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How to Replace a Dyson DC07 Vacuum Filter

If you're losing suction it might be time to change the filters on your vacuum cleaner. This video will guide you through replacing the pre- and HEPA post-motor filters on a Dyson DC07.

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Video Transcript:

Hi, I'm Matt from eSpares, in this video we are going to be looking at giving this Dyson DC07 Animal a brand new lease of life.

Safety first: always remember to unplug the appliance before carrying out any work to avoid any nasty shocks.

Now the Dyson DC07 Animal has two filters, we have the pre-motor filter here to the left of the bin and directly underneath the bin here is where the HEPA filter or post-motor filter is located.

Now we need to remove the bin in the normal way like so, and now you can see the direction of the air flow within the Dyson. The air is sucked up through the cleaner head and along the internal hose and through the valve-pipe assembly, it enters the main cyclone bin here, where the really clever bit happens, the air spins at such high speeds that dirt and dust are thrown out of the air flow and collected in the bin. The air then exits the bin here, travels down to the pre-motor filter, passing through the motor, and then up into the post-motor filter before finally being expelled from here.

Right, let's take a look at the pre-motor filter. The pre-motor filter is located here, simply release it using the catch at the back to release the housing, and here we have the yellow filter inside. Now as you can see the state of this one, it's quite grubby. These should be washed every 6 months, wash the sponge and the casing separately in warm water. Do not use washing machines or detergent, certainly don't tumble dry it, and make sure it is fully dry before reassembling.

As you can see this one is around 4 years old so I'm going to change this one. Simply grab your new filter, put it back into the housing like so, put the housing back on hearing the satisfactory click, and that is the pre-motor filter changed.

Right, let's look at changing the post-motor or HEPA filter which is located under this lid here. Now the post-motor filter or HEPA filter is used for filtering out tiny particles like pollen or dust mite faeces which can cause allergy sufferers real problems. Now there are 3 catches on this lid, one at the front, two either side. Now be careful when popping this lid off as the catches are quite weak, but again don't worry if it is damaged, because as always you can order a spare from the website.

Let's get started. So let's prise open the front first like so, then the two side catches, carefully remove the lid like so, and there we have the HEPA filter.

Now the HEPA filter removes the really tiny particles like pollen and dust mite faeces that make it all the way through the cyclone and pre-motor filter, they are the sort of particles that trigger allergy and asthma symptoms so it’s good to change the filter after a few years. This Dyson is about 4 years old and as you can see this filter is quite grim so we are going to replace it. Now you can see that this has a rubber seal which is stuck to the filter casing, I'd therefore always recommend that you buy the HEPA filter seal as well as the filter itself.

I'm going to replace this one with a brand new HEPA filter which simply slots into place there and as the seal on this one is quite old I'm going to replace it with this brand new one, simply peel off the sticky backs and put it around the casing of the seal, I'll do this now.

Now simply pop your HEPA filter back into position like so, grab the lid - now for this one I am using a new lid because over 4 years it has suffered a bit of wear and tear. Now make sure you locate the lid lip here with the lip that's on the main body of the machine. Put that into position like so, push that down, and grab your bin or cyclone assembly and put that back onto the machine and this Dyson DC07 Animal is as good as new.

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Thanks for watching.

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