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Support for your Dyson V8™ vacuum

Here you can find helpful tips and advice, how-to videos, your user manual and more.

User manual

Download the user manual for your Dyson V8™ vacuum cleaner.

User manual

Getting started

Getting started

If you haven't already, watch our quick-start video and register your machine in our getting started section.

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Watch the quick-start video

Our video shows you how to assemble and set up your vacuum, so it's ready to use.

Need any help?

If you need advice about your machine, you can chat to a Dyson Expert online, by phone or in-store.

Using your machine

Using your machine

Getting to know your power modes

Powerful suction mode

The optimum balance of power and run time. For everyday cleaning.

Max mode

For the toughest tasks. Designed for quick, intensive cleaning of ground-in dirt.

Dyson V8 vacuum's power switch

Understanding battery life

The LED on your machine indicates the battery level when in use, and the status of your battery while charging.

Your cleaner heads explained

  • Fluffy cleaner head removing dust and debris from a hard floor

    Fluffy™ cleaner head

    With soft woven nylon and anti-static carbon fibre filaments, the Fluffy™ cleaner head easily removes dust and debris from hard floors.

  • Motorbar cleaner head removing hairs from a carpet

    Motorbar™ cleaner head

    De-tangling vanes automatically clear wrapped hair from the brush bar as you clean. The integrated motor drives stiff nylon bristles into carpets to capture ground-in dirt.

Powerful 3-in-1 cleaning

In just one click, your vacuum transforms to a handheld cleaner. With a choice of accessories to clean hard-to-reach areas all around your home and car.

Dyson V8 vacuum being used as a handheld to clean stairs


Dyson-engineered accessories

Our accessories add even greater versatility. Each can be attached to the wand for cleaning up high, or directly to your machine for handheld cleaning.

  • Hair screw tool picking up hair

    Hair screw tool

    Our accessories add even greater versatility. Each can be attached to the wand for cleaning up high, or directly to your machine for handheld cleaning.

  • Light pipe crevice tool picking up dust

    Light-pipe crevice tool

    Crevice tool with LED lights lets you reach into dark, narrow spaces and see where you’re cleaning.

  • Low-reach adaptor underneath furniture

    Low-reach adaptor

    Bends to comfortably reach down low. Engineered to clean further under furniture by adjusting the wand angle up to 90°.

  • Crevice tool picking up dust

    Crevice tool

    Engineered for precise cleaning around tricky edges and into hard-to-reach narrow spaces.

  • Awkward gap tool showing flexibility

    Awkward gap tool

    Long and narrow, with a 22° twist to clean car storage compartments, tight gaps and hard-to-reach places.

  • Scratch-free dusting brush

    Scratch-free dusting brush

    Gentle on delicate surfaces. Self-cleaning – a rotating cuff keeps the soft bristles clear of dust.

  • Combination tool vacuuming dust

    Combination tool

    Two tools in one – wide nozzle and brush, for quick switching between cleaning and dusting tasks around your home or car.

  • Mini soft dusting brush cleaning upholstery

    Mini soft dusting brush

    For vacuum-assisted dusting of screens and surfaces. Soft bristles lift dust from delicate surfaces.

  • Fabric and mattress tool cleaning a mattress

    Fabric and mattress tool

    Removes dust, dirt and allergens from mattresses, futons and upholstery.

  • Stubborn dirt brush loosening and picking up dust

    Stubborn dirt brush

    Stiff nylon bristles dislodge ground-in dirt from coarse carpets, high traffic areas and car interiors.

  • Up-top adaptor vacuuming high places

    Up-top adaptor

    Bends and locks at different angles. Fits any compatible tool for effective cleaning in hard-to-reach high areas of your home.

  • Extension hose adding greater reach

    Extension hose

    Adds up to 61cm of flexible reach to any tool attachment, to clean up high or down low in your home or car.

How to set up your wall dock

You can use the wall dock to store your vacuum, so it's always on hand and ready to use. Watch how.

Video showing how to set up the wall dock


Charging the battery

You can charge your battery on or off the wall dock. Our video guide shows you how.

Video showing how to charge the battery

Battery tips

Charge between cleans

It can take up to 5 hours to fully charge your battery. When the LED is no longer illuminated, charging is complete.

Leave it charging

Your battery is designed to be left plugged in, so it's always ready to use.

Woman placing Dyson V8 vacuum in the wall dock to charge


Maintaining your machine

Why it's important to clean your filter regularly

The filter captures microscopic dust, which can accumulate and affect performance. Help maintain suction by washing the filter at least once a month, or more frequently if used heavily.

Video showing hoe to wash the filter

How to clean your filters

  • Filter A being removed from the cyclone assembly

    1. Remove your Dyson filters

    Lift the filter out of the cyclone assembly (filter A). Twist and remove the filter at the back of your machine (filter B).

  • Filters being tapped over a sink

    2. Remove excess dust

    Tap your filters lightly to remove any loose dust and debris.

  • Filters A being washed under running water

    3. Wash filter A

    Hold under running water and squeeze gently until the water runs clear. Squeeze and twist filter to remove excess water.

  • Filters B being washed under running water

    4. Wash filter B

    Wash the inside under cold, running water. Repeat until the water runs clear. Firmly shake the filter until no water comes out.

  • Filters left to dry in a well-ventilated space

    5. Leave to dry for 24+ hours

    Dry your filters in a well-ventilated, warm place for at least 24 hours. Place filter B with the open end facing down. Your filters must be completely dry before you put them back into the machine, or it could damage the motor.

  • Filter B being refitted to the machine

    6. Refit the filters

    Screw filter B onto the back of your machine, rotating clockwise. Push filter A back into the cyclone assembly.

Emptying and cleaning the clear bin

Overfilling the bin can reduce suction and affect performance. To maintain suction, empty as soon as debris reaches the MAX marker. Cleaning the bin removes dust build-up and helps optimise performance.

Video showing how to empty and clean the clear bin
Removing blockages

Your machine will pulse and then stop if there's a blockage. Our video shows you how to check and remove debris.

Video showing how to remove blockages from the airways
Washing the Dyson Fluffy™ brush bar

You can wash your Fluffy™ cleaner head's brush bar in warm water.

Video showing how to wash the brush bar



A full charge takes up to 5 hours.

Yes, the battery is designed to be left on charge, to ensure your vacuum is ready for the next use.

We recommend charging your machine after every clean to maximise run time.

Your machine will pulse to alert you if there’s a blockage.

This will usually be around once a month, but may be more frequent if you use your machine more heavily. After cleaning the filter, always leave it to dry for at least 24 hours. You must ensure it's completely dry before refitting. We recommend following the cleaning instructions and cleaning by hand. The filter is not suitable for dishwasher use.

We’ve re-engineered the Dyson Motobar™ cleaner head to include de-tangling technology. While it still powerfully sucks up dust and hair from all floors, we’ve added a de-tangling comb that automatically clears hair from the brush bar.

The de-tangling comb on the brush bar has 56 polycarbonate vanes to prevent tangling around the bristles. The comb is always in contact with the brush bar as it spins to prevent wrapping, so hair is sucked straight into the bin.

Your machine works independently and doesn't currently connect to the Dyson Link app.