Don’t know how to clean your Eureka filter? Cleaning the filter seems like one of the hardest jobs ever? You will find solutions to all these problems here. This article will help you to get knowledge about the cleaning of all types of Eureka filters.
Can You Wash Eureka Filters?
For the permanent filters, it is impossible to wash them. If your Eureka bears a HEPA filter, then you can make a dry wash. But most of the Eureka vacuums bear washable filters. Do you know what is so great about vacuums that come with washable filters?
How to Clean Eureka Vacuum Filter
Here are some of the important things you need to know about cleaning eureka vacuum filter.
What Things You Will Need
Arrange these instruments and make a perfect cleaning.
- Cold Water (It is better to use filtered water)
- Paper Towel/Soft Microfiber Cloth
- Soap/Vinegar/Light Detergent (Don’t use any toxic chemical or washing machine)
- Screw Driver (Just to open vacuum parts)
- Mask (To eliminate the specks of dust from entering into the body)
How to Clean?
Finding the Filter
The vacuum filter stays under the dust cap. So, open the dust cap from the vacuum unit. There is a button just on the top. Push that and detach the cap. Then you will find another button just under the handle. Press it and get the filter. And here you will find your foamy filter. It may be dusty.
At this stage, cover your nose with your mask. Filter dust can cause allergies or asthma.
For Dry Cleaning
Just wipe off the surface dust and debris by using a paper towel or tissue. You will need no water! To remove the attached dust, hit the foamy filter by hitting for a few times. Dry cleaning is mostly suitable for the HEPA and permanent filters.
For Wet Cleaning
Remove the Dust
At first, remove all dust from the body. So, water will not meet the dust. Otherwise, a mixture of water and debris is non-removable and will slow down the motor.
Wash the Filter
After that, wash the foam using cold water and soap or vinegar. Don’t use any detergent. You can use a little bit of warm water too. Squeeze it a few times. (Just for three to four minutes)
Make It Dry
Put it under the sun all day. It is a must to dry the filter paper properly. A wet filter can cause moisture and internal damage to machine parts.
How Do You Clean a Eureka Airspeed Vacuum Filter?
Eureka Airspeed Vacuum Filter generally bears the HEPA type filters. Never use water or detergent for a HEPA filter. A little drop of water will damage a new HEPA. So, for cleaning them, give extra attention and read these following instructions carefully.
Disassemble the Vacuum Set
Disconnect the Eureka vacuum power cord from the electrical power outlet. Lower the handle and remove all the screws. (Don’t use any metallic head. Just use the suitable screwdriver)
Get Your Filter & Wash
Just below the bin and dust cap, there is a HEPA exhaust filter. Open the latch and dust cap. Then remove the filter. HEPA filters are not to do the wet wash. Just make a dry wash using a soft tissue. Then put it under sunlight for one or two hours. The heat of the sun will kill all bacteria and viruses.
For Further Information
Please contact the manufacturers or read the vacuum instruction book. The maintenance of HEPA filters varies from vacuum to vacuum. Users may need to replace them just after six months.
How Do I Clean My Eureka Easy Clean Filter?
There you can see a release button on the top portion. Push the release lever and pull up the dirt cup and remove the filter. Clean it under excessive water. The water must be cold. You can use light soaps but no detergent. After squeezing, dry for 24 hours. You may use your fingers for taking off the hair and debris.
When to Change
If you see dark spots all over the filter body, you should change the filter and get a new one.
How Do I Clean My Eureka Central Vacuum Filter?
Three types of filters are found in a Eureka central vacuum. Some bear disposable filters, others have permanent filters. But nowadays, some Eurekas bear washable filters too.
You cannot do wet washing for these types of filters. To remove dust and dirt, simply make a wipe with a microfiber cloth or do a dry wash. Disposable filters don’t last so long. Change it after using nearly one or two months.
No chance to wash this one. These need to be replaced if they become dirty. They last nearly for six months.
Washable filters are not strong enough like the HEPA filters. But these are cheap, easy to reuse and change. To clean a washable filter, remove the base from the vacuum unit. This separation needs just a simple twist.
Take the filter under the top portion and shake and remove the debris. Whatever it is, mesh filter or foamy, flow continuous water through it, squeeze repeatedly, and dry for a day. That’s it.
Q: How often the filter in a vacuum needs to be changed?
Ans: For the permanent filters, it is better to change them after six to seven months. And for washable ones, if you can make a proper wash, it may last for at least one year. Remember that, if dirt and debris clogged in some areas become non-removable, replace them. For Eureka, remove it immediately when it starts to get holes.
Q: Can I use a vacuum cleaner without a filter?
Ans: Never! It will surely damage the whole machine. Dust and debris will go into the blower and blade. So, your impeller will be clogged and damaged. Hair and fibrous dust will drape the blades and slow down the speed.
Cleaning or maintaining a filter in any vacuum cleaner is a horrible job to everyone. But it is a wrong concept. So, in this article, we tried to find the easiest ways of cleaning a Eureka filter. Those methods will save your time as well as maintain the vacuum perfectly for years!