Can A Dyson Vacuum Blow Air? How To Use It As A Blower?

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Most people would love to convert their Dyson vacuum into a blower because they would save a lot of money in the process. But is that even possible?

Can A Dyson Vacuum Blow Air?

A Dyson vacuum you can modify gives you many options. That includes filling inflatable objects with air. But this process is not easy. You must take the device apart, a complex undertaking for the uninitiated. Don’t tamper with the Dyson vacuum unless you know your way around electronic devices. Otherwise, you may ruin the appliance. Follow these steps:

1). Start by identifying the type of vacuum. The type will influence the difficulty of the task. You will have an easier time converting pack and canister vacuums.

2). The manual will show you how the Dyson vacuum works. You can’t modify this device unless you understand its functions. The vacuum’s operations involve the following:

  • A fan sucks air into the vacuum.
  • The air flows into the vacuum bin.
  • The air twirls in a spiral and the centrifugal forces expel the dust particles. They descend to the bottom.
  • The air passes through the filter. More dust particles stay in the filter.
  • The air transitions through the conical cylinder and spins down.
  • The centrifugal forces separate the small dust particles from the air, leading them through a hole in the cone’s bottom while the air continues through the center.
  • The vacuum doesn’t rely on vacuum bags. In other words, you don’t have to empty sacks of dust when you finish cleaning.

Espares has a diagram showing the inner workings of the vacuum. With this information, you can formulate a method of modifying the Dyson vacuum to blow instead of suck. 

The air a Dyson vacuum blows out is clean. If you have the V11, you know that it features 14 cyclones that generate enough force to pull microscopic particles and allergens from the air, depositing them into the bin.

According to this Dyson video, you can trust the filtration system to trap 99 percent of the microscopic particles it encounters. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about polluting your air with the Dyson vacuum.

3). Take the vacuum apart and make the necessary modifications.

What About Using Dyson Vacuum As A Blower?

Yes, you can use the Dyson vacuum as a blower. Any device that sucks up dirt can blow out air. But this means opening the vacuum and modifying it. You should apply caution. Find out what the manual says.

If it warns against modifying the vacuum to blow instead of suck, you should listen. The manufacturer may void your warranty if you destroy the vacuum while modifying it. Naturally, you should switch the vacuum off beforehand. You shouldn’t disassemble a running Dyson vacuum.

How To Use Dyson Vacuum As Blower?

The approach depends on the type of vacuum. Consider the following:


Canister vacuums are perfect for this kind of modification because of their straightforward structure. One end pulls debris in while the other end blows that debris out into a container. Therefore, turning a canister vacuum into a blower is a simple matter of reversing its design.

  • Disconnect the vacuum from the power source
  • Find the tube that filters debris and remove it. If you’re struggling to remove this component, look for the clamp that secures it.
  • Connect the vacuum to a power source and run it as a blower. You should run it for a few minutes to eliminate the debris before attempting to use it.

Bag Vacuum

These are even easier to modify than the canister vacuum. This type uses a bag instead of a container to store the debris.

  • Find the interior bag and disconnect it from the intake hole.
  • Remove the debris by running the vacuum. Shake the device to dislodge any accumulated dirt and grime.
  • Connect a flexible vacuum tube to the intake hole. Use duct tape to secure it.

Shop Vac

  • Disconnect the vacuum from its power source.
  • Pull the flexible hose out of the way without damaging it. The manual will show you how to achieve this task. It is common practice to either twist the hose or unlatch the clamp.
  • Remove the exhaust cap and connect the flexible hose.

Many shop vacs provide sucking and blowing functions. You don’t have to modify them. Look at the suction hose. It has a latch that allows you to connect to the end you need. You can turn a Dyson vacuum into a shop vac, but these modifications are rarely encouraged because the Dyson vacuum cannot offer the same efficiency.

But what about leaf blowers? Can you turn the Dyson vacuum into a device powerful enough to blow leaves? Yes, you can:

  • Disconnect the vacuum from its power source.
  • Find the motor and disconnect the storage tubes.
  • Reverse the tube attached to the suction compartment. This involves connecting the hose to the blowing side.
  • Run the vacuum for a few minutes to remove the debris.

What about inflating things? Can a vacuum do the work of an air pump? Yes, it can. But you must apply some creativity where items with narrow air entrances are concerned:

  • Find a clean plastic bottle and cut it in half (horizontally).
  • Get the top half (with the spout and cap) and remove the cap.
  • Connect the other end (the larger side) to the vacuum’s flexible hose. Use duct tape to hold it in place.
  • Connect the spout to the entrance of the item you want to inflate (such as a mattress). Use duct tape to create a seal where necessary.

Keep an eye on the filters, especially if your modifications have seemingly failed. Dirt and debris can block the filters, interfering with the unit’s sucking and blowing capabilities. Fortunately, Dyson’s filters are easy to remove and replace. Use the vacuum’s serial number to identify suitable replacements online.

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