Having problems with your Dyson DC17 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum ?

My dyson smells bad

\015 I empty and wipe out the canister each time I use my vacuum. Everytime I go to use it again the vacumm emits a rotten smell from it. It is actually nauseating. It smells like something is rotting inside the vacuum. Any suggestions?\015\012Can I pull the canister apart and wash it with soap and water? What about the part with all the little holes? Can that be washed? I think that is where the smell is coming from.\015

Answers :

\015\012Yes you can use lots of soapy water & pressure washer or hose to clean the vortex unit but remember it will take at least 36 hrs to dry out internally.
Cansiter should not ever get wet. Mine did and smelled like rotting dog hair. If the vortex is clogged it could be a warranty issue as apparently that is not supposed to happen. Just took my 17 in for service and got a whole new canister and vortex assembly for $75. Had clogged vortex and filthy HEPA all stemming from bad seal at bottom of canister. Check out http://www.aaavacs.com/ This guy was great and changed my love/hate with my Dyson back to love.
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