Dyson vacuum cleaners are among the most efficient and lightweight vacuums available. While the vacuum has a long record of excellent performance, the cordless models are not without their issues when it comes to the battery.
The Dyson cordless vacuum battery will have problems if the charging station is not completely connected to a power source, if the battery casing or the battery itself is damaged, or if the battery or motor is overheating.
Whether your Dyson cordless vacuum is not holding a charge or is not charging at all, this article will provide some reasons why this is happening and what you can do to troubleshoot the issue. Some of the solutions can be handled in-house while others will require contacting Dyson.
The first place to start when there is an issue with the vacuum not working correctly is with the battery.
Lithium-ion batteries tend to have shorter life spans because they require fewer charging cycles. The lights on the charging station are a good indicator of how your battery is doing.
A steady blue light means the battery is successfully charging. A flashing yellow light means there is a problem with either the battery or the charging station. No light means charging is complete.
Examine the battery casing for cracks or other signs of damage. You can easily remove the battery casing to examine the battery itself, but a general rule of thumb is that if the casing is damaged, the battery is damaged as well. The only remedy for this is to replace the battery altogether.
Dyson batteries can last up to three years. If you are nearing the 3 year anniversary of your cordless Dyson, it may be time to replace the battery. Consult your User’s Manual to identify what kind of replacement battery you need.
If your Dyson cordless vacuum is new, the battery could be defective. In this case, you will need to contact your Dyson seller to request a replacement battery.
Blockages within the wand, hose, or dust canister can prevent airflow and the vacuum to overheat and the battery will shut off.
Not cleaning the filter regularly will also cause the vacuum to shut off. When debris inside the filter is not removed, it will harden, blocking airflow. This will cause the vacuum to overheat and the battery will shut off.
Check The Fuse
Like any other household appliance, all Dyson vacuums have a fuse in the charger. This fuse will blow if there is an excessive amount of electricity, such as in the case of a power surge.
Consult your User’s Manual to find the location of the fuse for your specific model.
Cords are prone to damage. They get stepped on, pinched, kinked, pulled. Over time, this wear and tear can damage the cord.
A damaged cord will not charge properly. Aside from being frustrated that your Dyson is not fully charging, this is also a dangerous hazard. There is a great risk for electrocution or fire. Contact your Dyson seller for a replacement cable right away.
If your Dyson came with a mountable charging station, hanging the charging station will protect and prolong the power cord. By allowing the vacuum to hang freely, there is no risk of the cord being stretched or damaged by other objects on the floor.
Does your Dyson light up when it is placed in the charging dock? If there are no lights on the charging dock or the adapter, there is an issue with the charging dock. A technician will need to diagnose the underlying issue and then determine if the faulty part can be repaired or replaced.
A more serious issue with the battery is if the vacuum switches off and on again every few seconds. This is a sign the cable or worse, the motor is defective. Immediately stop using the vacuum. Continuing to use the vacuum could result in the vacuum overheating and presenting a dangerous fire hazard.
Dyson Cordless Vacuum Battery Not Charging
If you notice your Dyson cordless vacuum battery is not charging, the solution could be more simple than you think.
If the Dyson cordless vacuum battery is not charging, make sure the charging station is securely connected to a working outlet. Test the outlet by plugging in another appliance to see if it works. If the outlet is a GFCI, test the outlet by pressing the ‘Test’ button.
The Dyson charging station needs to receive sufficient power in order to charge the vacuum. If you live in an area that is prone to frequent power outages, connect the charging station to a surge protector.
You can use a multimeter tool to test the continuity of the outlet the Dyson charging station is plugged into. If you do not have a multimeter tool, try plugging something else into the outlet to see if it works.
Dyson Cordless Vacuum Not Charging Fully
Is your Dyson battery charging but not fully? Here is one reason why this is happening.
If your Dyson cordless vacuum is not charging fully, make sure the charging cable is completely plugged into the wall and the vacuum is in the correct position in the charging station. If the vacuum is not positioned correctly within the charging station, the battery will not receive a full charge.
When you place the vacuum in the charging station, there should be a steady blue light to indicate the battery is charging. If the battery continues to not charge fully, it may be time to replace the battery.
Dyson Cordless Vacuum Battery Not Holding Charge
When you have a mess to clean up, that’s not when you want to find out your Dyson vacuum battery will not last long enough for a quick job.
If your Dyson cordless vacuum battery is not holding a charge, try resetting the vacuum cleaner. Place your Dyson in the charging station. Press and hold the power button for 20 seconds. The vacuum will not turn on. Release the button and then allow the vacuum to fully charge.
Resetting the vacuum will help to refresh the vacuum. If you continue to experience problems with the battery not holding a charge, contact your Dyson seller to request a replacement battery.
Dyson Cordless Vacuum Battery No Power
Cleaning day has arrived and you reach for your Dyson cordless vacuum only to discover the battery is dead. The vacuum has been on the charging station for days. Why is there no power?
If your Dyson cordless vacuum battery has no power, the most common cause could be from overheating. If the vacuum is used for an extended period of time without being cleaned of all debris, the battery will overheat and the vacuum will lose power.
If the vacuum cleaner has overheated, leave the vacuum to charge on the charging station for at least 2 hours before trying to use it again.
After it has fully charged, inspect the hose for any obstructions. Remove the dust bin and its attachments, cleaning the connection points and the vents. Remove the filter and wash it in warm, soapy water.
Dyson Cordless Vacuum Battery Lifespan (How To Prolong)
Dyson vacuum cleaners are rigorously tested to ensure superior work performance and that they last a long time. But vacuums are the product of their environment. There are some simple tips that will ensure your Dyson cordless vacuum will last for many years.
High Power Mode
Dyson cordless vacuum’s come with three settings: Auto, Normal, High Power. Depending on the model of the Dyson cordless vacuum you have, you may also have a fourth setting – Eco.
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The Auto and Normal settings are meant for everyday cleaning. Eco mode maximizes your run time for more efficient use.
The High/Max setting is designed for intense spot cleaning, not everyday cleaning. Using the High power setting requires more power from the battery. Using this setting for everyday use will degrade the battery at a much quicker speed. Only use this setting as needed.
As with any appliance, heat is generated when it is used. We can feel the heat coming from the motor but heat is also coming from the battery. You can extend the life of the battery by letting the vacuum cool down after each use.
It is also good to let the vacuum cool down before placing it in the charging station. A safety feature of the Dyson cordless vacuum is that the battery it will not charge if the vacuum is too hot and then placed on the charging station.
Another way to extend the life of the battery is to store the Dyson vacuum in an area that is well ventilated. If the vacuum is stored in the garage, near a window with direct sunlight, or other located where the temperatures can reach extremes, the battery will be affected.
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You can prolong the lifespan of your Dyson cordless vacuum battery by letting the battery completely run down at least once a month. Store the vacuum in a room temperature setting. Do not use the High Power Mode setting often. Let the vacuum cool down before charging.
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