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How to Replace Dyson Ball Cylinder Cleaner Filters

Having problems with your Dyson’s suction? Well if the dust container has been emptied the next suspect could be the filters. Like many vacuums there are two filters a pre and post motor filter.

If not regularly cleaned you can be stuck with a loss of suction which could eventually evolve into a faulty motor. Therefore here at eSpares we advise to clean your filters (if washable) or replace them regularly.

In this article we run your through the simple process it takes to replace the filters in your Dyson compact cylinder vacuum.

This video shows an example on how to remove or replace the part on a typical Dyson machine, some models may be different but the procedure should be similar.

  What You Will Need:

  The Pre Motor Filter

To replace the pre motor filter - simply open up the cylinder, the filter will be on the inside. Now if your filter is washable, all you need to do is rinse the it under cold water and leave to dry.

Now it is advised to ensure you dry out the filter completely - if not this could cause damage resulting not only in needing a new filter but possibly a new motor.

It is recommended to allow 24 hours for the filter to dry out completely. We at eSpares advise having a spare filter, this will ensure you can continue to vacuum your home while the filter drys off.

  The Post Motor Filter

Located within the ball wheel, simply spin the ball lock anti-clockwise to remove this half of the ball. With it removed you can now take out the filter. Pressing the two tabs on either side will pop the filter out. Like the pre motor filter, you can give the filter a thorough rinse with water and then allow 24 hours to allow it to dry.

Once dry or inserting the replacement simply push it back into its housing - you should hear a satisfying click and then replace the half of the ball. Turning the lock clockwise will lock the filter in place allowing you to continue vacuuming your home.

With the filters replaced you can now continue to clean your home with no loss of suction - but if you are still suffering from a loss of suction you can see our other article in our advice centre where we detail the other possible causes.


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