The DC41 at the time of this writing (September 2016) is a very powerful vacuum cleaner with many uses on carpet and bare floors of all kinds.
Keep reading if you would like to know how to increase the performance of you DC41, as well as the uses for the vacuum you might not have known about.
Disclaimer: These tips are for informational purposes only, are opinion of the author only, and not to be considered recommendations by the Dyson company. Operating your Dyson under abnormal conditions could void your warranty or damage your machine.
|Your Dyson might have a purple, red, blue, white or orange dust bin, they are ALL the same vacuum|
#1 Let Your Vacuum BREATHE For 15% More Vacuum Suction
One thing we do to clear out any dust, obstructions or material from the motor chamber of the Dyson DC41 is to remove the side filter and turn the vacuum on. Any built up dust trapped in the ball housing can exit the vacuum, it is wise to do this OUTSIDE otherwise you will blow dust all over the house.
This will blow any dust out of the motor chamber as well, which will reduce heat buildup and possible motor failure.This will keep your vacuum working at top level. A good rule of thumb is to also clean the filters if you are doing this step.
#2 Look In The Power-Head... For This
|Step #1: Remove the bottom plate and (4) phillips screws remove the (2) brush rolls, one small and one larger brush roll. Remove and clean the brush rolls.|
|Step #2: Remove the brush roll ends with a Torx T-10 screwdriver and clean underneath. The plastic pegs pull off after you remove the screws.|
Although you probably already know you need to keep the brush roll clean and free of hair, debris, etc. The DC41 has (2) brushes powered by a small motor shaft. These shaft ends get hair and debris wrapped around it as well, and is the cause of friction and eventual motor failure.
You can take these out as you can see in the picture, and remove the hair and debris on the brush roll and shaft ends. The shaft ends also unscrew with a Torx T-10 screwdriver. You can remove the shaft ends and clean out any debris. Your brushes can then spin freely and at top speed without friction.
#3 Clean The Cyclone This Way
|Step #1: Spray with disinfectant and use a soft brush and hot water preferably from a hose to clean|
|Step #2: Clean the inside of the cyclone with hot water and disinfectant, |
be sure to rinse
|Step #3: Clean the rubber seals on the bottom of the dust bin to avoid the seal hatch from sealing improperly|
The cyclone can get very clogged with fine dust, as you can see in the picture. Also, if you have pets, and pet hair, often this combination makes your dust bin smell very bad. Just vacuuming out the bin or wiping it clean is not enough.
You must clean the inside of the cyclone and the chamber going into the cone filter to keep the cyclone operating at maximum.
- To do this, clean it inside and out with very hot water, a disinfectant or bathroom cleaner, and rinse, using high pressure water (like a hose nozzle or shower head sprayer).
- After you get it clean, DO NOT USE IT, until it is completely dry. Use a hair dryer or compressed air to dry everything before putting the cyclone and dust bin back together.
|The Dyson Mattress Tool Works|
On Many Surfaces
#4 Why You Need This Dyson Accessory
Although many of the Dyson vacuums came with different combinations of accessories, you should have the tool we have featured in the picture.
This is technically called the mattress tool, however its use on upholstery, steps and small carpet areas makes it one of the best tools to use for quick cleaning.
#5 Turn Your Dyson Into A High Power Carpet Cleaner
You might not have heard of Zorb before, but it is a product designed to use 'encapsulation' cleaning in combination with your Dyson vacuum. You sprinkle it on the carpet, use the Zorb tool to work it into the carpet. Let it sit for 15 minutes and then vacuum as usual.
It goes into the carpet yellow, and attaches itself to dirt and soil, and vacuums up out of the carpet black, as you can see in the picture.
This is a great product almost nobody knows about or uses, but we have had great success in using it. It is a great way to maintain your carpet in between professional cleanings.
If you need help with any maintenance for your DC41, I have a previous post that tackles the most common issues your will find, with easy to follow information.
These tips can help you get maximum value out of your Dyson DC41, please comment below if you have any questions or feel free to call us at 701-532-0801.