The Problem with DC41
The Dyson Dc41 upright vacuum is not perfect. There is a design flaw that will likely cause a loss of suction with this vacuum cleaner.
Over time, with use the screen inside the canister will clog and collect dirt, dust, pet hair and small debris.
If you are diligent and schedule regular cleaning your Dyson ball vacuum should last a very long time. The Good news is, this maintenance tip takes only a few minutes to do and is not something that needs to be done per use. Basically, use your own discretion.
It is the first place I recommend you look if you experience that you Dyson vacuum is losing suction.
Fixing the Dc41 Filter Flaw
Step 1 :
Take the canister off the vacuum cleaner by depressing the red button near the purple dust container clear handle.
Step 2 :
Empty the collector bin out.
Step 3 :
Flip the lock on the top of canister and lift the lid until it is completely open. Once open, remove the internal vacuum filter to reduce the possibility of getting dust inside the filter (temporarily put the filter aside where it will not be damaged).
Now close the lid and push until you hear or see the lock click into the locked position.
Step 4 :
Lay canister on its side and depress the red slider button (the release for the bottom of the waste collection bin/canister). Note: When depressing the red button a small silver/light colored tab is exposed and becomes accessible… Press this silver button down and pull the clear dust bin away from the purple top.
You now have access to the screen :O)
Step 5 :
Vacuum the screen OR try to gently tap the dust out, OR blow out the filter screen with a low pressure air hose.
** I recommend vacuuming the screen with another vacuum if possible
And Lastly, …
Reassemble the purple top with the dust bin (make sure it clicks and locks together). Open the lid. Now, gently put the filter that was removed back into the purple part. It should fit nice and clean since you’ve removed all the pet hair and dirt.
This simple operation should restore strong suction to the Dc41 Dyson vacuum.
I hope this helps.
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