How To Clean Your Dyson Filter In 5 Steps - And How To Know If You Need A New Filter


We rely pretty heavily on our vacuums to clean our homes, but have you ever stopped to wonder how to clean your vacuum? If you can't remember the last time you thought about cleaning your vacuum filter or maybe it just never crossed your mind don't worry you are not alone!


Most people are unaware that our vacuum filters need a good cleaning every once in a while. If you want to improve the longevity of your investment, you should take the time to regularly clean your Dyson. Today, we're going to talk about how to clean your Dyson filter.


How often should I clean my Dyson filter?


We recommend you give your Dyson filter a thorough cleaning every month. You should also aim to replace your filter every year. Although this amount of time can change depending on how often you use your vacuum and how dirty the floors are.


Also, your Dyson vacuum cleaner can include more than one filter and they must all be cleaned to ensure the smooth operation of your machine.


Cleaning your Dyson isn't as hard as you think, despite having the most advanced vacuum technology out there. Dyson kept their customers in mind when it came to performing maintenance on their machines. 


Having a clean filter is important to effectively trap dirt and debris, collect dust, catch pollen, and finally remove bacteria and other particles that might be contaminating the air. 


How to Clean a Dyson Filter


Step 1: Switch off and unplug your Dyson vacuum.

If you own a Dyson with a cord, switch it off and unplug it from the outlet. Otherwise, turn off your handheld vacuum.


Step 2: Remove Your Dyson Filter(s)

Most Dyson filters are found near the cyclone. You can safely lift and remove the filter out for cleaning. They are typically colored purple so they can be spotted easily. 


Be aware that some Dyson upright vacuums will contain more than one filter. Take a look at the back of the machine or in the ball as there might be a separate filter there.


Step 3: Rinse Your Dyson Filter Out

Using cold water only, rinse your Dyson filter under your faucet. Dyson recommends that you don't use any detergents or soaps to clean your filter. The cold water is enough.


Do not put your filter into the dishwasher or washing machine.


While you are rinsing your filter, gently squeeze the water out of it and repeat this until the water that comes out of the filter is running clear. 


Step 4: Let Your Dyson Filter Dry


Before you can place your filter(s) back into your vacuum, you need to let them dry. You can do this by leaving them in a warm area for 24 hours until they are completely dried out.


Do not put them in the dryer or near an open flame.


Step 5: Replace Your Filters


Once your filters are completely dry, you can place them back in your vacuum and get to cleaning. You'll be amazed at how simply washing out your filters from time to time can improve the performance of your Dyson vacuum overall. 

Need to purchase a new Dyson filter?


Cleaning your filters at least once a month, as well as having them replaced yearly, can improve your cleaning routine and improve the lifespan of your Dyson vacuum. If it's about that time of year where you need to completely replace your filter, click here to order more. To learn more about how to best take care of your Dyson vacuum, you can contact us here.