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Support for your Dyson Ball™ Animal 3 upright vacuum

Dyson Ball Animal 3 reclined and in use

Lean to clean

Lean the handle back to start cleaning – this activates suction through the cleaner head. With the vacuum in an upright position, suction is directed to the wand for use with your accessories.

Cleaner head switch and diagram

Cleaner head settings

Slide the suction control to suit the floor type you're cleaning.

Left position - for use on deep and medium pile carpets and delicate flooring.

Center position - for low pile carpets and large debris.

Right position - for hard floors and ground in dirt.

If your machine is hard to push, slide the suction control to the left.


How often should I clean the filter?

This will usually be around once a month, but may be more frequent if you use your machine more heavily. After cleaning the filter, always leave it to dry for at least 24 hours. You must ensure it's completely dry before refitting. We recommend following the cleaning instructions and cleaning by hand. The filter is not suitable for dishwasher use.

Can I use this machine with an extension cable?

No, the use of an extension cable is not recommended.

Can I use this machine to pick up liquids?

No. Don't pick up water or other liquids with your machine.

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Expert advice at the Dyson Demo and online

Our Dyson Experts are on hand at the Dyson Demo store and online to help you get the most from your Dyson Ball™ Animal 3 upright vacuum.