Dyson DC16 Root 6 Bagless Handheld Cyclonic Vacuum

How to Identify and Fix Common Vacuum Problems ?

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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.
The most common reason for this issue to happen is when there are obstructions or debris which have become lodged in and around the trigger and guard. Carefully removing any such hinderance will ensure the trigger is free and doesn`t become jammed when pressed.
One of the first things to do when your Dyson vacuum cleaner keeps starting and stopping is to empty the bin. It may be full, or the machine may simply perceive it as too full to continue working. Dyson vacuum cleaners require constant airflow through them to work, and a full bin can stop this from happening.
All batteries, even Dyson`s high-end lithium ion batteries fail given enough time, and the blinking red light problem is an indication that your battery has failed. The battery cannot be fixed. It has to be disposed of and replaced.
We recommend you clean your filter at least monthly or if you experience a drop in product performance or the flashing white LED lights alert you that a filter clean is required.
If your dyson vacuum isn`t turning on, don`t panic – there are a couple possible causes. It could simply be that the vacuum overheated and shut itself off. If that is the case, wait 24 hours and turn it back on. However, another problem with dysons are failed power switches.
If your Dyson vacuum refuses to turn on, its battery might not be charged. Charge the vacuum`s battery for at least two hours. After the battery is fully charged, power on the vacuum and try using it again.
It`s possible there`s a power consumption issue, with there just not being enough residual charge to run the machine. A new battery should fix this. My other thought is that it`s overheating. If too much power is pushed through the motor, which MAX power does, it could stop after a few seconds if it become hot.
To reset the Brush bar press the Brush bar control button twice or switch the machine off and back on.
Over time, all batteries are subject to degradation. So if your run time has declined when the machine is not in Max / Boost mode, it might be time to buy a new battery.
When your Dyson no longer powers on even after charging the most likely cause is a damaged battery. This means the battery will no longer hold a charge and will need to be replaced. Once a new battery is purchased you can learn how to replace it by visiting our battery replacement page here.
The LED light on the end of the handle will pulse with a blue LED light when charging, and the light will go out when fully charged. It can take up to four hours to fully charge your battery.
A blue flashing light means the battery has no power. Please charge the machine fully for 3.5 hours.
Blue light flashes 10 times indicating charge required. Charged until light goes out, same thing happens.
Check your circuit breaker to make sure that the vacuum`s power outlet was not tripped. If the breaker has been tripped, press the reset button on the outlet. If your outlet does not include a reset button, locate your circuit breaker panel (which may be located in the basement of your home) to reset the outlet.
In many cases, you probably can repair a Dyson yourself, especially when it comes to common issues (see below). However, even if your machine needs some extra TLC by a Dyson expert, it can be worth getting it repaired.
Plug your machine into a working plug socket and press the yellow `Test` button. Once the red `Reset` button has popped out, unplug your machine from the plug socket. While unplugged, press the red `Reset` button. Plug your machine back into a working plug socket and test the power again.
If the filters are not attached correctly, a triangle warning may show on your screen. If this happens, please reattach the filters securely.
Summary. Dyson batteries should last around 2-6 years before needing to be replaced. This wide range reflects the fact that how you care for and maintain the battery will affect how long it lasts. If you want your vacuum`s battery to last longer, make sure it`s stored at room temperature.
Hairspray or other hair care products can cause build-up on the filter or filter cage, and this blocks airflow, which can result in the device overheating, and shutting off.
Most Dyson vacuum have a built in safety system that stops the machine if it begins to overheat. This usually happens because the filters need washing or your machine is blocked.
Check For Clogs or Blocks In The Vacuum

Check the hoses, the filters, and throughout the vacuum, and clean out any blockages or clogs. Vacuums will likely also have a recommended cooldown time to ensure that the vacuum won`t overheat. You will need to wait for that time before you turn the vacuum back on.

Yes, replacing a Dyson V6 battery is possible with the proper tools and knowledge of the steps. Just make sure to get a screwdriver set with a rubber handle, which will make it easier to loosen the bolts.

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the most relevant questions and answers related to your specific issue

I have a dyson dc16 and when i pull the trigger all three lights come on but nothing happens from that point?
ANSWER : It needs charging . and if the lights dont light when you put it in the charger somthing is wrong with charger or battery

My handheld dyson won’t charge but when I hold the trigger the lights come on?
ANSWER : Hi Lynora,
I am sorry to hear you are having difficulty with your DC16. Based on the details you provided we would appreciate the opportunity to trouble shoot with you over the phone to determine the best solution.
Please call us at 1-866-693-9766 US or 0800 298 0298 UK. We look forward to speaking with you.
Best wishes,
Jessica

I was vacuuming and noticed that the bag needed changing. the red light with the ! inside the triangle also came on. When the bag was changed, the vacuum would not restart. The red light came on. Tried the reset button but nothing happened. Tried unplugging and re-plugging in and nothing happened. Replaced all the filters and still it wouldh’t start. So I brought it downstairs and tried one more time to get it to start. it worked! Is there something wrong with the vacuum cleaner? Was it overheat
ANSWER : It was overheated that is why it worked downstairs after cooling off.

Steam doesn’t come out anymore when I pull the trigger. I think the water in the tank is getting hot, but when I pull the trigger, only a little water comes out. No steam
ANSWER : Try putting some white vinegar in the tank to dissolve any hard water deposits. You should use only distilled water in this machine. Don’t try to clean anything with the vinegar in it, but take it outside to run the vinegar through.

The unit is charged, the charge indicator light is green, and the three lights on the top are lighted and steady but nothing happens. What am I doing wrong?
ANSWER : Press each cycle button and see if it starts up. I don’t know if this is new and you just got it, but if so, you may need to remove any straps and retainers blocking the brushes etc.

We have the water hooked up at the back of machine. there is a spout for the water to come in and fill the ice tray.but is does not. If we turn the water on it fills up the space under the ice basket. I keep getting red light and then the two smal llight one ice and one water come on. We can hear the motor trying to fill the ice try and then lights come on. Please help me this so I can use this product. It did not come with a manual.
ANSWER : The water inlet valve on the back of unit opens when the ice maker needs water. If the valve doesn’t seal good because of sediment or wear it will continue to drip and when the water reaches the ice maker supply tube it will freeze blocking the fill tube.. You can take the water line off the valve and watch to see if it drips.
With the fill tube blocked with ice the water can drip down the back wall or drip into the ice bin or just stop up. You can use a hairdryer to thaw the tube out.

My Bissell model 8910 pro heat will pump solution or water for like the first couple times you pull the trigger as you can see the mixture window spinning. After that it stops spinning and nothing else will come out until you turn the machine off, and restart. Then again same process works for a couple trigger pulls then quits.
ANSWER : Hi,

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My dyson dc 16 hand held vacume stops & starts while in use, each time you pull the trigger it will start again but then stops after a short while untill i pull the trigger again.
ANSWER : Cutting out can be due to a few things , motor overheating due to dirty filter, Faulty mains cable or plug..sealed type also..Faulty Switch/trigger.May need to seek pro help to fix.