Dyson V11 Filter Replacement: The #1 Guide

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© Vacuumtester, the V11 is on the right, the filter is at the back of the Dyson Vacuum.
If you are reading this, you are probably already too late. The Dyson V11 was released in March 2019, and the ‘bulk' of the V11s were sold in 2019-2021. And here it comes: Dyson advises replacing your filter at least every 12 months + they also advise cleaning the filter monthly. I'm pretty confident you didn't do (all) the things above, as you ended up on this lovely topic, and you want your V11 in shape again! I bring you some good news: V11 Filter replacement is easy and cheap!

The official Dyson filter vs. a compatible one.

Now, you probably want to replace your filter, and you might be thinking: “Am I going for the official Dyson filter, or do I need to buy a filter that is ‘working' for a V11 but is not the officially supported filter”. Let's compare the two:

  • The Dyson V11 filter at Dyson.com: $29.99 (And out of stock a lot)
  • The Dyson v11 compatible filters at Amazon.com: $7 to $11 per filter

Now, you simply need 2 or 3 of them; don't buy four since you don't want to end up with ‘accu replacement' topics, and Dyson batteries have a battery life of 4 to 5 years. (Of course, batteries can, in many cases, last way longer). This means you might need to replace your V11 sooner than you think (Or you just need to replace the battery).

As you need multiple fresh filters, We would now go for the compatible replacement. The price difference is too significant, and filters are also different (less technical) than batteries. With batteries, we would go for the official Dyson products.

Cleaning the filters is, of course, also an option. Cleaning the V11 filter is rather easy; the only thing you need to know, however, is that you make sure the V11 filter is dry when you put the filter back into the machine. Otherwise, the filter might start to smell bad.

You aren't buying them from Dyson.

The cheap filter replacements you might be buying from Amazon are not from Dyson officially, Of course, this has disadvantages. It's up to you to decide if that is worth the price difference. Overall comments are relatively positive, however. Some buyers are just disappointed it's not actually from Dyson. For those products, you simply have to buy at Dyson and pay the premium price.

How to replace the V11 filter after buying

Now, let's dive into the nitty-gritty of V11 filter replacement.

First, ensure your vacuum is switched off and unplugged for safety. Locate the filter compartment, which you can find near the back of the V11.

It's a simple twist-and-pull operation – turn the compartment counterclockwise, and it should come right off.

Inside, you'll find the old filter.

Carefully remove it and dispose of it properly. Next, take your brand-new Dyson V11 filter and slide it into the empty slot.

Make sure it fits snugly and securely. Then, replace the filter compartment by twisting it back into place clockwise. Voilà! Your Dyson V11 is now equipped with a fresh filter, ready to tackle any mess that comes its way. Remember, keeping up with regular filter maintenance will help your V11 perform at its best for years to come.

Robbert Tigchelaar
Robbert Tigchelaar

Robbert Tigchelaar has made testing vacuum cleaners his life's work. He has dedicated himself to conducting fully independent and valuable tests of vacuum cleaners to provide consumers with honest advice. His expertise in vacuum cleaners has been highlighted in The Washington Post and the Daily Express.

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