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Red filter indicator light

The red indicator light is always on. Every time I change hepa and crbon filters the warning light still stqys on at the lowest level. Is the unit worn out? Is it costing more to opperate? It still takes a lot out of the air. We have a boiler system and no circulating air for filters, so I run about 5 Of these through the house

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Re: Red filter indicator light

OMG, I am so glad I checked fixya out, as my filter has been on the yellow light, and I just figured the filters were bad, and changed them 2 times. They are very expensive.
I had no idea there was a reset button. I pushed it and nothing changed, but when I held it for a few seconds it went to green. Thanks all.

Posted on Mar 28, 2012

Re: Red filter indicator light

The previous post is RIGHT ON! I had to get a small screwdriver like for working on computers or sewing machines and push HARD to get the green light to come on. Maybe I broke something but, for now, all seems well.

Posted on Mar 30, 2008

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This also is the case with the 106633 model and I must say, a pen or paper clip wasnt strong enough to depress the reset button but a small punch gave me enough leverage to do it. All is fine. My real complaint on this problem is that nowhere in the instructions is this said but is on a sticker inside the door at the bottom of the filter housing. Oh well, live and learn.

Posted on Mar 12, 2008

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Hi Linda - there is a "reset" hole - you have to stick a pin or a paper clip in the hole when you change the HEPA filter - I just found this out myself! It does work. Mine didn't work right away, but it did end up resetting and went back to green after a few moments. I think this happened to me last time. The filters are really expensive, but you can get them at Walmart. If you need more information, email me at and I'll tell you what model filter, etc.

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