I finally caved and purchased the Dyson Animal this evening. After spending an eternity trying to assemble the darn thing, I was able to commence vacuuming. The darn thing squeaks! It seems like every time I pull it back towards me, I get a little squeak/squeal noise. I can't figure out if it's coming from the ball, or if it's a suction thing. Is this normal? If not, any ideas of what the cause might be? For $600, I don't expect it to squeak!
It seemed to be sucking just fine, based upon the amount of dirt it picked up
Mine doesnt squeak. $600?!!! Nooooooo. Pretty sure it was under $400.
$600 was with tax and the accessory kit. I paid a little more than I could have elsewhere, because I was helping a friend out with commission (tis the season). If not for that reason, I probably would have bought a refurbished one from Overstock.com!
Do you have a lot of carpet? If so you probably want the canister... I have the rechargeable one as I have hardwoods and area rugs. It only holds a charge for 15 minutes.. At first when I read the reviews I said no way! And then I saw one that said "why would you want to spend more than 15 minutes a day vacuuming?!" and I cheered, and bought it LOL
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I have killed a number of Hoover's over the years, and that was prior to having 3 indoor dogs (one a pyr) & 2 cats. My "animal" is going on 6 years old, gets regular haircuts but was worth every penny!
I bought a refurbished one about 4 years ago. It's wonderful - running great (no squeaking noise?!?!) and I just love it. I used it to vacuum a house we were renting and the property manager thought we'd shampooed the carpets! It is THAT awesome.
I think I know where the squeaking is coming from! It doesn't do it when turned off, so I've ruled out the ball. Dyson customer service told me to remove the canister...did that, and no squeak either. I'm pretty sure it's coming from that little rubber gasket that fits over the hole on the upper part of the canister. It does not seem to be sealed very tight when the canister is in position. There's also quite a bit of dust on the OUTSIDE of the vacuum, which leads me to believe that dust is escaping from under the gasket.
There should not be any dirt leaking onto the outside of the vacuum. I wonder if you have something attached incorrectly. My Dyson made a loud noise at first when it was on carpet. I think I had the height set for wood floors. It seems to have self corrected.