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Need help with my vacuum

I have a small vacuum that is bag-less, and I need to know if I can wash the filter or if I need to get a new one and where can I get a new filter at and what kind of filter can I get? Where do I go to get a new filter and what is the name of the filter that I need to get?

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  • tds82905 Mar 14, 2008





    I don't know if this will help you to determine if I can wash the filter or not but the model number is DB9191-B VACUUM CLEANER 31CX E255344 CLEAN BOOM ELECTRIC CO LTD MANUFACTURE DATE 0407. Please let me know if I can wash the filter or if I need to get a new one. If I need to get a new one where can I purchase it at and what size do I need to get?



    Thank you,



    Daphne Sims



  • tds82905 Mar 14, 2008




    Thank you that helps a lot.


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You can wash the foam filters but make sure they are dry before putting them back. I have just ordered spare filters online from www.espares.co.uk You can search for your vacuum cleaner model number to find the correct filters. Alternatively, you can ask them.
On my Hoover dust magnet cyclone cylinder machine I found another filter beneath the plastic box that collects the dirt & dust. I removed it and washed that too. I didn't know there was one there until I read it somewhere. You shouldn't use soapy water to wash it, just plain, cold water. It has made a big difference to the vac's performance.

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You didn't state brand and model number. Some of these filters can be washed, make sure it is dry before putting it back on. If it is a year or more old, then replace it. Call around to your local repair shops to see they would have a replacement filter.

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    Lauren Junge Mar 14, 2008

    Guess I haven't heard of your brand, But you could take it to some one that has an air hose and blow it out. Check in your user manual and see what it says about replacing filters to see if they will cover for a new one. You should have a years warranty on this. It may also tell you about cleaning the filter. They may be available at one of your local area repair shops. It maybe washable, but blowing it out will work just as well and then you don't have to worry about if water will damage it.

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