Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Confession Time

Back in November I finally broke down and bought a new vacuum.  This is something we normally have to do every few years.  It sucks but I figured it was just life with a huge white hairy dog.

After talking it over with my husband though, we finally decided to take the plunge and get a Dyson.  This one to be exact.  I was so super excited to get it - but to be honest - I haven't really been too impressed.

I mean, it does suck up dirt and dog hair and it does maneuverer around easily.  And it is easy enough to empty out and clean the filters but....

the release mechanism for the handle is horrible!  The pin is constantly popping out if you even so much as slightly step on the release unevenly.  The only way I've found to fix this is to unscrew a bunch of pieces and use enough pressure (that makes me think I may really break it) to pop it back into place and then put all the screws back in.  This is a major pain in the ass!

The other thing that urks me.  I don't know how many times I've pushed the release button for the dirt canister only to lift it up and the bottom flip open and all the dirt to spill all over me and the floor.  It's somewhat amazing that the canister hasn't gone flying across my house yet.  (Maybe that huge price tag is the reason).

I was so excited to get a Dyson and couldn't wait to rave about it like everyone else I know - but I'm just not that impressed.  I find myself rarely admitting that to people though - I feel like I'm committing a sin if I say I'm not in love with it like everyone else does.

Am I the only one who feels this way?  (Please tell me I'm not.....)
Do you think maybe my Dyson is just defective?


shan said...

Yes, you are the only one who feels that way. :-) We don't have that problem with our Dyson at all (and when I say "we," I really mean "Dad and Kathy" since they just let me use theirs occasionally, lol). It seems odd that you have so many issues with it, but remember that happened from the very beginning? When the kids were using it that one time? I kinda wonder if that's not the problem right there. . .

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