How To Clean Oreck Air Purifier Step-By-Step

Is this the first time you’re trying to clean Oreck air purifier? And you find it difficult or you don’t have any idea where to start to clean it? Is your Oreck air purifier not cooling good doesn’t make fresh air anymore? Then it’s time to clean your Oreck air purifier.

Cleaning an Air Purifier is an easy job that looks hard. The Oreck Air Purifier has a main component known as the Truman cell. This is the main Air cleaning module on the Air Purifier.

Cleaning the Oreck Air Purifier is best done with Oreck all-purpose cleaner, also known as the o monster.

The Truman cell is the air filter on the air purification unit. It may seem fragile, but it is a very strong and secure unit.

After being done with a bunch of experience and searches to find the best way to clean Oreck air purifier, we provide you with this guide on how to clean Oreck air purifier step-by-step follow these instructions and steps and don’t pass any step.

Without further a do let’s jump in!

Clean Oreck Air Purifier

How to clean Oreck air purifier(XL professional air purifier)?

1. Cleaning times

Proper care and cleaning of the air purifier are critical to performance. The following chart shows the cleaning intervals and methods.

PartCleaning timeMethod
CabinetAs neededWipe with a damp cloth first. If required, follow with a mild non-abrasive cleaner.
Truman Cell™2 to 4 weeks, or as neededSpray Oreck Assail-a-Cell® cleaner or soak in warm water with mild detergent. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
Truman Cell™If arcing occurs*Gently wipe cell wires with a dry cotton swab, Spray Oreck Assail-a-Cell® cleaner, or soak in warm water with mild liquid detergent. Rinse and dry thoroughly
Pre-filter2 to 4 weeks, or as neededRinse thoroughly in warm water.
Odor absorber12 months, or as neededReplace (optional for odor removal). Do not wash or get wet. Vacuum to clean, if necessary.
Air Direction grillAs neededUse the brush provided with the air purifier to brush away debris in between the slots.
OxygenatorAs neededVacuum the front with a soft brush attachment. Do not use any liquids for cleaning.
  • Arcing is a sharp snapping sound that can occur when dust particles build up in the Truman Cell™.

2.  Cleaning the Pre-Filter

Step1. Unplug the air purifier.

Step2. Remove the top cover by sliding forward and lifting it off.

Step3. Pull the pre-filter straight up and out of the cabinet.

Step4. Thoroughly rinse the pre-filter and let it air dry before placing it back in the cabinet.

  • Do not use heated or compressed air as part of the drying process.

Step5. Place the pre-filter back into the unit by sliding it straight down into the slots.

Step6. Place the top cover back on the cabinet, sliding back to lock into place.

3. Cleaning the Truman Cell™

Note: The Truman Cell™ may require more frequent cleaning if “arcing” occurs. Arcing is a sharp snapping sound that occurs when large particles of dust are collected in the Truman Cell™. If prolonged or continuous arcing occurs the Truman Cell™ should be cleaned.

IMPORTANT: Do not try to clean the Truman Cell™ by inserting a cloth, brush, or another object between the cell plates.

To clean the Truman cell™:

Step1. Unplug the air purifier.

Step2. Remove the top cover by sliding forward and lifting it off.

Step3. Pull the Truman Cell™ straight up and out of the cabinet by using the two small handles on each side of the Truman Cell™.

Step4. Based on the frequency of arcing or how dirty the cell has become, perform one or both of the following steps:

Step5. If the cell is arcing frequently a “quick clean” can be performed by gently wiping a dry cotton swab along the length of each of the four wires near the front of the cell to remove any built-up particles from the wires. Go to step 9.

Step6. For a more complete cleaning, place the Truman Cell™ in a sink, bathtub, dishwasher, or other location where cleaner and contaminants will rinse away without damaging surfaces and proceed to Step 7.

Note: If placed in the dishwasher, do not insert dishwasher tongs directly into the collector cell as this may cause damage to the wires or cell plates.

Step7. Spray Oreck Assail-a-Cell® cleaner thoroughly between each cell plate and cover each surface. Allow the cleaner to soak for a few minutes and rinse with clean water.

  • Do not let the cleaner dry on the Truman Cell™.
  • An alternative method to clean the Truman Cell™ is to soak it in warm water for two to three hours.
  • Mild liquid dish detergent may be used to help break down dirt.
  • Rinse thoroughly with clean water.

Note: Do not insert objects to clean the Truman Cell™. Tough residue such as tar from tobacco smoke may need additional applications or longer soaking.

Step8. Allow drying completely outside of the air purifier. Do not use heated or compressed air to dry.

IMPORTANT: Do not reinsert the Truman Cell™ until it is completely dry. If the “Check Collector Cell” light blinks red after replacing the Truman Cell™, then the Truman Cell™ may still be wet.

  • Remove the Truman Cell™ and allow it to finish drying.

Step9. Place the Truman Cell™ back into the unit by sliding it straight down into the slots. The Truman Cell™ is specially designed so that it can be inserted only in one direction.

Step10. Replace the top cover, and slide it back to lock into place. Be sure the top cover and front grill are securely closed or the unit will not operate.

Step11. Reset the “Check Collector Cell” timer by holding down the Air Revitalizer button until the “Check Collector Cell” light blinks three times.

4. Cleaning the Air Direction Grill

Step1. Using the cleaning brush (located on the bottom of the top cover), brush away any debris that may have collected between the grill slots.

Step2. Remove the top cover odor absorber, pre-filter, and Truman Cell™

Step3. Lightly vacuum the front only with a soft brush attachment.

  • Do not use liquids to clean. Liquids will damage the oxygenator.

Step4. Replace all parts in step 2.

5. Cleaning the Oxygenator

Step1. Unplug the air purifier.

Step2. Remove the top cover by sliding forward and lifting it off.

Step3. Pull the odor absorber straight up and out of the cabinet.

Step4. Replace with a new odor absorber. The handles on the odor absorber should point up.

  • Do not force the odor absorber into the slot.

Step5. Replace the top cover, and slide it back to lock into place.

Step6. Reset the “Check Odor Absorber” timer by holding down the Night Light button until the “Check Odor Absorber” light blinks three times.

How to clean Oreck air purifier(RAIRTB XL Tower AP air purifier)

1. Cleaning times

Proper care and cleaning of the air purifier are critical to performance. The unit has been designed to make this as simple as possible. The following chart shows the cleaning intervals and methods.

PartCleaning timeMethod
CabinetAs neededWipe with a damp cloth first. If required, follow with a mild non-abrasive cleaner.
Collector Cell2 to 4 weeks, or as neededSpray Oreck Assail-a-Cell® cleaner or soak in warm water with mild detergent. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
Pre-filter2 to 4 weeks, or as neededRinse thoroughly in warm water.
Odor absorber12 months, or as neededReplace (optional for odor removal). Do not wash or get wet. Vacuum to clean, if necessary.
OxygenatorAs neededVacuum the front with a soft brush attachment. Do not use any liquids for cleaning.

2. Cleaning the Cabinet

You can clean the Air Purifier cabinet with a mild, non-abrasive cleanser and a soft cloth.

IMPORTANT: Unplug the unit from its electrical power source.

  • Do not spray cleaners or furniture polish into louvers or grill areas.

3. Cleaning the Air Purifier Components

All components of your air purifier are located behind the cabinet door. Before you begin any cleaning process you must:

Step1. Unplug the air purifier.

Step2. Open the cabinet door

Step3. Press in on the bottom button and press down on the top button.

4. Cleaning the Collector Cell

Note: The collector cell ™ may require more frequent cleaning if “arcing” occurs. Arcing is a sharp snapping sound that occurs when large particles of dust are collected in the collector Cell™. If prolonged or continuous arcing occurs the collector Cell™ should be cleaned.

IMPORTANT: Do not try to clean the collector Cell™ by inserting a cloth, brush, or another object between the cell plates.

To Clean the Collector Cell :

Step1. To remove the collector cell:

  • Turn the yellow latches counterclockwise.
  • Pull straight out by the black handle.

Step2. Place collector cell in the sink, bathtub, or other location where cleaner and contaminants will rinse away without damaging surfaces.

Step3. Spray Oreck Assail-A-Cell® cleaner thoroughly between each cell plate.

Step4. Allow the cleaner to soak for a few minutes and rinse with clean water.

  • Do not let the cleaner dry on the collector cell.
  • An alternative method to clean the collector cell is to soak it in warm water for two to three hours.
  • Mild liquid dish detergent may be used to help break down dirt.
  • Rinse thoroughly with water.
  • Note: Do not put in the dishwasher or insert objects to clean the collector cell. Do not wash the collector cell with bleach or other abrasive cleaners.
  • Tough residue such as tar from tobacco smoke may need additional applications or longer soaking.

Step5. Allow drying completely outside of the air purifier. Do not use heated or compressed air to dry.

IMPORTANT: Do not reinsert the collector cell until it is completely dry. If the “Check Collector Cell” light blinks red after replacing the collector cell, then the collector cell is still wet.

Step6. Remove the collector cell and allow it to finish air-drying.

Step7. Place the collector cell back into the air purifier by sliding it straight into the cabinet.

Step8. Lock the yellow latches by turning clockwise.

Step9. Close the cabinet door securely.

5. Cleaning the Pre-Filter

Note: The pre-filter is located under the collector cell. You must remove the collector cell first by following step 1 in the above procedure.

Step1. Grasp the blue handle located in the middle of the pre-filter basket and pull the pre-filter straight up and out of the cabinet.

Step2. Lightly brush the surface to loosen the dirt and wash the filter in warm water.

  • Do not bend or twist the filter during cleaning.

Step3. Thoroughly rinse the pre-filter and let it air dry completely before placing it back in the cabinet.

  • Do not use heated or compressed air as part of the drying process.

Step4. Place the pre-filter back into the unit and then replace the collector cell by following step 4 in the above procedure.

Step5. Close the cabinet door securely

6. Cleaning the Oxygenator

Step1. Remove the collector cell and odor absorber.

Step2. Locate the Oxygenator above the fragrance compartment.

Step3. Lightly vacuum the bottom of the Oxygenator with a soft brush attachment.

  • Do not use liquids to clean, Liquids will damage the oxygenator.

Step4. Replace collector cell and odor absorber. Make sure the door is closed securely.

How to clean Oreck air purifier (Oreck ProShield Plus Air Purifier)

1. Cleaning Intervals

Proper care and cleaning of the air purifier are critical to performance. The following chart shows the cleaning intervals and methods.

PartCleaning timeMethod
CabinetAs neededWipe with a damp cloth first. If required, follow with a mild non-abrasive cleaner.
Truman Cell™2 to 4 weeks, or as neededSpray Oreck Assail-a-Cell® cleaner or soak in warm water with mild detergent. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
Pre-filter2 to 4 weeks, or as neededRinse thoroughly in warm water.
Air Direction grillAs neededUse the brush provided with the air purifier to brush away debris in between the slots.
Catalytic OzoneOxygenatorAs neededVacuum the front with a soft brush attachment. Do not use any liquids for cleaning.

2. Cleaning the Pre-Filter

Step1. Unplug the air purifier and lay it on its side with the hinged cover on top.

Step2. Open the Top Cover by pressing the Cover Release button.

Step3. Pull the Pre-Filter straight up and out of the Cabinet.

Step4. Thoroughly rinse the Pre-Filter and let it air dry before placing it back in the Cabinet. Do not use heated or compressed air as part of the drying process.

Step5. Slide the Pre-Filter back into the unit.

Step6. Close the Top Cover securely

3. Cleaning the Truman Cell

Step1. Unplug the air purifier and lay it on its side with the hinged cover on top.

Step2. Open the Top Cover by pressing the Cover Release button.

Step3. Remove the Truman Cell® by pulling up on the handle (located across the top), and lifting it straight up and out.

Step4. Place in the sink, bathtub, or other location where the cleaner can cover every surface.

Step5. Spray Oreck Assail-A-Cell® cleaner thoroughly between each cell plate.

Step6. Allow the cleaner to soak for a few minutes and rinse with clean water.

  • Do not let the cleaner dry on the collector cell.
  • An alternative method to clean the collector cell is to soak it in warm water for two to three hours.
  • Mild liquid dish detergent may be used to help break down dirt.
  • Rinse thoroughly with water.
  • Note: Do not put in the dishwasher or insert objects to clean the collector cell. Do not wash the collector cell with bleach or other abrasive cleaners.
  • Tough residue such as tar from tobacco smoke may need additional applications or longer soaking.

Step7. Allow drying completely outside of the air purifier. Do not use heated or compressed air to dry.

IMPORTANT: Do not reinsert the collector cell until it is completely dry. If the “Check Collector Cell” light blinks red after replacing the collector cell, then the collector cell is still wet.

Step8. Remove the collector cell and allow it to finish air-drying.

Step9. Place the collector cell back into the air purifier by sliding it straight into the cabinet.

Step10.  Lock the yellow latches by turning clockwise.

Step11. Close the cabinet door securely.

Note: The Truman Cell may require more frequent cleaning if “arcing” occurs. Arcing is a sharp snapping sound that occurs when large particles are collected in the Truman Cell®. If prolonged or continuous arcing occurs the Truman Cell® should be cleaned.

4. Cleaning the Catalytic Oxygenator

Step1. Unplug the air purifier and lay it on its side with the hinged cover on top.

Step2. Open the Top Cover by pressing the Cover Release button.

Step3. Remove the Pre-Filter and Truman Cell®.

Step4. Vacuum the front face of the filter with a soft-brush attachment only. Do not use liquids to clean.

Step5. Replace the Truman Cell® and Pre-Filter.

Step6. Close the Top Cover securely.

5. Cleaning the Exhaust Grille

Step1. Remove the Cleaning Brush from the storage slot located under the Top Cover.

Step2. Brush away the debris that has collected between the Grille Slots.

Step3. Return the Cleaning Brush to the storage slot

How to know that my Ionic Pro air Purifier needs to clean?

The indicator light is green under normal operation and flashes red when the Collector Cell requires cleaning.

The red “WASH CELL” light will flash or illuminate when it is time to clean your Collector Cell. Your Air Purifier is still filtering the air when the red light illuminates.

It is not necessary to wait for the red “WASH CELL” light before cleaning the Collector Cell. Even if the “WASH CELL” light is not red, Oreck recommends cleaning the Collector Cell every 4 to 8 weeks, or more often if snapping becomes frequent.

Cleaning your Oreck Air Purifier is a snap too… and a must for efficient operation.

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Final thoughts

This guide on how to clean Oreck air purifier will help you clean your air purifier easily with no effort and experience, The collector cell will work much better and clean the air more efficiently after regular cleaning.

This is an easy cleaning job that may seem hard to do, yet once you get the hang of the cleaning process it becomes second nature.

This machine will save money in the long run because it cleans and revitalizes the air without the use of expensive filters.

Elhoucine

My Name is Elhoucine I am a passionate blogger, I have been searching and reading about the newly released gadgets, appliances, and products, and through this blog, I am trying to share some of the acquired experience to help you with everything related to home.