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The Dyson DC65 Animal Complete is a premium deep vacuum cleaner designed to clean pet hair, dirt and dust from your carpet and many other surfaces in your home. Dyson vacuum cleaners are priced higher than most deep-cleaning vacuum cleaners; however, they have deep-cleaning design features that are specific to the brand. If you prefer a canister design, consider the Electrolux UltraActive DeepClean.
The Dyson DC65 Animal Complete, like all the Dyson upright vacuums, rides on a ball. This design is not available on any other vacuum. The benefit of the ball is that the vacuum pivots very easily. You move around furniture and door frames by gently turning your wrist. The motor and ducting are housed within the ball, which means the vacuum is compact for a full size carpet cleaner, and you can fit it into small spaces, like your closet, with ease.
This Dyson Animal is the full size version of the Dyson vacuum series designed to powerfully remove pet hair with a radial root cyclone motor. The cyclone motor removes dirt, dust and allergens without bags or replaceable filters. You can use the included tangle-free turbine tool to remove deeply embedded pet hair and dirt from upholstery or carpet. The Dyson Animal also comes with a delicate dusting tool for cleaning dust from curtains and furniture.
This deep vacuum cleaner has a self-adjusting cleaning head, so you can go from cleaning hardwood floor to carpet without pushing any button or adjusting a lever. This feature keeps suction at a maximum because it minimizes the distance between the cleaning head and the floor. The Dyson DC65 Animal's cleaning head has end-to-end cleaning coverage. The brush bar sweeps up debris as you vacuum along baseboards and cabinets, so there is no need to use a separate crevice tool to get those areas clean.
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Dyson warranties its vacuums for five years, including labor and parts. The website has a thorough support section, including access to help with using the vacuum and addressing any problems that may arise. You can also call a toll free helpline. If a service center is not located near you, Dyson will arrange for shipping to and from a repair center.
The Dyson DC65 Animal Complete is a deep-cleaning vacuum with unique features. As the name implies, it has powerful cleaning abilities that are particularly useful if you have pets in your home, and Dyson stands behind its products with a long warranty.