How to Maintain Your Dyson: Cleaning, Filters, Accessories and More

To get the most out of your Dyson vacuum, it’s essential to perform regular maintenance. Proper care will keep your Dyson cleaning at peak performance for years.

Follow this guide to master Dyson maintenance:

1. Wash the Filters

Dirty filters reduce airflow and suction power. Check your model’s manual for how often to wash the filters. Generally every 3 months is ideal for regular users.

Rinse Dyson filters under running water until water runs clear. Let air dry for 24 hours before reinstalling to prevent mold.

2. Detangle the Brush Bar

Hair and threads wrapped around the brush bar will hamper rotation and performance.

Use scissors to carefully cut away debris wrapped around the brushes. Avoid damaging the bristles.

3. Clean the Bin

While emptying collected debris, also periodically wash out the clear bin using cold water only to remove residual buildup.

Make sure the bin is completely dry before replacing to prevent mold.

4. Inspect for Blockages

Check hoses, cyclones, and cleaner head airways for obstructions. Blockages restrict airflow and suction efficiency.

Use included tools to clear blockages. Be careful not to push debris further into air channels.

5. Clean the Sensors

Dirt on sensors that detect floor types can impede automatic adjustments. Wipe sensors gently with a dry cloth.

Don’t use liquids, and avoid scratching sensitive sensors. Refer to your owner’s manual for sensor locations.

6. Verify Parts Are Securely Fastened

Ensure all components like wands, cleaner heads and bins are firmly clicked into place. Loose parts can degrade performance.

Re-seat any parts that detached. Replace defective latches or other fasteners if needed.

7. Check for Damage

Inspect your Dyson for any cracks, wears or defects on parts like hoses, filters and brush bars. Damage can hinder function.

Repair or replace damaged components. Be careful using vacuum with known defects.

8. Store Properly

When storing for long periods, remove and clean filters. Avoid compressing hoses. Retract cord neatly without excessive bending.

Don’t wrap cords tightly around cleaners. Store in cool, dry location away from heat sources and sunlight.

9. Lubricate When Squeaking

If you hear squeaking or squealing noises, lubricate brush bars and ball joints using a Dyson-recommended dry lubricant.

Avoid wet lubricants like WD-40 that can damage plastic components. Only lubricate specified parts.

10. Replace Worn Parts

Parts like filters, belts and brush bars wear over time. Replace when visibly damaged or per Dyson’s timeline.

Using worn parts long-term can impact cleaning performance and cause further machine damage.

Investing a little time into regular care ensures your Dyson cleans effectively for years. Maintain your machine to maintain clean floors.


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