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Hi There,

Here's a step by step guide on how to clean the filter on your Dyson DC07.

Turn power off and unplug the machine.
How do I remove the filter to wash it? - unplug_us.gif Step 1

  • Press the release button and remove the filter housing from the machine.*
remove_filter_house.gif *The post-motor filter located under the clear bin should last the lifetime of the machine and does not need to be washed.


Step 2
  • Remove the filter from the housing. (Only the blue foam, yellow cage and white cloth should be washed.)How do I remove the filter to wash it? - dc07_std_125_ai.gifc="http://i.fixya.net/uploads/images/dc07_std_125_ai.gif" alt="dc07_std_125_ai.gif" class="h_mi" />
    Step 3
    • Wash in cold water only. Please do not use detergent on the filter, or wash the filter in a dishwasher or in a washing machine.
    • Repeat the steHow do I remove the filter to wash it? - wash_filter.gifuntil the water runs clear.
    wash_filter.gif The filter should be washed at least once every 6 months.


    • Leave to dry in a warm place for 12 hours. DO NOT dry the filter inside a clothing dryer, hair dryer, microwave the filter, place the filter in an oven, or near a naked flame .
    • How do I remove the filter to wash it? - wash_filter.gifi">Ensure the filter is completely dry before replacing in the machine.
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    It is VERY important to make sure your filter is 100% completely dry before reinstalling it into the vacuum cleaner. Running the machine with a damp filter can cause permanent damage to your motor, or cyclone assembly.

    What some people do is purchase an extra washable filter, this way they can easily swap filters when they need to be washed, preventing any wait time while the filter drys. Also after a few washing you'll notice the filter starting to deteriorate, sooner or later you'll want to replace the filter. Here's a link to the filter on our site if you'd like to get an extra one.

    Dyson DC07 Replacement Filter Part No. 904979

    I hope this helped you and answered your question. If this was able to answer you question, please be so kind and rate my repair helpful, or leave feedback for me. If you still have some questions, please feel free to use the comment field on the repair page, and I'll be more then happy to answer any follow up questions that you may have.

    Thanks very much,

    Chris Jones
    GoVacuum.com

Posted on May 07, 2010

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