Last updated on June 3rd, 2022

How To Clean Clarifion Air Purifier

Do you want to clean your Clarifion air purifier and don’t know how? This article will help you. It is a step by step guide on how to properly clean your Clarifion ionizer and HEPA air purifier.

In order to clean your Clarifion air ionizer, you will need the following:

  • Cleaning brush
  • Waterless hand sanitizer (optional)
  • Vacuum cleaner or cloths (for dry cleaning)

Optional but recommended items for deep cleaning are white vinegar and baking soda. You can also use a dish soap that doesn’t have any strong smell as an alternative.

Step One: Remove the filter cover from your HEPA filter unit by pushing it down until it clicks open.

Step Two: Once you’ve done this, lift out the old HEPA filter to expose the foam lining under it. The best way to remove dust is with a vacuum cleaner if there isn’t much of it. If there is a lot of dust, however, you can use your cleaning brush to gently remove it or moisten the cloth with waterless hand sanitizer for better results.

Step Three: Clean the foam pads on both sides of the HEPA filter unit by using either vacuum cleaner or wet cloths (with optional white vinegar and baking soda mix). Be careful not to cause any damage while removing dirt from them because they have strong static properties that might pull at fabric fibers if handled too hard. Allow these parts time to dry before closing up your air purifier again!

The Clarifion Air Purifier has been designed as an easy device to clean without having to do anything strenuous in order for it to work in the best possible way. This is a guide on how to clean Clarifion Air Purifier and how often it needs cleaning for maximum air purification efficiency!

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104 thoughts on “How To Clean Clarifion Air Purifier

      1. Thank you Rose, I shall stop trying to open mine. You’ve been more helpful than the manufacturer.

      1. I cannot open it!
        Afraid it will brake!
        Show video how to open it! The blue light did not light up anymore! Do i need to change the battery!?

      1. I have bought (6) small plugins and three have burnt out. I bought small portable tower and the change filter light came on use Aerclear Filter #AS-FL 206001-0. I have put two more filters in and the change filter light will not go out. I sent e-mail about small plugs. Never received response from your company. Your products are no cheap.

        1. Mine to was bad when I got it! Never again will I purchase another. Can’t get the others or that one to open! Rip off it seems!

      1. Hi everyone! I bought 6 and another 3 for my brother. I thought the same thing . How the hell do you clean these? Well one of mine’s blue light went out . So I looked for a video…and the girl in the video just wiped the outside of it. Mainly the front part with a damp cloth. So I did that and the blue light came back on when I plugged it in. I also thought what if dust is on the inside ? Maybe use your sweeper for peace of mind with the long, narrow attachment? I think I’ll do that just for safety. But the light did come back on when I just wiped the outside. Strange..LOL

    1. I tried to open it also, could not open it. I stare smelling something, the air purifier was what I was smelling, it was all smoked up on the out side. I’m glad I caught it before it started a fire in my home. it’s not a safe item.

  1. i read how to clean the clarifion – and have tried pushing down to open it – but doesn’t seem to help…..I lvoe them tho and plan on buying more..

    1. pushed down on all surfaces, nothing happened is this some kind of joke? units work but I need to clean them. please respond.


  2. I am having a problem getting the filter cover to open so I can get to the filters. I have tried pressing down with my hands and am not able to get this to open up. Do you have a diagram or directions on how this can be done?

  3. Clarifion Air Purifier model GL-139, received them on Aug. 2-2021. One unit stopped working on Sept. 18,2021. P020377. WHAT DO I DO NEXT? Would not open like all the other emails I’ve read.

    1. I have had the same problem, will not open! I hate it when I get ripped off like this. I have nothing but a pile of junk!

  4. How can we connect w/Clarifon company as I can’t remove the top either. I’m wondering if we have been scammed. I bought 6 of them & can’t remove the tops to clean. We need to get a telephone # or e-mail to the company.

  5. I guess this was a treat to buy and not be able to open to clean and to try and force us to buy more. Is that It?

    1. Go girl ! I am glad i didn’t pull out my tools . I just put a fan on mine and hope it’s clean .they definitely work 🙂

  6. Is this a scam, I bought for my daughter with three small children if this might cause a fire we really need to be notified!!!!

    1. Same as the rest of the comments…will NOT open! Either let us know how to open them to clean, or send all of our money Back! I bought 3 of them as so many of the other people did.

    1. Then why does the attached yellow warning tag say to clean to avoid possible flash over/fire?!

    2. If you don’t need to clean them. Does this mean they are broken when the blue light isn’t working on it. I’ve got two out. I’d like to also add that if there is only wires inside. As someone said, then how is it cleaning the air.

    1. This is pure BS! I ended up breaking one of mine open to try and figure it out and guess what–nothing inside to brush or clean or wipe! It has stopped lighting up so I thought it was dirty–great job Clarifion–im out 1 air cleaner

  7. I cannot get the clarifying to open. Please send me a replacement for one. I have 5 others that seem to be ok.

    1. What is wrong with all these people??? The man on the video says to wipe it down!!! Why are all these crazy people trying to take it apart?? Maybe that is why they can’t, because they are only supposed to wipe it down every so often to get the dirt and junk off!!!

  8. Ok, can’t open it to clean???? what do you clean. According to the warning label, should be inspected, cleaned regularly to prevent fire due to flashover???? SO WHAT AND HOW DO YOU CLEAN IT????

  9. I can’t open them! I purchased 6 of them. This is ridiculous! How do I open it to clean it? Please don’t tell me I fell for a scam!

  10. How the heck do I open these?! I have had 6 for several months and as advised I want to clean them. How is this accomished?!
    Very frustrating!

    1. They don’t open, but they do something, because I had what looked of black soot all around my outlet and on the device. It wiped off. I did have a water heat catch fire in the downstairs, so I was guessing that it drew in the bad air From that.

  11. Same here can’t opento clean. Blue lights are gone, I don’t know if it is still working without the blue light. Waste of money.

  12. These instructions are not for the small plug-ins… person didn’t realize the instructions are for a big unit that uses HEPA filters. Even more confusing, they put up a pic of the small plug-in unit!
    To clean the small plug-in units just wipe down with a damp (not wet) micro fiber cloth. Use a clean dry old tooth brush to gently clean off the ionizer brush on the right of the unit. This should be done monthy. That’s all there is to it.

    1. If it isn’t for the small plug ins, they shouldn’t have the yellow sticker telling you to clean them. If they are to be cleaned, some instructions should have been included as to how to do it.

    2. So that’s going to make the blue light come back on. Or is it broken? It would be nice to know so we’re not wasting time and money cleaning a broken unit, which could burn down the house. And waste electric as well

    3. I have had 3 of the small plug in filters for over a year and once a month I just unplug them, wipe down with a damp cloth and take an old dry toothbrush to the little ionozer brush on the right side of the unit as the earlier post said and they are all working great. The instructions for taking the cover off is for the large HEPA filter that has a screen it and doesn’t plug directly into an outlet. Hope this helps.

  13. My daughter is an RN supervisor with 5 children, ages 5 1/2 years and under with a newborn 8 weeks old. I take care of them while she goes to work. She is very health conscious and very excited about using the Clarifion purifier. I had it plugged into the wall and noticed the yellow label on the side, warning of a potential fire risk. I had no idea how to clean it and unit is impossible to open per these instructions? Great
    product, but I’m now Leary
    of continued use with small children in my home with thIs possibility of fire risk. Please advise your potential customers how to properly clean the unit prior to purchase.
    Product unit # P020293

  14. I was preparing to buy the 3 pack. I’ve read all the negative reviews and frankly they frightened me out of buying. Let us know when you get it all straightened out, then I will buy. I can’t afford to be scammed.

  15. one, do these need to be cleaned or not? 2. the light stopped working, does that mean it needs to be cleaned? 3. I am wondering like everyone else, a scam> I will be checking with BBB

  16. Why why why all I ask is for simple instruction on cleaning, I am tired of spending monies and being kicked to the curb money does not grow on trees, God will get you for this I am a senior citizen with COPD thought this would help

  17. I read the warning label tonight and thought well I should clean it. Guess what…. It don’t open!!! What are you suppose to clean??? Am I suppose to worry about a fire??? Seriously. I bought 6 and want to make sure my house isn’t gonna burn down

  18. I read the warning label tonight and thought well I should clean it. Guess what…. It don’t open!!! What are you suppose to clean??? Am I suppose to worry about a fire??? Seriously. I bought 6 and want to make sure my house isn’t gonna burn down

  19. Like everyone else, I cannot open this device to clean. Tried to push down to open, it doesn’t open. What do we need to do to clean??

  20. Same here. I bought 10 of them. 2 quit working (blue light). Can’t clean them. Was this another scam? I don’t know if they ever worked. Didn’t seem to help much. Should have checked reviews first.

  21. Like everyone else who had commented here, I cannot open my small Clarifion purifiers. Alex Evans pls reply …. gonna try FB next.

    1. No, if the blue light is not on it is not working. Try unplugging it and clean it by wiping outside and taking a small dry brush to the filter on the right side of the unit and then plug it back in. I have found it needs to be plugged directly to the wall outlet, not in a power strip or a multi-plug unit, but directly into the wall outlet. Hope this helps.

  22. Hmmm, blue light started blinking after 6 mths.. Figured needed cleaning. No way to open. Wiped with soft cloth and vacuumed with dustbuster. On again, we’ll see. Good luck ya’ll!

  23. have clarifion ionic air purifier model GL-139 and I cannot open unit to clean. Tried everything, and nothing happens. What can I do?

  24. Just like everyone else, my light went out and I tried to clean it to no avail….I’m glad I only bought one which didn’t last very long….I think we should seek an attorney for a class action lawsuit…then maybe we will get answers

  25. Ok, like all the rest of the comments here, I don’t see how this unit can be opened in order to clean it. I have a GL-139. If one is looking at the front of the unit, there is an open slot on the upper right hand side. Inside that slot is what appears to be some black bristles in there. What is that? Can you PLEASE tell me how to clean my devices (4). On two of them, the blue light is flickering. PLEASE! I DON’T WANT A FIRE!!!

    1. Try unplugging it and clean it by wiping outside and taking a small dry brush to the filter on the right side of the unit and then plug it back in. The plug in unit is not designed to be opened. The instructions for opening the unit was for a different product of theirs. I have found it needs to be plugged directly to the wall outlet, not in a power strip or a multi-plug unit, but directly into the wall outlet. Hope this helps.

  26. Biggest rip off on market , you can’t open them, I busted one nothing insid but wires for the fake blue light.

  27. If the blue light goes out, does that mean the unit is broken? I read several complaints that the unit cannot be opened. I have a model GL-139.

  28. I guess you got me also I bought 4 of these things and can’t tell any difference in my air in this house I guess you got another one. Money just thrown Away

  29. Like all the rest I can’t get it open. Sounds like a scam to me. I bought 3 and only one is working. Wiped it down , plugged it back in . No light . Guess I got ripped off again. No need to save my name because I will never buy this product again.

  30. How to open model # GL 139 ?
    Just another SCAM
    I will go on web sight and post “DO NOT BUY UNLESS YOU WANT TO BE SCAMMED”

  31. I bought 3. I lugged one in to see how well it worked. Plugged in for several months. It did not work at all. I am extremely disgusted. Product only has a 30 day refund policy. It was a waste of my money!!! I will NEVER recommend this product to anyone. They just took my money!!!

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