Dyson DC28 Animal with Airmuscle Technology

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Dyson DC28 Animal with Airmuscle Technology

The Dyson DC28 Animal is the perfect HEPA vacuum cleaner for an allergy sufferer or pet owner that needs maximum cleaning power. This vacuum is recommended for a large home or apartment with wall-to-wall carpeting, but with Dyson's new technology this vacuum is also well-suited for smooth floor cleaning. This patented design allows the brush roll to lower while pushing the cleaning head into the carpet to give you a deep clean. With push button control you can set the DC28 to clean high, medium, low pile carpeting or smooth flooring with ease. The new Airmuscle technology increases the suction power without increasing the weight of the head of the vacuum.

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Dyson DC28 Animal Product Features

  • Airmuscle technology doesn't lose suction power* as you vacuum.Asthma Friendly Vacuum
  • With Dyson's three new components, the DC28 Animal is Dyson's best vacuum for all types of flooring.
  • Clean stairs and hard-to-reach areas with the Quick-draw Telescope Reach wand.
  • Low center of gravity means maximum steering capability.
  • Mini Turbine head attachment is ideal for pet hair and cleaning carpeted steps.
  • Flat Out head attachment is perfect for cleaning under furniture with a low profile.
  • Breathe better with cleaner exhaust air. Air expelled from a Dyson reduces mold and bacteria in the air by up to 150 times.
  • Ergonomic design for comfortable and effective cleaning.
  • Lifetime Washable HEPA Filter removes dust mites, pet dander, mold, and other allergens from the air that you breathe.
  • Motorized brush bar pulls dirt and pet hair from carpets.
  • Best cleaning performance with the independent brush motor that drives the brush bar.
  • Quick and hygienic emptying just press a button at the top of the cyclone and dust empties from the bottom.
  • Fingertip control allows you to clean all types of surfaces without ever bending over or changing attachments.
  • Lifetime HEPA filter and Clean Dust Bin mean no bags to change and no extra costs.
  • Durable construction made from ABS and polycarbonate.
  • Five-year manufacturer's warranty on parts and labor.

* Dyson proves no loss of suction using a test method based on the IEC 60312 Cl 2.9 test standard.

Unique Dyson Product Features

Dyson Vacuums BAF Approved Lifetime HEPA filter
The Dyson DC28 Animal vacuum has a washable HEPA filter which lasts for a lifetime. No expensive filters to replace, just clean air and more clean air! Additionally, this vacuum cleaner is approved for allergy sufferers by the British Allergy Foundation. 
Dyson's Clear Bin
Unique Clear Dust Bin
The innovative design of the Dyson's clear bin is great because you always know just how well your Dyson is working! One quick glance and you can tell when it's full, and it is easy to empty.  Completely hassle-free, especially since there are no bags to buy, ever.
Dyson Brush High Velocity Air Intake
On the DC28 Animal, intake nozzles on the tools direct high velocity airflow down into the carpet pile. This means that you pick up more dust, dirt, and debris. The directional force of the air agitates and dislodges all the nasty stuff hiding in your carpet. The added Airmuscle technology furthers already leading deep carpet cleaning capability.

Dyson DC28 Animal Product Reviews

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Reviewed by: Not a happy camper from Sanford, Michigan

I'll start by saying that I did not buy my DC28 from Achoo Allergy. I've had nothing but the best of service and products from AA. That said, I did buy this machine from Sears on sale in the fall of 2011. I've had nothing but problems with it ever since. and from other site reviews, I'm not alone! The clutch for the head has inherent problems and wears out quickly with regular use. It starts out a powerful joy to use, but in 6 months - junk!grinding sound out of clutch, NO suction, NO self propel motion. It is like pushing an anchor around Dyson had me send it in for repair, it came back working properly, and was back again to the same piece of junk within 6 weeks. I'm waiting to see what Dyson will do a second time. And, the reason I'm on Achoo Allery right this moment is to look at purchasing a totally different machine. I'm done with Dyson. This was my second Dyson in 6 years. That's a lot of $$$$$ to sweep the floor.
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Reviewed by: Dog Lover from Van Nuys, CA

I just purchased this vacuum to replace my older Dyson. This thing is powerful! My two dogs shed alot and so far I have had no trouble cleaning my carpets and furniture.

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Q1: my dyson dc28 animal will not turn on. what do I need to do to solve problem?

A: First, check the filters. If they've not been washed/rinsed in a while, do so. Let them dry completely then reinstall and see if that helps. While they're drying, check the lines for blockages. If this doesn't help and it won't power up at all, contact Dyson direct at 866-693-9766. It could be an electrical issue, but a Dyson rep and help you down the right road. Hope that helps!

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Dyson DC28 Animal

The new Dyson DC28 Animal Airmuscle is one of the newest and most unique upright vacuum cleaners Dyson has recently introduced. Catering to customers who prefer traditional wheels over the Dyson Ball technology, the DC28 Animal improves upon older version of Animal with three new features to maximize cleaning capability. This newest incarnation of the Dyson Animal delivers cleaner surfaces at a price comparable to the other uprights in the Dyson line.

What I like about the DC28 Animal

With the DC28, Dyson introduced three new features to increase cleaning capability. First, a pneumatic actuator moves the cleaning head. How this helps is when you are using it on smooth flooring, the cleaning head is flat to the smooth surface. This creates a better air vacuum to pull up dirt and debris. On high pile carpet this same feature pushes the cleaning head into the carpet to allow for better penetration and deeper cleaning.

The second feature works hand in hand with the actuator. A powered cam adjusts the brush roll for optimal cleaning across multiple surfaces. This cam actually lowers and raises the brush roll. On the high pile carpet setting, the cam actually pushes the brush roll into the carpet so the bristles penetrate further and can dislodge dirt, dander and other particles lodged deep within carpet. Lastly, a clutch system allows the DC28 to deliver the same great suction and power whether the brush roll is deep cleaning dense, high pile carpet or scooping up pet hair on low pile carpet. These three advances combine to form what Dyson has termed Airmuscle Technology.

Fingertip controls are a step up on this Animal. There are four separate setting that adjust the DC28 for cleaning surfaces ranging from smooth floors to dense, high pile carpet. You can also control the suction by setting the unit for smooth floors. This disengages the brush roll and provides straight suction best suited for cleaning tile, linoleum, laminate and hardwood flooring.

With a washable HEPA filter and powerful suction, the DC28 is ideal for pet owners. Pet hair can be some of the worst things to clean, but the Dyson Animal tackles pet hair with ease. Dyson's patented Root Cyclone technology coupled with the new cam, the DC28 Animal has first rate suction that will last the life of the vacuum. The mini turbine head is ideal for steps and other places pet hair tends to accumulate.

What I do not like about the DC28 Animal

Like most Dyson vacuum cleaners, the DC28 is not what I would call a small vacuum. It lacks the slim design of other upright vacuum cleaners. Dyson addresses clearance issues by coupling the quick-draw wand with the Flat Out head attachment.

Stability has traditionally been a concern with Dyson uprights, and the DC28 Animal is no exception. While using the wand this can be an issue for some.

Overall, the DC28 Animal is a much needed improvement over the previous Animal models. This vacuum cleaner is extremely powerful and works remarkably well for pet owners. You might be surprised at the dirt, dander and hair this vacuum pulls out of your carpet. An array of accessories and attachments gives this Animal a tremendous amount of added value as well as a wider cleaning range. This upright, coupled with a 5 year warranty and the added convenience of no bags or HEPA filters to replace, is ideal for asthma and allergy sufferers with or without pets.

Dyson DC28 Animal Detailed Specifications

Motor Wattage: 12 Amps
Best for: Those who need a powerful vacuum for cleaning pet hair.
Vacuum type: Upright
Power cord length: 35 feet (over 52 ft. of total reach)
Airflow: 245 airwatts (constant)
Construction material: ABS and polycarbonate
Color: Purple / Silver
HEPA Filter Included: Yes, Washable
Washable filters: HEPA & Pre-motor Filters
Dimensions: 42.1" H x 13.5" W x 14.3" D
Weight: 20.6 lbs
Warranty: 5 years

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