Has your Dyson really started sucking? 😉 Maybe your vacuum is so dirty you don’t feel like it has the same sucking power it had when you first bought it. Giving your vacuum a good cleaning will help make a major difference in how well it cleans.
I started to notice my Dyson wasn’t working as well about two years after I bought it. I had washed the filters plenty of times, but still didn’t feel like that made a difference. Finally, I got brave and took that puppy apart to clean it. I got tired of my Dyson not sucking and gave it a deep clean. See how to clean a Dyson so it really sucks below.
Start by removing the bin from the vacuum. You will want to empty the bin in a trash can before you start to clean it.
Then take the bin to a sink. I recommend using a laundry sink if you have it. It can be a very dirty job, so I like to contain the mess to my already dirty laundry room. On the back part of the bin will be a small button that you can use to remove the clear part of the bin.
Run water into the clear part to remove any dirt or grime. You can scrub with a mircofiber cloth if you need to. Once clean, set it to the side.
Next, you will want to remove the filter from the vacuum. Just pull up on the section labeled filter.
Remove the filter from the unit. The filter will have two sections. There is the yellow and white section and a blue foamy section.
Wash both of them out well. You can squeeze the water out of the blue foam and set both to the side. If the blue foam section is looking very worn, you can purchase more here. I usually replace mine about every 6 months.
Now on to the dirtiest part of the Dyson. This one is caked with dirt and grime. It’s no wonder that it isn’t sucking well. I use the spray hose from my sink and just blast it with water. Spray from all sides until the water is running clear.
Once the water is running clear you can move on to the inside of the bin. Mine is always caked with tons of dirt and dust.
Again, I just use the sprayer until the water is running clear.
Once you are done cleaning the dyson vacuum set out a large towel or blanket in a sunny area and allow the parts to completely dry. This usually takes most of a day.
When the parts are all dry you can reassemble them and get back to vacuuming.
It doesn’t take much time to really clean your vacuum. Now that you know how to clean a Dyson you can clean it every 6 months or so. With just a small amount of work, you can notice a huge difference in the cleaning power of your Dyson. Your vacuum can stop sucking and really start sucking up dirt.
- New Filter (depending on the condition, you can purchase more here)
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