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Dyson DC65 Total Clean vacuum

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Clean the bin and cyclone

Press the button at the top of the cyclone handle and remove the bin from the machine.

Press the button again to open the bin base.

Press the button near the rectangular inlet to separate the clear bin from the cyclone.

The clear bin can be wiped with a damp cloth.

Do not use any detergent or polish on any part of the machine.

Check the bin and cyclone for blockages and remove as necessary.

Clear any hair or fibres from the cyclone shroud

Do not use any water on the cyclone.

Once the parts are completely dry, reassemble and test the machine.

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Remove the post-filter

Recline the machine and lay it on its back or side.

Turn the centre circle and remove the ball cover.

Twist the filter and remove from the ball.

Check the housing for any debris and remove as necessary.

Replace post-filter cover and move machine without post-filter in place.

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Refit the filter

Place the filter back in the ball.

Ensure that the filter and ball cover are fitted securely.

Test the machine.

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Check for blockages

This would suggest there is a blockage somewhere in the machine.

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Check inlet suction

Turn off and unplug the machine.

Recline the machine into the vacuuming position.

Lay the machine on its front. Taking care, remove the red swivel C-clip connector and pull the Cleaner head away from the vacuum's Main body.

Turn the vacuum over so that the bin is facing upwards. Place your hand over the opening then turn on and test the suction.

Is the suction at the Cleaner head inlet strong or is it weaker than usual?

Clear the Cleaner head

Turn off and unplug the machine.

Lay the machine on its front. Taking care, remove the swivel C-clip connector and pull the Cleaner head away from the vacuum's Main body.

Undo the soleplate by turning both fasteners anti-clockwise.

Open the soleplate and carefully cut away any hair or fibres using scissors.

Check the Brush bar for signs of damage.

Check the opening on the Cleaner head for blockages and remove as necessary.

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Reassemble the machine

Refit the soleplate by locate the 3 lugs on the soleplate into the receiving recesses on the Cleaner head.

Lock the soleplate by turning both fasteners outwards as far as they will go.

Place the C-clip onto the Cleaner head.

Push the Cleaner head onto the machine until it clicks.

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Check the duct and internal hose

Turn off and unplug the machine.

Press the release catch on top of the cyclone and remove the bin.

Check the entry duct hatch for obstructions and that the seal is correctly seated.

First remove Phillips head screw (may not be present in all variants) and pull the internal hose collar down.

Unclip it and then check for blockages.

Reassemble and test machine.

Has checking the inlet resolved the problem?

Check the bin and cyclone

Press the button at the top of the cyclone handle and remove the bin from the machine.

Press the button again to open the bin base.

Press the button near the rectangular inlet to remove the clear bin from the cyclone.

Check the bin and cyclone for blockages and remove as necessary.

Clear any hair or fibres from the cyclone shroud.

Gently tap the side of the cyclone over a bin - this will remove any fine dust clogged up in the cyclone.

Has checking the bin and cyclone resolved the problem?

How to wash the filter

Please follow the steps in the video.

Has washing the filters resolved the problem?

Remove the pre-filter

Remove the bin and cyclone from the machine and unclip the cyclone top handle.

Pull the filter out from the cyclone.

Wash with cold water only.

WARNING: Do not use detergents.

Remove the post-filter

Turn the central locking dial on the outer cover of the ball counter-clockwise until the cover is released. Lift off the cover.

Turn the filter one-quarter counter-clockwise to release.

The filter should be rinsed and tapped out until the water runs clean, then tapped out again to ensure all excess water is removed.

Dry filters

Leave to dry completely for 24 hours.

Test the machine

Reassemble and test machine.

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Remove the bin and cyclone

Press the button at the top of the cyclone handle.

Remove the bin and cyclone from the machine.

Turn the machine on, keeping it in the upright position.

Is the whistle still present with the cyclone removed?

Test the machine without the post-filter

Recline the machine and lay it on its back or side.

Turn the centre circle and remove the ball cover.

Twist the filter and remove from the ball.

Turn the machine on.

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Reassemble the machine

Refit the filter ensuring it sits flush against the inside of the ball.

Turn the machine on.

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Check the seals

Check the seals for signs of wear or damage.

Flex out the seals' outer edges to make sure they sit flush against the corresponding openings.

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Turn off the Brush bar

Plug the machine in and recline into the vacuuming position.

Turn the machine on

Turn the Brush bar off using the switch next to the power button.

Has the noise stopped?

Inspect the Cleaner head

Turn off and unplug the machine.

Lay the machine on its front. Taking care, remove the swivel C-clip connector and pull the Cleaner head away from the vacuum's Main body.

Undo the soleplate by turning both fasteners anti-clockwise.

Open the soleplate and carefully cut away any hair or fibres using scissors.

Check the Brush bar for signs of damage.

Check the opening on the Cleaner head for blockages and remove as necessary.

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Reassemble the machine

Refit the soleplate by locate the 3 lugs on the soleplate into the receiving recesses on the Cleaner head.

Lock the soleplate by turning both fasteners outwards as far as they will go.

Place the C-clip onto the Cleaner head.

Push the Cleaner head onto the machine until it clicks.

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When did the machine last have power?

Thermal cut out

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Where have you noticed the drop in performance?

Check the Brush bar

Plug in and switch on the machine.

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Recline it into the vacuuming position.

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Check the Brush bar through the window at the front of the Cleaner head.

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Has the issue been resolved?

Checking Cleaner head and base for blockages

Please follow the steps in the video.

Is the suction at the Cleaner head inlet strong or is it weaker than usual?

Check inlet suction

Turn off and unplug the machine.

Recline the machine into the vacuuming position.

Lay the machine on its front. Taking care, remove the red swivel C-clip connector and pull the Cleaner head away from the vacuum's Main body.

Turn the vacuum over so that the bin is facing upwards. Place your hand over the opening then turn on and test the suction.

Is the suction at the cleaner head inlet strong or is it weaker than usual?

Resetting the Brush bar

To reset the Brush bar press the Brush bar control button twice or switch the machine OFF and back ON.

Please note: In normal use, the Brush bar automatically turns OFF when the machine is upright and automatically turns ON when the machine is in the vacuuming position.

Are the bristles now spinning?

Has this resolved the performance issue?

Inlet inspection

Turn off and unplug the machine.

Recline the machine into the vacuuming position.

Taking care, remove the swivel C-clip connector and pull the Cleaner head away from the vacuum's Main body.

Turn the vacuum over so that the bin is facing upwards. Place your hand over the opening then turn on and test the suction.

Is there strong suction from the inlet?

Clear the Cleaner head

Turn off and unplug the machine.

Lay the machine on its front. Taking care, remove the swivel C-clip connector and pull the Cleaner head away from the vacuum's Main body.

Undo the soleplate by turning both fasteners anti-clockwise.

Open the soleplate and carefully cut away any hair or fibres using some scissors.

Check the brushbar for signs of damage.

Check the opening on the Cleaner head for blockages and remove as necessary.

Reassemble and reset the Brush bar again.

Do the brushes spin now?

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Clear the Cleanerhead

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Lay the machine on its front. Taking care, remove the swivel C-clip connector and pull the cleaner head away from the vacuum's main body.

Undo the soleplate by turning both fasteners anticlockwise.

Open the soleplate and carefully cut away any hair or fibres using some scissors.

Check the brushbar for signs of damage.

Check the opening on the Cleaner head for blockages and remove as necessary.

Reassemble and reset the Brush bar again.

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Checking the Wand and hose for blockages

Please follow the steps in the video.

Has this resolved the problem?

Test the hose suction

To release the Wand, open the Wand cap and pull the Wand up and away from the handle until it clicks into place.

Press the button on the hose collar to release the Wand from the hose.

Test the suction from the hose.

Has this resolved the performance issue?

Test the hose suction

To release the Wand, open the Wand cap and pull the tube up and away from the handle until it clicks into place.

Press the red button on the hose collar to release the Wand from the hose.

Test the suction from the hose.

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Check the hose

Press the button at the top of the cyclone handle and remove the bin and cyclone.

To remove the hose press the release catch and firmly pull on the hose.

Check the hose for any holes or tears and remove any blockages.

Reassemble and test machine.

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Check the hose

Press the button at the top of the cyclone handle and remove the bin.

To remove the hose press the release catch and firmly pull on the hose.

Check the hose for any holes or tears and remove any blockages.

Reassemble and test the machine.

Has checking the hose resolved the problem?

Clear the Cleanerhead

Turn off and unplug the machine.

Lay the machine on its front. Taking care, remove the swivel C-clip connector and pull the Cleaner head away from the vacuum's Main body.

Undo the soleplate by turning both fasteners anti-clockwise.

Open the soleplate and carefully cut away any hair or fibres using some scissors.

Check the brushbar for signs of damage.

Check the opening on the cleanerhead for blockages and remove as necessary.

Test the suction from the inlet.

Has checking the Cleaner head resolved the problem?

Check the duct and internal hose

Turn off and unplug the machine.

Press the release catch on top of the cyclone and remove the bin.

Check the entry duct hatch for obstructions and that the seal is correctly seated.

Pull the internal hose collar down, unclip it and then check for blockages.

Please be aware that the DC41 and DC65 have a small black phillips screw that will need to be removed before the hose can be pulled away.

Reassemble and test the machine.

Has clearing the duct and internal hose resolved the problem?

Check electrical supply

Is the power cord or plug damaged?

Are the other household appliances working?

Does the vacuum work when plugged into another socket?

Has checking the electrics resolved the problem?

Reset the Brush bar

To reset the Brush bar press the Brush bar control button twice or switch the machine OFF and back ON.

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Check the brushbar

Plug in and switch on the machine.

Recline it into the vacuuming position.

Check the Brush bar through the window at the front of the Cleaner head.

Are the bristles now spinning?

Thermal cut out

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Press the switch

Press the rear of the switch to make sure it stays in the on position.

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Where have you noticed the drop in performance?

Check the bin and cyclone

Press the button at the top of the cyclone handle and remove the bin from the machine.

Press the button again to open the bin base.

Press the button near the rectangular inlet to separate the clear bin from the cyclone.

The clear bin can be wiped with a damp cloth.

WARNING: Do not use any detergent or polish on any part of the machine.

Check the bin and cyclone for blockages and remove as necessary.

Clear any hair or fibres from the cyclone shroud

Do not use any water on the cyclone.

Once the parts are completely dry, reassemble and test the machine.

Has cleaning the bin and cyclone resolved the problem?

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Bin release check

Check the bin release catch for signs of damage.

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Release the catch by hand

Pull the clear plastic catch on the base away from the bin.

Open the bin base and tip away the contents.

Press the bin release button on the cyclone handle.

Does the rod slide up and down freely?

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Has the ball shell come off the filter side or non-filter side?

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Has the nut come out of the centre of the ball shell?

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How to refit the ball shell

The ball shell can be screwed back onto the bolt on the main duct of the machine.

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Check the bin and cyclone

Debris can become stuck between the shroud and the bin, this could be caused by static or overfilling the bin. Do not fill the bin past the MAX mark.

Press the button at the top of the cyclone handle and remove the bin.

Press the button again to open the bin base.

Press the button near the rectangular inlet to remove the clear bin from the cyclone.

Check the bin and cyclone for blockages and remove as necessary.

Clear any hair or fibres from the cyclone shroud.

NB. Use the soft dusting brush or combination tool to clear any fine dust or debris off the shroud.

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Clear the Cleanerhead

Turn off and unplug the machine.

Lay the machine on its front. Taking care, remove the swivel C-clip connector and pull the Cleaner head away from the vacuum's Main body.

Undo the soleplate by turning both fasteners anticlockwise.

Open the soleplate and carefully cut away any hair or fibres using scissors.

Check the Brush bar for signs of damage.

Please note that the soleplate on Big Ball Cinetic hinges on the Cleaner head - as shown - rather than coming off completely.

Check the opening on the cleanerhead for blockages and remove as necessary.

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Check the duct and internal hose

Turn off and unplug the machine.

Press the release catch on top of the cyclone and remove the bin.

Check the entry duct hatch for obstructions and that the seal is correctly seated.

Pull the internal hose collar down, unclip it and then check for blockages.

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Check the duct and internal hose

Turn off and unplug the machine.

Press the release catch on top of the cyclone and remove the bin.

Check the entry duct hatch for obstructions and that the seal is correctly seated.

Pull the internal hose collar down, unclip it and then check for blockages.

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Check the duct and internal hose

Turn off and unplug the machine.

Press the release catch on top of the cyclone and remove the bin.

Check the entry duct hatch for obstructions and that the seal is correctly seated.

Check internal hose

Recline the machine into the vacuuming position. Lay the machine on its front.

Pull the internal hose collar down, unclip it and then check for blockages.

Ensure there is no debris or blockages in the changeover valve.

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Check the brushbar

Plug in and switch on the machine.

Recline it into the vacuuming position.

Check the brushbar through the window at the front of the cleanerhead.

Does the brushbar spin when the machine is reclined?

Check soleplate

Check the soleplate to ensure there is no debris caught in the wheels or any damage/wheels missing.

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Reset brushbar

To reset the Brush bar press the Brush bar control button twice or switch the machine OFF and back ON.

Please note: In normal use, the Brush bar automatically turns OFF when the machine is upright and automatically turns ON when the machine is in the vacuuming position.

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Blockage

This is likely caused by a blockage.

Assembly instructions

Attach the Cleaner head.

Ensure that the connection pins underneath the Cleaner head are located correctly.

Fit the Cleaner head to the inlet at the base of the machine.

Attach the Wand handle and Wand.

Lower the Wand handle onto the machine ensuring it clicks.

Slide the Wand into the hose and fit to the back of the machine until it 'clicks' into position.

Store the tools.

Remove the cyclone and bin.

Slide the tool holder onto the side of the duct as shown.

Attach the combination tool to the tool holder on the side of the machine.

Attach the stair tool to the tool holder on the side of the machine.

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How to use the Brush bar

Note: The Brush bar will automatically switch on when the machine is reclined into the vacuuming position.

Press the brush control button next to the On/Off switch to stop the brushes for use on delicate rugs, loop pile carpets and hard floors.

Press the button again to restart the Brush bar for vacuuming carpets.

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Carrying your Dyson machine

Lift the machine only by the carry handle on the cyclone top.

For your safety, do not press the cyclone release when carrying your machine.

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How to start vacuuming

  • Plug the machine in.
  • Pull handle back and recline machine into vacuuming position.
  • Press the ON/OFF switch.
  • Small movements of the wrist will create a zigzag motion in the Cleaner head allowing easier cleaning around furniture.
  • Extend the Wand handle until it clicks.
  • Press the Wand release button and lift the Wand out of the hose.
  • Lift the Wand handle cap and push on to the hose until it clicks into place.
  • Push the combination tool on to the end of the Wand handle.
  • Alternatively, click the combination tool directly to the hose.

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Empty the bin

Press the button at the top of the handle and remove the bin from the machine.

Press the button again to open the bin base and empty it of dust.

This can be done directly into a bin, or into a bag wrapped around the cyclone.

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Washing the filters

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Remove the pre-filter

Remove the bin and cyclone from the machine and unclip the cyclone top handle.

Pull the filter out from the cyclone.

Wash with cold water only. Do not use detergents.

Remove post-filter

Turn the central locking dial on the outer cover of the ball counter-clockwise until the cover is released. Lift off the cover.

Turn the filter one-quarter counter-clockwise to release.

The filter should be rinsed and tapped out until the water runs clean, then tapped out again to ensure all excess water is removed.

Dry filters

Leave to dry completely for 24 hours.

Test the machine

Reassemble and test the machine.

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