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    Do you get your Dyson serviced?

    Last night Watchdog opened with a typically alarmist statement along the lines of "Be careful where you get your Dyson serviced"

    My reaction (apart from changing channels) was "WTF, do people really get their Dyson serviced...am I missing out on something important here?"

    So...does anybody here take theirs for a service?

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    I service mine everytime I empty it, takes the cyclones and bash the hell out of them against the wheely bin.

    Clean/replace the filters etc... at the relveant intervals what else is there to do?

    Oh an don't suck up brick/plaster dust or flour etc... that's a big no no.

    Ben

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    We take ours to a small local independant shop once a year and they change filters and clean out the internals and replace anything that needs it. Usually costs about 20.

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    No, I strip mine and the parent's one down, wash the pre and post motor filters out, pressure wash the insides of the cyclone out (disgusting but the improvements are worth it), let it dry and reassemble them yearly.

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    Nope! I've not seen the story on Watchdog. What was it?

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    It's on next weeks programme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CESIL View Post
    Last night Watchdog opened with a typically alarmist statement along the lines of "Be careful where you get your Dyson serviced"

    My reaction (apart from changing channels) was "WTF, do people really get their Dyson serviced...am I missing out on something important here?"

    So...does anybody here take theirs for a service?
    Did they mention anything about currys or which places to take it to ?

    We have a dyson thats covered by currys but would be good to know some good places to take it to, or is it better you DIY ??

    If its better to DIY then should afaik be a case of buying new filters and doing some RTFM to take it apart and replace said filters etc ?

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    Heh, it's all on Dysons site re: filters and removal etc.

    Nowhere does it say about washing out the cyclone, but trust me, it makes a hell of a difference and shifts a heck of a lot of otherwise invisible muck

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    Dyson have their own service technicians.

    I don't know about now but about 5 years ago when our DC2 needed a few replacement parts (footplate, brushes etc) they turn out at excellent value. Replaced loads on the machine which would have cost us well over the price of the service if we had purchased them ourselves. they also replaced the cable because the old fitting was super-ceded for safety reasons.

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    I still have a DC-01 and still going strong - service it myself including a jet wash of the cyclone and tubes - even at it's age now it has one hell of a suck on it and all I've ever done is service it myself - I've just put a new belt on it actually.

    Really good Hoovers - just cant beat them especially when you have 2 moulting muts.

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    Don't have a dyson, I have a 25yr old vax that all you need to do is empty the bag on - works for me.

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    I have had mine serviced when the motor started making a loud noise and the guy from Dyson replaced it for free even though it was out of guarantee. Otherwise I would use a local electrical shop who are very good

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    Quote Originally Posted by maniac View Post
    Don't have a dyson, I have a 25yr old vax that all you need to do is empty the bag on - works for me.
    It will still be going for another 25 years tbh!

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    Vaxs are basically indestructible. My parents have had 2 that I know of, with the old one only being replaced because it looked a bit scruffy - it is now used to clean their car I believe.

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    Apart from cleaning it, I don't think I do anything special with mine. 1:25000 on it breaking next time I use it.

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