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.

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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.

Tips & Warnings

  • 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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