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I own a vacuum cleaner that has a dust bin instead of using a bag. It contains a cylindrical fluted filter which is rather difficult to clean. I usually clean by banging it on a cement wall outside. However, we have so much snow this winter here in ND, there is no good place to do this outside. What to do...?

I solved the problem by vacuuming the filter using my upstairs vacuum cleaner. This worked so well that I won't go back to doing it outside any more. The upstairs vacuum cleaner has a sponge-like filter and I can clean that one with my downstairs vacuum cleaner. I believe I will also clean the fluted filter on my Dustbuster that way.

By Judy from Valley City, ND

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March 2, 20100 found this helpful

I know it almost seems absurd to have to clean one vacuum with another, but I do the same thing.

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February 26, 20140 found this helpful

I have the same vacuum and yes, it is hard to clean. My bin is plastic so I can't bang it up against the house. It would crack. Your idea sounds great but I only have one vacuum. I did buy a baby bottle brush at the dollar store and have been using that. Not as good as your idea. Does anyone out there have better ideas for cleaning inside all those flutes?

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February 26, 20140 found this helpful

Thank you for a great idea. It will be so much easier now to clean my vacuums. An ex-pat from Wyoming living in Washington. I love your state. It is beautiful.

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