Dyson Vacuum Cleaning and Maintenance Instructions

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Dyson Vacuum Cleaning and Maintenance Instructions
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Dyson upright vacuums are available in a few different models. While each model varies in its features and attachments, even the basic models contain a wand with stair, brush, and crevice tools, with the option to purchase a turbo tool. Maintenance is minimal with the Dyson line of vacuums and mainly involves cleaning as deemed necessary.

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Things you need

  • Cleaning cloths
  • Water
  • Mild detergent

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  1. 1

    Wash the brush tool, crevice tool, and stair tool in warm water with a gentle detergent. Rinse the tools and wipe dry with a clean cloth.

  2. 2

    Wipe the outside of your Dyson with a clean cloth dampened with warm water.

  3. 3

    Press the bin release catch button located on the front that connects the shroud, the coloured interior part within the clear bin, and the clear bin. Dust the shroud with a clean cloth to remove dirt and lint. Run water through the clear bin, without the shroud or any other part inside it. Dry the inside of the clear bin with a dry, clean cloth.

  4. 4

    Press the filter release catch to remove the filter from the cleaner head. Pull out the filter from its housing. Wash the filter and its yellow cage under running cold water. Squeeze water from the filter and continue to run under water and squeeze until the water runs clean. Wash the yellow cage until clean. Leave both parts in a warm area to dry for at least 12 hours. Dry completely before replacing in the vacuum.

  5. 5

    Remove tools such as the floor tool, mini turbo tool, and mini turbine head from your Dyson whenever suction seems compromised. Look inside the tool for blockages or hair build-up, and remove.

Tips and warnings

  • Wash the filter every six months. Wash other parts of the Dyson as you deem necessary.
  • Always unplug the vacuum before cleaning any part of it.

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