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How do I clean the filters?Updated 3 months ago

The filters are pre-installed on your machine when you unbox. There is a black filter to catch larger debris on the lid of your collection container and there is a larger HEPA filter to capture fine dust and dander on the unit. These can be seen when you remove your collection container. They are easily rinsed clean between uses and can be replaced after heavy use. Your filter should be cleaned at least once a month with the below steps. Take care to clean more regularly if your machine is used frequently. If you need to purchase any replacement filters or parts, you can purchase replacement parts here.

Instructions on where to find the filters on your furMe can be seen here.


To clean the filters in your FM-01 Original model:

HEPA filter:

This filter is fit on your machine. You can reveal it by removing the collection container. 

  1. Unplug your machine from electrical power.
  2. Remove the collection container from your machine and remove your filter.
  3. Rinse your filter with cold tap water. Shake off any excess water.
  4. Allow the filter to completely dry in a well-ventilated area for at least 24 hours.
  5. When the filter is completely dry, install the filter back on the machine.

Warning: Never install a wet filter on your machine.

Black sponge filter: 

Your collection container lid is a metal filter that is fit with a sponge filter as well. This should be cleaned at least once a month with the below steps. Take care to clean more regularly if your machine is used frequently.

  1. Unplug your machine from electrical power.
  2. Remove the collection container from your machine and remove your black sponge filter from the container.
  3. Clean both your metal filter on the lid and the sponge with cold tap water. Squeeze out any excess water from the sponge.
  4. Allow the black filter to completely dry in a well-ventilated area for at least 24 hours. 
  5. When the filter is completely dry, fit the sponge back onto the metal lid and ensure a correct fit onto your collection container.

Warning: Never install a wet filter on your machine.


To clean the filters in your FM-02 Pro PLUS model:

HEPA filter:

This filter is fit on your machine. You can reveal it by removing the collection container. 

  1. Unplug your machine from electrical power.
  2. Remove the collection container from your machine and remove your filter. 
  3. Rinse your filter with cold tap water. Shake off any excess water.
  4. Allow the filter to completely dry in a well-ventilated area for at least 24 hours.
  5. When the filter is completely dry, install the filter back on the machine.

Warning: Never install a wet filter on your machine.

Black sponge filter: 

Your collection container lid is a metal filter that is fit with a sponge filter as well. This should be cleaned at least once a month with the below steps. Take care to clean more regularly if your machine is used frequently.

  1. Unplug your machine from electrical power.
  2. Remove the collection container from your machine and remove your black sponge filter from the container. 
  3. Clean both your metal filter on the lid and the sponge with cold tap water. Squeeze out any excess water from the sponge.
  4. Allow the black filter to completely dry in a well-ventilated area for at least 24 hours. 
  5. When the filter is completely dry, fit the sponge back onto the metal lid and ensure a correct fit onto your collection container.

Warning: Never install a wet filter on your machine.

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