3 Close the dustbag by sliding the clip back onto the bottom edge of the dustbag.
Philips reusable dustbags are available under type number FC8026.
Cleaning and replacing the filters
Always unplug the appliance before cleaning or replacing the filters.
Moter Protection Filter
Clean the Permanent Motor Protection Filter every time you empty or replace the dustbag.
1 Remove the dustbag holder with the dustbag.
2 Take the Motor Protection Filter holder out of the appliance and clean the filter by shaking it
over a dustbin (fig. 27).
3 Press the filter holder with the clean filter firmly into place to ensure that it fits properly at
the bottom (fig. 28).
4 Place the dustbag holder with the dustbag back into the appliance.
Activated Carbon Filter
Instead of with the Motor Protection Filter, the appliance can be equipped with an Activated Carbon
Filter.This filter neutralises smells produced by the dirt in the dustbag.
Replace the Activated Carbon Filter every six months or when you notice that smell absorption
becomes less effective.
Ã— To replace the Activated Carbon Filter, see the Motor Protection Filter section above. Instead
of cleaning the filter, you have to insert a new filter.
AFS Micro Filter
The AFS Micro Filter located in the back of this appliance filters a large part of the smallest particles
from the exhaust air by means of its electrostatically charged fibres.
Replace the AFS Micro Filter every six months.
1 Open the filter grille (fig. 29).
2 Remove the old filter (fig. 30).
3 Insert the new filter into the appliance.
4 Close the filter grille and push the left and right bottom corners until they snap home
Instead of with the AFS Micro Filter, some types are equipped with the special HEPA Filter.The
HEPA Filter is able to remove 99.99% of all particles down to 0.0003 mm in size from the outlet air.
This not only includes normal house dust, but also harmful microscopic vermin such as house dust
mites and their excrements, which are well-known causes of respiratory allergies.
Ã— The HEPA filter can be replaced in the same way as the ASF Micro Filter. Replace the HEPA
filter every six months.