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Dyson DC56 vacuum

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Wash the filter

The filter needs to be washed at least once per month.

Please follow the steps in the video.

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Remove the filter

The filter needs to be washed at least once per month.

Press the filter release catch located on the top of the machine and pull the cyclone away from the Main body.

Wash the filter

Run cold water through the open end of the filter for approximately 10 seconds.

Turn the filter up side down and tap 10 times.

Squeeze and twist the filter.

Repeat until clean.

Dry the filter

Leave the filter in a warm place until completely dry.

Ensure the filter is completely dry before refitting into machine.

Make sure the filter sits correctly between the Main body and cyclone.

Reassemble and test the machine.

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Empty the bin

To ensure your machine continues to clean effectively, the bin must be emptied as soon as the dust reaches the MAX mark.

Push the button on the Main body of the machine downwards to release dust directly into a dustbin.

Shake or tap firmly to remove all dust from inside the fine dust collector.

Press firmly underneath the catch of the clear bin base to close.

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Serial number location

The serial number can be found on the Main body, behind the filter.

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How to attach the accessories

Crevice tool

Slide the crevice tool into the inlet pipe on the cyclone until it ''clicks'' into position.

Combination tool

The brush must be positioned at the back of the combination tool to use the crevice function.

To use the brush function. press the button on the brush section.

Slide the brush section towards the front of the combination tool.

Mini motorised head

Slide the Mini motorised tool into the inlet pipe on the bin until it 'clicks' into position.

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Please open the PDF for the user guide.

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Unusual noise

The machine is designed to pulsate. This is an audible feature that indicates a problem, as well as preventing damage to the motor. This is usually caused by a restriction in airflow or a blockage within the machine.

Check the machine

Open the bin base fully by pressing the bin release catch.

Press the catch located behind the bin release catch to separate the bin from the cyclone.

Remove the bin fully from the machine.

Clean the shroud with a cloth or dry brush to remove the fluff and dust.

With the bin removed, check the bin inlet flap for blockages and remove as necessary.

Ensure that it moves freely, fluff or fibres jamming the hinge can cause the flap to close resulting in low suction and pulsating noise.

Check the tools

Inspect all tools to check for blockages and remove any debris as necessary.

Check the Wand

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

Mini motorised head

Using a coin, undo the end cap fastener and remove the Brush bar.

Carefully cut away any hair or fibres from the Brush bar.

Reassemble and test the machine.

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Wash the filter

The filter needs to be washed at least once per month.

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Remove the filter

The filter needs to be washed at least once per month.

Press the filter release catch located on the top of the machine and pull the cyclone away from the Main body.

Wash the filter

Run cold water through the open end of the filter for approximately 10 seconds.

Turn the filter up side down and tap 10 times.

Squeeze and twist the filter.

Repeat until clean.

Dry the filter

Leave the filter in a warm place until completely dry.

Ensure the filter is completely dry before refitting into machine.

Make sure the filter sits correctly between the Main body and cyclone.

Test the machine.

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Check the machine

Press the catch located behind the bin release catch to separate the bin from the cyclone.

Press and hold the trigger for 10 seconds.

Has the noise stopped?

Clean the machine

Clean the shroud with a cloth or dry brush to remove the fluff and dust.

Check the tools

Inspect all tools to check for blockages and remove any debris as necessary.

Mini motorised head

Using a coin, undo the end cap fastener and remove the Brush bar.

Check the Wand

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

Carefully cut away any hair or fibres from the Brush bar.

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Check the machine

Open the bin base fully by pressing the bin release catch.

Press the catch located behind the bin release catch to separate the bin from the cyclone.

Remove the bin fully from the machine.

Clean the shroud with a cloth or dry brush to remove the fluff and dust.

Check the tools

Inspect all tools to check for blockages and remove any debris as necessary.

Check the Wand

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

Mini motorised head

Using a coin, undo the end cap fastener and remove the Brush bar.

Carefully cut away any hair or fibres from the Brush bar.

Reassemble and test the machine.

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Removing blockages from the Mini motorised head

Remove the Motorised head from the machine using the release catch on the top of the inlet.

Using a coin, undo the end cap as shown and remove the Brush bar.

Carefully cut away any hair or fibres from the Brush bar.

Reassemble and test the machine.

Has this resolved the problem?

Type A machine

Type A machines have a small battery release catch, located just below the MAX power or boost button. Once pressed, the battery is released from the machine.

Type B machine

Type B machines have a small screw located just below the MAX power or boost button. To release the battery, use a small screwdriver to remove the screw. Once the screw has been taken out, the battery can be fully removed from the machine.

Is the machine a Type A or Type B machine?

Filter

Make sure the filter sits correctly between the Main body and cyclone.

Check for blockages

Open the bin base fully by pressing the bin release catch.

Press the catch located behind the bin release catch to separate the bin from the cyclone.

Remove the bin fully from the machine.

Clean the shroud with a cloth or dry brush to remove the fluff and dust.

With the bin removed, check the bin inlet flap for blockages and remove as necessary.

Ensure that it moves freely, fluff or fibres jamming the hinge can cause the flap to close resulting in low suction and pulsating noise.

Check the tools

Inspect all tools to check for blockages and remove any debris as necessary.

Check the Wand

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

Mini motorised head

Using a coin, undo the end cap fastener and remove the Brush bar.

Carefully cut away any hair or fibres from the Brush bar.

Reassemble and test the machine.

Does the machine have power?

Filter

Make sure the filter sits correctly between the Main body and cyclone.

Check for blockages

Open the bin base fully by pressing the bin release catch.

Press the catch located behind the bin release catch to separate the bin from the cyclone.

Remove the bin fully from the machine.

Clean the shroud with a cloth or dry brush to remove the fluff and dust.

With the bin removed, check the bin inlet flap for blockages and remove as necessary.

Ensure that it moves freely, fluff or fibres jamming the hinge can cause the flap to close resulting in low suction and pulsating noise.

Check the tools

Inspect all tools to check for blockages and remove any debris as necessary.

Check the Wand

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

Mini motorised head

Using a coin, undo the end cap fastener and remove the Brush bar.

Carefully cut away any hair or fibres from the Brush bar.

Reassemble and test the machine.

Does the machine have power?

Machine is pulsating

The machine is designed to pulsate. This is an audible feature that indicates a problem, as well as preventing damage to the motor. This is usually caused by a restriction in airflow or a blockage within the machine.

If the machine does not have any power, please check the status light and select which light is showing.

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Test machine

Hold the trigger and run the machine.

Type A

Press the release catch and remove the battery.

Check that the contacts on the battery are not damaged.

Wipe with a dry clean cloth.

Refit the battery and test the machine.

Type B

Using a screw driver remove the two small screws, the 1st is located above the charging point and the 2nd is located behind the washable filter at the bottom.

Remove the battery.

Check that the contacts on the battery are not damaged.

Wipe with a dry clean cloth.

Refit the battery, the two screws and test the machine.

Has wiping the contacts resolved the problem?

Type A machine

Type A machines have a small battery release catch, located just below the max power or boost button. Once pressed the battery assembly is released from the machine.

Type B machine

Type B machines have a small screw located just below the MAX power or boost button. To release the battery, use a small screwdriver to remove the screw. Once the screw has been taken out, the battery can be fully removed from the machine.

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Inspection required

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Charge the machine

Plug the machine into the charger.

Run the machine

Run the machine without the charger plugged in.

Flat surface

Place the machine on a flat surface, pull the trigger and pull the bin away from the Main body.

Does the machine cut out?

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Type B machine

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Type B machines have a small screw located just below the max power or boost button. To release the battery assembly, use a small screwdriver to remove the screw. Once the screw has been taken out, the battery can be fully removed from the machine.

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Test machine

Run the machine without the charger plugged in.

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Flat surface

Place the machine on a flat surface, pull the trigger and pull the bin away from the main body.

Does the machine cut out?

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Is the machine Type A or Type B?

Type A machine

Type A machines have a small battery release catch, located just below the MAX power or boost button. Once pressed the battery assembly is released from the machine.

Type B Machine

Remove the cyclone/bin and pre-filter.

Undo both Phillips screws - one on the Main body handle and the other located on the reverse side where the pre-filter was removed from.

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Pull trigger and move machine body

Place the machine on a flat surface, pull the trigger and pull the bin away from the main body.

Does the machine cut out?

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Type A machines have a small battery release catch, located just below the max power or boost button. Once pressed the battery assembly is released from the machine.

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Type A or Type B

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Type A machines have a small battery release catch, located just below the max power or boost button. Once pressed the battery assembly is released from the machine.

Type B machine

Type B machines have two small screws; the first is located just below the MAX power or boost button and the second is located just below the washable filter. To release the battery assembly, use a small screwdriver to remove the screw. Once the screws have been taken out, the battery can be fully removed from the machine.

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Type B machine

Type B machines have a small screw located just below the max power or boost button. To release the battery assembly, use a small screwdriver to remove the screw. Once the screw has been taken out, the battery can be fully removed from the machine.

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Test the machine

Run the machine without the charger plugged in.

Type A machine

Type A machines have a small battery release catch, located just below the max power or boost button. Once pressed the battery assembly is released from the machine.

Type B machine

Type B machines have a small screw located just below the max power or boost button. To release the battery assembly, use a small screwdriver to remove the screw. Once the screw has been taken out, the battery can be fully removed from the machine.

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Is there any power?

Type A machine

Type A machines have a small battery release catch, located just below the max power or boost button. Once pressed the battery assembly is released from the machine.

Type B machine

Type B machines have a small screw located just below the max power or boost button. To release the battery assembly, use a small screwdriver to remove the screw. Once the screw has been taken out, the battery can be fully removed from the machine.

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Charge the machine

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Type A machines have a small battery release catch, located just below the max power or boost button. Once pressed the battery assembly is released from the machine.

Type B

Type B machines have a small screw located just below the max power or boost button. To release the battery assembly, use a small screwdriver to remove the screw. Once the screw has been taken out, the battery can be fully removed from the machine.

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Separate bin from Main body

Place the machine on a flat surface, pull the trigger and pull the bin away from the Main body.

Does the machine cut out?

Type A or Type B

Type A machine

Type A machines have a small battery release catch, located just below the max power or boost button. Once pressed the battery assembly is released from the machine.

Type B machine

Type B machines have two small screws; the first is located just below the MAX power or boost button and the second is located just below the washable filter. To release the battery assembly, use a small screwdriver to remove the screw. Once the screws have been taken out, the battery can be fully removed from the machine.

Is the machine a Type A or Type B?

Type A machine

Type A machines have a small battery release catch, located just below the max power or boost button. Once pressed the battery assembly is released from the machine.

Type B machine

Type B machines have two small screws, the 1st is located just below the max power or boost button and the 2nd is located just below the washable filter. To release the battery assembly, use a small screwdriver to remove the screw. Once the screws have been taken out, the battery can be fully removed from the machine.

Is the machine a Type A or Type B machine?

Run the machine

Run the machine without the charger plugged in.

Is the machine a Type A or Type B?

Is there any power to the machine?

Full charge

Charge machine for 5.5 hours.

Does the machine have power after a full charge?

Place on flat surface

Place the machine on a flat surface, pull the trigger and pull the bin away from the main body.

Does the machine cut out?

Type A machine

Type A machines have a small battery release catch, located just below the max power or boost button. Once pressed the battery assembly is released from the machine.

Type B machine

Type B machines have a small Phillips screw - located just below the MAX power or boost button.

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Is there any power to the machine?

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Type B machine

Type B machines have a small screw located just below the max power or boost button. To release the battery assembly, use a small screwdriver to remove the screw. Once the screw has been taken out, the battery can be fully removed from the machine.

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No light

Place the machine on a flat surface, pull the trigger and pull the bin away from the Main body.

Does the machine cut out?

Is the machine a Type A or Type B?

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Is the machine a Type A or Type B machine?

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MAX power

The machine will run for 6 minutes on MAX power.

Standard mode

The machine will run for 13 mins on standard power with the Mini motorised head and 15 mins without the Mini motorised head.

Has this resolved the problem?

Please select the appropriate option

Damp or musty smell

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 can be washed, the bin can be cleaned with a damp cloth only, and both must be completely dry before being refitted to the machine.

Has any part of the machine been washed?

Clean the bin

To ensure your machine continues to clean effectively, the clear bin must be emptied as soon as the dust reaches the MAX mark.

Push the button on the Main body of the machine downwards to release dust directly into a dustbin.

Clean the clear bin with a damp cloth only.

WARNING: Do not use detergents, polishes or air fresheners to clean the clear bin. Do not put the clear bin in a dishwasher.

Refit the bin

Ensure the bin is completely dry before replacing. To replace the bin, push it up and in to the Main body of the machine until it clicks in to place.

Mini motorised head

Using a coin, undo the end cap fastener and remove the Brush bar.

Carefully cut away any hair or fibres from the Brush bar.

Reassemble and test the machine.

Has this resolved the problem?

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 locate the smell to a part of the machine, replacing the part may help eliminate the smell. For this, please select Part broken.

Check the machine

Open the bin base fully by pressing the bin release catch.

Press the catch located behind the bin release catch to separate the bin from the cyclone.

Remove the bin fully from the machine.

Clean the shroud with a cloth or dry brush to remove the fluff and dust.

Check the tools

Inspect all tools to check for blockages and remove any debris as necessary.

Mini motorised head

Using a coin, undo the end cap fastener and remove the Brush bar.

Carefully cut away any hair or fibres from the Brush bar.

Reassemble and test the machine.

Has this resolved the problem?

Wash the filter

The filter needs to be washed at least once per month.

Please follow the steps in the video.

Remove the filter

The filter needs to be washed at least once per month.

Press the filter release catch located on the top of the machine and pull the cyclone away from the Main body.

Wash the filter

Run cold water through the open end of the filter for approximately 10 seconds.

Turn the filter up side down and tap 10 times.

Squeeze and twist the filter.

Repeat until clean.

Dry the filter

Leave the filter in a warm place until completely dry.

Ensure the filter is completely dry before refitting into machine.

Make sure the filter sits correctly between the Main body and cyclone.

Test the machine.

Has this resolved the problem?

Paper test

This would indicate that there is no issue with the machine. To test that there is not a further blockage, tear up some small pieces of paper and vacuum them.

Are you able to see the pieces of paper in the clear bin?

Machine working normally

This would indicate that the machine is working as intended.

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You might need a replacement part.

It looks like the Bin is not working. You can solve this by ordering a new one below.

Bin

Part no. 964217-01

Replacement bin for your Dyson vacuum cleaner.

£19.00

Bin

Bin

Part no. 964217-01

Replacement bin for your Dyson vacuum cleaner.

£19.00

£19.00

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Wash the filter

The filter needs to be washed at least once per month.

Please follow the steps in the video.

Remove the filter

The filter needs to be washed at least once per month.

Press the filter release catch located on the top of the machine and pull the cyclone away from the Main body.

Wash the filter

Run cold water through the open end of the filter for approximately 10 seconds.

Turn the filter up side down and tap 10 times.

Squeeze and twist the filter.

Repeat until clean.

Dry the filter

Leave the filter in a warm place until completely dry.

Ensure the filter is completely dry before refitting into machine.

Make sure the filter sits correctly between the Main body and cyclone.

Test the machine.

Has this resolved the problem?

Type A machine

Type A machines have a small battery release catch, located just below the MAX power or boost button. Once pressed, the battery is released from the machine.

Type B machine

Type B machines have a small screw located just below the MAX power or boost button. To release the battery, use a small screwdriver to remove the screw. Once the screw has been taken out, the battery can be fully removed from the machine.

Separate the cyclone from the Main body

Remove all tools and accessories from the machine.

Lay the machine on its back, on a firm stable surface, so that bin entry nozzle points towards the ceiling.

Place your hand on the bin and apply pressure downwards.

While applying pressure, press the cyclone release catch.

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Charge the battery

Plug the charger directly in to the machine via the charger cable.

The Battery should be fully charged after 3.5 hours.

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Check the machine

Open the bin base fully by pressing the bin release catch.

Press the catch located behind the bin release catch to separate the bin from the cyclone.

Remove the bin fully from the machine.

Clean the shroud with a cloth or dry brush to remove the fluff and dust.

With the bin removed, check the bin inlet flap for blockages and remove as necessary.

Ensure that it moves freely, fluff or fibres jamming the hinge can cause the flap to close resulting in low suction and pulsating noise.

Check the tools

Inspect all tools to check for blockages and remove any debris as necessary.

Check the Wand

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

Mini motorised head

Using a coin, undo the end cap fastener and remove the Brush bar.

Carefully cut away any hair or fibres from the Brush bar.

Reassemble and test the machine.

Is there anything else we can help with?