I own a DC07, well actually I have two, one bought new 12 years ago that I still use and one I bought reconditioned last year from Manchester Vacs for a rental property. The one I use is on its second motor, the first one died after its was used by a contractor to vacum up plaster dust. The current motor has been in about 6 years. The Dyson has not been working well lately, the filter definitely needs replacing as I have to admit I have not washed it since its last service last year, I now have no suction from the extendable hose so think I have a blockage somewhere, last night I noticed it was dropping debris from its base and was cutting out after a few minutes use, so clearly its needing some love and attention. The question is does it sound like this motor is about to die, if so then I may replace with another reconditioned machine. I now have a dog so would like a model best suited for pet hair, I know I could just add a HEPA filter to the DC07 but if I went for a model such as a DC25 with a motorised brush bar, would this give much better performance than my current DC07 or am I just better off getting my DCO7 into good working order again. I reckon I will be £20 for the parts it needs but if it needs a new motor then that will be another £60 and a service will be £35 so all in all I may have to spend £115, would it be more wise to put this towards a 'better'model?
Apologies for such a long post