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Can I wash the filtering part of my dysart to get all the dirt out? thanks Diane

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  • dianeyah Aug 06, 2008

    very helpful.

    thanks

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Yes u can just make sure it drys totally before reinstalling in vac

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  • Patrick Harrison
    Patrick Harrison Aug 30, 2008

    but do replace it like every 6 mo your lungs will thank you they lose some of there filtering ability if you wash them too much

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Posted by jenski66 on Jul 02, 2008
My vacuum came with a sponge over the filter and the directions said I could wash the filter. Do the directions mean to wash the black sponge or the actual filter? Is the sponge part of the filter or is it trash?
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I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. Typically the top filter of which is the sponge is washable but the HEPA filter is not, it can be brushed off and vacuum off with another vacuum, but the best filtration is to replace the HEPA filter and to wash the sponge filter, if the sponge filter get to bad then replace the sponge filter as well. Or, you can check with your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or to contact the manufacturer’s website and or phone #. So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions.

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