To maintain maximum performance it is important to check and maintain your filters regularly. Twist the top part of the dirt container and pull to remove. Remove the filter and wash. Be sure to air dry before replacing back into the machine. To maintain the brush roll use a coin to unlock the holders for the brush. Remove any hair and debris from the brush roll and place it back into the machine. Rotate a few times to ensure it is centered in place. Replace the tabs and lock. Your machine is ready for use again.