So you want to know how to clean a Eureka vacuum filter? You’ve come to the right place. Welcome to Vacuum Cleaners Advisor, your guide to a valuable choice!
Your Eureka vacuum has certainly been doing a great job of keeping your floors clean, or it wouldn’t need cleaning.
It is best practice to keep the parts and interior of your vacuum clean to avoid it smelling. However, if you’re already facing that dilemma, we have a solution for you.
To clean your Eureka vacuum filter is a must if you want it to keep working optimally. If not, it will soon clog, reducing your its performance and expose you to dust and allergens.
Clean a Eureka filter easily
Most modern Eureka uprights have their filters in the same general location. So, to clean the filter is basically the same.
Whichever type you have, the filter is always close to the dust cup (at least the main filter). Kindly note that this description is for Eureka upright vacuums in general.
- Detach the dust cup from the main unit. That will usually involve the push of a button.
- There will be another button just under the handle to flip a lip that will allow you to access the filter.
- Pull out the foam filter which will most likely be dusty. You should cover your nose if you’re sensitive to dust.
- Now there are two ways you can clean it. You can dry clean or wet clean a Eureka vacuum filter. Don’t worry, we’ll explain.
To dry clean:
- Wipe off the surface dust with a paper towel.
- Hit the foam filter against a hard surface to release embedded dust. This will take a few repetitions.
- Alternatively, if you have a blower or some sort of compressed air, you can just blow air through the foam to release all the dust.
- This is a quick method to clean a Eureka vacuum filter since you won’t have to wait for the foam to dry out.
To wet clean:
- You will have to remove the surface dust first so things don’t get too messy when all that dust meets water.
- Afterward, wash the foam with a bit of soap and rinse it thoroughly.
- Dry it out under the sun.
- Make sure it is completely dry before putting it back in. You don’t want your vacuum sucking in moisture into its motor.
There you go, that’s how you clean a Eureka vacuum filter. Remember you will have to clean other parts of the vacuum too to get optimal vacuuming experience. You can go through the site or be on the lookout for more tips on how to maximize your vacuuming experience.