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Repair Center  How to Service an Aprilaire Electronic Air Cleaner

Why Read This Article?

  • Learn easily and quickly it is to service your air cleaner

Article Breakdown

Repair Information:
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 15-20 Minutes
Frequency: As Needed Prepare your air cleaner for servicing
1. Turn the thermostat and power switch off.
2. Remove the cover.
3. Pull the filter unit out of the housing. Cleaning the media filter
1. Remove the pleat spacers.
2. Open the ends to the filter unit.
3. Open the hinge strips.
4. Remove the filter media.
5. Install the new filter media.
6. Slide the cardboard edges over the tabs.
7. Snap the hinge strips closed.
8. Snap the end-panels back into position.
9. Replace the pleat spacers. Cleaning the control electrode
1. Flip the filter unit over.
2. Slide the control electrode off of unit.
3. Wipe clean with rag.
4. Replace the control electrode back onto the unit.

Prepare your air cleaner for use
1. Replace the filter unit into the air cleaner.
2. Replace the cover.
3. Turn the switch and thermostat to their original positions.

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Tools & Materials

  • Rag
  • Cleaning agent

How to Service an Aprilaire Electronic Air Cleaner

February 6, 2013
This article will walk you through the steps of servicing your Aprilaire air cleaner. This repair can be completed in minutes and will greatly improve the performance of your product. 
If you have a air cleaner in your home, it's important to keep it properly maintained. Doing this will not only keep the air in your home or office cleaner, but it will extend the life of your product. This article will help walk you through the steps of servicing your Aprilaire air cleaner.

    Find parts and accessories for your air cleaner by visiting our Aprilaire parts page   Prepare your air cleaner for servicing

1. Turn the thermostat and power switch off

The switch is usually located on the front of the air cleaner.

 

2. Remove the cover

There are a few tabs holding the cover onto the body of the air cleaner. Simply pull on the cover and it will come off.

 

3. Pull the filter unit out of the housing

 Pull on the handle of the filter unit and remove it from the housing.

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  Cleaning the media filter

1. Remove the pleat spacers

Give them a little twist and they should pull right out.

 

2. Open the ends to the filter unit

Push in on the two tabs on each side of the filter end to open the filter unit.

 

3. Open the hinge strips

Use your fingers to pry the hinge strips up.

 

4. Remove the filter media

With all of the tabs and strips released, the filter media can be removed.

 

5. Install the new filter media

Place the new filter media into the filter tray.

 

6. Slide the cardboard edges over the tabs

To secure it in the filter tray, you'll need to place the cardboard pieces into the tabs located on each end of the sides--then repeat for the other side.

 

7. Snap the hinge strips closed

Simply snap the hinge strips closed over the filter sides.

 

8. Snap the end-panels back into position

Just push them back into position, they should snap right back into place.

 

9. Replace the pleat spacers

Make sure when replacing the pleat spacers, you only have one pleat between each of the spacers.

 

 

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  Cleaning the control electrode

1. Flip the filter unit over

This gives you access to the control electrode.

 

2. Slide the control electrode off of unit

It shouldn't be secured with tabs. Simply slide it off.

 

3.  Wipe clean with rag

This is all you need to clean the control electrode.

 

4. Replace the control electrode back onto the unit 

Slide it back on the same way it was removed.

 

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  Prepare your air cleaner for use

1. Replace the filter unit into the air cleaner

Make sure to slide it back in with the control electrode side up.

 

2. Replace the cover

It will just snap right back onto the front of the unit.

 

3. Turn the switch and thermostat to their original positions

You're all done!

    [Back to Top]   Conclusion By following each step in this article, anyone should be able to perform routine maintenance on your air cleaner. And remember that by doing this at home, you're saving hundreds of dollar's compared to calling a repair man.    Do you need parts for a different air cleaner? We've got them here   [Back to Top] What We're About

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