I bought my wife a Dyson Root vacuum last year and the battery on this handheld doesn’t last at all. Is everyone else having this problem? I called the Dyson company and told them that the battery runs down after about 3-6 minutes and stops operating and that told me that was “normal”. I was blown away. I would expect a lot more from Dyson.
I am not going to go into a full review here, but I will say that we love the vacuum otherwise. Powerful, compact, and incredibly easy to empty/clean. This is everything you would want in a handheld vacuum… except for the short life of the battery. We have a good amount of hardwood and it barely makes it around the perimeter and under the kitchen cabinets.
Is the battery life really that poor?
Is there anything that can be done? I haven’t looked into a replacement battery for the root yet, but I will have to. We are 1 year in and the performance has gotten worse. It hardly holds a charge for 30 seconds.