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In the inlet pipe, there is a small valve that can get jammed shut with debris this causes them to pulse start, stop, start, stop, and so on. Ensure this is floating free, not jammed shut, it works purely on gravity... The other possibility is the cyclone needs cleaning. Remove the filter and check no dirt is lodged there. Remove the top torx screws and keep them safe. Carefully remove the top check for damaged seals gaskets etc (this can cause a malfunction). Again keep safe. The cyclone can then be inspected for dirt and dust clogging holes and airways. Clean thoroughly and reassemble, make sure all components are dry if they have been washed to clean them. Hopefully, this will restore the machine to working order
I had a similar problem with a smelly filter, even after multiple washings and finally discovered an actual solution, which I can’t believe Dyson won’t tell you. Those filters that slide out of the top can be disassembled by removing the outer fabric from the plastic frame. When I did that, I found a massive clump of debris inside that would never have come out just by rinsing it under a faucet. Perhaps they don’t want you to know this, but it’s a two minute fix and actually addresses the source of the odor, rather than just covering it up.
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.
your animals are shedding.if you have pets then you will have to clean the filters more often depending on how much their shedding.its probably a good idea to clean the filters after each use if your getting that much hair.you might want to turn the vacuum over and clean the brush roller and the underside because the static electricity from the hair will cause it to cling to the under carriage
you can wash that sponge filter by hand but you must let it dry compleatly before putting it back in the machine, I found a filter pack for the lift off vacume at walmart, make sure teh bottom filter is clean as well. the lift off vacume has 3 filters there is one filter in the tray under the dirt cup, one in the top cup, and the hepa filter in the back the 2 foam filters must be clean or you can have reduced suction, the lift off vacume I have I found thrown away because they never cleaned it outthe brush was dirty and full of strings the belt was worn, the hose under the vacume was full and stopped up the hose in the back was compleatly stopped up all filters were compleatly clogged, and the hepa filter was missing entirely. Not to insult you or anyone but i've found that a lot of people are jsut to lazy to clean their vacume out it fills up with dirt they throw it away and get a new one, i've gottten many like new vacumes for this reason, this bissell is working like brand new now. and I just replaced the belt and all filters in it saving me approx. 150.00 for a new one
The hepta filter has a place on each side to push in.The top
comes off and the filter is inside.The new one is about 24.00.
Remember to clean the dust filter .This is located in a chamber
below the cannister . Remove the cannister and there is a grey plastic tab,it will comes up and dust filter is right there-pinch
it and it will peal out.It can be hand washed and air dried.
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