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Changing the filter on my dyson dc08

I have taken the sponge bit out to wash and dont know how to put it back together it's the filter that goes underneath the collection part (the bit that collects all thed rubbish you hoover up)

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SOURCE: dc11 dyson

I dont think its a problem with the filters if you have normal suction.
If the DC11 cylinder/ canister vac has an air turbine brush / turbo brush check that the drive belt inside it isn't clogged with dirt. If its a toothed belt ensure that it is properly snapped on as well as the other parts in that floor head tool. There may also be dirt clogged in the turbine wheel which is stopping the brush from moving quickly.

Posted on Mar 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Dyson collecting debris/hair, ect on top of hepa filter?

Called Dyson today about the cyclone canister clogging in my DC17 Animal. Turns out it's a problem with the black rubber gasket in the bottom of the canister. This also causes the HEPA filter to get lots of dirt and debris on top of it. They are sending me a new Cyclone canister with the corrected gasket. This will prevent anything but small particles of dust from entering the top of the cyclone and the HEPA filter should no longer collect all that stuff. Hope so!

Posted on Oct 29, 2009

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SOURCE: My dyson dc08 has a loss of suction. A flap valve ...

You have used your Dyson too long without thorough cleaning - Here's how.

Obtain a torx screwdriver, or a set of torx bits, you will need to select the correct size when you come to remove the screws. They are all the same, so you will need only one.

Take the radix catridge off the machine as if to empty the clear plastic sucking container. (From here on your hands get dirty).

Firmly pull out the inner conical funnel. Here it is removed. (Note I am showing photos of the cleaned device).
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Next remove the three torx screws. You can see the recesses these are hiding in in the above picture they are the holes without nozzles. The screws are self tappers screwed into plastic, and are easy to undo.

Remove the lower part of the housing and its rubber sealing ring.
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Note the orientation for when you put it back together. The above photo shows the lower bell housing opened away from the top part as if opening a door. It's pretty hard to put them together incorrectly so don't worry too much.

You now need to remove two further screws which are recessed into the sides of the inside of the housing. Their positions are easy to find as they are the only recesses large enough, and match up with two curves on the outside of the housing. They are at the left and right in this picture.

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Next you need to remove the handle at the top of the radix housing that you normally use to pick up the device.

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Remove the two screws deep in the tubular holes you can see at the right of this picture.

Then slightly lift the end of the handle at the end where you removed the screws.

Next use a screw driver to push the other end of the handle off the housing away from the end where you just removed the screws.

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This picture shows the handle pushed out (or ready to be re-attached)

Finally remove the screw revealed by removal of the handle.

You can now lift off the top housing revealing the wormy looking cyclone device This is where most of the **** builds up.. Lift this off and clean everything out thoroughly with water.

Make sure everything is clean and dry!!!!

Re-assemble in reverse order.

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Now your Dysin is restored to original sucking power.

Posted on Nov 26, 2010

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Change a fuse on a dyson dc08


Hi Tylla, it's Jack at Dyson.

DC08 includes a standard 13 amp fuse in it's plug, and this can be easily changed. With the vacuum turned off and unplugged, a small flat-bladed screwdriver can be used to remove the fuse cover and fuse.

There are no other fuses within the machine, so if your vacuum shut off while you were using it, it may have overheated. Most Dyson vacuums include a thermostat which will shut the vacuum off for protection if it begins to overheat. This can often be due to a blockage, or because the filter is overdue for a wash. The machine will reset automatically after it's cooled down for 1-2 hours, but washing the filter and checking for blockages will help prevent this from reoccurring.

If your machine has shut off and replacing the fuse in the plug doesn't help, I would encourage you to give our freephone UK Helpline a call on 0800 298 0298 for some advice from our experts.

We're available from 8am-8pm from Monday to Friday, and 8am-6pm on weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

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Dyson DC08/08T/19/19T2/20/21/29 - Washing the filter


To wash the pre-motor filter in your Dyson DC08/08T/19/19T2/20/21/29, please follow the simple steps shown in the video below. This procedure applies to the following Dyson variants:<br /><br />DC08 - Origin, Animal, Allergy, Carpetpro, HEPA, Base, Toolkit, DC08i, Standard.<br />DC08T - Origin, Allergy, Carpetpro, Complete, Animal. <br />DC19 - Toolkit, Allergy, Comet Exclusive, Plus Tools, Precision. <br />DC19T2 - Multi Floor, DC19T2i, Animal. <br />DC20 - Origin, Allergy, Animal, Stowaway Blitz It. <br />DC21 - Stowaway Motorhead.<br />DC29 - Exclusive, Allergy Parquet, Allergy Parquet Plus, Origin, All Floors, Allergy, Allergy Complete, Animalpro, Origin Plus.<br /><br />The filter should be washed every 3-6 months using cold water. Always ensure the filter is totally dry before refitting it - this may take up to 24 hours.<br /><br />For further help and advice please visit <a href="http://www.dyson.com/">www.dyson.com</a> and click on Support. <br /><br />Dyson Customer Service<br /><br /><utube src="TIsdhNkiIQs&feature=relmfu"><br />

on Jun 22, 2011 | Vacuums

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Dyson DC08/08T/19/19T/20/21/29 - Washing the filter


To wash the pre-motor filter in your Dyson DC08/08T/19/19T2/20/21/29, please follow the simple steps shown in the video below. This procedure applies to the following Dyson variants:

DC08 - Origin, Animal, Allergy, Carpetpro, HEPA, Base, Toolkit, DC08i, Standard.
DC08T - Origin, Allergy, Carpetpro, Complete, Animal.
DC19 - Toolkit, Allergy, Comet Exclusive, Plus Tools, Precision.
DC19T2 - Multi Floor, DC19T2i, Animal.
DC20 - Origin, Allergy, Animal, Stowaway Blitz It.
DC21 - Motorhead.
DC29 - Exclusive, Allergy Parquet, Allergy Parquet Plus, Origin, All Floors, Allergy, Allergy Complete, Animalpro, Origin Plus.

The filter should be washed every 3-6 months using cold water. Always ensure the filter is totally dry before refitting it - this may take up to 24 hours.

For further help and advice please visit www.dyson.com and click on Support.

Dyson Customer Service


on Jun 22, 2011 | Vacuums

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When you turn the power off on dc08,as the motor slows down you get a pop sound


Hi there, it's Jack at Dyson.

If your DC08 is making an unusual noise when you turn it off, this could be the suction relief valve changing position. If the relief valve is activating during use there may be a blockage somewhere in your machine, and the filter may also need a wash.

To check for blockages, please follow the steps shown in our online Support guide: http://www.dyson.co.uk/support/dc08/dc08-standard/my-machine-is-not-working/machine-not-sucking-picking-up-as-well-as-usual/check-the-floor-tool

In normal use we recommend washing both parts of the pre-filter at least once every 3-6 months, using cold water without detergent. Allow at least 24 hours for both parts of the filter to dry completely before replacing them in the machine.


This should help, but if you continue to have difficulty after giving these steps a try, please contact our experts directly on 0800 298 0298.

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you can go to: http://www.dyson.com/support/help.asp?article=51&product=DC22-MOTORHEAD-US, this a section for troubleshooting for dyson.
You must clena any clogged from hose, bag.or blockage, Clean the filter. In most time, the machine has a thermic switch or thermal fuse, Inspect or test and replace or reset.
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Loss of suction in dyson dc08


Hi there,

If your DC08 doesn't seem to be picking up as well as usual, there may be a blockage in the machine. The filter may also need a wash.

The easiest way to locate and remove any blockages is to follow the steps shown in our online support guide:

http://support.dyson.co.uk/support/dc08/dc08-standard/my-machine-is-not-working/machine-not-sucking-picking-up-as-well-as-usual/check-the-floor-tool

In normal use, the filter needs to be washed at least once every 3-6 months, as shown in the video below. Use cold water without detergent, and allow at least 12 hours for the filter to dry completely before replacing it.

This should resolve the issue, but if you'd like any further assistance or advice, please call us on 0800 298 0298. Our Helpline is available from 7am until 10pm, 7 days a week.

Best wishes,

Jack
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The suction on my DC08 feels like it is down to 10% to what it was when I had it new. I had a similar problem about 2 yrs back and even changed the head unit. It worked fine for a few months but has...


Some of the dyson units strip down further using torx bits, sometimes the internal holes of the plastic components get clogged with fine dust that hardens, causing loss of suction. Although the filters are cleaned regularly the airflow is reducedthus giving poor cleaning power.

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How many filters does a dc08 have?


2 the motor filter which is washable and the lifetime hepa filter that you bnever have to change.
Here are a few links to Dyson for you. if you remove the bin and cyclone top assembly (as if you were going to empty it) you should see on the body of the machine a small tab on the top of the body in between the 2 wheels. Simply lift this tab and you should find the filter. It will be a two part filter with a blue sponge and yellow casing.

For full details visit www.dyson.co.uk/support. Select Using your Dyson, or How to wash my filter from the home page, pick your Dyson vacuum cleaner and you will be able to view a step by step guide on how to find the filter and how to wash it.

There is also a post filter which is locate underneath a disc which is under the clear bin, however this filter should never need to be replaced as it should last the lifetime of the machine and it does not need to be cleaned.

I hope that this information is useful to you. If it is a vote with the thumbs up is greatly appreciated.

www.dyson.com/store/spares.asp dysonmedic.co.uk/dyson-dc08-changing-cleaning-washable-filter

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How do i wash my filter on my dc08?


There are 2 filters on your dc08 the one that is under the bin is sold as being lifetime which I strongly disagree with. I work as a vacuum Technician and I would strongly encourage you to buy a new exhaust filter every 2 years. The filter at the top of the machine can be washed in normal tap water. The filter is in two pieces, the blue sponge part can just be squeezed like a kitchen sponge the other part with the colored plastic casing can be gently scrubbed with a toothbrush or similar. It is important to remember that the more often you wash the sponge part the less often you will need to was the cage. If you need to buy a new Dyson washable filter because yours won't come clean they are only $20 so just visit NelsonVacuums or VacuumSpot and have one delivered.

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I found out that it was the sponge filter bit which needs washing every 6 months in cold water, this sorted it out as I had never cleaned it before

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