Have you noticed a drop in your vac’s cleaning performance? Dyson vacuum cleaners are built to last – but they are also complex devices that are prone to glitches. So, you may occasionally find your Dyson not working – but there’s no need to panic about it.
A Dyson vacuum cleaner may refuse to turn on or run properly. It can deliver poor suction and vacuuming – or the floor tool may refuse to rotate. But the reasons are usually simple, like power problems, a full dust cup, dirty filters, blockages in the floor tool or other parts, etc. And these are easy to fix.
Let’s take a look at the different problems that might be preventing your Dyson vacuum cleaner from working.
Dyson Not Working: Reasons and Solutions
Stop worrying about why your Dyson vacuum cleaner might not be functioning properly. Identify and troubleshoot problems now!
1. Power Issues
a) Loose or damaged Power Cable
Is your corded Dyson vacuum cleaner refusing to turn on? Or, after switching it on, are you wondering, “Why does my Dyson keep stopping?”
First, ensure that the cord is not loose in the plug socket. Otherwise, check the cable for signs of tears or breakage – and get it replaced if there’s a problem.
b) Blown Fuse
Your Dyson vacuum cleaner has a fuse that may be blown due to a circuit overload, ground fault, wrong fuse type, and other reasons. This happens to protect the machine’s motor.
Once the fuse is blown, the Dyson will not turn on. Fixing this issue will need opening the machine for inspection and replacement, for which you should ideally go to an expert.
c) Drained/Damaged Battery
A cordless vacuum cleaner needs a fully charged battery to turn and give continuous service. The hoover battery shouldn’t also be cracked, dented, swollen, or improperly placed.
A fast blue flashing light means your battery is out of charge. But if the light is red and the battery looks damaged or connected improperly, you must replace it immediately.
d) Damaged charger or charging port
Is your cordless vacuum charged long enough – and is the battery in perfect condition? If your vac is still not working, the charger or charging port might not be charging your vac right.
You’ll notice that it takes the machine quite long to charge if the charging port is damaged. When the charger cannot power your device adequately, you must replace or repair it.
2) Overheated Motor
If your Dyson vacuum cleaner suddenly stops while working, touch the motor casing to check the temperature. You may notice that it has gone beyond the normal working temperature.
An overheated motor shuts down automatically to protect itself. So let the vac sit for 30 minutes – and you can start cleaning again when it returns to its normal operating temperature.
3) Full Dust Cup
Is your Dyson hoover not sucking up fine dust or large debris even in the max mode? One of the most underrated causes behind poor suction power is a dust cup that needs to be emptied!
To clean the dust cup, hold it above a garbage bin and empty the cup directly into it. Gently tap the cup to get rid of stubborn debris – and wipe the inside with a slightly damp cloth.
4) Insufficient Air Movement
Dust buildup or a large item may block Dyson’s filters, wand, hose, duct, etc., and prevent air movement. This will cause poor suction power or no suction at all in a Dyson vacuum cleaner.
Damaged parts may also cause air leakage, leading to problems while vacuuming fine dust, hair, etc. Keep the machine parts clean – and inspect them for damages to address quickly.
5) Clogged Floor Tool
Due to clogging, you may notice your Dyson brush bar not spinning or rotating intermittently. The vacuum cleaner will likely fail to clean properly while vacuuming pet hair, fine dust, etc.
Every floor tool, like the mini motorised head, soft roller cleaner head, or motorhead, needs to be cleaned. You must keep the brush bar clear of entanglement or large objects stuck in it.
If you find your Dyson not working, there’s no need to panic. The underlying problem can be anything from a partial or full blockage in the floor tool, filter, etc., to poor power delivery or exhausted battery life.
Clean parts and proper power delivery should help combat the situation and maintain suction power. But if you notice that these troubleshooting methods aren’t helping, you should connect with Dyson’s customer support team.
a) Why is your Dyson DC40 not picking up dust?
Your Dyson DC40 might fail to deliver the cleaning abilities you expect, as the brush bar may need resetting, or the cleaner head may require cleaning. Poor suction power due to clogged or damaged hose, wand, crevice tool, or duct may also lead to your Dyson not picking up dust.
b) Why is my Dyson pulsing?
Every Dyson vacuum cleaner is engineered to pulsate to indicate that the airflow is restricted. It happens due to a clogged filter or a blockage in some other parts of the vacuum cleaner. You must carefully check the machine and remove all clogs and dirt to prevent motor damage.
c) Why is your Dyson V6 not working?
Your Dyson V6 cordless device may not work if it is out of charge or the battery needs to be replaced. It could also be because the charging port or charger is unable to power up your device. In these cases, it won’t turn on. Blocked air flow could be the reason for poor suction.
d) Why is the Dyson DC40 brush bar not spinning?
The Dyson DC40’s brush bar sits inside the cleaner head – and if either of them gets clogged due to debris buildup, hair, etc., and needs cleaning, your Dyson vacuum cleaner may fail to work properly. It’s also possible that the brush bar is damaged and needs to be replaced.
e) Why does my Dyson keep cutting out?
One of the reasons your Dyson vacuum cleaner might stop repeatedly is a full dirt bin that needs to be cleaned. Blockage in the filter or other parts of the hoover is also a possibility. Or, a frayed power cord may lead to interruptions in the power supply, causing the vac to stop.