Last updated on June 2nd, 2022
Encountered a blinking light on a Winix air purifier and don’t know what to do? Here’s an answer! I wrote a simple guide for you on how to reset filter light blinking red on all Winix air purifiers.
Winix C545, C535, C555 Filter Reset Guide
- Reset button on Winix C545 located on top panel of the air purifier.
- Use a paper clip and put it into the little hole that is located right next to the blinking light. Press it and hold for five seconds.
- After that the light should turn off. If it doesn’t turn off make sure you hold enough the reset button.
- If the light continues blinking, check whether you put the filter inside correctly. In other cases contact customer support (877) 699-46-49.
To reset filter on Winix C535 or C555 you should follow the same procedure.
Flintar true HEPA 1712-0096-00 air filter for C545.
Genuine Winix 115115 Replacement Filter A for C535 and 5500-2 air cleaners.
Fette true HEPA 116131 air filter for C555.
How to Reset Filter Light on Winix 5500-2, 5500-2, 6300
The procedure is the same as it is for the Winix C545. After you placed the new filter inside your air purifier, turn it on and you see reset filter indicator blinking. Right next to it located the reset button. Use a paper clip or similar thing to put inside and hold for 5 second to reset the filter light.
The procedure is the same for Winix PlasmaWave 5300-2, 5500-2, 6300 air purifiers.
White genuine Winix 116130 Replacement Filter for Winix 5500-2 PlasmaWave air purifier.
Skymechy 115115 Replacement Filter A for Winix PlasmaWave 5300, 6300, 5300-2, 6300-2.
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13 thoughts on “Winix Filter Reset: How to Reset Filter Light on C545 and other Winix air purifiers”
Our winnex 5500-2 gave up the ghost this mornning. I’ve kept the filters clean and changed then when needed. Tried a new location to plug into, no luck. The power cord looks great. I’m out of ideas and hope you can help me. sincerely Kris Jacobsen.
Looks like the motor is dead. Contact the customer support.
Blinking red light – turned it off – thank you… RIH
Thank you! I kept looking or the ‘button’ reference in the user manual. I didn’t realize it was recessed in the top panel and required the universal IT tool (paper clip)!! 🙂 Thanks a ton! I was searching everywhere in the app. That would be a great place for a backup method!
Glad it worked! 🙂
We change the filter and make sure it was incorrectly. We did the paperclip and held it for five seconds. We did that procedure a few times red blinking Light still comes back on.
Mine is doing the same thing. I put filter in 3 times and reset.
Our Winix red light came on to replace the filter. We did that but now can’t get the red light to turn off. The reset button is still dark and the light to tell us to replace is still on. I don’t see any little holes for a paper clip to work. Ideas?
Please delete my question about the light. I did find the tiny hole for the paperclip and it worked! Thanks!
You are welcome 🙂
Old gal coming through sorry. I ‘m looking for that hole. My eyes are so bad I can’t see it. I have a 5300-2. Any help would be awesome!
Where is the hole on the white large Winix plasma wave NK100. No hole next to any light on the top panel? I’m geared with my paper clip and ready. I’ve tried the front facing holes alongside the “auto” “night 🌙 “ and “fan” settings???? Thanks.
I bought two C545 units at Costco a while back. After replacing the filters, I tried to reset by pressing a paperclip into the little hole, as instructed. The paper clip would not go in. My friends, who also purchased two units, had the same problem. Today when I talked to customer service, I tried even smaller diameter items than a paperclip. I tried a hat pin, a sewing pin and finally an embroidery needle. None would go until I finally tapped the top of the embroidery needle with a hammer. This did not work for the other unit. It appears the little hole is too small. One serious problem is that a unit may be out of warranty by the time it’s necessary to replace the filters so that the purchaser may not find out about the defect until too late.