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How to Clean a Dyson Vacuum Cleaner Steps Explained

Published by: Katherine Frame

How to Clean a Dyson Vacuum Cleaner

Dyson vacuum cleaners have taken a massive burden off our shoulders. We are talking about the burden of cleaning. You see, cleaning floors, walls, upholstery, furniture, carpets, and windowsills become simpler with this cleaning device’s help.

However, its performance level also depends on its cleanliness. If you don’t clean it regularly, it will lose its dependable suction system. Cleaning your Dyson vacuum cleaner must also be done properly. Don’t sweat it because this article gives you some useful tips to use.

How to Clean a Dyson Vacuum Cleaner

Follow the steps below so you can clean your Dyson vacuum cleaner:

  1. Remove the vacuum bin from the machine after it’s turned off and unplugged. Many Dyson models have a red “bin release” button to make that job simpler. Bring it over to your compost bin and press the button on your canister to release all the contents. 
  2. Separate the canister from the cyclone. Do you see that the debris and dirt are stuck in the holes of the cyclone? Get an air compressor and take the cyclone outside if possible. Utilize the air compressor to loosen and release all the debris.
  3. Get a damp microfiber and use it to wipe any remaining debris or dust from the inside of the canister. You can wash the canister under cold water and utilize a sponge or brush to clean. Make sure you check the instruction manual before washing the cyclone with water. 
  4. Clean the filter by washing it underwater. Make sure you prevent any type of cleaning detergent when cleaning it. Just wash it underwater until the water runs clear. Allow your vacuum to dry for twenty-four hours in a warm place before reinserting it back into the vacuum. 
  5. Untangle string, hair, or other substances that have wrapped around the bar. Your brush does a crucial job of getting all the debris and dirt from your hard floors and carpet. It will help if you remove anything that could get in the way to do the best job possible. 
  6. Check the hose. Try pushing the debris inside the vacuum hose using a broomstick or similar device. You can follow up by pushing a small, damp cleaning cloth with the hose with the same broomstick. 
  7. Clean the exterior. For this step, use a magic eraser or a damp microfiber cloth to get the task done. 

You can also watch this video to see how to clean a Dyson vacuum cleaner…

How to Replace Filter on Your Dyson Vacuum Cleaner

The filters of your Dyson vacuum cleaner are often positioned close to the cyclone. They are typically purple. Other Dyson vacuum cleaners have two filters, one located near the cyclone and the second located within the side housing or ball of the vacuum. 

To replace your Dyson vacuum cleaner filters, follow these steps:

  • Turn off and disconnect the vacuum cleaner at the socket
  • Remove the filters
  • Wash the filters in cold water, but don’t use any detergent products or wash them in a washing machine or cold water. We recommend washing it under the water supply and slowly squeeze the water out of the filter. Do that process until the water runs clear.
  • Dry the filters by leaving them in a warm area for a day until it completely dries.
  • Change your filters, and you’re done. 

How Often Should You Clean Your Dyson Vacuum

As a rule, your Dyson motor filter must be cleaned and washed every three (3) months. To do that, make sure you saturate it under cold water and leave it to dry overnight before reinsertion. The same steps must be performed for the Dyson exhaust filter. 

You don’t need to feel frightened being a bit “hands-on” with this process. You are free to wring out the filter like a saturated washcloth or wet rag. You can tap the exhaust filter several times over your kitchen sink to remove any troublesome water droplets. 

A few minutes of your time can save you a tremendous amount of money in the end. Hence, make it a habit to wash your filters. 

How to Clean Dyson Vacuum V7

Dyson V7 features suction levels, a dirt ejection system, and much of the same shape as other Dyson vac cleaners. However, it doesn’t come with a washable HEPA filter. 

Make sure you always switch off and unplug the vacuum before doing any maintenance. Lift the pre-filter out of the cyclone assembly. Get rid of any debris from the filter before you start washing. 

Wash the filter of your Dyson V7 vacuum with cold water. Run water over the outside and inside of the filter. Squeeze and twist with both hands to ensure all excess water is removed. Let it dry for 24 hours. 

Refit the filter into the assembly, and you’re done. 

How to Clean Dyson Vacuum V8

The V8 Dyson Vacuum cleaner symbolizes the perfect balance of performance and price you will find in the catalog. It features enough suction and a full-machine, washable HEPA filter. That only means you don’t need to change the filter every several months. 

Would you like to know how you can clean Dyson vacuum V8?

Detach the clear bin by holding the machine and pulling the red lever back. Lift it upwards to release the cyclone. Push the red bin release catch situated close to the clear bin and remove it. 

Clean the cyclone shroud using a brush to remove dust and lint. We don’t suggest immersing the entire cyclone unit in water and discharge water into the cyclones. Make sure the bin is dry before changing it. 

To change the bin, press it up and into the main body until it clicks into place. Close the bin base, so it clicks into place and is secure.  

You can also watch this video to see how yo clean the Dyson V8 vacuum cleaner…

How to Clean Dyson Canister Filter

Make sure you detach all the filters on the vacuum. If you have two filters, the first one is in the side housing. Remove the housing and pop out the filter.

The second filter is located under where the canister sites. You can open the lid and take out the filter. 

For the canister filter, you need to run it under cold water, turn that over and tap out the water. Do that step at least ten times. Let everything dry for at least twenty-four hours. Wipe down your vacuum outside with a damp microfiber cloth. 

After everything is dry, change the filters and canister to their original positions. 

How to Clean Dyson Cordless Vacuum

Are you wondering how you can properly clean your Dyson cordless vacuum? Here are simple steps you can take. 

  1. First, gently remove the filters from your Dyson cordless vacuum.
  2. Tap the filter gently on the side of your skin or the bin to get rid of any loose debris or fust.
  3. Wash the filter using warm tap water, slowly rubbing it with your hands. Make sure you avoid using detergent products.
  4. Fill the filter with warm water and cover the open ends with your hands. Shake to remove the dirt. Do the same steps until the water runs clear, and shake the filter to remove excess water.
  5. Leave it to dry for 24 hours where there’s enough airflow. Make sure it’s 100% dry before putting it back into the machine. Do not microwave, dry in a tumble dryer, or put it close to a naked flame. 

Can you Wash the Cyclone Part of a Dyson?

No, it’s not recommended to wash the cyclone part of your Dyson vacuum cleaner. To wash it, you can saturate it under cold water and leave it to dry overnight before reinsertion. The exact process must be performed for the Dyson exhaust filter. 

The best method to clean the cyclone part is by using an air compressor. If you don’t have an air compressor, you can utilise a hairdryer or a can of compressed air. Thoroughly blow out all the dirt and dust. 

Wipe off the outside of the cyclone along with a damp microfiber cloth. Get rid of any scuff marks on the vacuum’s outside. A magic eraser is an ideal tool for this task. It’s purely cosmetic so feel free to skip this stage. However, remember that it keeps your Dyson vacuum looking like new again. 

After everything is totally dry, wait about 24 to 48 hours, then reassemble the vacuum. Make sure everything is seated correctly. 


Your Dyson vacuum cleaner should look and smell lovely after using these cleaning tips. Keep in mind these tips the next time you are tasked to clean your reliable vacuum machine. Also, do not forget to keep this machine if you like to lessen your vacuum issues. 

Are you ready to clean your vacuum cleaner? We hope this post offered you an excellent foundation for preventative maintenance for your Dyson vacuum cleaner. Just follow all the tips mentioned above, and you’re good to go. 


How do I deep clean my Dyson vacuum?

Begin by taking apart all the parts and soak the canister or any other washable components. Give them a good scrub and let them dry before you put them back together. Use the can of compressed air to remove any debris or dust hidden in the nooks and crannies of your vacuum.

How do you take apart a Dyson vacuum?

Here are the steps you need to do to disassemble a Dyson vacuum: Open the lid on the storage compartment for all the attachments and tools, Remove the dirt cup, Open the filter door on the vacuum’s side, Remove the screws securing the lens to the vacuum, and Lay the vac cleaner on its back.

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Katherine Frame

Katherine Frame is a professional writer and reviewer who worked in higher education for eight years before working on The Hardware Hub. She has written for multiple home magazines and blogs.

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