How Do You Reset The Overheating Switch On a Dyson Vacuum Cleaner?
Dyson vacuum cleaners are one of the best pet hair vacuum cleaners in the world, they are a very renowned vacuum in the marketplace, however, Dyson vacuums usually do not come with a direct reset button because it is built with the most advanced technologies and a motor that can last a very long time without any trouble. It is also well known for its efficiency; however, in order to continue its effectiveness, it is important that you maintain routine changing of the filters and bags as well as timely checking and cleaning of the filters and brushes to see if they are clogged or not otherwise, the motor will get overheated and then the problems will arise.
For temporary solution what you can do is unplug and turn off your vacuum and keep it that way for the next one hour at least, that way allowing the motor to cool down before you can use it again properly. However, remember that this is just a temporary solution and just because the vacuum has cooled off might not mean the problem is gone and might not happen again because it could be happening due to a very simple internal cause.
While cleaning with your vacuum, you often find that your vacuum is shutting off unexpectedly from time to time, making weird sounds which you have not noticed before or not picking up the dirt efficiently enough, then chances are these are the primary reasons the vacuum might be doing so and with prolonged continuity of which might overheat and damage the vacuum internally, they are described below:
One of the most common reasons why your vacuum gets overheated from time to time is because your vacuum filter is clogged. The best way to make sure it does not happen is to give your vacuum filter a swift clean to wash out all the dirt and microbes every time you use the vacuum.
All you have to do is gently remove all the filters (some vacuums have one while some have two). Then wash them with cold water only, making sure never to apply any soaps, detergents or dishwashers.
Continue to wash until the water runs out clear from the filters usually requiring about 10 rinses.
Then just squeeze the water out or tap it out and then leave it to dry in a warm place for a day, do not microwave it or use dryers, just let it dry normally.
Once done replace it back and you are good to go. This will solve your overheating problems, however, if it is is not possible for you maintain the cleaning of your filters on a regular basis or the filters have been clogged and damaged, you can always replace it with newer ones from online or service centers giving an instant relief from the problem.
The brush heads are always picking up hair, dirt and dust from the surface while the vacuum is running and therefore, slowly the brush gets clogged up thus making it harder from the vacuum to maintain its efficiency and have to work extra hard to draw up the dirt thus slowly affecting the motors function and overheating it.
The bristly cylinder brush inside the vacuum head is responsible for picking up the dirt and dust, which might get clogged up from time to time because of the accumulation of debris. In that case, all you need to do is access the bar and remove the accumulated debris and then press the on/off button and you are good to go.
Here is how to do you can do it:
Initially unplug and turn off the vacuum cleaner and then turn the cleaner head upside down, if you have a hammerhead or move able style head then use a screw driver and push it downwards to create a leverage to release its head. Unscrew the sole-plate using a coin to access the bar by turning it clockwise to open.
It is now free and you can check for any blockage build ups, by giving it a spin. If it does not spin freely there must be blockages so take a pair of scissors and carefully remove the hair and another blockage that has buildup in the bars and once that is done you are good to go. Reassemble the head back and replace everything as it was and power on the vacuum.
It is important to always change the vacuum bags when it is half filled to remove the bags and filters from jamming with debris and overheating the vacuum. Always keep extra bags so that in the case of disposal it can be replaced instantly with a newer one.
Even if you cannot change the bag when it is half filled always try to make sure that the vacuum bags are replaced without much delay as too much debris in the air bags can create excess pressure on the vacuum thus overheating the engines from time to time.
Sometimes there could be technical issues in your vacuum that could cause overheating or the motor has worn out pretty bad and therefore it is not performing as it should and your vacuum is getting overheated very easily, these causes are very rare but sometimes can exist, therefore, even after checking and removing all the debris from your vacuum, if you still find that your vacuum gets overheated very easily and makes very weird noises never heard before, contact your service provider or appliance store and get your vacuum checked and repaired and if needed get your motor replaced as prolonged usage otherwise can end up doing more and more damage to your vacuum internally.
Mainly all it requires is a bit of caring from time to time to make sure the filters or brushes are not clogged up to reduce the pressure in the vacuum motor thus maintaining its efficiency for a long time.