Dyson Filter Replacement: how and how often?

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In short: changing the Dyson filter regularly is important. Failure to do so may result in increased dust emissions or unpleasant odors. It is recommended to replace the filter with a new Dyson filter every 12 months. Replacement is very easy and requires no technical knowledge.

Regular cleaning of the filters of a vacuum cleaner is very important. If you do not do this, the filters may become clogged and there may be increased dust emissions. Although many filters are often washable, it is important to replace them with a new filter in the long run.

There are many questions about a Dyson filter replacement. For example, how often should you replace them? And how do you do this? In this article I tell you everything you need to know.

Why replace a Dyson filter?

As I just indicated, it will eventually be necessary to replace the Dyson filter with a new one. Failure to do so may result in the following problems:

  • The Dyson vacuum cleaner can get clogged*
  • The Dyson filter filters less well, resulting in increased dust emissions
  • The vacuum cleaner may start to smell or make a lot of noise
  • The Dyson vacuum battery life can be greatly reduced

* With some vacuum cleaners, the Dyson filter light will light up. Do you have the new Dyson V15? Then you will receive a message on the LCD screen.

How often should you replace the Dyson filter?

An important question is of course how often you should replace the Dyson filter. Dyson reports the following: “We recommend that you replace your filter every 12 months as filters can become clogged with pollutants and even leave unpleasant odors back in the room over time,” says Dyson.

Cleaning the Dyson HEPA filter in between is of course very important. If you don't do this, there is a good chance that you will have to replace the filter much sooner. You can often wash the filter under the tap, after which you have to let it dry for at least 24 hours.

“We recommend that you replace your filter every 12 months. After a while, filters can become clogged with pollutants and even leave unpleasant odors back in the room.”

Buy a new Dyson filter

You can purchase a Dyson filter at various points of sale, including at Dyson itself. It is very important to pay attention to the following:

  • Always go for a filter from Dyson itself
  • Have the model number of your vacuum cleaner to hand *
  • Buy filters in a set, then you are often cheaper

* It is very important to know which Dyson you have: the type of filters and their replacement differ per model. Get into my article ‘Which Dyson Do I Have?‘ find out which one you have!

Did you find out which one you have? View in the overview below which filter you need for each Dyson series.

DysonTypeFilter level
Dyson V8 seriesPre- en Post-filterULPA 15View filter
Dyson V10 seriesPost-filterHEPA 13View filter
Dyson V11 seriesPost-filterHEPA 13View filter
Dyson V12 seriesPost-filterULPA 15View filter
Dyson V15 seriesPost-filterULPA 15View filter

Dyson filter replacement: that's how you do it!

Replacing a Dyson filter is super easy and requires no technical knowledge. The replacement differs per model. View the correct steps for your Dyson below.

Dyson V6, V7 and V8 filter replacement

The Dyson V6, V7 and V8 have two filters: a so-called pre-filter and a post-filter. Follow the steps below to replace both Dyson filters.

  1. Unplug the Dyson
  2. At the top of the dust container you will discover the pre-filter; pull this out
  3. Put the new Dyson pre-filter back in properly
  4. Unscrew the post-filter on the back of the Dyson
  5. Put the new filter back on

Your vacuum cleaner is now ready for use again.

Dyson V10, V11 and V15 filter replacement

Do you have a Dyson V10, V11 or V15? Then there is one filter, instead of two. You can easily unscrew the filter at the back of the vacuum cleaner.

  1. Disconnect the Dyson from the charger
  2. Turn the rear of the Dyson counterclockwise to release the filter
  3. Fit the new filter on your Dyson vacuum cleaner

In the steps below I show step by step how a Dyson battery replacement works (and how easy this is).

Do you have any additional questions? Feel free to send me a message: I'm happy to help you!

In summary: although a Dyson filter is washable, it is recommended that you replace it at least every 12 months. When buying a new Dyson filter, it is important to pay attention to whether the filter is suitable for your Dyson. The replacement itself does not require any technical knowledge and you can do it yourself.
Robbert Tigchelaar

Robbert Tigchelaar

Robbert Tigchelaar is the founder of Vacuumtester.com and is a true vacuum cleaner guru. With more than 10 years of experience in the world of electronic devices, he knows better than anyone what is important in a vacuum cleaner. When a new vacuum cleaner appears, he is eager to test it extensively.

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  1. My dyson V10 pulses when I start it and then stops? I have cleaned the filter as well as all the parts with a hose to really clean as well as the head. I waited 24 hours for everything to dry. I put the filter back on as usual to hear the click to ensure it is on right. My vacuum is just under a year and the cleaning we do weekly is moderate. To get the vacuum to start again I noticed that I have to remove and the replace the filter but the vacuum continues to pulse and then stop?

    • Hi Anne, Did you put the filter in the right way? When you put the filter upside down in the Dyson, it may not be closed properly, so the Dyson indicates that the filter needs to be replaced. The back of the vacuum cleaner must also be screwed on properly.

  2. I have had this problem with my Dyson cordless as well. I noticed debris stuck up around the cyclone part. Removing this debris by hand solved the problem.

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