Tineco Filter Cleaning: How and How Often?

how to clean tineco filter
A Tineco stick vacuum cleaner has several washable filters © Vacuumtester.com
In short: a Tineco vacuum cleaner is equipped with various filters. By regularly cleaning these filters, the vacuum cleaner maintains good suction performance and low dust emissions. Although the filters are washable, you will also have to replace them regularly. The HEPA filter should be replaced every 6 months, the pre-filter every 3 to 4 months. View new Tineco filters here.

Every vacuum cleaner is equipped with a filter: sucked-up air passes the filter, after which dust particles are filtered out of the air. To prevent a filter from becoming clogged and thus preventing the air from filtering properly, it is necessary to wash and replace the filter regularly.

If you have a Tineco vacuum cleaner, I have good news for you: the different filters are washable. You can wash them under the tap. How and how often should you wash the Tineco filters? I'll list everything in this article.

Why clean Tineco filters?

Let's first briefly consider why proper maintenance of Tineco filters is so important. I just mentioned that a vacuum cleaner filter can become clogged. If that is the case, there will be an increased dust emission or the air can no longer even pass the filter. In that case, the suction power will decrease.

But, that's not all the problems that can occur. A list of possible consequences if you do not clean the filters:

  • Tineco vacuum cleaner can start to smell
  • The suction power of the vacuum cleaner may decrease
  • The vacuum cleaner can suddenly make a lot of noise
  • There may be an increased dust emission
  • Shorter vacuum cleaner life
  • The battery may run out faster

Enough reasons to wash the Tineco filters regularly!

Which filters can you wash?

As indicated earlier, a Tineco vacuum cleaner is equipped with several filters that you must maintain. It concerns the following filters:

  • Mesh filter
  • Pre-filter (this is in the mesh filter)
  • HEPA filter
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The different Tineco vacuum cleaner filters. © Vacuumtester.com

Step-by-step plan: Cleaning Tineco filters

Each Tineco filter must be cleaned in its own way. For example, not every filter can be washed under the tap. I have therefore made a step-by-step plan for each Tineco filter. See below how you can clean each Tineco filter.

How to clean Tineco pre-filter

The pre-filter is the filter that you can slide out of the mesh filter.

  1. Switch off the Tineco vacuum cleaner
  2. Open the dust container at the bottom
  3. Pull the dirty pre-filter out of the mesh filter holder*
  4. Place a cleaning filter in the vacuum cleaner
  5. Connect the filter cleaning brush to the vacuum cleaner
  6. Put the Tineco vacuum cleaner in MAX mode and turn the side cover of the accessory to clean the pre-filter

* Do not hold the vacuum cleaner upside down to remove the pre-filter to prevent dust from entering the vacuum cleaner motor.

how to clean tineco pre filter
You can clean the Tineco pre-filter with a special accessory © Vacuumtester.com

How to clean Tineco HEPA filter?

At the back of the vacuum cleaner you will discover the HEPA filter. Note: you should never switch on the vacuum cleaner without a HEPA filter. See the steps below to clean this filter.

  1. Remove the HEPA filter at the back of the Tineco vacuum cleaner*
  2. Wash the HEPA filter gently with running water
  3. Let the filter dry completely (at least 24 hours) before you put it back in the Tineco vacuum cleaner

* Point the vacuum cleaner upwards when you remove the HEPA filter to prevent dust from entering the vacuum cleaner motor.

how to clean tineco HEPA filter
You can wash the Tineco HEPA filter under the tap. © Vacuumtester.com

How to clean Tineco mesh filter

The Tineco mesh filter can be found in the dust container. The mesh filter contains the pre-filter that we have just cleaned. See how to clean the mesh filter.

  1. Open the dust container of the vacuum cleaner at the bottom
  2. Turn the mesh filter counterclockwise to remove it from the dust container
  3. Remove the pre-filter from the mesh filter
  4. Wipe the mesh filter with a damp cloth
  5. Allow the filter to dry thoroughly (24 hours) before replacing it
how to clean tineco mesh filter
Use a damp cloth © Vacuumtester.com

Do you want to see all the steps again? Then watch the video below!

How often should you wash the Tineco filters?

Now that we know how to clean the different filters of your Tineco stick vacuum cleaner, it is of course also important to know how often you have to do this. In the overview below you can find out how often you need to clean (and replace) which filter.

Tineco FilterCleaning frequencyReplacement frequency
Pre-FilterEvery monthEvery 6 monthsView pre-filters >
Mesh FilterEvery monthNot
HEPA FilterEvery three monthsEvery 12 monthsView HEPA filters >
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Tip: view filter status in Tineco app

To prevent you from forgetting to clean the filters, I strongly advise you to use the Tineco app. You can add your Tineco vacuum cleaner to the app. In the app you can see how the filter is doing. This is expressed in percentages.

tineco app filter maintenance
The Tineco app shows the status of the filter © Vacuumtester.com

I hope my guide has helped you further. Additional questions? Please leave a comment below this page.

Robbert Tigchelaar
Robbert Tigchelaar

Robbert Tigchelaar has made testing vacuum cleaners his life's work. He has dedicated himself to conducting fully independent and valuable tests of vacuum cleaners to provide consumers with honest advice. His expertise in vacuum cleaners has been highlighted in The Washington Post and the Daily Express.

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