Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 74reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by DaveAinRolla More than a year in use We've had our DC39 more than a year, have three dogs and a cat that all live in our house. I have to say it is probably the easiest vac I have had to perform maintenance on. We've had a number of others but this one is easy to take apart and clean. Haven't had any trouble with belts (which in others used to heat up hair and smell) or suction. Only things I would change is the way the handle attaches and the switch for going from hard floor to carpet. Other than that this has been a champ of a vacuum. 04/21/2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by BostonOwner dc39 squirrel DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY.I bought the DC-39 because it was "designed" for pet owners, it's light weight and it can vacuum under couches and beds. When I purchased the product almost a year ago, I lived in a one bedroom condo with a boston terrier and a grey tabby cat. Most of the condo was carpeted so the vacuum seem to do a good job. Now, almost a year later, I live in a two bedroom one bath house, and still have the dog and cat. It seems that almost a year later, the vacuum has lost about a third of it's suction power. The DC-39 does not do well on tile or hardwood floors. It's the first vacuum I've owned in 20 years that has trouble picking up pieces of cat litter on hard wood and carpet. The hose is too short. In order to vacuum in places like a bathroom, hall closet or even behind a door, you have to bring the canister into the area you are vacuuming. This works better if you actually pick it up. Unfortunately, because of the short length of hose, it is very cumbersome. In tight spaces you generally knock things over.I vacuum at least once a week and the simple maintenance is tedious. The carpet brush always needs to be detangled. The wand and hose need to be cleared of obstructions before every use. The canister is always emptied after every use and usually has to be emptied half way through a session. Regardless of how often you empty the canister and clean the filter every month, the cylcone chamber never gets clean. I could have purchased 3 vacuums from a different brand, had less hassle and spent less money. Like I stated at the beginning: DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY. 04/13/2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by samm user friendly I have had many vacuum cleaners over the years and was a bit reluctant to spend the money a Dyson costs but it is sure worth it.... the ease that it is put together is worth every penny ......no more swearing and wrestling with vacuum pieces trying to assemble it...... I swear the pictures on the boxes were misprints because mine never went together that way the first few attempts........and the Dyson is user friendly........ the attachments go on and off in a second........... the machine is very light and powerful......... now instead of avoiding vacuuming......I now look for more to vacuum........... the machine is quiet and it is possible to hear the phone and or tv when vacuuming....... thanks alot.... my now cleaner house thankx you too........ 03/17/2013
Rated 1 out of 5 disappointed I did all the research and believed all the hype when I bought an "Animal" about a year ago. Yes it does vacuum up an amazing amount of dirt, but it is not a good vacuum for my Ethan Allan area rugs. My choice is to use the beater bar and ruin the carpets - or turn that feature off and not get the rugs clean.Less significant, but still annoying, is the fact that for all the hype about how well a Dyson is engineered, you have to prop it up in the corner of your closet only to have it flop out when you open the door. And I can't imagine why they didn't put the on/off switch on the handle instead of the canister. It's just not logical or intuitive. I must confess I knew about these two flaws when I bought it, and I didn't think they'd be such a big deal. But they are!Bottom line: Yes it gets the dirt probably a lot better than most, but it's got flaws, too. Decide if you can live with them. 03/01/2013