How To Clean Dyson V8 [Including Filter, Brush Head, Bin, And Roller]?

Part of your Dyson V8's maintenance is cleaning its parts regularly so that it'll stay in top shape for a long time. We all understand how some parts can be sensitive, which is why you need to know how to clean them properly so you don't end up damaging them as you do your routine maintenance. We've reserached for you, so read on to find out how to clean your Dyson V8.

To clean your Dyson V8 vacuum, you need to:

  1. Switch it off. 
  2. Discard all the dirt inside the dustbin and wipe the canister's interior with a clean cloth.
  3. Detach the filters and wash them with cold tap water.
  4. Unscrew the fluffy head roller attachment. Pull out the hair and debris, then wash the roller with water.
  5. Remove dirt from the standard brush, then wipe it with a clean cloth. Use cotton buds to clean its axles and corners.
  6. Wipe the exterior portion of the vacuum. 
  7. Make sure everything is completely dry before you put everything back together. 

Keep on reading for detailed cleaning instructions and get more tips along the way so that you can get the most out of your Dyson V8 vacuum cleaner. Let's get to work!

Cleaning Your Dyson V8

Depending on your cleaning needs, Dyson offers a wide range of vacuum cleaners, from cordless to upright to hardwood floor vacuums. And let's face it, these aren't exactly cheap. You're investing in these cleaning tools and their technology so that you can have a cleaner and healthier home. As such, you need to take care of your investment by cleaning it regularly.

Dyson V8 cacuum cleaner

Maintenance requirements are specific to the particular model that you have. This means what works for one Dyson model may not exactly work with another Dyson model. That's why you have to take note of the model that you own so that you can have it maintained accordingly.

Dyson V8 boasts a cordless design, powerful suction, and long battery life. In short, you can get so much done in a short time. But like all other appliances, you need to maintain its good condition to be able to enjoy its services at top performance for a long time.

You need to clean its parts regularly, especially since we're talking about dirt here. As it helps you get rid of dirt in your house, some of the dirt stays in its filter, bin, brush head, rollers, and other parts. And if you let it stay that way, it won't be long until you no longer enjoy its powerful suction, and it won't be much help when you're cleaning your house.

So, without much further ado, let's go through the cleaning process for each of these parts so that you can benefit from Dyson V8's maximum performance each time you use it.


Since Dyson vacuum cleaners come with a bagless design, all the dirt goes to the dustbin. This is why you need to discard its content after every use or at least once a week to prevent dirt buildup. Don't worry because this is very easy to do.

  1. Always switch off your Dyson V8 vacuum before cleaning its parts.
  2. Detach the dust canister from the body of the vacuum. Press the red release button at the base.
  3. Look for the red tab on the dustbin and pull it up to empty its contents. Make sure you have a trash bag or trash can directly underneath it to avoid mess. Give it some taps and shakes to remove stubborn dirt that wants to cling to its sides.
  4. By pressing another red button at the bottom of the canister, you can detach the body of the canister. This will help you clean its interior even better. You can wipe it with a clean microfiber cloth.
  5. If it's too dirty, you can wash it with water but make sure to dry it completely afterward.
  6. Wipe the other parts of the dustbin as well.
  7. Click the dust canister back into place when you're done.

Here's a video of how to clean a Dyson V8 dustbin:


How do you clean the filter on a Dyson V8 cordless vacuum?

Dyson V8 comes with two washable filters: the pre-motor and post-motor filters. The manufacturers say that these are meant to last as long as the unit's expected lifespan, of course, as long as they are well-maintained.

Many users prefer to clean their filters using soapy water. However, this isn't recommended because the soap suds can permeate the entire material, affecting its ability to sift through dirt. Washing with soap also makes the filters harder to rinse since you have to make sure that you remove all the soap residue. This can extend your cleaning time.

Cleaning the Pre-Motor Filter

This filter is the one in the cyclone's center and is more exposed to dirt than the post-filter. As such, it is recommended that you clean this more frequently, at least once a month, depending on the usage.

If you have pets in the house or live on a busy street, you'll have to clean it more often. A visual inspection will also let you know if it's time to have it washed.

Here's how you can clean this part:

  1. Again, check to make sure that your Dyson V8 is turned off. 
  2. Pull out the filter carefully from its location.
  3. Remove the top part. Don't use a sharp object to help you with this task as it could impair the clips that are holding it in place.
  4. Wash the filter under running water. Don't scrub it using a rough material to avoid damaging the filter.
  5. Shake and tap the filter against the sink to remove the remaining debris.
  6. Squeeze out all the excess water.
  7. Allow drying completely before putting it back in its proper position.

Cleaning the Post-Motor Filter

This is the one behind the vacuum's motor, and it isn't as exposed to dirt as much as the pre-motor filter. That's why you can schedule cleaning this quarterly.

  1. Remove the post-motor filter from its position by twisting it counterclockwise.
  2. Put it under running water to remove the dirt that has accumulated over its material.
  3. Shake well to remove excess water.
  4. Let it dry completely before reattaching it to the vacuum cleaner.

Watch this video on how to clean Dyson V8 filters to guide you properly.

How do I clean my Dyson brush head?

There are two types of cleaning heads used on Dyson V8 models: the fluffy head roller attachment and the standard brush.

Cleaning the Fluffy Head Roller Attachment

Cleaning the fluffy head roller attachment

  1. Unscrew the roller attachment from its position. You can use a coin for this.
  2. Remove the soft roller cleaner from the attachment.
  3. Pull out as much dirt as you can from the brush.
  4. Put the roller brush on the sink and gently remove the remaining dirt using tap water only. Same with the filters, soap can degrade the quality of the fluffy material and unnecessarily prolong the cleaning process.
  5. Squeeze excess water and set it aside.
  6. Put a towel underneath the roller brush and set it in an upright position to allow air to dry it completely.
  7. Remove the dirt and hair from the sides and axles as well.
  8. Dry all the pieces before putting them back together and reattaching them to the nozzle.

Cleaning the Standard Brush

Hand holding the Soft roller cleaner head

  1. Take off the cap that holds the brush bar in its place. You can use a coin for this.
  2. Remove the brush bar.
  3. Clean it using a soft microfiber towel.
  4. If there are hair strands and other debris stuck on the brush, cut them out using a pair of scissors or a razor.
  5. Check the nooks and crannies, wheels, and ball system on the nozzle and wipe them as well. You can use cotton buds to help you clean hard-to-reach and small crevices.
  6. Put back the main brush in its position. Make sure the cap is securely in place.

Here's a video of how to wash your Dyson V8 brush head:


That's it! You've now cleaned all the parts of your Dyson V8 that are prone to dirt buildup. Once you rid them of dirt, you can expect higher performance and better suction every time you use your vacuum.  

Final Thoughts

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Follow the instructions on how to clean the different components of your Dyson V8 and maintain a regular cleaning schedule so that you can keep your vacuum cleaner in great shape for a long time. Cleaning your vacuum helps ensure you have a clean house. 

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