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How to get to the filter

I am trying to access the filter of this machine and I need to know how I can get access to them? Do you have to unscrew some screws to get to the filter, or pop out the sides, how do u get to the filter so it can be replaced??

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Take out the water tray as if you were gong to empty it.
Take it all the way out.
Now you should see the filter tab just sticking out, above the water trap access compartment.
Slide it down and out. (Hold the tab and pull down firmly) it should slide out.
Hope this helps

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The filter is located behind the front air intake louvers and depending on which model you have, the filter can be accessed one of two ways. Before you attempt to remove the filter turn the unit OFF and unplug it.

1. Remove the bucket from it's holder. Look up inside the bucket cavity, just inside the unit behind the louvers and you will see a tab type pull handle. This is the handle to the frame of the filter. Pull it down and out.

2. As you're facing the unit on the fight side just behind the louvers, there will appear to be a trap type door. Open this door and you will have access to pull the filter out.

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follow the below instructions:

Turn off the dehumidifier machine and unplug it from the wall.

Lift the water bucket up and out of the dehumidifier.

Locate the filter located under the compartment that houses the water bucket. Lift the filter straight up and out of the dehumidifier.

Vacuum as much of the visible dirt and debris as possible.

Fill a sink half full with water. Place the filter in the water and allow it to soak for one to two minutes.

Wipe both sides of the filter with a wet sponge to remove any remaining dirt and debris. Rinse the filter with clean water.
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