A vacuum cleaner that keeps starting and stopping while cleaning is said to be pulsating. This article discusses the common reasons why your Dyson V6 is pulsating.
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3 Fixes for Dyson V6 “Keeps Stopping and Starting” Problem
1. Fix Power Issues
Check that your Dyson V6 is fully charged. A battery about to end often pulsates. Cordless vacuums don’t work when plugged in. It is recommended to keep your vacuum plugged in if you use it regularly.
Sometimes a dead battery often starts and stops cordless machines. Check that your battery is in good health. Lithium-ion batteries charge/drain quickly when their lifespan is over. Dyson says you get 20-25 minutes of cleaning time in regular mode and 6-8 minutes in max mode. Dyson V6’s battery has a life of 4-6 years.
Try connecting your Dyson vacuum to a different outlet and let it charge fully before using it again. Sometimes the docking station can have a problem. Connect the charge directly to the vacuum to see if it charges properly. The charger or the charging cable can also be the culprit here.
2. Fix Blockage Issues
Clear the Bin
Inspect the dustbin and empty it if it is filled with dust. A full bin blocks the airflow and reduces the vacuum’s suction power to the point that it starts pulsating.
Don’t forget to remove dust and debris from the bin opening and the point where it attaches to the vacuum.
Clear the Filter
Check that the air filter on your Dyson V6 is not clogged. A dirty filter reduces airflow inside the machine and decreases the suction power. You can use lukewarm water and a soft bristle brush to clean the filter.
Clear Other Components
Disassemble your vacuum cleaner and check the wand, stick, and hose for any blockages. You can use a clean microfiber cloth with a thin blunt object to clear debris deposits. Make sure you don’t use water to clean parts with electric components. Run water through the hose to remove dust, debris, or hair.
Don’t forget to dry all the parts before putting them back.
3. Fix Overheating Motor
An overworked or dirty motor can force your Dyson V6 to start and stop frequently. Check that your motor is properly oiled and not overworked. You may need to replace the motor if overheating isn’t fixed after oiling. .
Frequently Asked Questions
How to reset a Dyson V6 cleaner?
Press the brush bar on/off button located on on the handle above the vacuum or in a slot on the side of the vacuum’s head to reset the bar.
What does flashing blue light mean on a Dyson V6 vacuum?
A blue light flashing on Dyson V6 indicates low battery, no power or some blockage inside the vacuum.
How to fix a Dyson vacuum that won’t start?
Check battery charging for a cordless vacuum and ensure that the machine is properly plugged in for a corded model.