Dyson cordless vacuum cleaners are among the most popular vacuum cleaners around, and for good reason, with such great suction power. But, there comes a time when you need to clean them.
And by this we mean giving it a good, thorough all-the way-through clean, not merely emptying the canister when it gets full.
But we know what’s like, you can easily misplace your instruction manual, and some people even throw it out altogether once they’ve figured out how to use the machine. But fear not, because we’re here to help.
In this article, we’re going to explain not only how to empty the canister, but also how to clean the Dyson vacuum filter.
This is important because it can really help to prolong the life of the Dyson vacuum, and maintain its powerful suction and battery power.
Before we get started, please note that the instructions that follow are for the Dyson stick vacuum.
If instead you wish to clean a Dyson cordless vacuum with a hose, you may also want to check out an article titled “How to clean a vacuum hose” which you can access on this link.
What’s more the instructions that follow can be used for several different versions of the Dyson cordless vacuum, regardless of model number.
We’ll start with the basics, before moving swiftly onward.
How To Clean Your Dyson Vacuum Canister
To clean your Dyson vacuum canister, simply press the instant release trigger and empty the canister out over your trash can.
Once empty, all you then need to do is take a microfiber cloth and run it under cold water. Then wipe the damp microfiber cloth around inside the canister until clean.
There is no need to use any special cleaning detergents, because using such chemicals could risk damaging your Dyson vacuum.
Don’t proceed to use the canister again until it is completely dry, as using it when still wet can hinder the vacuum’s performance.
How To Clean The Dyson Vacuum Brush
After the vacuum canister, the next thing to clean will be the Dyson vacuum brush.
The vacuum brush can be prone to picking up a lot of mess that does not always get sucked up by the vacuum, such as dog hair or tangled hair from family members.
The steps to clean the vacuum brush are as follows:
Step 1 – Remove the vacuum brush from the Dyson vacuum.
Step 2 – Take a coin, or a flathead screwdriver and turn the fastener of the brush bar counter-clockwise, 90 degrees so that it’s now in the unlocked position.
Step 3 – Move the cap, and slide the brush bar gently out of the vacuum head, and remove the end cap.
Step 4 – Now, take a pair of scissors and use it to simply cut up any tangled hair, whether it’s pet or human hair, that you find wrapped around the vacuum brush, along with any other debris you might find there.
Step 5 – Once free of hair, the next step is to rinse the vacuum brush under running water. Rub the vacuum brush gently as you do so, releasing any lingering dust, debris, and dirt.
Step 6 – All you need to do now is give the brush enough time to completely dry. This may take up to 24 hours. You must ensure that the vacuum brush is completely dry before you next use your Dyson vacuum.
All About The Dyson Vacuum Filter
There’s a lot to love about Dyson technology, and in particular, Dyson vacuum filters. Dyson technology is what makes a Dyson vacuum cleaner so much better than its competitors.
Dyson cordless vacuum filters are designed to capture very fine dust and even microscopic particles, so you can be sure you’re giving your home a really good clean. Dyson vacuum filters are pretty special in that regard.
However, over use these microscopic particles can build up, and if the vacuum filter is not properly and regularly cleaned, this can reduce the vacuum cleaner performance, and appear to reduce the suction power.
Dyson recommends that you clean out the Dyson vacuum filter at least once a month. Here follows an easy step-by-step guide on how to clean it.
How To Clean The Dyson Vacuum Filter
Step 1 – Remove the vacuum filter from the Dyson vacuum.
Step 2 – Tap the filter onto a trash can to remove any excess dust, dirt, and debris that may come loose.
Step 3 – Then run the filter under cold tap water. It is important that you do not use any cleaning detergents, since this could damage the system.
Step 4 – Next, you need to fill the vacuum filter with warm water, empty it, and then repeat multiple times as needed until the water runs clear.
Step 5 – Now you need to allow the vacuum filter to air dry and to dry completely, ideally for 24 hours, before using the vacuum again. Please do not attempt to dry it in a tumble dryer, microwave, or over an open flame.
So, there we have it, clear and concise instructions for cleaning your Dyson cordless vacuum.
The great thing about cleaning your Dyson vacuum is that you don’t really need any special tools or cleaning detergents.
All you really need is running hot water, a microfiber cloth, scissors, and a coin, all things you should have to hand in your home.
And if you have lost your owner’s manual, it’s important that you stick to the cleaning instructions provided here and do not stray from them.
This is because unapproved methods of cleaning could risk damaging your Dyson vacuum, such as using chemical detergents or drying the parts in a tumble dryer or microwave.
I believe that we’ve now shown that keeping your Dyson cordless vacuum clean, and therefore in excellent working condition, is simple and straightforward. Anyone can do it.
And the key thing to remember here is that you must make every effort to ensure that all the parts are completely dry before you attempt to put it back together to use again.