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Within the carbon fiber tool there is a fastener marked with a padlock that may come loose overtime and heavy use. To refasten the padlock follow the Brush Bar Replacement and proceed to tighten the lock marked with a padlock with a quarter or other convenient coin.

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

This light means your Dyson vacuum battery is running low.

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

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

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 the Dyson support: 1 (844) 679-1647.

More on the Dyson LED lights: Dyson Support

Your vacuum may automatically shut off if large items are blocking the tools or nozzle. To resolve this problem either remove the debris or wash the filter. Here is some additional help: Clearing Debris and Cleaning the Filter

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.

If your filter is blocked it is necessary to disassemble part of your Dyson V6 Motorhead for cleaning.

Brush Bar Replacement

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.


Brush Bar will not rotate.

Paul Calvert - Reply

Brush Bar will not rotate at all.

Paul Calvert - Reply

What does it mean when the Dyson V6 Motörhead + pulsates on and off six times, and again when you push the on button again, over and over?

George Williams - Reply

Hi, this happens when the machine senses it cannot pull enough air through the machine.

Usually it's because the filter is not clean enough. To check if it's the filter then take the filter out and try switching machine on. If it now works then the problem is the filter. Wash the filter by outing it in your washing machine. Rinsing it under the tap is not sufficient enough and leaves it soaked in water. The washing machine method leaves it almost dry and it smells nice too. NB - Dyson won't tell you this for fear of damage occurring to your washing machine. No damage will occur.

Dyson Solutions -

Good gouge. Mine was doing the same thing, but it was the flapper valve stuck shut, some cat hair and debris had gotten lodged. But once I knew I was looking for a clog it was a quick find, thanks!

Kent Nichols -

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