Hi all, long time member, first community post.
Old Dyson DC 05 needs replacing, parts no longer available.
Service company told me to be wary new Dysons not as reliable, as old models due to absence of motor filters.
A shorter life of 300 hours was mentioned which seems very pessimistic.
Also, the UK Dyson website states barrel vacuum models have a 5 year warranty, whereas in Australia it is 2 years.