This Instructable is very simple, and provides a method for a thorough cleaning of the V-series filters. In the process is saves a bit of water as well.
Step 1: Overview and What You'll Need
You'll need the following:
- a medium size ziplock freezer bag or a medium size plastic container with a water tight lid.
- Some dish-washing liquid soap
I'll be the using a ziplock bag.
Step 2: Getting Started
Remove the filter from the top of the V-series vacuum and place it in the ziplock bag (or container).
Add 1 drop of dish-washing soap to the bag or container.
Add enough water to submerge the filter in the warm, but not hot, water.
Close the bag or container.
Step 3: Shake It Up
Shake the bag or container until you see the water become cloudy or dirty.
Empty the water from the bag/container and repeat the 'wash' step until the water is no longer dirty.
After the final wash, use cold water and no soap and rinse the filter thoroughly.
Step 4: Dry It Out
After dumping out the rinse water, remove the filter and shake the rest of the water out.
The use a cloth or paper towel to pat dry the filter.
Dyson then recommends allowing 24 hours to let the filter dry completely, before putting it back in the vacuum.
I found this to work much better than just trying to rinse it under running water, and it probably saves some water by following this method.