Dyson V12 Detect Slim Troubleshooting

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Dyson V12 Detect Slim Vacuum Cleaner Problems

Below are common issues and solutions for the Dyson V12 Detect Slim:

The Dyson V12 Detect Slim Emptying your bin

  • Empty as soon as the dirt reaches the MAX level – don’t overfill. Using your machine when the dirt is above the MAX line may affect the performance and require more frequent filter washing.
  • Overfilling your bin could result in inaccurate readings on the particle graph
Step by Step Solution
  • Remove your wand
  • Press the red wand release button, on the top of the wand, and pull the wand away from the bin
  • Release the dirt
  • Hold the machine over the bin, pointing downwards.
  • Firmly push the red bin release button. The bin will slide down, cleaning the shroud as it goes, and the bin base will open.
  • The bin base won’t open if the red bin release button isn’t pushed down all the way
  • Minimize dust contact
  • Cover your bin tightly in a dust-proof bag while you empty it. Remove your bin carefully, seal the bag tightly, and dispose
  • Close the bin
  • Push the bin base upwards until your bin and bin base click into place

The Dyson V12 Detect Slim Cleaning your bin

Step by Step Solution
  • Remove your bin
  • If it is necessary to clean your bin, empty it as shown in the ‘Emptying your bin’ section.
  • Press the red button located on the bin runner to release the bin and slide your bin off the runner.
  • Only use a damp, lint-free cloth to clean your bin.
  • Make sure that your bin and seals are completely dry before replacing
  • Refit your bin
  • Insert the spine onto the bin runner.
  • Close your bin by pushing the bin base upwards until the bin and bin base click into place.
  • Your bin isn’t dishwasher safe and the use of detergents, polishes, or air fresheners to clean your bin isn’t recommended, as it may damage your machine

The Dyson V12 Detect Slim Clearing blockages

  • Disconnect your machine from the charger before looking for blockages. Be careful not to touch the trigger and be aware of sharp objects.
  • Leave your machine to cool down before looking for blockages.
  • Don’t use your machine when looking for blockages as this could cause injury
  • If your machine detects a blockage, the motor will pulse and you won’t be able to use your machine until the blockage has been cleared.
  • If you try to use your machine when the motor is pulsing, it will automatically cut out
Step by Step Solution
  • Check the main body
  • Remove the bin and check for blockages in the main body of your machine.
  • Make sure any blockages are completely cleared and all parts are fitted before using your machine
  • Check the wand and cleaner head
  • Check the wand for blockages.
  • Check your cleaner head for blockages, following the instructions to remove the brush bar, where necessary
  • Reassemble your machine
  • Refit all parts securely before using your machine. Clearing blockages isn’t covered by your guarantee
  • Close the bin
  • Push the bin base upwards until your bin and bin base click into place

The Dyson V12 Detect Slim Clearing obstructions from your Digital Motorbar™ cleaner head

  • Your Digital Motorbar™ cleaner head doesn’t have a washable brush bar.
  • To maintain optimum performance, check your brush bar regularly and clear any obstructions.
  • Make sure your machine is disconnected from the charger and make sure your machine power is turned off
Step by Step Solution
  • Remove your brush bar
  • Don’t put any part of your machine in a dishwasher or use detergents, polishes, or air fresheners.
  • Press the cleaner head release button on the end of the wand. Place the cleaner head upside down.
  • Use a coin to unlock the end cap.
  • Twist the end cap and remove it from your brush bar. Don’t wash the end cap.
  • Slide your brush bar out of the cleaner head
  • Look for obstructions
  • Clear any debris from your brush bar.
  • Check inside the cleaner head and remove any debris or blockages.
  • Your Digital Motorbar™ cleaner head and brush bar aren’t washable. Wipe over with a damp lint-free cloth.
  • Don’t put any part of your machine in a dishwasher or use detergents, polishes, or air fresheners
  • Replace your brush bar
  • Push the end cap back onto your brush bar and slide it back into the cleaner head.
  • Turn the end cap into the locked position.
  • Your cleaner head isn’t washable and should only be wiped over with a damp lint-free cloth.

The Dyson V12 Detect Slim Clearing blockages from your Hair screw too

  • Your Hair screw tool doesn’t have a washable brush bar. To maintain optimum performance, check your brush bar regularly and clear any obstructions.
  • Make sure your machine is disconnected from the charger and take care not to touch the trigger
Step by Step Solution
  • Remove the cover and brush bar
  • Remove the Hair screw tool from the wand or machine.
  • Push the base plate open. Press the red lever down to release the cleaner head cover.
  • Pull the cleaner head cover off the main body of the tool
  • Look for obstructions
  • Pull your brush bar firmly to remove it from the main body.
  • Check and remove any obstructions from all three parts of your Hair screw tool.
  • Your Hair screw tool isn’t washable. Wipe over with a damp lint-free cloth.
  • Don’t put any part of your machine in a dishwasher or use detergents, polishes, or air fresheners
  • Reassemble Hair screw tool
  • Put your brush bar back into position and press firmly until it clicks back into position.
  • Check the red locking lever is in the unlocked position. Align the cleaner head cover with the guide on the main body. Push it down until it clicks into position.
  • Push the red locking lever up until it clicks into position and push the base plate back into place.

The Dyson V12 Detect Slim Washing your filter

  • Wash your filter at least once a month to maintain optimum suction power
Step by Step Solution
  • Twist off your filter
  • Twist your filter counter-clockwise and pull it away from your machine
  • Tap your filter
  • Before washing your filter, tap it gently over a bin to remove any loose dust and debris
  • Wash your filter
  • Wash with warm, running tap water – gently rubbing your filter with your fingers to remove the dirt.
  • Fill and shake
  • Place your hand over one end of your filter.
  • Fill the filter with warm tap water.
  • Place your hand over the open end of the filter and shake it firmly to remove trapped dirt and debris.
  • Repeat these steps until the water runs clear
  • Shake out the water
  • Empty the filter and shake firmly to remove excess water.
  • Shake with the filter in both an upward and downward position.
  • Keep shaking until there’s no water coming from the filter
  • Dry your filter
  • Leave your filter to dry for at least 24 hours in a well-ventilated d, warm place.
    Don’t dry your filter in a tumble dryer, microwave, or near a naked flame.
    Important: your filter must be complete dr y b efore you put it back into the
    machine. Your machine could be damaged if used with a damp filter

The Dyson V12 Detect Slim Washing your Fluffy Optic™ brush bar

  • Your Fluffy Optic™  cleaner head has a washable brush bar. To maintain optimum performance, check and wash your brush bar regularly.
  • Make sure your machine is disconnected from the charger and take care not to touch the trigger
Step by Step Solution
  • Remove your brush bar
  • Don’t put any part of your machine in a dishwasher or use detergents, polishes, or air fresheners.
  • Press the cleaner he ad release button on the end of the wand. Place the cleaner head upside down.
  • Push the end cap up fully and pull the brush bar out of the cleaner head
  • Wash and dry your brush bar
  • Hold your brush bar under running water and gently rub to remove any lint or dirt.
  • Stand your brush bar upright as shown. Leave to dry completely for at least 24 hours.
  • Replace your brush bar
  • Before replacing, check that your brush bar is completely dry.
  • Reattach the end cap to your brush bar.
  • Slide your brush bar into the cleaner head. Push the end cap back down to the closed position
  • Cleaning your optic lens
  • To maintain optimum performance, keep your illumination lens clean. Only clean the lens when the cleaner head is not attached to your machine.
  • Use a soft, dry, lint-free cloth to wipe the lens

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