How to clean Dyson V8? (7 Easy Steps With photos)

A guide on how to clean Dyson V8

Although Dyson V8 is one of the best vacuum cleaners on the market, like any other machine, it needs to be cleaned regularly to keep it in good working order. Otherwise, it will stop working.

This article will tell you how to properly clean your Dyson V8 to ensure that it stays and functions like new over time without any issues. Here are some steps to cleaning and emptying your vacuum properly that will give you effective cleaning results every time.

How to clean Dyson V8 Vacuum?

In short: To clean the Dyson V8, first, remove the dustbin. Then empty it and wipe it down with a cloth to remove any dirt, dust, or debris. Remove and clean the filters. To do this, remove the filters by pressing the two tabs and pulling them out. Then, wipe them clean with a cloth and replace them. Finally, remove the suction tube and clean it because it needs to be cleaned regularly to keep your vacuum working correctly.

Now, I’ll go over all the steps in further depth below with info-graphics and video-graphics so that you can easily do this without any trouble.

Step 1: Gather cleaning aid

To clean your Dyson V8 vacuum, first, you will need the following things.

  • Rubber gloves.
  • Trash container.
  • A Screwdriver.

Step 2: Unplug Your Dyson V8


Cleaning dyson v8 vacuum

Make sure to unplug your Dyson vacuum cleaner and switch it off before you begin cleaning it. Additionally, you should remove any accessories you may have, such as extension wands, soft brush tools, and hoses. It will speed up the procedure and make your job much safer, reducing the possibility of an electric shock.

Step 3: Remove and clean the Dyson v8 filter

Clean the dyson v8 filter

It is a good idea to clean your vacuum filter as it plays a vital role in keeping your home clean. It traps dust, pollen, bacteria, and dirt particles. This means that the filters will need to be cleaned out over time.

Many Dyson filters are purple in hue, and you will find them near the cyclone. The Dyson V8 Vacuum has two filters: a pre-motor filter and a post-motor/Hepa filter. So, you have to clean both of them.

Pre-motor Filter

clean the pre filter of dyson v8

To clean the Dyson V8 pre-motor filter, Follow the below steps:

  • Lift out the pre-motor filter.
  • Wash thoroughly under running water.
  • Scrubbing with a scrubby can harm the filter material. So avoid it.
  • Remove any extra water by wringing it out.
  • Allow it to dry before reattaching it to the vacuum completely.

☞ post-motor/Hepa filter

Wash the filter

To clean the Dyson V8 Hepa filter, follow the below steps:

  • Unlock and remove the filter by turning it clockwise.
  • To remove any dirt that has gathered, wash it under running water.
  • Before reinstalling the filter, give it a good shake and allow it to dry completely.

Unlike the pre-motor filter, the post-motor HEPA-filter does not require much cleaning because Dyson cyclones effectively keep dirt particles away from them.

Step 4: Clean Dyson v8 head

Clean dyson v8 head module

There are two types of Brushes in the head of the Dyson V8 vacuum. One is a fluffy attachment, and the other is a standard brush.

Even though both nozzles resist tangling, this item must be checked and cleaned regularly because any debris blockage will enhance friction and wear, which is terrible for durability.

☞ Fluffy attachment

Fluffy attachment - how to clean dyson v8 vacuum

To clean the Dyson V8 fluffy attachment, follow the below steps:

  • First, remove the plastic clip.
  • Take out the roller attachment.
  • Clean it thoroughly with cold water.
  • Then let it dry.
  • Finally, reinstall the rollers.

☞ Standard Brush/main brush

clean the standrad brush

To clean Dyson v8 main cleaning head, follow the below steps:

  • Remove the cap by using a coin
  • Take out the Brush.
  • Now clean the Brush with a soft microfiber cloth.
  • And finally, reinstall the Brush.

Step 5: Empty and clean the Dyson v8 bin/canister


Empty dyson v8 canister

The next step is completely emptying your Dyson V8 vacuum cleaner’s dust canister/bin. Usually, the dust canister is located beneath the cyclones. There’s a redbin release” button on various models’ bases. By pressing this button, release the dust canister from the vacuum. It may be located in a different location depending on the model, but it should not be too far away. If you’re not sure where it is, look in your manual.

Sometimes the red lever (bin release button) can get stuck, and you will not be able to empty the dustbin. If this is the case, read our complete guide to unstuck this bin release button.

Once you find the button, press it to release the base and empty the debris into the trash. Make sure to give it a good shake to eliminate as much dirt as possible. With a microfiber cloth, clean the inside of the dust canister.

Dyson suggests not using any washing powder to wash out the dust canister — chemicals may make the material sticky. Some user manuals also state that no water should be used to clean the Dyson cyclones. If the cyclones are clogged with dirt, you can use a compressed air device to remove them.

Step 6: Remove the clog from the hose


Clean dyson v8 hose

Your hose may become clogged over time, lowering the suction power. When you are cleaning your vacuum, disconnect the hose from your Dyson. There’s a button to disconnect it from the wand in many cases. Then, look inside the hose for any debris. To clear the hose, use a mop handle and push it through.

It’s better to avoid harsh chemicals when cleaning the vacuum hose. This could lead to irreversible damage. Instead, use distilled white vinegar to create your household cleanser to destroy germs and bacteria.

Fill your kitchen sink with one cup of vinegar and warm water. Then, soak your hose in the solution. Flush the hose with warm tap water after 10 minutes. Hold your hose in a U shape. This may make this process easier. Allow it to dry completely before reconnecting your vacuum. This could take up to 24 hours. So be patient!

Step 7: Lastly, clean the entire vacuum


Clean outside of dyson v8

Finally, remember to clean the outside of your Dyson vacuum. This time, you’ll need a damp microfiber cloth; don’t oversaturate your device! And also, consider scouring your vacuum’s soleplate and wheels. If you’re tripping over soiled floors and carpets, they may also carry dirt.

You can do this by using a solution of diluted vinegar. Just make sure your vacuum is completely dry before using it again.


Q. Can I wash my Dyson V8 vacuum head?

No, you can’t wash your Dyson V8 head module; as Dyson said, “The cleaner head housing is not washable“. You can only wash the brush bar with water for optimal performance.

Q. Can I wash my Dyson V8 clear bin?

Yes, you can wash your Dyson clear bin, but you must be careful not to damage the clear plastic. You can use a mild soap and water solution to clean the bin.

Ensure you rinse it thoroughly so no soap residue is left behind. You should also avoid using harsh cleaners or scrubbers on the bin, as this could damage the plastic.

Q. Can I wash the cyclone part of my Dyson v8?

Your Dyson vacuum’s cyclone is a unique filter that uses centrifugal force to remove smaller dust particles. You can wash it technically. According to the official Dyson advice, shake the machine lightly while filling it with tap water.

However, many people find that this causes more issues than it resolves. In particular, the dust accumulated on top of the filter turns into mud, making it even more challenging to remove.

So, consider putting it over the trash bin and blowing away debris through compressed air to clean it.

This is all about how you can clean your Dyson v8 vacuum easily. If you face any problems, feel free to comment here. Stay healthy and be happy☺️ with your vacuum. See you in the next article.

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