Dyson AM07 Bladeless Fan Disassembly for Cleaning and Maintenance

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Introduction: Dyson AM07 Bladeless Fan Disassembly for Cleaning and Maintenance

The instructable illustrates steps needed to strip and clean the internal parts of the Dyson AM07 bladeless fan, specifically the parts exposed to the airflow that are frequently coated and clogged with dust, greatly reducing the performance and efficiency of the fan, as well as making it noisier.

Supplies:

T8 Torx screwdriver (star)

Prying tool, or alternatively a flathead screwdriver

Optional T10/T12 torx screwdriver

Vacuum cleaner

Bristle brush

Step 1: Remove Ring

Remove the coanda effect ring by turning it counter-clockwise holding the base securely, and lifting it.

As the ring is ultrasonicaly welded, it is not possible to open in further without permanently damaging it.

Clean by rinsing the ring well by spraying a jet of water THROUGH THE AIR OUTLET SLIT, to avoid clogging the air outlet holes.

Step 2: Remove Outer Retainer

Unscrew the single T8 torx screw.

Gently pry the snap lock nearest to the screw and lift up the retainer.

The entire motor-turbine assembly can now be lifted off the housing.

Step 3: Dissassemble Blower Assembly

Unscrew the FOUR torx screws on top of the stator. the assembly should open with ease. (no snap-fit locks).

Vacuum and clean away any visible dirt.

Step 4: Clean the Rotating Impeller

Clean the rotating impeller. One way to do this is to draw a soft cloth / wet tissue through each channel with the aid of a screwdriver or blunt stick. (*recommended*) Take care not to scratch or damage the impeller in the process.

*Update: Please see Gers_v Reply/Comment below. Impeller may be accidentally damaged if the nut is forcibly Undone

For an alternate cleaning method, the impeller can be detached from the motor by further disassembling the assembly from the back, by unscreing the FOUR bigger torx screws on top of the stator, exposing the motor. The impeller can then be washed free of dirt easily.

Step 5: Clean the Housing and Intake Holes

Remove the retainer ring for ease of work by slightly prying the three visible snap locks and lifting up the ring at an angle.

Remove the bottom sponge and clean any visible dirt inside the housing with the aid of a vacuum cleaner.

A bristle brush coupled with a vacuum cleaner will be an effective way of cleaning the air intake holes.

Step 6: Assemble Back Components (Work in Progress)

Assemble all components the same way they were disassembled. Be sure to ensure they are properly aligned. Most components are designed to fit in only one way, and any misalignment is noticeable.

There would not be need to force any components. If you find something needs to be forced in place, do check alignment of all the previous parts again.

* the motor assembly sits on three spring loaded pins that sit on the white circular ring in the previous step. ensure it is properly aligned and seated.

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12 Discussions

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tedmund29
tedmund29

6 months ago

Hi Rakone, very nice instructions of disassembly of the AM07. I was very much trouble by the dust collection too. Finally, I came out with a solution by cutting some strips of 3M Hepa Filter paper at the air inlet. I never need to disassemble anymore since. I just need to change this filter once every few weeks. Dyson has obsoleted the AM07 and try to sell the one that came with Hepa Filtration at a much higher price. With this method, you get the same filtration with the same AM07. Just sharing. 😊

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AnneJGibson
AnneJGibson

Reply 6 weeks ago

This is the BEST.. I dont' want to tear my machine apart and have to contend with error messages.... and I can change this often... when I see it gets dirty --and it does.
The only thing is I have to make sure I haven't used too high a grade filter so that it pulls on the motor and potentially burns it out. But, it has remained cool and I put a clean filter on every week or 2 for literally pennies.
Thanks so much for this..
xoxoo
Anne

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rakone3
rakone3

Reply 4 months ago

Thanks, That's a great Tip!
I guess it was imperative to include filter on the later models. This fan is pretty much a vacuum cleaner at its core.

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kct3937
kct3937

3 months ago

The instructions as shown above allowed me to clean my fan very successfully...Thank you.
Before I tightened the fan up again I checked to see if it was working, rotating, and quiet...it was. I reassembled the unit in reverse order, but when I finished, the fan no longer turned on or rotated....instead I got and error message. I am not sure that I got the top back on properly even though it looks right.
Anybody have any similar issues or tips to fix? All suggestions gratefully accepted.
Dyson has their repair centers closed still in Canada.
Thanks

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rakone3
rakone3

Reply 6 weeks ago

It is possible the cables were disconnected or while taking it apart or pinched while putting it back together?
Try this: unplug from the socket. while unplugged, press and hold the power button for at least 30sec. See if the error code still shows up after that

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cis200tp
cis200tp

6 months ago

This was Brilliant! Thank you so much for sharing this. I was able to duplicate everything you said. My Dyson is clean and quiet as the first day I purchased it.

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rakone3
rakone3

Reply 4 months ago

Your welcome. Glad it helped!

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Gers_v
Gers_v

5 months ago

Thanks for sharing the guide. I'd like to pay it forward..

Unfortunately today i tried to remove the fan itself by unscrewing the nut. And it got damaged. :-( It seems the bolt inside is glued to the fan motor but unscrewing the nut sort of breaks what's inside.

Please do not make the same mistake I did. Best regards.

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rakone3
rakone3

Reply 4 months ago

Thank you for the tip. I have added this bit to the article. That hopefully prevents a few more instances of unintentional damage

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71yahoo
71yahoo

Reply 4 months ago

I regretted not reading Gers_v post before making a futile attempt in removing the nut ...just like Gers_v said there seems to be something broken inside that resulted in F02 being displayed. Anyway, I went ahead to applied some UHU glue on the nut. The F02 Error is now gone

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Kidhack
Kidhack

4 months ago

Thanks for the post. I’m trying to fix a whirring/ loud fan sound on my Dyson Pure Cool Link Tower. Unfortunately I cleaned out everything, even though it’s was pretty clean in there once I opened it up. Put it all back together, but it’s still really loud. I think the motor needs replacing, but I can’t find the part anywhere online.

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Alex in NZ
Alex in NZ

1 year ago

This is a really comprehensive clean out. Thank you for sharing your process :-)