Dyson Animal Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner DC41 MK2
To maintain your Dyson machine we recommend that you wash your filter(s) at least once every 3-6 months. Please see the video library below for a tutorial.
Do not carry out any maintenance or repair work other than that shown in this Dyson Operating Manual, or advised by the Dyson Helpline. Only use parts recommended by Dyson. If you do not this could invalidate your warranty. Store the appliance indoors. Do not use or store it below 32°F. Ensure the appliance is at room temperature before operating. Clean the appliance only with a dry cloth. Do not use any lubricants, cleaning agents, polishes or air fresheners on any part of the appliance. If used in a garage, always wipe the base plate, ball and stabilizer wheels with a dry cloth after vacuuming to clean off any sand, dirt, or pebbles that could damage delicate floors.
Switch OFF and unplug before looking for blockages. Failure to do so could result in personal injury. Look for blockages in the wand, airways and cleaner head. To remove the base plate to access an obstruction, see Base plate disassembly/reassembly. To look for blockages in the airway between the ball and the cleaner head you will need to remove the cleaner head: see Base plate disassembly/ reassembly. Beware of sharp objects when checking for blockages. Refit all parts securely before using. Clearing blockages is not covered by your guarantee.
Most Dyson vacuums have a built in safety system that stops the machine if it begins to overheat. This usually happens because the machine or tools are blocked. If your machine cuts out, unplug it and leave it for at least an hour to cool down. Remember to turn the power off and unplug the machine before you check for blockages prior to re-starting the machine.
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Washing the filters
Resetting the brush bar
Checking for blockages
How to change your plugs fuse