If you want it to be functional for you for a long time yet, finding out how to clean a Dyson vacuum cleaner is absolutely important.
This is because in cleaning out your dust and debris, the vacuum cleaner gets dirty itself. And if not properly cleaned and generally taken care of your Dyson vacuum cleaner could begin to lose its functionality.
However, there is no need to fret as it is pretty easy to clean your Dyson without any sort of professional help at all. Just make sure to pay attention to the tips we’ll be detailing.
First things first, be sure that the vacuum cleaner is not plugged in when you are cleaning to avoid being electrocuted.
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In cleaning your vacuum cleaner, the first thing you want to take care of is the dustbin. A good number of Dyson vacuum cleaners are bagless which makes cleaning them so much easier.
That said, Dyson vacuum cleaners usually have a red button on the handle which opens up the dirt cup at the bottom and dislodges the dirt inside.
Now, depending on the model of Dyson you have, you might need to dig in there with your fingers to pull out some debris that might be stuck.
Some of the newer Dyson vacuum models are designed such that when the dustbin door is opened, the cyclone inside of it pulls up, allowing all the debris come out without assistance.
If this isn’t the model you have, you’ll have to do some coaxing with your fingers.
When you’re done getting all the debris out, wash out the dustbin thoroughly and consider disinfecting with a little bit of vinegar mixed in a lot of water. Keep aside to dry.
Now, to clean this one, you’ll have to head on over to the official Dyson website. But before you go there, be sure you know the model of Dyson vacuum cleaner you are using.
Armed with this information, you will now head on over to the site to find out what kind of filter your Dyson model has, how to remove it from the cleaner and how and how often you can clean it.
However, a general rule of thumb is to not use any kind of detergent to wash your Dyson filter as that could damage it. Rinsing it out under running water should be good enough to get it clean.
When you are done rinsing out the filter, keep it aside to dry properly before fixing it back in.
The cyclones are what generate the force that allows for suction with your vacuum cleaner.
Now, dust usually collects in the cyclones as you vacuum and, if left to cake there for a long time, said dust could hamper the force generation of the cyclones.
That said, because of how intricate the cyclones are, just taking a brush to them is not enough to dislodge all the dust and dirt. So, you want to use compressed air.
Get you a can of compressed air and spray the cyclones, paying particular attention to the crevices and corners.
Because of how dust and debris will be coming off, consider doing this over a large bin or placing a piece of rag on the floor to protect the area where you’ll be doing the cleaning.
This is the part of the vacuum cleaner that has a direct contact with the dirt and debris. So, it isn’t unusual to find debris and especially hair stuck in and around the brush roll.
That said, you’ll need to take the brush roll out to properly clean it. The stuck dirt should be easy enough to get out.
However, stuck hair might make it difficult to even pull out the brushroll. In that case, do not hesitate to cut out the hairs with a pair of scissors. Just be careful not to cut anything important.
Now that you have the brushroll out, washing it under running water should be enough to get it clean. It might not be the exact bright color that it was when you bought it. But the basic idea is for it to be dust and dirt free.
Remember to allow the brushroll dry out completely before fixing it back into the vacuum cleaner.
Other Cleaning Tools
Dyson vacuum cleaners are very versatile and come with a lot of different cleaning tools and attachments, especially if you get the Absolute model. So, you’ll need to clean those tools too.
As for your vacuum wand, you might need to use compressed air if something is stuck in there then flush it out with clean water.
As for the other tools, like the crevice suction tool and the brush, rinsing them out in water should be good enough to get them clean.
Finally, if your vacuum cleaner is no longer working at ultimate suction or you are hearing some funny noise or there is one terrible smell coming from it, it is probably chugged full of dust and dirt, indicating that it is time to clean it out.
However, it makes sense to have a routine for cleaning your vacuum cleaner instead of waiting to see all those uncomfortable signs.
That said, let us see how to clean the Dyson V8, specifically: