How To Clean A Bagless Vacuum Cleaner

How To Clean A Bagless Vacuum Cleaner

A bagless vacuum cleaner has filters with which it gathers dust and dirt from your surroundings. If your vacuum cleaner has a bag, you can quickly empty the contents of the bag and get away with it. But if you have a bagless vacuum cleaner, it is important to clean it on a regular basis as well. It is important to keep it clean in order to maximize its performance and efficacy. A dirty filter may lead to serious motor problems in your vacuum cleaner and replacing a motor is as costly as buying an entirely new vacuum. So, read the step by step instructions in this oneHOWTO article and find out how to clean a bagless vacuum cleaner.

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Steps to follow:

If you have a bagless vacuum cleaner, it must have a cup or a container which holds all the dirt and particles in it. It is mostly transparent, so that you can see what your vacuum cleaner has picked up and when it is full. If you are planning to clean a bagless vacuum cleaner, first of all go somewhere outside or easy to clean like a bathroom to save your surroundings from getting dirty.


First of all, unplug your vacuum cleaner to be on the safe side and remove the container or cup that contains the debris. Empty its contents in a trash can and wash it off using running water. Refer to your user’s manual to open the container the right way.

How To Clean A Bagless Vacuum Cleaner - Step 2

If your bagless vacuum cleaner has a dry and wet functionality, then your cup or container must be holding some dirty liquid as well. You have to dispose of this liquid. To do so empty out the remaining contents and wash thoroughly using warm water. If some stubborn dirt has accumulated in it, you can scrub it off using a mild soap or detergent and a soft brush.

How To Clean A Bagless Vacuum Cleaner - Step 3

Some bagless vacuum cleaners come with disposable filters. If yours has this option, make sure that you have a new filter to hand. After removing the old dirty filter, throw it in the bin and insert the new one inside the vacuum cleaner. If your vacuum cleaner has a reusable filter, you can remove it, empty it, wash it and install it again. While emptying your filter, be gentle with it and just tap it on a trash can with careful hands. If there is clogged dirt in it, use a soft brush like a tooth brush to remove it gently. It is better to consult your user’s manual and ensure that your filters are washable.

How To Clean A Bagless Vacuum Cleaner - Step 4

Before you re-install the filter on your vacuum cleaner, make sure that it is completely dry and clean. When you have emptied and washed it, let is air dry for a couple of hours. You may accelerate its drying process by blowing air to it using a hair dryer or wiping it off with a soft and dry piece of cloth.


Read your user’s manual to learn how to replace the container, cup and filter of your model correctly. Improper installation of these components can let the dirt travel to your device’s motor, thereby causing serious damage to your expensive vacuum cleaner.

How To Clean A Bagless Vacuum Cleaner - Step 6

Make sure to inspect the rollers and brush of your vacuum cleaner to ensure that all of them are working properly. Remove any hair and other items entangled in them immediately. Click here to know the basics of How to Use a Vacuum Cleaner.

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why would anyone own a bagless? good article except it left out; when the filter gets caked with dust, throw out the bagless vacuum and buy a simple bagged vacuum. I like Oreck commercials
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