How To Reset A Dyson Air Purifier [Inc. Without A Remote]

Getting all of your devices to work correctly can feel impossible sometimes. Do you think it's time to try resetting your Dyson air purifier but don't know where to start? Well, we've done plenty of digging and have all of the answers here for you. Let's get right into it.

Doing this shouldn't be too complicated for those wanting to reset their Dyson air purifier. To start:

  1. Locate the power button on both your Dyson and its remote.
  2. Press and hold the two buttons for up to ten seconds.
  3. After ten seconds, your air purifier's LED screen will count down from 10-0.
  4. Once this happens, your Dyson should be reset, and you can power it on for use.

As we begin, we will cover all things Dyson air purifiers and discuss how to reset one, even without using a remote. Whether you're new to the brand or need help troubleshooting your device, we're here to walk you through this process. With that said, let's dive right into this post!

DYSON air purifier on top of the table, How To Reset A Dyson Air Purifier [Inc. Without A Remote]

How Do You Know If Your Dyson Air Purifier Is Working?

If you're wondering whether your Dyson air purifier is on and working, we recommend checking its airflow. Your Dyson air purifier will have a fan that pulls in air from your space and then another set of front-panel fans that blow out clean air, so you should be able to feel this happening.

Considering a Dyson won't have traditional blades you can watch while it's on, you will need to get close to your system to test if it's working. You may also be able to hear a faint humming sound if your Dyson air purifier is on and blowing air, so that's another way to check.

How Long Does It Take For A Dyson Air Purifier To Work?

Air purifier filter for pollutants and micro organisms before and after use for a month

According to Dyson, your air purifier should be able to project 77 gallons of clean air per second, so this will be a pretty quick process. Once you turn your device on, it should get to cleaning the air instantly, although it might take a while to feel a difference if your room is more spacious.

Your Dyson air purifier will also generate real-time air quality reports on its front screen, so you can monitor your device's progress while it cleans the air around you.

Can You Reset A Dyson Air Purifier Without A Remote?

Yes! It is possible to reset your Dyson air purifier without using its remote. To do this:

  1. Locate the 'Standby ON/OFF' button on your device.
  2. Press and hold this button for 20 seconds.
  3. The WiFi symbol should flash white and green to indicate that your network settings have been removed and your purifier is reset.

It's also worth mentioning that this method will work if you can't access your Dyson app, so that's good to know.

How Do I Connect My Dyson Air Purifier To The App?

This won't be too difficult for those wanting to connect their air purifier to the Dyson app. To get started:

  1. Download and launch the Dyson Link app on your smartphone.
  2. Select your country and confirm your home's WiFi network.
  3. Press and hold the 'ON/OFF' button on your air purifier for 5 seconds until the WiFi light flashes green.
  4. Now that your device is discoverable connect your mobile device to your purifier's WiFi network.
  5. Once your phone and Dyson are linked, return to the app, give your air purifier a name, and you're done!

If you receive a 'Connection Failed' message while troubleshooting your app, make sure your router is in range and repeat this process. You can also try resetting your home WiFi and seeing if that makes a difference, so there are a few ways to remedy this.

How Do I Know If My Dyson Air Purifier Needs A New Filter?

In general, it's a good idea to change the filter in a Dyson air purifier every 12 months. Your system should also alert you it needs a new filter through the app, which you can access in its 'Settings' tab.

Your Dyson air purifier will also notify you it needs a new filter on its front screen, so it's hard to miss the notification.

When To Change Dyson Air Purifier Filter Tutorial

Here is a helpful video from Dyson's official ">YouTube channel that explains how to see if your air purifier needs a new filter and how to access this using your remote controller.

How Long Will A Dyson Filter Last?

Typically, you can expect a Dyson filter to last you 4,000 hours, or roughly a year on average. That's assuming you use your Dyson air purifier for 12 hours every day, so this timeline can be different depending on your schedule.

That said, you want to change the filter in your Dyson device every 12 months regardless of how often you turn it on, so that's something to be mindful of.

How Do You Clean The Filter On A Dyson Air Purifier?

Used dirty air purifier HEPA filter being replaced after use

If you're noticing your Dyson takes longer to filter the air in your home, it might be time to clean its filter. To do this:

  1. Turn off your air purifier and disconnect it from the wall/its power source.
  2. Remove the filter from your Dyson [usually towards its base].
  3. If your filter is waterproof, rinse it using cold water.
  4. Once your filter is clean, leave it out to dry for 24 hours.
  5. Place your newly clean filter back into your air purifier, plug it in, and you're done!

If your Dyson's filter isn't waterproof, we recommend using a vacuum to suck any dirt or debris out of it or giving it a good shake into the garbage can.

How Often Should You Clean A Dyson Filter?

It's usually a good idea to clean the filters in a Dyson fan/air purifier every few months. Depending on how often you run your system, this can cause dirt, dust, and debris to make their way into your Dyson and affect how efficiently it can purify the air.

Again, this doesn't always have to be a deep clean, but rather a thorough shake or vacuum, so you don't necessarily need to soak your filter more than once or twice per year.

Why Is My Dyson Air Purifier Blinking 'F'?

If you're seeing a blinking 'F' on your Dyson air purifier, this is completely normal. Typically, when you change the filter in a Dyson fan or air purifying device, an F will flash until you reset the filter indicator light as well.

To do this, you need to press and hold the 'Standby ON/OFF' button on your remote for six seconds, which will successfully reset your Dyson's indicator light. Once you reset it, the flashing F should disappear until the next time you change your Dyson air purifier's filter.

What Does The Orange Light Mean On A Dyson Air Purifier?

An orange light on a Dyson air purifier could mean a few things. First, your system might have an amber flashing light if it's operating outside of its normal working temperature, which could mean the air in your home is too hot or cold.

You might also see an orange light appear on a Dyson air purifier while it's charging, so this is normal if you have your system plugged into the wall. On top of that, a blinking orange light may indicate your system needs a new filter, so it's a good idea to check your Dyson Link app to see what could be causing this.

Does The Dyson Air Purifier Really Work?

Shallow focus of the OLED display of an air purifier showing the Air Quality Level

Yes! The Dyson air purifier will clean and purify the air around you. Considering that Dyson air purifying systems use a specialty HEPA filter, they can improve air quality inside your home.

That said, according to Live Science, the Dyson air purifier wasn't able to remove 99.95% of particles from the air they tested, which Dyson promises on their website. Of course, that's not to say your air purifier won't be able to give you such impressive results, but in general, we don't think it will be able to deliver such high particle removal.

To Wrap It Up

Whether you have a Dyson air purifier or want to get one, it's always good to know how to use your device. From what we found, resetting a Dyson air purifying system shouldn't take more than ten seconds and can still be done even if you don't have a remote.

It's also important to connect your air purifier to the 'Dyson Link' app, which monitors how well it operates and if it needs a new filter. On top of that, your Dyson air purifier may start to blink orange if its indicator light needs to be reset after a filter change or while it's charging, so this could mean a few things.

Regardless, make sure to clean out the filters in your Dyson regularly, and don't forget to check your air purifier's real-time air quality reports to see how well it's working.

Made it to the end? Check out these helpful related Dyson posts below!

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  1. Su

    My empty filter icon is still blinking after I change to a new filter. How to reset this?

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