Re: re: I'm just curious as to why
I'm an engineering type and have had our Dyson apart very easily, put back together very easily (OK the clutch band is a devil without the bent metal gizmo), and it just doesn't break other than normal wear and tear (17 years and two fixes; a worn hose, and replacing the carbon brushes). Really, the DC04 we have is incredibly reliable, works superbly even at a ripe old age, and needs half a brain plus a screwdriver to strip down to component parts.
Ruling out folks clinging to a preferred world view, the disparity in the experiences being described here must have alternative explanations. Manufacturing changed over time? Different design ethos and commercial factors? Particular models/things from Dyson prone to problems?