How To Clean A ThisWorx Car Vacuum – Complete Instructions

ThisWorx vacuums are a good choice for a light, handheld car cleaner. If taken care of, they can last for years and are a good investment.

To clean a ThisWorx car vacuum, unplug it and remove the clear container by pressing the button in front of the power switch. Clean the filter with the ThisWorx brush. Rinse the trash container, vacuum pipe, and bristle brush with warm water. Let everything dry and reassemble it.

In this guide, we explain how to clean a ThisWorx car vacuum, so read on for everything you need to know about maintaining your ThisWorx cleaner.

How to clean a ThisWorx Vacuum

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Here’s how to clean your ThisWorkx car vacuum:

1. Disconnect

Before you start cleaning your vacuum, remember to turn it off and disconnect it (if its charging).

2. Clean the Exterior

The outside of ThisWorx vacuums don’t have many narrow corners, which makes them easy to clean. Especially since barely any debris or dust accumulates on it.

Simply grab a dry cloth and wipe the dust off the vacuum body.

Then, follow it with a damp cloth if you notice any hardened stains or bits that don’t want to come off.

3. Open the Vacuum

Your ThisWorx vacuum has a clear part on the front that has the filter and the container that collects the dirt and garbage.

Hold the clear part firmly with one hand. With the other hand, press the button located just in front of the power switch and light.

Pressing it down will disconnect the front piece, and you can gently lift it off.

Thisworx car vacuum cleaner. location of the power button and the dirt canister release.

4. Detach the Filter and Clean It

The filter is attached at the opening of the container. Hold the back end of the filter and gently, force it out.

If you’re cleaning the vacuum for the first time, it may be hard for the filter to come off. If this is the case, firmly hold the back end, and apply pressure in a twisting motion to remove the filter.

The filter usually only has dust deposits that clear off easily with the brush.

ThisWorx provides a special bristle brush to clean the filter. Just brush in downward strokes along the pleats of the filter.

If you do have any heavy-duty debris that is stuck on the filter you can wash it with low-pressure running warm water after the brushing. It’s also a good idea to check if the filter looks damaged at all. If it has any tears in it then it should be replaced.

5. Empty the Dust Container

The next step is to empty the dust container, by simply shaking out its contents.

Clean the container using a soft and dry cotton cloth, followed by a wet wipe in case there is any stubborn deposits. Let it dry completely before placing the filter back in it.

If the filter or container aren’t completely dry when you put your vacuum back together your filter can become moldy.

6. Use Vinegar Solution for the Vacuum Pipe

The ThisWorx vacuum pipe attaches at the front end of the cleaner. Pipes are generally hard to clean because a normal-sized cloth can’t reach all the way in.

To clean the pipe, detach it from the vacuum and then insert a dry cloth with the help of a thin pipe or stick.

Next, prepare a diluted vinegar solution with 1 cup of white vinegar and 1 cup of distilled water. Rinse the pipe by running the solution through it. Let the pipe dry completely before inserting it back into the vacuum.

7. Clean the Brush

The bristle brush also needs cleaning for your vacuum to keep working properly.

Separate the brush from the pipe and remove any hair wraps or large-sized garbage. Next, wash the brush with warm water.

Wipe the plastic part with a dry cloth. Comb through the bristles and leave them to dry.

How well you vacuum cleans depends on the condition of bristles, so it’s best to replace them if they look damaged.

Vacuum bristle brushes usually last up to 12 months. But, this also depends on how often you use it.

8. Reassemble

Once you’ve finished cleaning, it’s time to reassemble the vacuum cleaner. Double check that everything is completely dry before placing them back together.

Take the container and insert the filter. Both the container and the filter have a specific shape – they are fully circular except for one end that is flat. There are triangular supporting corners in the container that the filter sits on. Push the filter in and position it on the triangular edges.

To attach the transparent trash container with the back end of the vacuum, line the two up so that the slot on the container inserts in the groove that’s on the underside of the other part of the vacuum.

Once they are in position, press the button in front of the power switch and gently push the container in. You will hear a click sound indicating that the filter is properly in place.

If you want to insert the extension pipe, locate the nozzle in the front end of the vacuum and twist the pipe in. At the other end, insert the pipe-like plastic part of the brush in the pipe.

If you find ThisWorx Car vacuums difficult to clean, Plentiful Air has a guide to vacuums that are easy to clean available here.

Helpful Tips

How To Empty A ThisWorx Car Vacuum

To empty the ThisWorx car vacuum, press the button in front of the power switch and detach the transparent trash container. After removing the HEPA filter, dispose of the garbage. Clean it with a dry cloth and warm water before placing it back.

There’s a HEPA filter attached at the opening of the container that collects dust and protects the vacuum. Apply pressure in a twisting motion on the filter to separate it. Turn the container upside down and empty it into a trash bin. Wipe the walls with a dry cloth. Dampen the cloth if there is hardened or sticky debris inside.

When dry, place the filter back inside. Insert the slot at the lower end inside the groove on the vacuum and press the top button again to insert the container back.

How To Remove the Filter From A ThisWorx Car Vacuum

The HEPA filter in ThisWorx car vacuum can be removed by pulling it out of the dust container. Detach the clear container from the back end of the vacuum. Hold the filter from its rear side and give it a twist to pull it out.

Remember that the filter is sometimes tightly fixed, and if you are removing it for the first time, it may require a little extra force.

If you want to clean the filter, do it using the special brush that comes with the ThisWorx car vacuum set. Follow it with a warm water rinse if need be.

If the filter is damaged, replace it with another replacement HEPA filter that usually comes with the package. Generally, a ThisWorx HEPA filter lasts six months. This also depends on the frequency of use, amount, and type of dirt.

Russell Singleton

Russell holds a Bachelor of Science (Environmental and Marine Geoscience) with Class I Honors. He is currently completing his doctorate in science and is passionate about all earth processes, especially isotope geochemistry and paleohydrology.

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