Dyson - DC39 Animal HEPA Bagless Canister Vacuum - Iron/Purple
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- Cleaning Path Width10.5 inches
- Vacuum TypeCanister vacuums
- Product Weight17.6 pounds
- Compatible Floor TypeAll floors
- Filter TypeHEPA media
- Multi SurfaceYes
- Product NameDC39 Animal HEPA Bagless Canister Vacuum
- Model Number22524-01
- Color CategoryMulti
- Product Height14.25 inches
- Product Length10.25 inches
- Product Width19.5 inches
- Amperage11 amperes
- Manufacturer's Warranty - Parts5 years
- Manufacturer's Warranty - Labor5 years
Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 259 reviews(259 Reviews)
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
GREAT vacuum...especially for pet owners.Posted .
I bought this vacuum on a major pre-Christmas sale last year and have been very happy with it. It sucks up copious amounts of pet hair, both on our hardwood floors and carpeting, as well as other normal, everyday dirt. I highly recommend this product.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Boy does it suck|Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
I purchased this vacuum for two reasons: 1) My place is a very small condo (550 sq ft). An upright just isn't practical as there isn't enough square footage to justify it's use. My condo has an almost 50/50 split between porcelain tile and carpeting (throw rug and wall-to-wall), both with tightly organized furniture attempting to maximize space. 2) I have long hair and wanted something that wouldn't choke on it. figured a vacuum designed for pet hair would do the job. the good: This vacuum cleaner has excellent (very strong) suction and is quiet relative to the amount of suction it generates. Anything within 2 inches of the end of the hose gets sucked up. When the canister/filter gets full or near full, suction is still pretty strong. The attachments are easy to install, connect, and disconnect. the canister rolls very nicely along the floor as you wander about sucking things up. You don't have to tug it to tag along even on thick carpet. The auto-recoil feature for the power cord works very smooth too. No worries about it recoiling like a measuring tape where you fear getting whiplashed. The recoil is very smooth and controlled, you don't have to help it along. If you have to vacuum open spaces with minimal obstacles, this vacuum is hard to beat. the not so good: Unfortunately my space isn't wide open. it's relatively tight which means lots of nooks, crannies, sticking the hose under the sofa, bed, and tables, between the side table and computer, inside the closet, between legs of all the chairs, book shelves, curtains, etc... Maneuverability is an important feature. I was surprised to find that this vacuum is difficult to maneuver in tight spaces - it's clunky. The handles are long and bulky. The very features that are advertised to make things easy to use and practical (gun handle, suction release, angled heads, ...) are exactly the same features that make the vacuum difficult to maneuver. You are forced to use the 3 foot long tube no matter what attachment you need. Problem is I have a lot of areas where that 3 foot tube gets in the way and I would rather remove it completely and go with the shorter hose, but that's not an option. I also found this vacuum not very friendly for vacuuming areas which are more than waist high. The angle of the hose connection at the canister as well as with the 3 foot tube takes away vertical reach as you cannot fully straighten the hose. The best you can get is a flat 'S'. This kink makes it tiring to lift the hose for extended periods to vacuum shelves, curtains, drapes, stairway steps, or ledges because you're always fighting the recoil tension in the hose. The only way to vacuum anything more than 5 feet off the ground is to buy their other expensive attachments so you can angle the heads on the end of the hose. really? A vacuum that costs nearly $500 and I still have to buy more attachments? Speaking of attachments, while easy to attach/detach, there are no tools for disassembling for cleaning - such as getting hair untangled from the rollers. Steps are provided in the manuals, but no tools to undo the screws - which are not standard screw heads. They're large pieces of plastic designed to be unscrewed with quarters or half dollars. Even the quarter is not thick enough running risk of stripping the head of the screw. My main beef with the roller head attachment is there is too much space between the edge of the head and the roller. This makes it very difficult to get into corners and wall base boards. It's almost designed to only do the open space while forcing you to use a different attachment for the corners and base boards. I shouldn't have to do that. for the areas the attachment fits, the rollers work very well. But they leave a fairly large gap between the roller and outer edge of the attachment that comes in contact with the furniture and walls. Hairy situation: The very feature that I wanted was the ability to vacuum without my long hair getting tangled in the roller brush. result - fail. You have to buy the non-tangling attachment for an additional $70 for that feature. if I had known that, I would've purchased the yellow version of this vacuum and saved the bucks as the two models are identical except for the mini-roller brush - which I don't need/use. I like yellow better too. sob. cleaning: Removing the canister for emptying was not intuitive. You must forcibly lift the carrying handle while holding the canister down as it's a tension snap-fit connection. Once you remove the canister, you have to make your way to a garbage can to empty it as it's a bag less device. Once you open the latch, all the dust comes flying out. It doesn't go straight down into the trash can - it goes everywhere like children smacking chalkboard erasers to get the chalk out. All that effort sucking up the dust is nullified the moment you attempt to empty the canister. My suggestion is to do this outside with the door shut behind you so the stuff doesn't go back inside. Don't do it while wearing nice clothes either. The part I hate most is it disturbs my allergies. Oh, before I forget, the size of the canister is something to pay attention to. If you're like me and have a small living space, you probably also have a smaller trash can which means a smaller trash can opening. This affects how you can empty the canister neatly because to do it without getting stuff all over the place, you need to be able to put the canister into the trash can below the rim so the dust cloud is contained. If you cannot do that, think twice about where you empty the canister. One work around is to wet the trash bag so the dust clings to it as it flies out, but a better workaround is to go outside and use a trash bag without the trash can - like emptying the grass bag of your old fashioned lawn mower before mulchers were available. summary: Fortunately I had reward points and a holiday discount, so I didn't pay the full price, but I still paid enough that I feel that this vacuum should be better at vacuuming the home than it is. I would expect these limitations to be present on an upright vacuum which by design has limited mobility. Not a canister model. I would call this a funsize shop vac, not an everyday vacuum for the living room. If your vacuuming needs aren't too demanding this is a very good vacuum, but if you're like me and have a tight space or need maneuverability on the hose end, consider a different model.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Not sure I know of a better substitute|Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
I own a siberian husky. For those familiar with breeds having an undercoat, they shed an ungodly amount. I'm talking tumblefur across the living room; furnado in the car once the windows go down*. Having a canister vac makes cleaning up the hardwood floors infinitely easier. I own an upright Dyson as well, and they're just too heavy and impossible to use for reaching under the couch and such. The fact that this one is so lightweight and compact makes it so easy. The suction power is more than enough for hardwood floor applications. On thick however, I'd go over a few swipes to pick up more dirt. The tangle-free tool still gets fur stuck in the brushes, but I don't think that's avoidable. Having a female with long hair in the house combined with dog fur really makes it rough for the other tools; therefore, this is a must have. Looking back, I should've started out buying this one and I'd have never bought the upright to begin with... but I suppose the upright's weight still holds its advantage for the thick carpet cleaning down in the basement! My only complaints is that this vacuum does heat up a bit, but what kind of vacuum doesn't? Well, the problem is this: the canister is pretty small and you'd be unplugging quite often to empty it if you have a lot of cleaning to do. The cord is short too so that might be an issue for some. *I haven't used this particular Dyson in the car yet since I haven't had a need to (rolling the down the windows and driving fast does the trick, but do wear safety goggles).
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Good so far...|Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
we have had this vacuum for about 3 weeks, and got rid of a rainbow vacuum for it. We have a German Shepherd and two small children so fur and crumbs are abundant in our home. vacuum works great on going from wood floor to carpet and I love not having to change over accessories everytime I hit a rug or go back to my hardwood, the attachments go on very easily, the suction is amazing and the canister is very easy to clean out, the beater bar works great on my dog's hair, which gets everywhere. Only thing I've noticed is that the carpet attachment is powered by air flow and if you are vacuuming a shorter pile carpet like a throw rug then it doesn't do as well because there's not as much air movement underneath it. Most of my home is medium pile carpets and it seems to do great on those, it just suctions too much on to the throw rugs I have in front of my kitchen sink and appliances. Other than that, I love how lightweight it is, easy to maneuver, how well built it seems, and the suction that it has. My son has severe asthma and this vacuum seems to better than the rainbow did for getting the dust and dirt and dog fur. The rainbow was an absolute nightmare, way too heavy and too expensive every time it broke. Dyson is definitely the way to go in our home and I think will be buying them from now on
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
It's become a member of the family|Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
My family lives on a specialty beef ranch. The cattle we raise constantly shed, and it's inevitable that the fur gets all over the house when we come home. We can sweep most of the fur up, but we have to vacuum the rest. The old vacuum we had never did the job very well. One day our son threw the old vacuum down the stairs and left a big ding in the wall. So we decided to get another vacuum. (We highly recommend insurance for anybody with small children). We had been very impressed by the Dyson ads, and we really wanted to get one because the vacuums looked very sophisticated and because the woman talking in the ads had such a great English accent. So we got the Dyson. We are very happy with this vacuum cleaner. It does a fantastic job picking up the long animal hairs. They were everywhere before--in the corners, under the furniture, even on the ceiling. But not anymore! One of our steers, Tyson (a buffalo) has been with us since we started our ranch, and he is our company mascot. It took him a while to get used to the vacuum, because it is a little bit loud, but he eventually did. In fact he likes to sleep with vacuum running--we think it soothes him and Tyson IS getting a little old--and he gets very upset when we take it away from him. So we decided to give the vacuum a name: Tyson the bison's pet Dyson.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great vacuum cleaner for what it isPosted .I would recommend this to a friend
I bought the DC39 a few months ago. To set the background I have about 1500 sq ft of house downstairs where I use it. All of the downstairs is either tile or laminate wood floors. I have two Australian Shepherd dogs and two cats. Both of the dogs and one of the cats shed like crazy. When I would sweep up I would get a small bathroom trashcan full of pet hair weekly. That's why I bought the Dyson. I vacuum weekly but I really need to do it more often. The Dyson does a great job getting all of the hair and dirt up. Whenever I walk around barefoot after sweeping my feet don't get dirty. What I have done for the best results is to take the beater brush out of the head. The beater brush just gets full of hair regardless of whether it's running or not. It's just an impediment for my use. Once I learned that trick it works great. It will suck up dust bunnies from a few inches away. Occasionally I need to lift the head a little bit off of the floor to get one but not a big deal. And believe me, I have dust bunnies the size of tumbleweeds. If you do take the beater brush out be sure to remember to turn the beater brush switch off or it will rob some of the suction at the head. For best results I need to empty the canister before every use because it's small, but that's one of the reasons you would buy this vacuum is because of it's small size. I can carry it around to vacuum instead of pulling it along but sometimes the canister becomes a little unattached when I do that. The canister follows along OK behind you but keeping it untangled from the cord is a pain in the rear sometimes. That's one of the drawbacks of a canister. I like the swivel head design. I can get underneath all of my sofas and dressers all the way to the back and the way it swivels you can get into tight narrow spaces too. The beater brush runs off of the suction of the vacuum instead of by a motor. I think this makes the beater brush a little anemic but it's still marginally acceptable for me on carpets. If you have a lot of pets and carpets I'm not sure this would be the vacuum for you. The filter seems to do a good job. I don't smell anything after I vacuum. The attachments work fine. I just vacuumed both of the sofas using the small head including under the cushions and I got everything up. And there was a lot. (Looking underneath your sofa cushions isn't for the feint of heart). The cord length is alright and is pretty standard. I can vacuum the entire downstairs from two locations. So, for what it is, a small vacuum, I give it a 5 star review. If you need industrial cleaning power then this definitely isn't your vacuum.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Quiet, Great suction - nice Features|Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
After using uprights for many years, we were a little leery about getting a canister. But this sucker really moves very well and follows you around nicely. It is about half as noisy as any of the past few vacs we've owned. You can stay in the room with it running and even have a conversation. It picks up everything and if it grabs a rug you just push a button on the wand and it drops it. The on/off beater brush button makes it easy to go from carpet to bare floor, which is really nice if you have area rugs on hardwood. No bending to switch the brush on and off. The cord feed/rewind works very well also. My only con would be storage when not in use, but that is true of any canister vac.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Lightweight cute vacuum|Posted .No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Vacuum is good and lightweight. Gets in small spaces and suction is good, but not as good as I expected based on price of machine and everyones raving reviews. I hate the fact that I can't switch from carpet mode to hardwood floor mode from the hand piece. You have to shut the vacuum off and turn it back on for the carpet mode to work again. Pain in the neck as I have hardwood and area carpets throughout house.
Asked by Anonymous.
- A:Answer The price I got it was lowered to match the cheapest online pricing available - but I did not have to ask for it, someone else did. So the answer is yes.
Answered by Thebug
Q: Questionis the floor head also tangle free?hi, is the regular/larger floor head also tangle free, or is the tangle free turbine tool the only tangle free part/tool?
Asked by Anonymous.
- A:Answer Both tools work the same... I use the small tool for couches and bed
Answered by rightnut75
Asked by tucker.
- A:Answer yes, there is an extension, brush and a crevice tool.
Answered by Hoka