A Dyson vacuum cleaner consists of many different parts. These parts can wear out over time. Think of a battery that does not last as long, a floor brush that no longer rotates or a trigger button that remains stuck.
In many cases you can repair a Dyson vacuum cleaner yourself and this does not require any technical knowledge. There are a number of things that you should pay attention to: it is important that you use the right tools and that the replacement parts are suitable for your Dyson vacuum cleaner. In this article I tell you everything you need to know about the most common Dyson repairs.
Important when you carry out a Dyson repair yourself
Before you start repairing a Dyson vacuum cleaner, it is smart to go through the checklist below. This will prevent bigger problems.
Before you start repairing it is necessary to:
- Unplug and switch off the Dyson
- Check whether you are entitled to a warranty
- Keep your attention during the repair
- Do proper research into the problem (watch videos)
- Ensure a clean workspace
- Always use the correct tools
It is very important that you get the right replacement part. It is smart to keep your serial number at hand. Do not you know that? In my comprehensive guide “Which Dyson do I have?” I’ll help you figure it out.
You need this for Dyson repairs
In many cases you need tools to repair a Dyson. For example, various parts are attached with screws. See below what you will probably need when carrying out a repair:
- Phillips screwdriver
- Torx T7 screwdriver
- Soft surface
Because many screws are very small, it is recommended to use a magnetic screwdriver. This way, screws cannot end up in the machine or get lost when you disassemble parts.
What is the problem with your Dyson vacuum cleaner?
A Dyson vacuum cleaner can exhibit many different problems. For example, it suddenly can no longer charge, it no longer turns on or it starts to pulsate. In many cases, Dyson indicates problems by pulsing, with a red light or a message on the LCD screen. The latter is only the case with newer Dyson stick vacuums.
In many cases, Dyson indicates problems by pulsing, with a red light or a message on the LCD screen
At Vacuumtester.com I’ve written comprehensive troubleshooting for the most common Dyson problems. Indicate below which problem your Dyson vacuum cleaner has and check out a clear explanation, a video and a step-by-step plan to solve the problem.
My Dyson vacuum cleaner:
- is pulsing (stutters)
- has a broken button
- brush is not spinning
- won’t turn on
- is not sucking
- keeps turning off
- smells (like dog)
- is blinking blue
- is blinking red
Do you currently have another problem with your Dyson vacuum cleaner? Leave a comment below the article so I can help you further.
Prevent a broken Dyson vacuum cleaner
We naturally want to avoid a broken Dyson vacuum cleaner. Fortunately, there are many actions you can take to extend the life of your Dyson considerably. For example, I previously did research into the Dyson vacuum battery life. This showed that vacuuming less often on the highest mode ensures that a battery lasts longer.
View useful tips below to (possibly) postpone Dyson repairs:
- Hang your Dyson when you store it so it can’t get damaged
- Regularly clean the Dyson HEPA filter and replace it in time
- Charge the Dyson when it has 20% battery life left
- Regularly check the air ducts for blockages
- Only use the vacuum cleaner for household chores (i.e. not in a workshop with other types of waste)
It can be smart to thoroughly clean your Dyson once in a while. View a complete guide for cleaning a Dyson vacuum cleaner.
Update: Dyson is making DIY repairs more difficult
We recently found out at Vacuumtester.com that Dyson seems to discourage self-repairs. For example, if we look at replacing a Dyson button, this is no longer possible because Dyson has applied a layer of glue to the printed circuit board of new vacuum cleaners. You will then have to buy a completely new housing.