Dyson vacuum not sucking

Dyson vacuum not sucking. Though it is known that Dyson vacuum cleaners have the most powerful suction capability among other vacuum cleaners, they offer a range of variety for different needs. They possess the most impressive tools engineered to suck dirt, debris, and pet hair from every corner of your house.

Even with the most impressive features and advanced technology.

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Dyson Vacuums sometimes stop sucking dirt. There can be multiple reasons for this. This article will discuss these issues and their solution in detail.

The Reasons can be :

  • The filter might have become dirty.
  • Blockage in the suction hose,
  • Blockage in the extension wand 
  • Dirty collection bin

Whatever the reason for the Dyson vacuum suction problem may be, it can be quickly resolved with the help of simple tools.

What to do when Dyson Vacuum cleaner is not sucking?

First, identify the type of vacuum cleaner you are using since there are usually five types of Dyson Vacuums available in the market: cordless stick vacuum, multi-direction vacuum, handheld vacuum, robot vacuum, and upright vacuum.

Each of these types of vacuums might have different reasons for not sucking, and their solution might vary too.

We will explore the suction problem in each of the above mention Dyson Vacuum cleaners:

Cordless Stick Vacuumcordless stick vacuum

  • This type of vacuum operates with a battery; this battery can weaken over time with prolonged usage. This can cause a suction problem in this vacuum. The official website of Dyson facilitates its consumers by providing new batteries for cordless Dyson Vacuum cleaners.
  • Another reason for failure in suction in this type of vacuum can be a blockage in its hose or extension wand. To identify this cause, you will have to open the hose to check for blockage and the extension wand. If the hose or extension wand is dirty, wash them.
  • If your Dyson cordless stick vacuum does not have those mentioned above, the reason could be a dirty filter that might have caused the problem.  You can check and wash it if needed.

Handheld Vacuumshandheld vacuums

in this type of Vacuum, the cause of the suction problem might be due to:

  • Clogs or blockage in the inlet suction power. You can open the inlet and check for the blockage. 
  • You can also check for blockage in the vacuum cleaner’s attachments.

If you are using a Dyson handheld vacuum cleaner, you will need to disconnect any attachments before trying to diagnose the issue. If the inlet’s suction power is weak, check the vacuum itself by removing the handheld vacuum’s filter and dirt container, which might need to be washed.

Upright Vacuums

This kind of vacuum is not that complex, making it easier for the user to identify its problem. 

  • The reason might be a blockage in the filter. This issue can be resolved by washing the filter and drying it before putting it back in the vacuum.

Multi-direction Vacuums

With this type of vacuum, lack of suction power is typically caused by a blockage.

  • The blockage might be in the inlet of the vacuum, or
  • In this case, in the dirt container, remove any accessories and clean the blockage.

Robot Vacuums

Supposeyouyou, the Robot Vacuum, is having difficulty sucking the dirt. In that case, it is likely an indication that you are supposed to clear the filter blockage by removing its bin and washing the filter.


Dyson vacuum not sucking. Suction problems are mainly due to blockage or dirty filters, extensions, wands, or other accessories.

These blockages can be removed by washing the filter and cleaning the part that has a blockage issue.

An important point to remember is that you need to thoroughly dry the part that you have washed before you put it back in the vacuum, or you will have to replace the vacuum motor.

If you still have problems with the vacuum suction, contact the official Dyson website for professional troubleshooting.

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