Central Vacuum--How do I remove the clips to change the filter?

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  1. steve4566

    steve4566 Member

    42
    Oct 7, 2009
    Jacksonville, FL
    2001 480 Sedan Bridge
    3196 CATs
    I have the Beam central vacuum system on my 480DB. I cannot figure out how to release the clips that hold the plastic filter cover in place. Can anyone tell me how? Thank you!

    [​IMG] Beam Central Vacuum filter cover2.jpg
     
  2. Jaws

    Jaws Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    564
    Nov 13, 2007
    Sarnia, Ontario
    460 Sundancer 2002
    Cummins 8.3 6CTA
    They are a challenge. I remember that you press on the side of one clip and with a small screwdriver or something else lift on the clip by prying gently underneath the "bend" at the same time. Just don't break the plastic cover. Once the first one is off, just rotate the cover upwards toward the other clip and it will disengage. You will find a lot of dust beneath it so clean it up, change the foam filter and the clips shouldn't be quite as hard to re-assemble.
     
  3. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2007 44DB
    Cummins QSC 8.3s
    Where do you order the filter and bag?

    Thanks,
    Bennett
     
  4. HUMPH

    HUMPH Well-Known Member

    Nov 4, 2009
    SF BAY AREA
    2003 410DA,
    2004 C14 Caribe
    CAT 3126TA's 350HP/
    50HP Honda
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  5. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2007 44DB
    Cummins QSC 8.3s
    Many thanks!

    Bennett
     
  6. thosmann1

    thosmann1 Member

    89
    Jan 19, 2009
    Key west Florida
    500 Searay Sundancer
    Cummins QSM11's
    Don’t pry the clips! Push down on the black dome that the clips are attached to. When you push down it will release the tension and allow the clips to come out very easily. The foam filter comes with the Beam replacement bags.

    Bow Tie
     

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