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Dyson DC23 Canister Vacuum

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First Sucker:
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Last Wooter to Woot:
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Last Purchase:
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wootalyzer


quality posts: 1 Private Messages wootalyzer

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Dyson DC23 Canister Vacuum
$199.99 + $5 Standard Shipping
Condition: Refurbished

*DISCLAIMER* Wootalyzer! is in no way affiliated with Woot!, and this post may not always be here!

ThunderThighs


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Oh good, something completely different.

(Just beating y'all to the punch. )



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achilles41


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Happy birthday!

RoadRash


quality posts: 0 Private Messages RoadRash

is it any good?

tarzanboy


quality posts: 0 Private Messages tarzanboy

This vacuum sucks! I mean it sucks everything up really well. Best vacuum ever own. Worth every penny.

CowboyDann


quality posts: 716 Private Messages CowboyDann

There's an elephant In that thumbnail I said when this was for sale 2 months ago.

Hyperlinking some posts from the great WhatsamattaU
Product website

Help page

Manual

Gadgeteer review

Endgadget review

seenmself


quality posts: 1 Private Messages seenmself

My wife and I bought one of these on sale at Costco. We absolutely love it. The power is amazing, and the attachments are excellent for what we use it for. We are students, and renting a townhouse, so we don't have any of the 20-foot ceilings or anything like that, but it does our hard and carpeted floors very well, and if we had the need, the extension probably reaches a good 6 feet when fully extended. In a nut shell - it is an awesome vacuum and well worth the price if you are looking for a good all-around everyday vacuum.

garylehr


quality posts: 3 Private Messages garylehr

OK Woot, you want to play dirty? I'm claiming plagiarism... that's right, you stole from my creative genius!! To quote your description... "But you take the good, you take the bad, you take 'em both, and there you have... something" Something?? See my posts for my very original Bags of Crap theme song...

You take the good, you take the bad,
you take them both and there you have
The Bags of Crap, the Bags of Crap.

The bags of crap is all about you

Go ahead, sing it out loud, it feels even better than it sounds.

Ha!!! Woot writers exposed as copycats!! Now go on back to your little vacuum cleaner.....

ThunderThighs


quality posts: 548 Private Messages ThunderThighs

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garylehr wrote:OK Woot, you want to play dirty? I'm claiming plagiarism... that's right, you stole from my creative genius!! To quote your description... "But you take the good, you take the bad, you take 'em both, and there you have... something" Something?? See my posts for my very original Bags of Crap theme song...

You take the good, you take the bad,
you take them both and there you have
The Bags of Crap, the Bags of Crap.

The bags of crap is all about you

Go ahead, sing it out loud, it feels even better than it sounds.

Ha!!! Woot writers exposed as copycats!! Now go on back to your little vacuum cleaner.....



Or it could be this.




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whitepawws


quality posts: 2 Private Messages whitepawws

I have this vacuum.. and I have to say it definitely DOES improve air quality from pet hair for those that are sensitive or allergic to your lovely little balls of scratchy eyes & sneezes.

My cousin is allergic to dogs so anytime she'd come in the house something would immediately trigger her sneezing fits and red eyes. But after we started using this that was a thing of the past. I especially love the ease of doing the stairs with this. Super easy.

My only downside is the canister could be larger! After all, dogs have A LOT of fur... or at least my long-haired golden retrievers do!

EricPost


quality posts: 3 Private Messages EricPost

How is the quality of the refurb?

Thiney49


quality posts: 3 Private Messages Thiney49

We just got our DC14 that we ordered off Woot! a week or so ago, and I have to say I was completely disgusted by what was in my carpets! With the caveat that this isn't the same vacuum I've experienced, I fully support getting one if you've been on the fence the past 50 times they showed up. =P

EricPost wrote:How is the quality of the refurb?



Ours came out of the box looking brand new, and sucking like it was too. Can't speak to the longevity of the product yet, but it seems to be working amazingly.

lwang


quality posts: 32 Private Messages lwang

can i suck liquid with this? i assume it can since it goes thru no bags, filters or motors...just centrifugal force, which would spin the water back.

garylehr


quality posts: 3 Private Messages garylehr
ThunderThighs wrote:Or it could be this.



Ah that brings back memories, but no TT, nope. No resemblance, nothing like my super creative theme song. I will sue woot for millions, enough to ensure a life of luxury and leisure....unless the Woot-torneys will settle for a qualities post

ThunderThighs


quality posts: 548 Private Messages ThunderThighs

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garylehr wrote:Ah that brings back memories, but no TT, nope. No resemblance, nothing like my super creative theme song. I will sue woot for millions, enough to ensure a life of luxury and leisure....unless the Woot-torneys will settle for a qualities post

You, sir, drive a hard bargain.



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whitepawws


quality posts: 2 Private Messages whitepawws
lwang wrote:can i suck liquid with this? i assume it can since it goes thru no bags, filters or motors...just centrifugal force, which would spin the water back.





Sorry, but no. In the included instructional manual it clearly states that you should never suck up liquids due to the hoses having electrical connections.

pupyluvr


quality posts: 48 Private Messages pupyluvr

A DC-23?
No thanks, I clean my house with a DC-10...

lwang


quality posts: 32 Private Messages lwang
whitepawws wrote:Sorry, but no. In the included instructional manual it clearly states that you should never suck up liquids due to the hoses having electrical connections.



the hose has electrical connections? i didnt think it have any, that is why it has a wind powered beater brush.

2soggywaffles


quality posts: 0 Private Messages 2soggywaffles
pupyluvr wrote:A DC-23?
No thanks, I clean my house with a DC-10...



This model is for those of us who like houses on firm foundations with walls that haven't been blasted 2 zipcodes away.....

lstaff


quality posts: 199 Private Messages lstaff
lwang wrote:can i suck liquid with this? i assume it can since it goes thru no bags, filters or motors...just centrifugal force, which would spin the water back.



little wang, do all of your posts have this, er, flavor to them??

(Must be the name.)

whitepawws


quality posts: 2 Private Messages whitepawws
lwang wrote:the hose has electrical connections? i didnt think it have any, that is why it has a wind powered beater brush.



Well, I personally haven't taken it apart and looked that closely at my hoses.. but if the manual says it.. I'm not going to argue with it. It's safer to just say 'no' than to do it and void any hope of getting it replaced.

CowboyDann


quality posts: 716 Private Messages CowboyDann
garylehr wrote:Ah that brings back memories, but no TT, nope. No resemblance, nothing like my super creative theme song. I will sue woot for millions, enough to ensure a life of luxury and leisure....unless the Woot-torneys will settle for a qualities post



Congratulations on strong-arming your way into your first QuaPo. Good Work!

garylehr


quality posts: 3 Private Messages garylehr
ThunderThighs wrote:You, sir, drive a hard bargain.


It's what you have to do, to replace that 0 with a 1! Thanks T-Thighs, for this life-changing moment!!

Is this the vacuum that was so strong it bit a man's ear off? I'm sorry, that was the Tyson!!

Seriously, I own a Roomba and a woot-Euro-Pro-Shark Navigator bagless upright thingy (a year and a half old refurb that works wonderfully), and we hate the act of vacuuming, would there be any advantage to owning this one too?

garylehr


quality posts: 3 Private Messages garylehr
CowboyDann wrote:Congratulations on strong-arming your way into your first QuaPo. Good Work!


Only 379 to catch the Cowboy, I hope they're not all so Dirty Harry-like! Thanks Dann!

macraig


quality posts: 7 Private Messages macraig

"Turbine" vacuum attachments DON'T suck. They're a miserly dodge designed to do nothing well except save the manufacturer money without hurting profits. Apply a little pressure, a little resistance, and suddenly you've got no beater action at all. When a vacuum is designed with a vacuum-powered beater instead of one powered by a good old-fashioned electric motor, bend over and prepare to be violated.

Dyson vacuums are overhyped junk. I've owned and dismantled one. I wish I'd bought one more practical and less aggravating. Those accordion hoses are a nightmare, too: they fight you when you extend them. I have one of the full-size models, and that damned hose can actually pull the vacuum toward me even on carpet. Dyson of course manages to make it sound like a desirable feature.

CowboyDann


quality posts: 716 Private Messages CowboyDann

Ladies, Ladies, Calm down. There are plenty of Video Demos/reviews to go around. You can stop begging me to upload them now.

Here's a review from Vacuum Wizard


Here is another demo/review


Here is how you wash the filter

MikeWeiner


quality posts: 5 Private Messages MikeWeiner
ThunderThighs wrote:Or it could be this.



My now ex wife wrote her own version of the lyrics after we went to a taping of the show at the point where the girls had all put on some weight:

You take the big, you take the large,
You take 'em both and you're a barge,
The fats of life, the fats of life,
When food is all you care about,
Then tents are what you wear about,
Just get it right, or you're fat for life.
When a size seventeen,
Seems to bulge and rip at the seams,
You don't know what you're gonna do,
But all you really wanna do is chew... Chew
It takes a lot to squeeze in tight,
When you're one of the fats of life.

Ironic as hell, she put on a lot of weight after writing that.

wjcandee


quality posts: 3 Private Messages wjcandee

We bought this refub version from Woot! in an earlier offering. It arrived quickly. For $200, it's quite a deal. The thing looked basically brand new; I wouldn't have known it was a refurb. It has enormous suction, and it picks up pet hair like a dream. A couple of thoughts about the turbinehead. Consumer Reports didn't like the turbinehead feature. However, their coin with me has dropped precipitously in recent years as they seem to get it wrong a lot -- toilets is one example where they just blew it completely in their recommendations, and found a purported "problem" with one great toilet; the real problem is that the problem doesn't exist and nobody else can duplicate it. Meanwhile, they recommended some toilets that break easily, are noisy, and don't work that well. So I take their critiques with a grain of salt. Their beef with the turbinehead is that it purportedly doesn't get deep dirt because it has no motor and thus doesn't beat as well. They seem to ignore the fact that it also weighs a fraction of a giant motorized thing like on our old vacuum. Personally, I have mixed feelings. I think the head works fine. However, it is a little small, and because it's air powered you lose some spin when pulling back towards you; it finds it hard to overcome that motion. Then you have our cleaning lady, who feels compelled to lean and push down on the center of the wand, pressing the head into the carpet so hard I'm afraid she's going to snap the wand, and in so doing she grinds the turbinehead to a near-stop. I fear she is expending a ton of extra energy insofar as her method induces a lot of drag and makes the head hard to move; I think the best way to move the head is to slide it around by the grip, slowly, standing up straight and just letting it do its thing, rather than using her "scrubbing" technique. Even with her slowing the head down, due to the enormous suction, the thing still picks up a lot, but a better beater would be nice; I would love to see a Motorhead for sale on here. (All this said, she just LOVES this vacuum, and my family members, young and old, find that the lighter weight makes it more feasible for them to just go grab it instead of a carpet sweeper or broom. A head with a motor (like our old Kenmore canister) can really beat the carpet, but it's HEAVY and makes just going and getting it a chore. The Turbinehead is so AGILE you have to love it. But don't expect the beating action of a motorized head, which is also why positive reviewers always talk about great performance on thinner carpet. Heavy carpet overloads the head's ability to spin. Also, there isn't a lot of room between the beater bar and its casing, so if you get a pebble or anything that size in there, it's going to need to be removed by hand. Dumping is easy, just push the button while holding over a bag or waste can. It sure picks up a lot of stuff. The reason it's so good on pet hair is that it has such a huge amount of suction, and the brushlets on the beater bar are spaced far apart so hair doesn't seem to wrap around it. So the Turbinehead is a gift and a curse, in the end. On balance, we like the whole package. We could have gotten a refurb top-rated Kenmore with a motor head for about $20 more online, but that sturdy, reliable, heavy beast would only have come out once a week to be used by the professional, not grabbed by family members for little "oops I spilled it" remedies. And, as far as I'm concerned, if our professional loves the vacuum, she's the primary user and my own observations don't mean as much when evaluating whether we made the right choice, and it's certainly the right choice for the duty that the family puts it to; we wouldn't use a heavier vac for a lot of day to day stuff. Finally, let's talk about how great Dyson customer service is. I had a question about the fact that the Turbinehead seemed broken. When I disassembled and cleaned it off, it still didn't seem to turn freely, and it plainly wasn't spinning the way it used to. I had cleaned the accumulated lint from the filter over the little valve you pull and push to activate it, and it didn't help. I called Dyson. They said, okay, you have a FIVE YEAR warranty on this, so don't worry about it; either we'll fix it together or you can have a new turbinehead. They suggested I blow out the little valve with compressed air and if that didn't fix it, call them back. Really? How could that work? I bought a can of Duster keyboard blower from the store, put the little tube in the nozzle of the can of Duster, blew the valve out thoroughly, and VOILA! we were back in business. Hardly thought I would get such reassuring helpful people when buying a refurb -- and I even told the lady that I had bought this through woot! when she was registering it in their system. She treated me as if I had been bestowed my vacuum as a personal gift from Sir Dyson himself. I have only had the thing a few months and feel like I have gotten my $200 worth already. Hope this helps.

chgo


quality posts: 2 Private Messages chgo

If it's a Dyson, it's over complicated and over priced.

nanaejt


quality posts: 3 Private Messages nanaejt
wjcandee wrote:We bought this refub version from Woot! in an earlier offering. It arrived quickly. For $200, it's quite a deal. The thing looked basically brand new; I wouldn't have known it was a refurb. It has enormous suction, and it picks up pet hair like a dream. A couple of thoughts about the turbinehead. Consumer Reports didn't like the turbinehead feature. However, their coin with me has dropped precipitously in recent years as they seem to get it wrong a lot -- toilets is one example where they just blew it completely in their recommendations, and found a purported "problem" with one great toilet; the real problem is that the problem doesn't exist and nobody else can duplicate it. Meanwhile, they recommended some toilets that break easily, are noisy, and don't work that well. So I take their critiques with a grain of salt. Their beef with the turbinehead is that it purportedly doesn't get deep dirt because it has no motor and thus doesn't beat as well. They seem to ignore the fact that it also weighs a fraction of a giant motorized thing like on our old vacuum. Personally, I have mixed feelings. I think the head works fine. However, it is a little small, and because it's air powered you lose some spin when pulling back towards you; it finds it hard to overcome that motion. Then you have our cleaning lady, who feels compelled to lean and push down on the center of the wand, pressing the head into the carpet so hard I'm afraid she's going to snap the wand, and in so doing she grinds the turbinehead to a near-stop. I fear she is expending a ton of extra energy insofar as her method induces a lot of drag and makes the head hard to move; I think the best way to move the head is to slide it around by the grip, slowly, standing up straight and just letting it do its thing, rather than using her "scrubbing" technique. Even with her slowing the head down, due to the enormous suction, the thing still picks up a lot, but a better beater would be nice; I would love to see a Motorhead for sale on here. (All this said, she just LOVES this vacuum, and my family members, young and old, find that the lighter weight makes it more feasible for them to just go grab it instead of a carpet sweeper or broom. A head with a motor (like our old Kenmore canister) can really beat the carpet, but it's HEAVY and makes just going and getting it a chore. The Turbinehead is so AGILE you have to love it. But don't expect the beating action of a motorized head, which is also why positive reviewers always talk about great performance on thinner carpet. Heavy carpet overloads the head's ability to spin. Also, there isn't a lot of room between the beater bar and its casing, so if you get a pebble or anything that size in there, it's going to need to be removed by hand. Dumping is easy, just push the button while holding over a bag or waste can. It sure picks up a lot of stuff. The reason it's so good on pet hair is that it has such a huge amount of suction, and the brushlets on the beater bar are spaced far apart so hair doesn't seem to wrap around it. So the Turbinehead is a gift and a curse, in the end. On balance, we like the whole package. We could have gotten a refurb top-rated Kenmore with a motor head for about $20 more online, but that sturdy, reliable, heavy beast would only have come out once a week to be used by the professional, not grabbed by family members for little "oops I spilled it" remedies. And, as far as I'm concerned, if our professional loves the vacuum, she's the primary user and my own observations don't mean as much when evaluating whether we made the right choice, and it's certainly the right choice for the duty that the family puts it to; we wouldn't use a heavier vac for a lot of day to day stuff. Finally, let's talk about how great Dyson customer service is. I had a question about the fact that the Turbinehead seemed broken. When I disassembled and cleaned it off, it still didn't seem to turn freely, and it plainly wasn't spinning the way it used to. I had cleaned the accumulated lint from the filter over the little valve you pull and push to activate it, and it didn't help. I called Dyson. They said, okay, you have a FIVE YEAR warranty on this, so don't worry about it; either we'll fix it together or you can have a new turbinehead. They suggested I blow out the little valve with compressed air and if that didn't fix it, call them back. Really? How could that work? I bought a can of Duster keyboard blower from the store, put the little tube in the nozzle of the can of Duster, blew the valve out thoroughly, and VOILA! we were back in business. Hardly thought I would get such reassuring helpful people when buying a refurb -- and I even told the lady that I had bought this through woot! when she was registering it in their system. She treated me as if I had been bestowed my vacuum as a personal gift from Sir Dyson himself. I have only had the thing a few months and feel like I have gotten my $200 worth already. Hope this helps.



Wow,that's a lot of words you have there!

kennylad


quality posts: 1 Private Messages kennylad
wjcandee wrote:We bought this refub version from Woot! in an earlier offering. It arrived quickly. For $200, it's quite a deal. The thing looked basically brand new; I wouldn't have known it was a refurb. It has enormous suction, and it picks up pet hair like a dream. A couple of thoughts about the turbinehead. Consumer Reports didn't like the turbinehead feature. However, their coin with me has dropped precipitously in recent years as they seem to get it wrong a lot -- toilets is one example where they just blew it completely in their recommendations, and found a purported "problem" with one great toilet; the real problem is that the problem doesn't exist and nobody else can duplicate it. Meanwhile, they recommended some toilets that break easily, are noisy, and don't work that well. So I take their critiques with a grain of salt. Their beef with the turbinehead is that it purportedly doesn't get deep dirt because it has no motor and thus doesn't beat as well. They seem to ignore the fact that it also weighs a fraction of a giant motorized thing like on our old vacuum. Personally, I have mixed feelings. I think the head works fine. However, it is a little small, and because it's air powered you lose some spin when pulling back towards you; it finds it hard to overcome that motion. Then you have our cleaning lady, who feels compelled to lean and push down on the center of the wand, pressing the head into the carpet so hard I'm afraid she's going to snap the wand, and in so doing she grinds the turbinehead to a near-stop. I fear she is expending a ton of extra energy insofar as her method induces a lot of drag and makes the head hard to move; I think the best way to move the head is to slide it around by the grip, slowly, standing up straight and just letting it do its thing, rather than using her "scrubbing" technique. Even with her slowing the head down, due to the enormous suction, the thing still picks up a lot, but a better beater would be nice; I would love to see a Motorhead for sale on here. (All this said, she just LOVES this vacuum, and my family members, young and old, find that the lighter weight makes it more feasible for them to just go grab it instead of a carpet sweeper or broom. A head with a motor (like our old Kenmore canister) can really beat the carpet, but it's HEAVY and makes just going and getting it a chore. The Turbinehead is so AGILE you have to love it. But don't expect the beating action of a motorized head, which is also why positive reviewers always talk about great performance on thinner carpet. Heavy carpet overloads the head's ability to spin. Also, there isn't a lot of room between the beater bar and its casing, so if you get a pebble or anything that size in there, it's going to need to be removed by hand. Dumping is easy, just push the button while holding over a bag or waste can. It sure picks up a lot of stuff. The reason it's so good on pet hair is that it has such a huge amount of suction, and the brushlets on the beater bar are spaced far apart so hair doesn't seem to wrap around it. So the Turbinehead is a gift and a curse, in the end. On balance, we like the whole package. We could have gotten a refurb top-rated Kenmore with a motor head for about $20 more online, but that sturdy, reliable, heavy beast would only have come out once a week to be used by the professional, not grabbed by family members for little "oops I spilled it" remedies. And, as far as I'm concerned, if our professional loves the vacuum, she's the primary user and my own observations don't mean as much when evaluating whether we made the right choice, and it's certainly the right choice for the duty that the family puts it to; we wouldn't use a heavier vac for a lot of day to day stuff. Finally, let's talk about how great Dyson customer service is. I had a question about the fact that the Turbinehead seemed broken. When I disassembled and cleaned it off, it still didn't seem to turn freely, and it plainly wasn't spinning the way it used to. I had cleaned the accumulated lint from the filter over the little valve you pull and push to activate it, and it didn't help. I called Dyson. They said, okay, you have a FIVE YEAR warranty on this, so don't worry about it; either we'll fix it together or you can have a new turbinehead. They suggested I blow out the little valve with compressed air and if that didn't fix it, call them back. Really? How could that work? I bought a can of Duster keyboard blower from the store, put the little tube in the nozzle of the can of Duster, blew the valve out thoroughly, and VOILA! we were back in business. Hardly thought I would get such reassuring helpful people when buying a refurb -- and I even told the lady that I had bought this through woot! when she was registering it in their system. She treated me as if I had been bestowed my vacuum as a personal gift from Sir Dyson himself. I have only had the thing a few months and feel like I have gotten my $200 worth already. Hope this helps.



Great discussion on the turbine head mine wasn't functioning correctly and they sent a new one within a week and they new it was a refurb model. It took a while to like the turbine head now I love it for all the reason you wrote plus it doesn't chew up the edges of carpets throw rugs etc


KC

hopeC12


quality posts: 0 Private Messages hopeC12

I bought this model recently because I'm moving into a new apartment with all hardwood floors. So far I'm impressed with the performance of this little Dyson, although I was surprised how heavy it is. At least it doesn't take up much space. Despite the weight, this has far better suction than any other canister vacuum I've owned. And the parts all fit together quite securely so it doesn't feel like anything is going to pop off in the middle of cleaning (I've been annoyed by this in the past).

snosbig


quality posts: 8 Private Messages snosbig

Holy Helicopter Employer!...I feel for your cleaning lady...anyway, I own this & it has a lot of power. My only gripe is the size of the small canister & IT'S LOUD!...I mean wear ear protection LOUD!! CAN YOU HEAR ME!?!?!!....

wjcandee wrote:We bought this refub version from Woot! in an earlier offering. It arrived quickly. For $200, it's quite a deal. The thing looked basically brand new; I wouldn't have known it was a refurb. It has enormous suction, and it picks up pet hair like a dream. A couple of thoughts about the turbinehead. Consumer Reports didn't like the turbinehead feature. However, their coin with me has dropped precipitously in recent years as they seem to get it wrong a lot -- toilets is one example where they just blew it completely in their recommendations, and found a purported "problem" with one great toilet; the real problem is that the problem doesn't exist and nobody else can duplicate it. Meanwhile, they recommended some toilets that break easily, are noisy, and don't work that well. So I take their critiques with a grain of salt. Their beef with the turbinehead is that it purportedly doesn't get deep dirt because it has no motor and thus doesn't beat as well. They seem to ignore the fact that it also weighs a fraction of a giant motorized thing like on our old vacuum. Personally, I have mixed feelings. I think the head works fine. However, it is a little small, and because it's air powered you lose some spin when pulling back towards you; it finds it hard to overcome that motion. Then you have our cleaning lady, who feels compelled to lean and push down on the center of the wand, pressing the head into the carpet so hard I'm afraid she's going to snap the wand, and in so doing she grinds the turbinehead to a near-stop. I fear she is expending a ton of extra energy insofar as her method induces a lot of drag and makes the head hard to move; I think the best way to move the head is to slide it around by the grip, slowly, standing up straight and just letting it do its thing, rather than using her "scrubbing" technique. Even with her slowing the head down, due to the enormous suction, the thing still picks up a lot, but a better beater would be nice; I would love to see a Motorhead for sale on here. (All this said, she just LOVES this vacuum, and my family members, young and old, find that the lighter weight makes it more feasible for them to just go grab it instead of a carpet sweeper or broom. A head with a motor (like our old Kenmore canister) can really beat the carpet, but it's HEAVY and makes just going and getting it a chore. The Turbinehead is so AGILE you have to love it. But don't expect the beating action of a motorized head, which is also why positive reviewers always talk about great performance on thinner carpet. Heavy carpet overloads the head's ability to spin. Also, there isn't a lot of room between the beater bar and its casing, so if you get a pebble or anything that size in there, it's going to need to be removed by hand. Dumping is easy, just push the button while holding over a bag or waste can. It sure picks up a lot of stuff. The reason it's so good on pet hair is that it has such a huge amount of suction, and the brushlets on the beater bar are spaced far apart so hair doesn't seem to wrap around it. So the Turbinehead is a gift and a curse, in the end. On balance, we like the whole package. We could have gotten a refurb top-rated Kenmore with a motor head for about $20 more online, but that sturdy, reliable, heavy beast would only have come out once a week to be used by the professional, not grabbed by family members for little "oops I spilled it" remedies. And, as far as I'm concerned, if our professional loves the vacuum, she's the primary user and my own observations don't mean as much when evaluating whether we made the right choice, and it's certainly the right choice for the duty that the family puts it to; we wouldn't use a heavier vac for a lot of day to day stuff. Finally, let's talk about how great Dyson customer service is. I had a question about the fact that the Turbinehead seemed broken. When I disassembled and cleaned it off, it still didn't seem to turn freely, and it plainly wasn't spinning the way it used to. I had cleaned the accumulated lint from the filter over the little valve you pull and push to activate it, and it didn't help. I called Dyson. They said, okay, you have a FIVE YEAR warranty on this, so don't worry about it; either we'll fix it together or you can have a new turbinehead. They suggested I blow out the little valve with compressed air and if that didn't fix it, call them back. Really? How could that work? I bought a can of Duster keyboard blower from the store, put the little tube in the nozzle of the can of Duster, blew the valve out thoroughly, and VOILA! we were back in business. Hardly thought I would get such reassuring helpful people when buying a refurb -- and I even told the lady that I had bought this through woot! when she was registering it in their system. She treated me as if I had been bestowed my vacuum as a personal gift from Sir Dyson himself. I have only had the thing a few months and feel like I have gotten my $200 worth already. Hope this helps.



effingroovin


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oh wow a dyson! ive never seen this on woot before!

mashley111


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EricPost wrote:How is the quality of the refurb?



Mine didn't look refurbed at all. They say in the little booklet that the cannister maybe scratched on the inside, I bought two (at different times) and both were like new, one piece broke so I called Dyson, talk about customer support they sent a new piece immediately under warranty.
I really recommend this vac it's top notch.

kmeltzer


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We have one of these (wife got one from a previous Wooting). Works well. I have my Roomba on a schedule, which keeps most of the main floor clean, but we use this for the carpets, stairs and getting under things. So far, worth it.

gak0090


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nanaejt wrote:Wow,that's a lot of words you have there!



I didn't make it past "enormous suction".

felisnondomesticus


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lwang wrote:can i suck liquid with this? i assume it can since it goes thru no bags, filters or motors...just centrifugal force, which would spin the water back.



NO! This is not a wet/dry vaccuum. The manual says so.

BrockJones


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How many vacuum's can one person own? I think whoever is picking the daily deals is a vacuum freak. Stop it already. Enough. You know they suck?