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Old 12-06-2016, 01:32 PM   #1
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Cleaning AC ceiling vent filters

Not really a newbie but this is probably a newbie question. I'm wanting to clean my ac ceiling vents on my 2011 Tiffin Allegro RED without breaking anything. Do I have to take all of the screws out of all of these vents to get at the little foam filter, or is there some easy way the grid will pop off?
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If they are anything like mine, and they most likely are, you have to remove the screws to get the foam filters out. I use a small elec. screwdriver and it makes quick work of it.
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If they are the round ones with a louvered cover, you will not have to remove screws. The louvered piece pulls straight down making the foam filter easy to get to. I washed mine in the kitchen sink with a little Dawn.
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If they look like the ones on end of this link just gripe fins with two fingers and pull down with twist.
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It didn't want to come off right away, but I did manage to pull one straight down, wash it up in the sink,and push it back into place. There are a bunch of them, so it should keep me out of trouble for a while. Thanks so much!
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During heavy useólike in the summeróI find that I have to wash mine every couple of weeks. There's not much to them but keeping them clean will make your AC units happy
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My mistake. I failed to see that the OPs reference was to AC vents. I thought it was the fan vents. Sorry for any problems.
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Old 12-06-2016, 11:46 PM   #8
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I purchased an extra set of the foam filters so I can remove and replace them without waiting for drying time. Venting Products / AC Vents / Foam Filter Insert For "Bigport" #9850 and "Jet Stream" #8950F Vents-Set of 5 - DW Inc.
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I purchased an extra set of the foam filters so I can remove and replace them without waiting for drying time. Venting Products / AC Vents / Foam Filter Insert For "Bigport" #9850 and "Jet Stream" #8950F Vents-Set of 5 - DW Inc.
That's what we did, also. The cover just pulls down - grip the louvers... no screws needed.
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Came across this little video that makes the process fun! First time posting a link, hope it works. If not check out David Bott's videos on YouTube.
https://youtu.be/zPeWvSyRd3Q
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The only filters are normally on the intake. On my RV I have two different intakes.

The old (OEM) inteakes are Carrier Air V, the filters slide out, only tool recommended is a towel to catch that which falls off the filter as it slides out.. They also slide back in.. though not as easily as they slide out.

ON the "NEW" Coleman. Just 4 Torex Screws (OK so I provided the screws cause they did not come with and what I have in stock are TOREX deck screws.. Lots of 'em. Stainless Steel) I likely should go that right about now too.
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