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White dust or substance is forming on our air purifier when we us

We clean the filters, then a white dust like substance forms on the air purifier. Also, when I wipe the built-in filters - not sure if they're filters, it's black.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

The only possible source of the white dust/flakes would be dried up detergent (if used) when you cleaned the separable filters or most likely gummed up or solidified and burned/ionized airborne pollen, smoke, dust, bacteria and mold. Since there are no replaceable filters or parts, cleaning is the only method every 1-4 weeks depending on usage/air conditions . Additionally, the stainless collector plates likewise has to be cleaned otherwise, residual dust, dirt and others of the like would transfer to the filters and hence they must be cleaned again. It has bee reported that you can run the filters through a dishwasher.

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Posted on Feb 22, 2009

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With what have you cleaned . Did you use the cleaning solvent or some other thing to clean the filter .
Remove the filter and once again clean with dry and clean clothes .

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

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