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How to Clean the Dyson Airwrap Filter

Last Updated Oct 20, 2022
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The Dyson Airwrap uses high-powered airflow to style hair while simultaneously drying it, but you might find the performance of these functions reducing over time if you don’t perform simple maintenance steps regularly, such as cleaning out your Dyson Airwrap’s filter.

To clean your Dyson Airwrap filter, you’ll need to:

  • Ensure Dyson Airwrap is unplugged.
  • Put the filter cleaning brush into place over the filter.
  • Use the cleaning brush to remove dust and debris.
  • Clean filter cage and filter mesh.
  • Reinstall parts after they’ve dried.

In this article, we will provide a simple, step-by-step guide on how to properly clean your Dyson Airwrap filter. As you read, you’ll also learn why this maintenance process is beneficial for both you and your hair styler.

Unplug Your Dyson Airwrap from Any Electrical Source

Cleaning your Dyson Airwarp’s filter is fantastic for promoting its longevity, but you aren’t doing it any favors by cleaning it improperly and putting yourself at risk in the process.

Ensure the hair styler is turned off and unplugged from any electrical source to reduce the risks of short-circuiting its electrical components and potentially shocking yourself.

Another safety precaution you’ll want to follow is to wait until this tool has completely cooled before handling it.

Otherwise, you might risk burning yourself and/or damaging your cleaning tools from exposure to high temperatures, which could consequentially damage your Dyson Airwrap.

Slide the Dyson Airwarp’s Filter Cleaning Brush into Place

The only tool you really need to clean your Dyson Airwrap’s filter is a filter cleaning brush that should have come with your hair styler upon purchase.

If you don’t have this brush on hand, you can purchase a compatible replacement. Alternatively, you can use a soft-bristled brush you have at home (ex., a toothbrush will work in a pinch).

Your Dyson Airwrap’s filter is located at the end of the hair styler, where it connects to its electrical cord.

To position, the filter cleaning brush, gently slide its opening over the electrical cable and then slide the brush upward into place over the filter.

The filter cleaning brush should fit snuggly around your Dyson Airwarp with the bristle flush against the filter.

If there is much space between the bristles and the filter or the bristles are squished against it, then you either are using an incompatible brush or one that is significantly worn and needs replacing.

Rotate the Cleaning Brush to Loosen Dust and Debris

Now that your filter cleaning brush is in place, you can start loosening any dirt and debris from the filter’s cage.

To do this, you’ll gently twist or rotate the cleaning brush around the filter, gradually moving up and down the component to ensure the bristles are clearing every cage hole.

It’s important to clean the Dyson Airwrap’s filter cage as thoroughly as possible because this is where the majority of any dust, debris, hair products, and other contaminants will be trapped.

If left uncleaned over time, they can build up and clog the filter, which will impede its ability to function properly.

The build-up in your Dyson Airwrap’s filter can also increase the risk of this tool overheating, which can damage its interior and exterior components.

Remove and Clean the Filter Cage

After you’ve loosened the grime coating of your Dyson Airwrap’s cage, you can remove and wash it to ensure anything that might still be clinging to the material is removed completely.

To remove the filter cage from your Dyson Airwrap, pull it down over the electrical cord and then gently pull it open to separate the magnets that keep the cage firmly closed when in place.

With the cage open, you should be able to slide it free of the electrical cord.

Once the filter cage has been removed, wash it underneath warm, running tap water. Using a cleaning agent isn’t necessary, but if there is a layer of grime that isn’t coming off with water alone, you can use a microfiber towel and a mild detergent for extra cleaning power.

When you’re done cleaning the filter cage, allow it to air dry while you complete the next step. Make sure to place it in a well-ventilated room and out of direct sunlight for a quick and safe drying process.

Clean the Filter Mesh and Reinstall the Filter Cage

Underneath your Dyson Airwrap’s filter cage is the hair styler’s filter mesh, which will also require a quick clean.

This is especially true now that you’ve used the brush to remove debris that has likely fallen inside the mesh.

You’ll use the same cleaning brush and method discussed previously to clean your Dyson Airwrap’s filter mesh.

Afterward, all your filter components should be sufficiently cleaned. All that’s left to do now is reinstall your filter cage once you’re certain it’s completely dry.

Final Thoughts

The Dyson Airwrap is by no means a cheap hair styler, so the last thing you want is for this high-quality tool to break prematurely because its clogged filter caused irreparable damage.

To avoid this, make sure you use this cleaning guide every few weeks to keep your Dyson Airwrap in ideal condition and its filter clear.

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