How To Clean a Dyson Airwrap Filter

The Dyson Airwrap is a popular multi-functional hairstyling device that uses heat to style hair without damage. Similar to the Dyson vacuum, cleaning your Airwrap filter regularly is essential to keep it working smoothly while also preventing it from overheating and stopping working entirely.

If you find your Dyson Airwrap isn’t working as well as it used to or is overheating—it may be time to clean the filter. Having a regular routine for cleaning your filter is vital to keep your Airwrap in good condition and increase its longevity.

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    Fortunately, cleaning the filter is a quick process that can be done in a few simple steps. In this guide, we’ll break down everything you need to know about how to clean your Dyson Airwrap filter, and what to do if you run into issues along the way.

    1. Unplug the Dyson Airwrap

    Before you do anything, you’ll need to turn off your Airwrap and unplug it from the outlet. This is the first vital step in the process that will help prevent any electrical shocks or malfunctions during cleaning.

    2. Thread the filter cleaning brush through the cable

    Take the filter cleaning brush and thread it through the Airwrap’s cable all the way to the top of the tool. Then, carefully place it over the air filter.

    3. Clean the air filter

    Gently rotate the bristles of the filter cleaning brush over the air filter to thoroughly clean it. As you rotate the bristles, blow air through the filter and area to get rid of any dust and debris that could cause blockage. If you don’t have the cleaning brush you can opt for a microfiber cloth instead.

    4. Remove and wash the filter cage

    To remove the filter cage, rotate the cage counterclockwise and gently pull it down and away from the Airwrap. Wash the filter cage under warm running water to get rid of dust and particles.

    5. Soak the filter cage and let it dry

    Next, place the filter cage into warm, soapy water for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, shake the filter cage to remove any excess water and dirt, and leave it out on a towel or dry surface to dry naturally. Ensure that the filter cage is 100% dry, as any leftover moisture can cause damage to the hardware.

    6. Clean the exposed filter

    Now that the air filter is exposed, place the filter cleaning brush over the exposed air filter. Rotate the bristles around the area, and blow off any dust and debris from the area.

    7. Put the air filter piece back on

    Place the dry air filter cage back over the cable and thread it to the air filter to click it into place. Always ensure that the filter is in when using the Airwrap, as using it without the filter can cause damage to the internal hardware which may require Dyson to fix the issue. Avoid forcing the piece back into place, as this can damage the filter and styling device. dyson airwrap troubleshooting

      Why is My Dyson Airwrap Not Working After Cleaning The Filter?

      If your Dyson Airwrap won’t turn on or isn’t working after cleaning the filter, there are a few things that could be causing the issue. These are the most common causes of the styling tool not working after cleaning the filter.

      • Faulty power cable
      • Broken power outlet
      • Loose power cable
      • Hardware damage
      • Damaged motor
      • Damaged power switch

      No, it’s not recommended you use the styling tool without a filter as this can cause further damage. We recommend getting an Airwrap filter replacement if it’s broken.


      1. How frequently should I clean my Airwrap filter?

      Since the Airwrap’s filtration system has fine pores, it can clog quite easily which is why Dyson recommends cleaning the filter on the Airwrap daily. If you’re unable to clean it daily, we recommend doing so once a week to keep your device in top shape.

      2. My filter broke. Can I still use the Airwrap without it?

      No, it’s not recommended you use the styling tool without a filter as this can cause further damage. We recommend getting an Airwrap filter replacement if it’s broken.

      3. How do I know if the Dyson Airwrap filter is dry?

      While how long it takes for your filter to dry will depend on the temperature and humidity of where you’re drying it, it typically takes 2 hours to completely dry. Always feel the filter first to ensure there isn’t any remaining moisture before using it again.

      Cleaning your Dyson Airwrap filter routinely can help save you from trouble down the road with expensive and time-consuming repairs. Now that you know how to clean your Airwrap, you can easily maintain your styling tool to ensure you get the best results possible.

      To get assistance, contact Dyson to help resolve the issue. If you purchased your Airwrap within the last two years, you can be eligible to file a warranty claim.