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Ball Animal 2 Upright Vacuum Cleaner

  • Strongest suction of any vacuum
  • Features a self-adjusting head for multiple surfaces
  • Engineered to deep clean homes with pets
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Product Overview

The Dyson Ball Animal 2 has the strongest suction of any vacuum. With even more power for tough tasks. No other vacuum has stronger suction at the cleaner head than the Ball Animal 2. It handles tough tasks easily, making it ideal for parents and pet-owners. The Ball Animal 2 has an advanced self-adjusting cleaner head that automatically adjusts between carpets and hard floors - sealing in suction across all floors to tackle your toughest tasks. Its wand and hose release in one smooth action to make it easier to clean up high and under furniture. With hygienic bin emptying, there's no need to get your hands dirty - just push the button to release the dirt. Whole-machine filtration ensures that allergens and bacteria are trapped inside the machine, not expelled back into the home. The Dyson Ball Animal 2 vacuum comes with the Tangle-free Turbine tool, which removes hair from carpets and upholstery without tangling. Dyson's free 5 year warranty covers parts and labor, plus free shipping there and back. Suction tested to ASTM F558 at the cleaner head, dust-loaded, against upright market.
  • The strongest suction. No other vacuum has stronger suction at the cleaner head
  • Dyson technology helps create a cleaner, healthier home - Our vacuums and purifiers are scientifically proven to capture particles as small as allergens and bacteria.
  • Even more power for tough tasks. Engineered to give more power for tough tasks across all floors
  • Self-adjusting cleaner head. Active base plate automatically raises and lowers to seal in suction across all floors
  • Instant-release wand. Wand and long-reach hose release in one smooth action, so it's easy to clean up high and under furniture
  • Designed for homes with pets. Tangle-free Turbine Tool removes pet hair from carpets and upholstery without tangling
  • 5 year warranty. Dyson's free 5 year warranty covers parts and labor, plus free shipping there and back
  • Certified by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.
  • *Suction based on ASTM F558 at the cleaner head, dust-loaded against upright market















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Amperage (amps)12 A11.67 A77
Floor Care FeaturesBuilt-In Accessory Storage,Carpet Height Adjustments,Dual Motor,Edge Cleaner,Pet Hair,Telescoping WandBagless,Carpet Height Adjustments,Casters,Cyclonic,Edge Cleaner,Hypoallergenic,Pet HairBag Change/Receptacle Full Indicator,Brushroll,Convertible to Handheld,For Cars,Headlights,Pet Hair,Reconditioned,Removable Nozzle,Rotating Brush,Single Motor,Switch On Power UnitBag Change/Receptacle Full Indicator,Brushroll,Carpet Height Adjustments,Convertible to Handheld,For Cars,Headlights,Lightweight,Pet Hair,Reconditioned,Removable Nozzle,Rotating Brush,Single Motor,Switch On Power Unit
Recommended SurfacesBare Floor,Carpet,Laminate,Stairs,Upholstery,Vinyl,WoodAuto Interior,Concrete,Hardwood Floors,High-Pile Carpet,Laminate,Leather,Low-Pile Carpet,Tile,Upholstery,VinylAuto Interior,Hardwood Floors,High-Pile Carpet,Laminate,Leather,Low-Pile Carpet,Multisurface,Plush Carpet,Tile,Upholstery,VinylAuto Interior,Laminate,Leather,Tile,Upholstery,Vinyl
Filter TypeHEPAHEPAHEPAHEPA
Operation StylePushPushSelf PropelledSelf Propelled
Cordless/ CordedCordedCordedCordedCorded
Commercial/ResidentialResidentialResidentialResidentialResidential
Included AccessoriesCrevice tool,Telescoping wand,Utility brushCarpet attachment,Filter,Handle,Hose,Telescoping wandCarpet attachment,Crevice tool,Duster,Dusting Brush,Extension wand,Floor brush,Hose,Nozzle,Pet Grooming Tool,Upholstery ToolCarpet attachment,Crevice tool,Duster,Dusting Brush,Extension wand,Hose,Turbo Brush,Upholstery Tool
Voltage (v)120v120v120v120v
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Specifications

Dimensions

Cleaning Range with Tools(ft.)
50
Product Depth (in.)
13.39
Product Height (in.)
42.13
Product Width (in.)
15.35

Details

Amperage (amps)
11.67 A
Appliance Category
Floor Care
Brush Bristle Type
Plastic
Capacity (gallons)
0.55
Cleaning Path Width (In.)
13.4
Color Family
Purple
Commercial/Residential
Residential
Cord Length (ft.)
35
Cordless/ Corded
Corded
Filter Type
HEPA
Floor Care Features
Bagless,Carpet Height Adjustments,Casters,Cyclonic,Edge Cleaner,Hypoallergenic,Pet Hair
Included Accessories
Carpet attachment,Filter,Handle,Hose,Telescoping wand
Material
Plastic
Number of Attachments
3
Number of Filters
2
Number of Wheels
2
Operation Style
Push
Product Weight (lb.)
17.35 lb
Recommended Surfaces
Auto Interior,Concrete,Hardwood Floors,High-Pile Carpet,Laminate,Leather,Low-Pile Carpet,Tile,Upholstery,Vinyl
Returnable
90-Day
Voltage (v)
120v

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
ETL Listed,UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
5 Years Parts and Labor

Questions & Answers

31Questions25Answers

I just put my vacuum together and while testing it out for the first time I noticed the ball rubs...

Asked by RobynB December 4, 2020
2
Answers

I found this assembly video to be very helpful regarding not only putting it together coreect but how it's used and functions. Maybe it will help you. https://www.google.com/search?q=assembling+dyson+ball+animal+2&rlz=1C5CHFA_enUS691US699&oq=assembling+dyson+ball+animal&aqs=chrome.0.0j69i57j0j0i22i30l4j0i390l2.8031j1j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#kpvalbx=_lZRwYPebA4jX0PEPrOus6Ak14

how do I order this?

Asked by Susan November 27, 2020
1
Answer

I bought this vacuum two years ago from Home Depot. We absolutely love it! Still works like brand new

Does this vacuum work well on deep carpet?

Asked by Grace September 3, 2020
3
Answers

This vacuum does work well on deep carpet as the suction is very strong, but it may be hard to push through the carpet due to that suction.

how do I release the vacuum hose

Asked by Jolanta September 2, 2020
1
Answer

Hello Jolanta, this is Kelly with Dyson. To release the wand/hose from your vacuum, you'll press the red button on the wand, and lift upwards, after lifting up the wand cap. For video assistance on your machine, you can visit our website here: https://www.dyson.com/support/journey/guides/334176-01.html?machineId=334176-01 Best wishes, Kelly Dyson Customer Support

How many attachments does this vacuum have?

Asked by Rjs March 25, 2020
2
Answers

Hello RJS, this is Kelly with Dyson. The Dyson Ball Animal 2 includes the stair tool, combination tool and tha tangle-free turbine tool. Best wishes, Kelly Dyson Customer Support

Not clear whether this will work on deep shag. Anyone have any experience with this? We have woo...

Asked by Jim February 21, 2020
3
Answers

We have thicker carpet and within the span of 2-3 years we have replaced a broken roller brush and now our brush motor went out. This is our second dyson within 5 years. Maybe it’s just our luck? Not sure if this helps or not but, figured it would maybe help in deciding

How long does the battery last?

Asked by Beth December 2, 2019
3
Answers

Hello Beth, this is Kelly with Dyson. The Dyson Ball Animal 2 is a corded upright, and does not run on battery power. Best wishes, Kelly Dyson Customer Support

Is the chord automatic or manual?

Asked by Curious November 6, 2019
4
Answers

It is manual, you wrap it around the back hooks that are supplied. Also, the cord is pretty long and thick; it’s not a wimpy fragile cord that will break in a couple of years.

The wand and hose is hard to use

Asked by JJ September 4, 2019
4
Answers

I agree, It is hard to keep the hose from retracting. I start with it pulled all the way out; that helps a little. Mine does have good suction at the tip. You might want to look for something stuck sideways in it that is blocking it.

Where is this manufactured?

Asked by WG August 24, 2019
2
Answers

I would recommend going to the store and looking at the box. It will tell you the country of origin.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.2
    out of 931 reviews
  • 76% recommend this product
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Crazy suction!
Out of the box, the suction was so great that I couldn’t even vacuum on my plush carpet. I came on here and saw reviews that said the same and while some seemed to be beneficial, they could break the warranty of the vacuum. Using zip ties around the bottom is a non-permanent way to break the seal enough to vacuum over my carpet. we used 4 zip ties around the edges after removing the bottom plate then placed it back on. Worked like a charm!
by Mm2021
Awesome!
I kept reading mixed reviews and was a little nervous to make this purchase but I’m so glad I did. I had the Bissel Pet Hair Eraser and would vacuum 2-3 times a week. After putting together this vacuum, I decided to test it out. You know that feeling when you’re cutting wrapping paper and your scissors start to just glide right through? That’s the exact same feeling I got here. The suction is so strong it almost pulls itself forward. I could not believe the amount of stuff that came out of my carpets! Do I live at the beach?! Where’d this glitter come from?! Has my rug always felt this nice?! I had to empty the cannister 3 times for my bedroom alone. The same bedroom I’ve already vacuumed twice this week. I feel like my whole life has been a lie. I haven’t tried out all the attachment’s yet but I’m sure those are awesome too.
by MC1120
2 people found this helpful
Dyson Ball animal 2 amazing vacuum
I bought this vacuum a few months ago and it’s very powerful it’s the best vacuum I had have my favorite color is the tangle free turbine tool you don’t have to clean the brush roll really but a really important feature is that it’s a sealed system with HEPA filter ration which is good because now it’s going to be spring spring right now but it keeps dust in the vacuum and not let the dust leak out into the world and trying to breathe then which is really good !
by JoshuaDysonfan2012
Dog fur gets caught between brush and motor
First off the suction on this vacuum is wonderful and I have not had the problems others mention of it being too difficult to use on carpet. We have a golden retriever which is why we bought the Animal ball 2 to join our Animal V8. Unfortunately it requires weekly maintenance to pull dog fur that's intertwined between the brush rollers and the motor. Uploaded are photos for a better description. If you don't do this frequently you can smell the machine overheating which I'm guess severely limits it's life expectancy. It's disappointing that such an expensive machine requires this process every few uses.
by Schott5504
Response from Dyson Customer SupportMay 25, 2020
Hello, Thank you for your review. This is Miella from Dyson. While we're happy to hear you've been enjoying your Dyson Ball Animal 2, we can understand the frustration with maintenance. Depending on the cleaning tasks, you may have to go through the routine maintenance of cleaning the brushbar and cleanerhead out more often, and this is completely normal. If you tend to have more hair, it's not uncommon to have to do maintenance weekly or even daily. We'd value the opportunity to learn more about your experience with your Dyson as we'd like to help ensure you are having a 5-star experience. Please feel free to reach out to us at askdysonUS@dyson.com, and we will be in touch. Best Wishes, Miella Dyson Customer Support
POWER. LIGHT. AGILE.
My last vacuum was the first animal that dyson came out with and it finally gave out on me after close to 10 years. I wanted the most powerful vacuum available and it sounded like this one was the solution and I'm usually very underwhelmed when I receive a lot of products these days. It seems like a lot of companies go for "ok", we've become so accustomed to average that when we use a product we always think "it's good enough" "it does its job". But this, this went above my expectations. From the looks of it, I thought it would be a bit heavier than animal 1 but it almost feels lighter. One of the reviews I read someone actually complained the suction was too strong that they could barely move it. That is the sound of someone who needs some exercise in their life bc I definitely didnt get that feeling from this vacuum, dont get me wrong, its powerful but not to the point its unmaneuvarable. All the little problems I had with the first animal have been perfected by dyson. Such as the extension that was very stiff and difficult to use, the short cord, and the small container. I'd definitely order from Dyson itself bc it comes with 6 attachments where as others will only give you 3. You want the mike tyson of vacuums? The d rose? The adrian peterson? The conor mcgregor? THIS, this here is the one. This is the one.
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Cons.. Product feels cheap, attachment placement is cumbersome, the mechanism to go from upright...
Cons.. Product feels cheap, attachment placement is cumbersome, the mechanism to go from upright to vacuum really feels cheap and I dont think it will last very long. Will not allow the vacuum to pick up dry cat food or cheerios. Brush easily gets cluttered with hair. Disappointed in a 500 dollar vacuum so far. Pros.. Great suction.
by Cdaiglehd430
Response from DysonProductExpertFeb 25, 2020
Hello there, this is Kelly with Dyson. I'm sorry to read your review, and to hear that you've found the Dyson Ball Animal 2 to feel cheap. Dyson machines are made from polycarbonate ABS, which is same material used in riot shields and crash helmets. They are tough, so we subject them to 50,000 hours of testing and 550 individual tests – all to ensure that they can withstand a lifetime’s hard use. It's also unusual to hear that you've found items such as cereal or pet food to get left behind while vacuuming. The Dyson Ball Animal 2 was engineered for homes with pets, with features that dig out dirt, hair and allergens. Dyson Ball Animal 2 does feature the strongest suction among our uprights - 270 air watts, for tough tasks across all floors. While we don't expect issues to occur, Dyson does back your new machine from an authorized retailer with a free 5-year guarantee. We would value the opportunity to assist you, to help ensure your Dyson is working properly. Please feel free to contact us directly at askdysonUS@dyson.com. We are keen on providing you with support and learning more about your experience.

Best wishes,
Kelly
Dyson Customer Support Dyson-EN_US
2 people found this helpful
Best vacuum ever!!!
I love this vacuum! My Dyson Animal 2 is by far the best vacuum I have ever owned. The first time I used it, it picked up so much dirt from an area rug that I had to take a picture of it (above.) I couldn't believe how much dirt all my rugs had been holding, and shame on my last vacuums. My Dyson is very lightweight and easy to push, and I'm pretty petite. Everything about it makes sense, it is easy to empty, easy to maintain, the attachments are great, and I can carry it up and down stairs easily. And it saves me time because, on the first go-round, it picks up all the dirt from 2 teenagers, two dogs, and a husband.
by Jennymom
Disappointing Performer
This unite is the first Dyson we've owned. Just getting new carpet, we wanted to purchase a new vacuum that had a good reputation behind it. The suction and mobility of the ball are its best features. However, we are experiencing some big disappointments in its performance and handling. The so-called auto height adjust doesn't do its job in the transition between bare flooring and carpeting. Our carpet is approximately 5/8" plush. There have been times when the roller will quit on its own when using on the carpet, resulting in multiple attempts to resume it with the mode buttons. Additionally, there are times it will take both arms and all the strength you've got to push the unit and get the job done - auto adjust seems too small a height range. Both my husband and I have had workout sweats using it. Filters have all been cleaned and are not the blame. There have also been a few pulled carpet threads along the way. Returning the unit to stand up position can sometimes take two or three tries to get it to stay up, then while rolling it to your next location will fall back down again. We have owned it for 4 months hoping to get used to its difficult quirks and handling, but now feel we've made the wrong pricey purchase. Hoping we can return it.
by GittinItDone19
Response from Dyson Customer SupportJan 5, 2020
Hi there, this is Kelly with Dyson. Thank you for taking the time to share your review of the Dyson Ball Animal 2. The Dyson Ball Animal 2 was engineered for homes with pets, with features that dig out dirt, hair and allergens. I can confirm, Dyson ball upright vacuums - including Dyson Ball Animal 2, have an active base plate which self-adjusts to create optimal contact with every floor type. This reduces air leaks and retains more suction power at the cleaner head. Dyson cleaner heads have been designed to maintain optimal contact with flooring to help ensure the best performance across both hard floors and carpet. As a result, while we don't expect problems to occur and experiences can vary from home to home, some high pile carpets may fill in the cleaner head resulting in an airtight seal. Dyson machines have higher levels of suction power - while this works for a majority of carpets, there are select fibers that may not be compatible. The air seal would be limited due to the suction power of the machine, from the result of the high suction and the self-adjusting feature. This can also result in the issue you encountered with your brush roller, which stopped spinning as intended. On thicker or more plush carpeting, the brush bar may sense the carpeting as an obstruction, which is causing your brush bar to stop. With regard to locking your machine in to the upright position there will generally be two clicks that you should get when putting the vacuum into the upright position. These clicks are not always noticeable unless put into the upright position at a slower speed. I would recommend putting the unit into the upright position at a slower pace in order to listen to the clicks that occur in order to troubleshoot the problem. One click will be the wheels of the vacuum going into place. The second click will be the wheels locking into place. It is important to ensure the second click occurs as without the second click, stabilizer wheels are not able to lock securely into place. Since Dyson machines have the quick recline feature, it will avoid the need for pedals or stepping on the front of the machine as with our non-ball models. Rolling the unit around from room to room is recommended to be done with the ball instead of the stabilizer wheels on the back of the ball. You can then put the unit upright once you are done with cleaning and for storage. However, if you are having trouble locking the machine upright after cleaning, your machine would not be performing as designed.  While we don't expect issues to occur, Dyson does back your new machine from an authorized retailer with a free 5-year guarantee. We would value the opportunity to assist you, to help ensure your Dyson is working properly. Please feel free to contact us directly at askdysonUS@dyson.com. We are keen on providing you with support and learning more about your experience. Best wishes, Kelly
Amazing Performance!
I just purchased the Dyson Upright Animal 2. I used it the night it arrived and it was ridiculous, the difference between our old vacuum (definitely not a Dyson) and this one. I had just vacuumed our living room 2 days prior and the picture attached is what the Dyson captured after 1 vacuuming. Unbelievable how well it works compared to the other vacuum we had. Highly recommend to anyone.
by DanSweets
This vacuum is easy to assemble easy to use and easy to maintain. I love it.
This vacuum is easy to assemble easy to use and easy to maintain. I love it.
by birdie
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