How to Clean the Filters on a Prolux CV12000 Central Vacuum

Nov 18, 2019

How to Clean the Filters on a Prolux CV12000 Central Vacuum

How to Clean the Filters on a Prolux CV12000 Central Vacuum 

If you own a Prolux CV12000 Central Vacuum, you may find after a while that the filters get full of dirt and dust. Today we show you how to remove, clean, and replace the inner cloth and HEPA filters to get your vacuum back to tip-top shape!

Important Safety Tips

  • Always make sure your machine is unplugged and the power button is turned off, before servicing your vacuum.
  • Always make sure your hands are dry and free from moisture before servicing your machine.
  • Be sure to wear gloves when servicing your machine to prevent any cuts or scrapes.
  • If you are uncomfortable working on your vacuum, please don’t hesitate to contact us at and we can help you through the process or you can send it into us to fix it for you.  


You will need to take off the top portion of your Prolux CV12000 vacuum. There are two clamps, one on each side, that needs unlatched. Watch your fingers to make sure they don’t get pinched or crushed!

Once it’s unclamped, take the top portion off. You won’t need the dust bin, so you can set it to the side.

Lay the vacuum down so you have access to the filters.

The first filter is a micron cloth filter. To remove it, just grab the tab and pull up and out.

The second filters is a HEPA filter. To remove it, just untwist the black part in the middle.

Then pull the filter out.

Now that the filters are removed you can clean them. To clean the micron cloth filter you can shake it out, use an air compressor, or use a vacuum to get the dirt out.

The HEPA filter is the only filter on the Prolux CV12000 central vacuum that is washable. You can also use an air compressor or vacuum to get the dirt out.

Once they’re both clean you can reinstall them.

Start with the HEPA filter. Insert the filter and line it up with the screw going through the hole. Then take the black piece and twist it back on. It should be pretty tight.

The micron cloth filter can be a little tricky to put back in. The easiest way is to bend the metal band in half and line the curve up in the groove.

Then slowly release the band while guiding it into the groove. Take great care to keep your fingers away, since it will quickly and suddenly snap back into place!

Need to buy replacement filters or parts? Follow these links!

New Washable HEPA Filter

New Inner Cloth Bag

In the market for a new Central Vacuum? Check out the Prolux CV12000!

Don't forget, GreatVacs is the only authorized dealer of Prolux products, so if you need any parts, supplies or have any questions, email as or leave a comment! You can also head on over to our YouTube channel to see more educational videos on all Prolux products.