How to Empty a Dyson Vacuum

January 31, 2024
David Sunnyside

Keeping your Dyson vacuum in tip-top shape takes a little bit of care, but it's important to empty it regularly and properly to ensure you're getting the best performance out of it. Dyson's bagless models typically use a canister that needs to be manually emptied, but the process varies from model to model. This article covers how to empty two of the company's most popular corded vacs, but you can follow the same steps for any Dyson v10 or v11 model.

Before you start, make sure the vacuum is switched off and unplugged from its power source. It's also recommended to remove the wand and any tools from the vacuum. Next, detach the canister and cyclone by pressing the small button on the top of the device. Once the cyclone and bin are detached, point them over a garbage can and press the release button to open the bottom valve. The contents will fall out, and you can either empty them into the garbage can or rinse the bin out before reattaching it to the vacuum.

It's important to keep your filters clean as well, as these can easily get clogged with dirt and dust over time. This can decrease the suction of your machine and leave your floors looking less than sparkling clean. Dyson v10 and v11 vacuum cleaners usually display a warning light when the filter is full or has a clog, so you'll want to be aware of this. To clean the filter, locate it on the back of the vacuum and twist it counter-clockwise to loosen up any debris before pulling it out and wiping it down with a damp microfibre cloth.

David Sunnyside
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