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Dyson Attachment & Accessory Compatibility Guide

Derek Hales

Written By: Derek Hales

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The Dyson vacuum lineup has grown to an extensive collection, considering corded, cordless, canister, upright, handhelds, and stick models.

Many of their vacuums come with a large number of tools and accessories with a simple one-touch connection.

Dyson accessory guide
Dyson accessories from popular models

The simplicity of the Dyson tools may lead you to wonder—are any of the tools compatible between models?

If you have an older model and looking to upgrade, can you use some of the same tools?

The answer is a bit of a gray area, but this guide will take a shot at breaking down the compatibility and cross-use between models.

Let’s dive in.

Table of Contents

What Dysons attachments are compatible within the V6, V7, V8, V10, and V11?

The answer is complicated as there are a couple other questions that likley need to be asnwered first.

Two of the biggest questions being:

  1. What models are you crossing?
  2. What tools are you crossing?

Some models simply don’t play well with others, namely the Dyson V6 (and anything older than the V6).

The V6 cleaning heads are only compatible with other V6 variations as the V6 uses the old grey button accessory system.

Cleaning Heads

V7, V8, V10, and V11 cleaning heads are compatible with each other. At least to the degree that they will click in and turn on.

However, because the higher end vacuums have more power and suction their cleaning heads require more power to operate.

Dyson accessory guide - V Series brushrolls
Dyson V6, V7, V8, V10, and V11 cleaning heads

As a result, you may get less than ideal performance when using cleaning heads from the more recent models with older vacuums.

For example, while the V11 Outsize cleaning head will attach to and turn on with the V7. However, the V7 struggles to operate the V11 Outsize’s cleaning head and cannot operate at all on max mode.

This is because the V7 just doesn’t have enough motor power. In general, you want to use cleaning heads that are within 1 generation. For example, if you have a V11 cleaning head, but want to use it with a V10 body, that should be fine.

Dyson V10 and Dyson V11
Dyson V10 & V11 in handheld mode.

As the V10 has sufficient power to operate those cleaning heads.

However, you wouldn’t want to use V11 cleaning heads on a V7 or V8, as the relative motor and battery performance of those lower end models will struggle to operate the higher performance cleaning head.

Wall Charging Mounts

What about compatibility between wall charging mounts—can you cross different wall chargers?

Dyson wall mounts - V Series

In general, no, but there are a few models that are cross-compatible.

Model Compatible With
V6V6 only
V7V7 and V8
V8V7 and V8
V10V10 and V11
V11V11 only

Dyson V6

Only the V6 is able to fit on the V6 wall charging mount. It will not fit on any other mount and no other model will fit on the V6 mount.

Dyson V7 & V8

The V7 and V8 are cross-compatible with each other. A V7 can work on a V8 wall mount and vice versa. 

Dyson V10

Only the V10 will fit on the V10 wall charging mount. However, the V10 can also work on a V11 charging mount.

That said, it is slightly too narrow for the dock, so it will not fit as snugly as it should. In general, we would not recommend docking the V10 on a V11 mount.

Dyson wall mount
Dyson wall mount

Dyson V11

The V11 Torque Drive, Animal, and Outsize all use the same charging dock. They are cross-compatible with each other, but the V11 cannot be docked on any other wall charging dock.

In general, the reason why many of the wall charging docks are not cross-compatible is that the handle, motor, and canister design is slightly different.

As a result, a slightly modified wall charging station is required to create a snug wall mounted fit. 

What attachments are compatible on the V6, V7, V8, V10, and V11?

Dyson V6

Nothing is cross compatible on the V6. Only accessories designed for the V6 will work on the V6.

As mentioned above, the V6 uses a gray, one-touch connection. You simply press the button and pull the two pieces apart.

Dyson V6 accessory connector
V6’s legacy tool attachment system

Dyson V7, V8, V10, and V11

With the V7, Dyson launched a new system that used a red one-click button. A new color also insinuated a new design.

All accessories on the V7, V8, V10, and V11 are interchangeable and will work on any of the aforementioned models. All of these vacuums use Dyson’s red button clickable accessory system.

Dyson accessory red button system
Dyson accessory red button system

Are Dyson V6 and V7 parts / attachments interchangeable?

Dyson V6 and V7 parts are not interchangeable. The parts and accessories designed for the Dyson V6 will only work on the V6. 

The Dyson V6 has a different clickable system and different features than the V7. This means you cannot use the same soft roller head, brushes, and other accessories for both models. However, you may use special adapters to attach non-powered V6 accessories to a V7, V8, or other models.

Dyson V6 attachments are also incompatible with the V8, V10, V11, and V15.

Are accessories compatible with each other?

If the question spans different vacuum types, like canister, upright, cordless stick, or handhelds, the answer is going to be no, in general.

But within the same family of vacuum types, there is some cross-compatibility.  

Dyson Cordless Vacuums

Dyson’s cordless stick vacuums (the V-series) mostly use the same red button clickable system. The V6 is the only vacuum within this series that has a special system that only it uses. But the V7, V8, V10, and V11 are all cross-compatible and interchangeable with each other.

The crevice tool on the V8 is attached by a quick release button
The tools attach by a quick release button (Dyson V8 shown)

Dyson Upright Vacuums

Dyson’s uprights use a system similar to the V6’s grey click system. Most of Dyson’s newer uprights use this accessory system. As a result, many Dyson upright models have cross-compatible accessories with other Dyson uprights.

Attachments & Tools on the Dyson Animal 2
Attachments & Tools on the Dyson Animal 2

Dyson Canister Vacuums

Dyson canister vacuums use the red button clickable system, similar to the same system that the V-series uses. However, it is not actually the same.

The wand tubing has a slightly larger diameter, as a result, V-series accessories will not be compatible with the Dyson canister vacuums. However, like the Dyson uprights, other Dyson canister vacuums will be compatible with each other.

Dyson canister vacuum - connection system
Dyson canister vacuum – connection system

Can you use a new model battery with an older model?

Can you use a higher capacity battery from a more recent Dyson V-series vacuum model (like the V10 or V11) on an older Dyson cordless vacuum to increase run time?

In general, no. 

People usually want to do this to get better run time performance out of old models. However, the batteries are not cross compatible.

Click the battery into the base of the V11 Outsize
Click the battery into the base of the V11 Outsize

That said, you can buy batteries made by 3rd parties. These are designed for the specific model, but usually have an upgraded capacity compared to the stock battery that Dyson includes. As a result, you can get more run time out of older V-series models.

Please note, using a non-Dyson made battery will void your warranty. We wouldn’t recommend a 3rd party battery until you are beyond your warranty period.

RELATED: You can find replacement Dyson batteries here.

Can you buy a standalone Dyson soft roller brush?

Many people want a Dyson soft roller brush, but don’t want to pay the extra price for the Absolute models.

If you already have an older model soft brush there is a good chance it will work with your newer Dyson.

Dyson soft roller brush cleaning head
Dyson soft roller brush cleaning head

You can also buy a standalone Dyson soft roller brush here.

Or buy a compatible Dyson soft roller brush made by a 3rd party here.

What about other Dyson accessories, attachments, and stands?

Many 3rd parties make a wide variety of accessories for Dyson that Dyson may not offer, including:

NOTE: With any 3rd party accessory double check that it works with your specific model. Just as with Dyson branded accessories, 3rd party accessories have to use the special click-in system for that model to be compatible.

Warranty Concerns

Regardless of which model you have or are upgrading too, all Dyson vacuums are subject to potential warranty issues when cross-using accessories among models.

You should note that using accessories that are not explicitly designed for that model has the potential to void your warranty.

If you’re outside of the warranty period it’s probably fine, however, if you still are within the warranty period we would recommend always using accessories designed for that specific model.

Dysons cordless stick vacuums have two different styles of accessories.

  • Dyson’s red button clickable accessories: V7, V8, V10, V11
  • Dyson’s gray button clickable accessories: V6 only

While red button clickable accessories look similar, they are slightly different between different model types.

Dyson canister vacuums use the red button system also, however, the wand tubing is slightly larger, so the V-series and canister vacuum accessories are not cross compatible with each other.

Same issue with Dyson’s uprights, while they look similar in many cases, they are in fact different.

In general, the more recent uprights are compatible with more recent uprights…more recent canister vacuums are compatible with more recent canisters…and more recent V-series are compatible with more recent v-series

Dyson Accessory Compatibility Summary

Here are some other general guidelines to keep in mind:

Passive accessories are always okay, provided they will click in (includes tools like the crevice tool, dusting brush, basically anything that isn’t powered).

Dyson V6 dusting brush
passive upholstery tool - Dyson

Powered accessories in most cases will work between models, but may not be ideal.

Mini motorized brush tool
Dyson turbine cleaning tool

For example…

  • A V11 High Torque cleaning head will work with a V7 vacuum, however, the V7 motor and battery weren’t designed to power the increased demands imposed by the V11’s cleaning head
  • A V7 vacuum can attach a V11 Outsize cleaning head, however, the V7 really struggles to run it at all. As a result, performance may be as good and it could potentially damage the motor.

It probably also will void your warranty.

If you want to use different model accessories more safely then you should try to use older accessories with newer models.

For example, use a V7 soft roller brush with a V10 cordless vacuum. This way, the V10 has more than enough power to run the V7’s brush, since it’s new and has better performance.

If you’re using newer accessories with older models I would suggest finding accessories that are only 1 generation removed.

For example, using a V10 soft roller brush cleaning head with a V8 vacuum would be fine.

Soft roller cleaning head - Dyson

Or using a mini motorized brushroll from the V8 on a V7 would also be fine. You just want to avoid using stuff that’s several generations different. 

Still have questions?

Have questions that we didn’t address? Feel free to ask us your question down below in the comments.

About Derek Hales

Derek HalesDerek Hales is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of He has been featured in Fast Company, Reader's Digest, Business Insider,, She Knows, and other major publications. Derek has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Kansas State University. Hales has been testing and reviewing products for the home since 2014.

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635 Comments on “Dyson Attachment & Accessory Compatibility Guide”

  1. Hi
    I’ve just purchased the V11 torque drive cordless vacuum and I would like to know if I could put a fluffy bar in the same head or would I have to get a whole new fluffy head attachment.
    Regards Julie.

  2. Hi Derek, I hope you can help, we are Dyson Lovers and have a variety of Dyson equipment. On the vacuum side the early corded DC1, the midsized corded one (very powerful) and three battery handhelds from early days to the latest one we have, a V7. All excellent tools, all working well for many years with no failures. So the preamble question I have we like the new V15 particularly beacause of the beater bar head between the brushes BUT another Dyson seems daft, and it is expensive, verses the new Shark similar device being released in about 2 weeks. The reason for the question is we have moved home and bought fairly deep pile carpet with soft thick underlay (very nice to walk on) in the whole house, the problem is all our above units on any power setting just dig straight into the pile and the normal push pull vacuuming action is impossible. Only a rear walking action whilst dragging any Dyson will work. Do you know, does the V15 beater bar head attachment work, when attached to a V7 and does it allow the push pull action? Ie would this solve our problem OR is there a similar head supplied with any on the range V7 to V11 please? It seems that a power reduction system (like supplied on the V15 & Shark is necessary to effect easy vacuuming? Any help and advice appreciated. Cheers John H

    • V15 cleaning head will fit on your V7, but I would not recommend it. V7 doesn’t have the power needed to drive that cleaning head. It might work the way you want it due to the V7’s lower suction power, but it’s not advised. It could hurt the V7 or V15 cleaning head or both.

      As you noted, this is more an issue of variable suction than it is a problem with the cleaning head. The best way to reduce excessive suction issues is to get a Dyson with variable suction and a cleaning head that has the adjustable seal gates on the front of the cleaning head (which increases / decreases suction seal with the floor).

      V15 has both variable suction at the motor level and the adjustable seal gates, so you shouldn’t have any issues with the V15.

      But it’s a pricey machine, so the Shark could deliver similar performance for less money.

  3. Hi Derek, do you know anything about V8 Absolute soft roller heads missing the rear brush bar? I bought mine exactly one month ago while on sale and haven’t noticed any issues with the soft roller head while using it until I went to clean it today – the manual says there should be a second, smaller rear brush bar but I only have the large main one. I tried scouring the internet for answers but only found one reddit post mentioning the same thing.

    I’m wondering whether a replacement rear brush bar will even be compatible with my soft roller head, or if I need to replace the entire cleaner head. On the other hand, the V8 Absolute for sale on the dyson website doesn’t appear to come with the soft roller head anymore – instead it comes with the new “fluffy” head. I’m assuming this fluffy cleaner would still work with my V8A, since it’s still considered the same model, but I’m curious to hear your thoughts before I start replacing things!

    • Fluffy and Soft Roller head is the same thing. Dyson usually calls it Fluffy, but sometimes you’ll see it listed as Softer Roller.

      Unfortunately, I don’t know anything about roller heads missing the rear brush bar.

      I just looked at my V10 soft rolled head and it does have the rear brush bar. However, that bar does not spin or move. As such, I don’t think it’s super important. Most likely it’s just a design change that Dyson is making.

  4. Hi, I have a V11 animal vacuum with screw in battery. The main body (engine) does not work and I have not been able to find a new (not refurbished) replacement. Are there any other bodies (e.g. V10, V8, etc) that would work with the all the V11 vacuum attachments, including the charging station?

    • V7, V8, V10, V11, and V15 will all work with the V11 attachments.

      However, you need the charging station and charging plug that goes with each respective model. That is not cross compatible.

  5. I have a Dyson V7 Animal Cordless Vacuum Cleaner but the main brush head looks like it’s 3 prongs and all I can see is replacement for 4 prongs ( never even knew there was 3 or 4 pronged version )
    Everything works fine I just need a new brush roller as it’s worn the strips down

  6. I bought the V11+ A year ago and would find the new (hair) anti-tangle brush head that’s now with the V15 very useful. Can I purchase it anywhere? Thanks for great article 👍🏼

  7. How does the new V8 tangle free motorhead compare with the basic V8 motorhead, in performance? Does either one pick up better? Are all V8 models the same in performance or have they been improved since first generation until now? Suggestion of which V8 is best performance to buy for 50/50 hardwood/rug household?

  8. Hi Derek, thanks for the above site. I have both a 240V cinetic big ball and have just purchased a V11 stick. Both have a number of passive attachments. Can I purchase a conversion attachment to interchange them?
    Thanks in advance.

  9. The switch has broken on my dc31. I have seen a used motor/switch assembly for a dc35 for sale. Are they compatible?
    Would appreciate your comment.

  10. Hello . I have got the dyson DC40 and the dyson v6.
    I have just got the dyson mini turbo head but have not got the adaptors to attached it to the machines.could you please tell me what adaptors that I need.Thank you.

  11. Hi Derek,

    Great place to find helpful Dyson information.
    I wonder if you would know if the old DC-16 attachments will connect to V6 Trigger [DC-58]
    I’m told no but that was from Dyson who have brand new models to sell.
    Many Thanks

    • In this case, Dyson is correct. They will not connect and I am not aware of any adapter (3rd party or otherwise) that exist.

    • Hi Derek,

      You recently confirmed the DC16 handheld attachments were not compatible with V6 Trigger [DC-58] which I was advised by Dyson here in Australia. Since that time I have connected the DC16 originally supplied attachments combination tool and crevice tool successfully to the V6 Trigger [DC-58].
      As well as those attachments a separately purchased tool kit of attachments PN. 12679-01-01 also fit as well as the separately purchased Flexi Crevice Tool PN. 08184-05-01. Only the DC16 specific motorhead will not connect with the V6 Trigger DC58.
      Was there some confusion with regards to which attachments I meant?

    • My apologies for the mistake, Tracy. Looks like I was just wrong on this one.

      I was under the impression that the connection between V6 and earlier cordless Dyson models was different.

  12. Hello. I am looking for the red quick release that locks the canister to the vacuum cleaner, but I have not seen on being sold. Can you tell me where I can get one. My Dyson is a DC 41 thank you.

  13. I have Dyson dc54 cinetic, apart from dc54 turbine head which turbine head can be used with dc 54? Is there any soft roller brush that can be used with dc54?

  14. Hi, I have a dyson DC29 and would like to purchase the Dyson DC39 DC39i DC47 Vacuum Cleaner Stair Tool Brush. The original one that came with the vacuum has gone missing. Would the item above be compatible.

    Thank you.

  15. Hello! I have a Dyson DC65 that needs a new cleaner head. Can I use one from a different ball/animal upright vacuum or does it have to be specific to my model?

  16. I’m a little confused.. I have a v12 absolute with the red button quick release.. is it compatible with any other quick release red button models? Thanks for a clear answer.

    • It is compatible with all other V-series quick release red buttons. Basically everything from V7 to V15 (excluding the Slim models. If you have a V12 slim it would only be compatible with other V-series slim models.

  17. What other Dyson models have compatible heads with the Dyson Big ball 2 (CY28)? It’s difficult to find any second hand accessories that claim CY28 compatibility.

  18. Great article!!! super informative! Quick question. i have the V7 Dyson stick and i want to replace the back filter that is grey. In other YouTube videos the cap just twists off. i can’t seem to get that to happen. Is this model not supposed to be replaced/cleaned? Here is my model # TY4-US-MAF5484A

  19. I have a DC17, I am needing the crevice and brush attachments. What series would be compatible? I cannot find any specific to DC17 except on eBay
    Thank you

  20. Sorry if you have answered this already and I have missed it in the comments

    I have a V11 which no longer works – if I upgrade to a V15 will the attachments work?

    Thank you

  21. Hello Derek,

    Do you have any idea how I can connect a pet groom tool part no 921000-02, that originally fits most of the DC models to my v10


  22. Hi Derek,

    Thanks for the great article. I have a question though…what is the attachment that is pictured on the bottom right of the first photo you posted? The one that looks like a pipe under the sink. It came in the box of the V12 but it’s not in the manual and can’t find info online. Thanks!

  23. Hi Derek, I have a v15 and want to buy a couple of spare filters. Can you tell me if they are same as the size as the v11 I had, and would they fit the v15.
    Also is it ok to use an air compressor to clean the filter, they take a few days to dry when I wash it. Thank you.

  24. I have Dyson DC35 that is a few years old but works well. I would like a wider head. The current head is 8.5 inches wide. Are there wider heads I can get that will work? My model has the grey buttons to change heads. Thanks.

  25. I purchased the Dyson v10 allergy vs Absolute because it was deeply discounted but want to soft roller head since I have majority hardwood floors.
    Can I purchase a soft roller to replace the Allergy or purchase an entire head replacement? Appreciate your thoughts!

    • That’s a very old model. I don’t know of any other models on the market now that could use that.

  26. Hi there, I have a dc20 stowaway animal and I’m struggling to find nozzles and attachments for it. I ordered a set from Amazon which were stayed as comparable with a dc20 but they didn’t fit. Do you know if it’s comparable with any other model numbers do I can try and order accessories for those which might fit? Many thanks

    • That’s a pretty old / niche model. I don’t know of anything available today that is compatible.

    • I have a dc 37. The part I ordered is coming from England. It is the power head as mine has stopped and not repairable. Will take 2 weeks or so to get it. Dyson is originally from England. I went through Amazon. Locally in Vancouver/canada I cant find anyone who carries what is require for my dyson

  27. Hello. I have a Dyson stick vacuum model C35. I really need the soft sponge head but I don’t know if my vacuum will support it. If it doesn’t , is there another brushless cleaning head that I can use?
    Cheers Susan

    • It’s too old I am afraid. I don’t think there is any soft fluffy head that is compatible.

  28. Thank you for the great article! You may have said it and I missed it but i have dyson dc17. But no accessories for it I can find tools for that model. Are tools for dc14 or others compatible?

  29. I have bought a Dyson V12 stick vacuum and am looking for more none powered accessories ( soft brush, mattress tool, extension hose).
    Will any of the none Dyson made accessories fit?

  30. Hello! Thanks for the article. Is it possible to convert the V6 trigger origin handheld to a stick vacuum? It’s a DC58. Thanks!

  31. Thanks for this article. We have a Dyson v7 Trigger – the short stem handheld version. Could we add a v7 Animal long wand to it? It connects with red buttons.

    • It will attach, however, I don’t recommend using it. I’m not 100% certain of the power difference between the Animal 2 and DC40 motorhead. My fear is that it would damage either the vacuum or motorohead or both.

  32. First off, thank you for such a thorough and helpful guide, Derek!

    I have a question about the new Omni-Glide+. While it’s great for its original intent — cleaning hard floors, many articles claim it can take on carpets, too… which I found not to be true. It’ll pick up some surface dust, but my V7’s bin fills up after I go over a rug I just vacuumed with the Omni-Glide.

    Keeping both isn’t ideal, so I’m looking for a carpet attachment for the Omni. I’m pretty sure none of the ones listed above will fit… Help!

    • You’re very welcome!

      Unfortunately, you are correct, none of the multi-surface cleaning heads fit the Omni-glide. The Omni-glide has a vary narrow extension connection, such that there is nothing else compatible with it in Dyson’s line up (even the slim V-series versions are too big).

      I am afraid there isn’t a good option.

  33. Are there any Mini Micro Tool Attachment Pieces Set that is compatible to Dyson DC25? I want to use it for narrow areas inside other dusty devices and unreachable areas inside the house. I bought one set from Amazon but it is not compatible! Any ideas?

  34. Hi Derek,

    Great article, although it would have been great if you had also included V15 accessories.

    Do you know if the V15 Laser Slim Fluffy head is compatible with the V10?

    • It is compatible, yes.

      V15 came out after we did this attachment guide, but you make a good point. I’ll try to update that at some point.

  35. I have a Dyson V6.
    Am looking for another head style to use on tile floors that I currently have. From pictures I am not able to see the underside of the floor heads. I’m wondering if there is another style that can be used on tiles as well as carpet.

  36. I have v6 Slim.. and thinking of buying V10 .. are they the same batteries? cuz I just bought new ones..

  37. I have 8 accessories (one motorized) for my older DC25 Animal Ball upright vacuum cleaner. EVERYTHING works perfectly (including the motorized one) BUT the power head will not lay flat on the floor. Dyson says I have to buy a new machine. What to do with the older one — that works perfectly EXCEPT for on carpet as I have the flat floor attachment for wood and tile. I am wondering if my 8 accessories can be used on a new Upright ball machine or will they not fit.

    • Unfortunately, I don’t believe the DC25 attachments are compatible with Dyson’s newer upright vacuums. Sorry

  38. Hello,

    Do you know if the Dyson Ball Animal 1 parts will work on the Dyson Ball Animal 2? I foolishly mixed them up when I replaced my 1st vacuum after 9 years of heavy use. The 1 came with a bigger assortment of accessories.

    Thank you in advance.

    • I don’t believe there is any dedicated hardwood floor cleaning attachment for the Multi Floor canister.

      However, the multi-surface cleaning head that comes with the Multi Floor canister will work fine on hardwoods.

  39. I also have a problem with the handle joint on my cinetic squeaking horribly when it flexes. Any solutions? Only 2 years old.

  40. Hello, I have a cinetic big ball origin and the head on it is hopeless for carpet. I am considering getting a cordless V8 or similar, will the head on this fit my cinetic to improve the pick up of hair?

    • It will not fit. Big Ball and V-series cleaning heads are not cross compatible with each other.

  41. I have a new V11 Pro Cordless Stick Vacuum. I would like to use the Dyson Tangle Free Turbine Upholstery Tool. What adapter or converter do I need? Some people said that Dyson makes one for $37, but when I called Dyson they said that it doesn’t exists. Then I saw one on Amazon for $8, but not sure if that one would work.
    Any suggestions?

    • I don’t think Dyson makes one, but there may be a 3rd party one like you saw on Amazon. Trying that is your best bet.

  42. I have a Dyson Ball Animal 2 upright vacuum But the hose is very tight to move it around when you are using wand. I saw dyson canister vacuum has flexible hose , My question is does the canister hose can be fitted to my dyson ball animal 2 through anyway like an adapter or so ? any third party adapters ? Please let me know. Thank you.

  43. I have just purchased a set of accessories from eBay advertised as being for Dyson small ball. When I received them they were all too small in diameter. Could they be for a different small ball variant or likely a completely different machine? Thanks.

    • Honestly, it’s just not enough information for me to even say.

      Could be a different small ball, could be a different Dyson, could just be a scam, could be another vacuum. Ebay is a bit of the wild west.

  44. I have a Dyson barrell (Cinetic Bigball origin) vacuum and want to use a soft roller brush cleaning head.
    Which sort is compatible? Do you sell them

  45. Hi Derek, I have a Dyson DC23 (very old…but still going) and a Dyson DC45 and most of the tools are interchangeable. However I am looking for a new good hard floor tool for my timber floors. Would the soft roller brush head fit? Both of my Dysons have a grey button!

    Thank you


    • I don’t know of any soft roller brush that fits the older grey style button connection.

  46. Hi Derek,

    I have a Dyson V7 Trigger Pro vacuum with Mini Motorhead. Is a V series wand and Motorhead Part no. 968266-04 compatible with the vacuum I currently have?

  47. Hi,

    Is there a low reach adapter compatible with the dyson v12 detect slim absolute? I bought the adapter compatible with the v11 but it wont the v12.

  48. Hello
    I have the dyson v7 animal extra with the 3prong roller. It needs replaced but I find they are no longer made, only 4 prong rollers.
    Other than buying a new machine what are my options?
    Thank You

    • I am afraid you really don’t have many options.

      If you cannot find a 3 prong roller somewhere you will simply need a new machine. Sorry I don’t have better news.

  49. Hi there just a quick question can you use different cyclones for all Dyson big ball vacuums, I have the Dyson big ball multi floor and need a new cyclone but it is out of stock.

  50. Please advise what I can do . I have a Dyson DC05, which works perfectly . However the telescopic wand is stuck fully extended . Is there a replacement ?

  51. Hi there I have a dyson v8 motohead was wondering if the attachments from this,will it fit the dyson canister vacuum.

  52. Hey Derek and Fellow Dyson Devotees,

    I’ve wanted to get the Outsize for a while now, however, it’s always out of stock. (Granted I exclusively look on Dyson’s website, as it’s my preference to order from.)

    The main reason is for wanting the Outsize is the bigger XL (XL Cleaner Head) which comes standard. The v15 Detect would be perfectly sufficient for my home, aside from some larger rugs and carpeted areas, where the XL would be super handy to have.

    To summarize: Would the V15 Detect body be compatible with Outsize’s XL Cleaner Head?

    My thoughts: yes, they’re compatible. This conclusion is based on the fact that the Outsize Absolute includes the Fluffy Laser Cleaner Head, which is standard with the v15 Detect.

    Any input is appreciated!

  53. Hi there, thanks for all this information. Can you tell me if the V8 charger is the same as the V10/V11? I couldn’t see it mentioned above. Many thanks

  54. Hello, does dyson v8 slim fluffy cleaner head/accesories compatible with dyson digital slim or V12 slim? Since all these are under slim series. Thanks

  55. I have Dyson Vacuum aaccessories(total clean kit) including soft dusting brush,flexible crevice tool ,combination tool for series DC 21,23,26,29,36,37,42, and 43 for upright vac.QUESTION: Will these tools fit a V11 upright?

    • There is no vacuum called the V11 upright. I assume you’re talking about the V11 cordless, and the answer is no, they will not fit.

  56. Hi – will Dyson SV12 vacuum bin Model number 969509-01, fit on a v11 body? Looks to be same design but says “big bin”. Thanks

  57. Hello – I’ve bought a Dyson Detect Animal V15, and have got ready to fix the plastic wall mount. However, before fixing to the wall, I’ve managed to clip the two halves together and am now unclear as to how to safely uncouple them. Can you advise? Many thanks.

    • Ah…I did the same myself, you just need to force them apart. It’ll take a decent amount of force.

      You may be able to do it by hand, otherwise try wedging a small screw driver in to help.

  58. Nice article mate! I have the Dyson v7 and find that the main cleaning head appears to be fraying or making coarse the ends of thick pile rugs/carpet. Do you know a compatible head that I should use in such circumstances instead?

    • You’re best bet would be one of the straight suction attachments.

      Avoid using the brushroll on delicate rugs.

  59. I have V8 Animal
    Will the turbine attachment fit?
    And in your opinion, is it worth it?
    Have cats. Great information here!!

    • What turbine attachment are you referencing? There are numerous turbine attachments across Dyson’s line.

  60. Hi, I have v7 animal and need to replace the wand but they have been out of stock for months. Can I use v8 wand instead?

  61. I have a Dyson V6 slim and the little wheel holder broke on one sides . Do I have to replace the whole cleaner head or can I purchase the part separately ?
    If I have to replace it I would like to replace it with the fluffy roller head . Can you please tell me which head is
    compatible with the V6 slim? Thank you in advance!

    • You may be able to get that from Dyson directly…but I am doubtful. You’ll probably need to replace the entire cleaner head.

      Unfortunately, I don’t know of anywhere you can find the fluffy version of the V6 slim cleaning head. It’s just too old at this point. Sorry 🙁

  62. Hi,
    I have a v11floor dok and have read that I can use it with my v8.
    However the v8 charger is a 45% neck which isn’t comparable.
    Is there a straight lead charger available from perhaps another that I can use?
    Many thanks

  63. I have a V10 and a DC59 Dyson. Can the battery charger of my V10 be used to charge the battery of my DC59?

  64. Dear Derek,
    Thank you very much for your helpful review.
    Please, could you advise me whether Dyson’s third party attachments (for V10, V11, V15) would be compatible with my Redroad V17 vacuum cleaner?
    Thank you

  65. What roller brush is compatible with an sv04 and where is the best pricing and availability? Thanks, Linda

  66. Have a v11 cordless vacuum cleaner and want to take it with us in the caravan. Can you buy a 12v charger for the v11 or just the v10 ect

  67. I have a Dyson V11 Torque. Is the Dyson V11 Floor Dok, Part No. 969944-04 (as seen on Amazon) compatible with it? I read some reviews on Amazon that said there were 2 models of the V11 Floor Dok and I’m confused about which to purchase.

    • I am updating my above query regarding Dyson compatibility with the V11 Torque and the Floor Dok, 969944-04 as seen on Amazon. After an online chat with a Dyson rep, I was told there are (were) 2 models of the FLOOR DOK as noted above, the 969944-04 which is no longer sold by Dyson, and a newer one that is listed on the Dyson website for $149.95 – (see below). Bottom line is that the one I found on amazon for $89 is NOT compatible with the Dyson V11 with the click in battery, the model I have, although it is not clear from the Amazon seller’s description which V11 it IS compatible with; Note that the seller is NOT Dyson. The only Floor Dok which IS compatible with the V11 with click in battery is sku 970778-01 and costs $150 on the Dyson website with additional $8.95 shipping. I was unable to find the newer DOK model for less and Dyson was unwilling to discount it except to waive shipping. I find the piece to be ridiculously overpriced at $150, and did not purchase it.

  68. I have a Dyson V7 Allergy model and have been trying to replace just the roller brush in the Motorhead for weeks but am at a complete loss. The dyson website doesn’t offer these for sale (only the full Motorhead) but I called and they ordered one for me. It fits in my motorhead but doesn’t spin. After investigating, I noticed my motorhead has a three-prong system inside where it hooks internally into the roller bar, and the roller brush works with a four-prong system. I can not find three-prong roller bars to save my life and I’ve tried taking to Dyson reps but they act like they don’t know what I’m talking about. I can’t find anything online aside from product listings on Amazon saying that the product being sold only works with a four-prong system. Do you know anything about this? Desperate for any help.

    • I don’t know anywhere where you can purchase that.

      Unfortunately, I think you’re just going to have to buy the whole brushroll assembly.

      Sorry I don’t have better news.

    • If they sell it, you’d have to get it directly from Dyson.

      I am afraid they may just not sell it. You may end up having to buy the entire cleaning head.

  69. I have a Dyson V7 Motorhead Quick Release machine. I had to buy a new head and bought a V7 Motorhead Assembly in error. Obviously they don’t fit together. Will Part 968235-01 make a connection with the original machine and the new Head?

    • I don’t know what a class 2 cord is, but probably not.

      If it didn’t come with the V10, it probably won’t work.

  70. I have a DC39 is there a soft fluffy head that will fit it? I just got new floors and would love to use my vacuum with that head.

  71. I have a v6 animal cordless vacuum & have just bought a new floor head last week. Now the motor has gone. Will the floor head be compatible with a later model.

  72. Hi There,
    I have recently bought a flexi crevice tool which does not have the red button so does not appear to be compatible with my V8 animal, it cost me $54 and I am at a loss what to do with it, or what it is compatible with as it does have this info on the box

    • That’s about right for the V7, depending on the mode.

      You can extend it with a high capacity battery –

      I believe the original V7 battery is 3,200 mAh, so anything beyond that will give you better run time. I see some 6,000 mAh batteries on Amazon, that would nearly double it.

  73. Hey,
    I have a Dyson animal DC 40 ball & a DC 25 — are the cleaning attachments interchangeable? The same is i need to buy new brushes?
    Thanks Sky

  74. I have a Dyson DC26 (red tabs) and am looking for a ‘carpet head’ that will fit it… And/Or an adapter that will allow newer heads to fit onto the ‘red tab’ DC 26 …

    Any advice you can give will be gratefully accepted…. 🙂

    • You would need to purchase that directly from Dyson. I don’t know of any 3rd party that sells that.

  75. Are the V7+ tools e.g. Stubborn Dirt brush compatible with the Dyson Small Ball Allergy? (The connection looks the same but the diameter might be different.)

  76. I have a hair-dropping dog and need the animal tool attachment. Is that tool compatible with any in the V8 series?

  77. I have a Dyson DC23. I need a replacement turbine head. Will later model “D” series turbine heads connect/work?

  78. Hi Derek,
    Thank you for your article.
    I’m looking at getting into the cordless V line up and currently trying to choose a model-most likely between a V10 and a V11- based on price, weight, availability, and whether or not I the intelligent sensing features will be worth it. My son and I both have long hair, which resulted in the death of our previous vacuum. While I do my best to make sure everyone who uses the vacuum is doing so properly, one can only do so much.
    I’ve been looking at your accessories guide and wondering if you know whether the newer Absolute line heads will be compatible with the V series models? I’m trying to find something safe for our hair without adding two pounds of weight and doubling the price tag. I’m looking at this hair screw head here:

    And is a V11 vs a V10 a better investment for what is available?

    Thank you so much for your thoughts.

    • All of cleaning heads on the V10 and V11 are cross compatible between models.

      As far as the better investment, I would go with the V11. More suction, longer run time, and better overall features.

      It’s a little more expensive, but worth the extra, in my view.

  79. Hi there, I need a dirt cup for my v11 torque drive. The dyson website has been out of stock for some time now. I know you said many of the tools are interchangeable with some older models but do you know if there is a specific model with the same size dirt cup? The vacuum was given to me new and I was aware I would need to purchase a dirt cup. I found this when I googled it but wanted to double check with you. – Dyson Dirt Cup, Service Assembly SV12. Manufacturer’s Product Number: 96950901.
    Thanks in advance!

    • Unfortunately, I don’t think that part is interchangeable. You’ll have to find the V11 specifically. I don’t think the SV12 fits.

    • Hmm okay. Do you happen to have any links I can follow to purchase the correct dirt bin for the v11 torque drive?

    • Unfortunately, I do not. You should reach out to Dyson customer service. They will best be able to help you find that part.

      I would avoid 3rd party parts for something like the dust bin.

  80. I know it is really old but still works like a champ so not ready to buy another. DC 17 model canister. Lost my crevice tool. Do I have to look for another DC 17 tool or will another model crevice tool fit?

    • I don’t know of anything that’s on the market now that would fit it. It’s just too old. Sorry 🙁

  81. Hi Derek, I need to connect my cordless DC56 accessories (such as the hard floor wipes pad and wand, now that the handheld device’s battery only lasts for 20 seconds….) to my old canister DC08 (which still works well but the floor brush is broken). Is there an adapter I can use? Thanks a lot in advance!

  82. Hi, I’m trying to find an articulating hard floor attachment for a Big Ball CY23 but I’m having trouble understanding which one fits this machine. Do you now which model number I am supposed to be looking for? Also do you know if the Musclehead tool fits the Big Ball? Thanks!

  83. I have dyson v12 slim model … i would like to buy at attachments dyson wet and dry mop cleaner.. can i buy v11 model one? Comparable anot? Can fit?

  84. I’m trying to find a crevice tool for an Animal 2, I tried one from Amazon, it looked right, red button etc, but it was too small to click into place. What V version do I need? Thanks

  85. Do you know if a V7 extension will work on a Omni-Glide? If not do you know any extensions from any other Dyson’s that would fit the Omni-Glide connectors?


  86. Does the v7 animal cordless vacuum fit the mattress tool?
    Bought one yesterday and it just won’t click in but it says “Compatible with all Dyson vacuums”

  87. I have a cordless dyson V7 and just purchased a cordless dyson V8 animal. Can I use the same AC adapter charger for both??


    • You can try…I cannot remember off the top of my head if they are cross compatible. But many of the V chargers are not cross compatible. It won’t damage it if you plug it in, but it also might just not charge at all. So don’t be surprised if that’s the case.

  88. I have an old DC59….the predecessor of the V6. Will V6 or V6+ accessories work with it? It still runs great so I don’t want to toss it just yet.

  89. I bought a used DC39 canister Dyson. I want to get a upholstery/pet hair brush attachment. Is there certain models compatible?
    I also need a bear floor attachment, what model would be the best?
    I am looking for used stuff.
    Thank you

    • Unfortunately, attachments aren’t widely available for the DC39. I’d look for used ones on Ebay or Craigslist, but I don’t know of anywhere where you can purchase new ones.

      Look for ones specifically that go with the DC39, as cross compatibility between their canisters is more difficult to come by.

  90. Hi there,

    I have a ‘hand-me-down’ DC16 handheld dyson. I’m hoping to find parts through Dyson, to be able to use it as a stick vacuum. Could you please confirm if the DC44 and DC16 are compatible? or which other attachments would be compatible with the DC16. By the looks of it anything up to the V6 should be compatible?

    Thanks in advance!

    • The DC16 is super old. I don’t know of any parts that are compatible and I don’t believe the DC44 are compatible.

    • I don’t know of any tool called the “flexi crevice”. Could you please send me a link to it so I could take a look?

  91. My V6 animal head replaced new, will not click into the new replaced V6 wand. (The head will click into the body motor like an accessory but not into the end of the wand. The new soft roller head clicks in fine. I can see the difference, it goes in partway but not click. Any suggestions please

  92. Hi i have a dyson v6 total clean cordless vacuum cleaner with a 2100mah battery can you please tell me if a 3500mah battery will fit into the charging station
    Thank you

  93. Hello

    I have just received a Dyson Motörhead (cleaning head) part number 949852-05 to replace my Dyson V6 animal extra Motörhead that no longer works. Unfortunately, when I went to click the Motörhead to the stick it does not click together as though it doesn’t match, yet it is the same grey click attachment that is on the stick and all the other attachments. Is there a reason that his cleaning head is not compatible to my V6 animal extra. It looks as though it should fit ? I would appreciate your thoughts asap. Kind regards. Kerry

    • I am not sure the exact part you’re talking about…but unfortunately just because it looks like the matching grey attachment doesn’t mean it will fit.

      It sounds like you have the older attachment.

  94. Derek…quick question /advice on a purchase…

    I just saw a Dyson V8 AnimalPro with 8 tools..4 regular and 4 extra…for $299 on HSN…..and was especially intrigued with the extra 4 tools…combination tool….mini motorized tool….crevice tool…mini soft dusting brush. Special price is $299.

    Question is…I bought..and have not yet opened a Dyson V10 Animal Pro with 4 tools….NOT THOSE EXTRA 4….. and paid $349.99 at Costco.

    Question is… Is the V10 much better than the V8 to pay the extra 49.99…..and especially without those extra 4 tools?

    And if so…how do I get those extra 4 tools ..and find extra price….

    • I would much rather have a V10 with fewer tools than the V8 with more tools.

      V10 has more max suction power, runs longer, has a better brushroll, and bigger dust bin. It’s better in virtually every single way.

      Most of those extra cleaning attachments you can purchase standalone on Amazon for not much extra. See here –

  95. Are there any adapters to convert V10 hand tools to work with the the Big Ball corded? I appreciate that they are a smaller a diameter, but having two sets of tools is also bonkers.

  96. Hello. I can’t seem to find a direct replacement head for my Animal 2, I believe they’ve been discontinued. Are there any other compatible heads that will work with my unit?

    Thank you

    • It’s not discontinued, they just don’t sell that replacement part. Unfortunately, there are no other compatible heads.

    • Tammy, I spoke to Dyson customer service on Sunday who says that it is compatible, but today I spoke to a different Dyson customer service person today who says that I was misinformed (by the first Dyson customer service person) and the hair screw tool is definitely not compatible with the V10 (she seemed quite certain of this).

      Derek, could you tell us where you got your information from regarding the hair screw tool? Do you have any idea why the difference of opinion among dyson staff?

    • In my view, Dyson has this weird thing about not wanting consumers to use attachments from X vacuum on Y vacuum, even if they work. I suspect it’s profit motivated. They want you to buy the specific accessory set that was designed for X vacuum.

      I know the hair screw works on the V10 because I have the V15, the hair screw, and a V10. I’ve attached it and it works perfectly fine.

  97. Hi there! Thanks for your detailed post. It’s really helpful:). I currently have a V7 mattress handhold vacuum. I’m wondering can I buy some V7 accessories(like a wand or a brush head) to pair with it? Appreciate!

  98. Hi I’ve just had a dyson v6 given me will I be able to get a carpet head for it as it’s got a fluffy head .we have 5 dyson all types but this has beat me as nobody nows would appreciate your view Thankyou .Also where would I get one.

  99. I bought a new Dyson Ball Animal 2 Upright Vacuum. My old Dyson was a DC14. Can I purchase a tool adapter so I can use the Dyson DC14 tools on my new Dyson Ball Animal 2 Upright Vacuum? If so, what is the tool adapter product # and where can I purchase it? Thank you.

  100. Hi,
    I have a “Dyson v11 fluffy” that only comes with the soft roller head/fluffy head for hard floors. I am planning to purchase either the high torque cleaner head or the direct drive cleaner head (older Dyson model). Any recommendation? I just need it for carpet cleaning.


    • Go Torque Drive, it’s the higher-end more advanced cleaner head. Direct Drive cleaning heads are really notably worse by comparison.

  101. G’Day Derek,
    I have DC23 tools still in good nick and want to know if there is an adapter to be able to use them on the V11 animal?
    Kind regards,

  102. Hello Derrick,
    I have two Dysons: a V8 and a V10. I need a soft roller for one or both of them. Will the roller on an V8 Absolute work with my regular V8 and will it work with the V10? Also, can you confirm that the soft roller is safe for hardwood floors? Please advise me on the correct soft roller to buy for my vacuums for hardwood floor use. Thanks.

    • The V8 or V10 soft roller will work perfectly fine on either the V8 or V10 (you can use it interchangeably).

      And yes, it’s perfectly safe and designed for hardwood floors. I use mine all the time on my hardwood floors and it works great.

      I would recommend the V10 soft roller – – it’s a slight upgrade to the V8.

  103. I have 3 nearly new v6 power heads that don’t plug into my newer v 11 or v 15 fusing stick vacuums, I’d there an adapter I can buy to make them work? I really like these 3 power attachments and really want to use them- they are almost new. A couple of weeks after I bought it, my husband used my new v6 to vacuum up a wet spill and it stopped working, was too costly to fix, and of course not covered by warranty. Please help!

    • I don’t know of any adapter for the power heads from the V6 to the newer V11 and V15.

      If it makes you feel any better, the power heads on the V6 are massively lower performing compared to the newer cleaning heads.

  104. I just purchased an Animal 2. None of my attachments from the DC25 fits this model, and I’ll have to purchase these attachments. Do you know of an adapter that will allow the DC25 tools to fit the Animal2?

  105. Is there a trick to removing an accessory that has been incorrectly fitted to a V6 cordless?

    I can no longer push the grey button in to remove the narrow wand attachment

    • No trick I am afraid…if it was incorrectly slotted in there you may have a really hard (or impossible) time of removing it.

  106. I had a dyson animal but the motor burnt out through lack of cleaning. I want a v7 hand held but need to know if animal attachments will work on v7?

  107. I have been given some new dyson tools which are the red button type however they will not fit my V8
    They have an outside diameter of 40mm
    Can you advise me what dyson machine they will fit

  108. Hello nice website! Just wondering are the red button attachments for the v7 onwards larger or smaller in diameter than the similar looking ones for the Dyson canisters that use attachments that look similar? I cannot remember the model numbers. Thanking you for your help in advance.

    • Unfortunately, they are not.

      Dyson canister attachments / hoses have a larger diameter compared to the V7 and other V-series vacuums. As a result, the attachments are not compatible.

  109. I have a new Dyson Big Ball canister vacuum and am looking for an accessory docking station to mount on the wall of my vacuum cabinet. Which make or version could I use? Thanks!

    • Unfortunately, I don’t know of any accessory docking stations that are designed for the Dyson Big Ball…or really any that would even work. Just about all of the docking stations are designed for V-series vacuums.

      I think you’d need just a more generic shelf or cabinet.

  110. I have a Dyson V11 animal (purple) vac. I need a replacement filter #970013-02. Having an extremely hard time getting an original part. Will a V10 animal filter fit?

  111. Hi! I need a replacement motorhead for the Dyson Animal DC45, but it’s no longer supported and I can’t find any DC45 replacement motorheads online from third-party sellers. Is there a motorhead from another model that would work with the DC45?

  112. Is the Dyson V11 AC adapter compatible with the V10 and vice a versa?
    The V10 Model is 270576-04
    The V11 Model is 217160-??

    Their outputs are the same 30.45V

  113. This is an amazing resource for Dyson owners – thank you. Do you have any idea if a Dyson Combination Tool made to fit a DC34 (handheld) will fit a Dyson V6 (stick)? They both have the grey button to attach, the tool is not motorised, but I’m not sure whether they fit each other as I own a DC34 and a V10 Absolute (which as you know use different fittings), but have never owned a V6. Thanks

  114. I have the original Dyson animal vaccum I purchased back in 2003, it’s so old and just now starting to give me problems!! I got my money’s worth out of it for sure!! I just got the Dyson animal 2 with cord, ordered off eBay and it did not come with attachments, I’m wondering if the old attachments will work with the new Dyson???

  115. There is a 3rd party adapter that will make the different connection types interchangeable, so that all or most of the tools from the previous models with the other connection type will connect and work very well with the newest models and the newer one-push button connection type. As you mentioned the powered attachments functionality will be based on the suction power of each machine.

    But the adapter works very well and will enable the interchangeable connection of all tools back and forth with all machine models using both connection types.
    For example the tools and accessories from the upright corded vacuum types such as the DC models will connect and function well with the newer V series cordless models and vice versa.

    There are also adapters to connect the different diameter suction lines and hoses, like being able to run the powered accessories with other types and brands of vacuums that have much more power and suction, such as a shop vacuum or central vacuum.
    *** Warning the powered motorized heads have an extreme amount of power and spin rate when attached to a 6-8 HP machine.

    Hope this helps

  116. Hi. I bought a Dyson V7 with the 3 pin roller brush. It need to be relapsed, but Dyson NZ does not have stock. Will another Dyson version with a 3 pin roller bar work?

    • The roller brush from any Dyson V7 or V8 will work. If you can find any of those it will fit.

      Technically, the brushes from the V10, V11, and V15 will also work…but the V7 doesn’t really have the power to run those like they need to be.

  117. I need to replace the bin on my v10 animal but cannot find a replacement – will a bin from a v7, v8 or v11 work?

    Thanks! great article

    • Unfortunately, it won’t. The bin on the V10 only works on the V10. The others are slightly different and not cross compatible.

  118. You wrote “The wand tubing has a slightly larger diameter, as a result, V-series accessories will not be compatible with the Dyson canister vacuums” Does any adapter exist to allow compatibility?

  119. I just purchased expensive Oriental rugs with about one inch pile. I was reading that the Dyson Vacuum should not be used on wool rugs. The article comment was that the Dyson beater bar can damage the fibers as the beater bar rotates cleaning the dirt…out of the rug. The Dyson V8 came with the Dyson Beater Bar, when it was replaced for other issue I was instructed to keep the Beater Bar and return the balance of the unit as the new Model of V8 Beater Bar is no longer available. My question, “Would the Dyson Soft Brushroll be safe to use on wool and/or other combinations of other fabric carpets?” If not, what attachment of Dyson V8 can be used?

    • The soft brushroll isn’t ideal on non-hard surfaces. So no, I wouldn’t recommend it for a wool rug.

      Your best option is an attachment that provides straight suction with no brushroll. The Dyson mattress tool would be my first pick –

    • Do you mean Dyson DC18? I have not heard of a C18.

      If it’s a DC18, then the answer is no. It will not fit.

  120. Can I use a v8 as a replacement to a V8 absolute?

    Will all the V8 absolute attachments and wall mount work with the v8?

    the store has lost my dyson and offered me a v11 for an extra $300. (no longer stocking a V8 absolute) when i said i didn’t want to pay extra they offered a v8 but i thought she said it wasn’t compatible with my attachments

    • There is no vacuum that’s simply called the “V8”. V8 is always followed by some type of a qualifier (Animal, Absolute, Slim, Motorhead, etc.).

      I’d really like to know what that qualifier is to be 100% sure, but in virtually all cases all V8 accessories are interchangeable with all V8 models. So your attachments should work.

  121. Hi,
    Just bought a Dyson Ball Animal 2 Origin and wondering if there are any older model attachments that would fit as it only came with 3 and the vac was very expensive and the attachments are very $$$ on Dyson website. I sure appreciate your time, sir, grazie!

    • Most of the older attachments won’t fit. You’ll need something that works on either the Animal 2 or Multi Floor 2.

  122. Is Dyson Big Ball Animal 2 soft roller (turbine head) compatible with Dyson Big Ball Multi Floor 2 model (both are the most recent canister models)?

  123. FWIW, the picture has the V6 and V7/V8 wall mounts switched/mislabeled. The real difference between the V6 and later model tools is that the latter have the (red) button mounted on the accessory, rather than the vacuum (or extension tube, or wall mount). This useful design change means you now only need one hand to remove the tool (the grey button V6 needed one to press the button and the other to remove the tool). It is the reason why the passive tools are also incompatible between V6 and later models.

  124. Hi I have a v10 upright the last years red model with the 0.5 litre canister could I buy a v15 bin with a litre canister captivity and put it on my v10 or this years v10 canister with the 0.7 litre canister and put it on my v10 with currently a 0.5 canister and it would fit also is there a bigger canister I can buy for this years v8 upright

    • No, you could not do that. The canister portion is always permanently attached to the vacuum itself. So it’s not swappable between versions.

    • Hrm…I am not sure. I have never seen a V7 that has grey buttons.

      Maybe it’s a V6, maybe it’s something that’s special to Australia? I’m not sure.

  125. Hi, I’ve just bought a second hand V6 soft roller and although it fits perfectly in my dc59, the head is not spinning. Is this a compatibility issue or is it a defective soft roller motor?

    Many thanks

    • It should be compatible, but unfortunately, I’m not 100% certain (I’m not as familiar with the older models).

  126. Hi Derek, have a V7 Motorhead Origin, the Brush Bar bristles are worn out. Struggling to find a replacement and wondering if any of the other V series brush bars were compatible with this one? Cheers

    • V7, V8, V10, V11, and V15 are all compatible…at least to the degree that they will attach and then turn on.

      However, I wouldn’t recommend anything beyond the V10. The V11 and V15 have higher power requirements to operate, so running those on a V7 body could create problems.

  127. I have a Dyson animal to corded upright vacuum and I am looking for compatible attachments. I do not know what the model this is or if there are compatible attachments specifically I am looking for a flexible extension hose to attach to the long extension wand that will allow me to angle a dusting brush down and dust lower flat surfaces such as dressers TV stands etc. Can you please let me know which types of attachments are compatible with this model?

    • You need to find the actual model. It should be on the base of the vacuum. Without knowing the model there is no way to match attachment compatibility.

  128. Hi Derek, Are the V6 accessories compatible with the dc35? I need a new roller head but can’t find any before the V6.

    • I’m not 100% sure on that one. Sorry.

      I think they are, but it’s just a guess based on what appears to be the same connector type (legacy grey style).

  129. Hi Derek,
    I have read your Dyson VC articles. These are really helpful, thanks a lot for your efforts. I have a Dyson upright multi floor 2 UP19 VC. Recently found out that the cleaner head stopped working. I’m planning to buy DC41 cleaner head part from online. Will this work with my VC? Thanks again!

    • Hi Andy,

      VC / V-series vacuum parts are not compatible with DC series vacuums. So no, unfortunately, it will not work.

  130. Hello Derek. I have a V8 absolute and the main hand unit has developed fractures. A main body and cyclone replacement does not appear to be available for this model I have a whole load of accessories and some spares such as filters, wand and docking Station. I can buy a new machine but I want to be able to use as much of what I have, what do you suggest???

    • Any other V8, V10, V11, or V15 would be compatible.

      However, I’d suggest probably the V10. While the V11 and V15 will technically “work” I do worry that the power differences between those models could cause issues for the powered tools that the V8 includes.

    • I’m not 100% positive, as I’m just not as familiar with UK versions, but I’m fairly confident it will.

  131. I have a V6 animal pro cordless
    Vacuum and am looking into buying the big ball multi floor vacuum. Can I interchange the same attachments for both of them? I have every attachment that I could buy, when I purchased the V6 animal pro cordless vacuum.

    • Unfortunately those attachments are not cross compatible. The connection type and wand diameter are both different.

  132. Hi Derek,
    I’ve just purchased a dyson V11 outsize. Do you know if it’s fittings are compatible with the V11 (ie not outsize) please?
    Also, is there an adapter so I could use my old dyson handheld DC43H or DC30 attachments with my new V11 outsize?

    Many thanks in anticipation.
    Carole Dean

    • V11 and V11 Outsize accessories / attachments are cross compatible.

      However, neither are compatible with the DC43H or DC30.

  133. Hi Derek,
    I am looking to buy a V11 and wonder if I can use my DC66’s accessories either with or without an adapter. And if adapter is needed maybe you can point me to what and where I can get one.
    Thanks in advance for your help.

  134. I have a Dyson DC05 in perfect condition except for the telescopic wand. Can you sugest a compatible one as I cant afford a new vac

    • Unfortunately, I don’t believe there are any compatible replacement parts available for that unit.

  135. I have a V11 Outsize Total Clean Cordless Vacuum Cleaner and was wondering if “DysonBarrel Soft Dusting Brush Attachment” will be compatible?

    Thanking you in anticipation

  136. I have a V10 Dyson with two cleaning heads one a soft roller and the other looks like a hard cleaning head, which head is for which please?
    Carpets tiles etc

    • The soft roller is for hard surface flooring

      The other roller is a multi-surface floor head that can be used on hard surfaces, but is best on carpets

  137. Have you tested any of the 3rd party mop head tools? Just type in “Dyson mop” in Amazon and you’ll see to what I’m referring. I was thinking of getting one but am curious as to how effective it is.

    • Yes, it will work, though it won’t fit quite as snuggly as if you just got the correct charger for your model.

  138. Hey Derek – great article and great info – I recently bought a used V7Motorhead stick vac that had been abused and probably never cleaned – I ordered a 3rd party soft roller head that works great with it and am cleaning it up – the dust bin and the original floor head were the worst – I completely disassembled the floor head so that I could scrub the plastic parts but I’m looking for a service guide or an exploded view of the head to help me re-assemble it – any idea where I could find that – Dyson’s website and chat folks were not helpful at that level of detail – Tim

    • Hey Tim,

      Unfortunately, I’m not sure that type of guide exists.

      I think Dyson is pretty tight when it comes to that kind of information, since they have their Dyson service centers.

      I’m sorry I don’t have a better answer for you.

  139. I have a DC-35 hand held and am looking for a new turbo head brush. Will a turbo head brush from a DC-45 be compatible with my DC-35?

  140. We have a DC 42 and need all attachments but can’t find them. Are there other models that are compatible with the DC42

    • Unfortunately, I am not sure about that specific model.

      Since it’s a Dyson upright, there’s a decent chance that other more recent Dyson uprights would be compatible. I would suggest trying attachment for the Dyson Ball Animal 2 – – and see if those will work.

  141. Hi, i did some search on Dyson v11 and found that v11 outsize is not the same as v11 outsize pro… i was wondering if a mop attachment that compatible with v11 outsize would be also compatible with the v11 outsize pro?

    • I assume you’re talking about the soft roller brush (which is not a mopping tool, it is for vacuuming / sweep hard floor surfaces). In any case, it is compatible with both the V11 Outsize, V11, and V11 Outsize Pro (in addition to many other V-series vacuums).

    • Yes, they can all use the same types of tools. However, what’s included / not included varies model variant.

  142. I am trying to purchase a suction reducer tool that is supposed to be an accessory for a Dyson V10 vacuum but have been unable to find one.
    I am hoping that it can be used with a Dyson V7 vacuum.
    Do you know where i can purchase one?

  143. I ordered a Dyson V10 Animal + cordless stick vacuum. Is there a Dysun clean under tool that will fit it?

  144. I have a V6 animal and want to buy an under reach adapter for it, but there doesn’t seem to be one. Can you advise please

    • I think you’re probably talking about the Tangle-Free Turbine tool, in which case, yes, it will work on the Small Ball.

      If it’s a different tool you’re talking about could you send a link please?

  145. we are planning to get a Dyson cordless vacuum cleaner.
    Can you please help . Can soft roller cleaner head fit to V10 ANIMAL EXTRA DYSON MODEL.

  146. Hello,
    I bought a Dyson V7 slim and find the wand too short. I have to bend over to vacuum. I called Dyson to ask about an extension for the wand and they said they don’t have then. I see adjustable wand extensions on amazon that are compatible with the Dyson 7. Is the diameter of the Slim the same as the V7 ?

    Thank you for your recommendations

  147. Hi, I’m currently looking into buying a V7 while they are on sale, can i use the cleaner head without it being attached to the wand… for cleaning stairs or couches … ?

    • I don’t believe it is.

      While the entire soft roller brush assembly will fit on the V8 and V10 (notably, neither option works on the V6), this specific part only goes with the V10. The soft roller brushes across the different V-series are slightly different, so the parts don’t match perfectly in a case like this.

  148. Hi Derek, I bought a second hand V6 fluffy head (red button), got it attached onto my old V6 (silver wand, grey button), it spins and stops, spins and stops. Is it because my machine is not powerful enough to work the fluffy head ? Thanks

    • I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t be powerful enough. A V6 fluffy should always work on a V6 body.

      I would guess the second hand V6 fluffy head was just sold to you as defective.

  149. A “friend” of mine tossed my Dyson V6 parts in the recycle bin. Now I am looking for new parts. I have the V6 Motörhead SV4. I see that there is also a SV3. Is that an issue? I was going to buy a new. Attachment for the floors but don’t want to spend the money on an oLd machine.
    Any advice? Are any of t here part shops reliable?

    • Two Questions:
      1: Will the attachments for the DC 50 work on the V6 Motörhead?
      2. Is and other such companies ok to buy from? They have good reviews.

    • 1. No

      2. I have never used / heard of Buyspares, but I have used other 3rd party batteries and attachments. Typically they are perfectly fine. Given the price difference between Dyson’s parts and these 3rd party parts I think it’s more than worth the risk to try them.

  150. Trying to put together a dyson v11 (ish) as I have a spare computer/Motorhead of the v11. Trying to do it cheaply. Will the V10 dust bin go on the V11 motorhead?

    • If you mean a V10 body / motor assembly, then, yes. I don’t know how you would attach only the dust bin of a V10.

  151. I have a v7 animal stick dyson. I ordered a new brushbar but when it arrived It would not turn because the internal attachment is different.

  152. Hi,
    I know you’ve cautioned about pairing an XL head with an V11. Do you think the V15 has the power to appropriately handle a XL head?
    Thank you!

    • It would seem so, yes. The V15 has more suction than the Outsize, so I don’t see any reason why it would have any issues running the larger Outsize head.

  153. Hi, I have ordered a back plate docking station for a V8 animal and have just noticed my Dyson is a V6!! Will it fit?

    • It will not, or at least not very well. Each V-series has a specialized design (except V7 / V8, which are more or less the same), so you’ll need the appropriate wall mount.

  154. Hi there,
    I need to buy a replacement roller brush for my Dyson V7 Animal vacuum cleaner. I can only find the roller for the V6 and the dimensions look fine but will it work and fit on my V7??
    Thank you.

    • No, the V6 will not work on the V7. You’ll need to go with a cleaning head with the red button attachment.

      I too am having a hard time finding the V7 Direct Drive brushroll, but the V8 Direct Drive brush will work exactly the same. You can buy that here –

  155. I have an animal dyson v6 stick hoover and I have a mini motorhead with the serial number 13-64886 or
    205520, can I get an attachment to make this fit my v6???

    • That should already fit your V6. Could you send me a link to the specific attachment that isn’t working on your V6?

      The model numbers that I looked up are compatible with the V6.

  156. Hi,
    I have just bought a soft roller head for a v6 is there a attachment tool to convert it to use on my dc 28 roller ball. It works absolutely fine and don’t want to buy two roller brush heads

  157. Is Dyson DC52 accessories compatible with V6. I see a lot of accessories which mentions both models. I have a DC52 at home, I was thinking of getting a second hand V6 for those quick cleanups and to clean the car. It would be really great if the accessories are compatible.

  158. Hi,
    I have a Dyson v11 Outsize and would like to use the Tangle Free Turbine Tool (Part No. 925067-06). Will it fit with the extension hose (Part No. 967764-01) or adapter (Part No. 968235-01)? Thanks!

    • It will not. Tangle Free Turbine Tool is a powered brushroll. Extension hose and adapter are non-powered.

      I don’t know of any way to get that tool to work with a V-series.

  159. Hello,
    I have a Model DC23 Canaster Vacuum that still works perfectly- I want the buy a replacement set of attachment tools but cannot find my model number for tools listed-

  160. Hi. I just bought a v8 animal and am thinking of getting the pet grooming tool but am unable to find info if the tool would fit and work with my vacuum. Even the Dyson Canada website didn’t list the compatible models. TIA!

    • I’m pretty sure those pet grooming attachments only work with Dyson’s uprights, not the V-series cordless sticks.

  161. I have a DC28 dyson and I am looking at pet grooming tools. They all seem to skip over my model when listing compatibility. Do I need an attachment to go between, or will they fit?

  162. Hi Derek,

    Great piece and thanks for all the valuable information. I’m struggling to find an adapter that can make my old DC35 Multi floor motor head work with my new V7 Trigger. As I see it most adapters can not work on electrical parts between the old and the newer. The new connection is a three pole connection where the old one is a two pole connection. I hope I’m wrong and that an adapter for the electrical tools from V7 to DC35 Multi floor is available. Do you know ?

    • I think you are correct. I too have not found an adapter for the older style Dysons to the newer V-series models. Seems that they just don’t exist (even from 3rd parties).

    • I’m not sure what a “fusing” V10 fluffy head is. But if you mean a Dyson V10 Fluffy head, yes, that will work on the Dyson V11 Outsize.

  163. HI, Derek.

    I came across a V10 Motorhead without a charger.

    Dyson lists the product number as
    969350-02, and eBay vendors list it as MPN: 217160-02. Are they one and the same?

    The battery has some residual charge, and the unit seems to work fine, although is has two broken parts (see pic) on the housing that look more like cosmetic flaws than functional.

    • Unfortunately, I don’t know if the ebay and Dyson model numbers are the same.

      If the vacuum works except the charger and battery, then yeah, it’s definitely worth it. You can buy a new battery for around $70 and a charger shouldn’t be expensive either.

      You can find 3rd party V10 batteries here –

      V10 chargers here –

  164. I have a v10 and the torque drive cleaner head for carpet stopped spinning and replacements are out of stock. Which other carpet cleaner heads will work instead?

  165. I have a brand new Dyson V11 Origin bought from Best Buy. I would like to get a wider head with a light. What do you recommend? I use my vacuum on carpet and tile.

    • I don’t believe any of the cordless cleaning heads for Dyson include lights.

      The only option would be the cleaning head from the Dyson V11 Outsize. It’s about 2″ wider. However, the V11 doesn’t have quite the same power as the Outsize version, so it’s not ideal to run a more powerful cleaning head on a lower power body.

  166. My V6 Animal has gone to vacuum heaven but I have a set of cleaning tools virtualy brand new. Would they be compatable with other Dysons if I wanted to pass them on?

    • Unfortunately, I’m not as familiar with the older models. But I expect it would only be compatible with other older model Dyson uprights, nothing else.

  167. Hi Derek,
    I just purchased a hardware floor tool not motorized but it does not fit my Dyson as the outside diameter is 40mm but my vacuum is 35mm. Is there an adaptor to correct this.
    Thanks, Ken

  168. Hey Derek,

    I have a question that I can’t seem to find the answer to. I’m considering getting the V11 Outsize, however I’m on the taller side (6′-3″) and I’ve noticed that prolonged use of stick vacuums hurts my lower back. I recently noticed that the wand on the V11 Outsize is shorter because the canister is longer, so I was wondering if you knew whether the wand for the V11 (torque drive, animal, etc.) would work on the V11 Outsize. This would make the overall vacuum a few inches longer, making it easier for me to use. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!


    • Hey Travis,

      Yes, the V11 Torque Drive wand will work on the V11 Outsize. That would give you a few extra inches of height.

      Good idea! Hope it works out well for you.

  169. Hi i need to replace just the bar roller ( for hard floor and carpets) in my V7 – I can only find one for v6 – are they interchangeable? Thanks

  170. I have a V7 and I’m looking to replace just the roller brush. Where can I buy that? Dyson only sells the whole motorized brush head.

    • Unfortunately, I don’t know of any retailer who sells just the roller brush. You will most likely need to buy the entire motorized brushroll.

  171. Hello Derek,

    Will the V11 Outsize, High Torque XL cleaner Head work/fit with the V11 Torque? I’ve been trying to find a straight answer and this seems to be the best place. Thanks in advance!

    • Yes, it will work.

      However, the V11 Torque isn’t as powerful as the V11 Outsize. As a result, this could impact performance.

  172. Hello
    Are the DC 19 and DC 23 turbo heads interchangeable?
    A friend in another state has a 19 head and before I pay for postage, I was wondering if it would fit my 23.
    Many thanks

    • Those models are pretty old, so I’m not 100% certain.

      But based on the info I can find online I’m 90% certain that are compatible.

    • Unfortunately, that’s well beyond my ability to diagnose. Anything to due with the charging / electrical systems I think is best left to the professionals.

      I’d recommend taking it to a Dyson service center.

  173. Hi Derek,

    Quite a lot of useful info, thanks for gathering als this!
    I do have a hard time finding the measurements of tools. We have an old DC 35 and a canister Dyson. We are looking to buy a V11 Absolute Extra. We think the standard head on the DC 35 is quite small (about 21 cm / 8,2″) can you perhaps tell us the width of the:
    – High Torque cleaner head
    – High Torque XL cleaner head
    – Torque drive cleaner head
    – Soft roller cleaner head

    Your answer would help us a lot!

    Kind regards Joost

    • High Torque cleaner head = 9.8″

      High Torque XL cleaner head = 12.5″

      Torque drive cleaner head = 9.8″

      Soft roller cleaner head = 9.8″

  174. Hey 😁,

    I have a Dyson Cintic big ball animal, and my husband throw out the floor head (because it wasn’t working- but didn’t tell me first…).

    I am looking to get a replacement but Dyson website doesn’t have any replacements that they say are ‘compatible’ with my model.
    The ‘replacement direct drive cleaner head for Dyson Cordless vacuum’ look very similar with the red buttons (there’s the V10/11 version or V8) Would this work with my vacuum? And is it the same size clip? Or would I also need to get an adapter as well?

    Thanks heaps in advance 😁

    • Unfortunately, it is not compatible. While the red button clip looks similar, it is slightly different.

      You’ll need an exact model replacement, which as you’ve found is incredibly difficult to purchase.

  175. Hello,
    My wife is a wheelchair user and she is using a V8 with Crevice Nozzle to keep things clean between formal cleanings. That combination works well from a sitting position. We are now considering purchasing a V11 where the additional power would allow to use other accessories, but the extension tube is around 700mm and far too long to work from a sitting position.
    Is there a shorter extension tube that allows to work from a sitting position?
    Would it be possible to shorten a Dyson extension tube?

    • V11 is compatible with the same extension wand from your V8. I’d suggest just using your V8 wand with the V11 body and cleaning head.

  176. Hello there.
    Do you know if a DC36 motorhead (16818a) will work with a V6 Trigger Pro?
    I’m looking to add a pole to the V6 with a good hard floor motorhead.
    Many thanks.

    • No, I don’t believe it will. Looks like the DC36 uses a thicker extension wand compared to what the V6 uses.

  177. Dyson Animal DC44 is no longer supported and I can’t get a replacement motorhead from the Dyson website. Would a motorhead from another model be compatible?

    • The cleaning head from the Dyson V6 might work. Based on the photos I’m seeing it seems to use the same connection joint.

  178. Hi, can you recommend what model head will fit my older DC20 exclusive cylinder as works great but head is broken and difficult/ impossible to get a replacement. Noted some sites say heads universal but unsure

    • Unfortunately, I don’t think any of Dyson’s currently supported models / accessories would fit the DC20. The DC20 seems to be among the very oldest connection joints.

      You may be able to find an accessory converter of sorts that would work, but I’m afraid you also may find you just need to replace the entire machine. Sorry I don’t have better news.

    • You’d need to find a local parts dealer / repair shop or reach out to Dyson’s support directly. Unfortunately, we don’t know the answer to that.

  179. I’ve seen lots of adapters that allow you to use older heads on newer machines. Is there a reverse adapter available that will allow me to use the newer heads on a V-6?

    • Not that I’m aware of. Nor would I recommend it. The older machines don’t have adequate power (in many cases) to operate the newer cleaning heads. Which could damage either or the head or the older machine itself.

  180. Hi Derek, I’ve just bought an UP22 Small Ball. No one lists UP22’s for accessory compatibility, so is it the same as, say, a DC40 or other more common type? Would really appreciate your help!

  181. The V11 soft roller is over $100, but the earlier V-generation soft rollers are quite a bit less. You were not 100% definitive on whether I can use a V10 or earlier soft roller, and you didn’t say at all what I might give up or lose by using the less expensive older-generation roller. Can you say for sure if the V10 or earlier will work, and if so, whether it will work as well as the native V11 model?

    • Confirming V10 soft roller will work with the V11.

      The dedicated V11 soft roller head would of course be better, but not by much. If you find a good price on a V10 I’d buy that.

      I use my V10’s soft roller head all the time on my V11.

    • It will fit, sort of…but it’ll be very loose and not snug to the wall as it should be. I would not recommend it.

  182. Hello, I have a V8 Animal and bought two accessory heads that are not compatible from a work rewards program.
    Only one has a part# It is a Dyson Carbon Fiber Dusting Brush. It says only compatible with DC 19 onwards in the work reward description Dyson 966450-02 . Is there a third part adapter I can purchase that will connect this to my V8 Animal? If not I wasted $100 reward points on my two items 🙁

  183. I have a DC14 as well as a V6. I want to use a couple of the DC14 accessories with the V6. Is there any kind of an adapter available to do this?


  184. Hi Derek

    I have two dyson Vacuum pieces that I am unsure of what they are compatible with. If I send a picture do you think you could let me know what versions they are from?

  185. I have a new V10 Tyson cordless . Can i leave it plugged into the wallsocket after
    its fully charged or should I unplug it.