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Dyson is a familiar name in households. It cleans about absolutely anything! From the floor to the ceiling, car seats to bed sheets or even pet hair.
However many people struggle with cleaning the Dyson as it really is sort of complicated. You should detach and separate all of Dyson’s individual parts and wash them separately at least once a month.
This cordless vacuum system comes with a range of models each with its own unique capacities. You must consider this fact before preparing to clean your very own Dyson.
How to Clean the Clear Bin
First of all, unplug the vacuum and switch it off. Please do not try to clean any parts while the machine is plugged in. Cleaning the bin is the easiest. You should do so every week depending on the amount of dirt it has accumulated.
There is a red button by the bin. Upon pushing it, the bin base will open up. Just another push and you can separate it from the main body completely. Be gentle while handling it since you don’t want to damage anything.
It is not recommended to use soap, washing powder or any other cleaning materials during this process. Just gently wipe the bin inside and outside with a damp cloth. That will do. Please do not put it inside the dishwasher, no matter how time- saving that is.
If your Dyson comes with a toolkit, you might find a brush there, which you can use to carefully clean the cyclone shroud. Please refer to the manual to get an idea about the names of the different parts.
Don’t get hasty and start washing the shroud with pouring water. It may damage the content inside.
Once the clear bin is completely dry, refit it back to the main body. All you have to do is push it up the machine and it will fit in easily.
How to Clean the Clear Bin
Please unplug and switch off the machine before cleaning. The filter can be removed from the top of the Dyson.
The filter can be washed with water. If you use the ‘Power Suction’ mode often, you need to wash your filter more often than usual. Squeeze it dry afterward.
It needs to dry naturally for at least 24 hours before usage. Please do not use any other machines such as the oven, dry cleaner or hair dryer to dry the filter.
Finally pop the filter inside the Dyson gently and it is good to go!
How to Clean the Mini Motorized Head
This is a little more complicated than cleaning the filter or the bin. To open the padlock, you must use a coin to twist it. Then carefully take off the brush bar.
Refer to the Dyson model manual to get familiar with the parts. Clean any rubble with a brush or a towel.
Once it has been cleaned, insert the brush bar back. Place the mini motorized head properly and check if it is properly placed.
How to Clean the Motorized Floor Tool
Push the release button to remove the floor tool from the wand. The floor tool needs to be turned upside down. Face the bottom of the floor tool and twist the padlock open with a coin.
It is recommended to wear protective gloves before touching the brush bars as they are made of carbon fiber. It may irritate the skin.
Twist the end cap to open. Remove the large brush bar from the floor tool. Now you can take out the end cap from the brush bar.
Clean unwanted materials that may be sticking to the brush bar. Once that is done, you can put back the brush bar into the floor tool. Make sure the end cap is in the open position when doing so. In the end, you just have to twist the end cap to the closed position. Wait for it. We are not done yet.
At last, shut the fastener by turning it in a clockwise direction. Make sure that the base plate and the brush bar is in place before finishing off. Attach the cleaner head and test the Dyson to see if everything is working.
How to Clean the Inlet Pipe and Cone Shroud
Remove the clear bin as illustrated before. Make sure you are not pulling the ON trigger. After that, you can check the inlet pipe and cone shroud. To clean them, use a wet cloth.
Now you can clean the cone shroud with a dry brush, not water. Once the parts are squeaky clean, follow Step 4 of How to Clean the Clear Bin to complete the process.
To Sum Up
The different parts of the Dyson Cordless vacuum must be handled with utmost care. As useful as it is, Dyson can be a challenge to clean though. But if you love something, you will do anything to make sure it lasts for a very long time.
Dyson vacuums are not cheap. They are sophisticated and handy. When you consider all the benefits it provides you, routine maintenance will feel like laundry.
I hope this easy step-by-step guide saves a lot of your time to maintain your favorite cleaning tool. Good luck.
Shawn is a content writer at Feedfond. He suffers from the “Monica Gellar syndrome and thus is an OCD patient. Read more of his articles, whether you’re into cleanliness or not at Feedfond.com.
Gemma Tyler is a freelance journalist with 15 years of experience writing for consumer publications. She has tested and reviewed a wide range of household items from vacuum cleaners to washing machines and dehumidifiers to steam irons. Her attention to detail and exhaustive testing certainly makes her an expert in her field.