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Dyson Animal .. how to get to Chyclone chambers for cleaning??

How do you get to the Cyclone chambers to clean them?
I can see that 4 of the chambers are full and cant get to them
to clean. My vacuum doesnt **** anything up now..


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The cyclone assembly is glued and cannot be taken apart. The best way of cleaning it , is to remove the top held on with three hex screws , the bottom collecting vessel and the perforated filter. Then blast the cyclones from above with either a pressure washer or hose with a high water pressure source. Leave to completely dry , then reassemble.

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