Dyson V10 Troubleshooting

If you are having problems with your Dyson V10 Vacuum Cleaner, you are not alone. Many Dyson V10 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 V10 Vacuum Cleaner Problems

Below are common issues and solutions for the Dyson V10:

The Dyson V10 Emptying The Clear Bin


  • Empty as soon as the dirt reaches the level of the MAX mark – do not overfill.
  • Ensure the machine is disconnected from the charger before emptying the clear bin. Be careful not to pull the “ON” trigger.
  • Avoid pulling the “ON” trigger when emptying.
  • Remove the wand by pressing the red wand release button and pulling away from the bin.
  • To release the dirt:
    – Hold the machine with the bin in a downward position.
    – Firmly push the red bin release button.
    – The bin will slide down, cleaning the shroud as it goes.
    – The bin base will then open.
    – The bin base will not open if the red button is not pushed down fully.
  • To minimize dust/allergen contact when emptying, encase the clear bin tightly in a plastic bag and empty it.
  • Remove the clear bin carefully from the bag.
  • Seal the bag tightly, and dispose as normal.

The Dyson V10 Emptying Cleaning The Clear Bin (Optional)


  • If it is necessary to clean the clear bin:
  • Follow the instructions in the “Emptying the clear bin” section.
  • Press the red button located on the bin runner to release the bin and slide the bin off the runner.
  • Clean the clear bin with a damp cloth only.
  • Ensure that the clear bin and seals are completely dry before replacing them.
  • To refit the clear bin:
    – Insert the spine onto the bin runner.
  • Close the clear bin by pushing the bin base upwards until the clear bin and bin base click into place.
  • The clear bin is not dishwasher safe and the use of detergents, polishes, or air fresheners to clean the clear bin is not recommended as this may damage your machine.

The Dyson V10 Filter and Blockage Indicator LEDS


  • Your machine has two indicator lights that will help alert you that simple maintenance steps are needed.
  • The filter indicator will flash intermittently when the filter unit is not fitted correctly. Follow the instructions on how to refit the filter unit in the ‘Washing the filter unit’ section.
  • The filter indicator will light continuously when the filter unit needs washing. Follow the instructions on how to wash the filter unit in the ‘Washing the filter unit’ section.
  • The blockage Indicator LED will light if there is a blockage. Follow the instructions on how to clear blockages in the ‘Looking for blockages’ section

The Dyson V10 Washing the Filter Unit


  • Check and wash the filter unit, according to the instructions, to maintain performance.
    • Remove the filter unit by twisting it counterclockwise to the open position. Gently pull away from the machine.
    • Wash the inside of the filter unit first; hold it upright under the cold water tap and agitate using a rotating motion.
    • Wash the outside of the filter unit; fill the unit with cold water, place your hand over the open end, and shake gently.
    • Repeat washing the inside and outside of the filter unit until the water runs clear.
    • Gently tap the filter unit to remove any excess water and leave it to dry with the filter end down.
    • Leave the filter unit to dry completely for a minimum of 24 hours.
    • Check that the filter unit is completely dry.
    • To refit, return the filter unit to the open position and twist it clockwise until it clicks into place.
  • The filter unit may require more frequent washing if vacuuming fine dust or using mainly maximum suction.
  • Do not put the filter unit in a dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, oven, microwave, or near a naked flame.

The Dyson V10 Blockages – Automatic Cut-Out


  • This machine is fitted with an automatic cut-out.
  • If any part becomes blocked the machine may automatically cut out.
  • This will happen after the motor pulses a number of times (i.e switches on and off in quick succession) and the blockage indicator LED will illuminate.
  • Leave to cool down before looking for blockages.
  • Ensure the machine is disconnected from the charger before looking for blockages. Failure to do so could result in personal injury.
  • Clear any blockage before restarting.
  • Refit all parts securely before using.
  • Clearing blockages is not covered by your warranty

The Dyson V10 Looking for Blockages


  • The motor will pulse and the blockage indicator LED will illuminate when there is a blockage. Please follow the instructions below to locate the blockage:
    • Ensure the machine is disconnected from the charger before looking for blockages.
      Be careful not to pull the “ON” trigger.
    • Do not operate while checking for blockages as doing so could result in personal injury.
    • Beware of sharp objects when checking for blockages.
    • To check for blockages in the main body of the machine, remove the clear bin following the instructions in cleaning the clear bin section and remove the blockage.
    • If you cannot clear an obstruction from the cleaner head, you may need to remove the brush bar. Use a coin to unlock the fastener, slide the brush bar out of the cleaner head, and remove the obstruction. Replace the brush bar and secure it by tightening the fastener. Ensure it is fixed firmly before operating the machine.
    • This machine has carbon fiber brushes. Take care if coming into contact with them, as they may cause minor skin irritation. Wash your hands after handling the brushes.
    • Refit all parts securely before using.
    • Clearing blockages is not covered by your warranty

The Dyson V10 Lights During  Charging

  • Charging, low charge
  • Charging, medium charge
  • Charging, nearly full
  • Fully charged

The Dyson V10 Lights During  Use

  • High level of charge
  • Medium level of charge
  • Low level of charge
  • Empty, needs charging

The Dyson V10 Lights Diagnostics

  • Battery fault – call Dyson Helpline
  • Main body fault – call Dyson Helpline
  • Charger fault – call the Dyson Helpline

Dyson V10 Replacement Parts

How to Diagnose and Repair a Dyson V10

This guide will help you identify and resolve issues with your Dyson V10 Vacuum Cleaner.

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