How to Change the Filters in a Vax VEC04 Published 08/05/2009
To help your vacuum cleaner keep a good suction and run effectively, it's important to make sure the vacuum cleaner filters are regularly cleaned - as explained in this eSpares video.
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Hi, I'm Helen from eSpares, in this video we're going to be changing the filters on a Vax VEC04 vacuum cleaner.
Safety first: always make sure you switch off and unplug your vacuum cleaner before working on it.
We're using genuine Vax filters, we recommend that you always use genuine parts to prolong the life of your vacuum cleaner. The Vax VEC04 has 2 filters, it has the essential HEPA filter located in the bin and an anti-bacterial post-motor filter located here.
We are going to start with the HEPA filter. Basically, the HEPA filter filters out fine dust particles such as pollen, which can trigger asthma and allergies, so therefore it's really important to make sure this is working correctly.
So to change it, we need to remove the bin and turn it upside-down, you just open it using this catch, and the filter just twists and pulls out. Now this filter gets clogged up really easily so Vax recommend you wash it every time you empty the bin. Basically you just wash it in warm water with no detergent and leave it to air-dry for 24 hours. You need to ensure it’s properly dry before putting it back in, but this one is really mankey so we are going to change it.
So you just take the new filter, line it up in the bin and twist, and there you go. So we just click the bin closed and put it back and that's the HEPA filter changed.
The post-motor filter, you just remove the cover and it slides out. Now this filter doesn't get as dirty as the HEPA filter so Vax recommend you wash this every 9-12 months. Again this one is quite old so we are going to change it. The new one just slots in, replace the cover and click it in place and then you're ready to continue vacuuming.
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