Filter Cleaning: Firstly, disconnect the vacuum from the power source. Remove the filters from the machine, which are often colored purple, to help identify them. Tap the filters to dislodge any loose debris. Rinse them under cold tap water, gently squeezing out the dirt until the water runs clear. After washing, shake off excess water and leave the filters to dry in a warm place with good airflow for at least 24 hours. Ensure they are completely dry before reinserting them into the vacuum to avoid damaging the motor.
Dust Bin Cleaning: Avoid using soap or water on the cyclone section or the dust container, as moisture can lead to mold and soap can leave residues. Instead, use a dry microfiber cloth to wipe away dust and debris from these parts.
Brush Bar Cleaning: Remove hair and debris from the brush bar using a small brush, scissors, or a coin, depending on your model. Clean the brush bar with a damp cloth if necessary, and allow it to air dry completely before reattaching it to the vacuum.
Hose and Attachment Cleaning: Detach the hose and check for blockages. You can use a long brush or a straightened coat hanger to gently remove any clogs. Run water through the hose to clean it, ensuring it dries completely before reattaching to prevent mold growth. Clean the attachments with a damp microfiber cloth, avoiding detergents or soaps.
Exterior Cleaning: Wipe down the vacuum’s body with a damp microfiber cloth. For stubborn stains, a diluted vinegar solution can be used. Be sure not to get moisture in any of the electrical components.
Reassembly: Once all parts are clean and completely dry, reassemble your vacuum. Double-check that all components are correctly in place and secured before use.
Remember to consult your specific Dyson model’s manual for detailed instructions, as there may be model-specific guidelines for cleaning. Your vacuum will last longer and have more suction power if you do the routine cleaning and maintenance that Dyson advises. Depending on usage, Dyson recommends cleaning the filter every one to three months.