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Support for your Dyson V8™ vacuum

Dyson V8™
Here you can find helpful tips and advice, how-to videos, your user manual and more.

User manual

Download the user manual for your Dyson V8™ vacuum cleaner.

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Getting started

Getting started

If you haven't already, watch our quick-start video and register your machine in our getting started section.

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Watch the quick-start video

Our video shows you how to assemble and set up your vacuum, so it's ready to use.

Using your machine

Using your machine

Getting to know your power modes


Powerful suction mode

The optimum balance of power and run time. For everyday cleaning.

Max mode

For the toughest tasks. Designed for quick, intensive cleaning of ground-in dirt.

Dyson V8 vacuum's power switch

Understanding battery life

The LED on your machine indicates the battery level when in use, and the status of your battery while charging.

Need any help?

If you need advice about your machine, you can chat to a Dyson Expert online, by phone or in-store.

Your cleaner heads explained

  • Fluffy cleaner head removing dust and debris from a hard floor

    Fluffy™ cleaner head

    With soft woven nylon and anti-static carbon fibre filaments, the Fluffy™ cleaner head easily removes dust and debris from hard floors.

Powerful 3-in-1 cleaning

In just one click, your vacuum transforms to a handheld cleaner. With a choice of accessories to clean hard-to-reach areas all around your home and car.

Dyson V8 vacuum being used as a handheld to clean stairs

Accessories

Dyson-engineered accessories

Our accessories add even greater versatility. Each can be attached to the wand for cleaning up high, or directly to your machine for handheld cleaning.

  • Hair screw tool picking up hair

    Hair screw tool

    Our accessories add even greater versatility. Each can be attached to the wand for cleaning up high, or directly to your machine for handheld cleaning.

  • Awkward gap tool showing flexibility

    Awkward gap tool

    Long and narrow, with a 22° twist to clean car storage compartments, tight gaps and hard-to-reach places.

  • Scratch-free dusting brush

    Scratch-free dusting brush

    Gentle on delicate surfaces. Self-cleaning – a rotating cuff keeps the soft bristles clear of dust.

  • Extension hose adding greater reach

    Extension hose

    Adds up to 61cm of flexible reach to any tool attachment, to clean up high or down low in your home or car.

  • Combination tool vacuuming dust

    Combination tool

    Two tools in one – wide nozzle and brush, for quick switching between cleaning and dusting tasks around your home or car.

How to set up your wall dock

You can use the wall dock to store your vacuum, so it's always on hand and ready to use. Watch how.

Video showing how to set up the wall dock

Battery

Charging the battery

You can charge your battery on or off the wall dock. Our video guide shows you how.

Video showing how to charge the battery

Battery tips


Charge between cleans

It can take up to 5 hours to fully charge your battery. When the LED is no longer illuminated, charging is complete.

Leave it charging

Your battery is designed to be left plugged in, so it's always ready to use.

Woman placing Dyson V8 vacuum in the wall dock to charge

Maintenance

Maintaining your machine

Why it's important to clean your filter regularly

The filter captures microscopic dust, which can accumulate and affect performance. Help maintain suction by washing the filter at least once a month, or more frequently if used heavily.

Video showing hoe to wash the filter

How to clean your filters

  • Filter A being removed from the cyclone assembly

    1. Remove your Dyson filters

    Lift the filter out of the cyclone assembly (filter A). Twist and remove the filter at the back of your machine (filter B).

  • Filters being tapped over a sink

    2. Remove excess dust

    Tap your filters lightly to remove any loose dust and debris.

  • Filters A being washed under running water

    3. Wash filter A

    Hold under running water and squeeze gently until the water runs clear. Squeeze and twist filter to remove excess water.

  • Filters B being washed under running water

    4. Wash filter B

    Wash the inside under cold, running water. Repeat until the water runs clear. Firmly shake the filter until no water comes out.

  • Filters left to dry in a well-ventilated space

    5. Leave to dry for 24+ hours

    Dry your filters in a well-ventilated, warm place for at least 24 hours. Place filter B with the open end facing down. Your filters must be completely dry before you put them back into the machine, or it could damage the motor.

  • Filter B being refitted to the machine

    6. Refit the filters

    Screw filter B onto the back of your machine, rotating clockwise. Push filter A back into the cyclone assembly.

Emptying and cleaning the clear bin

Overfilling the bin can reduce suction and affect performance. To maintain suction, empty as soon as debris reaches the MAX marker. Cleaning the bin removes dust build-up and helps optimise performance.

Video showing how to empty and clean the clear bin
Removing blockages

Your machine will pulse and then stop if there's a blockage. Our video shows you how to check and remove debris.

Video showing how to remove blockages from the airways
Washing the Dyson Fluffy™ brush bar

You can wash your Fluffy™ cleaner head's brush bar in warm water.

Video showing how to wash the brush bar

FAQs

FAQs

A full charge takes up to 5 hours.

Yes, the battery is designed to be left on charge, to ensure your vacuum is ready for the next use.

We recommend charging your machine after every clean to maximise run time.

Your machine will pulse to alert you if there’s a blockage.

This will usually be around once a month, but may be more frequent if you use your machine more heavily. After cleaning the filter, always leave it to dry for at least 24 hours. You must ensure it's completely dry before refitting. We recommend following the cleaning instructions and cleaning by hand. The filter is not suitable for dishwasher use.

The de-tangling comb on the brush bar has 56 polycarbonate vanes to prevent tangling around the bristles. The comb is always in contact with the brush bar as it spins to prevent wrapping, so hair is sucked straight into the bin.

Your machine works independently and doesn't currently connect to the Dyson Link app.

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