Discussion about the 2016 increase in price of genuine Dyson spares.

This article first appeared at Manchester Vacs

Some may have noticed already that the cost of genuine Dyson spares has just massively increased.

Some parts have gone up over 100%.

It seems to be right across the board. It won’t have filtered through to every sales platform as yet, because people are sat on stock they bought at the old prices. But it will in the near future.

We are adjusting prices each day at the moment as we go to restock an item and find it has shot up.

Here is an example:

Standard Dyson clutches on eSpares are now £32.99.


Ours are currently up to £22.50. A tenner cheaper from us as I bulk bought some as soon as I saw this happening. But in time, ours will creep up too.

This is going to have a knock on effect on the folks who service, repair and recondition Dyson machines.

I can’t see this having much to do with the $/£ values (there are fewer dollars to the pound than is typical right now) as it has happened too quickly for it to have permeated through to the trade if that were the cause. And in any event, the £/$ weakness is something like 15-20% off typical levels, not 100%. So nobody can credibly blame Brexit.

So the only reason I can see is that Dyson have simply decided they want more money for the stuff if they are going to supply it. Because they can. Which is their right, I suppose. People can buy the stuff or not; I expect they don’t really care either way about people repairing machines out of warranty.

It does create an opportunity for the aftermarket to make some spares that might not have otherwise been financially viable, but on the other hand, it may also serve to put some people off repairing machines if the cost becomes prohibitive to do so.

Worth a discussion I thought. As ever, you heard it here first.

Dyson White Nylon Clutch Wheels Available at Last.

Dyson, in the last week or two have just began drastically increasing their spare part prices.

Some spares have doubled in price, some more than doubled.

Is this Dyson trying to squeeze the after-market for more money or something more mundane like the poor dollar to pound exchange rate putting prices in sterling up? We dont know.

What we do know is that Dyson clutches as fitted to DC03, DC04, DC07, DC14, DC27 and DC33 have doubled in price.

This may not have made its way through to the retail channels yet as many will be holding stock bought at old prices, but trust us, genuine Dyson spare parts are set to increase in price across the board.

This makes the prospect of stripping and rebuilding Dyson clutches more appealing to the DIY enthusiast.

There isn’t typically that much that goes wrong with Dyson clutches. The belts stretch and snap over time and/or the white nylon clutch wheel melts like this.

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If you are thinking of rebuilding a clutch, clutch belts are no issue to find, but the white wheel (cog) that melts has always been unavailable (unless you had some old units to cannibalise).

Until now that is.


Yes, the after-market has ridden over the hill to the rescue again! icon_nod

Just to put these parts in context, here is where they go.

Replacement Dyson clutch wheel

You can find Dyson clutch strip down and rebuild topics >>here<< and >>here<<. It isn’t really an amateur job, but for the experienced technician it isn’t terribly painful either. Especially once you have done a few.

You can buy the wheel (and little circlip) on its own >>here<<.

For those of you who prefer to buy on Fleabay, you can buy the wheel together with the belts on the UK site >>here<<, the US site >>here<< and the Australian site >>here<<.


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Where to buy a new wand handle for a Dyson DC04

The Dyson DC04 is one of the classic Dyson models of vacuum cleaner dating from the late-nineties that is what we call the Ford Transit of Dysons: It does everything you want it to, and doesn’t break down very often if you do simple maintenance.

It does what it says on the tin. Decade after decade.

The Dyson DC04 is a SUPER vacuum cleaner. One of the best there ever was.

The vacuum monolith that is Dyson, that controls over 50% of the UK vacuum cleaner market, was built from the profits of machines like the DC04. And many thousands of DC04s are still in use today.

Quite rightly so.

However, a couple of years ago, Dyson discontinued all parts support for the DC04 and basically hoped to relegate them to history.

Of course, Dyson don’t really want you using a twenty year old vacuum cleaner, they want you to spend £300+ on a new one.

For them, this is perfectly logical. They now reckon we all need “Cinetic” machines with no filter, a robot or a cordless machine that can be over £400.

These machines are all mostly capable for their intended use. If you have a few hundred quid spare, why not buy one?

But what of the people who are quite happy with the old DC04 they already have?

What of the people who simply want to fix it or buy a spare part when it breaks?

Is “Sorry, that part is no longer available” a satisfactory answer?

Not really.

Enter what is known as the “after-market”.

As with cars, a couple of years after they come out, you can buy a “genuine” oil filter for £20 or an “Aftermarket” one for £8. They both do the same thing (often made in the same factory) but one costs less and comes in a different box.

We see the same with vacuum parts. When the original manufacturer stops making them, very often an after-market manufacturer will make them instead. This is why you can still buy parts for 1970s Hoover Juniors. Or spares for the Dyson DC01.

So what about DC04 wand handles? 

Over a decade or two, we saw weaknesses in the DC04 wand handle. The tool holder on the back breaks. Sometimes they snap altogether halfway down. This isn’t bad design, this simply aged plastics doing what they do beyond their expected service life. Dyson offer a five year warranty. Your wand handle broke after ten years, so it happens. Time to buy a new one.

But Dyson won’t sell you one because they are now “obsolete”.

But they are not obsolete if someone in the aftermarket decides to pump the money in to make that part again.

That is what has happened with DC04 wand handles.

Today, we at Dyson Medic got some aftermarket prototype DC04 wand handles to test for a UK manufacturer. We tried them on range of clutched machines (they dont fit the green/grey or Constant Max variants unless you change the hose) and they work just fine. Here are the photos.




These are now in manufacture since we gave them the green light.

I will update the topic here when they become available in the UK in a couple of months.

Edit: These are now available. You can find them cheapest >>here<<, but for those who prefer to use third party platforms, they are >>here on eBay<< and >>here on Amazon<<. Trade can buy in 5s >>here<<.

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Dyson or Sebo? Which one will you choose? Online vote.

This article first appeared at Manchester Vacs

Sebo versus Dyson?

It’s a big question and one that is popping up more and more. As Dyson focus more and more on cordless and handheld machines (of which they are the undisputed market leader), robots and other domestic appliances (like hairdryers), the more traditional vacuum cleaner buyer, who remembers bags and likes a more traditional machine with a flex as a main vacuum, is sometimes tempted to look elsewhere.

If you are looking for a quality vacuum cleaner, and don’t fancy a Dyson, you may well end up at the door of Sebo. Possibly Miele or Kirby, but more often than not, Sebo.

Whatever you do, PLEASE don’t buy a modern Vax, Bissell, Electrolux, Hoover or similar mass-produced machine. In our opinion, none of those are quality products any more.

It is a subject I have seen on a few discussion sites. So I thought we would try it here with a poll so folks can vote as well.

As we sell both, I think I can consider myself *reasonably* objective. That said, I have had nothing but Dysons at home since the mid/late nineties when we were first selling new DC04s. And in all that time I think the DC14 we have at home now is my 4th or 5th permanent ‘home machine’ since then (none died, all but the current one we still have were later sold – but I look after them).

We do have a Dyson cordless DC35 at home as well, an AM04 heating fan, a TP02 fan/purifier and an Airblade hand dryer in the downstairs bathroom. My wife is waiting on her Dyson hairdryer, so as we have a Dyson business as well, we might be considered Dyson freaks.

Until last year, I was one of these blokes who thought proper vacuum cleaners meant “Dyson” and anything else was collectively grouped together as “other crap” (excepting interesting vintage stuff). Certainly, 99% of everything that wasn’t a Dyson that came in our shop for repair the last decade or so could safely be grouped into the “other crap” category. Stuff like Vax, Bissell and Hoover.

I was vaguely aware of other stuff like Kirby (a million pounds new, half a ton in weight and now £50 on Gumtree including 26 boxes of tools you will never use) and the “upmarket” German machines like Miele and Sebo, but we seldom saw them for repair so I had little experience of them.

The last couple of years, I kept hearing people in the trade talking more about Sebo. Last year it was suggested to us that many of the more reputable larger Dyson shops in various parts of the country are now also stocking Sebo as well. I did some online research, and found almost nothing bad written about Sebo. I kept reading tales of people who had had them 20 years and they were still just fine. How they are used in hotels and cruise ships. How even the Whitehouse in the US uses them. Sebo were voted Which? magazine’s “most reliable brand”, etc. To cut a long story short, I met our local Sebo rep, discussed the products in depth, checked them out and shortly afterwards we became Sebo agents.

Sebo has a large and very solid following. Mostly middle class folks in the shires and other affluent areas who typically buy them from places like John Lewis and more competitive independent dealers like us. Indeed, we now offer a Sebo vacuum home delivery service to Cheshire and our near locality. You’ll not find them in Argos, QVC, Netto or Tesco. Sebo simply don’t roll that way. You’ll not see them advertised on TV either. We call them “the best German brand you have never heard of”. It’s like you must discover them……….

Dyson on the other hand are all over the TV and every outlet you can think of. They own about 50% of the UK vacuum cleaner market. We all know the products and most of them work well enough to spend a few years in our homes doing what James Dyson intended them to do.

But which one is best? Dyson or Sebo?

For me now, there is no black and white answer. It very much depends on your usage and personal preferences. Hence this topic.

Sebo – while still a premium product – is generally cheaper to buy than Dyson (because Sebo aren’t on your TV every five minutes and continue to develop machines that work well rather than trying to reinvent the wheel every two years).

Bags versus Bagless.

Dyson are bagless. Sebos have bags.

All but the newest £300-400+ Dysons have filters you must wash and/or replace. In Sebos, the bag forms part of the filtration system so no filters to wash regularly.

Which is best?

There is no definitive answer to this. Both do the job equally as well in most respects. For what Sebo bags cost, the “But you don’t need to buy bags” argument holds little water. If the price of bags (circa £10 a year) matters to you, buy a £75 bagless Vax and throw it away when it breaks (and it will).

Here is a comment from the Mumsnet forum on the subject:

Quote from: Mumsnet

I’ve had an upright Sebo for 12 years now. It’s brilliant! It lasted through 2 years of living in a building site and literally vacuuming carpet padding (previous owners took carpets with them!). It never broke down or failed. We still have it. I have a lot of allergies and chose it because it is highly rated for capturing the smaller particles. I prefer having bags too. I find dealing directly with hair, dead bugs, dust, etc. a bit off putting.

Meanwhile, my MIL has had 3 Dysons in the same 12 years. They look neat, but for me a vacuum, cleaner is a work horse not a style statement.

The whole bagless -v- bags vacuum cleaner argument is like Remain or Brexit, red wine or white wine, fish or steak, or lager -v- bitter. Everyone has a different opinion, nobody can ever be right. You choose what is right for you.

The wife factor.

In terms of vacuum cleaners, my wife is reasonably lucky that she can choose anything we have in stock in our shop to use at home (she would feel luckier if our business was vintage diamonds or Jimmy Choo shoes – but it is what it is). If she doesn’t like it, it can go back and be resold as reconditioned after we have serviced it. The last few years she has been very happy with a Dyson DC14; it has done everything she has expected of it. She tried a DC24 and wasn’t keen on it so it went back. She tried newer stuff and went back to her DC14.

When women she knows started discussing Sebo vacuums, she started using one of our demonstrators to vacuum our shop. Just to see how they were. Recently, she decided she wanted one at home to try it out. Now, one has arrived at home alongside the Dyson………

And her opinion is it is MUCH better on carpet when you hit the “hunker down” button on the top model. Worth noting that the DC14 we are comparing it to is an older Dyson model and not Dyson’s latest model.

I tried the top X4 Pet model above in my office at home today (with the “extra” button on) and it left streaks across the carpet. Even my seven year old girl (who was “helping” me) said it was like “the carpet in the hotels in America because you can see the stripes where it is clean”. And they use Windsors, which are also Sebos.

My wife has decided she wants to hang on to her new black Sebo, but isn’t *yet* ready to give up her DC14 (unless I find her an adaptor that makes all the Dyson dusting and other tools fit the Sebo). So in a Dyson -v- Sebo contest, she is undecided.

Edit: We now stock the >>Dyson tools to Sebo vacuum adaptor<<I solved that one.

People who have owned a Sebo seldom want anything else. But the same could be said for people who have owned Dysons. So what for the people coming from Vax, Hoover, Electrolux or Bissel into something better? Which one to choose?

So I put the subject out for discussion and a vote in our poll. Dyson or Sebo?

Click here to vote


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Dyson Pure Cool Link Fan Air Purifier Review

Dyson has now launched the “Pure Cool Link”.

Known also as the TP02 (if white).

It is worth noting for the reader that Dyson do not give us items to review, this, as with anything, we bought with our own money – so what you read here is utterly objective and uninfluenced by any third party.

This looks like a standard Dyson tower fan at first glance, but it is also an air purifier. Hence the “pure” in the name.

So if “pure” refers to the fact it cleans the air, and cool relates to the fact it is a cooling fan, you will wonder what the “link” aspect of the name is.

This relates to the fact that you are able to link the item through your home wifi to an app on your phone.

From the Dyson Link app, you can remotely control your environment, as it automatically monitors, reacts and purifies – then reports the results straight to the Dyson Link app on your smartphone or tablet.


And by jove, it works!

Girl with Dyson fan

It looks as if Dyson fans have improved a little since we reviewed the AM04 heater some time back. We thought that asthmatic and ineffective, this seems a lot smarter and seems to do what it says on the box.

Connected items are where Dyson are heading. On the Dyson Link app, options exist to add your Dyson Robotic 360 Eye vacuum cleaner. The one that isnt yet launched in the UK. So that means if you have the robot, you will be able to control it from the same app.

So we have had the Dyson Pure Cool Link running all afternoon at home today, and it wasn’t long before the screen glowed orange and told me the air quality was “fair”.


About forty minutes later left running on automatic, it went to green and told me it was good.

Configuring the app and finding your way around the controls isnt rocket science, but only those familiar with smartphones, apps, wifi and similar technology will wrap their head around it. My bet is a lot of older less tech savvy people will buy it and use it as a fan without the benefit of the information and reporting that the internet link and the app provide.

But even for those folks, using it as a regular fan with the remote control – one that happens to clean the air – won’t be a great hardship.


You don’t miss what you never had. I doubt the non-tech savvy buyers will care if they don’t use the app.

So other observations: It is quieter than the early Dyson fans, the oscillation is nice and smooth (my AM04 creaks and groans). The build quality is like any modern Dyson product, a bit plasticky and lightweight, but the product finish is good. It looks nice in the corner of the room.

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The eagle-eyed will spot a copy of James Dyson’s book on the shelf.

Up to now I am liking it and it can stay.

The only thing I can be sniffy about is the price. At the time of writing (because later they will come down) they are £449 on Dyson’s website, circa £425-£435 on eBay and Amazon and >>£399 delivered from Manchester Vacs<<.

Is it a lot of money for a fan that cleans the air with a HEPA filter? Well, yes it is. But nobody buys a new Dyson product because they are cheap. You buy them because you want one.


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Handheld, Cordless, Stick Blue Cyclone (Filter) Release Clips Now Available.

We always find it rather tedious when a component on a Dyson that tends to break is only available as part of a larger, much more expensive assembly.

If you are the owner of a DC30, DC31, DC34, DC35, DC44, DC45, DC56 or DC57 you will be familiar with the blue spring-loaded catch that you depress to remove the cyclone to access the filter.

It usually says Filter Filtre Filtro フィルタ- on it.

Sometimes they break, and replacements have been unavailable until now.


This clip is not to be confused with the DC16 clip that looks very similar. You can buy that one (part number 910750-02).

But if you have a DC30, DC31, DC34, DC35, DC44, DC45, DC56 or DC57, you need this one.



You didn’t used to be able to get it, but now you can.

Here is where you can buy:

In the UK, you can buy from Manchester Vacs >>here<<.

From UK eBay >>here<<.

From UK Amazon >>here<<.

From overseas in US Dollars >>here<<.


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Kleeneze Rotork Cyclon – Prototype Dyson Vacuum Cleaner – Vintage – Like G-Force

After 5 years of prototyping, the Kleeneze Rotork Cyclon was the first production vacuum cleaner created by James Dyson.

He was funded by Rotork (his former employer) and these were made for him by Zanussi in Italy.

They were sold through Kleeneze’s distribution network and at the Ideal Home Exhibition through 1983 & 1984.

These (and the visually similar later Japanese G-Force machines) are usually regarded as prototype Dysons, and are VERY rare. Very seldom do they come up for sale.

Around 550 were made, for the UK market only. Interest in this initial model lead to licensing agreements in Japan where a slightly modified version of the “Cyclon” was sold by Apex inc. as the “G-Force”.

Licensing revenue from the “G-Force” in Japan and another Dyson designed vacuum, the “Fantom” in the USA, plus the proceeds of successful litigation for a patent infringement, enabled James Dyson to set up his own company and launch the DC01 in 1993.

You can see, very clearly that the Cyclon is the DC01’s older brother. The cylone shape, the wheels, the fins, the bin release/handle etc, are extremely similar.

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Cyclons are quite rare; only about 550 were originally made.

Dyson Malmesbury has one. The Zanussi museum in Italy has one (Zanussi built them). The design museum in London has one. The Frenchay museum in Bristol has one. Qualtex (spare parts supplier) has one. A dysonforums.com member called Heidi has one. A shop called Killis in Sheffield has one. A couple of guys in the US have one. Manchester Vacs have two (of which this is one). There may be a few more out there.

There are perhaps 20-30 in total remain worldwide. All in the hands of collectors, enthusiasts and museums, so very few people have seen one of these as this machine is a piece of Dyson history.

However, the one in the photo is for sale on an eBay auction that finishes Friday 8th April 2016 at 7pm.

It comes with a a copy (not an original) of a Cyclon instruction manual. And a copy of its original receipt from the Ideal Home Exhibition dated March 1984.

As an ultra-rare domestic appliance from 1984, you will seldom find a perfect one. This isn’t perfect; but is pretty decent and quite complete.

No spares are available for these, so anything you need has to be made.

On these, the upper cord hook always breaks, as does the wand release mechanism (and this one is no exception). As nobody is going to be using them, that doesn’t present a great problem, as most people only want them for display or looking at.

If you are reading this before Friday 8th April 2016, and you would like to own it, the link is >>here<<.

Why Are The Bigger Independent Dyson Shops Now Moving Over to Sebo?

We have noticed a trend.

Many of the larger Dyson specialists up and down the country are adding Sebo to their stable of products.

Sebo is the best brand of German vacuum cleaner you have perhaps never heard of. You find them in hospitals, offices, cleaning companies, cruise ships, etc.

Sebo vacuums are hand made in Germany, and they work!

While not bagless like a Dyson, Sebo vacuums are pretty much maintenance free, so they are ideal for the busy household. Actually, they are easier to maintain than the majority of bagless machines on the market.

So what is driving some of the larger Dyson specialists to begin selling Sebo machines?

Many people in the trade think that Dyson vacuums after the DC33 went downhill somewhat.

Certainly, the DC41 has known issues with the central wheel on the cleaner head and the cyclone release clip.

The DC40 machines have a known issue with a wiring loom breaking causing loss of power to the cleaner head.

The DC50 machines have a tendency to block up in such a way Dyson doesn’t tell you about.

Many of the cordless machines suffer blockages, charger issues and a short battery life.

Later Dyson machines are not economically viable for many in the trade to refurbish; some regard it as built in obsolescence. We discussed this before here: Comment: The Bleak Future of Refurbished & Reconditioned Dysons

Many in the trade are wary of stocking new Dysons, as although Dyson sucks up the warranty work, the customers who have problems will number enough that the retailer is cautious of getting a bad name for selling what some are starting to regard as a poor product.

Independent retailers live and die by selling their customers a good product, and those customers go away and tell others of their good fortune.

If independent retailers knowingly sell products that have many warranty issues and inherent design faults, well what does that do to their reputation?

So what has started to happen up and down the country is the independent Dyson shops are looking to diversify into other machines they can sell with confidence as a good product.

The list of really good vacuum cleaners that are not Dyson, that don’t cost the earth, and aren’t mass produced as cheaply as possible in China is rather short. In fact, I can think of only one: Sebo.

So are these shops diversifying into Sebo? See for yourself.

Here is a recent photo from BB Dyson in Lincolnshire:


Here are recent photos from Manchester Vacs in Stockport:



Are you seeing a pattern here?

Sebo has traditionally been better known in the commercial market.

In recent years they have also developed an almost cult following among the middle class. One reason probably John Lewis sells them.

Here is a comment from a reader here called Lesley on this topic.

Found your commentary interesting and gave a good insight as to why Dyson vacs are no longer worth the extra outlay. When I first got my DC04 it felt like money well spent even though it cost considerably more than most on the market due to its superior performance . Whereas buying the DC08 felt like I had wasted money , particularly when I replaced it with a cheap Vax model that performed just as well and far quicker and less fiddly to empty , unblock> etc and at £50 just 50% more than a replacement filter for the DC08.

The vacumn I was using before the DC04 was my Grandmother’s Hoover ( Electrolux??) which was more than forty years old and still going strong but lacked the add on attachments and of cousrse had messy paper bags – which just shows they don’t build them to last like they used to.

As to why anyone would want to spend around £400 for Dyson’s newest Vacs – my Grandma would have said ‘too much money and too little common sense’!

Comments like Lesley’s above are quite typical of some of the comments we hear from people too.

£400 is a lot of money to spend on a vacuum cleaner. If it isnt going to be built like a tank, why would you?

An entry level Sebo upright vacuum is just £225. £175 less. Hand made in Germany and similar 5 year guarantee as Dyson. Oh, and built like a tank.

Dyson control a huge slice of the UK market, so its perhaps premature to predict their downfall; and I wouldn’t seek to do so. But if you have become disillusioned by Dyson for whatever reason in recent years, then take a look at what many of the independent, once Dyson only shops are doing.

Consider Sebo. thumbs


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Manchester Vacs Relocates & Becomes Biggest in the North

Already Dyson Medic’s recommended parts supplier, Manchester Vacs has relocated to much larger premises making them the biggest independent specialist Dyson parts supplier in the north of England.

Manchester Vacs is not a new business; they were at their previous location on nearby Abbey Hey Lane in Gorton for almost a decade. A family business; a family with roots in retail and local businesses in Manchester, Stockport and Tameside that goes back to the mid 1970’s.

Rather than employ staff who know little of the product as many retail park companies do, everyone at Manchester Vacs owns a Dyson and uses one at home. It is increasingly rare nowadays to encounter people who actually know about the products they deal with.

The Dyson vacuum brand needs no introduction. What many people don’t know about Dyson vacuums is they are like Morris Minors: You can rebuild them virtually indefinitely (as we here at Dyson Medic are often encouraging you to do). By selling reconditioned Dyson machines, Manchester Vacs is not only making cheaper Dyson vacuums available to all. By recycling several thousand end-of-life Dysons each year to harvest the spare parts, they are keeping many old Dysons out of landfill; which is very green.

This move coincides with Manchester Vacs becoming official Sebo agents. Sebo being the best brand of German made, hand-built vacuum cleaner you have never heard of (unless you shop at John Lewis). Sebo vacuums are more commonly used in hospitals, hotels, cruise ships and other commercial environments.

The building they have relocated to is only a few minutes drive from the old one. A famous local landmark that was once a public house called the Bull’s Head; now renamed the Bull’s Head Building.

Bull's Head Dyson

The Bull’s Head Building is an iconic former public house sitting on Reddish Lane/Gorton Road that straddles the physical boundaries of Tameside, Manchester and Stockport, and is a well-known local landmark.

The Bull’s Head building has had some controversy over the years. In 2012 there was a proposal to turn it into a Mosque. Following a petition on Stockport Council’s website and demonstrations outside by the BNP, the idea was withdrawn.

It has stood semi-derelict for several years until Manchester Vacs took it over last year. They have been refurbishing it since last October, and it opened to the Dyson and Sebo vacuum owners of Tameside, Manchester and Stockport on Saturday the 27th of February 2016.

The launch party was covered by local Tameside Radio who did a live outside broadcast there for several hours, and there was also a TV camera crew there.

Manchester Vacs TV

The official opening ceremony was performed by TV’s Gordon Burns (ex North West tonight, Granada Reports, World in Action and Krypton Factor).

Gordon Burns Manchester Vacs

It seems he also found a few minutes to relax before proceedings began while having his own Dyson repaired.

The residents of Manchester, Stockport, Tameside and nearby Oldham, Glossop and Salford are now well-served for Dyson vacuum repairs, reconditioned Dyson machines and new Sebo vacuum cleaners.

Reconditioned Dyson Stockport

For those having a “while-you-wait” repair, you can even chill out on a sofa, have a coffee from the machine, and check out the Dyson museum, which has some of the very rarest Dyson machines from the early days of Dyson.

Dyson Museum

For those who are not local, you can buy all your spare parts from Manchester Vacs. Their range of Dyson spare parts far exceeds what Dyson themselves make available to the public, and they carry a lot of obsolete, re-manufactured and otherwise unobtainable Dyson spares.

The online Dyson spare parts shop at Manchester Vacs gives customers access to a highly innovative predictive search feature allowing them to find the parts they need with ease. Delivery is free on all UK orders over £25. They have also slashed three hundred prices across the store and now stand as one of the most competitive Dyson spare parts specialists on the internet.

You can shop online for Dyson spare parts with Manchester Vacs here: >Dyson Spare Parts<

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Get a traditional style long crevice nozzle tool for your late model Dyson

Dyson have traditionally made tool fitment difficult.

For example, the DC15 had a set of tools all of its own. They fitted no other model.

The DC19 had a possibility of two totally different types of tool socket; fitment depending on if it is a telescopic wrap or not. That causes parts sellers a world of pain when buyers don’t read the compatibility information and just buy a random tool because they have “a DC19” and then want to return it afterwards as it doesn’t fit.

The DC18 was semi-unique, the DC05 motorhead tools didn’t fit standard DC05’s and don’t even ask about DC11, DC20 or DC21. kater

However, starting with the DC16, and more specifically from DC22 onward, Dyson have begun to use this type of tool fitment.


But around the same time, they mostly ditched the standard crevice tool we all know and love that looks like this:


And replaced it with a new fangled “multi tool” or “combination tool” that looks like this:


The problem with the multi/combination tool is that people are not keen on it.

The multi/combination tool is a crevice tool with a brush tool that slides up and down and locks into place when needed. However, they are expensive and not much good.

People wanted a traditional type of crevice tool similar to that found on earlier models of Dyson.

Dyson did make these for the DC16, but they were rather expensive and it was never much publicised what other models they fitted. Dyson have since discontinued production of all DC16 spares anyway.

But as ever, the after-market comes to the rescue. This is a traditional style crevice tool that fits the later models:




These are the models it fits: DC16, DC19T2, DC22, DC23, DC24, DC25, DC26, DC27, DC28, DC28c, DC29, DC30, DC31, DC32, DC33, DC33c, DC34, DC35, DC36, DC37, DC38, DC39, DC40, DC41, DC42, DC43, DC44, DC45, DC46, DC47, DC48, DC49, DC50 (Small Ball), DC51, DC52, DC53, DC54, DC55, DC56, DC58, DC59, DC63, DC65, DC66, DC75, DC76, DC77, DC78, Big Ball, V6 and Cinetic.

This one fits all the models above and locks onto the end of the hose properly. It even fits the end of the wand on a DC24.

This tool is NOT suitable for models DC01-DC15, DC17, DC18, standard DC19, DC20 or DC21.

So with one of these, you can now get down the side of the seats in your car and into all the awkward gaps again with your late model Dyson. Like you could with the proper Dysons of olde.

No more faffing about with “multi tools” or “combination tools” that are not narrow or long enough to get anywhere you want them to; and fall to bits.

Want to know the good bit?

They cost less than a pint of beer. Click the little guy below to find out more.

Click here to buy a Dyson crevie tool


If you are still unsure if this tool will fit your Dyson, use the comment box below to say what country you are in and the first three digits of the serial number of your Dyson, and I will reply and tell you if this fits your machine.

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