Dyson V6 Troubleshoot

Here is the list of Dyson V6 problems and how to troubleshoot them against their issues in detail.

Problem 1

Dyson V6 Troubleshooting Pulsing

How to Troubleshoot

Is your Dyson vacuum pulsating and acting strangely? Don’t worry, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. The following are six solutions to this problem.

  1. Clean the floor tool
  2. Check the accessories for blockages
  3. Empty the bin
  4. Clear the bin cyclone
  5. Check the wand for blockages
  6. Clean the filter

There are six steps you may take to remove a clog and repair your Dyson vacuum. They’re all detailed in detail here. Let’s get started straight now.

Step #1 Clean the Floor Tool                           

What sort of floor tool are you currently using? Perhaps you’re using the huge cleaning head to scour the living room carpet. Perhaps you’re using a little head to get into those teeny tiny cracks where crumbs prefer to land. Whatever the floor tool is, it might be the source of your pulsating.

Your first point of call when fixing your Dyson should be your floor tool. That means removing it from the body of the vacuum and checking it for blockages.

Here’s how you can effectively clean your floor tool:

  1. Leave your vacuum to cool before attempting to dismantle it
  2. Detach the floor tool from the wand
  3. Clean any hair or fibers from around the floor tool
  4. If the floor tool has a brush bar, remove it. You should be able to open the bar with a small coin. Once open, you can lift the brush bar away from the floor tool. Give it a gentle tap to knock large pieces of dust from it. Clean any dirt or debris from inside.
  5. Put the brush bar back in place
  6. If the floor tool has bristles, ensure you remove any hair or dust from between the brushes
  7. Remove any blockages from around the neck of the floor tool. If there is dust or dirt around it, use a cleaning cloth to wipe it over.
  8. Return the floor tool to the wand
  9. Press the vacuum trigger and see if it continues pulsing

Step #2 Check the Accessories for Blockages

Here’s what you should do to clean an accessory:

  1. Allow your vacuum to cool before attempting to remove obstructions.
  2. Remove the attachment from the vacuum.
  3. Clear the accessory of any hair, dust, or dirt.
  4. Remove any obstructions from the accessory’s neck. Wipe it down with a clean towel.
  5. Return the attachment to the vacuum.
  6. Check to check whether the vacuum trigger is still pulsating.

Step #3 Empty the Bin

If your vacuum believes your bin is too full to keep operating, it may begin to pulse. It will do this or possibly stop operating until it is empty.

Here’s what you should do if you believe your vacuum’s bin has a blockage:

  1. Release the bin by pressing the bin release catch. Empty the bin’s contents into your domestic rubbish container.
  2. Remove any extra dust and grime from the bin’s interior. For this task, you can use a cleaning cloth or a little bristle brush.
  3. Replace the bin.
  4. Check to check whether the vacuum trigger is still pulsating.

Step #4 Clear the Bin Cyclone

So, we’ve cleaned the bin’s interior. But what about the surrounding area? Another spot where clogs like to dwell is the bin cyclone.

So let’s begin by emptying the bin cyclone. Here are all the steps you’ll need to take:

  1. Press the bin release catch
  2. Check the bin inlet. Clean any dust or debris from around its hinges. Ensure that it can move freely.
  3. Shake the cyclone over your household waste bin
  4. Use a brush with soft bristles to clean the inside of the cyclone
  5. If there is any stubborn dirt or dust inside the cyclone, use a cleaning cloth to remove it
  6. Press and hold the power trigger for 10 seconds
  7. Return the bin to the vacuum
  8. Press the vacuum trigger and see if it continues pulsing

Step #5 Check the Wand for Blockages

The vacuum wand is the next location to look for obstructions. If there are any huge objects stuck in the wand, the vacuum will not perform properly. This results in pulsating and loud noise.

It’s all too simple to vacuum a sock or a ball of tissue by accident. These big objects jam the wand.

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To check the wand for blockages, do the following:

  1. Remove the wand from the vacuum
  2. Separate the wand from the floor attachment or accessory
  3. Look through the wand to check for blockages
  4. If you see a blockage, remove it. It might be effective to use the arm of a broom for this job. Simply push the arm through the wand to release the obstruction.
  5. Return the wand to the vacuum
  6. Press the trigger button and see if it continues pulsing

Step #6 Clean the Filter

The final step toward repairing your vacuum is to clean its filter. The vacuum will pulse if your filter is blocked. It may even cease to function.

Follow these instructions to clean your filter:

  1. Allow your vacuum to cool before attempting to remove obstructions.
  2. To remove the filter from the vacuum, turn it anticlockwise and pull.
  3. Cold* water should be used to clean the filter. Remove any obstinate filth and debris using a brush with soft bristles.
  4. Cold water should be used to rinse the foam. With your hands, squeeze the water out of the foam until it flows clean.
  5. Rinse the paper filter with cold water until it is clean.
  6. Cold water should be used to clean the filters outside.
  7. Allow the filter to dry properly in a warm environment for 24 hours.
  8. Replace the filter in the vacuum.
  9. If the pulsating continues, press the trigger button.

Problem 2

Dyson V6 troubleshoot flashing blue light

Flashing Blue Light

This light means your Dyson vacuum battery is running low.

Fast Flashing Blue Light

Indicates no power or a temporary fault including blockages in the filter. Deep cleaning your Dyson.

Other Flashing Lights:

Indicates that there is no power or temporary fault such as the machine is either overheating or working in too low of temperatures.

Flashing Red Light

The red flashing light indicates that there is a more serious problem with the vacuum and it needs repair. To find out what is wrong with your Dyson or ask for additional help, call Dyson support: 1 (844) 679-1647.

Consistent Flashing Light

A flashing light indicates that there is something wrong with your device and this may lead your vacuum to turn off. To fix this please refer to the “Machine Displays an LED Light” section with or call Dyson for additional help: 1 (844) 679-1647.

Relevant: How to solve the Dyson V6 Flashing Red Light


Device Overheating

Max Mode Overused

If the device is used on max mode until the battery is drained, amber LED will flash, indicating device requires a few minutes to cool down before charging.

Problem 3

Brush bar Has Trouble Rotating

Loose Fastener

A fastening marked with a padlock is located within the carbon fibre tool and may become loose over time and with severe use. To refasten the padlock, first replace the brush bar and then tighten the lock indicated with a padlock using a quarter or other handy coin.

Clogged Brushbar

To replace or clean the Brushbar within the carbon fiber tool: Dyson Support

To replace or clean the Brushbar within the mini motorized tool: Dyson Support

Problem 4

The device Turns Off While Vacuuming

  1. Blockages
  2. Clogged Filter
  3. Low Battery Level


The device may have stopped down due to debris impeding the suction. Disassemble the wand from the roller head and the bin to check for obstructions. Examine the interior and outside of each component. Keep an eye out for sharp items and garbage. Remove any impediments.

Clogged Filter

The filter might be blocked and needs to be cleaned. Pull out the purple knob labelled “filter” at the top of the bin to remove the filter. Run the filter under water for 2 minutes to rinse it. When finished, gently shake the filter to remove any remaining material. To remove extra water, gently wring out the filter. Allow the filter to dry for 24 hours. Replace the filter into the bin after at least 24 hours and resume regular use.

Low Battery Level

The battery may not be fully charged for normal operation. Check the LED light to determine the battery level. A solid blue light indicates that the machine is in normal operating mode. A flashing blue light indicates that there is no power, and the battery needs to be charged for a minimum of 3.5 hours. A flashing yellow light indicates that there is no power or that the battery is too hot or too cold. A flashing red light requires further assistance from the Dyson Helpline.

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