This guide will show you how to clean yours.Dyson V8comprehensive.
This article is divided into different sections that represent the different components of the V8 that need cleaning.
buy severaldisson vacuum cleanerover the past year and have put them through various cleaning tests, so the next step is to clean them, which I'll share here.
- 1 tools you need
- 2 How do I clean the Dyson V8 filter?
- 3 How do you clean a Dyson V8 HEPA filter?
- 4 How do I clean the Dyson V8 brush head?
- 5 Steps to Clean the V8 Fluffy Tool
- 6 steps to clean the V8 main cleaning head
- 7 How do I clean the Dyson V8 Cyclone?
- 8 steps to disassemble the Dyson V8 Cyclone
- 9 V8 Cyclone Mount
- Rubber gloves:Great way to keep fingerprints off your vacuum. I'm a bit of an OC with spots. It also keeps your hands clean.
- Garbage:Get something with a large opening to dispose of the contents of the trash can.
- Set of screwdrivers:You will need it to disassemble the Dyson V8 Cyclone. Get something with a magnetic head as some of the studs are in deep places. So it will not be difficult to put the fasteners back on.
How do I clean the Dyson V8 filter?
I'll start by showing you how to clean the filter.
The V8 comes with two:
- Pre-engine filter found in the middle of the cyclones
- Post engine behind engine.
Both filters are washable. I've read about using soapy water on a few blogs, but I wouldn't recommend it because it will soak through the filter media, reducing its effectiveness in filtering out fine debris.
Also, using soap makes rinsing more difficult because you have to get rid of all the soap residue.
Tap water is enough.
Steps to clean the premotor filter:
- Extractthe premotor filter.
- Rinse with running water. Avoid using abrasives as they can damage the filter material.
- twistingExcess of water.
- please waitdry completelybefore putting it back in the vacuum.
Dyson recommendsClean the filter once a month. For frequent users, it is best to do a regular visual inspection to check for buildup.
You canRemove the top of the filter.with a blunt tool. This part is held by clips. Gently press the clip with a device (as in the photo below).
Don't be too hard or the plastic that holds the clips on may break.
Once the cover is removed, it is easier to clean the inside of the filter.
To avoid downtime, purchase one or more extra filters so you have something to use while you wait.
There are many options: OEM and replacement. I would suggest spending a bit more for an originalto get the same filteringwithout sacrificing performance.
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Replacement options are less expensive, but there is a risk that allergens are not screened out as well, compromising filtration.
How do you clean a Dyson V8 HEPA filter?
- Turn the filter counterclockwiseto unlock and remove.
- Rinse with running waterto remove any accumulation of dirt.
- Shake well, then allow it to dry completely before reattaching.
The post-engine HEPA filter does not need to be cleaned as often as the pre-engine filter. Dyson cyclones are good enough at keeping dirt particles out of them.
I checked Dyson and they didn't specifically mention the interval. One thing thoughOnline vacuum shopIt is recommended to clean it every three months.
Note that both filters are called "lifetime" by Dyson, which means they will last for the life of the vacuum if you follow maintenance protocols.
How do I clean the Dyson V8 brush head?
The V8 has two types of cleaning heads: the sponge attachment and the standard brush.
I'll show you how to clean both. While both nozzles can handle tangling, it's important to inspect and clean this part regularly. Any dirt buildup will result in additional friction and wear, which is not good for longevity.
Steps to Clean V8 Fluffy Tool
1. Remove the plastic clip
Underneath the spongy attachment, you'll see a plastic bolt that holds the roller bar in place. Use a coin to unlock.
2. Take out the roller attachment
On the right side of the tool you will see an arrow graphic. Press down on this side to remove the smooth roller.
Once that part comes out, the smaller pulley component behind it will come out as well.
3. Deep clean
With all the components removed, it's easier to clean the nooks and crannies.
You can wash both rollers. Dyson recommendsonly with cold water. Avoid using detergents as they will attack the fabric material and can only prolong the process.
Check both shafts for hair buildup and clean if necessary.
4. Replace the wheels
If you have washed the rollers, make sure they are completely dry before placing them in the nozzle.
Reinstall both rollers and replace the cap, then hook.
Steps to clean the V8 main cleaning head
1. Remove the cover
Use a coin to remove the cap that holds the brush in place.
2. Take out the brush
When turning, the lid pops off. Remove the cap and brush, and then clean them.
If the hair gets tangled around the brush, use scissors to remove it. Don't forget to check the shafts for debris.
Take a clean microfiber cloth and wipe down the nozzle components. Also clean the two small front wheels and the ball system, as dust and sand will stick to it.
3. Replace the brush
After cleaning, replace the main brush and cover. Use a coin to spin and click.
How do I clean the Dyson V8 Cyclone?
Various parts of the V8's cyclonic system.
Finally, let's see how to clean the V8 cyclone. Dyson doesn't have a tutorial on this, but it can be done with the right tools. Cleaning this component is a great way to extend the life of the V8. Dust will accumulate in this area over time, and cleaning it will help keep it working like new.
Since you will be removing the screws, place a clean towel under your work area and grab a ziplock bag to store it to avoid losing it.
Caveat:Disassembling the cyclone is something I don't think Dyson would recommend. Failure to do so may void the warranty. I would only recommend this if the device you have is out of warranty and you are the DIY type.
Steps to disassemble the Dyson V8 Cyclone
1. Remove the premotor filter
Pull the pre-engine filter out of the way.
2. Empty the trash
Pull the red lever to empty the contents (if any) and then push a red lever (see photo) to release the dust bin outer sleeve.
Set it aside and then wipe it down when it gets dirty.
3. Remove the cyclone assembly.
With the trash can liner removed, locate the red lever you see in the photo below.
Squeeze the lever, and then slide the entire assembly up.
Use a torque screwdriver to remove these four torx screws.
Once you have removed the screws, take out that component with the screws and place it in a ziplock bag.
4. Loosen the screen filter with a flat tool
Take a flat tool (eg a flat blade screwdriver) and gently pull it towards you while turning the filter assembly.
I didn't use a flat head, I used this plastic tool.
As you pull, you will feel the clips release. Don't rush this step or you risk damaging the clips.
After releasing the clips, pull out the mesh filter. Wipe with a clean microfiber cloth.
You can wash this under the tap, but be sure to rinse well and dry thoroughly to prevent corrosion.
5. Eliminate cyclones
After removing the mesh filter, you have access to the torx screws that hold the outer casing of the cyclone.
Four screws hold it in place. After removing them, remove the cover. You could see how dirty this part is which is why I mentioned wearing rubber gloves.
After taking out the outer cover, remove the inner part.
This time I used a microfiber cloth because it is dirty. There are no screws holding it in, so take it out.
Look at all the dirt that covers it.
6. Remove upper cyclone assembly
There are two torx screws on the outside and another four on the inside of the cyclones.
Here is the location of the two outer Torx screws (see photo).
And the internal screws. You may need a flashlight to find the exact location of the screws as they are covered in dust.
Four screws hold the cyclones in place. Loosen everything, then disassemble.
The V8's cyclonic system is multi-layered.
There are also two seals you will need to clean: the pink/red outer seal.
And below is another smaller joint.
Store all screws in a ziplock bag to avoid losing them.
Finally, remove this component from the cyclone.
Carefully remove the inner and outer seals. Don't pull too hard or it will tear.
7. Wash the cyclone components
Clean the parts under running water. Some may recommend using liquid dish soap. I prefer to use just water. If you decide to add dish soap, avoid using harsh detergents, as they can attack plastic components. Also use a little and rinse well.
Use a soft brush to wash the stamps. These are delicate pieces. Avoid rubbing too hard.
Make sure there is no soap residue on any part before reassembling.
V8 Cyclone Fitting
It's one thing to dismantle them, but resetting the cyclones becomes more difficult and can be confusing.
So I created a separate section for this as a guide. Please note that I don't know the exact name of each item so please use the photos as a guide.
1. Attach the black gasket to this component.
Note that the notches face out.
2. Connect the cyclone cover and the top.
3. Reinstall the red gasket
Here too, make sure the notches on the seal are facing out.
4. Attach the inner cyclone
The inner cyclone has five openings. I missed this part on my first try. So I had to disassemble to put this part back on.
5. Install the outer cyclone and tighten the screws.
Then replace the outer cyclone. There are six screws holding it in.
Two are located outside (see photo below).
There are also four screws that you need to tighten inside the cyclones. A magnetic screwdriver will help to replace the screws.
6. Reinstall the inner cyclone cover
This component has no screws.
7. Then the outer cover of the cyclone
Don't forget to tighten the four screws to secure it.
8. Replace the outside line filter.
Only the clamps hold the mesh filter. Lay it on a flat surface and press down until you hear the clips snap into place on the frame. Recheck that the line filter is secure.
9. Connect the red lever to the cyclone assembly.
Tighten the four torx screws.
10. Slide the cyclone assembly onto the motor.
Align the notches and slide the cyclone component onto the motor until you hear a click.
11. Replace the trash can
The final step is to reattach the dust cup and pre-filter to the motor.
This video will help you step by step to disassemble and reassemble the cyclones.