Dyson DC17 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum\015 Everytime I run vacuum -it smells of wet dog. We do have a dog but our dog has never smelled like that. I have cleaned everything from filter,etc. and nothing works.\015

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Place a dryer sheet into the dust bag of your vacuum cleaner before cleaning to improve the fragrance of the vacuum cleaner itself. In addition, you may use some orange peel or a few drops of essential oil on a piece of paper towel to remove the odor.
If an unusual smell is emitted from your Dyson vacuum, it may be due to a clogged filter. As the filter fills with dirt and debris over time, all the built-up debris begins to emit a burnt-smelling odor. Remove the filter by twisting the purple dial labeled “filter” located at the top of the vacuum.
Support | Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal vacuum. A damp or musty smell is caused when dust in the cyclone has come into contact with water. It may not be a direct contact with water, for example when vacuuming pet hair that is slightly damp, this moisture will combine with the dust in the cyclone causing the smell.
Add a teaspoon of vanilla powder to the canister on your bagless vacuum, and hoover away! As you move around the house with the cleaner, the smell will start to permeate, and you`ll be left with a pleasant aroma.
`Get some pure peppermint oil and add a few drops on some paper towel, does a great job and is super cheap. `
I can confirm that Dyson Purifier Hot+Cool Formaldehyde units are designed to filter out and remove 99.95% of pollutants and allergens as small as 0.1 microns. This will include things such as dust, gases, odors and domestic fumes.
The air freshener is attached to the back of the vacuum cleaner where the vent is. Once the vacuum cleaner is switched on, the air suction will rotate the lovely-scented smell inside, eliminating any bad odours.
If the filter is clogged, it can cause the vacuum to smell like wet dog. Pet dander can cause allergy problems too so be sure to wash your (sponge) filter or replace it frequently. It is advisable to replace the filter at least every 3 to 6 months to maintain performance and to prevent foul smell.
Vinegar and baking soda are two powerful household ingredients that can neutralize pet odors throughout your home. On carpets, rugs, and upholstery, sprinkle baking soda over the entire area and let it sit overnight to absorb the odor, then vacuum the surface.
Clean the Canister: Empty the canister, then wipe the interior down with a microfiber cloth. The best-case scenario is washing the entire canister in warm soapy water. It will remove all remaining dirt, dust, grime, and hair most efficiently.
For bagless vacuum cleaners: Remove and clean the dust bin/canister. If possible, wash it in warm water. You may be able to remove and wash the hose, wand and accessory heads too, if they`re very dirty.
Bagless vacuum? No problem! Place 5 to 10 drops of essential oils on a tissue and place directly into the vacuum`s empty canister. Indoor air pollution increases with the amount of chemicals you spray into the air.
Vacuums cleaners can smell from for various reasons; pet dander, moisture was sucked up… The most common cause is old dirt sitting stagnant in the collection chamber, bags, or filters. Vacuum bags should be changed every four to six weeks or once full.
A WARNING TO ALL DYSON USERS: Do not under any circumstances vacuum up any fine white powders/particles with your Dyson vacuum. It will kill the motor and it is NOT covered under the warranty. This includes things like white powder carpet cleaners (carpet fresh, etc), baby powder, baking soda, cornstarch, etc.
Larry recommends a “light spray or mousse” before using the Dyson Airwrap. He said: “If you want to use the barrels to create nice curls I would say it`s best to use a light volumising spray or a very gentle soft mousse.”
Within the first few uses it is normal to expect a smell from any brand new appliance with a heater element (e.g. toaster/oven/kettle etc.) The smell will fade with time and usage.
A whole house fan is your solution. It not only eliminates bad household odors, but it also exhausts these VOC gases out of your home. A whole house fan can even draw out the smell of smoke, but also draws out things like paint fumes, cleaning supply fumes and more.
How Often to Empty the Vacuum Canister. Yes, the chart says to empty the vacuum`s canister after every few uses, but that`s at the very minimum. Rather than waiting for the canister to fill up all the way, the Vacuum Experts suggest you empty it after every use.
Although man`s best friend tends to have a pretty incredible ability to sniff things out, dogs cannot smell though airtight, vacuum sealed containers.
A Dyson vacuum cleaner has a lifespan of around 10 years. This is considerably longer than most other vacuums. So, if you`re looking for a high-quality vacuum cleaner that will last you for a long time, a Dyson could be a good choice.
Give it a break

By letting the battery run down to empty at least once a month, you`ll help to prolong its life.

Easy step-by-step guide on how to clean your vacuum filter

We engineer vacuums that are simple to use and easy to look after. We suggest you clean your filter at least once a month to keep your machine running at maximum efficiency.

Although man`s best friend tends to have a pretty incredible ability to sniff things out, dogs cannot smell though airtight, vacuum sealed containers.
Clean the Canister: Empty the canister, then wipe the interior down with a microfiber cloth. The best-case scenario is washing the entire canister in warm soapy water. It will remove all remaining dirt, dust, grime, and hair most efficiently.

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I get a lot of vacuum cleaners that smell like “dog”. any suggestions on how to get rid of that smell???
ANSWER : Change all of the filters in it and then use some granulated anti odor packets that you can buy for vacuums. **** this up into the vacuum while you are vacuuming and that will make sure these particles will get into all the airducts to get rid of this odor.

How to get rid of dog smell
ANSWER : I had this problem along with a clogged filter. I used the solution for clogged filter here on Fixya and the dog smell went away too. It has to do with the flange on the cylinder getting pushed up out of position. Give it a try. 

Vacuum smells I have a 6 year old rainbow vacuum model E and it smells terrible everytime I use it. Probably because often times i don’t remove the water basin after vacuuming and just let it sit. It’s my own fault however now I don’t know what to do to get rid of this terrible smell. I’ve water cleaned the hepa filter, not able to remove the separator screw to clean. Can you give me some suggestions?
ANSWER : In addition to vinegar, baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is also an excellent remedy for many odour problems.

Try generously sprinkling baking soda on a rug you wish to clean, and afterwards, vacuum up the spot.

Rugs, and dirt may be broomed beforehand, and you may want to spread the soda over a large enough area to avoid having a small “clean spot”.

Repeat as necessary, and buy the bigger boxes of baking/washing soda. It has many more great uses that you can discover.

I’m getting a horrible sour/sweaty like smell blowing out of my Henry when vacuuming, i’ve tried to clean the filter, but its still just the same & the smell also seems to be in the head o
ANSWER : You can buy little sachets of nice smelly stuff to put inside Henry. Most supermarkets have them. Makes the carpets smell nice too.

My numatic Hoover is brilliant but it smells what part needs changing? It’s not a burning smell, but a musky almost cabbage smell?
ANSWER : It could be the sponge filters or the dust partition that need replacing. But it might also be coming from the motor, best bet is to get it checked out.

How do you get the dog smell out of your vacum?
ANSWER : You can buy air freshener sticks to drop in bag/bucket.

I can’t get the vacuum to **** and can’t get to the point of the clog. The pieces don’t come off. Also need to know how to get the filter piece off the machine.

How can I get rid of the smell of dog from my easyvac?
ANSWER : Wash the interior and exterior, all filters and the dirt chamber with both soap, water AND bleach. This may help, but it will not be 100%.
.as for the soap, I just use regular dish soap, any scent. you can also spray this down, just beware of the motor intake for getting water into it. you may want to tape it off.
.good luck.