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Dyson v6 motor probably got damp when damp item were vacuumed - is there any way to dry out motor

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There might be a way to open the vac but chances could be the digital pulse type motor maybe ruined dyson may or may not repair the vac but you can try calling them

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Otherwise, have you ever cleaned the cyclone head? Dyson's (and all centrifugal vacuums) are susceptible to dust clogs because of damp dirt or high humidity. This often build up in the head, unseen, to the point where there isn't enough air flow to maintain suction, regardless of any advertising campaign. Check youtube for videos on "cleaning Dyson vacuums". Some of them are pretty funny.

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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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Hi there,

You may find it helps to wash the clear bin, after separating it from the cyclone pack - make sure it's completely dry before reassembling it. However, the cyclone pack must never be washed or submerged. The outer casing can be wiped clean with a damp cloth.

You should also wash the filter at least once every 3-6 months. Use cold water without detergent. Leave to dry in a warm place for 24 hours - do not dry the filter in a tumble dryer, microwave, oven or near a ***** flame. Ensure the filter is completely dry before replacing it in the machine. For guidance on doing this, please see our online support guide:

http://www.dyson.com/support/help.asp?article=622&product=DC14-ANIMAL_US


If you have any further questions about using or maintaining your Dyson, please get in touch with us directly - you can call us free on 08002980298 (UK), or 1866MYDYSON (US).

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I am having the same problem! It's been 3 days and it's still too wet to use. I, too, squeezed the excess water out, and I don't want to have to buy another filter just to use when I'm drying the other one. That is ridiculous.

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One reason why it may not move is that you may have hovered some thing wet up what you need to do us clean out the whole of the cyclinder with a damp cloth then dry out completly

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Immediately above the right wheel (looking at the machine from the front) there is a short length of curved pipe. Lift this pipe upwards, with a slight forward rotation, and the filter housing will come out with it.  Be sure to follow instructions for washing the filter, and especially for drying it before putting it back.  If you put it back when even slightly damp you risk turning it into a solid lump and you'll have to buy a new one - you'll also get the motor damp, which is a generally bad idea!
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The post motor filter can not be washed it must be replaced with new at least every 12 months.

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