Why does my Dyson smell?

Answered by Robert Dupre

There are a few reasons why your Dyson might start to develop a smell. One common cause is if you have pets, especially dogs. Over time, pet hair and dander can accumulate in the vacuum cleaner’s brush bar and canister, leading to a noticeable odor. Additionally, if you have been vacuuming up wet or damp material, such as spills or pet accidents, the moisture can create a breeding ground for bacteria, resulting in a foul smell.

Another reason for a smelly Dyson could be if you haven’t been properly maintaining it. It’s important to regularly empty the canister and clean out any trapped debris. If you allow the dirt and debris to build up, it can start to emit an unpleasant odor. Additionally, the filters in your Dyson can become clogged and dirty over time, reducing their effectiveness and allowing odors to linger.

To prevent your Dyson from smelling, there are a few steps you can take. Firstly, make sure to empty the canister after each use. This will prevent any trapped debris from accumulating and causing a smell. It’s also a good idea to clean the brush bar regularly, as this is where pet hair and other debris tend to accumulate. Remove any tangled hair or fibers to keep it running smoothly and odor-free.

In terms of filter maintenance, Dyson vacuums typically have both a pre-motor filter and a post-motor filter. These filters should be cleaned or replaced on a regular basis, depending on the model of your Dyson. Refer to the user manual or the Dyson website for specific instructions on how to clean or replace the filters. Neglecting to do so can result in a musty or dirty smell coming from your vacuum.

In my personal experience, I have found that regularly maintaining my Dyson has prevented any unpleasant odors from developing. I make sure to empty the canister after each use, clean the brush bar, and check and clean the filters as needed. By following these steps, my Dyson has remained odor-free and continues to perform well.

A Dyson can develop a smell if it is not properly maintained or if it is used to vacuum up wet or damp material. To prevent this odor, make sure to regularly empty the canister, clean the brush bar, and check and clean the filters. By following these steps, you can keep your Dyson smelling fresh and clean.