Dyson DC65 Animal Upright Vacuum Cleaner Frequent Asked Questions Part 1
last update January 23, 2018
WE HAVE A NEWFOUNDLAND AND WEAR OUT VACUUMS SO FAST. IS THIS ONE REALLY GOOD WITH LOTS AND LOTS OF LONG FUR?
Answer: I have Golden Retrievers—six dogs, two cats, and a lion head rabbit. This is my second Dyson Animal—and I would buy again! It is incredible with the fur.
QUESTION: WILL THIS WORK WITH ORIENTAL CARPETS
Answer: I believe you can use the Dyson with oriental carpets there is a floor setting and a carpet setting and both work on carpets
QUESTION: HOW WELL DOES IT WORK ON SHAG RUGS?
Answer: I have a shag carpet and I think it does a great job.
QUESTION: I HAVE AN OLDER ANIMAL DYSON, PROBABLY 12 YEARS OLD IS THIS NEW MODEL BETTER AND IN WHICH WAY IS IT BETTER?
Answer: The Dyson DC65 Animal upright vacuum is fantastic. The suction is strong it pulls dust and debris out of corners and away from furniture edges. There are plenty of tool attachments that come with the vacuum such as a stair vacuum attachment and other tool attachments to get into crevices or vacuum furniture and lamp s… see more
QUESTION: ONE CUSTOMER “THINKS” THIS VACUUM IS MADE IN USA. CAN ANYONE CONFIRM THAT IT REALLY IS AMERICAN MADE.
Answer: Dyson Vacuums are made in Malaysia
QUESTION: CAN THE SUCTION BE ADJUSTED?
Answer: I don’t think so. It has a mode for hard floors and a mode foright carpet. I really like this vacuum though. I’d buy it again for sure.
QUESTION: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE DC65 (WHICH I HAVE) AND DC41 (I MAY CONSIDER).
Answer: Since I’ve only had the 41, I don’t care to comment on that………… but I can tell you that I have 4 cats, a dog and 2 humans and it really does the job……….. I wouldn’t have any other vacuum
QUESTION: WHAT SIZE IS THE HEAD ON DYSON DC 65?
Answer: By “head”, do you mean the ball part?
QUESTION: THE MANUAL DOESN’T SAY TO EVER REPLACE THE FILTERS? DO THEY EVENTUALLY HAVE TO BE REPLACED? IF SO, AFTER HOW LONG / HOW MUCH USAGE?
Answer: In my case i only wash the filters once a year, but i constantly empty the dust bin, i don’t even let it get to the max line, this prevents the filters from getting dirty too quickly. But i do recommend you follow Dyson’s instructions, the filters could last for years depending on how often you vacuum, square footage, … see more
QUESTION: PEOPLE TOUT THE TANGLE-FREE TURBINE ATTACHMENT FOR NO HAIR TANGLES. BUT WHAT ABOUT THE MAIN ROLLER THAT DOES THE MAJORITY OF THE FLOOR CLEANING?
Answer: I have had no problems with the roller, and we have two dogs with plenty of dog hair around. This machine is great in all aspects after over two years of work. Dyson service has also been outstanding.
DOES IT WORK UNDER 220V?
Answer: No. 110 vac only.
QUESTION: IS IT SELF PROPELLED
Answer: It is not self propelled as far as I can tell. You do need to push it to go forward.
QUESTION: DOES IT HAVE A LIGHT?
Answer: Unforunately, no
QUESTION: WHAT VACUUM DO YOU RECOMMEND THAT WILL NOT GET CLOGGED WITH LONG HAIR? AND IS EASY TO DUMP THE CONTENTS WITHOUT THE LONG HAIR GETTING TANGLED IN IT?
Answer: We have the DC65 for 2 huskies. It works great. The fluffy hair does get “stuck” if you don’t dump the canister enough, because it is so thick. It doesn’t really get tangled. I would recommend the DC65 for anyone with animals.
QUESTION: DOES DYSON WORK WELL WITH SHAG CARPETS?
Answer: Worst vacuum I have ever used.
QUESTION: IS THIS MODEL THE DC41
Answer: No. This is the Dyson Animal Upright.
QUESTION: IS THE FILTRATION SYSTEM EASILY CLEANABLE?
Answer: Hello, I think cleaning the vacuum is very easy. You just have to rinse it. Make sure you let it dry I let mine dry for at least 5 days and you should be good as new.
QUESTION: I HAVE AN ELECTROLUX VACUUM. IT IS CONSTANTLY CLOGGING WITH DOG HAIR FROM MY VERY SHEDDING DOG :(. IS THIS ANY BETTER FOR PET HAIR? THANKS
Answer: Yes it is way better. You can empty it without touching the dirt in the vacuum. This is the best vacuum I have ever owned
QUESTION: IS THIS DC65 COMPLETE?
Answer: It came with all the attachments you could ever want with a vacuum.
QUESTION: DOES THIS MODEL COME WITH A HEPA FILTER AND A WASHABLE FILTER? ALSO, DOES THIS MODEL WORK WELL ON HARDWOOD FLOORS?
Answer: Yes on all 3 pretty happy with it.
I HAVE MOSTLY FLOORS AS OPPOSED TO CARPET. IS THE DYSON DC65 GOOD ON FLOORS?
Answer: Do not buy this vacuum, I’ve had two and the last one lasted less than two years. Get a Shark Rotator, I have mostly hardwoods and it does a fantastic job on them and also rugs and carpet, I have two dogs with a lot of shedding. Dyson is overpriced and their vacuums are cheaply made and the biggest issues they have … see more
QUESTION: I HAVE MOSTLY FLOORS AS OPPOSED TO CARPET. IS THE DYSON DC65 GOOD ON FLOORS?
Answer: Absolutely. I haven’t swept a floor since I got it! The Dyson has been the purchase of my life. It gets the corners and edges so well, too. Makes the floors so fresh!
QUESTION: WHAT DYSON VACUUM HAS THE MOST SUCTION?
Answer: DC65 Animal Upright Vacuum
QUESTION: DOES THIS VACUUM CLEANER WORK WELL ON HARDWOOD FLOORS?
Answer: Yes. Goes from carpet-hardwood-tile easily and without any problems
QUESTION: DOES IT WORK WELL ON CARPETS?
Answer: Absolutely. Best vacuum I’ve ever owned.
QUESTION: CAN I USE THE WAND WITHOUT TAKING OFF WHOLE CORD?
Answer: doesn’t look like it.
QUESTION: IS IT HARD TO ASSEMBLE OR CAN YOU USE RIGHT OUT OF BOX ?
Answer: Super easy. It clicks together.
Question: Does this vacuum work well on thick, dense carpet? my current dyson dc14 all floors, 8yrs old. suction is too strong for new dense carpet.
Answer: I don’t have deep carpet. The little bit carpet I have is dense but not a long pile and I don’t have any problem with the vacuum. It does have very good suction. If you mean that your carpet is very tightly woven (not a shag) and it’s properly installed you shouldn’t have a problem. If you could describe your carpet… see more
QUESTION: HOW EASY IS THIS TO PUSH ON THICK/HIGH PILE CARPET? COULD A 10 YEAR OLD KID DO IT?
Answer: I think so, the pivoting ball makes it really easy to maneuver. It is a great vacuum; I tried a Shark and it died after 2 months and did not work near as well!
QUESTION: WHATS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS ONE AND THE DYSON CELTIC?
Answer: This one has 2 filters. The other one does not. Thanks
IS THIS A LOUD VACUUM?
Answer: It is noisey; but not super loud.
QUESTION: IS THE DYSON DC65 ANIMAL UPRIGHT VACUUM A COMPACT OR FULL VERSION?
Answer: Full version. Thanks
QUESTION: MY ROLLER WON’T TURN MOTOR WORKS HELP
Answer: Guess it’s the belt. Easy to replace.
QUESTION: WHAT IS THE SOFT DUSTING BRUSH FOR?
Answer: Can be used for celing fans, keyboards and more. Thanks
QUESTION: HOW DO YOU GET THE HANDLE TO STAY IN? EVERYTIME I PUSH THE VACUUM IT COMES OUT. I CANT EVEN USE IT.
Answer: The handle on our vacuum snaps in easily. The cord wrap faces out. We have never had any issues with it staying in place. You may need to contact the manufacturer.
QUESTION: HOW WELL DOES THE D65 ANIMAL WORK ON WOOD FLOORS AND HARD SERVICES?
Answer: It works extremely well on hard surfaces and wood floors! Unlike other vacuums it picks up small hard particles such a dog food and cat litter WITHOUT scattering or kick-back!! The suction on the hose nozzle is also terrific for those hard-to-reach areas: under the stove, the fridge and the washer/dryer.
QUESTION: HOW DOES IT PERFORM ON WOOD FLOORS.
Answer: Very well. I use it on ceramic tile, onyx tile, and bamboo and it picks up everything. The only time it struggles is when you’re on two surfaces at once, i.e. half on carpet, half on hard floor. (But that seems understandable.)
QUESTION: HOW NOISY IS THE VACUUM?
Answer: Really quiet since it is always off being repaired. When it does run it isn’t that loud.
QUESTION: DOES IT ACQUIRE THAT GROSS DOGGY SMELL? I’VE HAD SEVERAL “WASHABLE” FILTER VACUUMS THAT NEVER CAME OUT AS CLEAN AND EVENTUALLY STARTED TO STINK.
Answer: I’ve had mine for over 2 years and it doesn’t smell, I do empty the canister after each use.