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Maintain your vacuum filter. Extend its life.

Dyson cordless vacuum filters are engineered to capture microscopic particles. Over time, these can build up in the filter and reduce performance. By washing it once a month, you can help maintain suction power.

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Fully-sealed advanced filtration

Fully-sealed advanced filtration

Five-layer filtration

All our cordless vacuums use at least five layers of advanced, whole-machine filtration to capture 99.97% of particles as small as 0.3 microns.¹

Every machine is tested to ensure it’s fully sealed, so it traps dust and dirt inside and expels cleaner air into your home.

Metal mesh filter

Advanced chemical etching ensures the mesh sieves particles from the airflow.

 

Powerful cyclones

Generate strong centrifugal forces to capture fine dust with no loss of suction.²

Pre-motor filtration

Electrostatically charged filter attracts smaller particles that would otherwise pass through.

 

Bin cyclone

Initial cyclonic separation removes the larger particles.

 

X-ray image inside a Dyson cordless vacuum filter

Easy step-by-step guide on how to clean your vacuum filter

We engineer vacuums that are simple to use and easy to look after. We suggest you clean your filter once a month to keep your machine running at maximum efficiency.

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1. Remove your Dyson filter(s)

Remove the filter from your Dyson machine.

 

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2. Remove excess debris

Tap your filter lightly on the side of the sink or in the bin, to remove any loose dust and debris.

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3. Rinse filter

Wash your filter under warm water – gently squeezing it with your hands.

Don't use detergent.

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4. Give it a firm shake

Fill the filter with warm water. With one hand covering each end, shake it firmly to ensure all trapped debris is released. Repeat this step until the water runs clear and then tap the filter to remove all excess water.

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5. Leave to dry for 24+ hours

After washing the filter, leave to dry for at least 24 hours in an area with plenty of airflow, such as beside a fan or open window. The filter must be completely dry before you put it back into the machine, or it could damage the motor.

Don't dry the filter in a tumble dryer, microwave or near a naked flame.

Watch the video for filter cleaning tips

Select your machine from the list below to see how to clean your specific vacuum filter.

Video showing how to wash and dry Dyson V11 vacuum filter

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Video showing  how to wash and dry Dyson V10 vacuum filter

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Video showing how to wash and dry Dyson V8 vacuum filter

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Video showing how to wash and dry Dyson V7 vacuum filter

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Video showing how to wash and dry Dyson V6 vacuum filter

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FAQs

Does my Dyson 2-year guarantee cover the filter?

Dyson offers a 2-year guarantee on all machines and parts, including batteries and filters. If your machine is within its guarantee period, we'll replace them for you free of charge. In addition, the replacement part will include a 12-month guarantee. If you're an owner, log into My Dyson to see whether you're under guarantee.

Can I use a third party filter with my vacuum?

Dyson engineers have fine-tuned the balance of the filter separation system so that the cyclones, pre-filter and post-filter all remove the right proportion of pollution from the airflow. If you use a third party filter, the media inside could be different and it might affect the performance of the machine.

How often should I wash the filter?

We recommend you wash your filter about once a month, depending on usage.

V11

The screen on your machine will remind you when it's time to clean the filter. This will usually be around once a month, depending on usage.

 

 

 

How long does the filter take to dry

After washing the filter, leave it to dry for at least 24 hours in a place with plenty of airflow, such as near a fan or open window. It's important that the filter is completely dry before it goes back into the machine or you may damage the motor.

Avoid drying the filter in a tumble dryer, microwave or near a naked flame.

How often do I need to buy a new filter?

Our filters are built to last the lifetime of our machines. However, we recommend an additional filter so that you can continue to use your machine while the other is drying. All of our additional parts come with a 12-month guarantee.

Skeleton diagram of Dyson cordless vacuum and filter


Troubleshooting

If you have a problem with your machine and want to see if it relates to the filter, our step-by-step troubleshooting guide can help you get things working again.

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Dyson cordless vacuum filter


Buy a genuine additional filter

If you have an additional Dyson filter, you can continue to use your machine while the other is drying. Dyson goes to great lengths to use the best technology. We perform significant safety checks and quality controls as part of the process. Only by using a genuine Dyson filter are you ensuring that your machine continues to work as intended, and that your guarantee remains intact.

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¹Filtration tested to EN 60312-1 CL5.11 in boost mode.

²Data based on internal experiments or collection of Dyson data, except where the source is indicated otherwise.