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Dirt Devil Featherlite Manual





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360 pages

Buying Guide 2003

Creator: Consumer Reports | Business & Economics - 2002-11-25

Recommendations & notes •*> DIRT DEVIL Featherlite Plus 85550 Good, but noisy. No full-bag alert. overload protection. or upholstery tool. Hose and cord shorter than most. Weight: 131b. Standard bag: $ 1 . Microliter bag: $3.30.

Publisher: Consumer Reports Books

About this book
Whatever your shopping style -- diligent researchers, casual browser, or determined time saver -- the current shopping scene holds new and expanding options. While shopping alternatives have grown, and the economy has shrunk, the basic smart-shopping rules remain the same: Do your homework to determine the best value.Consumer Reports is there with its all-new 2003 edition of the Buying Guide, to help with trusted product reviews and comparisons, test results and ratings. With more than 800 product ratings plus exclusive brand repair histories for many product categories, the experts at Consumer Reports identify the best: -- Air-Conditioners-- Barbecue Grills-- Camcorders-- Cars, SUVs, pickups and minivans-- CD players/recorders-- Digital cameras-- Dishwashers-- Dryers-- DVD players-- Lawn mowers-- Microwave ovens-- More!Whatever your shopping needs, the Consumer Reports' Buying Guide 2003 can help solve the problems of modern shopping life.



289 pages

Buying Guide 2002

Creator: The Editors of Consumer Reports | Business & Economics - 2001-11-25

DIRT DEVIL Featherlite Vision 088600 Very good overall. But Dirt Devil has been among the more repair-prone brands of uprights, based on our most recent reader survey. Less prone to tipping when hose is fully extended. Telescopic wand.

Publisher: Consumer Reports Books

About this book
Do your homework to determine the best value with this annually updated buying guide from "Consumer Reports." Includes information on what's new in home entertainment, vehicles, appliances, and home office equipment. Ratings, charts and index.



216 pages

Motor Carriers' Road Atlas, 1998, United States, Canada, Mexico

Creator: Rand McNally, Rand McNally and Company | 1998

North America's #1 selling trucker's atlas features handy directories of weigh stations, low clearances, and restricted routes, state-by-state detail on the rules and regulations of the road, mileage directory with 40,000 city-to-city ...

Publisher: Rand McNally & Company

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North America's #1 selling trucker's atlas features handy directories of weigh stations, low clearances, and restricted routes, state-by-state detail on the rules and regulations of the road, mileage directory with 40,000 city-to-city mileages, complete Rand McNally Road Atlas, and more.



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    Dirt Devil Featherlite Cyclonic Bagless Canister Vacuum, SD40100

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    Automatic Cord Rewind - rewind cord with press of button.
    Lightweight Design - Compact with handle for easy carrying from room to room.
    HEPA Media filtration protects against over 99% dust and allergens.
    Cyclonic filtration for added dirt separation.
    Stores easily - compact design helps storage in tight spaces.


  • Dirt Devil

    Dirt Devil Featherlite Bagged Upright Vacuum, M085590RED

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    List Price: $59.99

    MicroFresh filtration traps up to 99 percent of dust and allergens
    Lightweight, full-size, bagged, upright vacuum cleaner with 12 amp motor
    On-board hose and tools for extended reach; headlight; 25-foot cord
    Product Built to North American Electrical Standards
    Automatic edge cleaning and height adjustment ensures effective results


  • Royal Appliance

    Dirt Devil Dynamite Plus Bagless Upright Vacuum with Tools, M084650RED

    Home (Royal Appliance)

    Rating (0 reviews):
    (4.0/5)
    Royal Appliance

    Small and powerful

    I was looking for a small, powerful and inexpensive vacuum cleaner, and this is EXACTLY what I got with Dirt Devil Dynamite. I was looking to replace my old stick-type vacuum cleaner which was okay for hardwood, but just too weak to pick up anything from carpet.I already have a fairly large carpet steamer which I regularly use. I didn't want another clunky machine to take up very expensive square footage in my house. I also paid quite a bit for that steamer, so I didn't want to shell out for a vacuum as well. However, I did want a vacuum cleaner with some power to it.1) SMALL: The first thing that caught be by surprise is how remarkably small this vacuum cleaner is. I think the lady in the picture is rather short because the canister part hardly even reaches my kneecaps! Size-wise it almost looks like a child's toy!2) ASSEMBLY: There's virtually no assembly required. Just snap in the handle and it's good to go.3) POWERFUL: It picked up... 5/5 Ena (Chicago, USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Dirt Devil Dynamite Plus Bagless Upright Vacuum with Tools, M084650RED (Kitchen) I was looking for a small, powerful and inexpensive vacuum cleaner, and this is EXACTLY what I got with Dirt Devil Dynamite. I was looking to replace my old stick-type vacuum cleaner which was okay for hardwood, but just too weak to pick up anything from carpet.I already have a fairly large carpet steamer which I regularly use. I didn't want another clunky machine to take up very expensive square footage in my house. I also paid quite a bit for that steamer, so I didn't want to shell out for a vacuum as well. However, I did want a vacuum cleaner with some power to it.1) SMALL: The first thing that caught be by surprise is how remarkably small this vacuum cleaner is. I think the lady in the picture is rather short because the canister part hardly even reaches my kneecaps! Size-wise it almost looks like a child's toy!2) ASSEMBLY: There's virtually no assembly required. Just snap in the handle and it's good to go.3) POWERFUL: It picked up... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 11, 2011

    This thing sucks

    I got this vacuum for thirty bucks so keep that in mind. There are units out there that cost ten times that. So how does the Dynamite Plus stack up? It sucks! Very, very well. I don't think I have ever used a vaccum that had such powerful suction. I bought a Dirt Devil cordless unit (the one that no one seems to like) about a year ago and it was garbage. I wondered if anyone really needed cordless while in the confines of their own home. Most likely not. Why not trade the dubious benefits of cordless for maximum sucking power? For the price there is proably no vacuum made that is more powerful. So why only 4 stars? Despite a vacuum that seems well built, convenient, light, bagless, portable, etc., there is one thing that is insanely ridiculous about the Dynamite Plus' design. All of that powerful suckiing power shoots right out a front grill of the vacuum. Like a tornado!!!! The first time I used it was in the kitchen it it literally blew all of the photos and notes off my... 4/5 PhotoGraphics (Southwest U.S.) - See all my reviews, December 6, 2007

    Good for small spaces

    0 3/5 HelpfulInfo "D" (Mahwah, NJ) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Dirt Devil Dynamite Plus Bagless Upright Vacuum with Tools, M084650RED (Kitchen) You really can't beat the price for the quality and ability of this little vacuum cleaner. But beware, it is little, best for smaller spaces or an apartment. The suction and hose attachment function well. It's very portable and easy to remove the canister. Although getting all the debris out of it takes a good amount of shaking. All in all a nice option if you don't have a lot of square footage and want a light, little cleaner. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 27, 2010
    List Price: $69.99
    Cleans carpets and bare floors
    HEPA filtration
    Dynapower - 26.0 Cleaning Effectiveness
    Easy to empty dirt container
    Lightweight - weighs less than 8 lbs.


  • Dirt Devil

    Dirt Devil Breeze Cyclonic Bagless Upright Vacuum, UD70105

    Home (Dirt Devil)

    Rating (192 reviews):
    (3.5/5)
    Dirt Devil

    Smaller than expected, but a good cleaner.

    Despite shipping hiccups and a few cracks in the plastic which were easily repaired with a bit of duct tape, the vacuum is a great little sucker. I have a 2 bed, 2 bath apt. with 2 cats and a large dog, so I have to empty the container a couple times each room. This would be a lot better for an apartment without pets, but in the end it works really well and cleans great, so it doesn't really bother me to empty it often. The suction is pretty amazing, my roommates GF has the original DD Breeze (12 amp, non cyclonic) and this really does a better job, pushes easier, and cleans up more dirt even while only having a 10 amp motor. The tools are simple but work fine as well and the hose connects simply and sturdily.All in all its a great cheap vacuum, I would spend a bit more if I could do it over again and get a heavier duty and larger dirt container vacuum instead. That all said, if you are debating between the ~$50 vacuums, this is probably the one to get as its the latest... 2/5 Jake Smith (Phoenix, AZ) - See all my reviews, August 31, 2012

    A Video of the the Dirt Devil Breeze

    Customer Video Review Length:: 3:36 MinsThe Dirt Devil Breeze Bagless Vacuum Cleaner is a powerful but lightweight upright vacuum cleaner. I have tried other Dirt Devil upright vacuum cleaners with mixed success. Dirt Devils offer a nice combination of power and value, but I have had issues with quality. The Dirt Devil Breeze seems to follow that pattern. It was easy to assemble and offer plenty of power, but I am afraid that the canister will have issues snapping (and staying) in place.Notes- - The vacuum is lightweight and can be easily lifted with one hand - Limited number of attachments - Actually, it only has one 1 attachment - the attachment for the stairs - Bagless system - all of the debris is trapped in the canister, so the Dirt Devil Breeze does not use a bag. While it does not have bag it does have a washable and reusable filter. - Assembly is simple - it requires a philips head screw driver and about 5 minutes... 4/5 CKE (USA) - See all my reviews, December 8, 2012

    Good for the price

    Can't compare this to my old "bag" Electrolux vacuum because it is not heavy duty. But the old vacuum had died and it was getting hard to find bags for it so, I decided to go bagless. For the price this vacuum is good and has good suction action. It is so light, I was afraid to assemble it, because I thought pushing the parts together would crack them. It is VERY light plastic. But, easy to assemble and nothing broke -- so far, anyway. Picks up dirt very well. The only issue is, it is EXTREMELY hard to empty. I think if a person did not have pets, it would be perfect, however since I have quite a few cats and dogs, the hair it picks up gets stuck in the top of the clean-out chamber and requires that I pull out the whole "guts" of the device to get the packed-in hair out. Quite a mess and gets dirt all over the place. So found that it's best to do this outside. Can't simply, "open the bin and dump the picked up dirt in the trash" as the pretty instruction... 3/5 Joyce Anne Laird "writer" (Los Angeles, CA) - See all my reviews, January 14, 2013
    List Price: $59.99
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    Cyclonic Technology - single stage cyclonic filtration for an added level of dirt separation
    Rinsable Filter - rinse filter after use to help prolong filter life and maintenance
    25 Foot Power Cord - long cord to avoid re-plugging in a larger area for greater cleaning convenience


  • Dirt Devil

    Dirt Devil Featherlite Ultra Compact Bagless Upright Vacuum, UD40285

    Home (Dirt Devil)

    Rating (68 reviews):
    (2.6/5)
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    Awesome!

    Is it too much to ask for a vacuum to pick up stray pieces of paper, not to spit dirt out the back, and be light? This one fits the bill. I owned a dirt devil featherlite 9 years ago but after my husband touched it after 8 years, it didn't suck much anymore. Up till then it worked great. So I bought a vacuum that cost triple this vacuum thinking more expensive so it should be a wonderful vacuum. NOT! It didn't work well at all. Wouldn't pick up papers and kept shredding paper over the carpet, wouldn't suck it up. It also kept spitting dirt out the back on hard floors, or at least every direction except up the canister. I had a herniated disc for 10 months, every time I used the expensive vacuum, it was so heavy and bulky it kept throwing my back out more and kept me down for a week in pain. I was so happy to see kohl's had the new improved version of my old featherlite. It works as good if not better than the last one I had. It sucks really well. I have fun watching the dirt starting... 5/5 Jen (Ohio) - See all my reviews This review is from: Dirt Devil Featherlite Ultra Compact Bagless Upright Vacuum, UD40285 (Kitchen) Is it too much to ask for a vacuum to pick up stray pieces of paper, not to spit dirt out the back, and be light? This one fits the bill. I owned a dirt devil featherlite 9 years ago but after my husband touched it after 8 years, it didn't suck much anymore. Up till then it worked great. So I bought a vacuum that cost triple this vacuum thinking more expensive so it should be a wonderful vacuum. NOT! It didn't work well at all. Wouldn't pick up papers and kept shredding paper over the carpet, wouldn't suck it up. It also kept spitting dirt out the back on hard floors, or at least every direction except up the canister. I had a herniated disc for 10 months, every time I used the expensive vacuum, it was so heavy and bulky it kept throwing my back out more and kept me down for a week in pain. I was so happy to see kohl's had the new improved version of my old featherlite. It works as good if not better than the last one I had. It sucks really well. I have fun watching the dirt starting... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 5, 2010

    Fantastic

    0 5/5 Bill - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Dirt Devil Featherlite Ultra Compact Bagless Upright Vacuum, UD40285 (Kitchen) We live in 38' fifth wheel trailer. Could not believe how much dirt was present in rugs until we used this great sweeper. This was after cleaning with Oreck. Easy storage, great price, can't praise it enough. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 19, 2010

    Well worth the money! Best in price range!

    OK, first off one of the top reviews says it takes 13 steps to empty. Mine doesn't, it takes TWO! One push the button on top to release the cansiter, two press the button on the side of the canister to open the bottom (over your trash can of course :P). I added pictures illustrating these buttons, plus a picture of all of the dirt! Also, do not expect Dyson fit and finish out of this vacuum. Its in a COMPLETELY different price category. That being said, what it excels at it is being the best vacuum cleaner I have used short of a Dyson. I'll list the pros and cons of this vacuum now; then since the devil (sorry for the pun) is in the details I'll expound on them a bit afterwards.Pros:Suction! (Insert off-color joke here)Price/value (I paid half a c-note for it at BB).Easy to emptyGetting deep down dirtPowerCleaning abilityUseful tools (for the most part)Rubberized handleSize (very small and the handle folds down for easy... 4/5 Jeffrey Struss "chemist/electronic music freak" (Lexington, KY USA) - See all my reviews, January 8, 2012
    List Price: $69.99
    Folding Handle
    On board tools, hose, and turbo tool
    Powerful 12 amp motor
    Bottom dirt cup release
    HEPA filtration


  • Dirt Devil

    Dirt Devil Dynamite II Compact Bagless Upright Vacuum, UD20010

    Home (Dirt Devil)

    Rating (356 reviews):
    (3.9/5)
    Dirt Devil

    This is a great product!

    I wanted to write this review because there were somenegative reviews which almost caused me not to buy it, but Ibought it anyway. I decided to wait a few months (4),though, to make sure I really liked it.I do.The negative comments were: *********************1) short cord and owners manual says don't use an extensioncord.2) I have COPD, and somebody said emptying the canisterraised a huge cloud of dust.3) Others stated that the exhaust was on the front of themachine and would blow around the debris you were trying topick up, especially on hardwood floors. ***********************1) This sounded weird, so I got out my calculator. A 25 foot14 gauge extension cord added to the 19 foot cord on themachine gives you a 44 foot cord - 88 feet of copper tocomplete the circuit. This gives you - with the 7 amp motor- a voltage drop of... 5/5 M. Johnston "Mike J" (Colorado) - See all my reviews, December 17, 2011

    Pleasantly surprised

    0 5/5 AKFlorida - See all my reviews This review is from: Dirt Devil Dynamite II Compact Bagless Upright Vacuum, UD20010 (Kitchen) My father bought me this vacuum for Christmas since my old hand me down one finally died. I opened the package and was worried that it wouldn't be very strong considering it's size... WOW. I have a cat and a dog and this thing picked up every single hair in the house. I was shocked to see how much dirt had been in my carpet all this time... and more shocked that this lightweight vac picked it all up. It's great for the stairs too because it's so light. I would recommend this to everyone. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 1, 2011

    My Mini Dyson.

    First let me tell you that I just sold my new dyson, I had it for a year and loved it but I am moving from a large 4 bedroom home next summer. I wanted something cheap and easy to use but will clean up after my 3 cats, who shed like a beast.Iread al the reviews and for under 50 bucks I would give it a try, it arrived on time and the box was very light opened the box and love the color red, it's my favorite, put the handle on and off we go, the vacuum is very good at picking up everything a bit loud but wow it got two weeks worth of cat hair and stuff off the floor in matter of minutes I was really impressed.You really have to try it to believe it...Take it from a dyson snob......Update: this vacuume is incredible and is light and easy, I will be keeping this for a very long time.Another update: used it first time yesterday in my driveway to clean my car, very light, fantastic product.I had a chance to get a dyson again using... 5/5 GadgetGirl - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Dirt Devil Dynamite II Compact Bagless Upright Vacuum, UD20010 (Kitchen) First let me tell you that I just sold my new dyson, I had it for a year and loved it but I am moving from a large 4 bedroom home next summer. I wanted something cheap and easy to use but will clean up after my 3 cats, who shed like a beast.Iread al the reviews and for under 50 bucks I would give it a try, it arrived on time and the box was very light opened the box and love the color red, it's my favorite, put the handle on and off we go, the vacuum is very good at picking up everything a bit loud but wow it got two weeks worth of cat hair and stuff off the floor in matter of minutes I was really impressed.You really have to try it to believe it...Take it from a dyson snob......Update: this vacuume is incredible and is light and easy, I will be keeping this for a very long time.Another update: used it first time yesterday in my driveway to clean my car, very light, fantastic product.I had a chance to get a dyson again using... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 19, 2011
    List Price: $69.99
    Clear stretch hose
    On-Board tools
    Brush view window
    Automatic height adjustment
    Telescopic handle


  • Dirt Devil

    Dirt Devil EZ Lite Bagless Canister Vacuum, SD40010

    Home (Dirt Devil)
    List Price: $109.99

    Easy empty dirt cup
    Powerful 12 amp motor
    Automatic cord rewind with 20-foot cord
    Variable power control
    Product Built to North American Electrical Standards


  • Royal Appliance

    Dirt Devil Breeze Bagless Upright Vacuum, M088160RED

    Home (Royal Appliance)

    Rating (407 reviews):
    (3.9/5)
    Royal Appliance

    Powerful and lightweight

    Our big and heavy Dirt Devil Platinum Force quit after 5 years of service and we decided to try something lighter and much less expensive.The Breeze arrived in 3 days, even with free shipping - thanks Amazon!Assembly was a breeze, just 4 screws. We have over 1500 sq ft of carpeted areas and steps so I put the new vacuum to work.Pros:-- Price (and I also used a gift certificate) - sweet!-- Lightweight! What a difference it makes.-- Very powerful. It sucked a full dirt container from our house.-- Thermal protective device - according to the manual this will shut off the motor to prevent overheating (what our old vacuum did not have)Cons:-- No HEPA filter out of the box but the next time I replace the filter I can get a HEPA filter from Amazon-- To use the hose (on the steps, inside car) I needed to detach the main hose and connect the special hose. But it's cool how you plug-and-twist the hose in... 5/5 customer (Longmont, Colorado) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Dirt Devil Breeze Bagless Upright Vacuum, M088160RED (Kitchen) Our big and heavy Dirt Devil Platinum Force quit after 5 years of service and we decided to try something lighter and much less expensive.The Breeze arrived in 3 days, even with free shipping - thanks Amazon!Assembly was a breeze, just 4 screws. We have over 1500 sq ft of carpeted areas and steps so I put the new vacuum to work.Pros:-- Price (and I also used a gift certificate) - sweet!-- Lightweight! What a difference it makes.-- Very powerful. It sucked a full dirt container from our house.-- Thermal protective device - according to the manual this will shut off the motor to prevent overheating (what our old vacuum did not have)Cons:-- No HEPA filter out of the box but the next time I replace the filter I can get a HEPA filter from Amazon-- To use the hose (on the steps, inside car) I needed to detach the main hose and connect the special hose. But it's cool how you plug-and-twist the hose in... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 1, 2007

    The Breeze is a mixe bag(less) of good and not so good

    First off, how do you say "mixed bag" about a "bagless" vacuum? Well however you say it, here is my opinion on it - the good and the bad. I purchased mine as a second vac, and despite past nightmares with entry bagless vacs, wanted something I could empty after each occasional use vs. store away with a partly filled bag.On the pro side: This unit is VERY light in weight. Great for those with arthritis or anyone who is carrying a vacuum up and down stairs. What is not lightweight is the power - it definitely has good suction. I also like the slightly narrower width whem compared to most other vacuums - 13" wide vs the more common 15" wide may not seem like much, but this fits in narrow places yet is still a full power vac.On the neutral side: Emptying is easy, but like most entry level bagless units, the filter is a mess to deal with. Best bet is, from time, use a second vac to clean this units filter, or used canned air outside upwind.Attachments are okay... 3/5 A. Maier (Fort Wayne, IN) - See all my reviews, May 11, 2008

    Built Like a Tank, Sounds Like One, Too!

    I've had my Dirt Devil Breeze for (3?+) years now (Obviously an older version but based on what I see from the picture nothing had changed much.) Bought this as replacement to a previous vacuum cleaner which had the "fan" (not sure if this is the correct word for it) that was in the path of the dirt (I believe that was a hoover). I used it to pick up some solid object and got stuck in the "fan" which caused it to break on me. The design of the breeze was a lot better since the filter catches objects before it gets to the suction mechanism. Overall, does what its supposed to do.Cons:- The exhaust out in front was definitely a design "duh". But you wouldn't realize it till you use it for picking up light material (e.g. small bird feathers).- Is there an easier way to switch from bottom suction to the onboard tools?- Emptying the canister is definitely a hassle (but sames me money in the long run)- *LOUD* And I cannot say this enough. My unit is a... 2/5 M. LAPITAN (Harrisburg, PA) - See all my reviews, December 26, 2008
    List Price: $79.99
    Includes extension wand, dusting brush and crevice tool
    Powerful 12-amp motor with 25-foot power cord
    Versatile bagless vacuum cleans your entire home
    Measures 22.5" x 14.2" x 11.5", weighs 19 pounds and is backed by a 2-year warranty
    Microfresh filtration traps 99 percent of dust and allergens


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  • Bissell

    Febreze Dirt Devil Style F1 Replacement Vacuum Filter

    Home (Bissell)
    List Price: $21.99

    Febreze Vacuum Filter - Eliminates Odors and Freshens as you Vacuum!
    Premium allergen filtration
    Did you know that your vacuum has filters that should be checked frequently? Depending on your household, it is recommended that you replace your vacuum filters every 3 to 6 months. Refer to your BISSELL vacuum owners manual for replacement instructions.
    Works with: Dirt Devil Scorpion Bagless, Extra Light, Breeze Bagless, Jaguar Bagless, Featherlite Bagless, Vision Bagless, Platinum Force Vision, Swivel Glide Bagless, Does not fit original Dirt Devil Vision Bagless produced before 2003


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