How to Clean Bagless Vacuum Cleaner?

A bagless vacuum cleaner is a convenient and easy to use machine. It is smaller and lighter in size and weight, respectively as compared to bagged vacuum cleaner. In place of bag, bagless vacuum cleaner uses filters to separate dust and other particles from the air. To avoid any kind of damage you must clean your bagless vacuum cleaner regularly.

Guide To Clean Bagless Vacuum Cleaner

Cleaning the bagless vacuum cleaner is as simple as using it and as important as cleaning your house. Before starting the cleaning process, make sure to unplug the vacuum cleaner.

Clean The Cup Or Container

Bagless vacuum cleaner uses cup or container which holds the dust. To start cleaning, take the vacuum cleaner outside of the house or in the bathroom. Do not remove the cup or container in the room or the place you have just finished cleaning.

Take help from the manual if you find it difficult to open the container. Do not pull to open the container. Opening the container with force can damage or break the container. Empty the cup or container in the dustbin. Make sure the dust doesn’t fall on the floor.

Wash The Container

Some vacuum cleaners have wet and dry function, which cleans even the wet floor. For such vacuum cleaner, dispose of the liquid that has been vacuumed from the floors. Wash the container with warm water after emptying it. You can also use mild soap to clean any stubborn dust left in the container.

Wash Or Replace The Filter

Look at the manual to know if the filter of your vacuum cleaner is washable or disposable. If your vacuum cleaner has disposable filter, then remove the dust from the filter and dispose it off and insert the new filter. Always keep an extra filter with you for your vacuum cleaner.

In case of reusable filter, remove it from the vacuum cleaner and clean the dust by tapping gently on the filter. Use a soft brush or an old toothbrush with soft bristle to remove the clogged dirt from the filter. Fix the filter back in the vacuum cleaner to reuse it.

Dry The Filter

After cleaning the filter make sure it is dry before placing it back in the vacuum cleaner. It can take up to few hours to dry it. You can even wipe the filter first with the soft dry cloth and then with the hair dryer to save time.

Replace The Filter

Remember the way in which you took the filter out of the vacuum cleaner. Make sure to replace the filter correctly. If you don’t remember it, then take help from manual. If you don’t replace these items properly then the dust can reach the motor and can cause damage to it and replacing motor is very costly. Always keep a regular check on the vacuum brush roll to make sure that your vacuum cleaner is working properly. Clean the brush roll if you find any hair, debris or thread entangled in it.


Taking good care of the filter will help your bagless vacuum cleaner to last longer. Cleaning filter regularly will help you vacuum cleaner to perform efficiently. Keep in mind about the safety guidelines while cleaning any part of the vacuum cleaner.

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