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How to get the best out of your Dyson machine Dyson V7 Motorhead Extra

Getting started

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Setting up your machine

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Using your machine

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Emptying the bin

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Using the tools

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Maintaining your machine

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Washing the filter

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Resetting the brush bar
The brush bar is designed to shut off when jammed. Learn how to reset it after removing the cause of the jam.

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Checking for blockages
Suction not what it was? Check for – and remove – temporary blockages with our step-by-step guide.

Useful tips

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Two power modes
Toggle between Powerful mode – for longer suction – and MAX mode, for stronger suction. Just hold down the trigger and slide the control back and forth. 

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Switch accessories quickly
The Quick-Release tools click into place, and release in moments by simply depressing the release switch.

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Don't overfill it
To maintain suction, keep an eye on the bin and empty it as soon as debris reaches the MAX marker.

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Secure the charging dock
Leave at least 1.2m between the floor and the lowest screw point. Make sure it's within easy reach of a power socket so the cable has some slack.

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Wash the filter regularly
Rinse under a cold tap until the water runs clear – you don't need any detergents. Squeeze out excess water and leave to dry on its side (at least 24 hours) before refitting.

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Clean awkward spaces
Remove the wand and connect your chosen tool directly to the inlet pipe to use the vacuum as a handheld.

troubleshooting

Solve a problem

Our step-by-step tool helps you get your machine working again.

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Frequently asked questions

How often does the filter on this machine need washing?

We recommend that you clean the filter at least once a month. You can find filter maintenance instructions in the machine's User Guide.

Can I use this machine with an extension cable?

No, the use of an extension cable is not recommended.

Can I use this machine to pick up liquids?

No. Don't pick up water or other liquids with your machine.