I recently shared a comprehensive tutorial on how to clean the Dyson V11 vacuum. However, a few of my readers requested me to write another post specifically on filter cleaning, via the comments section.
Given that the filter is a crucial component of the vacuum and can affect its performance if not maintained well, I decided it would be worth discussing in detail.
Thus, I have crafted a guide on how to clean the V11 filter, complete with step-by-step instructions.
How to clean the Dyson V11 filter?
Cleaning the filter of the Dyson V11 is a simple process that takes only 5-10 minutes to complete. Here’s how:
Step 1: Unplug the vacuum
Before starting the cleaning process, turn off the device and unplug it from the charging station. You’ll also want to remove any attachments you have, such as the hoses, soft brush tool, extension wand, etc., and set them aside.
Removing as much as possible will help speed up the process and make it safer, reducing the risk of an electric shock.
Step 2: Remove the filter
Most Dyson filters are located near the cyclone. Carefully lift and remove it. They are typically purple in color, making them easy to identify.
Remove the pre-filter from the cyclone assembly, then rotate the post-filter counter-clockwise and remove it from the back of the device.
Note that some Dyson upright vacuums have multiple filters. Check the rear of the machine or inside the ball to see if there is a separate filter.
Step 3: Wash the filter
After removing the filter from the vacuum, gently tap the pre-filter upside down to remove any debris, and then rinse it under cold water both inside and outside.
Tap it once more and shake it off to get rid of any remaining particles. This process may need to be repeated multiple times until the water runs clear.
Squeeze the pre-filter with both hands to remove any excess water. Run water to the open end of the post-filter, then tap and shake it to dislodge any particles stuck inside.
When cleaning your filter, Dyson recommends avoiding detergents and soaps. Cold water is sufficient, and you should not wash or put your filter in the dishwasher.
Step 4: Let the filter dry
Once you have cleaned the filter correctly, let it dry completely before reinstalling it. Avoid putting it in a tumble dryer; instead, leave it in a warm area of your home for up to 24 hours.
Step 5: Reinstall the filter
Reinstall the filter back into the vacuum. You’ll be surprised at how much simply washing your filters can improve the overall performance of your Dyson vacuum.
Try cleaning the filter every few months. This will help keep the vacuum running smoothly and prevent allergens from clogging up the machine.
Q. How often should I clean my Dyson V11 filter?
It’s best to clean your vacuum filter at least once a month, and even more often if you use your machine heavily. After cleaning, make sure to leave it to air dry for at least 24 hours.
Q. My vacuum is pulsing after cleaning the filter!
If your Dyson V11 is pulsing after cleaning the filter, there could be a few possible reasons. One is that the filter is still dirty, and another is that the filter may not be seated correctly.
Here’s what you can do:
- Make sure the filter is completely dry before reinstalling it. If it’s still wet, the vacuum will continue to pulse.
- Double-check that the filter is installed correctly. If it’s not, the vacuum will also pulse.
- Ensure that the area around the filter is clear of debris. Anything blocking the filter can cause pulsing.
If the vacuum still pulsing after these steps, replace the filter. But if the vacuum is still under warranty, contact Dyson customer care for a free repair.
Q. How often should I replace the Dyson V11 filter?
The filter in your Dyson V11 vacuum collects all the dust and dirt, and over time, it can get clogged, which reduces the vacuum’s suction power.
Dyson recommends replacing the filter every 12 months, but if you have pets or live in a particularly dusty environment, you may need to replace it more frequently.
Q: What happens if I don’t clean the filter on my Dyson V11 vacuum cleaner?
If you don’t regularly clean the filter, the vacuum will gradually lose suction power as dirt and debris accumulate and block the filter. As a result, your vacuum won’t be able to pick up any more dirt and debris.
Q: What happens if I put a wet filter in my vacuum cleaner?
If you put a wet filter in the vacuum, it will emit a foul odor and not work properly. The filter will also become clogged, necessitating more frequent replacement.
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