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Depends on what model you have

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There are possible reasons why your Dyson unit flashes a red light. If the red light flashes with the machine in the charger, the battery may be outside of its temperature range. Remove the battery from the charger and leave at room temperature until the red light no longer flashes when placed in the charger. Also, ensure that the filter is correctly positioned within the main body, with the metal sensor in the bottom left-hand corner facing the main body. If the problem still doesn't fix, I would suggest to get in touch with Dyson for more troubleshooting guide. Dyson number is 1-844-679-1647.

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Hi there, it's Jack at Dyson.

A flashing red light from a Dyson cordless vacuum signals a fault with the machine. We're happy to take you through some simple diagnostic checks over the phone when you have your machine easily to hand - just give us 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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If the on/off switch is flashing with a red light, this could mean something is jamming the brush bar of your machine. Please follow the steps shown in the video below to check the cleaner head for any obstructions, and to remove any threads or hair from the brush bar.

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The Flashing lights indicate several different things. 1 flashing red light means its time to charge your unit. if it is still flashing after charging then you will more than likely need to change the battery. A flashing red and green light means that the unit is overheating which could happen if the filters need to be washed, or that there is a blockage or if your machine has been left in direct sunlight. Allow 1 hour for machine to cool down. 3 flashing lights indicated that the pre-filter has been put on incorrectly. I hope this helps. If you do decide to wash your filter dont use any type of soap it is not needed and allow fiter to dry for atleast 24 hours. putting a wet or damp filter in will damage your machine.

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Red light flashing constantly on dc16 when on charge, used to just stay permantly red without flashing until it went green when charged up.

I had a similar problem when I bought an after market 2Ah battery. Would stay solid red for a few seconds then flash red. I believe my problem was that the battery had gone into "sleep mode" I.e. it was discharged to the point that it "sleeps" in order to protect itself. So......I simply attached a domestic DC multi adapter to the terminals on the battery that are marked + and - (the 2 outside terminals on a DC16 Dyson battery). Switched on the DC adapter for around 10mins and this was enough to "wake" the battery. It now charges as normal attached to the DC16 in the Dyson charge mount.

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