How to Repair a Dyson DC05

Written by kaye wagner
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The Dyson DC05 was the second canister vacuum that the Dyson company created and manufactured; it no longer is in production. If your Dyson DC05's warranty is still in effect, send the canister vacuum to the company and it may cover some of cost of repairs. If not, you may be able to troubleshoot the problem and fix the vacuum yourself.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Cloth
  • Long-handled brush

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  1. 1

    Turn off the machine and unplug it.

  2. 2

    Remove the clear dirt bin by grasping the handle, pressing on the release button and pulling it out of the machine.

  3. 3

    Empty the clear dirt bin and wipe off the yellow cone on the lid that protrudes into the bin.

  4. 4

    Rinse the bin with cold water and dry it completely. Let it sit for one hour to air dry thoroughly.

  5. 5

    Remove the machine's filter by pulling it out from the bottom of the bin compartment.

  6. 6

    Immerse the filter in cold water and peel the blue filter off the filter frame.

  7. 7

    Hold the filter under clear water and wring it until the water runs clear.

  8. 8

    Rinse the filter frame.

  9. 9

    Dry both completely before putting the filter back into the frame and pressing it in the dirt bin compartment.

  10. 10

    Press the lid on the bin until you hear it snap into place. Press the bin into the vacuum until you hear it lock into place.

  11. 11

    Check the hose for blockages. Do this by pressing the yellow release buttons along the hose and pulling the hose components and attachments apart.

  12. 12

    Look inside the hose and remove any blockages with a long-handled brush.

  13. 13

    Replace the hose by pressing the pieces together until you hear them snap into place.

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