Why is My Dyson Vacuum Cleaner Not Charging? (Solved)

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Nine times out of ten, a Dyson cordless vacuum cleaner is not charging because the battery can no longer hold a charge. All Dyson cordless vacuums are equipped with a lithium-ion battery, which will degrade over time. The only solution is to replace the battery.

That being said, you may want to inspect the charging cord for damage. If the charger or charging cable is defective, it won’t be able to transfer electrical current to the Dyson battery.

Remember, it is safe to leave your Dyson charged at all times. So if your Dyson is not charging, tend to it immediately. In this article, we will show you what to do when your Dyson cordless vacuum does not charge.

How to check if your Dyson is charging or not

Your Dyson is not charging when the blue light does not come on when you charge the device. Newer Dyson models with an LCD screen will display a message that the device is charging.

Another sign that indicates your Dyson is not charging is when the device won’t turn on even after charging for the minimum number of hours or the light does not light up when you turn it on.

Why your Dyson is not charging

When your Dyson is not charging, a telltale sign that there is a problem with the battery is a blinking red light. If this is the case, there’s nothing you can do but to replace the battery with a new one. However, if you don’t see the flashing red light but your Dyson is not charging, it could be because:

  • The battery is not connected properly to the unit.
  • The charger or charging cable is defective.
  • The outlet is not working.

The first step of troubleshooting charging problems is to check for power at the outlet itself. To do so, unplug the vacuum cradle from the wall and use a voltage tester if you have one. 

However, if you don’t have a tester on hand, you can plug something else into the outlet to check and see if it works. For instance, grab a cell phone charger and try charging your phone.

If whatever device you opt for doesn’t work, the issue is likely with the outlet. Your next step will be to see if it has a GFCI feature, which typically has two buttons on the outlet. If your outlet does have it, press the reset button and check again. If it’s not a GFCI outlet, go and inspect your fuse box to see if you’ve blown a fuse. 

Should power not be restored to the outlet, your best bet is calling in an electrician. But, if the outlet does have power, it’s time to consider alternative causes.

Solution: Replace the battery

If a Dyson cordless vacuum does not charge, you cannot use it. So it is very important to fix this issue as soon as possible. Once the battery can no longer hold a charge, there is nothing you can do but to replace the battery with a new one. The replacement itself does not require any technical knowledge.

We’ve written a simple article about Dyson battery replacement. You can read it before doing anything to your Dyson to make sure you get the best product for your Dyson model. Good luck.

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