How do I Clean the Air Purifier Filters?

Last Update date : Jul 14. 2022

It is recommended to clean the air purifier filters regularly. Please be careful not to injure yourself and damage the filters during the cleaning.

Air purifier AX5500 Series

There are two types of filters inside the Samsung air purifier. After opening the front panel, the Pre-filter and then the 2-in-1 filter can be found.

  • The Washable Pre-filter
  • The 2-in-1 filter (Deodorization filter + Dust collection filter)

The filter lifespan is related to the air quality in the environment the machine is operated. The more polluted the air, the shorter the filter lifespan.


  • Please note that the 2-in-1 filter cannot be washed. Be careful not to get the 2-in-1 filter wet.
  • The replacement cycle of the 2-in-1 filter is from 6 months to 1 year, if the appliance is operated 24 hours a day. 
  • You can purchase and replace a new filter at a nearby Samsung service center.

Detach filters

Before detaching the air purifier filters, be sure to turn off the appliance and unplug the power cord.

  • To detach the front panel, use your thumbs to press the top of the panel and pull forward using your other fingers.
  • To remove the Pre-filter, push the button on the top of the Pre-filter and pull it out slowly.
  • To remove the 2-in-1 filter, push the filter holder clockwise to release and then remove the filter slowly.

Dust and clean the Pre-filter

  • If the panel is covered with excessive dust, use a vacuum cleaner to remove as much as possible. Use a soft brush to remove dust or debris on the filter. Be careful not to tear or damage the Pre-filter.
  • Soak the Pre-filter in lukewarm water for about 10 minutes after adding a neutral detergent. Rinse the filter under running water. (If necessary, use a soft brush to remove dust. Do not rub strongly however, as the Pre-filter may tear.)
  • Place the filters in a well-ventilated dry space in the shade. Keep the filter out of direct sunlight. Please note that the 2-in-1 filter cannot be washed. Be careful not to get the 2-in-1 filter wet.


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