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My hoover keeps cutting out so im guessing the filters need replacing but i cannot find a sponge air filter and motor safety filter anywhere. Can you help please. I have had this hoover about 3 years and have never replaced anything on it as yet..

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Sponge filters should be washable. I have found that "FLASH" lemon floor cleaner is by far the best, but washing up detergent will do (far too many bubbles to get rid of for my liking!). I find pouring the detergent onto the sponge and working it in before dunking it in very warm water works best. Despite not being very washable, most paper filters can be washed if you have no other choice and you take care. Just pour on cleaner and then dunk up and down in hot water. Then leave in the airing cupboard for a couple of days to dry. It should get you by until you can find somewhere to buy a new paper filter.

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