Dyson DC20 Stowaway Troubleshooting

If you are having problems with your Dyson DC20 Stowaway Vacuum Cleaner, you are not alone. Many Dyson DC20 Stowaway owners experience issues with their vacuum cleaner from time to time, and it can be frustrating to deal with these problems.

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Dyson DC20 Stowaway Vacuum Cleaner Problems

Below are common issues and solutions for the Dyson DC20 Stowaway:

The Dyson DC20 Stowaway Emptying The Clear Bin


  • Empty the Clear bin as soon as the MAX mark level is reached.
  • Turn the power off and unplug before emptying the Clear bin.
  • Do not use the machine without the Clear bin in place. Emptying in a bag is recommended for allergy sufferers.

The Dyson DC20 Stowaway Cleaning The Clear Bin


  • Do not use detergents, polishes, or air fresheners to clean the Clear bin
  • Do not immerse the whole cyclone in water.
  • Ensure the Clear bin is completely dry before re-fitting.
  • Clean the shroud with a cloth or dry brush to remove lint and dust.

The Dyson DC20 Stowaway Washing Your Filter


  • Check your filter regularly. Under normal use, wash your filter every 6 months according to instructions to maintain performance.
  • The filter may require more frequent washing if vacuuming fine dust.
  • Turn the power off and unplug before washing the filter. Failure to do so could result in electric shock or personal injury.
  • Wash the filter in cold water only.
  • Do not use detergent to clean the filter.
  • Do not put the filter in the dishwasher, washing machine, clothes dryer, microwave, or near an open flame.
  • Ensure the filter is completely dry before refitting in your machine. Dry for at least 24 hours.

The Dyson DC20 Stowaway Clearing Blockages


  • Cleaning blockages are not covered by your machine’s limited warranty.
  • Turn the power off and unplug it before checking for blockages. Failure to do so could result in electric shock or personal injury.
  • If any part of your machine becomes blocked, it may overheat and then automatically shut off. Unplug the machine and leave to cool down.
  • Clear blockage before re-starting.
  • Beware of sharp objects when clearing blockages.
  • Refit all parts of the machine securely before using it.

Dyson DC20 Stowaway Replacement Parts

How to Diagnose and Repair a Dyson DC20 Stowaway

This guide will help you identify and resolve issues with your Dyson DC20 Stowaway Vacuum Cleaner.

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