How to Take Apart a Dirt Devil Vacuum Cleaner

Want to take apart your Dirt Devil vacuum cleaner? Here’s an easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction on how to take it apart easily, without breaking anything.

Before starting, it’d be a good idea to take a look at the official manuals from Dirt Devil. Click here to view the guide if you lost yours.

How to Take Apart a Dirt Devil Vacuum Cleaner

If you’re the type of person who doesn’t get it through text tutorials no matter how simple the task is unless they see someone doing it practically, here’s a video for you. 😂 

Don’t worry, I’m the same as you, I too can not understand unless I watch a video.

Step 1

The dirt devil “Broom Vac” vacuum cleaner’s charger plug can be removed from the side socket. Plug the charger plug into the wall outlet with the power brick connected by a cable. Set aside the power brick.

Step 2

On the ground, spread a sheet of newspaper. With the suction of the Dirt Devil facing the newspaper, lay it horizontally on the floor. The handle should face up on the Dirt Devil when it is placed bottom-up.

Step 3

Use your hands to turn the locking collar to unlock the handle’s base; if you are unable to rotate it, spray some lubricating spray on it to loosen it first. As you keep turning the collar counterclockwise, it will eventually become impossible to turn.

Step 4

Take hold of the handle. Disengage the locking collar by pulling the handle. By pulling the handle, you’ll free the end of the locking collar from the hole surrounding the handle on the Dirt Devil.

Step 5

Placing the handle next to the Dirt Devil will allow you to easily reach it. The screw-facing side of the handle should face up. A Phillips screwdriver is needed to remove the screw. To keep the screw safe, place it in a paper cup. Use your hands to pull apart the handle’s two sections.

Step 6

The release button near the bottom of the Dirt Devil should be facing upwards. The dirt cup is connected to the bottom of the vacuum, so you will need one hand to press the button and the other hand to grip the dirt cup. Clean the vacuum by removing the dirt cup. Push the button to release it. After emptying the dirt cup and pulling out the filter, place it aside.

Step 7

Make sure that Dirt Devil’s bristles face up when it is turned upside down. Pull the bristles at each side away from the Dirt Devil’s frame so you can access the screw heads. You might need to use the Phillips screwdriver to remove the screws at each side. Screw in the screws.

Step 8

Set aside the metal plate that is attached to the bristles. The Phillips screwdriver is now required to remove the screws on the frame of the Dirt Devil. Screw in the screws.

Step 9: The Final Step

To remove the bristles from the Dirt Devil’s frame, pull the bristle assembly out. As soon as you have finished assembling the bristle assembly, set it aside. Having cleaned the frame and removed the parts, you may now reassemble the Dirt Devil. Then throw away the newspaper sheet that you have just rolled up.

FAQs About Taking Apart a Dirt Devil Vacuum Cleaner

Do Dirt Devil Vacuums Require a Lot of Effort to Take Apart?

Not at all. The dirt devil vacuum can be taken apart fairly easily. We have provided you with simple directions here that you can follow.

To Clean My Dirt Devil Vacuum, Do I Need to Disassemble It?

The answer is yes. If the vacuum is clogged with too much dirt, it won’t be as effective. It is, therefore, necessary to take it apart for a good cleaning.

Will I Break Something When Taking Apart a Dirt Devil Vacuum?

No, unless you completely ignore the steps and do it on your own, you should be fine and not break anything. Your vacuum should work as it should once you are done with all the steps mentioned.

How to Remove the Hose From a Dirt Devil Featherlite

  1. On the bottom of the vacuum, the dirt window flap needs to be pushed back.
  2. Turn the lower hose counterclockwise by pushing in on the cuff.
  3. With the vacuum cleaner sideways, you can pull out the long, middle part of the hose.