How To Clean Dyson V8? (Easy Steps With photos)

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.

In this article, I’m going to break down the steps you need to take to properly clean your Dyson V8 in just 10-15 seconds.

Let’s dive in…

How To Clean Dyson V8 Vacuum

  • Take out the dustbin.
  • Empty it and use a cloth to wipe away dirt, dust, and debris.
  • Remove and clean the filters by pressing the two tabs, pulling them out, wiping them clean, and putting them back.
  • Don’t forget to clean the suction tube regularly to maintain your vacuum’s performance.


Here are the details guidelines

Step 1: Gather cleaning aids

Here’s what you need:

  • A rubber glove.
  • Trash container.
  • A Screwdriver.

Step 2: Unplug the vacuum

Cleaning dyson v8 vacuum

Unplug the vacuum and switch it off before you begin.

Remove any accessories you may have, such as extension wands, soft brush tools, and hoses.

Removing as much as possible will speed up the procedure and make your job much safer, reducing the possibility of an electric shock.

Step 3: Remove and clean the filter

Clean the dyson v8 filter

Filter traps dust, pollen, bacteria, and dirt particles.

This means that it gets clogged over time with dust and debris, and you must clean it on a regular basis.

Typically, Dyson filters are purple in hue, and you will find them near the cyclone. The V8 has two filters: a pre-motor filter and a post-motor/Hepa filter.

Pre-motor Filter

clean the pre filter of dyson v8

To clean the pre-motor filter,

  • 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,

  • 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 the head

Clean dyson v8 head module

There are two types of Brushes in the head of the Dyson V8. 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

Here’s how to clean it:

  • 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

Here’s how to clean the main cleaning head:

  • 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

Usually, the dust canister is located beneath the cyclones. There’s a red “bin release” button on the bases of various models.

By pressing this button, you can release the dust canister from the vacuum. The location of the canister may vary depending on the model, but it shouldn’t be too far away.

If you’re not sure where it is, refer to your manual.

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. Then, use a microfiber cloth to clean the inside of the dust canister.

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.

Step 6: Remove the clog from the hose

Clean dyson v8 hose

Disconnect the hose from the Dyson. In many cases, there’s a button to disconnect it from the wand.

Then, look inside the hose for any debris. Use a mop handle and push it through.

Fill your kitchen sink with one cup of vinegar and warm water, then soak your hose in the solution.

After 10 minutes, flush the hose with warm tap water. Holding the hose in a U shape may make the process easier.

Allow the hose to dry completely before reconnecting it to your vacuum. This could take up to 24 hours, so please be patient!

Step 7: Lastly, clean the entire vacuum

Clean outside of dyson v8

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 the cyclone part 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.

Q: My Dyson V8 isn’t turning on. What should I do?

Ensure the battery is charged and properly inserted. If the issue persists, consult the troubleshooting section.

Regularly cleaning your Dyson V8 is the key to maintaining its performance and longevity.

By following the steps outlined in this guide and establishing a maintenance routine, you can ensure that your Dyson V8 remains your trusty partner in keeping your home clean and fresh.

Happy cleaning!