How to Repair a Dyson Vacuum DC19

Updated February 21, 2017

The Dyson DC19 is one of Dyson's canister vacuums. Unlike upright vacuums, canister vacuums have a small base and a long hose. They are smaller and take up less storage space. Their long hoses also make them useful for cleaning crawlspaces or car interiors. If your DC19 breaks, consult the company to determine of the repair will be covered by your warranty. If not, you can repair the canister vacuum at home.

Unplug the machine and remove the dirt canister by pressing the release button and pulling it from the machine.

Press the yellow release button on the turbine head neck and remove the turbine head. Check the hose and turbine head attachment for blockages.

Press the yellow release buttons on the rest of the components and pull the sections apart. Check these areas for blockages.

Look for blockages in all of the accessories.

Remove any blockages with a long-handled brush.

Press the pieces of the machine back together until you hear them snap into place.

Unplug the machine and remove the dirt canister by pressing down on the release button on the handle and pulling it away from the machine. Set the canister aside.

Pull down on the yellow tab that is located behind where the dirt canister was and pull up on the filter frame to remove the filter.

Peel the filter out of the filter frame.

Run the filter and frame under clear water until they are completely clean. Wring the filter dry and tap the filter frame on the counter several times to remove excess water.

Let both parts dry completely before putting the filter back into the frame and pressing it back into the machine until you hear it clock into place. Replace the dirt canister in the same way.

Unplug the machine and turn the turbine head around so that you can see the sole plate and brush bars.

Unlock the two fasteners with a coin by rotating them in the unlocked position. Press the yellow tab up to unlock the sole plate. Remove the sole plate

Look for blockages and hair around the brush bar. Remove any with your fingers, tweezers, and a pair of scissors.

Replace the sole plate and lock it by lowering the yellow tab and locking the yellow fasteners.

Things You'll Need

  • Long-handled brush
  • Tweezers
  • Scissors
  • Coin
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