Dyson V8 Absolute Troubleshooting

If you are having problems with your Dyson V8 Absolute Vacuum Cleaner, you are not alone. Many Dyson V8 Absolute 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 V8 Absolute Vacuum Cleaner Problems

Below are common issues and solutions for the Dyson V8 Absolute:

The Dyson V8 Absolute Emptying The Clear Bin

Caution:

  • Empty as soon as the dirt reaches the level of the MAX mark – do not overfill.
  • Ensure that the machine is disconnected from the charger before emptying the clear bin. Be careful not to pull the ‘ON’ trigger.
  • To make emptying the clear bin easier, it is advisable to remove the wand and floor tool.
  • To minimize dust/allergen contact when emptying, encase the clear bin tightly in a dust-proof bag and empty it.
  • To release the dirt, hold the machine by the handle, pull the red lever back, and lift it upwards to release the cyclone. Continue until the bin base automatically opens and releases the dirt.
  • Remove the clear bin carefully from the bag.
  • Seal the bag tightly, and dispose as normal.
  • To close, push the cyclone downwards until it is in the normal position and manually close the base of the bin – the base will click when it is securely in place.

The Dyson V8 Absolute Cleaning The Clear Bin

Caution:

  • Ensure that the machine is disconnected from the charger before removing the clear bin. Be careful not to pull the ‘ON’ trigger.
  • Remove the wand and floor tool.
  • To remove the cyclone, hold the machine by the handle, pull the red lever towards you, and lift upwards until the bin opens, then push the red button located behind the cyclone and lift the cyclone out.
  • To detach the clear bin from the machine, pull back on the red catch located at the base, slide the clear bin down, and carefully remove forwards from the main body.
  • Clean the clear bin with a damp cloth only.
  • Do not use detergents, polishes, or air fresheners to clean the clear bin.
  • Do not put the clear bin in a dishwasher.
  • Ensure that the clear bin is completely dry before replacing it.
  • To replace the clear bin, align the tabs on the clear bin with the grooves on the main body and slide upwards into place until the catch clicks.
  • Slide the cyclone into the grooves of the main body and push downwards until it is in its normal position and manually close the base of the bin – the base will click when it is securely in place

The Dyson V8 Absolute Washable Parts

Caution:

  • Your machine has washable parts, which require regular cleaning. Follow the instructions below.

The Dyson V8 Absolute Washing the filters

Caution:

  • Your machine has two washable filters; wash the filters at least once a month according to the following instructions to maintain performance. More frequent washing may be required where the user: vacuums fine dust, operates mainly in ‘Powerful suction’ mode, or uses the machine intensively.

The Dyson V8 Absolute Washing the Filters A

Caution:

  • Ensure that the machine is disconnected from the charger before removing the filter. Be careful not to pull the ‘ON’ trigger.
  • Check and wash the filter regularly according to instructions to maintain performance.
  • The filter may require more frequent washing if vacuuming fine dust or if used mainly in ‘Powerful suction’ mode.
  • To remove the filter, lift it out of the top of the machine.
  • Wash the filter with cold water only.
  • Run water over the outside of the filter until the water runs clear.
  • Squeeze and twist with both hands to make sure that the excess water is removed.
  • Leave to dry completely for a minimum of 24 hours.
  • Do not put any part of your appliance in a dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, oven, microwave, or near a naked flame.
  • To refit, place the dry filter back into the top of the machine. Make sure that it is seated properly.

The Dyson V8 Absolute Washing the Filters B

Caution:

  • To remove the filter, twist counter-clockwise to the open position and pull away from the machine.
  • Wash the inside of the filter under cold running water, rotating the filter to ensure that all pleats are covered.
  • Gently tap the filter against the side of the sink several times to remove any debris.
  • Repeat this process 4-5 times until the filter is clean.
  • Place the filter upright, with the top of the filter facing upwards, and leave to dry completely for a minimum of 24 hours.
  • To refit, return the filter to the open position and twist it clockwise until it clicks into place.

The Dyson V8 Absolute Looking for Blockages

Caution:

  • The motor will pulse when there is a blockage. Please follow the instructions below to locate the blockage:
  • Ensure that 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 and cyclone as per the instructions in the ‘Cleaning the clear bin’ section and remove the blockage. Please consult the ‘Stubborn blockages’ section of the illustrations for further guidance.
  • If you cannot clear an obstruction you may need to remove the brush bar. Use a coin to unlock the fastener marked with a padlock. Remove the obstruction. Replace the brush bar and secure it by tightening the fastener. Ensure that 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 V8 Absolute Blockages -Automatic Cut-Out

Caution:

  • 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).
  • Leave to cool down before looking for blockages.
  • Ensure that 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 V8 Absolute Charging and Storage

Caution:

  • This machine will switch ‘OFF’ if the battery temperature is below 50°F (10°C). This is designed to protect the motor and battery. Do not charge the machine and then move it to an area with a temperature below 50°F (10°C) for storage purposes.
  • To help prolong battery life, avoid recharging immediately after a full discharge.
    Allow to cool for a few minutes.
  • Avoid using the machine with the battery flush to a surface. This will help it run cooler and prolong battery run time and life.

Dyson V8 Absolute Replacement Parts

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