CLEANING AND INSPECTION
1. Clean and inspect all components IAW General Maintenance Instructions (WP 0019).
2. Wash filter element IAW Operator Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) Including Lubrication
Do not clean safety element, replace if damaged or dirty.
Only primary element may be cleaned.
Primary filter element must be replaced after six washings.
Do not wash element in fuel oil, gas, or solvent.
Do not oil element.
Use only warm water and general purpose liquid detergent to wash primary element.
Do not attempt to take elements apart.
Tapping against a hard surface will damage element.
If safety element is ruptured, no matter how slight, replace.
Failure to follow these instructions may cause damage to equipment.
After cleaning, if an element is stored for later use, place in a plastic bag and store in an
element shipping container to protect against dirt and damage.
Clean primary element by washing in a warm water and general purpose liquid detergent
Rinse element carefully in clear water. Shake gently to remove excess water. Lay element
on side and allow to air dry before reinstalling. Overnight drying is usually sufficient. When
drying element, protect from dirt and freezing.
Keep spare elements available for use while serviced element is drying. This reduces unit
down time and allows time to properly service primary element.
Clean with regulated compressed air only as a temporary measure until time is available
to clean element by washing.
a. Element may be cleaned with regulated compressed air, not to exceed 30 PSI at nozzle, and at a
reasonable distance from element.
b. Direct clean dry compressed air up and down pleats on the clean side (inside) of element.
4. Cleaning dual element unloading valve and air cleaner assembly.
a. Wipe inside of air cleaner assembly with clean damp cloth.
b. Squeeze rubber lips of unloading valve to remove any residual dust or dirt. Be certain valve is not blocked