How To Clean A Dyson Vacuum Cleaner? We engineer vacuums that are simple to use and easy to look after. They include a clear filter, so you can see when your machine needs maintenance or replacement filters. We suggest cleaning the filter at least once per month in order for the vacuum run efficiently as possible throughout its life-cycle of usage.
How To Clean A Dyson Vacuum Cleaner?
Remove your Dyson filter(s):
There are a few different types of filters that we use within our machines.
The main filter is the clear square piece located on the top of your machine, marked with ‘Dyson,’ this is the easiest to remove and clean. We designed this filter because it doesn’t need replacing, simply wash it under running water until no dirt or dust can be seen in the water and leave to dry for 24 hours before re-fitting back into your machine. If you do not have access to a tap then you can purchase bottled drinking water from supermarkets or convenience stores and pour some over the filter to rinse; make sure it is completely dry before refitting back into your vacuum cleaner (I will explain why below).
Side Panel Filters
The second type of filter that can be found in some machines are side panel filters, which are rectangular pieces located on either side of your machine. If you have one of these types of filters then the good news is it can also be easily removed and cleaned in exactly the same way as I described above for the main filter. However, if you do not have access to a tap then this style of filter cannot be washed under running water because they also contain carbon granules; we designed it this way so that all cleaning products used when we make up our carpet washes (more information about these below) would attach themselves to the deep-down dirt and grime instead of being rinsed out with just water or detergent solution leaving the dirt on your floor.
The third type of filter we use is the Carbon Pre-filter; this can only be found on Animal models and it is located inside the inlet at the end of your hose pipe. This has to be removed and cleaned by hand using a specialist Dyson vacuum cleaner brush cleaning product which you can purchase from your local Dyson Dealer or via our order line. This is because it will become clogged with hair much easier than any other filters because the inlet sits directly behind one of the machine’s most powerful motors, so removing all particles trapped within its ridges before they are drawn into the machine for filtration helps maintain optimum suction power. We realise that this isn’t the most pleasant job, but as it only needs doing four or five times a year we feel that this is why paying a little extra for Animal models makes sense. To remove this filter, first unclip the hose pipe from your machine and then unscrew the cap underneath which contains an Allen key tool. Once removed you should be able to see a grey foam-like material inside; gently pull it away from the casing and discard into bin.
Remove excess dust
The reason I said at least once per month is because heavy usage may require more frequent cleaning depending on where you live (dusty environment) how often you vacuum (more than once per week) and whether you have pets (animals shed hair). We recommend vacuuming over the filters with a Dyson vacuum cleaner crevice tool (found in all accessory kits) to help remove excess dust before removing them for cleaning.
Before you start rinsing your filters, take care to ensure that they are completely dry by gently squeezing them with a clean towel or cloth and leave them to air-dry overnight so that any moisture will evaporate from within the machine’s casing; failure to do so may cause mildew build up which can result in unpleasant odours being produced when the machine is used next time. If you are able to carry out step 3 immediately then please do so, however if not leave them be until at least half an hour has passed.
Untangle the Brush Bar
The brush bar is two parts and sits in front of your machine’s brushes; they are usually made up from a variety of materials including bristles, wire or nylon cords, all designed to agitate dirt particles out of carpets and lift them into the air where you then vacuum them away. If strands of hair or any one particular strand becomes wrapped up around the bars it can cause these components to break or gather together which impacts on performance. This may be an indication that your brush bar needs attention immediately because tangled bristles will work their way deep down between motor shafts causing irreparable damage so take care when untangling it and if necessary use tweezers to any loose strands. If this is your first time trying to untangle the brush bars then it is recommended that you take a picture of how they were before you start and then work slowly through the tangled lines until you become familiar with the process.
Unclog the Hose
When used correctly, Dyson’s range of vacuum cleaners are capable of trapping most of the dust in the air which means there should be very little dust deposited back on your floors. However if your hose has been blocked this can have a dramatic impact on performance by limiting air flow into machine or even stopping airflow all together; this may result in lack suction or overheating during use which prevents optimum performance for example at vacuuming up pet hairs and also cause components such as motors to burn out.
We recommend utilising your vacuum cleaner’s wand to unblock the hose before cleaning the inside of it; this should be used when you know that the blockage is only affecting one area or where the dust collector has been completely full and consequently blocked, but if you don’t feel confident enough then taking it into a Dyson service centre for attention would be smart option.
Wipe Down The Vacuum
Dirt particles which are not removed from filters could eventually travel back up into machine itself which is why we recommend wiping down surfaces including crevices where hair may sometimes get stuck as well as plastic components like dirt bins with a damp cloth to remove loose grime so that can perform correctly next time they are used.
Leave to dry for 24+ hours:
Whilst you have been carrying out the above steps, turn your Dyson upright and place it on its side so that any water that has gotten inside will run out allowing moisture to evaporate just as with filters; this should only take 10 minutes or less to ensure they are completely dried before returning them to blue tubes (hose section) so may go back together easily. Finally, leave the machine in an open position so the remaining moisture can escape which can take up to 24 hours at least depending on conditions but please not this does mean do not use your vacuum cleaner whilst parts are drying .
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