Our old yeller lives on ....but in spirit and vacuum cleaner smells only. We don't get to pet him but he's getting us back for every time we left home alone a little too long. So whenver we turn on the DC07, he says "gotcha". We thought when he was gone after 14 years, we would at least only have good memories, not the lingering aroma of the area behind his ears. We replaced the filters but to no avail. He's permanently embedded in the vacuum. Any ideas?
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Re: Dyson Vacuum Smells like dog
Wash out the waste bin with hot soapy water strip down & thoroughly clean the vortex unit.
Clean all hair etc from beater bar brush.
Wash sole plate this is the part that you remove to get at brush roller.
Remove long hose from rear of machine run hot water through it & leave to dry.
Replace all filters with new ones.
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Sorry to hear you're having difficulties with your Dyson cleaner. If your machine smells, it may be because the filters weren't completely dry when you replaced them after washing them. There are a few steps you can take to remedy this:
Re-wash both filters, following the steps shown in the video embedded below, and make sure they're totally dry before replacing them. It may help to leave them under a radiator for at least 24 hours.
Remove the clear bin and cyclone assembly from the cleaner, and separate the two parts.
Wash the clear bin, and try tapping the cyclone assembly gently to dislodge any damp dust which might be caught up inside. Do not wash the cyclone assembly, and make sure the clear bin is totally dry before reassembling both parts and replacing on the cleaner.
Here is a copy of the cleaner's user guide, in case you don't have yours to hand:
Following these steps should help you resolve your issue. However, if you try this and are still concerned about your cleaner, or if you have any difficulties carrying out these steps, it's probably best if you get in touch with us directly. One of our experts will be happy to provide further assistance - you can call us free on 08002980298 (UK), or 1866MYDYSON (US).
I would clean the filter and let it dry completely for 24 hours. if you put the filter in wet and the run the vacuum the moisture well go in to the cyclone and the dirt would attach to it causing a snowball effect if you will, causing the vacuum to build up with debris and to smell. so clean out that filter really well and let it dry really well then try it out. if it still smells then i would replace the cyclone. they run anywhere around $80.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I had this problem along with a clogged filter. I used the solution for clogged filter here on Fixya and the dog smell went away too. It has to do with the flange on the cylinder getting pushed up out of position. Give it a try.
http://geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=0&thid=732502 Generic problem for all Vacuums Vacuum cleaner smells bad Posted by WhyAge on Jul 02, 2008 My Vacuum cleaner smells bad. What can I do to stop that? Hello, I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. Depending on the brand name and model # you should do a few things, try changing the bag and or change or clean the filter depending on what type of vacuum you have, a dirt cup model or a bag system. The vacuum cleaner dealers have Vacuum crystals that can be sprinkled down on the carpet and then you can pup the crystals from the carpet with your vacuum. If not I suggest that you take it in for a good and general cleaning – a lot of times the dirt and dust get built up under the hood and just sits there – especially if you have pets and it is a hard smell to get rid of unless you have it serviced or cleaned. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area. So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions. Thanks, Don the Vac Man Go Ahead. Use Us.