Dyson Vacuums - Popular Questions, Answers, Tips & Manuals

hi Donna.
Complete removal of pet hair from the home is a quandary many pet owners face. The Dyson Animal series vacuums use centrifugal force to remove animal hair from carpets, floors, curtains and upholstery. The high-powered vacuum is bagless, allowing you to extract pet hair from surfaces without worrying about running out of vacuum bags. As your Dyson Animal vacuum is exposed to pet hair and dander, a smell can develop. Similar to other small appliances, a vacuum needs periodic cleaning to keep it looking and smelling clean. When you use basic cleaning and deodorizing techniques, you can get the smell out of your Dyson Animal vacuum.

Step 1

Remove the bagless receptacle for pet hair according to the directions provided for your Dyson Animal vacuum. Hold the receptacle upside down inside a trash bag and tap the bottom to remove pet hair and dirt.

Step 2

Mix 1/2 tsp. of dishwashing detergent with 1/2 gallon of warm water in a bucket. Dip a clean cloth into the soap solution and wring it out.

Step 3

Wash the inside and outside of the receptacle with the cloth to remove dirt and dander that cause odor. Rinse the receptacle with a cloth dampened with water. Dry it thoroughly with another cloth.

Step 4

Remove the HEPA filter from your Dyson Animal vacuum. Pick visible clumps of pet hair off the filter and discard them. Flush the filter with cool water to wash out dirt and hair. Rinse the filter until the water runs clean. Gently squeeze the filter and allow it to air-dry for up to 12 hours to ensure it dries completely.

Step 5

Moisten a cloth with undiluted vinegar. Wipe off the exterior of the vacuum with the vinegar. Deodorize the receptacle and interior areas, where the bagless receptacle and filter go, by wiping them with the vinegar-moistened cloth. Dry the vacuum with a clean cloth.

Step 6

Place two drops of vanilla extract on a cotton ball. Drop the cotton ball into the receptacle before securing it to the vacuum to prevent odor from building up. Vanilla extract is an effective natural odor absorber.

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again try entering how to fix and your product name-usually will get utube videos on fixing the problem.

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There are numerous things that could cause this. It would be best to find a qualified Dyson repair person to determine the cause of your DC28.

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On the DC28 you will have to replace the cleaner head assembly. A Dyson repair or warranty dealer can get one for you. I can get one for you if you can't find one locally.

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You can youtube how to remove hose or order new hose assembly.

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Yes it will cause a suction leak and may allow dirt to bypass the filter.

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check for clogs here a video on ehat to check aplies for all ;) check on youtube

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If the brush roll is worn out or not working properly it will not pick up even light debris like hair and lint even if you have great suction. Check the brush roll first.

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The filter may be clogged restricting the airflow. If the filter is over a year old it may need replaced.

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Check in your manual, or online copy for your machine. You probably need to cut suction to the floor head to use the hose attachments.

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hi sarah.
this is all i could find,go to this link and see if it helps you out.
DC05 Dyson Absolute Turbo Brush not turning on Google Search

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You may need to get a vacuum with a height adjustment.

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The "rubber band" that drives the beater is probably broken.

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The rubber belt that turns the brush has probably broken. The old vacuums were built to last whereas the new and "better" vacuums were made to be repaired frequently.

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turn it upside down when empty and look at all the passages where ait goes thru .suspect there is blockage there from built up gunk.

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Could be a defective battery or charger failure

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