Dyson is a name synonymous with vacuum cleaners, cutting-edge and innovation. But, as with all household appliances, wear and tear over time can take its toll on a Dyson. You can limit such occurrences by cleaning and maintaining your appliance.
In this post, we explain how to clean and maintain the key components of a Dyson vacuum cleaner, helping you make the most out of yours.
Replace Filters / Clean Dyson Cyclonic Filter:
To help keep your appliance working to its full potential, ensuring the suction doesn’t become reduced, it is important to regularly clean and replace the filters on your Dyson.
Depending on the model you have, will depend on how easy it is to clean / replace the filters, and the best way will be outlined in your instruction manual. But to give you an idea, below is a rough guide on how to remove filters on an upright wheeled, upright ball and cylinder models.
Dyson Upright Wheeled Vacuums:
On a Dyson upright wheeled vacuum it’s advisable to clean the pre-motor filter every 6 months, by simply running it under warm water. It is worth noting that although the pre-motor filter is washable, it may start to deteriorate after a number of washes, and we would always recommend if the filter is particularly dirty you replace it.
Along with cleaning the pre-motor filter, you’ll also need to replace the post-motor filter, which can be located by removing the canister and the filter cover.
Dyson Upright Ball Vacuums:
The process for removing the filter on a Dyson ball vacuum cleaner will vary, but once you’ve removed the canister from the appliance, you’ll need to on most ball models, recline the vacuum cleaner onto its back, before twisting the central locking dial on the outer cover of the ball anti-clockwise.
When the cover is released, lift it off and turn the filter anti-clockwise to release.
Dyson Cylinder Vacuums:
For cylinder models, the cyclone assembly will need to be removed to provide you with access to the washable long-life filters. We would recommend cleaning these filters every 3 months.
Filters on all Dyson vacuum cleaners can be cleaned by running under a tap of cold water and then leaving to naturally dry for 24 hours.
How To Fix Loss of Suction in a Dyson:
If your Dyson vacuum cleaner has lost suction, it’s likely to be due to one of four reasons:
- Filters need cleaning / replacing
- Blockage in the ducting
- Split in the hoses or seals
- Fault with the belt or motor
To resolve the fault, we recommend you work through the list above, starting from the top and working your way down – and we’ve already explained how to clean / replace your filters above.
Blockage in Ducting:
If after cleaning and replacing the filters your Dyson is still showing signs of reduced suction, you will need to check the ducting to make sure it isn’t damaged or blocked, and this can be done by removing the valve pipe assembly.
Once the valve pipe has been removed, it’s recommended to check all parts, particularly the U-Bend, for any blockages. If no blockages are found the ducting won’t be the reason for limited suction – and instead you’ll need to move on to point 3.
Split in Hoses / Seals:
A split hose or seal on your Dyson vacuum cleaner will significantly reduce the suction, even a small split. Such damage is usually caused by over extending the hose when using it, or pulling it too hard, and the only way to rectify such a fault is to replace the hose / seal.
Fault With Belt / Motor:
If after checking the filters, ducting, hose and seals the suction in your Dyson is still poor , the fault may lie with the motor or the belt, both of which will need replacing. Below, the video explains how to change the belt on your Dyson.
Taking the time to carry out these checks and to properly maintain your Dyson vacuum cleaner will help to ensure the appliance continues to perform at its best, helping you to keep your home clean and tidy. And should you need any spare parts or accessories to keep your Dyson working, you’ll find them via eSpares.