Knowing how to make your Dyson vacuum clean can make it work well again quickly, and it can make it last longer. Just like other cleaning machines, like good washing machines and dishwashers, we sometimes forget that they need a little care. Vacuum cleaners, especially the best ones, are no different.
If you do not clean your Dyson, it will not work as well. The suction and picking-up of dirt will not be as good. Your vacuum might also have trouble letting out air, making weird noises, or stopping altogether.
However, do not worry. Here, we will explain how to clean a Dyson vacuum in 10 easy steps, whether a stick, cylinder, or upright model.
How to clean a Dyson vacuum in 10 easy steps
- Safety first: Make sure to unplug the vacuum for safety.
- Empty the dirt holder: Take out the dirt holder like you normally do when it is full.
Do this outside if you can to avoid allergies and a mess. Give the holder a good shake and remove any visible blockages. For most cordless models, press a red trigger/button near the handle to release the holder, but check your manual if you are not sure.
- Wash the canister: Use a damp cloth to clean the inside of the canister. Do not put it in water, and do not use soap or other cleaning stuff. If there are tricky spots, you can use compressed air but do it outside.
- Take out the filter: While the canister is drying, let us deal with the filter. The filter is like a net that catches big bits like dust and pollen to keep the vacuum’s motor safe and prevent them from going into the air. With regular use, the filter gets covered in dust and needs a good cleaning.
The filter is usually near the handle for cordless vacuums. For upright ones, there is usually one on top of the canister and maybe another in the ball of the floor head, both need cleaning. In canister models, the filter is at the top of the dustbin. If you are not sure, check your manual.
- Clean the filter and let it dry: After taking the filter out, carefully remove the dust immediately over a bin by tapping it gently. Then, take the filter inside and wash it under cold, running water, rubbing it gently by hand to get rid of any remaining dust.
- Fix the brush roll: Now, let us deal with any long hairs tangled around the brush roll. Use scissors, if possible prefer the small ones like manicure scissors, and cut the bar along to remove them. Do not pull or force the hairs because it could harm the vacuum. Remember not to damage the bristles while trimming.
For some Dyson vacuums, you might need to remove the soleplate to reach the brush roll. You can do this with a flathead a coin or a screwdriver. Just make sure to keep the screws safe. While you are at it, use a damp cloth to clean the roll compartment brush.
- Look for blockages in the hose: If your Dyson vacuum suddenly stops working well, there might be something blocking it. Take off the hose and check if that is the problem. You can push it through to clear the blockage if you have something long and thin, like a mop handle.
If that does not work, soak the hose in warm water with some white distilled vinegar for 10 minutes, then rinse. This should get rid of the blockage. Let it dry completely.
For stick vacuums, also check the hole between the hose and canister to make sure it is not blocked.
- Clean the attachments: Remember to check your extra tools, too. If you use the crevice tool or mini-motorized tool a lot, they need attention too.
- Clean the outside: To finish, use a damp cloth to wipe the outside of your Dyson vacuum.
- Let everything dry, then put it back together: Wait at least 24 hours for everything to dry before putting it back together.
Moreover, that is it, your Dyson vacuum should be good to go again. Remember to take care of it regularly.
How can I clean up the Dyson vacuum
Usually, clean the filter every month, but it depends on how much you use your vacuum. Some advanced Dyson stick vacuums have sensors on the display that tell you when to clean the filter.
Clean the rest of the vacuum when needed. Empty the canister as soon as it is full to avoid blockage. If your vacuum stops working even when the canister is empty, it is a sign that it needs a clean.
What makes a Dyson lose suction
It is easy to notice when your Dyson is not picking up things well; it might struggle and make a weird noise. Using it like this will not work, so you need to figure out why. There are a few reasons for this. If your canister is full, which can happen quickly with cordless models, that is an obvious reason. Just check and empty it if needed.
A hidden blockage could also be the cause. Take your vacuum apart piece by piece and look for the blockage. If it is in the hose, which happens a lot, use something long and thin to get it out or soak that part.
A dusty filter can make your Dyson less powerful because it cannot let the air out well. To clean it, do what we talked about in steps 4-5.
Dyson suggests cleaning the vacuum filter once a month, but you might need to do it more if you use it a lot. Some fancy models will even stop and tell you when the filter needs cleaning.
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How to clean the Dyson vacuum tank
- Open the clear bin base and empty it as usual.
- Press down the red bin release catch a second time to remove the clear bin.
- Wipe the clear bin with a dry cloth, and use a dry cloth or soft brush to remove any stuck fluff or debris.
How to clean the Vacuum Head
- Hold the brush bar under cold tap water and rub gently to remove lint or dirt.
- Stand the brush bar upright and let it dry completely before putting it back.
- Wipe the cleaner head housing with a damp, lint-free cloth; avoid washing it.
How to clean Inside the Vacuum
- Take a look inside your vacuum and use a brush, air-blast, or damp cloth to clean any buildup.
- Let damp parts dry for 24 hours, preferably in sunlight, before using the vacuum again.
How to clean the Dyson V15 Head
- Press the cleaner head release button on the wand’s end.
- Turn the cleaner head upside down, push the end cap up, and pull out the brush bar.
- Hold the brush bars under running water, rubbing them to remove lint or dirt.