How To Properly Clean A Levoit Core Air Purifier


Cleaning Levoit Core Air Purifiers include unplugging the device and wiping the outer side with a soft dry/damp cloth. The inside can be cleaned using a vacuum cleaner, while a soft brush should be used on the pre-filter. Never use any liquids, abrasive chemicals or soap when cleaning your Levoit air purifier.

Levoit Air purifiers remove contaminants from your home flawlessly providing you with fresh air for breathing. However, cleaning your Levoit Air Purifier is essential to maintain it in the best working condition.

This article will discuss quick and easy ways to clean the air purifier, the importance of Levoit Core Purifiers, and answer some of the frequently asked questions about Levoit Air Purifiers. We’ll also explain different types of Levoit Core Air Purifiers.

How to Clean a Levoit Core Air Purifier

Cleaning all of the Levoit Core series air purifiers essentially follows the same steps. The True HEPA and high efficiency activated Carbon filters require no cleaning. You simply have to replace them every 6-8 months, depending on the model.

Filter life of Levoit Core air purifiers. Most are 6-8 months, except the mini (4-6 months) and the 400S and 600S (6-12 months).
Filter life of Levoit Core Air Purifiers. Image created for plentifulair.com.

A filter indicator will light up to remind you to check your air filter.

Depending on how often you use your purifier, the filter indicator should turn on at 6-8 months (except for the 400S, 600S and mini). It is not essential to replace your filter when the filter indicator lights up, but you must check your filter to see if it needs replacing – this is also why the filter life is usually a range and not a hard number.

1-Cleaning the outer side

  • Unplug your Air Purifier before cleaning.
  • Wipe the outer side of your air purifier using a damp cloth, and then immediately dry it. Don’t use any abrasive chemicals or flammable cleaning agents.

2-Cleaning the inner side

  • For cleaning the inner side of the air purifier, use a vacuum cleaner. To increase the efficiency and life of the filter, it is best to clean the outer pre-filter every two to four weeks.
  • Use a vacuum hose or a soft brush to remove dust, hair, or other entrapped large particles in the pre-filter. Don’t use water or any other liquid to clean the air filter.

3-Cleaning the Air quality sensor

Dust can accumulate in the air quality sensor, and it can stop working correctly. So, it’s usually best if you clean it regularly.

For cleaning the air quality sensor:

  • Open the sensor cover to access the air quality sensor.
  • Clean the sensor lens using a damp cotton swab.
  • Then dry the sensor lens using a dry cotton swab.
  • Once you’re done, close the sensor cover.

4-Cleaning the Pre-Filter

To clean the Pre-Filter use a soft brush or vacuum hose. Take extra care to remove any dust or hair.

  • Do not clean the Pre-Filter with water or soap.
  • Clean the Pre-Filter every 2-4 weeks.

How to Reset a Levoit Air Purifier

Over time, the filters in an air purifier become saturated and need replacing. After replacing your filter, you will need to reset your purifier.

To rest the air purifier, you’ll have to follow the following steps.

Resetting the Check Filter Indicator When It Lights Up (Signal for filter change)

  • Replace the air filters.
  • Plug in the air purifier and turn it on.
  • Then press the filter reset button and hold it for 3 seconds while the air purifier is on standby. The filter reset button will turn off, indicating that the rest is complete.

Resetting the Check Filter Indicator Before It Lights Up (Filter changed before receiving signal)

  • Turn on the air purifier.
  • Press and hold the filter rest button for three seconds, and the filter reset button will light up.
  • Press and hold the same button again for another three seconds. This will turn off the light, indicating a successful reset.

Reset Button Positions On Different Core Series Air Purifiers

Here are the reset button positions on different versions of Levoit Core Air Purifiers.

Levoit Core Air PurifierReset Button Location
Levoit Core 200S, Smart True HEPA Air PurifierJust below the ON/Off Button
Levoit Core 300 True HEPA Air PurifierNext to ‘Display Lock Button’ and above ‘ Display Off Button.’
Levoit Core 300S Smart True HEPA Air PurifierJust below the on/off button
Levoit Pet Care True HEPA Air Purifier Model:  Core P350 Next to ‘Pet Lock Button’ and above ‘Display Off Button.’
Levoit PlasmaPro™ 400S Smart True HEPA Air PurifierJust below PM2.5/Timer Display and besides Display Lock Indicator
Levoit VeSync Core™ 400S Smart True HEPA Air PurifierNext to ‘Timer Button’ and below the ‘Sleep Mode Button.’
Levoit VeSync Core™ 600S Smart True HEPA Air PurifierAbove the ‘Timer Button’ and below the ‘Sleep Mode Button.’
Levoit Core Mini Smart True HEPA Air PurifierAbove the fan speed indicator (‘ii’).
Location of reset buttons on Levoit core air purifiers.

Types of Levoit Core Air Purifiers

Levoit Core Air Purifiers include eight hi-tech air purifiers that are available from the Levoit Amazon store or from Levoit.com.

Core 200S Smart True HEPA Air Purifier

The Core 200S Smart True HEPA Air Purifier exploits a combined power of Nylon Pre-Filter, a High-Efficiency Activated Carbon Filter, and an H13 True HEPA Filter to capture air particles providing 360o coverage. It can adsorb unwanted fumes and odors.

You can connect this air purifier to a free VeSync app to manage its activity from anywhere. VeSync app allows you to customize your air purifier running schedule from 2, 4, or 8 hours. You can also control the Core 200S Smart True HEPA Air Purifier across the room using Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa. They can operate with low noise levels, i.e., 32dB.

Core 300 True HEPA Air Purifier

The Core 300 True HEPA Air Purifier also employs a 3-stage filtration system to purify the air. H13 True HEPA Filter captures 99.97% of 0.3 micron-sized airborne particles such as smoke particles, pet dander, fine dust, and pollen. An activated Carbon Filter neutralizes fumes, VOCs, and household odors. With VortexAir™ Technology, it can cover up to 219 ft2 / 20 m2. QuietKEAP™ Technology minimizes noise levels to as low as 24dB.

Core 300S Smart True HEPA Air Purifier

This Levoit Core 300S air purifier is also based on a 3-Stage H13 True HEPA Filtration system to remove airborne contaminants entirely. With its patented VortexAir™ Technology, it is an ideal air purifier for a 219 ft2 / 20 m2 room.

It can also reduce noise levels to as low as 24dB. Some other cool features include, intelligent control system, 1–24 hour timer, check filter indicator, and sleep mode.

Core P350 Pet Care True HEPA Air Purifier

The Levoit Core p350 Pet Care air purifier uses an activated carbon filter’s ARC Formula to absorb pet odors and chemically break them to avoid second-hand pollution. It has a QuietKEAP Technology, VortexAir Technology, 3-Stage Filtration, Improved Pre-Filter, and a 2–8 Hour Timer.

PlasmaPro™ 400S Smart True HEPA Air Purifier

The Levoit PlasmaPro 400S is one of the most advanced air purifiers of Levoit’s Core series. It has a 3-Stage Filtration system which allows it to capture 99.97% of airborne particles. HEPASmart™ Technology enhances filtration and plays a significant role in capturing 99.99% of bacteria, molds, and viruses.

VortexAir™ Technology, ARC Formula, AirSight Plus™ Technology, QuietKEAP™ Technology, app control, and voice control makes it one of the best Levoit air purifiers in the Core range. The Levoit PlasmaPro 400S is a bit pricier than the VeSync Core 400S.

VeSync Core 400S Smart True HEPA Air Purifier

The VeSync Core 400S Smart True HEPA Air Purifier employs a three-stage filtration system to remove 99.9% of airborne particles, bacteria, molds, and viruses. Laser dust sensors scan the surrounding air for detecting airborne particles, and the PM2.5 display shows the number of airborne particles detected.

ARC Formula, QuietKEAP™ Technology, voice control, app control, and Air Quality Indicator Rings make it the most in-demand air purifier.

Why Do You Need A Levoit Core air Purifier?

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, in 2020, about 68 million tons of contaminants were emitted into the atmosphere in the United States. Emission of these air contaminants contributes to acid deposition, formation of ozone particles, and visibility impairment.

Americans spend 90% of their time indoors where pollutants concentration is 2-5 times higher than outdoor pollutants’ concentration. Levoit has come up with innovative air purifiers to clean your indoor atmosphere, making it fresh and suitable for breathing.

Gases from tobacco smoke, cleaning products, building materials, dust, and mold significantly contribute to polluting indoor environments.

Small particles, particularly those with a size of around 10 micrometers, are primarily a concern, as they can penetrate the lungs causing asthma attacks, allergic reactions, and various heart-related diseases.
Therefore, Levoit Core air purifiers need regular cleaning to keep providing you with clean and contaminant-free air.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Is My Levoit Air Purifier Not Powering On?

If your Levoit Air Purifier is not powering on after pressing the power-on button, there might be a problem with the

  • Power Cord
  • Power outlet
  • Power rating

Check if the cable is plugged in or not.

Another reason might be the damaged power outlet. Plug your power cord into another outlet and see if it’s working.

Incorrect power rating (the total electrical power required by an air purifier to work correctly) might be another possible cause of your air purifier not powering on. Levoit Air Purifiers require 45-65W power at 120V/60Hz for appropriate functioning. Consult your user manual for understanding the power requirements of your Levoit air purifier.

If your power cord is damaged, nothing else will work; stop using it immediately and contact customer support.

If your power cord is working well and you can’t find any apparent reason for your Levoit Air Purifier not powering on, it means your device is malfunctioning. It’s time to contact customer support.

Why Is My Levoit Air Purifier Display Not Working?

Levoit Air Purifier display might not work correctly due to some flaw in the device. If you have an issue with replacing the filter, resetting, or lights staying on, you’ll have to seek help from customer support.

Theresa Orr

Theresa Orr is an Earth Scientist who specializes in determining past climates from rocks using geochemistry. Her passion for clean water, soil and air drives her to provide easy to understand information for everyone to read.

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