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Dyson filter smells like mold after washing

After washing the vacuum filter and letting it dry for a few days, a moldy smell comes out when the vacuum is turned back on.

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Patry816:

It might not be the filter! The hose, canister and suction vanes on the motor also can cause that smell!!

Posted on Jan 06, 2013

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    patry816 Jan 08, 2013

    Thanks Randy, I didn't realise that there were so many "nooks and crannys" where the dust collects. Worked great!

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SOURCE: my dyson smells bad

Hi.

Yes you can use lots of soapy water & pressure washer or hose to clean the vortex unit but remember it will take at least 36 hrs to dry out internally.

Posted on May 21, 2008

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SOURCE: Dyson Vacuum Smells like dog

Hi. Wash out the waste bin with hot soapy water strip down & thoroughly clean the vortex unit. Clean all hair etc from beater bar brush. Wash sole plate this is the part that you remove to get at brush roller. Remove long hose from rear of machine run hot water through it & leave to dry. Replace all filters with new ones. http://dysonmanuals.inc.io

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SOURCE: Vacuum making high pitched noise and smells like motor is burning

try repair first for quote and if too expensive then replace. 5 years is about the average life span.

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SOURCE: Dyson DC07 Vaccum - brush will not turn

Hi.

Your Dyson has A clutch unit this engages the brush roller when you pull the handle back to vacuum.

Check the clutch control knob which is at the bottom left side of machine looking from the front.
It should rotate to drive position when handle is pulled back.

If it doesnt turn the knob by hand to drive & try the machine.

If you still have no brush rotation after doing all this then UNPLUG machine from mains supply.
Now lay machine on its side & remove the sole plate, This is the cover over the brush roller.
Turn the 3 plastic screws to unlock postition & lift sole plate off.

Now try to yurn brush roller using your hand. It should turn freely if it is difficult to turn look for any foriegn object obstructing the roller.

If no obstruction found then remove the brush roller from the machine & check the bearings in the ends of the brush roller one or both may be siezed up if they are then new brush roller will solve the problem.

If bearings are good then either the clutch is faulty or the second belt which goes clutch to motor has snapped & will need replacing.

It is difficult to fully explain the clutch removing procedure,
But there are service manuals available for these repairs at this site
http://dysonmanuals.llc.nu/

Posted on Jul 05, 2008

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SOURCE: Dyson DC 17

yes clean with a jet wash

Posted on Sep 05, 2008

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Why does my dyson filter smell of dog *** when i let it dry before replacing it after washing


Hi there, it's Jack at Dyson.

As you'll probably be aware, DC59 has one washable filter, engineered to last the lifetime of the vacuum. We recommend washing this at least once a month using cold water without detergent, as shown in the video below:

Always allow the filter to dry completely before replacing it - this may take at least 24 hours. Replacing the filter when damp could cause damage to the machine not covered under guarantee, and could also contribute to any odour coming from the vacuum. It may help to place the filter somewhere warm to dry, such as by a radiator, in an airing cupboard or on a sunny window sill.

Please note, the cyclone pack and clear bin should never be washed or submerged in water as this could cause permanent damage to the vacuum. However, it is possible to separate the clear bin from the cyclone pack as shown below. You can then use a soft brush to remove any fluff or debris from the mesh shroud, and you can wipe the inside of the clear bin with a damp cloth to remove any clinging dust particles. Make sure the bin is completely dry before reassembling.

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I hope this helps, but if you'd like any further advice on cleaning or maintaining your DC59, please give our experts a call on 0800 298 0298 (UK), 1-866-693-9766 (US), 1-877-397-6622 (CA) or 1800 239 766 (AU).

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I would clean the filter and let it dry completely for 24 hours. if you put the filter in wet and the run the vacuum the moisture well go in to the cyclone and the dirt would attach to it causing a snowball effect if you will, causing the vacuum to build up with debris and to smell. so clean out that filter really well and let it dry really well then try it out. if it still smells then i would replace the cyclone. they run anywhere around $80.

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My dyson smells bad


Hi.

Yes you can use lots of soapy water & pressure washer or hose to clean the vortex unit but remember it will take at least 36 hrs to dry out internally.

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