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Support for your Dyson DC51 upright vacuum

Dyson DC51 Animal

Activate your warranty

You can get support that's tailored to you, owner exclusives and more when you register your straightener.

Getting started

  • Play the video. How to set up your machine.
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Using your machine

  • Play the video. How to empty the clear bin.
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  • Play the video. How to use the tools.
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Maintaining your machine

  • Play the video. How to wash the filter.
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  • Fixing a machine that won’t recline

    If your upright Dyson vacuum won’t recline, follow our video to troubleshoot the problem.

  • Resetting the brush bar

    The brush bar is designed to shut off when jammed. Learn how to reset it after removing the cause of the jam.

Useful tips

  • Safely store tools

    Clip accessories onto the vacuum's tool holster so you've always got them to hand.

  • Wash the filter regularly

    Rinse under a cold tap until the water runs clear – you don't need any detergents. Leave to dry fully (at least 24 hours) before refitting.

  • Don't overfill it

    Keep one eye on the bin and empty it as soon as debris reaches the MAX marker to maintain suction.

Tools to tackle more

The Dyson warranty

  • 'How to' videos

    To help you get the most from your machine. Quick and easy.

  • Helpful tips

    Tailored reminders that will keep your machine working at its best, for longer. 

  • Exclusive owner benefits

    Priority access to previews of new Dyson technology, events and offers. 

  • Expert advice. 6 days a week.

    Freephone and live chat. The right advice for your machine, from real Dyson people. 

  • Free Dyson parts

    Replacement parts if something goes wrong during your warranty period. 

  • Hassle-free replacement

    If we can’t repair your machine, we’ll replace it while it's under warranty.

We don’t stop caring about our machines once they’re yours. Activating your warranty allows us to give you a tailored, direct service for your machine. Even after your warranty has ended, we’ll still be on hand to help.