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How Long Is A Dyson Warranty?

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Whether you're planning to buy a Dyson machine or you already own one, knowing how long is the manufacturer's warranty can save you from a lot of hassle. We have researched all of the most popular Dyson machines to find out exactly what kind of warranty they offer, along with answers to common questions related to it.

A Dyson warranty typically ranges from 2 to 5 years. Dyson offers different warranty lengths for different machines. Below is a list of Dyson machines and their respective warranty lengths:

2-Year Warranty

  • Cordless vacuums
  • Purifiers
  • Humidifiers
  • Fans
  • Heaters
  • Hairdryers
  • Hair stylers
  • Hair straighteners

5-Year Warranty

  • Corded vacuums
  • Hand dryers
  • Lights

You may be wondering why some Dyson machines have a longer warranty than others. Keep reading, as we will elaborate further on the differences between Dyson warranties.

Unboxing a new Dyson vacuum, How Long Is A Dyson Warranty?

Why Does a Dyson Cordless Vacuum Have Shorter Warranty Than a Corded One?

Research has shown that corded vacuums last longer and are more durable than their cordless counterpart. This is because the electronic components of corded vacuums are sustained with a more stable and consistent power supply than those of cordless vacuums. 

The same can be said for other Dyson products, such as hand dryers and lights.

Although power surges happen daily, they are not as disruptive as the continuous fluctuations in voltage that occur with a cordless vacuum. Besides, daily power surges are well-tolerated by most home appliances. 

In contrast, cordless vacuums use rechargeable batteries. Current and voltage fluctuations, which are caused by overcharging or undercharging in rechargeable batteries are the main causes why electronic components fail.

A box of a brand new Dyson Vacuum cleaner

Another factor is the use of inferior battery technology that is not certified by the manufacturer, which can increase the rate of failure. For battery replacement, it is always a best practice to use the manufacturer's replacement battery.

This doesn’t mean, however, that cordless vacuums are inferior to corded vacuums. They may have shorter warranty periods, but you certainly can carry them anywhere to get to every nook and cranny in the house without dragging a lengthy cord around.

If convenience and portability are what you are looking for, then cordless vacuums might be a better choice for you. Just make sure you don't overcharge or undercharge them. At the end of the day, it all boils down to personal preference and utility.

So, it just makes sense that cordless vacuums have shorter warranty periods than corded vacuums. 

Dyson Hair Dryers are Corded, Why Do They Have a 2-Year Warranty?

Unboxing different parts of a vacuum cleaner

The frequency of use is also a factor in determining the appropriate and fair warranty period for a certain product. Unlike vacuum cleaners, hairdryers are most likely going to be used more frequently than vacuum cleaners, if not on a daily basis.

How frequently you use an appliance contributes to the shortening of its lifespan since the wear and tear factor is much higher than with an appliance such as a vacuum cleaner that is only used on a weekly basis. 

There may be times for occasional spills here and there, but they are not common occurrences, so they do not greatly impact the lifespan of the appliance. 

Take note that what is being referred to as "frequency of use" here also means the appliance's proper use, according to Dyson's recommendations.

The same "frequency of use" principle can be applied to other Dyson products such as fans, heaters, air purifiers, dehumidifiers, hair stylers, and hair straighteners, all of which have a 2-year warranty period. 

Certainly, one does not style, straighten or fix those split ends that often, but the fact that Dyson hair stylers and hair straighteners are cordless justifies the 2-year warranty period for them.

What Does the Dyson Warranty Cover?

Unboxing a new Dyson Vacuum cleaner

A warranty is a legal contract between you and Dyson. In return for your purchase, Dyson will make good on certain types of defects in the product that are not your fault. A Dyson warranty covers any defect in materials or workmanship that causes the product to fail. 

It also assures you that you have purchased a high-quality product that is expected to outlast its warranty period when used in the way it is intended.

For example, if you buy a Dyson vacuum cleaner and it stops working after 1 year and 11 months despite being used properly, you can file a warranty claim with Dyson and get a replacement or repair, subject to Dyson's terms and conditions. 

Your warranty is limited in duration, depending on what type of Dyson product you purchase. Additionally, you are eligible to get an immediate replacement or refund from Dyson within 30 days from the date of purchase.

There are circumstances, however, where Dyson will not honor the warranty if it's found out after a thorough investigation that the defect was caused by your fault, misuse, abuse, improper installation, or modification of the product.  

For example, if you install a Dyson product improperly, such as by installing the Dyson unit in a manner that is incompatible with its design, you may not be eligible for a warranty claim.

There are other factors that can void your Dyson warranty. You will find the complete information once you receive your Dyson order hidden in a small print.

How Long Should a Dyson Vacuum Last?

With proper care and maintenance, a corded Dyson vacuum cleaner can last up to 10 years and a cordless one can last up to 4 years on average.

Can You Trade In Your Old Dyson for a New One?

There are two ways where you can have your old Dyson traded in. One way is by going to a Dyson service center and having your Dyson vacuum exchanged for a 20% discount on your next Dyson purchase. 

The second way is through a third-party service center that offers a refurbished vacuum for your old Dyson vacuum.

Can a Dyson Warranty be Transferred?

Yes, a Dyson warranty is transferable. All you need to have is the original receipt along with a stipulation that a change of ownership has taken place and that the machine has been demonstrated to you by the owner to work in good and acceptable condition.

Conclusion

Unboxing a new Dyson vacuum

We have learned in this article the length of a Dyson warranty and how it works. A Dyson warranty is a great way to protect your investment and make sure that you are getting the most out of your purchase. 

Although a Dyson warranty is not a one size fits all type of deal, you can count on Dyson to give you a fair deal when you are in need of one. 

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