How to Wash a Hoover HEPA Filter

Written by leonardo r. grabkowski
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The HEPA filter in your Hoover vacuum is a lifetime filter; unless it is damaged, it will never require replacement. It does, however, require periodic maintenance. Although the HEPA filter cannot technically be washed, it can be cleaned out.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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  1. 1

    Turn the power to your Hoover off, and unplug the power cord from the wall.

  2. 2

    Remove your dirt canister by pressing the small button on top of the canister. Once you press the button, slide the canister out of the vacuum.

  3. 3

    Remove the cover from where the bottom of the dirt canister was. You'll need to unhook the latch to remove it.

  4. 4

    Remove the HEPA filter from its mount. Bring it to a trash bin, and carefully tap it against the inside wall. Rotate it a few times while you are tapping it. You'll need to do this a few minutes to properly clean the filter.

Tips and warnings

  • Thoroughly clean the HEPA filter in your Hoover once every 60 days.
  • Do not get the HEPA filter wet. It will damage the filter.

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