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Dyson V11 Absolute (Gold) Let's get your machine working.

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Please select the appropriate option

Please follow the steps in the video.

Checking for blockages - step by step

If any part becomes blocked, the machine will pulsate a number of times and automatically cut out. The LCD screen will tell you there's a blockage.

When checking for blockages, beware of sharpe objects and do not pull the 'ON' trigger.

Start by removing the wand and emptying the bin.

Hold the machine with the bin in a downwards position and firmly push the release lever.

Make sure that you don't pull the 'ON' trigger while emptying the bin.

Press the red button to release the bin and slide to disconnect.

Check the bin inlet for blockages and remove any debris.

Then check the inlet on the side of the cyclone and remove any debris.

Refitting the bin

To refit the bin, insert the spine into the bin runner. Then close the lid and make sure the bin and base click into place.

Remove the floor tool

Remove the floor tool from the wand, and check the wand for blockages.

Remove any debris from the neck of the cleaner head.

Then check the cleaner head for any other debris, and make sure the airways aren't blocked.

Refit all parts securely.

Is there anything else we can help with?

We're glad the problem's been solved.

Please let us know if there's anything else we can help you with.

Please select the appropriate option

Low battery

Fully charge the machine.

The final alert for charging the battery on the Dyson V11 digital display.

The machine should be charged with the battery attached to the machine.

Please select the next step

Please ensure the battery is charged to 100% after every use.

Charge the machine

Connect to the charger either directly or in the docking station.

The blue LEDs on each side of the battery should light up.

Which lights are showing?

The blue LEDs – one on each side of the battery – will flash on and off during charging.

When the battery is charged, both LEDs will light for 5 seconds, then go out.

The screen will also show the battery charge level at 100%.

The Main body of the Dyson V11 vacuum plugged in displaying 100% charge.

The machine can take up to 4.5 hours to fully charge.

Has this resolved the problem?

We're glad the problem's been solved.

Please let us know if there's anything else we can help you with.

Pull the trigger

Remove the charger from the machine and pull the trigger.

The LED lights should be on constantly when in use.

If the LED lights blink on/off for approximately 10 seconds when the trigger is pulled, please select 'LED lights blinking'.

Do the blue LED lights appear on either side of the battery?

We need a little more information to help us solve your issue.

Please contact our customer service team via live chat or email askdyson@dyson.co.uk

We need a little more information to help us solve your issue.

Please contact our customer service team via live chat or email askdyson@dyson.co.uk

We need a little more information to help us solve your issue.

Please contact our customer service team via live chat or email askdyson@dyson.co.uk

Dock charging

If the machine is being charged through the docking station, please disconnect the charger and connect it directly into the machine.

The Main body of the Dyson V11 vacuum being charged by plugging into the charging port at base of the Main body.

Please check household electrics or use an alternative plug socket.

Do the blue LED lights now appear on either side of the battery?

Remove the charger

Press and hold the trigger for 10 seconds.

Does the display screen show a low battery indicator?

The blue LEDs – one on each side of the battery – will flash on and off during charging.

When the battery is charged, both LEDs will light for 5 seconds, then go out.

The screen will also show the battery charge level at 100%.

The machine can take up to 4.5 hours to fully charge.

Has this resolved the problem?

Automatic cut out

Large items may block the machine or tools. If any part becomes blocked or the filter needs washing, the machine may automatically cut out.

The alert icon on the Dyson V11 digital display.

Motor is pulsating

This will happen after the motor pulses a number of times (i.e. switches on and off in quick succession) and the blockage indicator will light. Leave to cool down before looking for blockages.

Be careful not to pull the 'ON' trigger while looking for blockages. Operating the machine while it is partially dismantled could result in personal injury.

Remove the tools

Remove all tools and accessories from the machine e.g. wand, cleaner head, crevice tool etc. Please ensure the bin is empty before continuing with any checks.

How to separate the cleaner head, wand and bin on the Dyson Cyclone V10 cordless stick vacuum.

Press and hold the trigger for 10 seconds.

Does the alert still appear?

Check for blockages

Check both ends of the wand for blockages and remove as necessary.

The wand from the Dyson Cyclone V10 cordless stick vacuum being checked from both ends.

Reattach the cleaner head, tool or accessory to the wand. Reattach the wand to the machine.

Press and hold the trigger for 10 seconds.

Has this resolved the problem?

Check for blockages

With the accessory removed from the machine, check both ends for blockages and remove as necessary.

Refit the accessory back onto the machine.

Press and hold the trigger for 10 seconds.

Has this resolved the problem?

Check the bin inlet

Check the inlet at the front of the machine for any blockages and remove as necessary.

The base of the cyclone on a Dyson Cyclone V10 cordless stick vacuum being visually inspected.

Check the shroud opening

Hold the machine with the bin in a downwards position. Firmly push the red bin release button. The bin will slide down opening the bin base. The bin base will not open if the red button is not pushed down fully.

Check the opening on the cyclone shroud for any blockages. Remove as necessary.

Visually inspecting the cyclone on the Dyson Cyclone V10 cordless stick vacuum.

Close the clear bin by pushing the bin base upwards until it clicks into place.

How to close the clear bin by pushing upwards until the clear bin and bin base click into place.

Press and hold the trigger for 10 seconds.

Has this resolved the problem?

Remove the bin

Hold the machine with the bin in a downwards position. Firmly push the red bin release button. The bin will slide down opening the bin base. The bin base will not open if the red button is not pushed down fully.

Press the red button located on the bin runner to release the bin and slide the bin off the runner.

The release catch being pushed and the clear bin being pulled from the Main body.

Gently tap the side of the cyclone over a bin. This will remove any fine dust clogged up in the cyclone. Using the combination tool, clean the shroud to remove any debris around the cyclone.

Check the cyclone for blockages and remove as necessary.

3 ways to inspect the cyclone by checking the whole cyclone and clear bin, the inlet at the front and the opening on the cyclone shroud on the side.

To refit the clear bin

Insert the spine into the bin runner.

The clear bin being pushed back onto the Main body ensuring the runners line up.

Close the clear bin by pushing the bin base upwards until it clicks into place.

How to close the clear bin by pushing upwards until the clear bin and bin base click into place.

Attach the wand and cleaner head and test the machine.

Has this resolved the problem?

This indicates the filter needs washing. Please follow the steps in the video.

Leave the filter to dry for a minimum of 24 hours in an environment with good airflow. Ensure that the filter is completely dry before reinserting it into the machine.

Press and hold the trigger for 10 seconds.

Removing the filter

Remove the filter by turning it anticlockwise. Gently pull it away from the machine.

The filter being removed from the Main body by twisting anti-clockwise and pulling. A warning image shows the machine being unplugged beforehand.

Gently tap the filter unit to remove any excess dust and debris before washing it.

Wash the filter in cold water only.

WARNING: Please do not use detergent, do not wash in a dishwasher or washing machine.

Wash the pleated paper element of the filter unit first; hold the filter unit under a cold water tap with the foam element downwards and run cold water over the pleated paper. Continue washing until the water runs clear.

The inside of the filter on the Dyson V11 vacuum being rinsed with tap water.

Wash the foam element of the filter unit next; hold the filter unit under a cold water tap with the foam element downwards so that dirty water does not contaminate the pleated paper element. Run cold water over the inside and outside of the foam element and squeeze the foam gently to expel the dirt. Continue washing until the water runs clear.

The mesh part of the filter on the Dyson V11 vacuum being rinsed under tap water.

Wash the outside of the filter unit. Then fill the unit with cold water, place your hands over the open ends and shake gently. Repeat washing the elements and outside of the filter unit until the water runs clear.

The filter on the Dyson V11 vacuum being rinsed with tap water.

Gently shake the filter unit to remove any excess water and leave to drain with the foam element end facing up.

Excess water being removed from the filter on the Dyson V11 vacuum by shaking in all directions.

Drying

Leave the filter to dry for a minimum of 24 hours in an environment with good airflow. Ensure that the filter is completely dry before reinserting it into the machine.

The filter on the Dyson V11 vacuum being air dried for 24 hours.

Refit

Insert the filter back into the machine. Turn the filter clockwise until it clicks into place.

Two filters, one wet and incorrect, one dry and correctly being refitted to the Main body by twisting clockwise and clicking into place.

The filter may need to be washed more frequently if you are vacuuming a lot of fine dust, or if the machine is predominantly being used in Boost mode.

Has this resolved the problem?

We need a little more information to help us solve your issue.

But our Customer Support Team will be able to solve your problem.

Please contact our team via live chat or email askdyson@dyson.co.uk

Clear the floor tool

On the side of the cleaner head, locate the end cap. Using a coin, turn the end cap anticlockwise a quarter of the way to remove it.

Note: There should be a small padlock icon along with directional arrows to help you unlock the end cap.

How to unlock the cleaner head end cap.

Remove the brush bar from the Direct drive cleaner head and clear away any hair or fibres. Check the neck of the cleaner head (where the cleaner head connects to the wand) for any blockages. Ensure there is no build-up of dust or debris in the small crevice between where the brush bar sits and the neck of the cleaner head.

How to remove and clean the brush bar.

The brush bar, now clear of any debris, can be reinserted into the cleaner head. Securely fasten the end cap.

How to refit and secure the brush bar.

Has this resolved the problem?

Clear the floor tool

On the side of the cleaner head, locate the end cap. Using a coin, turn the end cap anticlockwise a quarter of the way to remove it.

Note: There should be a small padlock icon along with directional arrows to help you unlock the end cap.

Remove the brush bar from the High Torque cleaner head and clear away any hair or fibres. Check the neck of the cleaner head (where the cleaner head connects to the wand) for any blockages. Ensure there is no build-up of dust or debris in the small crevice between where the brush bar sits and the neck of the cleaner head.

The brush bar, now clear of any debris, can be reinserted into the cleaner head. Securely fasten the end cap.

Place the cleaner head onto the bin, change the suction control slider to the positive position and test the machine.

Switch the suction control slider to the negative setting and continue testing.

Has this resolved the problem?

Clear the floor tool

On the side of the Mini motorised head, locate the end cap. Using a coin, turn the end cap anticlockwise a quarter of the way to remove it.

Note: There should be a small padlock icon along with directional arrows to help you unlock the end cap.

Remove the brush bar from the Quick-release Mini motorised head and clear away any hair or fibres. Check the neck of the cleaner head (where the cleaner head connects to the wand) for any blockages. Ensure there is no build-up of dust or debris in the small crevice between where the brush bar sits and the neck of the cleaner head.

The cleaner head being checked for blockages

The brush bar, now clear of any debris, can be reinserted into the cleaner head. Securely fasten the end cap.

The brush bar and end cap being replaced.

Has this resolved the problem?

Clear the floor tool

Under the cleaner head by the soft roller, locate the fastener. Using a coin, turn the fastener anticlockwise a quarter of the way to unlock the end cap, and slide it up to remove.

The soleplate fastener being unlocked.

Remove the brush bar from the Soft roller cleaner head and clear away any hair or fibres. Check the neck of the cleaner head (where the cleaner head connects to the wand) for any blockages. Ensure there is no build-up of dust or debris in the small crevice between where the brush bar sits and the neck of the cleaner head.

The brush bar, now clear of any debris, can be reinserted into the cleaner head. Securely fasten the end cap.

The lock on the floor tool of the Dyson V6 cordless vacuum.

The Soft roller cleaner head has two washable brush bars. Check and wash them regularly as per the step by step instructions.

Has this resolved the problem?

Please follow the steps in the video.

Washable brush bars - step by step

With the cleaner head removed from the machine, turn it upside down so the underside of the cleaner head is facing you. Use a coin to turn the end cap a quarter anticlockwise until it clicks into the unlocked position. Rotate the end cap to the open position. Gently slide the main brush bar out of the cleaner head. Remove the end cap from the main brush bar. Do not wash the end cap.

The lock on the floor tool of the Dyson V6 cordless vacuum.

Gently slide the rear brush bar out of the cleaner head.

Hold the brush bars under running water and gently rub to remove any lint or dirt.

Stand the brush bars upright. Leave to dry completely for a minimum of 24 hours. Before replacing, check that the brush bars are completely dry.

Slide the rear brush bar back into the cleaner head.

Slide the main brush bar back into the cleaner head.

Reattach the end cap to the large brush bar.

The end cap should be in the open position. Once in place, rotate the end cap back into the closed position.

Close the fastener by turning it a quarter clockwise. Ensure that the fastener is fully turned and the brush bars are secure.

Refit the cleaner head on the machine.

Press and hold the trigger for 10 seconds.

Has this resolved the problem?

Check the bin inlet

Check the inlet at the front of the machine for any blockages and remove as necessary.

The base of the cyclone on a Dyson Cyclone V10 cordless stick vacuum being visually inspected.

Check the shroud opening

Hold the machine with the bin in a downwards position. Firmly push the red bin release button. The bin will slide down opening the bin base. The bin base will not open if the red button is not pushed down fully.

Check the opening on the cyclone shroud for any blockages. Remove as necessary.

Visually inspecting the cyclone on the Dyson Cyclone V10 cordless stick vacuum.

Close the clear bin by pushing the bin base upwards until it clicks into place.

How to close the clear bin by pushing upwards until the clear bin and bin base click into place.

Press and hold the trigger for 10 seconds.

Has this resolved the problem?

Diagnostic screen

The menu is accessed by pressing the selector button with the filter removed. Two options are displayed when accessing this menu screen.

Basic, by default is 'off'. 'On' removes the run time figures on the display screen.

Diagnostic, displays a series of numbers, letter and percentages.

The selection button on the Dyson V11 digital display.

Check the filter

Before exiting the menu, please ensure the filter is fitted correctly.

The filter unit should be securely fitted onto the main body and turned clockwise until it clicks into place.

Two filters, one wet and incorrect, one dry and correctly being refitted to the Main body by twisting clockwise and clicking into place.

Exiting the menu

Once the filter is securely in place, press and hold the selector button for approximately 10 seconds or until the screen reverts back to the main display screen.

Has this resolved the problem?

We're glad the problem's been solved.

Please let us know if there's anything else we can help you with.

If you are unable to revert back to the main display screen manually, it can be achieved by leaving the machine to go inactive (around 15 minutes of no interaction).

Has this resolved the problem?

If the filter isn't correctly fitted, the machine will not turn on when pressing the trigger.

The alert icon on the Dyson V11 digital display.

Removing the filter

Remove the filter by turning it anticlockwise. Gently pull it away from the machine.

The filter being removed from the Main body by twisting anti-clockwise and pulling. A warning image shows the machine being unplugged beforehand.

Refit

Insert the filter back into the machine. Turn the filter clockwise until it clicks into place.

The filter being fitted to the Main body by twisting anti-clockwise and securing in place. A warning image shows the machine being unplugged beforehand.

Press and hold the trigger for 10 seconds.

Has this resolved the problem?

This alert will continue until maintenance has been carried out.

This indicates the filter needs washing. Please follow the steps in the video.

Leave the filter to dry for a minimum of 24 hours in an environment with good airflow. Ensure that the filter is completely dry before reinserting it into the machine.

Press and hold the trigger for 10 seconds.

Has washing the filter resolved the problem?

Removing the filter

Remove the filter by turning it anticlockwise. Gently pull it away from the machine.

The filter being removed from the Main body by twisting anti-clockwise and pulling. A warning image shows the machine being unplugged beforehand.

The filter may need to be washed more frequently if you are vacuuming a lot of fine dust, or if the machine is predominantly being used in Boost mode.

Gently tap the filter unit to remove any excess dust and debris before washing it.

Wash the filter in cold water only.

WARNING: Please do not use detergent, do not wash in a dishwasher or washing machine.

Wash the pleated paper element of the filter unit first; hold the filter unit under a cold water tap with the foam element downwards and run cold water over the pleated paper. Continue washing until the water runs clear.

The inside of the filter on the Dyson V11 vacuum being rinsed with tap water.

Wash the foam element of the filter unit next; hold the filter unit under a cold water tap with the foam element downwards so that dirty water does not contaminate the pleated paper element. Run cold water over the inside and outside of the foam element and squeeze the foam gently to expel the dirt. Continue washing until the water runs clear.

The mesh part of the filter on the Dyson V11 vacuum being rinsed under tap water.

Wash the outside of the filter unit. Then fill the unit with cold water, place your hands over the open ends and shake gently. Repeat washing the elements and outside of the filter unit until the water runs clear.

The filter on the Dyson V11 vacuum being rinsed with tap water.

Gently shake the filter unit to remove any excess water and leave to drain with the foam element end facing up.

Excess water being removed from the filter on the Dyson V11 vacuum by shaking in all directions.

Drying

Leave the filter to dry for a minimum of 24 hours in an environment with good airflow. Ensure that the filter is completely dry before reinserting it into the machine.

The filter on the Dyson V11 vacuum being air dried for 24 hours.

Refit

Insert the filter back into the machine. Turn the filter clockwise until it clicks into place.

Two filters, one wet and incorrect, one dry and correctly being refitted to the Main body by twisting clockwise and clicking into place.

Has washing the filter resolved the problem?

This alert will continue until maintenance has been carried out.

The alert icon on the Dyson V11 digital display.

This indicates the filter needs washing. Please follow the steps in the video.

Leave the filter to dry for a minimum of 24 hours in an environment with good airflow. Ensure that the filter is completely dry before reinserting it into the machine.

Press and hold the trigger for 10 seconds.

Before testing the machine please ensure that any hair or loose clothing is clear of the machine.

Automatic cut out

Large items may block the machine or tools. If any part becomes blocked or the filter needs washing, the machine may automatically cut out.

Motor is pulsating

1 solid blue light will indicate the machine has a low level of charge.

If the machine is cutting out/pulsating, this will indicate a blockage.

Be careful not to pull the 'ON' trigger while looking for blockages. Operating the machine while it is partially dismantled could result in personal injury.

Remove the tools

Remove all tools and accessories from the machine e.g. wand, cleaner head, crevice tool etc. Please ensure the bin is empty before continuing with any checks.

How to separate the cleaner head, wand and bin on the Dyson Cyclone V10 cordless stick vacuum.

Press and hold the trigger for 10 seconds.

Does the machine still pulsate?

Check the bin inlet

Check the inlet at the front of the machine for any blockages and remove as necessary.

The base of the cyclone on a Dyson Cyclone V10 cordless stick vacuum being visually inspected.

Check the shroud opening

Hold the machine with the bin in a downwards position. Firmly push the red bin release button. The bin will slide down opening the bin base. The bin base will not open if the red button is not pushed down fully.

Check the opening on the cyclone shroud for any blockages. Remove as necessary.

Visually inspecting the cyclone on the Dyson Cyclone V10 cordless stick vacuum.

Close the clear bin by pushing the bin base upwards until it clicks into place.

How to close the clear bin by pushing upwards until the clear bin and bin base click into place.

Press and hold the trigger for 10 seconds.

Has this resolved the problem?

Test the machine

Remove all tools and accessories from the machine e.g. wand, cleaner head, crevice tool etc. Please ensure the bin is empty before continuing with any checks.

How to separate the cleaner head, wand and bin on the Dyson Cyclone V10 cordless stick vacuum.

Put the machine in Boost mode.

Press and hold the trigger for 10 seconds.

Does the noise still occur?

Remove the bin

Hold the machine with the bin in a downwards position. Firmly push the red bin release button. The bin will slide down opening the bin base. The bin base will not open if the red button is not pushed down fully.

Press the red button located on the bin runner to release the bin and slide the bin off the runner.

The release catch being pushed and the clear bin being pulled from the Main body.

Gently tap the side of the cyclone over a bin. This will remove any fine dust clogged up in the cyclone. Using the combination tool, clean the shroud to remove any debris around the cyclone.

Press and hold the trigger for 10 seconds.

Does the noise still occur?

Check the bin inlet

Check the opening on the cyclone shroud for any blockages. Remove as necessary.

3 ways to inspect the cyclone by checking the whole cyclone and clear bin, the inlet at the front and the opening on the cyclone shroud on the side.

To refit the clear bin

Insert the spine into the bin runner.

The clear bin being pushed back onto the Main body ensuring the runners line up.

Close the clear bin by pushing the bin base upwards until it clicks into place.

How to close the clear bin by pushing upwards until the clear bin and bin base click into place.

Press and hold the trigger for 10 seconds.

Has this resolved the problem?

We're glad the problem's been solved.

Please let us know if there's anything else we can help you with.

Before testing the machine please ensure that any hair or loose clothing is clear of the machine.

Automatic cut out

Large items may block the machine or tools. If any part becomes blocked or the filter needs washing, the machine may automatically cut out.

Motor is pulsating

1 solid blue light will indicate the machine has a low level of charge.

If the machine is cutting out/pulsating, this will indicate a blockage.

Be careful not to pull the 'ON' trigger while looking for blockages. Operating the machine while it is partially dismantled could result in personal injury.

Remove the tools

Remove all tools and accessories from the machine e.g. wand, cleaner head, crevice tool etc. Please ensure the bin is empty before continuing with any checks.

How to separate the cleaner head, wand and bin on the Dyson Cyclone V10 cordless stick vacuum.

Press and hold the trigger for 10 seconds.

Does the machine still pulsate?

Before testing the machine please ensure that any hair or loose clothing is clear of the machine.

The suction power of the machine varies depending which power mode you have selected. Boost mode being the most powerful.

Pick up issues are typically caused by a blockage.

Be careful not to pull the 'ON' trigger while looking for blockages. Operating the machine while it is partially dismantled could result in personal injury.

Remove the tools

Remove all tools and accessories from the machine e.g. wand, cleaner head, crevice tool etc. Please ensure the bin is empty before continuing with any checks.

How to separate the cleaner head, wand and bin on the Dyson Cyclone V10 cordless stick vacuum.

Press and hold the trigger for 10 seconds.

Is the machine pulsating?

Please ensure the battery is charged to 100% after every use.

Power modes

The machine has three power modes for different tasks. The overall run time is displayed on the digital display screen in minutes and seconds and will vary between each of the three power modes.

Run time

The overall run time can increase and decrease depending on the power mode, floor type and tool being used. Any change to the run time can take up to 30 seconds to appear on the digital display.

Eco mode

Maximum run time for longer cleans all around your home, with up to 60 minutes of run time.

The Eco power option on the Dyson V11 digital display.

Auto/Med mode

The optimum balance to clean all floors, with up to 40 minutes of run time.

Attach your High Torque cleaner head to activate Auto mode, which automatically adapts power between carpets and hard floors.

The Auto and Medium power options on the Dyson V11 digital display.

Boost mode

Designed for intensive cleaning on ground-in dirt, with up to 5 minutes of run time.

The boost power icon on the Dyson V11 digital display.

Please ensure the battery is charged to 100% after every use.

When the machine is placed on charge it enters an idle state, this reduces all power consumption ready for the next use. Due to this reduction in the power, when the machine is removed from charge and powered on for the first time it can display an incorrect run time. This is nothing to be concerned about. The machine will assess the charge capacity and current usage within 30 seconds, displaying the correct time on the digital display.

To achieve the maximum run time, the machine must first be calibrated. The machine should be fully charged approximately five times. Between charges, use the machine until it has no battery remaining.

Where you have additional click-in batteries, we recommend alternating and charging all click-in batteries regularly to prolong battery health.

Is the machine working as expected?

Charge the machine

Connect to the charger either directly or in the docking station.

The Main body of the Dyson V11 vacuum being charged by plugging into the charging port at base of the Main body.

Do the blue LED lights appear on either side of the battery?

Charge the machine

When the battery is charged, both LEDs will light for 5 seconds, then go out.

Remove the charger

Press and hold the trigger for 10 seconds.

Does the machine have power?

Pull the trigger

Press and hold the trigger for 10 seconds.

The LED lights should be on constantly when in use.

If the LED lights blink on/off for approximately 10 seconds when the trigger is pulled, please select 'LED lights blinking'.

Do the blue LED lights appear on either side of the battery?

Charging

If the machine is being charged through the docking station, please disconnect the charger and connect it directly into the machine.

The Main body of the Dyson V11 vacuum being charged by plugging into the charging port at base of the Main body.

Please check household electrics or use an alternative plug socket.

Do the blue LED lights now appear on either side of the battery?

Remove the charger

Press and hold the trigger for 10 seconds.

Does the display screen show a low battery indicator?

The blue LEDs – one on each side of the battery – will flash on and off during charging.

When the battery is charged, both LEDs will light for 5 seconds, then go out.

The machine can take up to 4.5 hours to fully charge.

Remove the charger

Press and hold the trigger for 10 seconds.

Does the machine have power?

Most Dyson vacuums have a built in safety mechanism that will turn off the machine if it begins to overheat. This typically happens when the machine is blocked, or if the filter needs washing.

If your machine continues to overheat, please allow it to cool before carrying out the performance checks.

Please select the next step

Before testing the machine please ensure that any hair or loose clothing is clear of the machine.

Automatic cut out

This machine is fitted with an automatic cut out. If any part becomes blocked, the machine may automatically cut out.

Motor is pulsating

This will happen after the motor pulses a number of times (i.e. switches on and off in quick succession) and the blockage indicator will light. Leave to cool down before looking for blockages.

Be careful not to pull the 'ON' trigger while looking for blockages. Operating the machine while it is partially dismantled could result in personal injury.

Remove the tools

Remove all tools and accessories from the machine e.g. wand, cleaner head, crevice tool etc. Please ensure the bin is empty before continuing with any checks.

How to separate the cleaner head, wand and bin on the Dyson Cyclone V10 cordless stick vacuum.

Press and hold the trigger for 10 seconds.

Has this resolved the problem?

Check for blockages

Check both ends of the wand for blockages and remove as necessary.

The wand from the Dyson Cyclone V10 cordless stick vacuum being checked from both ends.

Reattach the cleaner head, tool or accessory to the wand. Reattach the wand to the machine.

Press and hold the trigger for 10 seconds.

Has this resolved the problem?

Charge the machine

Connect to the charger either directly or in the docking station.

How to charge the Dyson Cyclone V10 cordless stick vacuum in the docking station.

The blue LEDs – one on each side of the battery – will flash on and off during charging.

Do the blue LED lights appear on either side of the battery?

Charge the machine

When the battery is charged, both LEDs will light for 5 seconds, then go out.

Remove the charger

Press and hold the trigger for 10 seconds.

Has this resolved the problem?

Has the machine been fully charged?

The Dyson V11™ battery and monitoring system work together to gauge how much run time is remaining. The system calculates run time using an algorithm that ‘learns’ how your machine works over time. To get the best experience, we recommend fully charging your machine after every use. This helps the battery and monitoring system's algorithm to more accurately calculate and display remaining run time.

The actual run time of your machine remains unaffected while the algorithm learns to more accurately gauge remaining power.

The battery is designed to be left on charge permanently, and this will ensure that the machine is fully charged when it's next used. It will take up to 4.5 hours to fully charge your machine. Once the battery is fully charged, your machine won't use any more electricity.

Has this resolved the problem?

If your machine continues to cut out even though run time remains on the screen, we recommend fully charging your machine, then using it continuously until the battery runs out. This should be completed within one cleaning session, but the trigger doesn't need to be held down throughout. We advise using Auto/Med mode for this clean. The more this process is repeated, the more accurate the algorithm becomes.

The battery is designed to be left on charge permanently, and this will ensure that the machine is fully charged when it's next used. It will take up to 4.5 hours to fully charge your machine. Once the battery is fully charged, your machine won't use any more electricity.

Has this resolved the problem?

Please select the appropriate option

Damp or musty

A damp or musty smell is caused when dust in the cyclone has come into contact with water.

It may not be a direct contact with water, for example when vacuuming pet hair that is slightly damp, this moisture will combine with the dust in the cyclone causing the smell.

Additionally the smell may occur if the filter goes back into the machine wet.

Only the filter and the two washable brush bars from the Soft roller cleaner head can be washed. The bin can be cleaned with a damp cloth only. Washed and cleaned parts must be completely dry before being refitted to the machine.

Has any part of the machine been washed?

Remove the bin

Hold the machine with the bin in a downwards position. Firmly push the red bin release button. The bin will slide down opening the bin base. The bin base will not open if the red button is not pushed down fully.

Press the red button located on the bin runner to release the bin and slide the bin off the runner.

The release catch being pushed and the clear bin being pulled from the Main body.

Gently tap the side of the cyclone over a bin. This will remove any fine dust clogged up in the cyclone. Using the combination tool, clean the shroud to remove any debris around the cyclone.

Check the opening on the cyclone shroud for any blockages. Remove as necessary.

3 ways to inspect the cyclone by checking the whole cyclone and clear bin, the inlet at the front and the opening on the cyclone shroud on the side.

The clear bin is not dishwasher safe and the use of detergents, polishes or air fresheners to clean the clear bin is not recommended as this may damage your machine. Clean the clear bin with a damp cloth only.

To refit the clear bin

Insert the spine into the bin runner.

The clear bin being pushed back onto the Main body ensuring the runners line up.

Close the clear bin by pushing the bin base upwards until it clicks into place.

How to close the clear bin by pushing upwards until the clear bin and bin base click into place.

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This indicates the filter needs washing. Please follow the steps in the video.

Leave the filter to dry for a minimum of 24 hours in an environment with good airflow. Ensure that the filter is completely dry before reinserting it into the machine.

Press and hold the trigger for 10 seconds.

Damp or musty smell still present

Under normal use, any unpleasant smell can only be caused by something the machine has picked up. Please select pick up issues to carry out checks.

Please select the appropriate option

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Removing the filter

Remove the filter by turning it anticlockwise. Gently pull it away from the machine.

The filter being removed from the Main body by twisting anti-clockwise and pulling. A warning image shows the machine being unplugged beforehand.

Gently tap the filter unit to remove any excess dust and debris before washing it.

Wash the filter in cold water only.

WARNING: Please do not use detergent, do not wash in a dishwasher or washing machine.

Wash the pleated paper element of the filter unit first; hold the filter unit under a cold water tap with the foam element downwards and run cold water over the pleated paper. Continue washing until the water runs clear.

The inside of the filter on the Dyson V11 vacuum being rinsed with tap water.

Wash the foam element of the filter unit next; hold the filter unit under a cold water tap with the foam element downwards so that dirty water does not contaminate the pleated paper element. Run cold water over the inside and outside of the foam element and squeeze the foam gently to expel the dirt. Continue washing until the water runs clear.

The mesh part of the filter on the Dyson V11 vacuum being rinsed under tap water.

Wash the outside of the filter unit. Then fill the unit with cold water, place your hands over the open ends and shake gently. Repeat washing the elements and outside of the filter unit until the water runs clear.

The filter on the Dyson V11 vacuum being rinsed with tap water.

Gently shake the filter unit to remove any excess water and leave to drain with the foam element end facing up.

Excess water being removed from the filter on the Dyson V11 vacuum by shaking in all directions.

Drying

Leave the filter to dry for a minimum of 24 hours in an environment with good airflow. Ensure that the filter is completely dry before reinserting it into the machine.

The filter on the Dyson V11 vacuum being air dried for 24 hours.

Refit

Insert the filter back into the machine. Turn the filter clockwise until it clicks into place.

Two filters, one wet and incorrect, one dry and correctly being refitted to the Main body by twisting clockwise and clicking into place.

The filter may need to be washed more frequently if you are vacuuming a lot of fine dust, or if the machine is predominantly being used in Boost mode.

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Were all the washed parts completely dry before the machine was used?

Damp or musty smell still present

Under normal use, any unpleasant smell can only be caused by something the machine has picked up. Please select pick up issues to carry out checks.

If you are able to identify which part of the machine the smell is coming from, replacing this part may resolve the issue.

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Please check all floor tools

Please connect the floor tool directly on to the bin.

If the brush bar on every tool spins when connected to the bin, please select "The wand is damaged".

If the brush bar isn't spinning on any tool, please select "The brush bar does not spin on any cleaner head".

Clear the floor tool

With the Direct drive cleaner head removed from the machine, turn it over and undo the fastener.

Locate the end cap and using a coin, turn it anticlockwise a quarter of the way. This will allow you to remove it.

Note: There should be a small padlock icon along with directional arrows to help you unlock the end cap.

How to unlock the cleaner head end cap.

Remove the brush bar from the Direct drive cleaner head and clear away any hair or fibres. Check the neck of the cleaner head (where the cleaner head connects to the wand) for any blockages. Ensure there is no build-up of dust or debris in the small crevice between where the brush bar sits and the neck of the cleaner head.

How to remove and clean the brush bar.

The brush bar, now clear of any debris, can be reinserted into the cleaner head. Securely fasten the end cap.

How to refit and secure the brush bar.

Has this resolved the problem?

Clear the floor tool

With the High Torque cleaner head removed from the machine, turn it over and undo the fastener.

Locate the end cap and using a coin, turn it anticlockwise a quarter of the way. This will allow you to remove it.

Note: There should be a small padlock icon along with directional arrows to help you unlock the end cap.

Remove the brush bar from the High Torque cleaner head and clear away any hair or fibres. Check the neck of the cleaner head (where the cleaner head connects to the wand) for any blockages. Ensure there is no build-up of dust or debris in the small crevice between where the brush bar sits and the neck of the cleaner head.

The brush bar, now clear of any debris, can be reinserted into the cleaner head. Securely fasten the end cap.

Place the cleaner head onto the bin, change the suction control slider to the positive position and test the machine.

Switch the suction control slider to the negative setting and continue testing.

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Clear the floor tool

With the Quick-release Mini motorised head removed from the machine, turn it over and undo the fastener. Locate the end cap and using a coin, turn it anticlockwise a quarter of the way. This will allow you to remove it.

Note: There should be a small padlock icon along with directional arrows to help you unlock the end cap.

The end cap and brush bar being removed.

Remove the brush bar from the Quick-release Mini motorised head and clear away any hair or fibres. Check the neck of the cleaner head (where the cleaner head connects to the wand) for any blockages. Ensure there is no build-up of dust or debris in the small crevice between where the brush bar sits and the neck of the cleaner head.

The cleaner head being checked for blockages

The brush bar, now clear of any debris, can be reinserted into the cleaner head. Securely fasten the end cap.

The brush bar and end cap being replaced.

Has this resolved the problem?

Clear the floor tool

With the cleaner head removed from the machine, turn it over. On the underside of the cleaner head by the soft roller, locate the fastener. Using a coin, turn the fastener anticlockwise a quarter of the way to remove the end cap.

Note: There should be a small padlock icon along with directional arrows to help you unlock the end cap.

The lock on the floor tool of the Dyson V6 cordless vacuum.

Remove the brush bar from the Soft roller cleaner head and clear away any hair or fibres. Check the neck of the cleaner head (where the cleaner head connects to the wand) for any blockages. Ensure there is no build-up of dust or debris in the small crevice between where the brush bar sits and the neck of the cleaner head.

The brush bar on the Dyson V6 cordless vacuum being untangled from debris.

The brush bar, now clear of any debris, can be reinserted into the cleaner head. Securely fasten the end cap.

The lock on the floor tool of the Dyson V6 cordless vacuum.

The Soft roller cleaner head has two washable brush bars. Check and wash them regularly as per the step by step instructions.

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Please follow the steps in the video.

Washable brush bars - step by step

With the cleaner head removed from the machine, turn it upside down so the underside of the cleaner head is facing you. Use a coin to turn the end cap a quarter anticlockwise until it clicks into the unlocked position. Rotate the end cap to the open position. Gently slide the main brush bar out of the cleaner head. Remove the end cap from the main brush bar. Do not wash the end cap.

The lock on the floor tool of the Dyson V6 cordless vacuum.

Gently slide the rear brush bar out of the cleaner head.

Hold the brush bars under running water and gently rub to remove any lint or dirt.

Stand the brush bars upright. Leave to dry completely for a minimum of 24 hours. Before replacing, check that the brush bars are completely dry.

Slide the rear brush bar back into the cleaner head.

Slide the main brush bar back into the cleaner head.

Reattach the end cap to the large brush bar.

The end cap should be in the open position. Once in place, rotate the end cap back into the closed position.

Close the fastener by turning it a quarter clockwise. Ensure that the fastener is fully turned and the brush bars are secure.

Refit the cleaner head on the machine.

Press and hold the trigger for 10 seconds.

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Please ensure that you are emptying the bin as soon as the dirt reaches the level of the MAX mark.

The maximum capacity line for the clear bin on the Dyson V11 vacuum.

Should the dirt in the bin exceed the MAX mark, the excess dirt can be pulled directly into the filter causing a blockage.

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Please follow the steps in the video.

Has this resolved the problem?

Empty as soon as the dirt reaches the level of the MAX mark - do not overfill. Ensure the machine is disconnected from the charger before emptying the clear bin. Be careful not to pull the 'ON' trigger.

The maximum capacity line for the clear bin on the Dyson V11 vacuum.

Remove the wand by pressing the red wand release button and pulling away from the bin.

The MAX fill line in the bin on the Dyson Cyclone V10 cordless stick vacuum.

Emptying the bin

Hold the machine with the bin in a downwards position. Firmly push the red bin release button. The bin will slide down opening the bin base. The bin base will not open if the red button is not pushed down fully.

Closing the bin

Close the clear bin by pushing the bin base upwards until it clicks into place.

How to close the clear bin by pushing upwards until the clear bin and bin base click into place.

Has this resolved the problem?

Scratches or marks on the wand

Marks on the wand can be caused by making contact with a painted surface such as a door frame.

These can be removed by wiping them with a damp cloth.

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User guide

Please open the PDF for the user guide.

Is there anything else we can help with?

It's important to fully charge all click-in batteries as soon as you open the box, and after every clean. The battery and monitoring system's algorithm 'learns' over time, and fully charging your batteries helps it to more accurately calculate and display remaining run time.

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Settings menu

Control the settings on your machine using the selection button. To enter the settings menu, press and hold the button until the menu screen appears. Tap to scroll through the options available.

Changing language

To change the language on your screen, press the selection button and hold until the language list appears. Release the button.

Tap the selection button to scroll through the language list to your preferred language. Press and hold the button until the countdown ends to set your language.

To cancel your selection, release the button during the countdown.

A green tick will appear on the screen to show your language selection is complete.

Change alert setting

Tap to scroll through the settings menu. Select the 'Alerts' option.

Scroll to select on or off. Hold the selection button until the countdown ends and a tick appears on the screen.

To cancel your selection, release the button during the countdown.

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Power modes

The machine has three power modes for different tasks. The overall run time is displayed on the digital display screen in minutes and seconds and will vary between each of the three power modes.

Run time

The overall run time can increase and decrease depending on the power mode, floor type and tool being used. Any change to the run time can take up to 30 seconds to appear on the digital display.

Eco mode

Maximum run time for longer cleans all around your home, with up to 60 minutes of run time.

Auto/Med mode

The optimum balance to clean all floors, with up to 40 minutes of run time.

Attach your High Torque cleaner head to activate Auto mode, which automatically adapts power between carpets and hard floors.

Boost mode

Designed for intensive cleaning on ground-in dirt, with up to 5 minutes of run time.

Is there anything else we can help with?

All the tools provided with the machine will fit the wand and the bin inlet.

Attach the tools to the end of the wand, ensuring the connections line up.

Remove the wand. Place the tools directly onto the bin inlet until they click.

Is there anything else we can help with?

Removing the click-in battery

Hold your hand under the battery to support it. Press the red battery release button and pull the battery away from the handle.

To install a battery

Slide the battery onto the handle until it clicks securely in place.

Looking after your batteries

If you own an additional click-in battery, we recommend fully charging it soon after purchase, and alternating and charging all click-in batteries regularly to prolong battery health.

Is there anything else we can help with?

It's important to fully charge all click-in batteries as soon as you open the box, and after every clean. The battery and monitoring system's algorithm 'learns' over time, and fully charging your batteries helps it to more accurately calculate and display remaining run time.

Charging the machine

If your machine has a red catch on the battery, you can charge your battery on or off your machine, in or outside of the dock.

The blue LEDs – one on each side of the battery – will flash on and off during charging.

When the battery is charged, both LEDs will light for 5 seconds, then go out.

The screen will show the battery as fully charged.

The machine can take up to 4.5 hours to fully charge.

Looking after your batteries

If you own an additional click-in battery, we recommend fully charging it soon after purchase, and alternating and charging all click-in batteries regularly to prolong battery health.

Is there anything else we can help with?

Please follow the steps in the video.

How to install the dock - step by step

The docking station must be mounted in accordance with regulations and applicable codes/standards (state and local laws may apply). Dyson recommends the use of protective clothing, eyewear and materials when installing the docking station.

Unpack the docking station, charger and installation leaflet.

Select the location for the docking station and ensure that there is no pipework (gas, water or air), electrical cables, wires or ductwork directly behind the mounting location. Follow the instructions in the installation leaflet.

Secure the backplate using the appropriate fixings.

Position the jack plug on the front casing.

Make sure the charger cable is secured neatly behind the front casing.

Firmly push down the jack cover to secure the jack plug.

Clip the front casing onto the backplate, and push firmly to secure.

Click the tools into place.

Place the machine in the docking station.

Plug the charger into the mains electricity supply. Switch on (if necessary) to charge the battery.

The machine will need to be fully charged before first use.

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The serial number can be located in two places.

The serial number can be found on the underside of the machine’s click-in battery.

Checking the base of the power pack on the Dyson Cyclone V10 cordless stick vacuum.

Remove the click-in battery to reveal the serial number inside the machine’s handle.

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Settings menu

Control the settings on your machine using the selection button. To enter the settings menu, press and hold the button until the menu screen appears. Tap to scroll through the options available.

Changing language

To change the language on your screen, press the selection button and hold until the language list appears. Release the button.

Tap the selection button to scroll through the language list to your preferred language. Press and hold the button until the countdown ends to set your language.

To cancel your selection, release the button during the countdown.

A green tick will appear on the screen to show your language selection is complete.

Change alert setting

Tap to scroll through the settings menu. Select the 'Alerts' option.

Scroll to select on or off. Hold the selection button until the countdown ends and a tick appears on the screen.

To cancel your selection, release the button during the countdown.

Is there anything else we can help with?

Changing the battery

Where you have additional click-in batteries, we recommend alternating and charging all click-in batteries regularly to prolong battery health.

To remove a battery

Hold your hand under the battery to support it. Press the red battery release button and pull the battery away from the handle. Place the battery on charge.

To install a battery

Slide the battery onto the handle until it clicks securely in place.

Is there anything else we can help with?

Please follow the steps in the video.

Emptying the bin - step by step

Empty as soon as the dirt reaches the level of the MAX mark - do not overfill. Ensure the machine is disconnected from the charger before emptying the clear bin. Be careful not to pull the 'ON' trigger.

The maximum capacity line for the clear bin on the Dyson V11 vacuum.

Remove the wand by pressing the red wand release button and pulling away from the bin.

The Wand being removed from the Main body with a warning image showing the machine being unplugged beforehand.

To release the dirt

Hold the machine with the bin in a downwards position. Firmly push the red bin release button. The bin will slide down opening the bin base. The bin base will not open if the red button is not pushed down fully.

Closing the bin

Close the clear bin by pushing the bin base upwards until it clicks into place.

How to close the clear bin by pushing upwards until the clear bin and bin base click into place.

Is there anything else we can help with?

Please ensure the battery is charged to 100% after every use.

Charging the machine

Connect to the charger either directly or in the docking station.

The blue LEDs – one on each side of the battery – will flash on and off during charging.

When the battery is charged, both LEDs will light for 5 seconds, then go out.

The screen will show the battery as fully charged.

The machine can take up to 4.5 hours to fully charge.

Is there anything else we can help with?

Empty as soon as the dirt reaches the level of the MAX mark - do not overfill. Ensure the machine is disconnected from the charger before emptying the clear bin. Be careful not to pull the 'ON' trigger.

The maximum capacity line for the clear bin on the Dyson V11 vacuum.

Remove the wand by pressing the red wand release button and pulling away from the bin.

The Wand being removed from the Main body with a warning image showing the machine being unplugged beforehand.

Remove the bin

Hold the machine with the bin in a downwards position. Firmly push the red bin release button. The bin will slide down opening the bin base. The bin base will not open if the red button is not pushed down fully.

Press the red button located on the bin runner to release the bin and slide the bin off the runner.

The release catch being pushed and the clear bin being pulled from the Main body.

Gently tap the side of the cyclone over a bin. This will remove any fine dust clogged up in the cyclone. Using the combination tool, clean the shroud to remove any debris around the cyclone.

Check the opening on the cyclone shroud for any blockages. Remove as necessary.

To refit the clear bin

Insert the spine into the bin runner.

The clear bin being pushed back onto the Main body ensuring the runners line up.

Close the clear bin by pushing the bin base upwards until it clicks into place.

How to close the clear bin by pushing upwards until the clear bin and bin base click into place.

Is there anything else we can help with?

Please follow the steps in the video.

Washing the filter - step by step

Removing the filter

Remove the filter by turning it anticlockwise. Gently pull it away from the machine.

The filter being removed from the Main body by twisting anti-clockwise and pulling. A warning image shows the machine being unplugged beforehand.

Gently tap the filter unit to remove any excess dust and debris before washing it.

Wash the filter in cold water only. WARNING: Please do not use detergent, do not wash in a dishwasher or washing machine.

Wash the pleated paper element of the filter unit first; hold the filter unit under a cold water tap with the foam element downwards and run cold water over the pleated paper. Continue washing until the water runs clear.

Wash the foam element of the filter unit next; hold the filter unit under a cold water tap with the foam element downwards so that dirty water does not contaminate the pleated paper element. Run cold water over the inside and outside of the foam element and squeeze the foam gently to expel the dirt. Continue washing until the water runs clear.

Wash the outside of the filter unit. Then fill the unit with cold water, place your hands over the open ends and shake gently. Repeat washing the elements and outside of the filter unit until the water runs clear.

Gently shake the filter unit to remove any excess water and leave to drain with the foam element end facing up.

Drying

Leave the filter to dry for a minimum of 24 hours in an environment with good airflow. Ensure that the filter is completely dry before reinserting it into the machine.

Refit

Insert the filter back into the machine. Turn the filter clockwise until it clicks into place.

The filter may need to be washed more frequently if you are vacuuming a lot of fine dust, or if the machine is predominantly being used in Boost mode.

Is there anything else we can help with?

Clear the floor tool

With the Direct drive cleaner head removed from the machine, turn it over and undo the fastener.

Locate the end cap and using a coin, turn it anticlockwise a quarter of the way. This will allow you to remove it.

Note: There should be a small padlock icon along with directional arrows to help you unlock the end cap.

How to unlock the cleaner head end cap.

Remove the brush bar from the Direct drive cleaner head and clear away any hair or fibres. Check the neck of the cleaner head (where the cleaner head connects to the wand) for any blockages. Ensure there is no build-up of dust or debris in the small crevice between where the brush bar sits and the neck of the cleaner head.

How to remove and clean the brush bar.

The brush bar, now clear of any debris, can be reinserted into the cleaner head. Securely fasten the end cap.

Is there anything else we can help with?

Clear the floor tool

With the High Torque cleaner head removed from the machine, turn it over and undo the fastener.

Locate the end cap and using a coin, turn it anticlockwise a quarter of the way. This will allow you to remove it.

Note: There should be a small padlock icon along with directional arrows to help you unlock the end cap.

Remove the brush bar from the High Torque cleaner head and clear away any hair or fibres. Check the neck of the cleaner head (where the cleaner head connects to the wand) for any blockages. Ensure there is no build-up of dust or debris in the small crevice between where the brush bar sits and the neck of the cleaner head.

The brush bar, now clear of any debris, can be reinserted into the cleaner head. Securely fasten the end cap.

Is there anything else we can help with?

Clear the floor tool

With the Quick-release Mini motorised head removed from the machine, turn it over and undo the fastener. Locate the end cap and using a coin, turn it anticlockwise a quarter of the way. This will allow you to remove it.

Note: There should be a small padlock icon along with directional arrows to help you unlock the end cap.

The end cap and brush bar being removed.

Remove the brush bar from the Quick-release Mini motorised head and clear away any hair or fibres. Check the neck of the cleaner head (where the cleaner head connects to the wand) for any blockages. Ensure there is no build-up of dust or debris in the small crevice between where the brush bar sits and the neck of the cleaner head.

The cleaner head being checked for blockages

The brush bar, now clear of any debris, can be reinserted into the cleaner head. Securely fasten the end cap.

The brush bar and end cap being replaced.

Is there anything else we can help with?

Please follow the steps in the video.

Clear the floor tool - step by step

With the cleaner head removed from the machine, turn it over. On the underside of the cleaner head by the soft roller, locate the fastener. Using a coin, turn the fastener anticlockwise a quarter of the way to remove the end cap.

Note: There should be a small padlock icon along with directional arrows to help you unlock the end cap.

The lock on the floor tool of the Dyson V6 cordless vacuum.

Remove the brush bar from the Soft roller cleaner head and clear away any hair or fibres. Check the neck of the cleaner head (where the cleaner head connects to the wand) for any blockages. Ensure there is no build-up of dust or debris in the small crevice between where the brush bar sits and the neck of the cleaner head.

The brush bar on the Dyson V6 cordless vacuum being untangled from debris.

The brush bar, now clear of any debris, can be reinserted into the cleaner head. Securely fasten the end cap.

The lock on the floor tool of the Dyson V6 cordless vacuum.

The Soft roller cleaner head has two washable brush bars. Check and wash them regularly as per the step by step instructions.

Is there anything else we can help with?

Please follow the steps in the video.

Washing the brush bar - step by step

With the cleaner head removed from the machine, turn it upside down so the underside of the cleaner head is facing you. Use a coin to turn the end cap a quarter anticlockwise until it clicks into the unlocked position. Rotate the end cap to the open position. Gently slide the main brush bar out of the cleaner head. Remove the end cap from the main brush bar. Do not wash the end cap.

Gently slide the rear brush bar out of the cleaner head.

Hold the brush bars under running water and gently rub to remove any lint or dirt.

Stand the brush bars upright. Leave to dry completely for a minimum of 24 hours. Before replacing, check that the brush bars are completely dry.

Slide the rear brush bar back into the cleaner head.

Slide the main brush bar back into the cleaner head.

Reattach the end cap to the large brush bar.

The end cap should be in the open position. Once in place, rotate the end cap back into the closed position.

Close the fastener by turning it a quarter clockwise. Ensure that the fastener is fully turned and the brush bars are secure.

Is there anything else we can help with?