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My dc05 gathers dust and pet hair in the filter at the top of the cylinder and does not pass into the cylinder. I have replaced the filters and the sponge.

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You have lost the rubber insert at the bottom of the canister. The bottom of the center cone normally fits into this and blocks the bottom of the cone. It would have fallen out when you emptied it.

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Filter keeps clogging up ie what gets picked up goes into the filter not cylinder?


Hi there, it's Jack at Dyson.

I'm confident I know what the issue is here - it sounds like you may have accidentally discarded the bin inner when emptying your machine. Without this in place, dust and debris will pass through the system and onto the pre-filter, rather than being separated from the airflow and captured in the clear bin.

The bin inner is the coloured cylindrical plastic section with a black rubber seal, which usually sits inside the clear bin as shown here:

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If you've recently emptied your DC05 it's worth checking to make sure the bin inner hasn't fallen out. If you can retrieve it, it should simply push firmly back into place inside the clear bin.

It's also a good idea to wash both parts of your machine's washable pre-filter, as it may still contain dust even if it looks clean on the outside. Use cold water without detergent, and allow at least 12 hours for both parts of the filter to dry completely before replacing it in the machine:


I hope this helps. If you need any further guidance you're welcome to give the Dyson UK Helpline a call on 0800 298 0298. We're available from 8am-8pm from Monday to Friday, and 8am-6pm on weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Mar 06, 2015 | Dyson DC05 Cylinder Bagless Canister...

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Doesn't seem to be sucking up dirt well


Bagless vacuum cleaners leave the bulk dirt in a receiver, but they still rely on a paper air filter to trap fine particles of dust. All the air that the vacuum moves passes through that paper filter. When the filter plugs up, it has to be cleaned or replaced. The bagless "primary filters" are much more expensive than vacuum cleaner bags, but if you can afford to replace it whenever the machine's suction is impeded, its the tidyest solution. You can remove the filter and tap it inside a waste can to dislodge some of the dirt that's plugging it. You can use another vacuum cleaner to clean it somewhat better than just tapping it. (It doesn't have to be *your* other vacuum cleaner, it could be borrowed, at the car wash, etc.) You can use compressed air to almost all of of the dirt plugging it, but you'll want to do it outside somewhere that making a clod of dust is acceptable or at least unnoticed. After a dozen or more cleanings the pores of the paper filter will become too plugged to clean well even with compressed air and it will have to be replaced.

Pet hair, sand and large particulate are least likely to plug these filters. Kitty littler, which is pressed pellets of fine clay, clogs these filters very rapidly. The clay pellets break up into very fine dust as they pass through the vacuum and whirl in the dirt cannister. Avoid vacuuming kitty litter, or any other fine clay into a bagless machine as much as possible.

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Filters


Hi there,
Step by step filter washing instructions can be found in the support section of our website.
Please visit http://support.dyson.co.uk/support/dc05/dc05-standard/how-to-use-your-dyson-vacuum/wash-the-filter/filter-washing-video to learn how to wash your filter and for more information on maintaining your DC05.
If you need further assistance please call our Helpline free at 0800 298 0298.
Best wishes,
Jessica

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Why does my filter collect so much dog hair and decreases the suction of the machine. I clean and change (alternate) filters everytime I vacumn, that isn't normal, is it? It seems like I have a seal or...


You obviously have a pet and it's good to see your machine is doing it's job. The only reason you could lose suction while collecting pet hair is due to the pet hair being a solid mass and air not been able to flow through the filters.( must be a lot of hair). Suction loss is only when the particles passing through your machine are dense therefore it will reduce suction and airflow . Very common on vacuum cleaners. Do not worry too much . Also check to see if you have Amy cracks in the seal between the drum and the vacuum cleaner itself

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I purchased a Dyson DC05 cleaner from a garage sale.The suction is great,however I noticed that the debris does not swirl around in the cylinder when I am vacuuming.I think the suction could be even...


Hi there VacuumGuru from Vacuumspot.com.au here. You will find there are 2 reasons will not spin in a dyson DC05. 1 is that it is missing one of the 2 parts in the dust container, there should be an upside down funnel in there and a rubber boot on it. Without those dust just goes either to the bottom of the bin or to the filter. The 2nd cause is that even though the filters have been cleaned they are simply too old. When you hold the washable filter (the one with the plastic outer and the foam insert) up to the light and take out the foam bit you should be able to see light through the filter. If not you are probably only running on maybe 80% suction which still works but isn't as good as it could be.
The filters are available here if you need them.
Hope this helps! :)

Oct 06, 2010 | Dyson DC05 Cylinder Bagless Canister...

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How many filters does Dyson DC05 has?


The DC05 has two filters.  In terms of air-flow through the machine, one sits between the bin and the vacuum motor, the other is after the motor and is effectively the exhaust filter. The one that's missing on your machine is the first filter - it consists of a blue foam disc contained within a yellow surround (the base of the surround has additional filter material built in to it). Both components are washable (but be sure everything is absolutely dry before re-installing after washing).  The filter you can see under the bin is the second (HEPA) filter. This one is usually quite long-lived but, if your machine has been used without the first filter in place, the HEPA filter almost certainly needs replacing too.  The machine should never be used without the first filter in place, as that will risk serious damage to the motor and will certainly shorten its life.  Incidentally, user manuals can be downloaded from dyson.com.

Jun 05, 2009 | Dyson DC05 Cylinder Bagless Canister...

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Dyson DC05 problem with filters.


First, and for sure, the problem is in the collection unit (CU), not the filter.  Is it possible that something is missing from the CU?  When you remove the CU to empty it, and you lift off the top, a conical yellow part remains attached to the inside of the lid; another yellow part remains in the bottom of the CU, with a big black rubber seal on top. 
I think the problem you describe will occur if that black rubber seal is missing, displaced or damaged (perhaps it dropped out with the dirt and you didn't notice).  A healthy seal between those two yellow parts inside the CU is essential. 
Please rate my response if this helps.  If it doesn't help, also let me know and I'll think again. 

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Dirt and hairs not going into cylinder


It's not the filter that's the problem.  Air should go first to the cyclones, then to the filter, so the filter catches only those finest dust particles that are not trapped in the cyclones.  The most likely cause of the problem is that the cyclone pack is not properly seated, with the result that at least some of the dirt-bearing air is going directly to the filter rather than passing through the cyclones first.

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I assume you have confirmed that the hose is not partially blocked at all. With it removed from the machine, try running a small round stone from one end to another to see if it is totally clear.
Secondly, the filter on top of the machine (the one you see when you empty it), this needs to be cleaned/washed on a regular basis - follow the instructions on the filter.
Thirdly, does the lack of suction apply to all the attachments? If it is the carpet attachment, this does become clogged up with hair etc winding itself round the brush and the internal drive unit in the head, thus slowing it down. Also dirt and dust cloggs it up inside the head as well. It is posible to take the head to bits to clean it.

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Lift-Off Pet Hair vacuum doesn't lift off pet hair!


very light "stuff" like dog hair will get stuck to the filter since that is where the suction goes. it's primary purpose was to keep dust out of the motor. This is a problem with many "bagless" cleaners. A bagged cleaner keeps all dirt and hair away from filters by utilizing the bag as primary filter. If you have alot of dog hair then this may have been the incorrect choice of a vac. all you can do is brush off the filter each time you use the vac. it will still pick up o.k. even when there is hair on the filter unless you leave it on day after day.

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