WARNING - I have no idea if this voids any warranty with the manufacturer. Having said that, I personally feel much better having cleaned this.
But what about all the nasty hair and effluvium still stuck up in the filter where you can't reach? And what about the fine particle build up inside the cyclone cylinder? Read on intrepid adventurer!
REASSEMBLE WHEN DRY!
Prepare to be amazed at the renewed power of your Dyson as shown in the next photo!
Thanks! Let me know if anyone has some better tips for this process.