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Offline Vacuum Cleaner House

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Filters
« on: September 22, 2010, 08:56:30 PM »
We get a lot  of Dyson's in our workshop with clogged filters often they have not been cleaned for a few years but I find the biggest problem is that most people forget about the exhaust filter in particular the hepa one .

When ever we get a Dyson with a burnt out motor we often find the hepa filter is completely clogged

This filter traps the finest particles and needs cleaning regularly
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Re: filters
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2010, 04:59:07 PM »
When ever we get a Dyson with a burnt out motor we often find the hepa filter is completely clogged

This filter traps the finest particles and needs cleaning regularly

Yes, it is a bit misleading that Dyson describe them as "lifetime filters" -- which they clearly are not.

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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2010, 06:51:54 PM »
Yes will who's life time. you could argue that since the machine is burnt out its life time is over and there for they did last the life time of the machine. ;D

I wash them and it works just fine
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Re: Filters
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2010, 12:40:42 AM »
When should they be changed? How often?

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Re: Filters
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2019, 10:50:12 PM »
Is it normal that filters get so dark even though I've washed them only twice?
My cyclone filter also has a strange smell but I am pretty sure that I've always let it dry completely

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Re: Filters
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2019, 10:57:29 PM »
depends how you wash them, i put mine in the washing machine on 60 degrees wash.
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Re: Filters
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2019, 07:42:21 PM »
Ryevac your a brave man Lol.

If i went anywhere near our washing machine with dirty filters divorce would be immanent....

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Re: Filters
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2019, 08:43:54 PM »
All our filters are done in the washing machine. A full drum every day. Certain ones have to be done with the pressure washer first, but one way or another most of them go in the washing machine with a little bit of antibacterial liquid (can be bleach, can be disinfectant, can be whatever is on offer at Makro or Wilco etc.) along with the soap powder.

Same goes for all the back hoses. Mix them in with the filters why not. We usually wash hoses on their own, but sometimes filters get mixed in with them. Occasionally the odd one will come out destroyed but maybe it is 1/100 so we shrug our shoulders and replace that one with a new one.

If you are doing a proper job, I think it is good practice to put back hoses, internal hoses and filters through the washing machine.

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Re: Filters
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2019, 09:28:45 PM »
Isn't temperature going to change filters' efficiency?
Can I put them on cold wash or does it need to be 40 or higher?
So why Dyson tells us only to rinse it under the tap?

So I can wash pre and post motor filter?
Can I wash them with something else or on their own?

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Re: Filters
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2019, 09:53:41 PM »
Take no notice of dyson.
I have just done a couple of dc14 & dc33 refurbs, all filters went in the washing machine on a 60 degree wash and came out white - clean - no smells and undamaged.
I didn't think the dc33 hepa filters would survive, but after close inspection they were fine.

The thin pad post filters from the dc 14 are disposable and cheap to fit new.
I put a half size towel in my washing machine with filters, the towel will be heavier than the filters when wet and drop to the bottom of the drum before the filters - the filters then should land on the wet towel reducing impact and noise - theoretically...

It's not being brave, it's being clever and what she doesn't know won't bother her !
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Re: Filters
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2019, 04:55:07 AM »
I tend to find doing sponge filters from older machines at a hot temperature shrinks them, we do everything on 30 degrees.  Although a hotter temperature probably wouldn’t bother the later type of filter.

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Re: Filters
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2019, 10:46:21 PM »
Oh I've had enough. Washed my filters for the third time. They were drying outside when the weather was nice.
It absolutely stinks of wet dog when I vacuum. I'm gonna try washing my cyclone filter in washing machine to see if it will make any difference.

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