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  • Clogging Issues Yes (21) · No (98)
  • Build Quality
    3.7 (116)
  • Value for Money
    3.1 (115)
  • Ease of Use
    3.8 (118)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.6 (115)
  • Product is used:
    • Several times a week (50)
    • Weekly (38)
    • Daily (27)
  • Noise Level
    3.2 (116)
  • Pet OwnerYes (86) · No (32)

larissa.antusoa

larissa.antusoaGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

Zero Stars - Don't waste your money

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Purchased in January 2020.



Build Quality
Value for Money
Ease of Use
Cleaning & Maintenance
Noise Level
Product is used: Weekly
Pet OwnerYes
Floor Type Carpet and Wood
Clogging Issues No
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Dyson
Dyson Team ..Dyson

Not for long fur, weak suction

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We bought this as we have four long haired pets. Be warned the animal description only applies to short fur, not long fur which immediately blocks the head.
When we complained the Dyson rep sounded like this isn't the first time they have heard this issue.

Very weak suction, have to go over everything twice. Have gone back to our 6 year old electrolux which is far more powerful. Dyson appears to be nothing but marketing hype.



Purchased in September 2020 at Noel Leeming for $700.00.

Value for Money
Product is used: Weekly
Pet OwnerYes
Floor Type Carpet and Wood
Clogging Issues No
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wintop

wintopCanberra Central 2601, ACT

  • 2 reviews

Another bitterly disappointed Dyson customer...

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Purchased at Dyson.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Ease of Use
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Noise Level
Product is used: Several times a week
Pet OwnerYes
Floor Type Carpet, Tiles and Wood
Clogging Issues No
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Dyson
Dyson Team ..Dyson

We are sorry to hear you are disappointed with your new Cinetic Big Ball Animal Pro.

We are keen to assist and discuss your concerns further. If you could please forward your details and review to [email protected] we will be in touch shortly.

Snoozer

SnoozerCentral Queensland, QLD

  • 2 reviews

I miss my old Dyson

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After owning a Dyson for 12 years why would I buy anything else... I was excited to see the benefits of 12 years of R&D how sad it was to go so far backwards and wish I never upgraded. The dust lid doesn't always lock properly and spills dust when you remove it, it is hard to move around especially doors, the attachments are always clogged and had to buy special tooling to disassemble clean the dust and hair from the belt and cogs in the head myself instead of always sending it back for repair. My Wife prefers using my $90 Bunnings shop vacuum as it does a better job.

Purchased in July 2017 at The Good Guys for $597.00.

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Value for Money
Ease of Use
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Product is used: Weekly
Pet OwnerNo
Floor Type Carpet and Tiles
Clogging Issues Yes
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Dianne

DianneMurray Region, NSW

Not worth the money

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Very disappointed with the overall quality and performance. Not enough variation in suction. Emptying the canister is not easy and has often clicked open as it is taken out of it's holder. The on/off switch is too small as is the cord rewind. Vacuum rod is too large and difficult to use. Attachments are poorly designed for the purpose intended.

Purchased in October 2020 at The Good Guys for $499.00.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Ease of Use
Cleaning & Maintenance
Noise Level
Product is used: Several times a week
Pet OwnerNo
Floor Type Carpet and Tiles
Clogging Issues No
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Popples

PopplesCurtin 2605, ACT

  • 7 reviews

Not Great.

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Was initially happy with this cleaner. Had issues with the multi floor head after about 12 months of use, it kept lifting off the floor and losing suction. Dyson kindly replaced the head, but with a different one, not the same as came with the purchase. Whether its the new head or not,bit seems to have loss suction, skims over the floor without picking up dirt/dust. Have previously been a Vax user but went with a Dyson on friend and family recommendations. Should have stuck with a Vax.

Purchased in August 2018 at JB Hi-Fi for $499.00.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Ease of Use
Cleaning & Maintenance
Noise Level
Product is used: Weekly
Pet OwnerYes
Floor Type Carpet, Tiles and Wood
Clogging Issues No
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Dyson
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We can confirm [email protected] is our email address, however this may need to be written into a new email as opposed to copying and pasting. Apologies for any confusion.


JB Melbourne

JB MelbourneGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC

  • 3 reviews

Not as good as my original Dyson

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My first Dyson nearly 10 years ago was amazing, this one is still good on hard floors (where I could use a broom) but a real struggle to get carpet clean. I have to scrub the carpet then often pick up a ball of fluff or kids hair my hand & feed it into the suction. Its mildly better than my $70 Aldi special but nearly 10x the price. No its not blocked just ineffective on carpet. Surely I dont have to spend 100s extra on an animal head to actually pick anything up from the carpet? I persisted for 3 months as I was so excited to have a Dyson again but now I just want my money back and a vacuum that works on carpet! Oh, and emptying it is a nightmare, dust everywhere from the cheap plastic release button that often gets stuck!

Purchased in September 2020 at The Good Guys for $499.00.

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Value for Money
Ease of Use
Cleaning & Maintenance
Noise Level
Product is used: Weekly
Pet OwnerNo
Floor Type Carpet and Linoleum
Clogging Issues No
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Crfa

CrfaSydney, NSW

  • 4 reviews

Love it

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I used this on hardwood floos as qell as carpet. It never tips over and if it does it fixes itself because of its unique shaoe and texture. The only issue i have with it is that its heavy to carry up the stairs and my house is 2 floors but other than that its very powerful and i even use it on my lounges

Cushla J

Cushla JRichmond-Tweed, NSW

  • 6 reviews

It is a great vacuum

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Purchased in August 2018 for $360.00.

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Value for Money
Ease of Use
Cleaning & Maintenance
Noise Level
Product is used: Daily
Pet OwnerNo
Floor Type Tiles
Clogging Issues No
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Jac

JacSouth Australia

Worst model

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This unit is terrible, Ive had it for 2years and now the rotating head wont rotate, suction is awful even after emptying barrel.
Head is forever flicking up more dirt than it sucks in .

Purchased in November 2017.

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Value for Money
Ease of Use
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Noise Level
Product is used: Weekly
Pet OwnerYes
Floor Type Carpet and Tiles
Clogging Issues No
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Dyson
Dyson Team ..Dyson
Jac
Jac

Thank you, Ive done the above a couple of times and unfortunately its still not rotating . I will send my details as instructed above .


webmate

webmate

  • 3 reviews

Don't buy into the Dyson hype

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The suction levels on the vacuum are poor - refer video. On timber floors it won't pick up anything larger than a grain of rice on first sweep. I have to pick up multiple items by hand as it's faster than moving the vacuum head back and forth again and again. The on/off and cord retractor buttons seem to be fagile, however in fairness I could be wrong. But their size and placement make it difficult to use anything but hands. When emptying the vacuum it has opened unexpectedly on multiple occasions, dumping dust on clean floors. And its quite difficult to get the bottom door of the dust receptacle to stay closed. It's truly awful!

Purchased in September 2020 for $799.00.

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Value for Money
Ease of Use
Cleaning & Maintenance
Noise Level
Product is used: Weekly
Pet OwnerYes
Floor Type Carpet and Wood
Clogging Issues Yes
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adam

adamWide Bay-Burnett, QLD

  • 14 reviews

Love dyson

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My dyson cinetic big ball animal arrived today FANTASTIC MACHINE......
Anyone thinking if buying a dyson dont hesitate you will love it. All i am waiting on now is the 3 free accessories to arrive..

Purchased in November 2020 at Dyson.com.au for $699.00.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Ease of Use
Cleaning & Maintenance
Noise Level
Product is used: Several times a week
Pet OwnerYes
Floor Type Carpet and Tiles
Clogging Issues No
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glidagida

glidagidaHunter Region, NSW

  • 9 reviews

Very brittle plastic.

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Functionally it is a vacuum with strong suction, too strong for carpet without reducing the suction. That said, I am not happy with the construction, after 12 months 3 plastic parts have broken in normal use. Another is failing, the barrel has star cracks on the underside where it is buried in the machine. All told poor construction, the plastic is too brittle.

Purchased in November 2018 at Harvey Norman for $450.00.

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Value for Money
Ease of Use
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Product is used: Weekly
Pet OwnerNo
Floor Type Carpet and Tiles
Clogging Issues No
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Brian F

Brian FNorth-West & West coast, TAS

  • 2 reviews

Disappointed as there is a filter in the apparently filterless vacuum!

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Purchased in April 2017 for $550.00.

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Value for Money
Ease of Use
Cleaning & Maintenance
Noise Level
Product is used: Several times a week
Pet OwnerNo
Floor Type Carpet, Linoleum and Wood
Clogging Issues No
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Brian F
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Shay

ShayWestern Australia

  • 15 reviews

Love this vaccuum

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Ive had my dyson vacuum for 3 years now. Perfect for all floors, including carpets. I have 2 dogs, and small childern. No issues picking up mess. Does need cleaned put regularly though!

Purchased in February 2016 at Harvey Norman for $360.00.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Ease of Use
Cleaning & Maintenance
Noise Level
Product is used: Daily
Pet OwnerYes
Floor Type Carpet and Tiles
Clogging Issues Yes
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Glorious Target

Glorious TargetPerth, WA

  • 7 reviews

Good product

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This product is strong and has lots of little pieces that can help me with my vacuuming. I bought it mainly for my cats hairs on the sofa and it does that so good.

Purchased in April 2020 at The Good Guys Physical store.

Build Quality
Ease of Use
Noise Level
Product is used: Several times a week
Pet OwnerYes
Floor Type Carpet and Tiles
Clogging Issues No
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headwerkn

headwerknNorth-West & West coast, TAS

  • 11 reviews

A very well made, high performing vac that's worth a look if you want mains power - and can use all the accessories.

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  • +3

Purchased in September 2020.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Ease of Use
Cleaning & Maintenance
Noise Level
Product is used: Several times a week
Pet OwnerYes
Floor Type Carpet, Linoleum, Tiles and Wood
Clogging Issues No
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Danny

DannyGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

  • 9 reviews
  • 11 likes

It's good but not great.

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Build Quality
Value for Money
Ease of Use
Cleaning & Maintenance
Noise Level
Product is used: Several times a week
Pet OwnerYes
Floor Type Carpet, Linoleum and Tiles
Clogging Issues Yes
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Ambassador review: it's great ! Just like the last one.

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  • +8

Purchased in September 2020.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Ease of Use
Cleaning & Maintenance
Noise Level
Product is used: Several times a week
Pet OwnerYes
Floor Type Carpet
Clogging Issues No
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corinnelise

corinneliseQLD, 4122

  • 14 reviews

Perfect for those with carpet and shedding pets

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Value for Money
Ease of Use
Cleaning & Maintenance
Noise Level
Product is used: Daily
Pet OwnerYes
Floor Type Carpet and Wood
Clogging Issues No
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Questions & Answers

Jon Lindsey

Jon Lindseyasked

Why is my big ball animal blowing dust out of back of unit?

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Dyson
Dyson Team ..Dyson

We certainly don't expect your machine to exhaust any dust out of the machine.

We would kindly encourage getting in touch with our Dyson Experts via [email protected] and we will be happy to help get this sorted.

Jon Lindsey
Jon Lindsey

Thanks, great help, she said it shouldn't happen, I should empty vac! It happens when empty! Just admit filters need replacing, (like vac repairman proves on youtube) and tell me where to get them!

Dyson
Dyson Team ..Dyson

The Dyson Cinetic Big Ball range of machines don't have a filter that needs to be replaced. The filter in the ball of the machine is designed to last the lifetime of the machine.

Should dust be blowing out, something isn't quite right with your machine. Please just forward your details to [email protected] and we will be happy to organise for it to be brought into your nearest service centre.


JoG

JoGasked

Is the cinetic big ball suitable for vacuuming fine dust left from builders?

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Popples
Popples

I dont think so. I remember reading in the manual that it shouldnt be used for fine dust.

Dyson
Dyson Team ..Dyson

Dyson machines are designed for cleaning up household dust and debris, and as such, we recommend not using the machine on building dust, plaster, ash, rubble and the like.

We hope this helps, however if we can assist further, our Dyson Experts are available via [email protected] and happy to help.


Ben2020

Ben2020asked

What is the difference between the Animal Pro and Animal +?

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adam
adam

One is purple other is silver and pro comes with other attachments

Ben2020
Ben2020

So that means the choice review for Animal Pro is applicable for Animal + as well.
The product did not rate well and was not recommended.

Dyson
Dyson Team ..Dyson

The Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Pro and Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal+ have the same suction power, filtration, durability and performance. Both machines come in the box with the Carbon Fibre turbine cleaner head, swivel hard floor tool, Tangle-free Turbine Tool, Combination tool and Stair Tool.

In addition to the above, the Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal+ comes with the Groom Tool, designed to provide mess free vacuum-assisted dog grooming.

While Cinetic Big Ball Animal Pro doesn't include the Groom Tool, it does include the Stubborn dirt brush, Reach Under tool and Carbon Fibre Soft Dusting brush. This machine is no longer part of our current range at time of writing, however some machines may still be available in retail.

We hope this helps, however if we can assist further, our Dyson Experts are available via [email protected] and happy to help.


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