Dyson V6 Stopping And Starting

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The main causes of the pulsating problem on the V6 are an overheating motor, filter blockages, and power issues. The good thing is that you can diagnose these problems and fix them by yourself at home.

If your Dyson v6 keeps stopping and starting, it may be due to power supply issues. The good thing is that there are some checks that you can perform to find whether your appliance is pulsating as a result of interrupted power supply.

To check if your Dyson V6 is receiving adequate power, you must ensure that it is fully charged (for a cordless model) or if it is well connected to the mains socket (for the corded model). Try to vacuum with your unit and see how it responds.

Try to run the vacuum at full capacity and see how things go. If the cordless model produces a flashing light, it is an indication that your unit requires some charging. If it is properly plugged in or the battery is fully charged but the unit is not working properly, the problem lies elsewhere.

However, there are instances where the battery on your Dyson V6 wears down. Therefore, you should make a point of replacing them from time to time so that they can maintain their optimum performance.

If your battery lasts for just a few minutes during use, it means that it is due for replacement. Replacing the battery on a Dyson V6 may just be one of the ways to fix the pulsating problem.

The good thing is that you can find the battery pack at an affordable price.

If you have a corded model, you may want to check if it is holding well to the mains socket. A pulsating problem on the corded Dyson V6 is normally because of a loose connection around the mains socket.

A blockage in the filter may cause your Dyson to start and stop while in use. Below are the steps to follow to ensure that your vacuum unit is able to blast at full potential.

Power problems

First, make sure your vacuum is properly plugged in, or – in the case of a cordless vacuum – fully charged. Cordless Dysons are small and powerful, but they need to be charged regularly, particularly if using the MAX (extra-powerful) mode, where available.

A flashing light can indicate the vacuum’s battery needs charging. Although, depending on your particular model, flashing lights may also point to a blockage or other problems. Once charged, make sure you unplug the vacuum before trying to turn it on – cordless vacuums don’t tend to work while connected to a power outlet.

It’s also worth remembering that the battery life of any electronic appliance is likely to degrade over time. How fast this happens will depend on your particular model and pattern of usage. If the battery is no longer charging – or lasts only for a few minutes on the regular (not MAX) mode – you may need to replace it.

I had an older model, a Dyson DC35 from around 2012, which wouldn’t run for longer than 20 seconds no matter how much charge it had received. A new battery pack fixed the issue.

Dyson V6 Stopping And Starting

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Check through both openings of the head for blockages and remove as necessary.

Remove the Cleaner head from the Wand, and remove the Wand from the machine.

Check both ends of the Wand for blockages and remove as necessary.

Refit the Cleaner head onto the Wand and connect the Wand back onto the machine.

Remove the Wand from the machine.

Check the bin inlet flap for blockages and remove as necessary.

Ensure that it moves freely. Fluff or fibres jamming the hinge can cause the flap to close resulting in low suction and pulsating noise.

Press the bin base release button to empty Bin and leave the bin base open.

With the bin base open, press the button again to remove the bin from the cyclone.

With the bin removed, check the bin inlet flap for blockages and remove as necessary.

You may need to use your finger to push the bin inlet flap open. Before continuing ensure the bin inlet flap moves freely.

You can test this by closing the bin base and holding the bin with the inlet pointing to the floor and shaking the bin. If you hear a rattle this means the bin inlet is freely moving. If you do not hear the bin inlet rattling, ensure all debris have been removed from the inlet.

Gently tap the side of the cyclone over a bin. This will remove any fine dust clogged up in the cyclone.

Using the Combination tool, clean the shroud to remove any debris around the cyclone.

Refit the bin back on to the machine, attach the wand and cleaner head and test the machine.

WARNING: Do not put the filter in a dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, oven, microwave, or near a naked flame.

Remove the filter from the machine.

Prior to washing the filter, tap it on a hard surface to remove any debris inside.

Soak and massage the filter in cold water, repeating this process until the water is clear.

Squeeze and twist the filter with both hands to make sure the excess water is removed.

Lay the filter on its side to dry for at least 24 hours.

Note: The filter may require more frequent washing if vacuuming fine dust or if used mainly in ‘Powerful suction’ mode.

Some variants may have a washable post-filter.

If it does, run the water into the open side of the post-filter, then tap and shake the filter to expel all debris.

Repeat the process until the water runs clear.


How do I stop my Dyson pulsing and stopping?

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.

Why is my Dyson vacuum pulsing on and off?

The most common reasons at a glance:

Battery worn out. Low battery life. Filter not connected properly. Blockage in a Dyson part.

Why does my Dyson v6 cut out after a few seconds?

The most common reasons at a glance:

Battery worn out. Low battery life. Filter not connected properly. Blockage in a Dyson part.

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