2 cats as well
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: My Dyson DC50 animal
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2017, 07:28:22 PM »
Very nice

I like the DC50, a pretty good and reliable machine for a miniature thing with a load of features. My cousin and cousin in law have one like yours but in orange, it's almost 2 years old with no problems so far. :thumbsup: They have 2 cats as well

Well, Mr Parwaz, this is where we must disagree.

I purchased one of these (in bad shape, I admit) and I have to say I despise the design.  It's flimsy, overly complicated and engineered by a madman with CAD.  The replacement parts are way overpriced and the darn brush bar became the consumable since there is no belt.  They also took the razor approach to cyclone tiers - JUST ADD MORE!  :biglaugh:

Also (and this is specific to the one's I've seen listed on craigslist), people seem to think they're powerhouses when they're a lightweight machine at best.  I spent a good 3 hours pulling mashed dog hair out of crevices in the head I didn't know could hold that much hair.  I removed yarn, a piece of wood and a whole lot of sand.  Who vacuums sand with a $400 vacuum?

Oh, all this and it was $400 new.

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Re: My Dyson DC50 animal
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2017, 07:47:33 PM »
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It's flimsy, overly complicated and engineered by a madman with CAD.  The replacement parts are way overpriced

This applies to all dyson's from the dc33 onwards.

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Re: My Dyson DC50 animal
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2017, 07:50:05 PM »
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It's flimsy, overly complicated and engineered by a madman with CAD.  The replacement parts are way overpriced

This applies to all dyson's from the dc33 onwards.
Well, you're right.
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Re: My Dyson DC50 animal
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2017, 10:05:16 PM »
I think they are more reliable than the DC24, they clean better,  look better etc;)
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: My Dyson DC50 animal
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2017, 11:05:09 PM »
I think they are more reliable than the DC24, they clean better,  look better etc;)

I have no significant experience with the 24.  My main usage has been with the 14 and 33.
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Re: My Dyson DC50 animal
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2017, 12:27:32 AM »
As much as I like the DC50 and think they are pretty good for just basic, small area: dust collecting machine.
But my uncle also had the DC50 Animal - note Animal, one piece of dog hair into it and it needs a full stripdown again - and i'm not exaggerating. I mean its supposed ro be the Animal model, when it cant take in dog hair. My old DC07 could suck in tonnes and tonnes of pieces of massive paper - A3 sized paper. DC50 cant take a blooming dog hair...

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Re: My Dyson DC50 animal
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2017, 03:37:32 AM »
You are right about the DC50 being flimsy, I still have guarantee left on mine but thankfully never had to use it. It's working fine.
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Re: My Dyson DC50 animal
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2017, 05:21:34 PM »
The reason why it feels flimsy i because the flexible plastic absorbs shock. For example when it's dropped, it's gonna flex rather than snap. "Solid" feeling vacuums like Vax may feel strong, but are actually not as strong as a newer Dyson ball. Drop  a vax down the stairs and I can guarantee there will be some damage.

If you try and bend the solid feeling plastic on a vax, it would snap

Dyson plastic would flex slightly. It's not about using the toughest material, it's about using the right material ;) Hence why you see less physically broken Dysons than we did in the 1990s and 2000s
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: My Dyson DC50 animal
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2017, 05:30:07 PM »
The reason why it feels flimsy i because the flexible plastic absorbs shock. For example when it's dropped, it's gonna flex rather than snap. "Solid" feeling vacuums like Vax may feel strong, but are actually not as strong as a newer Dyson ball. Drop  a vax down the stairs and I can guarantee there will be some damage.

If you try and bend the solid feeling plastic on a vax, it would snap

Dyson plastic would flex slightly. It's not about using the toughest material, it's about using the right material ;) Hence why you see less physically broken Dysons than we did in the 1990s and 2000s

There may be alot of truth to this.  That said, my wife dropped the DC14 down the basement stairs onto the concrete and only a small piece of the pre filter door and the cord wind hook on the bottom broke.... not bad, really.

My parents are flying up from Florida.  I'm going to try to send them home with the DC50 in their suitcase.  We'll see if it makes it!  :))
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Re: My Dyson DC50 animal
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2017, 06:44:37 PM »
There are a lot of old dysons around that disprove your theory Parwaz and a lot of new broken ones that also disprove it.

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Re: My Dyson DC50 animal
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2017, 06:51:21 PM »
That's true, but I just think the newer ones are more smash resistant ;)
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: My Dyson DC50 animal
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2017, 07:45:17 PM »
That's true, but I just think the newer ones are more smash resistant ;)

DC40/41s are so flimsy and poor quality that we break them all for spares as I dont want the headache of having to put a warranty on one. Almost every one we have sold has had issues - why we stopped doing them.

Yet we still service older machines we sold recon 8-9 years ago.

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Re: My Dyson DC50 animal
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2017, 07:54:35 PM »
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