(Help) Dyson Airwrap Not Turning On/Stopped Working

Most of the time, when a Dyson Airwrap stops working, it’s due to a heavily dirty filter, a faulty power cord, or a malfunctioning mainboard.

That’s not all, though.

Overheating the internal components can also be a significant factor!

However, this article will break down everything about why your Dyson Airwrap stopped working and what you have to do to get it back working again.

Let’s dive into it…

How To Fix Dyson Airwrap Not Turning On

  • Power Cycle the Airwrap.
  • Change the power cord and outlet.
  • Clean the Air Filter.
  • Untangle the internal Grate.


Filter is clean, yet the Dyson Airwrap is still not turning on?

Keep reading to find out the main issue.

Step 1: Power Cycle (Don’t Skip)

power cycling dyson airwrap it's not working

I know this is something no one even wants to hear!

But it really works.

The reason is quite simple—Basically, the Dyson Airwrap doesn’t have any physical reset button. So resetting it is impossible. However, if you power cycle it, all the internal capacitors, transistors, and ICs will get a power reset.

And I’ve seen that this solves this issue most of the time.

Here’s how:

  • Disconnect the device from the power outlet completely.
  • Wait for at least 5 minutes. (Don’t compromise here).
  • During this time, press and hold the power button for about 40 seconds.
  • Once done, power it back on.

Now check whether the Airwrap is turning on. If not, proceed to the next step.

Step 2: Check the power cord and outlet

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This may not seem like a very big deal, but it’s worth checking.

The most common reason for the Dyson Airwrap not turning on is a faulty power cord or the power outlet not providing sufficient electricity.

However, many people overlook this!

So, your second job to troubleshoot this issue should be checking the power cord and the wall outlet whether they are working correctly.

Inspect the power cord closely if you can see any visible damage.

Try plugging the Airwrap into a different outlet or using a different power source altogether.

If you can’t see any visible tears, rips, or holes, it’s possible that the cord is internally damaged. I recommend you replace the power cord with a new one and check if it works.

Step 3: Clean the Filter Correctly (No Mistake)

clean the dyson airwrap filter

Typically, the air filter protects the motor from getting clogged up and prevents dust from entering other parts of the device.

But when the filter gets clogged with too much dust, the Airwrap starts flashing red and prevents the Airwrap from turning on.

However, you can quickly check if it needs cleaning by looking at or smelling it.

If it smells bad or its light blinks, it’s time for a wash.

Here’s how to clean the Filter:

  • First, unplug the device from the power outlet. (It is just for safety purposes so that you don’t get shocked during the cleaning process)Unplug your dyson airwrap
  • Take the filter cleaning brush and then thread it through the cable. After threading the brush through the cable, pull the brush over the hair styler. Now rotate the bristles in a circular motion around the air filter.Clean dyson airwrap filter
  • Pull the bottom air filter from the hair styler slowly, but do not remove it from the cable.Spin the brush
  • Spin the filter cleaner brush around the uncovered air filter in a circular motion and blow away any accumulated dust.Rotate the brush
  • Finally, place the air filter piece back on.

Do not use any chemicals or liquids to wipe away the dust.

Step 4: Check if it’s overheated

reasons why dyson airwrap won't turn on

Airwrap comes equipped with a built-in thermal cutoff as a protective feature.

When using the Dyson Airwrap, its motor and internal heating components generate a significant amount of heat, which is generally normal.

However, if it becomes hotter than usual, the thermal cutoff will activate and automatically cut off the power supply.

This shutdown is basically designed to protect from any unwanted accidents.

It’s basically shut down the device to protect it from any unwanted accident.

However, often the solution for this is quite easy—simply unplug the device from the power and then let it cool down for an hour. Once it’s fully cooled down, check whether it’s working now.

What to do if nothing works?

Claim warranty

In such cases, one of its internal components like the fuse has blown, or one of the main board’s circuits has fried!

This could result from a sudden power outage, poor preservation, water damage, or other issues.

Simply contact Dyson customer care and tell them about the issue. They will inspect your device and help you fix the problem.

Another piece of good news is that if you purchased your Dyson Airwrap within the last two years, you could file a warranty claim.

But keep in mind that the warranty covers only the following issues:

  • Manufacturer’s defects
  • “Breakdowns”
  • Cracked or broken pieces

The warranty will not cover day-to-day damage, irresponsible maintenance, and modifications. Dyson will send you a new product for free if they cannot fix the defective component in your appliance.

My Dyson Airwrap isn’t working after cleaning the filter.

If your Dyson Airwrap is no longer working after you’ve cleaned the filter, there may be a few different reasons.

  • First, ensure the filter is completely dry before putting it back in the machine. If it’s still wet, the Airwrap may not work.
  • Next, check to ensure the filter is correctly seated in the machine. If it’s not, that could be why your Airwrap isn’t working.
  • If the filter is seated correctly, check to see if any debris or dirt is blocking the airflow path. If there is, use a can of compressed air to blow it out.

Also, check to see if the machine is plugged in correctly and that there are no loose wires. Third, try resetting the device by unplugging it for 30 seconds and then plugging it back in.


Q. Why does my Dyson Airwrap keep flashing?

There are a few reasons your Dyson Airwrap may be flashing. The most common reason is that the Airwrap is not getting enough airflow. This can be caused by a clogged filter or a blockage in the Airwrap’s filter cage.

But If your Airwrap is still flashing after you have checked for clogs and cleaned the filter cage, it may be time to replace the filter.

Q: My Dyson Airwrap turns on but the airflow is weak. What should I do?

Check the attachments and make sure they are properly attached to the device. Also, make sure that the filter is clean as a dirty filter can reduce the device’s airflow.

Q: I accidentally dropped my Dyson Airwrap and now it won’t turn on. What should I do?

If the device was dropped from a significant height, it may have suffered internal damage. Contact Dyson customer support for further assistance and consider having the device repaired or replaced.

Q: My Dyson Airwrap turns off randomly while I’m using it. What could be the problem?

It could be that the device is overheating, which causes it to shut down as a safety measure. You might want to check the filter and make sure it’s clean because a dirty filter can cause the device to overheat and then shut off automatically.

Q. My Dyson Airwrap stopped working and flashed Red light. Why?

The most likely cause of your Airwrap stopping and the red light flashing is that it has overheated. To fix this, unplug the Airwrap and leave it to cool down for at least an hour. Once it has cooled down, try using it again.

If it still doesn’t work, then it may be experiencing insufficient airflow. Just clean the filter and your problem should be solved.