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Vacuum cleaner, replacement required, any advice?

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Vacuum cleaner, replacement required, any advice?

I have had my vacuum cleaner Dyson DC04 (Specs below) for 6 years and it is now making more whining noises than a forum moderator.
I have used it a lot in the house and for cleaning car interiors and it has given sterling service.
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Manufacturer: Dyson
MPN dc04 independent
Upright Cyclonic
Tank / Bag Capacity 1.06 Gallons.  Air Watts  230 Dust Filters  HEPA
Cord reach 27.56 ft. Height Adjustment Positions Variable
Filtration Efficiency  0.1 µ Weight 17.86 lb.
Features  Edge Cleaning • Rotating brushes

I have used it a lot both in the house and for cleaning car interiors. I use this machine almost exclusively in order to ensure a proper job is done.
It is a well known fact that men are much better at cleaning (and other assorted housework).
So I need to get a new one and wondered if the domestic goddesses on here would like to make any recommendations.
Do I get another Dyson or something else?
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making more whining noises than a forum moderator.

It must have been abused by it's users Wink
I'm not a goddess but I do own a Dyson and am quite happy with it.
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It is a well known fact that men are much better at cleaning

o rly?
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Re: Vacuum cleaner, replacement required, any advice?

Mrs Chilly hijacking log in again;
We recently had our similarly aged Dyson serviced after it stopped working when a certain penguin used it to vacuum up brick dust...
A Dyson engineer came and basically replaced everything bar the casing for £69, much cheaper than a new one, especially if you are happy with the machine in general. We had a new motor and filter, and mains lead recoil assembly and he would have replaced the brush head if it had come as standard on the machine, well worth the money for us.
www.dyson.co.uk/support/help.asp?article=65
Oh and no comment to the other stuff  Wink
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Thank you Mrs Chilly, I wondered about a service.
Needless to say I was not referring to your good self in "the other stuff" as clearly you are a real exponent of the the vacuum cleaner including servicing.
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Re: Vacuum cleaner, replacement required, any advice?

I'd go along with the consensus so far. Have had a Dyson DC05 for about 12 years; only thing I've had to do was cut off a bit of mains cable and reterminate where it joined the reel.
They're a tad higher in price than many others, but worth it IMHO.
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matt_2k34
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we had one of the older dysons, but something always blocked the 'awkwardly hidden' filter, which became a pain to clean all the time.
This is the one we use now
the 'lift off' is really light - makes doing the stairs much easier  Cheesy Roll eyes
Would recommend it Smiley
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We've got some pretty good experiences of Dyson. Not just that they're good cleaners but their customer service as well. A couple of years ago I emailed them on a Sunday asking how to dismantle the upper part of our Dyson as it was whiffing a bit after 4 years of vacuuming up dog hair. Two hours later the wife got a phone call from Dyson who offered to replace the whole assembly FOC. The part duly arrived in a huge box three days later, followed by another phone call the following Sunday to check everything was OK.
Needless to say when the cleaner eventually gave up the ghost we bought another  Smiley
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You can't beat a Dyson, IMO.  And I always recommend them to women who have a blokey around as they're the only vacuum that blokes will insist on using.  They seem to find it satisfying watching all the dirt go into the cylinder, so even if they were total rubbish I'd recommend one.  Wink  Just wish they'd invent an iron that blokes like using just as much. 
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They did, its called a wife!!
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Re: Vacuum cleaner, replacement required, any advice?

Aren't apple releasing a new device designed especially for women - the iRon ?
/ducks
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I like my Dyson that I got last year - before I had 3 cheaper cleaners in the last 7 years!  so if this lasts longer than that I will be very happy!
[just wish the cover for filter in ball was easier to take on/off]
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had our dyson for 10 years and is good... wonder if it sucks more carpet than dirt though...
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Quote from: Lexie
Just wish they'd invent an iron that blokes like using just as much. 

I have been doing my own washing and ironing since I was 15..... I am now just over 65.... and this is the best iron I have ever used.....
http://www.comparestoreprices.co.uk/irons/asda-st2330.asp
The one on the website is a tad pricey, but I was fortunate enough to get one at a village fete for £2.00p    In good working order..... very pleased with it.!
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thought she used it for this