Dyson DC17 Animal Upright Vacuum (Refurbished)

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Dyson DC17 Animal Upright Vacuum (Refurbished)

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Item #: 11179753
    Bid farewell to pet hair for good with this Dyson upright vacuum cleaner that expels air with 150 times less bacteria than standard vacuums. Designed exclusively for homes with pets, this bag-free vacuum is ideal for allergy sufferers....more

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    • Dyson Animal vacuum cleaner is an essential for your cleaning supplies
    • Dyson vacuum proves no loss of suction using the IEC 60312 Cl 2.9 test standard
    • Floor care item features Level 3 root Cyclone technology
    • Houseware is designed for homes with pets
    • Dyson is certified asthma-friendly according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
    • Expels clean air with 150 times less bacteria and mold
    • Great for allergy sufferers
    • Motorized brushbar with fingertip on/off button
    • Features a bare floor and carpet setting
    • No extra costs, no bags to buy, with lifetime washable filter
    • Quick-draw telescopic reach for cleaning in hard-to-reach places
    Included Accessories:
    • Low reach floor tool
    • Mini Turbine Head
    • Carpet care kit
    • Product manual
    • Quick start guide
    • Product registration card
    This high-quality item has been factory refurbished. Please click on the icon above for more information on quality factory-reconditioned merchandise.
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38 in. H x 10 in. W x 9 in. D
60 day Manufacturer
ABS polycarbonate
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Brand: Dyson


  • Type
    Bagless, Upright
  • Lifestyle
    For Allergy Sufferers, For Pet Owners
  • Model
  • Assembly
    Assembly Required
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  • 2 Stars 3
  • 1 Stars 8
  • DC 17 Animal Attachments Review

    OK - I won't repeat what everybody else has said in their reviews. This is a great vacuum with lots of power. I had a Dirt Devil bagless which worked just as well until it lost suction power. I am going to review the attachments - no one talks about those much. This refurbished model came without a scratch on it and looked brand new. What everyone should know - ALL the DC17 vacuums are THE EXACT SAME vacuum- same motor, technology, air filtering, etc., everything is identical except they make the top a different color.. It is the attachments that are different for each DC 17 model. So, depending on the model you get, the attachments will vary. EVERY dc17 comes standard with a crevice tool, a round brush tool, and a little furniture tool with red strips on it- like the old fashioned lint rollers- these three attachments fit on the side of the vacuum. The Animal model comes with 3 extra attachments, a bag of carpet crystals which you pour on your carpet and vacuum up, and a bottle of carpet spot remover. The 1st attachment is the mini turbine head. This is very neat! It is like a portable vacuum and you can even turn off and on the roller (pull out the red button on the side). This works for furniture - I used it on my cat tree (which is 5 feet high and shaped like a real tree) and it works great, and on the rocking chair where my cat sleeps. You can also use it in corners where the vacuum is too large to fit without having to move furniture. The 2nd attachment is the low reach floor tool. This is a large attachment with stiff bristles - it doesn't roll or do anything. I found it pretty useless - tried it under my bed and a dresser but the attachment is so large and the suction comes from a hole in the middle so it doesn't work well unless you go over the area at several angles and several times. The 3rd attachment is a brush tool which looks just like the one you already get except it has plastic around it making it bigger and square. This is for stairs I guess? I don't have stairs so I used it on my bookcase and my books - seems to work well as the bristles are fairly soft. I would also use this on delicate furniture fabrics like suede or linen. There is a certain learning curve to using the attachments and getting used to how the vacuum works with them. You basically pull out the handle from the middle of the vacuum and an aluminum rod appears - the attachments go on the end of that. OR, you can take that off and attach them directly to the flexible hose. The hose does stretch pretty well so you have about 5 feet to work with here. The aluminum rod is useful for overhead jobs because it doesn't bend. Great for cleaning the ceiling or cobwebs or the top of book shelves. Note of caution - the first time you vacuum it will look like you are picking up a lot of stuff - BUT the suction is so powerful it pulls up carpet fibers - LOTS of them. Obviously, these are loose already, but it is a little shocking. The next couple of times, it isn't as dramatic. This probably depends on your carpet nap as well, but even with a no nap hook rug, it pulled up a full bin of fibers. OK, thanks for reading this far - I would most definitely recommend this vacuum to all if you can afford it. The attachments for this animal model are a GREAT addition and would cost over $150 if purchased separately. A last note - I have TERRIBLE allergies and this model has helped tremendously. I was going to get the allergy model but when I realized it is THE SAME vacuum and only comes with 3 small extra attachments, I went with the animal model.

  • Love my Dyson!

    I have heard such great things about this Dyson, especially from other pet owners, but I didn't think I could afford one, until I found it on Overstock. I have 3 large furry dogs so I need a powerful vac. The amount of fur and dirt I get out of my carpets now is absolutely astounding! Kind of gross really that there was that much in there on a weekly basis. The Dyson is easy and fun to use. I see no carpet fibers or anything negative. Housework is not normally very rewarding to me, cause you clean it and it instantly gets dirty again (yes - I have teenagers, can ya tell?!) I love to vacuum now, because I am amazed by how much cleaner everything is, and I literally see what I have removed from my carpets. I love the attachments, they are easy to use. No big bulky hose, the handle telescopes out. A very clever design and a great vac. Even my husband, who didn't think we needed to spend the money is impressed and said on day one - "What a great buy this was!" Love it! I would buy it again in a minute and highly recommend it to others. -Brenda

    bp2332 from Northern California, May 3, 2009

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  • One Bad Apple?

    I heard nothing but positive responses to the Dyson animal and so when Overstock offered it at a $100+ savings, I jumped at the chance to own one. I have four cats and the pet hair just keeps on comin'. The vacuum worked swell the first two or three times I used it, and I was pleased with the suction, although it was a bit heavier than the cannister I was used to. After the third time I used it, the vacuum began to lose suction. I noticed a gap between the hose and its connection to the body of the vacuum, so I placed duct tape over it. This didn't fix the problem. I took the vacuum apart and found the round washable filter was jammed with hair. I cleaned this off and the suction improved somewhat, but it was never as strong as it was when I first got it. This was the first time I ever purchased an item that had been "refurbished." Considering I'm $350+ out of pocket and back to using my cannister, it will also be the last time I purchase an item stating it has been refurbished as well. The Dyson is not pretty enough to be displayed as a postmodern work of art, so it sits, lonely and desolate, in the closet so I won't have to see it and feel like an idiot for spending all that money for a clever coat tree.--Disappointed in Big "D"

  • Great when it works

    After two years, this Dyson has now been in for repairs three times. Twice Dyson fixed it under warranty (burned out main motor both times), this time it's not warranty work and the brush motor has burned out. When it's working it's without a doubt a great vaccuum cleaner, however it's now been in for repairs three more times than our ten year old Hoover had been in its entire lifespan. A little dissappointing with the money that we spent on this product.

    • How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Identical match
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. When it's not in for repairs it works great
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
  • Gone in 60 seconds...

    Read the reviews here as most do. Always take these with a grain... Read the consumer reports which they didn't fall all over it but didn't call it a dud either. They didn't like the noise.... Wasn't really worried about it being a refirb...figured it either works or it doesn't. Wanted a quality machine for a good price. Machine was absolutely clean on arrival. Infact there was more dust on the outside of the box from shipping than inside the unit's internals. Box was slightly damaged in shipping but no slashed or breaks.Was using a small very cheap eureka to spot clean a carpet in the living room. Seemed to work well. Plugged in the DC17...WOW... Holy Buckets Batman... in less than 60 seconds this thing filled the canister solid with particulate. No joke. It pulled dirt that I didn't have a clue existed.Not for those without a strong vaccum hand. Vaccum will literally take off running in your hand in forward motion.Haven't had a chance to use the accessories. Thats coming soon but they look solid and lots of them. Time will tell on the refirb quality and durability. Only complaint at the moment is that I would like to see a 1 year warranty instead of 6 months.

    Anonymous from Green Bay, WI, Jun 9, 2009

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  • leaving a very late review!

    I just got asked to review this product so it will be pretty factual. I don't even remember when I bought this it has been so long ago! a bad guess would be at least 6 years ago, its probably been longer. these vacuums are great. never had any issues except wear and tear. if you are handy you can fix anything on these. they are so well engineered. i replaced the suction hose it 5 minutes. everything comes apart nicely and if your mechanical it will be simple. if your not but willing to give it a try I know there are youtube videos to help. cant say enough about these.


    tom r. Mar 25, 2015

  • BEST VACUUM if you have pets

    Never realized how messy we really were. This vacuum pulls up so much. Have to empty the drum after each room. We have 2 dogs and 5 cats.


    Rachel C. Jan 26, 2015

  • Great Vacuum

    Best vacuum cleaner without a doubt that we have ever owned. Even sweeps up pet air with no problem. We have cats and one is a longhaired cat. Sheds like crazy as the summer approaches. Special attachment was provided for pet hair and it works fantastically. The whole system is easy to. We paid a little more for the Dyson than some of the other brands but we feel it is well worth it. We go by the old adage you get what you pay for. I would recommend if you've never tried Dyson do it, you will be amazed.


    dlokie from Oklahoma City, OK, Mar 29, 2014

  • Happy with product !

    Even though I was nervous about a vacuum that was not brand new I purchased it because of the substantial savings. I have been very pleased from unpackinv, to the operation of the unit. I would definitely recommend this to anyone that asks !!


    txgogirl from Small town, Texas, Feb 2, 2014

  • LOVE!

    If you have pets- BUY THIS! It is amazing (and scary) how much dog hair this thing picks up. It is worth the money for sure if you have carpet; if you have all hard woods, I'm not sure it's worth the money. The only bad thing- I really have to evaluate the level of love I have for my dogs because the amt of hair this thing picks up is concerning.


    amberdel from Texas, Dec 30, 2013

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are there "on board" tools, crevise tool, brush peggylu42 on Feb 11, 2013
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It comes with quick-draw telescope reach; mini turbine head and low-reach floor tool. overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 12, 2013
I have 2 tools that snap on the back of vacumn but the rest of the tools are up in my cabinet when I need them. Love my Dyson!!! phyllisgray5868 on Mar 12, 2013

So would I not get the 5 year warranty from Dyson if I purchase the refurbished vac? soonerjules on Oct 22, 2012
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With the refurbished vacuum, you have an option of either 2 or 4 years on the warranty. overstockcustomercare1 on Oct 23, 2012
I bought the extra warranty and when I registered my vacumn cleaner with Dyson they gave me 5yrs. phyllisgray5868 on Mar 17, 2013

does this model have accessory tools. ogame on Aug 9, 2012
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Yes, this model comes with the low reach floor tool, mini turbine head, and the carpet care kit. overstockcustomercare1 on Aug 9, 2012

How much does this unit weigh? Can an elderly person use, or is it to powerful for the not so strong? rmr529 on Jul 4, 2012
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This vacuum weighs approximately 32 pounds. It is very easy to use and operate. overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 6, 2012

does this clean bare floors also? psnickety on May 9, 2012
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Yes, this vacuum does have a bare floor setting. overstockcustomercare1 on May 16, 2012

what is overstock's warranty? cat366 on Feb 25, 2012
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