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BLACK+DECKER vacuum filters are washable and reusable and need only be replaced every six to nine months depending on how frequently you vacuum.
Controls easily switch functions so you can vacuum and steam at the same time or separately. WASHABLE HEPA FILTER: Easily wash the HEPA Filter of captured dirt, dust, and pollens to leave your home sparkling clean!
Rinse the filter

Any fine dust remaining in the filter can usually be removed with a gentle rinse under a cold tap – hold the filter under the running water until the water runs clear. You shouldn`t need to use any detergent – just water.

HEPA filters are not designed to be washed and reused. Doing so will cause damage to the fibers which makes the filter ineffective and it will become void of its job. Once a filter has reached the maximum capacity of harmful particles, it will need to be replaced with a fresh, new one.
If you see a visible buildup of dust or particles on a HEPA filter (it may look gray or dirty) or observe reduced airflow through your portable air purifier, you may assume that`s an indication the HEPA filter needs cleaning. However, experts say HEPA filters should always be replaced rather than cleaned.
It`s generally recommended to change them along these timelines: True HEPA: 8,760 usable hours or about every 12 months. Activated Carbon: 8,760 usable hours or about every 12 months. Mesh Pre-Filter: Should be cleaned every 2-4 weeks.
“You don`t need a HEPA filter to stop dust mite, and pollen particles, as they are relatively huge. Any good vacuum cleaner should stop cat hair and dander.” Animal hair will be picked up by conventional vacuums, even without a HEPA filter.
If the filter isn`t clean, it can impact the performance of the vacuum. Dirty vacuum filters can restrict airflow so the suction won`t be as strong.
Moisten a soft, lint-free cloth with water and wipe the print head area. If you have hard water or are concerned about mineral deposits from your tap water, use distilled water. If your cartridge has a gold, silver or copper nozzle plate, try not to get it wet. Use a wet cotton swab to only clean the print head.
Add a few drops of soap or detergent into a bowl of hot water. Submerge the filter and squeeze it so it absorbs the cleaning solution. If the water becomes dirty, empty the bowl and refill with more soapy water. Once the water runs clear after soaking the filter, take it out and rinse the suds away.
The BLACK+DECKER® PVF110 Replacement Filter for New Pivot Vacuum is a replacement filter for the PHV1810 & PHV1210 BLACK+DECKER® Cordless Pivot Vacuum. Our premium pleated filter design provides our highest level of filtration for less clogging. This filter is washable and designed for easy clean up.
Extend its life. Dyson cordless vacuum filters are engineered to capture microscopic particles. Over time, these can build up in the filter and reduce performance. By washing it at least once a month, you can help maintain suction power.

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Our problem with our Rainbow E Series is that it has sucked water up and blown it out through the lower part of the hepa filter, making the filter wet and dirty. This had happened before and the repair shop did not see any problems with the machine, so we replaced the filter and were very carful not to overfill the tank and to change the water often. Now it has happened again and ruined another filter. Do you know what could be causing this issue? Can the filter be cleaned or will a new one be
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1. There is no reason to waste money on an EXPENSIVE replacement. While some people may like the fact that something that may be brand new may work better, this is not always the case.
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2. You can easily set the filter out to try as long as there is NO WET ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS, if so, you will be facing electrical damage
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3. Once you have performed a natural or sun dry on the old filter, ensure to check your unit for anything that may have caused the back clog.
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4. Back clogs for your model are often times associated with a BUILD UP of dirt and HAIR. YOU may always use pressure air for example at a gas station to flush out the build up.
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5. Other occasions, users accidently build the vac WRONG causing continual backup and water going where it is NOT suppose to go.
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HEPA Filter My vacuum came with a sponge over the filter and the directions said I could wash the filter. Do the directions mean to wash the black sponge or the actual filter? Is the sponge part of the filter or is it trash? Filter F27 Dirt Devil Purpose Cleaner for Pets Upright Bagless Vacuum Model #1LY2108-000
ANSWER : Http://geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=618630&thid=730623
.HEPA Filter
.Posted by jenski66 on Jul 02, 2008
.My vacuum came with a sponge over the filter and the directions said I could wash the filter. Do the directions mean to wash the black sponge or the actual filter? Is the sponge part of the filter or is it trash?
Filter F27
Dirt Devil Purpose Cleaner for Pets
Upright Bagless Vacuum
Model #1LY2108-000

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.Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. Typically the top filter of which is the sponge is washable but the HEPA filter is not, it can be brushed off and vacuum off with another vacuum, but the best filtration is to replace the HEPA filter and to wash the sponge filter, if the sponge filter get to bad then replace the sponge filter as well. Or, you can check with your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or to contact the manufacturer’s website and or phone #. So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions.

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I have just replaced my Dyson DC14 Motor and now it blows the hepa filter out and filter cap off from under the bin the air is really hot. Is something wrong?
ANSWER : This video on the link below may help you
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I just received my Hepa filter in the mail today. Product #XSH621 – Hepa filter for EP619 & EP621 :005-04 When bought my vacumn, I was told that the filters were free and all I do is pay Postage. Today I received one filter and it lookes like I got charged the postage for two filters. The packages slips: One stated order #11152282 The other order # 1151940 If I get charged for two I expect to receive two. Can you help me with this matter or where can I go to get resolution. Catherine Fantini e-
ANSWER : This isn’t really a problem that can be fixed here on Fixya rather than advise you as a buyer. You’d have to contact the people/company you have purchased the filters from and take it up with them regarding the postage. Hope you get a decent reply.

I had used Dyson DC08 to **** out a wet car carpet. A few days later when using the V/C, there was a burning smell. Subsequently I washed the flexible hose, changed the pre-filter and post filter , but I wrongly put the pre-filter in the spot for the post filter. When the V/C was next used, there was again a burning smell and sparks. The filters were switched, but the V/C would not re-start.
What shall I do?
ANSWER : Hi there,

We’d strongly recommend against using your Dyson to pick up water. If you haven’t already got in contact with us directly, I’d encourage you to do so. One of our experts will be happy to recommend the best course of action. You can call us free on 08002980298 – our Helpline is open from 7am until 10pm, 7 days a week. We’ll look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

Jack
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Does the hoover runabout u427-930 have a filter? I replaced the belt and next to the light bulb was a square gray mat that looked like a filter covering a screen full of holes that looked like the motor was behind. I think it was a mat of cat hair so I took it off and threw it away; I just want to make sure that it wasn’t a filter that I need to replace.
ANSWER : From doing a search on the internet and hoovers website it looks as if this unit does not have a filter. Such as a hepa that needs to be replaced or that is washable. So i think you are safe and dont need to worry about it.

Unbeknownst to me, someone took the bag out of my Kenmore Progressive vacuum and failed to replace it. I have been vacuuming without a bag for months, and today the vacuum stopped sucking. When I opened up the front to replace the bag, tons of dirt and dust came pouring out. I thoroughly cleaned the vacuum, put in a new bag, but still no sucking power. Just dust coming from the rear vents where one of the filters is. Is the vacuum ruined, or is it a simple solution of buying a new filter?
ANSWER : Sounds like you need to buy a new motor. All that grit and dust will ruin a motor and I’m surprised it lasted as long as it did.
.This is where a vacuum that won’t run without a bag would have been nice. (Aerus for one)

Want to replace HEPA post filter
ANSWER : Http://www.dyson.com/customercare/manuals/us/dc07_manual_us2007.pdf

here is the link to your owners manual. scroll down to page 6 it shows you the filter to clean and how to take it aprt.