Where are the filters located and how often do I check them?
The BISSELL Healthy Home Vacuum™ has two filters.
The pre-motor filter is square and located below the dirt cup in the front of
the machine in a pull out tray labeled "Filter". The Airetight™ HEPA filter
cartridge is rectangular and located on the side of the machine underneath the
filter grill. It is recommended to check the pre-motor filter monthly and wash
as needed to maintain performance. To remove the pre-motor filter, gently pull
the filter tray out and lift filter from tray. This black foam filter is
washable with mild detergent and water. Wring excess water from the filter and
ensure it is completely air dried prior to re-installing in the tray. The
Airetight™HEPA filter is not washable. It is recommended to replace this every
six months or if suction is declining. This will also be determined by
individual vacuuming habits and types of debris picked up. To remove the
Airetight™ HEPA filter cartridge, push down on the filter door latch and pull
the door away from the cleaner. Lift the tab at the top of the Airetight™ HEPA
filter cartridge and pull the cartridge away from the cleaner. Replace the
Airetight™ HEPA filter cartridge with a new one. NOTE: To avoid damaging the
Airetight™ HEPA filter cartridge and reducing its filtration capabilities, be
careful not to touch the filter material. The Airetight™ HEPA filter cartridge
is not washable.