A Dyson vacuum cleaner consists of several parts. Perhaps the most important part is the main body: the motor and housing of the vacuum cleaner. In the event of various problems, it may be necessary to replace this part with a new one.
Fortunately, each Dyson part can be purchased separately and replacing the motor is an easy job. When, why and how to replace a Dyson motor? In this article I will help you from start to finish.
Why replace a Dyson motor?
Let me start by asking why you would replace a Dyson motor. As I mentioned earlier, it may be necessary to replace the entire housing of a Dyson with various problems. This is actually the ‘main body' of the vacuum cleaner. The main body contains the motor, the cyclone and is actually the housing of the Dyson.
It may be necessary to replace the Dyson main body if the motor fails, but that is by no means the only problem. I'll list all the problems where the main body will probably need to be replaced:
- Faulty motor (battery works, but Dyson won't turn on)
- LCD display defective (Dyson V11, V12 or V15)
- Cracks or breakage in the cyclone
- Dyson roller no longer spins
- Trigger button broken*
- Upgrade your current vacuum cleaner
* During my tutorial for replacing a Dyson Trigger, I discovered that Dyson has glued the circuit board. As a result, you can no longer replace various Dyson parts and it is necessary to buy a complete main body.
It may be necessary to replace the Dyson main body if the motor fails, but that is by no means the only problem
Find out which Dyson motor you need
If you plan to replace the Dyson motor – or main body – it is very important to buy the right one. View the main body replacement per Dyson vacuum cleaner below.
|Dyson Model||Main Body|
|Dyson V6||See Dyson V6 motor replacement >|
|Dyson V7||See Dyson V7 motor replacement >|
|Dyson V8||See Dyson V8 motor replacement >|
|Dyson v10||See Dyson V10 motor replacement >|
|Dyson V11||See Dyson V11 motor replacement >|
|Dyson V12||See Dyson V12 motor replacement >|
|Dyson V15||See Dyson V15 motor replacement >|
If you're not sure which Dyson model you have, you can check your Dyson serial number here.
How do you replace a Dyson motor?
When you have purchased the correct Dyson main body, we can start replacing the motor. Note: replacing the Dyson motor is slightly different with the Dyson V6, V7 and V8.
Follow the steps below to replace a Dyson motor.
- Switch off the Dyson vacuum cleaner and unplug it
- Remove the vacuum cleaner rod
- Empty the dust container above the trash can
- Remove the dust container (with the red clip)
- Dyson V6, V7 or V8? Then first remove the cyclone part of the housing with the red clip
- Unscrew the Dyson filter from the vacuum cleaner
- Click the battery out of the vacuum cleaner. A battery with screws? See more information about replacing the Dyson battery to disassemble the battery.
- Grab the new main body
- Mount the battery on the bottom of the vacuum cleaner
- Click the dust container back onto the main body (and the cyclone part on a Dyson V6, V7 and V8)
- Screw the Dyson filter back onto the top
In the video below I show how the above steps work.