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Post# 521450   5/30/2011 at 11:14 (4,794 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        

That the Dyson washing machines went bust becaus of the 2 way drum action? Do you know more about them and the fact about them going bust because to me that was a real shame as I have always liked those.

The first pic is the machine and the second is a advert wich came through our door.

Post# 521453 , Reply# 1   5/30/2011 at 11:22 (4,794 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        

2004 CR02

Post# 521500 , Reply# 2   5/30/2011 at 15:55 (4,794 days old) by the7 ()        

I think I will stick to a conventional FL.

Anyone has experience with this FL?

Post# 521506 , Reply# 3   5/30/2011 at 16:17 (4,794 days old) by aegokocarat (United Kingdom)        

dyson washers had a nack for tagling clothes, so most owners that were not satisfied had the drums locked to wash like a normal machine.
another big put off for dyson washers was the fact that they were in phsycadelic colours which also was a big turn off to the consumer.
shame that

Post# 521508 , Reply# 4   5/30/2011 at 16:19 (4,794 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

There was someone posting here who had one or had used one, but then I think it broke. I can't imagine what kind of tangling resulted where the two halves of the drum met and were going in opposite directions. Maybe that poster will see your information request.

Post# 521510 , Reply# 5   5/30/2011 at 16:29 (4,794 days old) by SamsungFl (United Kingdom/London )        
2 Drums?

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It wasnt just the 2 way drum action which caused Dyson to stop making them, but also all of the other parts which would seem to wear out in a fairly short space of time in these machines.

I'm always a fan of new technology but this really didnt seem to cut it. Personally I'd rather do two loads in a smaller capacity machine than one huge one in a machine like this.

It is a shame that they didnt last as long as they claimed to however, I've always found them interesting but even these days a quick search on Ebay just reveals one after the other " Dyson for spares or repairs", also alot of their parts seem to crack and go brittle very easily, which I always found dissapointing because Dyson had always advertised the strength of the materials used like the double door, it just obviously want the case :-(

Hope this helps



Post# 521570 , Reply# 6   5/31/2011 at 02:13 (4,794 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        

This really does help me out a lot. Whats more is the tech specs and the price of one new?

Post# 521573 , Reply# 7   5/31/2011 at 04:18 (4,794 days old) by nrones ()        

Well, on the first sight, the one thing that would never make me buy this thing is DESIGN.. It looks horrible, specially with that idiotic combination of yellow and purple, plus as far as I could see, Detergent draw is transparent - Horrible.

And on YouTube there are like 100 videos called ''dyson machine going crazy'' or so what.. deffinatley dislike it.


Post# 521576 , Reply# 8   5/31/2011 at 04:36 (4,794 days old) by hotpoint9534 (UK)        
Re. Design

Yes, I certainly wouldn't want one in my kitchen, which is where we have our machine.


Post# 521578 , Reply# 9   5/31/2011 at 05:09 (4,794 days old) by dave886 (united kingdom)        

i actually think the Dyson washing machine was a good idea it brought innovation into washing at new level and personally i think Dyson should carry on making washing machines with those large capacity drum just with out the two drum action, i have actually used one of these machine yes it does tend to tangle clothes but the wash performance was indeed higher than the standard rotation drum

Post# 521590 , Reply# 10   5/31/2011 at 08:30 (4,793 days old) by matthewza (Cape Town, South Africa)        

that looks so cool! i would definatly buy 1! love the colour and the idea of 2 drums. and a big capacity under counter front loader always wins with me

Post# 521635 , Reply# 11   5/31/2011 at 13:23 (4,793 days old) by whirlcool (Just North Of Houston, Texas)        

A few years ago a member sent me this video to put on the site. Unfortunately I cannot remember the member's name. Sorry about that.

So here is a movie of a Dyson two way drum washing a load of towels.


Post# 521638 , Reply# 12   5/31/2011 at 13:32 (4,793 days old) by the7 ()        

It seems there is a lot of twisting action on the clothing. One end of the clothing is rotating in one direction and the opposite end in the reverse direction.

Post# 521656 , Reply# 13   5/31/2011 at 14:54 (4,793 days old) by richukbristol ()        

Hi guys, I have two dyson CR01's both second hand and both have been locked. One is in storage and the other is one of my daily drivers. I have to say their'er not the prettiest boys in the play ground but I really can't fault them. built like a tank, takes a huge load, is flexiable, is quick, gives great results and rinses really well and doesn't fanny around trying to balance. The only thing I would change is the fact it doesn't do a heated prewash. I use prewash afew times a week for all my cleaning clothes, office tea towels amd my partners filthy chief whites but it's not the end of the world. Below are afew pic's


Post# 521658 , Reply# 14   5/31/2011 at 14:55 (4,793 days old) by richukbristol ()        

Pic 1

Post# 521659 , Reply# 15   5/31/2011 at 14:57 (4,793 days old) by richukbristol ()        

Pic 2

Post# 521660 , Reply# 16   5/31/2011 at 14:57 (4,793 days old) by richukbristol ()        

Pic 3

Post# 521661 , Reply# 17   5/31/2011 at 14:58 (4,793 days old) by richukbristol ()        

Pic 4

Post# 521663 , Reply# 18   5/31/2011 at 15:15 (4,793 days old) by aegokocarat (United Kingdom)        

ive always wanted one of these in all purple.
the maths prep teacher in my school had one of these he had it for years until 2010 when it popped it's clogs.
purple is my fave colour too that's why theese are so appealing to me

Post# 527242 , Reply# 19   6/27/2011 at 16:28 (4,766 days old) by dyson2drums (United Kingdom)        

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I was an owner of a dyson washing machine in white until a few weeks ago, we decided that with the washing machine going back in the kitchen and the machine being loud on spins we wanted something newer. Something that would wash extremely well with a decent load size capacity, not something that just says it's big and has the same sized drum as a smaller capacity model.

It was a good machine on the whole, had it for a long time, had a huge capacity, had 1 repair in it's time and the drums were locked. It was quiet except when spinning. I thought they stopped production due to it costing a lot to make the machines as well as a few problems, which I didn't experience (maybe I was lucky - lol)

We decided to go for an LG F1479FDS5 steam washing machine which is amazing, washes extremely and is very quiet in operation and is a talking point when anyone comes in :)

Post# 527282 , Reply# 20   6/27/2011 at 23:11 (4,766 days old) by arbilab (Ft Worth TX (Ridglea))        

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due to it costing a lot to make

I thought that was the whole idea of Dyson. I mean, if you can figure out a way to charge $300 for a desk fan.....

Post# 527293 , Reply# 21   6/28/2011 at 01:52 (4,766 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

Wasn't the twin couterrotating drums damaging peoples clothes?Never seen one of their washers sold in my area.See their vacuums and $300 fans.

Post# 533323 , Reply# 22   7/28/2011 at 04:08 (4,736 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        

And apparently they lost 90million on the project!

Post# 533330 , Reply# 23   7/28/2011 at 05:59 (4,736 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

From watching the video clip of the Dyson washer--looks like a torture chamber for clothes.Dy-shred? Dyson-Twist&Tangle?

Post# 533339 , Reply# 24   7/28/2011 at 08:07 (4,735 days old) by dyson2drums (United Kingdom)        

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I never experienced tangled clothes in the many years of owning one! The golden rule being, never overload. The machines were built very well as Richukbristol has said. They weigh 103kg! They had a range of colours available, from a purple one, to a white with splashes of purple as Richukbristol has, to a white and silver one and a silver with purple splashes and the CR02 allergy complete silver.

I had the white/silver model which didn't look out of place in the kitchen at all with the other appliances, it was always a wow factor when visitors came! Then again everyone has their own personal preferences. The detergent draw isn't trasparent, just the cover is. On youtube theres only one video which is called dyson washing machine gone crazy, with a few other users whom also have filmed there dyson washing machines, seem pretty happy with them, well I was.

I think they should start making washing machines again, without the 2 drum wash action as parts are put under more strain, other than that they were pretty good machines :)

Post# 533387 , Reply# 25   7/28/2011 at 12:17 (4,735 days old) by laundromat (Hilo, Hawaii)        

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I wonder why they never made a dryer to match?

Post# 533397 , Reply# 26   7/28/2011 at 12:54 (4,735 days old) by joe_in_philly (Philadelphia, PA, USA)        

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I thought a cyclone dryer filtering mechanism, like in a Dyson vacuum, would be a great addition to a dryer. My guess is that it doesn't work well with damp lint.

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