Winix Filter Reset: How To?

how to reset winix filter
After replacing the filter you have to reset it ©
In short: a Winix air purifier is equipped with filters that you must replace regularly. When a filter needs to be replaced, the air purifier gives a signal. After replacing the filter, you must reset the filter so that the air purifier knows that a new filter has been installed.

A Winix air purifier is equipped with several filters. In most air purifiers you will discover a pre-filter, a HEPA filter and an active carbon filter. Filters must eventually be replaced, so that they can continue to filter polluted particles from the air. After replacing it is very important to reset the filter.

How do you do this and why is it so important? I’ll tell you everything you need to know in this comprehensive guide.

Why reset the Winix filter?

First, let’s take a quick look at why it’s so important to reset the filter. A Winix air purifier is equipped with a HEPA filter. In the manual for replacing a Winix filter, I already explained that you should replace it every 6 to 12 months.

Exactly when you need to replace it depends, among other things, on where you place the air purifier, how polluted the air is and how often you have it on. When it is time for a replacement, a Winix air purifier often indicates this with a red flashing light.

winix air purifier blinking red light
Winix air purifier with a red light. ©

After replacing the filter, it is important to reset the filter so that the air purifier knows that a new filter has been installed. That way, the Winix air purifier can let you know in a while that it’s time to replace the filter.

How do you reset the Winix filter?

Resetting the Winix filter is very easy. After you have placed the new filter, you can follow the steps below.

  1. Connect the Winix air purifier to the power
  2. Turn on the Winix air purifier
  3. Grab a thin object (e.g. a paperclip)
  4. Press the reset button for 5 seconds
  5. You will hear a sound signal if the reset is successful

You will see the Winix filter reset that the Winix air purifier red light stops flashing. In the video below I show you the above steps again.

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I hope my guide helped you. Do you have additional questions? Feel free to send me a message or leave a comment below. I would like to help you!

Bram Tigchelaar

Bram Tigchelaar

Bram is the co-founder of Together with his brother, he gives advice for cleaner air quality in your home. He combines decades of experience in the world of air quality products with a passion for product testing. Questions about his approach? Feel free to send him a message!

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