How Long Do Dyson Vacuums Last? [Read Before You Buy!]

Dyson has been one of the most popular vacuum brands in the United States since their first vacuum cleaner, the Dyson DA001, was released in 1993

Since then, vacuums have changed much, and so has their durability.

Dyson vacuums last between 2 to 5 years, depending on whether you pick a stick vacuum, a cordless vacuum, or a corded vacuum. Corded vacuums come with a 5-year warranty, and Cordless vacuums come with a 2-year warranty. Maintaining your Dyson vacuum cleaner plays a crucial role in its durability. 

In this guide, I will answer all your questions and share tips on how to make your Dyson vacuum last longer!

How Long Does A Dyson Vacuum Last?

Dyson vacuum cleaners can last between 2 to 5 years. This is standard for modern vacuum cleaners as they are not as serviceable as they used to be years ago when they could last up to 20 years!

In addition, the following will impact the durability of your Dyson vacuum:

  1. Whether you have purchased a stick vacuum
  2. Cordless vs. corded Dyson vacuums
  3. Proper maintenance
  4. Correct usage
  5. Proper storage

For example, in terms of correct usage, you should never use your Dyson vacuum for anything other than regular household cleaning, and you should never use it to suck up water.

Here is what you can do to make your Dyson vacuum last longer:

1. Do Not Overfill Your Dyson

You should never use your Dyson vacuum when its bin is overfilled, as it can put additional stress on the motor, causing the vacuum to break.

In fact, it is best to empty your Dyson vacuum after each use.

2. Clean the Filter

Dyson vacuums come either with just one filter (usually a HEPA one) or two filters: a post-motor filter and a pre-motor filter.

These filters are made to shield the vacuum motor from dust and dirt. 

As a result, cleaning the filters is essential for maintenance that will make your Dyson vacuum last longer. 

Check your owner’s manual to see what type of filter your vacuum model has, as well as how many of them there are and where they are located.

Some filters can be washed in cold water and then air-dried for 24 hours before putting them back in your Dyson vacuum cleaner. 

However, if your Dyson vacuum has a HEPA filter, you will not be able to wash it with water. Your owner’s manual will show you exactly what to do instead.

3. Clear the Brush

Your Dyson vacuum brush bar will stop working correctly if debris gets lodged in. For example, hair can get tangled and prevent the roller from spinning.

When this happens, your Dyson vacuum motor will be put under additional stress, resulting in potential breakage.

Make sure you set up a schedule to clean your Dyson vacuum roller brush, as well as any additional powered hand tool that comes with it.

4. Unclog the Hose

Check that your Dyson vacuum hose is not clogged, as this will result in loss of suction power.

All you need to do is detach the hose from your Dyson vacuum, stretch it and let any debris drop.

If there is anything you are struggling to release, simply use a broom handle to remove any blockages. 

How Long Should A Dyson Cordless Vacuum Last?

Dyson cordless vacuums usually last between 2 to 4 years. However, proper maintenance will help prolong your Dyson cordless vacuum’s durability. This includes washing and replacing filters, removing blockages, correctly storing your vacuum, and taking care of the battery.

How Long Should A Dyson Stick Vacuum Last?

Dyson stick vacuums usually last between 2 to 4 years. However, proper maintenance will help prolong your Dyson stick vacuum’s durability. This includes washing and replacing filters, removing blockages, correctly storing your vacuum, and taking care of the battery (if cordless).

Do Dyson Vacuums Lose Suction Over Time?

Dyson vacuums can lose suction over time if they are not properly maintained. Maintenance includes removing debris from the brush bar, washing filters, emptying the bin, and unclogging the hose. Filters also need regularly replacing as per the owner’s manual. 

Dyson vacuums come with a 5-year warranty, so if proper maintenance still results in a loss of suction, you can contact Dyson to see how they can help.

How Many Years Should A Dyson Battery Last?

A Dyson battery can last anywhere from 2 to 6 years, but it all depends on how often you use your vacuum and how you take care of the battery.

Dyson’s cordless vacuums come with a 2-year warranty, so if the battery dies within 2 years, Dyson will replace it for you for free.

Dyson Vacuum Battery Care

Taking care of your Dyson vacuum battery will increase its lifespan.

Here are some tips that will help you to get the maximum life from your Dyson vacuum battery:

1. Do not overuse high power mode

You should typically use your Dyson vacuum on Auto or Normal mode. Max or Boost modes are only meant to be used for intensive bursts of spot cleaning. 

Avoid using these high-power modes as it will help prolong the battery life.

2. Avoid exposing the battery to extreme temperatures

Constantly exposing your Dyson vacuum battery to extremely hot or cold temperatures will damage the battery.

Store the vacuum away from direct sunlight in summer and cold garages in winter.

3. Let the battery run down at times

Let the battery run down empty at least once a month.

Giving the battery a chance to fully charge in a complete cycle will help you extend its life.

How Long Does A Dyson Vacuum Cleaner Filter Last?

Depending on the model you choose, Dyson vacuums come with washable and non-washable filters. Washable filters usually last longer than non-washable ones since they can be easily maintained. Non-washable filters will last between 6 and 12 months, depending on how often you use your Dyson vacuum cleaner.

Conclusion

A Dyson vacuum can last between 2 to 5 years. But the better you maintain it, the longer you will enjoy your machine:

  1. Regularly wash filters or replace them according to the owner’s manual
  2. Remove lodged debris from the brush roller
  3. Empty the dust container after each use
  4. Unclog the hose
  5. Store your Dyson vacuum away from water and extreme heat

Author

  • Hey there, I’m Kevin, from Colorado! I have been passionate about repairing appliances and electronics for the past 18 years. Modern vacuum cleaners break or malfunction way too often, so I have decided to contribute to vacuupedia.net and help my online readers with anything related to vacuums repair. I can’t wait to help you get your vacuum cleaner working again!