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How to Empty a Gtech AirRam Mk2

Written by Kaylee Barber |

Not sure how to empty your Gtech AirRam Mk2 cordless vacuum cleaner? Here’s a simple guide to emptying the Gtech when the dust canister is full.

One of the interesting features of the Gtech AirRam Mk2 is the bin design. Unlike most cordless vacuums, which have a canister near the handle, the Gtech compacts dust and dirt into a container in the floorhead.

The great thing about this design is that it makes the Gtech easy to empty. You don’t need to take the entire vacuum to a bin for emptying – you only need to pull out the canister. The Gtech also has a slider to force out the collected debris, which reduces the chance that you’ll need to pull it out by hand.

In this article, we’ll show you exactly how to empty the Gtech AirRam Mk2. We’ll also discuss some tips for maintaining this popular cordless vacuum.

Note: The same emptying process can also be used for the Gtech Mk2 K9. Both vacuums have similar designs, but the K9 has a reinforced chassis and a different filter.

How To Empty The Gtech AirRam Mk2

Step 1: Remove The Dust Bin

Make sure that the vacuum cleaner is switched off and isn’t charging before you start the emptying process.

As we mentioned in the introduction, the Gtech AirRam Mk2 has a detachable dust canister that’s located in the floorhead.

To remove the bin, you simply need to use the handle on the top of the floorhead to pull it away from the rest of the vacuum. The bin should come away easily.

Step 2: Take The Gtech Bin To An Outdoor Bin

This step is optional, but we highly recommend taking the Gtech’s bin to an outdoor bin for emptying.

When you empty a bagless vacuum cleaner, small particles of dust and other allergens can escape into the air. You can prevent this re-release of dust into your home by using an outdoor bin.

Emptying a bagless vacuum outdoors is particularly important if you suffer from allergies. The last thing you want is a cloud of allergens in your home every time you empty the AirRam!

Step 3: Open The Bin And Slide Out The Debris

Hold the Gtech AirRam’s bin over a bin, then open the end cap. Use the built-in slider to push the debris into the bin, then shut the bin lid again.

Gtech claims that this process doesn’t release a dust cloud into the air. While we think it’s more hygienic than many emptying systems, there is still the opportunity for dust and other allergens to escape into the air. The only way to prevent this is with a bagged design, which is why we recommend emptying the AirRam outdoors.

Step 4: Insert The Bin Back Into Position

Once the dust bin has been emptied, the final step is to replace it back into the AirRam’s floorhead.

To do this, line up the bin then gently push it into place. There should be a click when it’s properly in position.

Reinserting the Gtech’s bin shouldn’t take force. If the bin won’t go in smoothly, then you probably haven’t lined it up correctly.

And that’s it! Your Gtech has now been emptied and is ready to use again.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Often Should You Empty The Gtech AirRam Mk2?

You should empty the Gtech AirRam Mk2 whenever it’s full, so this question is difficult to answer with any specifics. The more you vacuum, the more you’ll need to empty the Mk2’s 0.8-litre dust canister. Large debris or pet hair will also fill up the canister faster.

Is The Mk2 Easy To Empty?

Yes, we think the AirRam Mk2 is one of the easiest cordless vacuum cleaners to empty. Lifting out the dustbin is easy and doesn’t require force, so it’s a good choice for elderly people or anyone with joint issues (although you’ll need to bend down to reach it). Having a bin that’s lifted away from the vacuum body makes it easier to take the canister outside too.

Do You Need To Clean The AirRam’s Filter?

Yes, you should wash the filter regularly to make sure it doesn’t become clogged with dirt and other debris. To access the filter, remove the dust bin from the floorhead, pull the black tab to remove the filter shroud, then take the filter out of the shroud.

You can then tap loose dirt into the bin and rinse it in warm water. Make sure the filter is completely dry before reinserting it though! You also shouldn’t use any cleaning products or detergents when cleaning the AirRam’s filter.


The Gtech AirRam Mk2 is a popular cordless vacuum cleaners that’s great for spot cleaning floors. As we mentioned in our review, it’s not as versatile as other options due to the lack of a handheld mode or hose. Even so, it’s a useful addition to your cleaning toolset and is convenient to use.

We like how easy the Gtech AirRam Mk2 is to empty. The small bin capacity compared with cylinder vacuums means you’ll be emptying it frequently, so it’s important that Gtech have made the process as simple as possible.

Here’s a quick recap of how to empty the Gtech AirRam Mk2:

  1. Switch off the vacuum and make sure it isn’t plugged into the charger.
  2. Lift out the dust bin from the top of the floorhead.
  3. Take the dust bin to an outdoor bin.
  4. Holding the Gtech’s bin over the outdoor bin, unclip the end cap.
  5. Use the slider to push out dust and debris into the bin.
  6. Close the end cap.
  7. Re-insert the dust bin back into the AirRam’s floorhead.

We hope this article has helped clarify how to empty the Gtech AirRam Mk2. If you have any questions, please let us know in the comments section below.

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