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 service@greatvacs.com and we can help you through the process or you can send it into us to fix it for you.  

Instructions

 

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 service@greatvacs.com or leave a comment! You can also head on over to our YouTube channel to see more educational videos on all Prolux products.

 

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If your Power Head isn’t turning on, you can usually diagnose the problem by following the easy steps in this video.

 

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 service@greatvacs.com and we can help you through the process or you can send it into us to fix it for you. 

 

Instructions

 

You will start by unplugging the pigtail cord from the end of the hose. Take the other end and plug it into the outlet.

 

Now take the end that had been plugged into the hose and plug it into the two-prong on your power head. Then turn it on.

 

If your head turns on the problem is in the hose. If the head does NOT turn on, then the problem is with it. If this is the case, send us an email at service@greatvacs.com with more detail and we can help you get the replacement parts you need.

 

 

If you need any parts, supplies or have any questions, email us at service@greatvacs.com or leave a comment! You can also head on over to our YouTube channel to see more educational videos.

 

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If your Power Head isn’t turning on, you can usually diagnose the problem by following the easy steps in this video.

 

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 service@greatvacs.com and we can help you through the process or you can send it into us to fix it for you. 

 

Tools

  • Your existing post-motor filter
  • A HEPA bag
  • Scissors
  • Marker

 

Instructions

 

Take your existing post-motor filter and lay it on the HEPA bag.

 

Using your marker, trace the filter.

 

Then cut along the line you made.

 

Now you have a new filter that’s the same size as the old one! The great thing about the HEPA bag is that you can make about 3-4 replacement filters!

 

Need a HEPA bag to make your own filters? Click here!

 

Interested in a Prolux upright vacuum cleaner? Follow the links below for the different models.

 

Prolux 7000

Prolux 9000

 

Already have one of these amazing vacuums, but need supplies? We sell them!

 

10 Pack of Bags

New HEPA filter (for 7000/9000 models only)

2 Pack of Belts

 

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 service@greatvacs.com or leave a comment! You can also head on over to our YouTube channel to see more educational videos on all Prolux products.

 

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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 service@greatvacs.com and we can help you through the process or you can send it into us to fix it for you. 

 

Question #1: When do I need to clean my HEPA filter?

 

We recommend checking your filters once a month for regular use. If you are using your vacuum a lot more, you may need to bump that up to every two weeks. If you notice light dirt or dust on the surface of your HEPA filter, it’s a good time to clean it!

 

Question #2: How do I clean a HEPA filter?

 

You can vacuum the surface of the filter. If this isn’t enough you can run it under warm water and make sure you let it air dry completely before putting it back in the vacuum and using. We recommend having a backup filter on hand. That way you can still use your vacuum while the first filter is drying.

 

We also recommend blowing the HEPA filters out. You can use an air compressor or a can of air. This works well to get the dirt and dust out from deep in the grooves.

 

Question #3: When should I replace my HEPA filter?

 

With regular household use, we recommend replacing once a year. If you vacuum a lot more than average, you should replace them every 6 months. If you keep up with checking and cleaning your HEPA filter they will last a lot longer and you won’t spend nearly as much money replacing them.

 

 

Do you have a question we didn’t answer here? Email us at service@greatvacs.com or leave a comment! You can also head on over to our YouTube channel to see more educational videos.

 

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