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Author Topic: Washable HEPA filter clogged solid after going in washing machine  (Read 162 times)

Offline britain4

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Just put my DC33 HEPA filter through the washing machine on a 30 wash, with a small amount of powder, and an extra rinse (rinsed 3 times in total) plus a thorough rinse under the tap

Now it seems completely blocked solid and is almost pushing the filter cover off its hinges when I switch the machine on.

It's been drying for a good 24 hours on a heated clothes airer - could it just need more drying out or could it not have been rinsed thoroughly enough? Or could it just be too knackered to use now?

Offline britain4

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Re: Washable HEPA filter clogged solid after going in washing machine
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2017, 07:29:26 PM »
I think it might not yet be fully dry - (don't laugh but I often dry things out this way) I gave it 10 seconds in the microwave to see if it would start steaming and it did - so back onto the drying rack it goes!

Just as a disclaimer I'm not condoning drying out your filters (or anything else) in the microwave, it's a very silly idea!

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Re: Washable HEPA filter clogged solid after going in washing machine
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2017, 09:06:41 PM »
Will take at least 24 hours but more like 48 to dry out,

Offline britain4

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Re: Washable HEPA filter clogged solid after going in washing machine
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2017, 11:07:42 AM »
Yup my mistake, thought 24 hours on a heated rail would be more than enough. Few blasts in the microwave (which I do not recommend doing under any circumstances) and it was fully dried out and flowing air nicely again, well as nicely as a HEPA filter ever does

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