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Nilfisk Family Vacuum - Strong Awful Odor

I have a NIlfisk vacuum that started to emit an awful bacteria like odor. I know that I need to replace the filter but am not sure if I need to replace the hepa filter or the "main filter" on certain websites.

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Not sure what a bacteria smell is perhaps you mean a mildew type smell.
If you have picked up something wet, start at the front of the vac and work your way to the exhaust.Change the front most filter first. Baking soda may help to eliminate some of the odor.
Personally as an allergy suffer, which you may be given the Brand I would remove all and let them and the tank air outside. Meanwhile install a fresh set.

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