Dyson Vacuum Cleaner Repairs in Reddish

Dyson Vacuum Repairs in Reddish

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If you are looking for Dyson vacuum repairs, service or spares In Reddish SK5, you’ve found us.

If you were wondering what happened to Manchester Vacs, the Dyson vacuum repair shop that was at the Bull’s Head in Reddish, we’ve not vanished, we’ve moved. We’re still nearby in Stockport, you can now find us in Bredbury.

Dyson and repairs reddish

You can find our new address and contact information on our >>find us page<<.

We’re still offering all the same services we did before:

  • Dyson vacuum repairs in Reddish
  • Dyson spare parts in Reddish
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You may remember when we moved from Gorton and opened in the Bull’s Head in Reddish back in February 2016. We had Gordon Burns do the opening and Tameside Radio did an outside broadcast on the day.

Dyson vacuum cleaner repairs in Reddish

Even the Manchester Evening news covered it.

We loved our time at the Bull’s Head in Reddish, but after six years we outgrew it and we needed to move somewhere bigger.

One of the reasons we loved the Bull’s Head so much is we’re local people. The Bull’s Head is an iconic building in Reddish that all we locals have memories of. We’ll miss being in the Bull’s Head.

Dyson spare parts Reddish

I lived in Reddish most of my life, I went to Reddish Vale School many years ago, and even as a child, my parents had a business in Reddish.

Smiths Reddish

If you are old enough to remember that shop above looking like that, that was us too. That photo is from about 1978. It’s still a shop today on the corner of Asquith Street.

So in line with the idea that the apple seldom falls too far from the tree, we wanted to stay pretty close to Reddish. So our move has only taken us from SK5 to SK6, a few minutes up the road to Bredbury.

Dyson Spares & Repairs in Reddish

One of the things moving into bigger premises has allowed us to do is expand our offerings a little. So as well as being Sebo vacuum agents offering sales, service and repair of Dysons, and Dyson repair and spares specialists, we are now stockists of Henry and Numatic bags and parts. We also repair Henry and Numatic vacuums too.

So not just Dyson and Dyson vacuum cleaner spares and repairs, we now cater to the Numatic and Henry ranges too (not wet and dry machines though).

Trade Dyson Vacuum Spares in Reddish

We’ve developed and brought to market many of our own exclusive lines over the years. We sell many spare parts and accessories for Dyson vacuum cleaners that you can’t buy anywhere else.

But for the DIY appliance repairer or those in the vacuum or appliance repair trade, among them our own lines of great quality power cords (flexes, leads, cables – call them what you will) which represent great value, especially if you live locally and can come and collect.

If you are in the vacuum or appliance repair trade, perhaps you used to use the Qualtex trade counter in Denton that has now closed? You can buy all the same stuff from us you once did there. As vacuum spare parts specialists, we cater to the public and trade.

How Much Does a Dyson Repair Cost in Reddish?

A quote is always free. We have a minimum charge of £20 for small jobs. As an example, a replacement while-you-wait Dyson power cord replacement costs £35 all in. Typical labour charges for other repairs are in the region of £35-55 depending on the repair. Any extra parts required would be on top. As Dyson parts specialists, our parts prices are always competitive. We supply the trade with spare parts too. Find out more on our >>repair page<<.

If My Dyson Can’t Be Repaired, Can I Buy a New One?

In the unlikely event that your Dyson vacuum cleaner isn’t an economical repair, we keep a handful of reconditioned Dysons and we carry the full range of new Sebo vacuum cleaners, both domestic and commercial models.

We also have shop floor demonstrators of most models so you can try them before you buy. As we source our machines directly from Dyson and not from distributors or buying groups such as Euronics, buying face-to-face from us usually means you save money as you’re not paying hidden delivery charges or third-party platform fees. It also allows us to discuss deals on bags, quantity discounts, cash discounts, etc. Plus we’ll assemble your new machine free of charge if you like so you don’t need to think about disposing of the packaging.

We absolutely guarantee you a better deal on a new vacuum than any Euronics dealer, big box store or John Lewis store.

Check our prices before you think about a platform such as Amazon, and you can find out in this article why we can offer a better deal than Amazon.

No need to book in or call ahead. Opening times, map, directions, address, telephone number, email and everything else you need to know is on our >find us page<.

Use a Reputable Business

When the BBC want some vacuum expertise they ask us. When ex-cabinet ministers want a Dyson vacuum cleaner, they come to us. When ITV want a Dyson vacuum cleaner for Coronation St, they get it from us. When Gordon Burns from the Krypton Factor (who lives not far away) wants his vacuum repaired, he comes to us.

Have a read of our Trustpilot reviews.

Dyson Spare Parts

As the biggest Dyson dealer in the North West, we have more Dyson spare parts than anyone else.

As Dyson parts specialists we also keep the full range of bags, tools, hoses and accessories. So if you are fixing your Dyson yourself, or just want some bags, pop down – we’ll have them. If you would rather buy spares online, you can do that too by clicking the banner at the bottom.

Further reading: Our main website homepage is >here<. Our repair information page is >here< and our location and opening times are >here<.

Dyson and Sebo Vacuum Cleaner Repairs in Manchester

If you’re looking for Dyson repairs in Manchester or Sebo repairs in Manchester, we can point you in the right direction.

Vacuum cleaner repairs are something that attracts a lot of cowboys. Anyone can set themselves up as a ‘vacuum repair service’, and fill their social media and website pages with content that is often copied and pasted from elsewhere, and hey presto, they’re in business.

In the Manchester area, there’s a very small handful of good vacuum repair shops and quite a few charlatans. A Jack of all trades from Facebook having a stab at fixing your £300 Sebo or Dyson in his garage at home or in the back of a hardware shop isn’t ideal. Many of these people purport to be “ex Dyson engineers”, we’d say that unless you see proof of that, assume it’s a porky pie.

Worst still is the ‘repair in your home’ people. For sure, you may get the odd one that is competent and experienced, but many of them are again unqualified Jacks of all trades.

Again this isn’t ideal. Some unknown bloke taking your Sebo or Dyson to pieces all over your living room floor carpet is risky. Is he likely to have any and all of the spare parts he might need in his van? How can he? What if your Sebo or Dyson is in bits all over the floor and he then tells you it will be £200, thanks very much. And you’re a captive now with your machine in bits and a man on your setee drinking your coffee.

Better than a general vacuum cleaner repair shop is a specialist vacuum cleaner repair shop. One that specialises in your brand of vacuum cleaner. For Sebo and Dyson repairs in Manchester, that would be Manchester Vacs.

Manchester Vacs are the largest Sebo and Dyson specialist in the North West.

For Sebo repairs in Manchester, you’re well covered. They are a Sebo-approved service centre and official Sebo agents. As well as Sebo repairs, they sell new and reconditioned Sebos along with all accessories and spare parts.

For Dyson repairs in Manchester, you’re also in safe hands. They’ve been fixing Dysons since the 1990’s and have featured on radio and TV too. This segment from BBC Breakfast was done in Manchester Vacs.

BBC Breakfast at Manchester Vacs

For Sebo repairs in Manchester or Dyson repairs in Manchester, Manchester Vacs is your one-stop-shop.

You can go to their repair information page by clicking the button below.

No need to book in or call ahead. Opening times, map, directions, address, telephone number, email and everything else you need to know is on their >find us page<.

If you’re not local to Manchester and need Sebo spare parts, you can buy from them online >here<.

If you’re not local to Manchester and need Dyson spare parts, you can buy from them online from them >here<.

James Dyson’s Quest for an Electric Car

For decades, James Dyson made his billions reinventing housework. Now 71, he’s targeting a new legacy – one that’s pitting him against Silicon Valley’s most enigmatic futurist, Elon Musk. But is Britain’s vacuum visionary risking his fortune? And just how far will he go to clean up in the cash-haemorrhaging world of electric cars?

Dyson electric car

Sir James Dyson – the billionaire inventor, turbo-bespectacled, closely buttoned, best known for things that suck and things that blow, but specifically ones that do each very well – took to a stage in early March 2018 in the Meat-packing District of New York and began to tell the crowd about how his latest product sucked like never before.

The item in question was a vacuum cleaner called the V10. (Dyson products tend to have names you suspect engineers coined; this is not unrelated to the fact, as Dyson himself admits, that, “The company is run by engineers now. The CEO is an engineer. All the product directors are engineers.”) It was the latest in Dyson’s range of “stick” battery-powered vacuums, which is to say it is more like a gun you fire at the floor, complete with trigger, than a hulking machine you push around. The difference has seen some unexpectedly comic consequences – when a couple buy one, for instance, the man will often start taking up cleaning duties.

“Hello,” Dyson said, arriving to light clapping. “That’s very kind. Now…”

The V10, he said, has to be precisely built by more than 300 robots and not touched by a human hand, he explained, as the motor, when spinning, produces a lateral force of about two tonnes – any slight wonk could see it fly through a nearby wall. It was now so good, he added, that Dyson would no longer develop any vacuums that plugged in. At this, there was some more light clapping.

Dyson took a clicker and began pointing at 3-D models of vacuum parts on a screen behind him. “Now, in the middle there you can see a very dull silver thing and, actually, it’s anything but dull. It’s a very powerful neodymium magnet that…”

Dyson product launches are a curious thing – a mixture of mythmaking self-regard (to get to the main emporium you must first pass a number of white plinths, each with a different age of Dyson vacuum on top, like the evolution of man wallchart, but about suction power), world-class innovation (when it comes to things that suck and blow) and the sight of an elderly gentleman vacuuming on stage to almost total silence.

“Now, with that,” said Dyson, after spending half an hour explaining each part’s function and design in detail, “I’d like to give you a little demonstration…”

Quote from: James Dyson

I like living on a knife edge. It gets the adrenaline going

Read the rest of the article >>here<<

Manchester Vacs Vacuum Cleaner & Appliance Forums Newsletter – 2018

As a member of the Manchester Vacs vacuum cleaner and appliance forums, we just wanted to take an opportunity to bring you up to date with a few topics you may find of interest on our forums and some general site and product news. It has been a very long time since we sent out a forum newsletter, so we thought one was long overdue.

The Forum Has Changed Direction a Little:

When the forums were first started a few years ago, they were almost all about Dyson vacuums. As the forums have grown and matured, we now have rooms covering Sebo vacuums, Miele, Hoover, Vintage and other vacuums and general appliances.

When Manchester Vacs first started we were only Dyson specialists. We are now approved agents for Sebo vacuums (a superb German brand you may not be familiar with) so now specialise in those too. Our sister site The Sebo Shop is where you can buy everything Sebo and if you want to learn about Sebo you can do so here: All About Sebo Vacuum Cleaners

We would like to give you a few links to some of our recent popular forum topics.

Current Hot Topics:

How to choose a vacuum cleaner – an excellent article written in the context that Dyson are no longer developing corded vacuum cleaners. It also discusses the benefits of bags (yes, bags are still a thing – and with good reason) and after reading it you’ll know more about vacuums than most of your friends.

A Close Look at the Year 2000 Dyson DC06 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner – the Dyson DC06 was a robotic vacuum cleaner never properly launched by Dyson dating from around the year 2000. Google will mostly show you only studio shots from the time. We can show you close up photos of one in our shop. The DC06 is as rare as hens teeth!

Dyson DC06
A new in the box Dyson DC04 we acquired today – it’s not often twenty year old Dysons crop up new in the box. But that’s exactly what landed in our vacuum museum today. Check the topic for close up photos.

Dyson DC04
Sebo X4 Extra – Stripdown and Refurbishment – Here on our forums, the well-known vacuum guru Beko1987 (aka Sam Watson) details the full strip down and rebuild of a Sebo X4 with photos.

Vintage Appliance Advertisements and Brochure Archive – Like vintage advertisements? There are some great ones here from days gone by.

Vintage Hoover
Dyson vacuum cleaner model number index – Dyson vacuum cleaner model numbers can be a confusing array of numbers and letters. We publish this Dyson model range glossary in order that the Dyson vacuum cleaner model codes might be demystified somewhat. With photos – MUCH better than Wikipedia. Ever heard of the new Dyson V4? You will have when you have read that topic.

Dyson Launch the New V10 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner – The V10 is Dyson’s best cordless to date without a doubt. However, can it replace corded vacuums as they claim? We don’t think so. Watch our live V10 run time video to see how long the V10 really lasts.

Dyson V10
Interesting New Products:

If you have a Dyson cordless vacuum cleaner, you may not be keen on the idea of drilling the wall to mount it. We now exclusively sell freestanding cordless vacuum stands suitable for your Dyson cordless. No more drilling walls!

On the subject of your Dyson cordless, if you have a new V7, V8 or V10 you may have noticed that your old tools no longer fit. We have solved that with our adaptor set. With our adaptors, even tools from your 1995 DC01 will fit your new generation Dyson cordless. Why not check out our explanatory topic and video to find out more.

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The Manchester Vacs Team.

Bagged -v- Bagless Vacuum Cleaners? How to Choose a Vacuum Cleaner.

This article first appeared at Manchester Vacs.

I’ve been in the vacuum business since the mid 1980s, Our shop is the largest independent vacuum shop in the north of England. So I’m probably quite well qualified to opine on vacuum cleaners.

  • Bagged or bagless vacuum cleaner?
  • Which is the best vacuum cleaner?
  • Which vacuum cleaner to buy?
  • How to choose the right vacuum cleaner?
  • What is the most powerful vacuum cleaner?
  • Cylinder or upright vacuum cleaner?

Like any decision you make, you need the facts first. Websites randomly publishing lists of the “ten best vacuum cleaners” as many do is pretty pointless. Best for whom? Against what benchmark? Define best?

We all have different needs. A single person in a bungalow with one cat and Amtico floors has totally different needs to a busy mother in a townhouse full of Axminster, a builder husband with muddy feet, two labradors and three kids who are good at spilling Cheerios on the floor. Those two people’s idea of the best vacuum cleaner will quite rightly be radically different.

“Do people still use vacuum cleaners with bags?” someone asked in our shop recently. Yes they do. And that shows us how effective the marketing of bagless cleaners has been over the last twenty years or so. Bags in vacuum cleaners is not a concept we have ‘moved on from’ though, as some people seem to think.

In fact, with vacuum cleaners at the better end of the market – Sebo and Miele being the most notable examples – they never actually went away.

Let’s take a ramble through the truth and myths about vacuum cleaners with bags and those without bags. Then we can look at choosing a vacuum cleaner that works for you. Corded or cordless vacuum cleaners is another question we will discuss here.

In order for dirt to be collected in your vacuum cleaner, you have two choices as a collection method: Bagless machines or machines with a bag.

Bagless Vacuums – The Pros and Cons

Now let’s be honest. When you think about bagless vacuum cleaners you think of Dyson. They were first to market with a bagless cleaner and have dominated the market ever since with a very large range of models. Nobody else has quite caught them up in the bagless sector of the market and although other manufacturers have sought to emulate them, none have made a notable bagless vacuum we’d seriously consider owning with our own money.

Since bursting onto the market in the mid 1990s with mainstream bagless vacuums, Dyson did a very good job with their marketing convincing many people that bags are somehow old hat, dirty, inefficient and a product of yesteryear.

That isn’t true, and if it were, Gtech wouldn’t just have launched a bagged cordless cleaner(Please note: we do not recommend any Gtech product – here is one reason of many why.)

A bagless machine uses what is known as cyclonic separation to remove dirt from the air flow and deposit it in the bottom of a collection bin. Not all designs are equal though. Well-designed cyclones – as Dyson have mostly made – usually do a decent job of collecting the dirt. Ones made by lesser manufacturers often do a terrible job (I am thinking of Vax and Hoover here among other budget Chinese-made brands).

Cyclonic separation wasn’t a new idea when Dyson began to use it. James Dyson got the idea from sawmills that used the method to collect sawdust. In his own words:

Quote from: James Dyson

I’d seen an industrial sawmill, which uses something called a cyclonic separator to remove dust from the air. I thought the same principle of separation might work on a vacuum cleaner. I rigged up a quick prototype, and it did.

When such a system is collecting uniform items (like sawdust flakes) it is quite straightforward to set a machine up in such a way to make it very efficient. When a machine has many different items to pick up – as with household dirt – it is quite a design feat to get it to work as intended. Dyson have spent many years honing their cyclone designs and it is a continual work in progress. Dysons cyclonic technology evolves over the years as good engineering does.

Quick bagless filter lesson: bagless machines typically have two filters, one after the cyclone and before the motor (a pre-motor filter – on Dysons they are washable) making sure clean air enters the motor, and one after the motor (a post-motor filter) making sure even cleaner air leaves the motor. Second stage air filtration if you like. A HEPA filter is a more effective filter, usually used post-motor, to control the cleanliness of air entering back into your room.

Not all dirt and dust will be trapped in a a bagless vacuum cleaner though, and for this reason they usually have a pre-motor filter of some description. They tend to be less capable when very fine dust is involved such as plaster dust or fire ash. Dust of this nature will often pass through the cyclone and be caught by the filter.

If the pre-motor filter becomes blocked, dirt can sometimes bypass it and reach the main motor – this significantly shortens the life of the motor. Alternatively, when a filter is blocked, cooling airflow through the motor is reduced, so the motor runs hotter, and again, this significantly shortens the life of the motor. Fire ash and plaster dust (not to mention the odd spilled bottle of talcum powder) kills many bagless vacuum cleaners prematurely.

Some later Dyson machines (known as Cinetic machines) are not fitted with pre-filters at all and these carry warnings about plaster dust and fire ash. Critics of Dyson’s Cinetic machines say they are vacuum cleaners that cannot be used to suck up dust. Dyson say they are not designed for building rubble or cleaning out fireplaces. You can see both sides of that debate.

Most Dyson vacuums are fitted with washable filters which should be cleaned as part of your maintenance schedule (or cleaned/replaced when you take it in for service periodically). On some models such as the DC07, the cyclones can block up making annual servicing not a bad idea.

Dyson often use the claim “no loss of suction” when the machine is full. We’d suggest that is debatable.

Dyson have also occasionally made the claim that “Dysons don’t need servicing” – that is also utter bunkum totally debunked in detail here.

Anyone with a bagless cleaner will be familiar with the mushroom cloud that can emanate from your bin as you empty it. It is not recommended to do that indoors especially if you have allergies.

So bagless vacuums are not perfect as we have seen. But if you are going to have one, Dyson is the best of the lot in our opinion. Many Dysons are extremely capable machines, but like any product, they have their limitations and one should seek expert advice (which isn’t a spotty teenager in Currys) before buying to be sure you are getting a machine that suits your needs. And be aware of the maintenance they will need.

Bagged Vacuums – The Pros and Cons

With bagged machines, the air passes through a bag and the bag catches the dirt and the dust free air is expelled. For this reason, many bagged machines don’t have a pre-motor filter. They don’t need one because the bag is the main filter. The better end of bagged machines often have a pre-motor and a post-motor filter, but you dont need to think about them very much as you would with a bagless machine.

Sebo for example sell a service box you can buy every year or two. Along with 8 bags come two clip in filters. Apart from removing hair from the brushroll as with any vacuum, that is all the maintenance a Sebo will need. No washable filters to contend with on bagged machines.

The earliest commercially available vacuum cleaners that actually worked properly used bags. From the 1920s through to mid century, cloth bags were common.

Washing and emptying cloth bags was cumbersome and design soon progressed into disposable paper bags located inside the cloth bags, often secured by a rubber ring that doubled up as a spare belt. Many of us will remember Hoover and similar machines from the 60s, 70s and 80s that used paper bags (many people still use and love machines from that era).

Some early bags filled from the bottom so changing the bag was a dirty and messy affair. This is the mental image and childhood memory many people will have of bagged vacuum cleaners and an image Dyson were always keen to talk about to sell their bagless products.

However, modern vacuum cleaners and their bags have moved on. There has been half a century of design evolution since the machines pictured above. They fill from above nowadays and often self-seal as you remove them to empty. Modern vacuum bags are usually made out of multi-layer micro-fibre and are designed to maximise the performance, longevity and reliability of your machine.

Sebo bags for example, use multi-layer, micro-fibre construction which harnesses electrostatic attraction to combine high filtration and fade-free performance. The high filtration design enables longer life by preventing fine dust and other contaminants from entering the machine and causing unseen damage to bearings and motors.

Bagged vacuum cleaners often last many, many years due to the very high filtration that vacuum bags offer. And of course there are no filters to wash.

The only downside to using a bagged machine is that as the bag nears full, performance on some models can reduce slightly till the bag is changed. But again, with the top end manufacturers like Sebo and Miele, good design reduces this trait to less noticeable levels. Bag full warning lights usually give you time to change the bag before performance takes a noticeable hit.

The Cost of Bags Argument

Dyson and other bagless manufacturers have always made a big deal about “not having to buy bags” with their products. Their marketing worked as some people still have a blanket “I dont want to buy bags” attitude without even listening to the common sense behind bags.

A recent survey by Sebo shows that 83% of us change our vacuum bags monthly (we find many Sebo owners use a box of 8 a year on average but 12 isn’t unreasonable). This equates to 12 bags a year if you are in the 83%. A typical genuine manufacturer-made bag costs about £1.25, and non-genuine aftermarket ones cost less.

This means a typical user running a vacuum cleaner with a genuine manufacturer-made bag will spend a maximum of £15 a year in bags. Or four pence a day.

Bagless cleaners often cost more to buy. At the time of writing, a full size Dyson ball machine costs typically £100 more than a comparable Sebo. That £100 buys you 80 Sebo bags, which if an average user will last you around seven years.

When coupled with more hygienic disposal that bags offer, no mushroom cloud and no filters to buy or wash, the net cost differential is negligible. Don’t believe marketing nonsense from manufacturers that bags are prohibitively expensive and buying bagless costs less – it’s not true.

So Which is Best – Bagged or Bagless?

There is no definitive answer to this because our needs go beyond simply bagged or bagless. We have said in the past it’s like red wine -v- white wine, lager -v- bitter or Brexit -v- Remain. Everyone has their own opinion and one option doesn’t suit everyone.

It remains a fact that for those with allergies, asthma or a preference for clean air, bagged machines tend to be a better choice. The magazine Which? recently announced that the Sebo K1 Releases Less Dust than Dyson Cinetic on Emptying.

In an online poll you can find >>here<<, when asked to choose between Sebo and Dyson, at the time of writing, 48% to 16% of vacuum owners preferred Sebo.

Most vacuum specialists, collectors and experts will tell you bags are better.

What About Cordless and Robots?

Dyson have recently courted controversy by claiming they are no longer developing corded vacuum cleaners.

They seem to feel that the new Dyson Cyclone V10 negates the need for corded vacuums and their marketing is shouting these claims.

We have tested the battery life of the Dyson V10 live on video and we got seven and a half minutes on full power with the floor head spinning. We dont think that is enough to say a Dyson V10 can replace your corded machine.

In our view, Dyson make the best cordless machines out there in the V7, V8 and V10, but we tend to recommend them as secondary machines for most people and never as a main family machine. If you have kids, dogs and a need for a family machine, you need a proper vacuum as well – a cordless just won’t cut it alone.

If you happen to live in one of these sterile environments Dyson use in their advertising…………

……… then you may get away with one as a main vacuum cleaner. But for everyone else, you’ll need a real vacuum cleaner as well.

Robotic vacuums are in the same category. The £800 Dyson robot we tested was fun, but too tall to get under furniture and seemed to suffer software issues in that it spent ten minutes trying to climb a barstool.

Robotic machines are alright if you have a lot of hard floor and can leave them to collect dust bunnies on their own while you are out at work. You’ll still need a real vacuum too of course. If you want a robotic vacuum cleaner, the iRobot Roomba is the best one we have encountered.

So About the Most Powerful Vacuum?

“Most powerful” is a misnomer – I could write an article on that subject alone. I spend much of my working day explaining to people that motor wattage is not the same as air watts and what role brushroll design and carpet agitation play in effective cleaning. Big watts does not equal power and suction. It can, but not necessarily.

All machines in the EU are restricted to 900w anyway now. So if you want a machine higher than 900w you’ll need to buy old stock or get a reconditioned vacuum cleaner.

Buy a well made vacuum cleaner from a company that makes vacuum cleaners (rather than a company that puts its name on anything it can find in China) that is designed properly and dont obsess about power. Good design will always trump bad design and more motor watts. One reason the old Vax machines with their 2200w motors were still dreadful machines.

I Want Lightweight and Powerful

Lightweight and powerful are mutually exclusive in my opinion; subjective at best. A machine I may find quite light you may think is heavy. Many people think a 7.5kg Sebo or an 8kg Dyson is heavy. I find them alright but think a big Miele or a Kirby are heavy. Many older people get drawn towards what are essentially motorised Ewbanks like Gtech because of the weight and persuasive marketing (please don’t buy a Gtech folks).

Lightweight often means very small motors which usually means less power. It can also mean cheap construction which means poor performance.

I have yet to find a very lightweight and powerful machine that ticks all the boxes. It’s the holy grail of vacuuming every manufacturer is trying to create.

If you really need lightweight, see if a cylinder machine will suit you, and if not see if your usage is light enough a cordless Dyson will suffice.

Upright or Cylinder?

Cylinder machines are like Marmite.

You love them or hate them.

In mainland europe, cylinder machines are the norm. In the UK, we tend to prefer uprights. Upright machines tend to be better on carpet and we British typically have more carpet than those in mainland europe. We have found a north south difference: in Scotland a cylinder machine is an unusual thing. In the north of England, you see some but not many. The further south you go the more you are likely to find people who choose cylinder machines over uprights.

It is entirely personal preference, though.

In with cylinder machines we should probably mention Numatic and Henry type machines. We are lukewarm about Numatic and Henry type tub machines in that they lack any type of design or technology and are cumbersome to use. They are just a plastic bucket, a motor and some hose – about as basic as a vacuum gets. If you really want that type of machine, >>these<< are cheaper and reliable.

What Do You Have at Home?

We as vacuum experts are often asked what we have at home. I can tell you we have both a bagged Sebo X series (for the serious work) and a Dyson bagless cordless V8 (for the quick zip round stuff) at home. The two machines do different jobs and compliment each other well.

Where to Buy? 

Buying a vacuum cleaner is a big decision. A good vacuum will cost a few hundred pounds and you’ll own it quite a few years if you choose wisely. Taking advice from a specialist who should ask about your floor types and usage will help you make the right decision.

Independent vacuum shops are a better place to look at your options than chain stores. In an independent shop you are more likely to encounter experienced staff who use the products and know what they are talking about. Online research has its limits and nothing beats discussing your needs with a vacuum cleaner expert to get a recommendation, and trying a couple of products on a shop floor before you buy. You can’t do that in Argos or online with AO.

Remember an independent store should always be cheaper than eBay or Amazon as if you deal direct they are not paying the selling fees it costs to sell on those platforms when you deal directly.

What Brand to Buy

It’s just a vacuum cleaner, isnt it? Wrong. Have you ever wondered why those “budget” vacuum cleaners are sold next to the toilet rolls in the supermarket? It’s because they’re just as disposable. When it comes to picking a vacuum cleaner from a myriad of choices, dont just go for the cheapest. Spending £99 on a vacuum cleaner may seem like a great idea at the time, but year after year you’ll find yourself needing a replacement. In the end, you will spend more money buying a cheap vacuum year after year than you would buying a decent one in the first place.

We’d suggest you avoid Gtech, Vax, Hoover, Bissell, Shark, Zanussi, Beko, Argos, Bush, Hotpoint, H.Koenig, Russell Hobbs, Duronic, Samsung and anything cheap that you have never heard of in the supermarket.

For cordless vacuum cleaners we recommend Dyson.

For corded full size vacuum cleaners we recommend Sebo. Sebo were voted Which? magazine’s “most reliable brand” and are still made in Germany. You can buy a Sebo from us >>here<<. If you don’t fancy a Sebo, look at a reconditioned Dyson instead.

For more individual or specific advice, feel free to make a free account on the vacuum cleaner advice forums and ask advice there. But if you have read this far, you now know more about vacuum cleaners than most other people you know.

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Where to get a Dyson Cordless Floor Stand – Vacuum Cleaner Docking Station Holder.

This article first appeared at Dyson Medic.

If you are the owner of a Dyson V6, V7 or V8 cordless vacuum cleaner you’ll like this.

Similarly, if you have a Dyson DC35, DC44, DC45, DC56, DC57, DC59, DC72, DC73 or DC74 you’ll like this too.

When you buy a cordless Dyson vacuum cleaner, one of the things that can often stump you after purchase is that whole ‘fixing to the wall’ thing.

Yes, it’s very nice and convenient to have your Dyson cordless vacuum fixed to the wall, but what if, for example, you are in a rented property and your tenancy agreement specifically says “no wall drilling” as many do?

What if you don’t own a drill or aren’t especially practical? For sure, you can knock up a bit of flat pack from Ikea (or find a helpful friend that can), but ask you to break out the hammer drill and rawl plugs and you’ll break out in a sweat. Is that you?

What if you move your furniture around and decide to move your Dyson cordless someplace else in the home next week? You are left with ugly holes in the wall where your Dyson once was.

There has to be a better way.

There is.

Dyson cordless vacuum stand

A freestanding stand for your Dyson vacuum.

Dyson Handheld Stand

Why did nobody think of that?

The Japanese did – several years ago. Cordless Dyson vacuum stands are a ‘thing’ in Japan, Thailand, the Philippines and much of Asia. Those folks are veryenthusiastic about their Dyson cordless vacuums and they love extra accessories, stands, tool adaptors and so on.

The one you see here you can now buy in the UK (and the EU, Australia, New Zealand and the US).

Dyson Cordless Wall Mount

As you can see, this one features a little basket and several shelves where you can keep your tool adaptors, spare heads and small accessories (we like that!).

Dyson vacuum stand

The bottom is made from an MDF type of stuff while the frame is grey powder coated metal.

Even vacuum cleaner shops and stores are buying these just to display new Dyson cordless vacuums. Even Dyson themselves offer no decent display solution to independent Dyson dealers.

If for some reason, you choose (or chose) to buy a Shark Rocket, Vax Slim Vac, Vax Blade or Dustcare vacuum (no, me neither) instead of a Dyson, then this stand has the mounting holes so you can use it with those vacuums too.

We’d expect any other regular cordless vacuum can be made to fit this stand with an extra hole or two drilled in the back plate of the stand.

You can’t use it with a Gtech Pro [sic] though, as they don’t come with a wall mounting bracket because it is such an ugly machine you have to hide it in the cupboard. And if you are a Gtech owner, it is quite likely that it doesn’t work anyway and your ‘warranty’ is worthless. People – whatever you buy, don’t believe those glib Gtech commercials and PLEASE don’t buy Gtech. Ask anyvacuum engineer why.

If you have a newer Dyson V7 or V8 then you probably found out already that your old tools dont fit and if a Dyson Medic reader you have already the adaptorsto solve that rather than buying all new tools.

Dyson vacuum cleaner cordless stand

Oh look, a little basket to keep them in so they dont get lost.

What You Need to Know:

We built this stand today ourselves, so if thinking of buying one, there are one or two things you might want to know.

Yes it’s flatpack, and yes they supply a spanner, but it’s close to useless as most flatpack spanners are. You’ll need a Phillips screwdriver anyway and preferably a decent 8mm spanner or socket to make assembly less painful. Using the included spanner will take twice as long.

The grey screw covers are painful to use – we found the quality of them hit and miss. Some people may choose to do without them, some may choose to replace them with black number plate screw covers from the local car spares shop. The extra 50p or so spent may be more aesthetically pleasing to the fastidious.

Nuts and bolts for your vacuum docking station are not included. Some vacuums come with nuts and bolts – some don’t. If yours doesn’t, you’ll need to find two small nuts and bolts. No issue if you have a decent toolbox as any practical chap has, but tedious for a seller if you mither them over such a small thing and they end up sending out two nuts and bolts to ‘Annoyed of Esher’.

A few pence at any hardware or car spares shop will get you the extra nuts and bolts and/or screw covers you may need.

Overall, we think the quality of the unit is good and are happy to recommend it.


These stands are a first in the UK. The quality is OK, the look and finish is OK, the price is OK and they solve the problem.

Shark Rocket Wall Stand

Where to Buy:

You can buy cheapest in the UK >>here<<. Be sure to select “free delivery” during checkout.

If overseas, try >>here<< – the delivery charges using the “eBay Global Shipping” option are usually quite reasonable to Russia, the US, New Zealand, Oz and the EU.

Manchester Vacs Launches The Sebo Shop

Manchester, England (News Release) May 24, 2017

The specialist Dyson and Sebo vacuum cleaner spare parts specialists Manchester Vacs have launched an all-new online spare parts store The Sebo Shop dedicated to the Sebo vacuum brand.

Already the largest independent retail Dyson spare parts suppliers in the north of England, Manchester Vacs have now extended their product ranges even further into the Sebo brand. The spares listings now cover every upright model Sebo have produced from the X1 through well-known models such as the X1.1, X4, X5 and BS36 right up to the latest X7, whilst adding spares also for cylinder models such as the D series and C series.

Unlike most internet Sebo spare parts sellers, the Sebo Shop do not simply source the cheapest after-market products they can find. As Sebo agents, they mostly sell genuine Sebo parts which represent both good quality and value for money.

It doesn’t matter if you want Sebo spares in London, Sebo spares in Devon or Sebo spares in Cornwall, you’ll still get them next day from Manchester.

The range of Sebo spare parts now supplied by Manchester Vacs far exceed what Sebo themselves typically make available to the public, and they also offer many Sebo spare parts that have limited availability even to the trade.

Manchester Vacs continues to innovate and has once more turned the vacuum spares market on its head.

Recycled vacuum spare parts have always been a large part of the Manchester Vacs business model. Despite getting larger over the years, that hasn’t changed. The new online Sebo store still features many recycled and reconditioned parts. Customer feedback suggested that people enjoy not only saving money, but also being green at the same time. Recycled parts are a great way to do that. It is claimed that each of us throws away over three tonnes of broken electrical appliances during the course of our lives. Repairing and extending the life of your Sebo vacuum is green. It’s a small cog in the large machine that is our future sustainability.

Featured in the new online store is also new and reconditioned Sebo vacuum cleaners. From EU-rule-busting X4s right up to the latest whisper quiet Sebo X7 models.

Manchester Vacs also give their site visitors and customers access to a global internet advice forum for vacuum enthusiasts and repairers. Its many hundreds of active members, expert advisors and experienced contributors from the US, Australia, Canada, South Africa and the UK, can advise the DIY repairer free of charge.

The new online Sebo spare parts shop at the Sebo Shop gives customers access to a highly innovative predictive search feature allowing them to find the parts they need with ease. Delivery is next day tracked DPD on all UK orders. They have also slashed three hundred prices across the store and now stand as one of the most competitive genuine Sebo spare parts specialists on the internet.

The all new Manchester Vacs Sebo spare parts online shop is now open for business at https://seboshop.co.uk

New EU 900w Vacuum Cleaner Rules in September 2017

This article first appeared at Manchester Vacs

The new vacuum cleaner energy label, set to come into effect on 1 September 2017, will reduce the maximum wattage from 1600 to 900 watts for any new vacuum cleaner manufactured or sold in the EU.

Despite the UK having voted for Brexit, we are bound by these EU rules until we actually leave the EU. From September the 1st 2017, new vacuum cleaners will be a maximum of 900w. Our friends in places like the US, Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Switzerland, Norway and Russia are not affected by EU rules. They will still have full power vacuum cleaners.

What vacuums are exempt? 

This doesn’t apply to new vacuums bought before September 1st this year, or to reconditioned vacuum cleaners. So a reconditioned 1600w Dyson DC33 is still a great buy and will remain so.  :thumbsup:

Certain vacuum cleaners are not covered by the EU regulations. This means products like floor polishers, robot vacuums, mattress cleaners, hand-held and battery operated vacuum cleaners do not fall within the remit of these new rules. Standard upright and cylinder vacuums are covered, however.

The full details of the new EU law can be found >here<.

What will change? 

Many of the machines we know and love will no longer be available in the UK market.

For example, Sebo, the German manufacturer, will be withdrawing the much loved X and BS commercial ranges from the UK. Markets like Australia and Russia will still have them. For the EU, Sebo will be putting out a new range of vacuum cleaners.

Sebo have already put out this warning:

This means if you want one of the much-loved, iconic and very capable Sebo X4 vacuum cleaners, the time to buy is now. After September, they will no longer be available.

Is 900w enough? 

There are some very capable vacuum cleaners out there that already adhere to the new rules. The Sebo Felix is such an example.

For those that prefer a cordless vacuum cleaner, the Dyson V8 – being exempt from the rules – is probably the best you can buy. That said, it will leave a V8 size hole in your pocket to buy one. The V8 range currently cost between £370 and £550 on Dyson’s website.

The 900w rule will though remove some much-loved vacuum cleaners from the UK market. The range topping Sebo X4 Automatic Pet Boost will be just a memory in the UK after September.

Stock that is already here will still be able to be sold. In reality, this means come early 2018 any new high wattage machines that remain will go up in price as people search out higher wattage machines against a backdrop of retailer’s declining hoarded stock bought now.

The future. 

Until the UK actually leaves the EU, and assuming the government rescinds their rules, we are stuck with this. This means the very earliest the UK is out of these rules is 2019 but more likely a year or two after that until the trickle down takes effect.

From September, if you are buying a new vacuum cleaner over 900w, it will be pre September 2017 bought stock. As stock diminishes into early 2018, we expect people will once again look at reconditioned machines that are not restricted by EU rules.

The big names like Sebo, Dyson, Bosch and Miele know this is coming and are planning for it. All should have 900w machines on the market that are quite decent. However, as any petrol-head knows, a large six or eight cylinder engine will always be infinitely better than a three or four cylinder eco engine. Yes, your Prius will get you from A-B, but wouldn’t you rather arrive in a Jag?

If you are planning to buy a new vacuum in the next year or so now is the time to do it before the 900w rule comes in and before prices go up. And whatever you buy, please avoid the budget lemons like Hoover, Gtech, Vax, Electrolux, Zanussi, etc. Buy Dyson, Sebo or something else German.

Dyson V8 и V7 набор адаптеров к комплекту насадок для беспроводных пылесосов.

Набор адаптеров для моделей к пылесосам Dyson V7 & V8. Используйте более старые насадки к вашим беспроводным пылесосам Dyson V7 и V8. 

Данная пара адаптеров для пылесосов моделей V7 и V8 позволяют использовать старые насадки и аксессуары с моделями пылесосов  Dyson V7 или V8.
Dyson V8 tool adaptor
Адаптеры НЕ подходит для других моделей Dyson с аналогичной фурнитурой.
Адаптер с красной кнопкой вставляется в пылесос V7 или V8 и позволяет использовать большой спектр насадок от DC16 до DC75 (за исключением некоторых насадок, которые предназначены для цилиндра).
Второй адаптер вписывается в первый и позволяет использовать V7 или V8 с вакуумными мешками для хранения, с насадками Dyson от моделей DC01 до DC14 и обычными  32мм насадками от других пылесосов. Этот адаптер также подходит для беспроводных моделей Dyson предыдущего поколения.
Dyson V8 tool adaptor
Эти адаптеры НЕ подходят к насадкам моделей Dyson DC11, DC15, DC19, DC20 или DC22, а также к любым другим напольным моделям цилиндров.
Пожалуйста, внимательно просмотрите дополнительные фотографии, чтобы увидеть примеры использования насадок и аксессуаров, а также, чтобы быть уверенными, что они подходят для вашего пылесоса.
На Youtube есть информационное видео:

Вы можете купить здесь: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/330688766254
Обратите внимание, что эти детали не произведены Dyson, они изготовлены другим производителем.

Where to get a tool adaptor for your Dyson V8 or V7 handheld stick vacuum cleaner

If you have bought yourself a spiffy new Dyson V8 or V7 vacuum cleaner, you may have noticed that the tool fitting differs to your previous Dyson vacuum cleaner.

The new generation of Dyson cordless tools as found on the V7 and V8 models are released with a red button on the tool which is a revision on the tool fittings previously.

What you need is an adaptor for your Dyson V8.  Dyson do not sell such a thing, but they are available.

Dyson V8 tool adaptor

The red button adaptor on the left fits into your V7 or V8 and allows most tools from the DC16-DC75 to be used (they dont fit tools from the DC11, DC15, DC19, DC20 or DC21 or any cylinder model floor heads).

So you can use them with the previous variant of Dyson tools.

Dyson V8 tool adaptor

Using both adaptors, you can also use your Dyson V8 with older 32mm Dyson tools from the DC01- DC14, and other applications such as vacuum storage bags.

Dyson V8 tool adaptor

Where to buy? 

You can buy on Amazon >here<, eBay >here< or from Manchester Vacs direct >here<.


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