Dyson Repair Instructions

Updated February 21, 2017

A Dyson vacuum cleaner is similar to an investment. With a few simple home repairs, owners of this brand of vacuum cleaner can keep it working for many years, according to the manufacturer. To help protect the vacuum from excessive wear, a Dyson will shut off if any part of the vacuum becomes blocked. This keeps the machine from overheating. Once the blockage is removed, the vacuum will operate properly again.

Press the release button on the back of the canister body to release the canister that catches dirt. Empty contents from the clear canister.

Wipe off the canister body and canister with a clean cloth or paper towels. You should be able to pull any loose debris off the canister body but do not immerse it in water. The clear canister can be immersed and washed with clean water, but Dyson cautions against using detergents.

Pull any remaining debris from the pipe where the canister attaches to the left side of the vacuum. Wipe off this connection with a clean cloth.

Reconnect the canister and canister body after making sure all of the parts are dry.

Remove canister from vacuum so you can fully inspect the tools.

Release the wand from the vacuum by pressing the hose release button at the top of the vacuum and sliding the hose off. Look inside for blockages.

Tilt vacuum forward and slide out the U-bend part of the hose at the base of the back of the machine. Check for blockages.

Remove debris from hoses using a small rod or a wire coat hanger that has been extended. The hoses can be wiped clean with a cloth or paper towel before being reattached to the vacuum but should not be immersed in water.

Pick up vacuum and lay it on the floor with the bottom of the vacuum pointing up.

Remove fasteners around the brush bar on the bottom of the vacuum with a flathead screwdriver or coin.

Using scissors, remove debris from around the brushbar. The bar and casing can be wiped clean with a cloth.

Reattach the plate over the brushbar. Make sure the fasteners are secured tightly.


Before performing any repairs, make sure to unplug the vacuum.

Things You'll Need

  • Clean cloth or paper towels
  • Scissors
  • Small rod or wire coat hanger
  • Flathead screwdriver or coin
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