Philips EasyLife Bagless vacuum cleaner FC8142 ParquetCare



How to clean my bagged Philips vacuum's outlet filter

Only a washable EPA/HEPA filter can be cleaned, all other filters need to be replaced.


The exhaust filter is placed on top or on the back of the vacuum cleaner. As different types of exhaust filters are available, check which filter has been placed inside your appliance.

The exhaust filter

Washable HEPA filter

To identify if a washable filter has been placed, the word washable is written on the filter frame.

Clean the washable EPA/HEPA filter every 6 months. The washable EPA/HEPA filter can be cleaned 4 times. After 4 times, the filter has to be replaced.

Note: Cleaning does not restore the original colour of the filter, but does restore its filtration power.

  1. Rinse the EPA/HEPA filter under a warm tap.
    Never clean the EPA/HEPA filter with a brush.
  2. Carefully shake the water from the surface of the EPA/HEPA filter.
  3. Let the EPA/HEPA filter dry completely before you place it back into the appliance.
The "washable" sign

Non-washable HEPA filter

This filter cannot be cleaned.

Replace the non-washable EPA/HEPA filter every 2 years.

HEPA filter

AFS filter

This filter cannot be cleaned.

Replace the AFS filter once a year.

AFS filter

Micro filter

This filter cannot be cleaned.

Replace the Micro filter once a year.

Micro filter

The information on this page applies to the following models: FC8142/71 , FC9225/01 , FC8204/02 , FC9082/01 , FC9160/01 , FC8614/01 , FC8438/02 , FC8396/02 . more less

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