How Long Do Dyson Vacuums Last?

Dyson vacuums were the first to introduce bagless cleaning without losing suction. Since then many manufacturers have followed suit. So competition is greater and there is so much more to choose from. If you are looking to replace your vacuum cleaner, should you choose a Dyson?

In this day and age sustainability is very important. We don’t want our next vacuum to end up in landfills before its time, plus we don’t want to have to shell out for a replacement. So if you are thinking of buying a Dyson vacuum you may well be wondering how long do Dyson vacuums last?

Your Dyson vacuum will last a long time, perhaps even twenty years if you care for it. On average, Dyson vacuums will last for seven to ten years but if you are intent on prolonging its life there are steps you can take. These include caring for your vacuum correctly and avoiding misuse, such as using it for non-domestic cleaning jobs or sucking up water.

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How long do Dyson vacuums last?

In general, you can expect Dyson vacuum cleaners to last for seven to ten years. However, the life of your vacuum cleaner entirely depends on how much stress you put it under and how you care for it. With the right care, your Dyson vacuum could last for up to twenty years. If you clean houses for a living you might find you need to replace your vacuum more often.

Here are some tips for keeping your Dyson maintained for long life:

  1. Regularly clean the filters.
  2. Regularly check and clean the brushes.
  3. Do not use your vacuum for anything other than normal household cleaning. Avoid using it for jobs such as cleaning up building rubble or for the leaves on your patio.
  4. Regularly check the pipes for obstruction.
  5. Never use it to suck up water.

How long do Dyson stick and cordless vacuums last?

Dyson stick and cordless vacuums, like their upright cousins, should last on average for seven to ten years. You can make your Dyson stick vacuum last longer by keeping it maintained. This includes regularly maintaining the filters and checking the brushes and pipes for blockages.

If your stick vacuum has a battery, read on to find out how to care for it to ensure it lasts a long time.

How long does a Dyson vacuum cleaner battery last?

Dyson batteries should last at least two years and up to four years depending on how you use and care for the battery.

Dyson cordless vacuums have a lithium-ion battery. The vacuum cleaner along with the battery is under guarantee for two years, so you would expect the battery to last at least that time.

If you care for your battery correctly you should find that it will last several more years than the average.

You can ensure that your battery lasts longer with the following tips:

  • Always keep the battery at room temperature.
  • Keep it charged.
  • Occasionally let it discharge completely.
  • Only use your vacuum on high power when needed.
  • Regularly clean your vacuum filter to ensure the motor and battery isn’t under stress.

If your battery needs charging more often or will not charge properly, then it is a sign that your battery needs to be replaced.

How long do Dyson vacuums take to charge?

Charging a Dyson battery up to full power again can take a minimum of 3.5 hours.

When the battery on your Dyson cordless vacuum needs to be charged there will be an indicator of some kind which will depend on the model you have. There may be a flashing light or the low battery icon will appear.

How long does a Dyson vacuum cleaner filter last?

woman cleaning with a cordless Dyson vacuum

The life of the filters on your Dyson vacuum cleaner depends on your particular model. Some Dysons come with washable filters which should last a long time without needing to be replaced. Non-washable filters will last between six and twelve months depending on how frequently you use your vacuum cleaner.

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How to clean the filter on a Dyson vacuum

Filters are a crucial part of any vacuum cleaner. They perform an important job of ensuring dust doesn’t spread back into the room plus they protect the vacuum from damage.

If your vacuum cleaner smells like dog, the first thing you should always check is the filter and either replace it or clean it.

Always check the instructions for your particular model of Dyson vacuum.

Here is some general advice for cleaning the filters on corded and upright Dyson vacuum cleaners.

How to wash the filter on a cordless Dyson

  1. Twist off the filter at the top of the vacuum.
  2. Tap the filter over a bin to remove loose dust and debris.
  3. Fill the filter with water. Place your hand over the top and shake it.
  4. Shake the filter to remove excess water.
  5. Allow to dry for at least 24 hours before you put it back onto your vacuum cleaner.

How to wash the filter on an upright Dyson

Not all Dyson upright vacuums have washable filters. Please check the instruction manual for your particular model.

  1. Unplug your vacuum.
  2. Remove the front cyclone and bin.
  3. Release the lever on the top.
  4. Remove the filter.
  5. Tap the filter over the bin to remove excess dust.
  6. Fill the filter with water and shake it out.
  7. Shake to remove excess water.
  8. Allow to dry for at least 24 hours before you put it back onto your vacuum cleaner.

There is a second filter in the body of an upright Dyson vacuum.

  1. Lay your Dyson vacuum on its side.
  2. Turn the blue central locking dial on the outer cover of the ball anti-clockwise until the cover is released.
  3. Lift off the ball shell cover.
  4. Turn the outer filter one-quarter anti-clockwise to release.
  5. Separate the inner foam ring from the outer filter and shell.
  6. Wash both the inner and outer filters with cold water.
  7. The outer filter and shell should be rinsed on all sides and tapped out until the water runs clear, then tapped out again to ensure all excess water is removed.
  8. Leave to dry completely for a minimum of 24 hours.
  9. Refit the filter.

How long are Dyson vacuum cleaners guaranteed for?

Cordless Dyson vacuums come with a two-year guarantee and corded versions have a five-year guarantee. Replacement battery packs come with a one-year manufacturers guarantee.

How to fix a broken Dyson vacuum cleaner

How you fix your Dyson vacuum cleaner depends entirely on the problem and which model you have.

However, do check your warranty. Dyson corded vacuums are guaranteed for up to five years so you may be able to get it fixed for free.

Check the Dyson website for spare parts. You can also get cheap spares on eBay and if you need directions always consult Youtube of course.

Frequently asked questions

Are Dyson vacuums guaranteed for life?

If you are wondering whether Dyson vacuum cleaners have a lifetime warranty, sadly they do not. Cordless Dyson vacuums come with a two-year guarantee and corded versions have a five-year guarantee.

This article and its contents are owned by sparklingpenny.com and was first published on 20 October 2021.
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