How To Fix Loss of Suction Dyson V11 SV14 Cordless Vacuum Repair

If your Dyson cordless vacuum cleaner started to lose suction or stopped picking up dust or dirt, then there are a few things that you can do at home on how to fix the suction on Dyson and bring it back to life.

When a vacuum cleaner loses its suction power, it is usually down to a handful of common problems. Fixing these problems can dramatically improve your Dyson vacuum cleaner’s cleaning power.

Here are a few methods on how to fix the suction on Dyson.

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1) Clean The Floor Head and Brush Bar

The first tip on how to fix the suction on Dyson is to check the floor head and brush bar. If the floor head brush bar is covered in fibers, hair, and dirt, then this can affect how well the Dyson vacuum cleaner sucks up dirt, dust, and hair.

This usually happens, especially if you have long-haired family members or own pets. Thus, it is worth keeping an eye on the vacuum cleaner’s brush bar to prevent damage to the bristles and clogging.

To clean the brush bar and floor head of the Dyson V11, you need to detach it from the vacuum cleaner either by removing a small “collar” where it is connected to the vac or clicking the release button.

Using a pair of scissors, you will need to carefully cut the hairs along the brush bar. Just be careful not to cut the bristles. After that, pull the cut hair out and other debris that may be sticking on the brush bar. Read Here: 10 Best Vacuum for Hardwood Floors and Carpet

If you are finding it difficult to clean the brush bar, then you can remove the soleplate which is the piece that glides over the floor. Depending on the model, there should be 2 circular levers or disc on the floors head, pull or turn these to release the soleplate.

If you want to completely remove the brush bar, then you can just twist a circular disc and slide the bar out through the side.

After that, you can clean the brush bar by spraying it with water and vinegar solution or you can just remove and wash it with warm water and soap. Allow it to dry before putting it back and using the vacuum cleaner.

2) Check For Blockages

If cleaning the brush bar does not solve the suction problem of your Dyson vacuum cleaner, then perhaps there’s a blockage inside the tube of your vacuum cleaner. It is worth checking the cleaning wand for any possible obstructions.

Clumps of hair, stray socks, and fluff of dust and debris such as bottle cups or toys can get sucked up and lodged somewhere.

Fortunately, the Dyson V11 cordless vacuum cleaners are engineered to make a pulsing sound letting you know if there is something blocking the airflow from passing through the vacuum.

The screen will also display key areas you can check. Read Here: Dyson V8 Absolute vs. Animal: Which is the Best One?

Detach the cleaning wand and use a flashlight to look at the inside of the tube. Using a stick or a straightened hanger, push the blockages out. You might also want to clean the want with running water and soap.

Allow it to dry before using the vacuum cleaner.

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3) Cleaning The Filter

How To Fix Loss of Suction Dyson

Another common reason for a loss of suction in your Dyson V11 Cordless vacuum cleaner is clogged up or dirty filters. By regularly cleaning your filters, you can help keep your vacuum

cleaner working as it should. Dyson cordless vacuum cleaners have one removable filter which will need frequent cleaning. This filter sits at the middle of the cyclones.

Then, you can just remove it by twisting the “lid” which is usually under the handle on the top of the Dyson vacuum cleaner. These filters are typically brightly colored often in purple in order to make them more obvious.

The second filter is sometimes in the main handheld unit. If you are unsure where it is, then it is worth taking a look at the instruction manual to confirm its location. Read Here: How to Unclog a Vacuum Cleaner?

Once you have removed the filters, you can tap the filter unit gently in order to remove any excess debris and dust.Then rinse them under the tap using just water.

Wash the pleated paper element first, holding the filter under water tap with the foam element downwards and water running over the pleated paper. Continue running it through the water until the water runs clear.

Next, wash the foam element, holding the filter under water tap with the foam element downwards. Run water over the outside and inside of the foam element and squeezing the foam gently to remove dirt.

After that, wash the outside of the filter, placing the hands over the open ends and gently shaking. Remove excess water by gently shaking the filter and allow it to dry for a minimum of 24 hours.

Once dry, you can refit the filter back to the main body, twisting it clockwise until it locks into place.

5) Empty the Dust Container

The Dyson V11 Cordless vacuum cleaner is a bagless vacuum cleaner. The dirt goes directly into its see-through canister. This means that the bin will need to be cleaned from time to time to ensure maximum performance. Overfilling it can directly affect its suction power.

So, the last method on how to fix the suction on Dyson is to empty the dust container. In order to empty your Dyson V11 Cordless vacuum cleaner, you need to remove the canister from the vacuum itself. You can do this by pressing the “bin release” lever or button. Removing the cleaning wand or the nozzle makes it easier.

Once you detach the canister, hold it over the garbage bit and press the lever or button to open the base and allow the dirt to fall out. It is best to do this directly into the bag or over the bin to prevent dust from spilling back into your home.

After removing the contents, you can then use a cleaning wipe or damp cloth to clean the inside of your vacuum cleaner. In addition, you can remove the exterior of the dirt canister from the underneath of the cyclones in order to clean the trunk.

The above methods on how to fix the suction on Dyson should help solve your vacuum’s suction problem.

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