I bought a Dyson Motorhead v6 awhile back and at first I loved it. Lightweight, balanced, worked great. I apparently should have heeded the warning label about not using it too much on extra fine particulates, though. I was dismissive because… I mean, I thought that was the whole purpose of the vortex design?
Well, it broke. It simply refuses to turn on, and just blinks rapidly at me instead. Googling suggests that is an ambiguous error code that might mean something got contaminated with fine dust, but I haven’t managed to find any good info on repairability. I let it sit and rot in the garage long enough that I kind of doubt the Dyson company will support or replace it, but maybe?
Anyway, open to advice. Including if anyone has any favorite similar lightweight stick vacs of a similar design. I love the concept, but online reviews of these things are all over the map. I don’t actually have especially tough requirements – I do NOT intend to use it extra hard in the shop every day or anything. I just want something reasonable reliable that won’t puke the first few times I decide I want to just clean up some fine sawdust, etc. Ability to handle gobs and gobs of cat hair a major plus!