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How to Remove the Dyson DC16 Battery

The Dyson DC16 Root 6 is a handheld vacuum that provides approximately six minutes of continuous cleaning between battery charges. Typically, a person removes the lithium-ion battery (part number 912433-03) to charge it in the wall-mounted battery charger, replace it if defective or spent, or when repairing the unit or replacing other parts. The battery has a simple slide-button release lock. As a result, you should have no problem removing the DC16 battery within a few seconds of sliding the button.

Grasp your Dyson D16 by its handle with one hand.

Hold the cleaner with the back end facing you.

Place the thumb of your other hand on the battery-release button and your fingers beneath the battery.

Slide the button toward you, hold it in place and then simply pull the battery straight out from the unit.

Replace A Dyson Battery

Dyson, the vacuum company that revolutionized the industry with its bagless cyclone technology, has added handheld vacuums to its product line. However, a common complaint is its short battery life. Lithium batteries will wear out with use and need replacing. The battery is located inside the handle. Remove the battery from the vacuum. Align the battery terminals with the ports in the battery holder to avoid damaging the battery. Place the vacuum on its stand and plug the stand into the wall. Wait for the battery to be fully charged before using. If the new battery is already fully charged, you can start using the vacuum immediately.


If you have difficulty holding onto the battery as you pull on it, or you can’t pull the battery while holding the button, try removing the battery while wearing a pair of rubber or grip-style gloves. If you still can’t remove the battery, ask someone else to hold the unit while you slide the button with one hand and pull the battery away with the other.

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