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3M Filtrete FAP-04 Series Instructions For Use Manual

Filtrete FAPF-04 Series

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Type: Instructions For Use
Category: Air Cleaner
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Air Purifier Model Series

FAP-04   

Replacement Filter Model Series

FAPF-04

For more information go to

www.filtrete.com

Ultra Slim

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Table of Contents:

Safety Information

FCC Information for the Remote Control

Warnings & Cautions

Installation Requirements

Location Requirements

Electrical Requirements

Battery Installation

Wall Mount Bracket

Features and Functions

Air Purifier Use

Turning the Air Purifier On/Off

Adjusting the Fan Speed

Running in Automatic Mode

Using the Lighting Features

Turning the Ionizer On/Off

Setting the Timer

Resetting the Filter Timer

Cleaning

Filter Removal

Filter Replacement

Troubleshooting

Assistance or Service & Warranty

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Safety Information

Please read, understand, and follow all of the safety
information contained in these instructions prior to
using the Filtrete™ Ultra Slim Air Purifier.  READ AND
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS 
for future reference.

Intended Use:

The Filtrete™ Air Purifier is intended for indoor
household use, with Filtrete™ brand filters and
standard 120V AC power.  This Air Purifier has not
been tested with non-Filtrete brand filters, operated at
different voltages, or used outdoors.  Each of these
misuses could damge the Air Purifier and/or create
unsafe operating conditions.

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Safety Information

Explanation of Signal Words

Indicates a potentially hazardous
situation, which if not avoided, could
result in death or serious injury.

Indicates a potentially hazardous
situation, which if not avoided, may
result in minor or moderate injury.

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FCC Information for the Remote Control

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.  Operation
is subject to the following two conditions:  (1) this device may
not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept
any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.

Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15
of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference
to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try
to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:

-Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
-Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
-Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different

from that to which the receiver is connected.

-Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for

help.

FCC ID: DGFCHIMFAP-04

Modifications to this device shall not be made without the
written consent of 3M Company. Unauthorized modifications
may void the authority granted under Federal Communication
Rules permitting the operation of this device.

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Location Requirements:

• Select a location where the air intake 

and filtered air outlet are not obstructed.

• Place the Air Purifier on a flat, level surface at least two

feet from any heat source, 
such as ranges or heaters.

• Do not block the air openings or place the Air Purifier

on a soft surface such as a bed, chair, or sofa.

• Operate indoors only.

Installation Requirements

•  For indoor dry location use only.  Do not use

outdoors or in a wet environment.

•  Do not submerge the Air Purifier in water.

•  Do not place fingers and/or any objects into air

and/or motor housing vents.

•  Do not allow children or pets to have

unsupervised access to this product.

•  Do not block any air vents during use.

•  Do not use any combustible or flammable items

on or near the Air Purifier.

•  Do not spill or spray any liquids or aerosols into

the Air Purifier or on the filter.

•  Do not place the Air Purifier near a heat source.

•  Do not sit on or place any object 

on this product.

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To reduce the risk associated 

with hazardous voltage:
•  Plug the power cord correctly and

tightly into a properly rated

electrical outlet.

•  Do not use the Air Purifier if the

power cord is frayed or otherwise

damaged.

•  Do not touch the power cord 

with wet hands.

•  Disconnect electrical power before

servicing the filter.

•  Use indoors and in dry locations

only.

•  Do not submerge the Air Purifier in

water.

•  Do not modify or attempt to

modify this product.

•  Do not disassemble the Air Purifier.

•  Except for filter replacement, the

Air Purifier is not intended to be

serviced and does not contain any

serviceable replacement parts or

adjustments.

• Do not use if the interlock switch

is damaged.

• Do not attempt to override the

interlock switch.

To reduce the risk 
associated with hazardous

voltage, and/or fire:
•  Plug the Air Purifier into a properly

rated electrical outlet.

•  This eqipment should be inspected

frequently and collected dirt

removed from it regularly to

prevent excessive accumulation

that may result in flashover or a

risk of fire.

To reduce the risk associated

with hazardous voltage and/or

moving blades:
• Do not place fingers and/or any

objects into air and/or motor

housing vents.

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Warnings and Cautions

To reduce the risk associated

with fire:

•  Do not block any air vents 

during use.

•  Do not place the Air Purifier 

near a heat source.

To reduce the risk associated

with hazardous voltage, and/or

fire, and/or explosion:
•  Do not use any combustible or

flammable items on or near 

the Air Purifier.

•  Do not spill or spray any liquids 

or aerosols into the Air Purifier or

on the filter.

To reduce the risk associated

with various hazards:
•  Read and understand the operating

manual before using the Air Purifier.

•  Do not allow children or pets to

have unsupervised access to this

product.

To reduce the risk associated

with environmental

contamination:
• Dispose of the Air Purifier, batteries,

and filters in accordance with local,

state, and federal regulations.

To reduce the risk associated

with various hazards:
• Replace the filter when the filter

change timer begins flashing red.

• The filter should be changed

after no more than 90 days of

continuous use, or sooner

depending on the conditions in

your home.

• Periodically inspect the filter 

for damage or blockage.

To reduce the risk associated

with falling, and/or impact:
•  Do not sit on or place any object

on this product.

•  Do not install the wall bracket in a

location or manner that cannot

support the weight of the Air

Purifier.

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Wall Mount Bracket  (optional)

Installing the Wall Mount Bracket:

• The mounting location for the wall bracket is at 

the top of the back side of the Air Purifier.

• The components should be lined up in the following order: 

Air Purifier, metal bracket, screws (included).

• Use a screw driver to install the wall mount bracket firmly, 

but not too tightly.

Installing the Wall Bracket:

• Select a wall location that will be able to handle 

the weight of the Air Purifier, such as a wall stud.

• Select wall fastening hardware (screws, etc.- not included) 

that is appropriate for the specific wall surface.

• Fasten the wall bracket to the wall, making certain the bracket tab

is accessible to the wall mount bracket on the Air Purifier.

• Contact a qualified professional if difficulties are 

encountered in the installation.

Mounting the Air Purifier on the Wall:

• Carefully lift the Air Purifier into position so that the wall mount

bracket on the Air Purifier fully engages the wall bracket.

• Visually and physically examine the wall mount connection before

operating the Air Purifier.

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•  Do not install the wall

bracket in a location or

manner that cannot support

the weight of the Air Purifier.

Battery Installation in the Remote Control:

• Slide the battery compartment door open on the back 

of the remote control.

• Install one 12V alkaline battery in the remote control 

by aligning the +/- of the battery with the marks 
inside the battery compartment.

• Replace the battery compartment door.
• Always use 12V alkaline batteries.
• 12V Alkaline batteries can be disposed of with 

normal household waste.

• 12V Alkaline batteries can be found in 

most major retail outlets.

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Installation Requirements

Electrical Connection:

• Plug the Air Purifier into a 120V AC electrical outlet.
• This product is equipped with a polarized AC plug (a plug

having one blade wider than the other).  This plug will fit into
the electrical outlet only one way.  If the plug does not fit fully
into the outlet, reverse the plug.  If it still does not fit, contact
qualified personnel to install the proper outlet.  DO NOT
DEFEAT the safety purpose of this polarized plug in any way.

•  Plug the Air Purifier into 

a 120V AC electrical outlet.

•  Plug the power cord correctly and 

tightly into a properly rated electrical outlet.

•  Do not use the Air Purifier 

if the power cord is frayed or 

otherwise damaged.

•  Do not touch the power cord with wet hands.

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Night-Light:

This Air Purifier also has a stylish night-light on the front air

inlet. The night-light can be turned on/off as described in the

Air Purifier Use section.

Remote Control:

This Air Purifier comes with a remote control, which allows

you to turn the unit on/off and control the settings from

across the room. The remote control uses a radio signal, so it

will operate through many objects like doors and walls. As

with any remote control, the working distance is usually

within a moderate distance from the device. The Air Purifier

will beep when receiving a signal from the remote control.

Air Quality Sensor:

This Air Purifier includes an air quality sensor. The air quality

sensor reacts to odors and gases in the air and causes the

Air Purifier to change speed. This Air Purifier is primarily

designed to remove particles from the air. However, odors

and particles are often formed together, such as cooking

smoke, tobacco smoke, etc., so in many cases the air quality

sensor will react to changes in particle concentration. The Air

Purifier will run on higher speeds when more gases or odors

are detected and on lower speeds when less gases or odors

are detected. The air quality sensor will respond to many

different gases, but it may be more sensitive to some and

less sensitive to others. The air quality sensor can only

respond to gases that contact the sensor, so an odor noticed

by the user may not be detected by the sensor. The air

quality sensor will only operate while the Air Purifier is in the

Automatic Mode.

Filter Change Indicator:

This Air Purifier includes a filter change indicator. The change

indicator monitors how long the Air Purifier has operated, not

just how many days since the filter was installed. The filter

should be changed after not more than 90 days of

continuous use, and the timer is set for this timing.

Depending upon the conditions in your home, the filter may

need to be changed more frequently. The filter change

indicator has been set to indicate filter change for typical

household conditions; using the Air Purifier in environments

with tobacco smoke, candle burning, construction work,

sanding projects, wood-burning stove or fireplace smoke, or

pets in the home may decrease the filter’s life. The filter

should be periodically checked for damage or blockage. A

yellow caution light will come on when the filter is about 80%

used. A flashing red warning light will come on when the filter

needs to be changed. 

Features and Functions

This Filtrete™ Air Purifier from 3M comes complete with

the latest advances in air filtration technology and

includes the following product features:

• A Filtrete™ air cleaning filter - model FAPF-04

• An ionizer that can help produce fresher indoor air

• Backlit controls

• A stylish night-light

• A stylish radio frequency (RF) remote control

• An air quality sensor

• A filter change indicator

The Air Purifier is also designed to be quiet and not

disruptive to your everyday activities.

Filtration:

The Filtrete™ filter contains electrostatically charged

fibers that initally increase the filter's ability to remove

particles from indoor air and also provide low airflow

resistance. Particles can be introduced into the air of a

room from many sources, including open doors and

windows or by simply disturbing dust resting on a

surface. To maximize the air cleaning in the room that

contains the Air Purifier, it is recommended that you clean

and seal, as much as possible, the room in which the Air

Purifier operates; continue to dust surfaces and vacuum

on a normal schedule; and close all windows and doors

during operation. Also, remember that any Air Purifier

can only help clean the air that passes through the filter.

Ionizer:

The ionizer in this product produces negative ions, which

help improve small particle filtration. This unit emits a

very small amount of ozone but has been certified to

produce less than allowable limits by strict Underwriter's

Laboratory (UL) standards. Running this machine with

the ionizer on can produce fresher indoor air. If you are

sensitive to ozone, use this product with the ionizer off.

Backlit Controls:

This Air Purifier is equipped with backlit controls to easily

read and control the settings in low lighting conditions.

The backlit controls can be turned off to maintain a dark

environment. Please see the Air Purifier Use section for

more details.

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Turning the Air Purifier On/Off:

• Ensure that the Air Purifier is plugged into a 120V AC outlet properly.

• Press the      ON/OFF button on either the Air Purifier or the

remote control to turn the Air Purifier on. 

• The previous operation of the Air Purifier is automatically stored and

will automatically be repeated when the purifier is restarted.

• Once the Air Purifier is on, pressing the     ON/OFF button on the Air

Purifier or remote control will turn the Air Purifier off.

Adjusting the Fan Speed:

• Once the Air Purifier is turned on, the fan speed 

can be adjusted to one of three settings.

• The fan speed is displayed on the controls display.

• Pressing the     SPEED button on either the Air Purifier or 

the remote control will step between the three 

fan speeds of Low/Medium/High.

• If the fan speed is set at either Low or Medium, pressing 

the     SPEED button will increase the speed 

to the next highest setting.

• If the fan speed is set at High, pressing the     SPEED 

button will decrease the fan speed to Low.

Running in Automatic Mode:

• Running in Automatic Mode allows the air quality sensor to control

the speed of the fan. The Air Purifier will run on higher speeds when

more gases or odors are detected and on lower speeds when fewer

gases or odors are detected. 

• To run in Automatic Mode, press the     AUTOMATIC MODE button

on either the Air Purifier or the remote control. The light beside the

Automatic Mode icon on the Air Purifier will illuminate when the Air

Purifier is running in Automatic Mode.

• The Air Purifier will also display the current fan speed 

while running in Automatic Mode.

• To turn Automatic Mode off, press the     FAN SPEED 

button to select a new speed.

• Please note: The air quality sensor takes several minutes to warm

up when the Air Purifier is first plugged in. During this time, the

Automatic Mode light on the Air Purifier will slowly flash. The light will

stop flashing when the air quality sensor 

is warmed up and ready for use.

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Air Purifier Use

On/Off

Fan Speed

Automatic Mode

Night Light

Ionizer

Timer

Filter Timer Reset

Air Quality Sensor

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Air Purifier Use

Read and understand the operating

manual before using the Air Purifier.

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Cleaning 

Cleaning:

• Turn the room Air Purifier off and 

unplug it before cleaning.

• The outside of the room Air Purifier can be cleaned 

with a soft, clean, dampened cloth.

• The air inlet and outlet grills can be cleaned with a

small, soft brush. To clean the air inlet grill, remove

the inlet disc on the front of the Air Purifier. The

disc is held in place with a magnet and is designed

to be removed. The inlet disc only fits one way, so

be sure to check the direction of the tabs on the

inside of the disc before installation.

• If you wish to clean the inside of the Air Purifier,

please only use a clean, dry, soft cloth to

wipe it down. Please do not attempt to

clean the ionizer needle because it may be

damaged and cause the ionzer in the Air

Purifier to malfunction.

Using the Lighting Features:

• The lighting features include both the night-light and the backlit

controls display. The Air Purifier has three different settings for the

lighting features:

1. Night-light and controls backlight on.

2. Night-light off, controls backlight on.

3. Night-light off, controls backlight off.

• To switch between modes, press the     LIGHT button 

on either the Air Purifier or the remote control.

• For setting #3 (night-light off and controls backlight off), 

the     LIGHT button will stay lit for easy identification. All other

buttons will continue to work correctly, but will not be lighted.

Turning the Ionizer On/Off:

• The Air Purifier can be run with the ionizer on or off.

• The air will be cleaned more effectively with the ionizer turned on.

• The Air Purifier must be turned on for the ionizer to operate.

• Once the Air Purifier is turned on, the ionizer can be turned on or

off by pressing the     IONIZER button on either the 

Air Purifier or the remote control.

• The controls display on the Air Purifier indicates when the ionizer

is turned on by illuminating a light next to the     IONIZER button.

Setting the Timer:

• The Air Purifier has a built-in countdown timer that can be set for

two, four, or eight hours.

• Press the     TIMER button on either the Air Purifier 

or the remote control once to activate the timer. 

• The timer will increase by one step each time 

the     TIMER button is pressed.

• The timer can be turned off by pressing the     TIMER 

button once while the eight hour setting is displayed.

Resetting the Filter Timer:

• When the filter is about 80% used, a yellow light will illuminate as

a reminder to purchase a replacement filter.

• When the filter needs to be changed, the yellow light will turn red

and start slowly flashing. Replace the filter immediately by

following the instructions in the Filter Replacement section.

• To reset the filter timer, hold down the     FILTER RESET button

for three seconds. The red light will start flashing quickly while the

button is depressed, and the Air Purifier will beep once after three

seconds to indicate that the timer has been reset. 

Release the button.

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Air Purifier Use

• This eqipment should be

inspected frequently and

collected dirt removed from it

regularly to prevent excessive

accumulation that may result in

flashover or a risk of fire.

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• Remove the plastic

wrapper and paper insert

on the replacement filter.

• Be sure that the filter is

aligned properly. The

arrow on the side of the

filter should point toward

the Air Purifier when you

install the filter.

• To install the filter:

Securely position the

bottom of the filter in the

bottom filter slot. Gently

push the top of the filter

toward the Air Purifier

until it snaps past the

filter holding tabs and 

into position.

• The final air seal of the

filter occurs when air

flows through the filter

and presses it against the

filter sealing track.

• Replace the filter cover by

placing the bottom tabs

on the cover into the

slots in the Air Purifier.

Push the top of the cover

toward the Air Purifier

until the cover locks 

into place.

• Plug the Air Purifier into a

120V AC outlet and turn

it back on.

• To reset the filter timer,

hold down the     FILTER

RESET button for three

seconds. The red light will

start flashing quickly

while the button is

depressed, and the Air

Purifier will beep once

after three seconds to

indicate that the timer

has been reset. Release

the button.

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Filter Replacement

Use only Filtrete

TM

brand

replacement filters in this Air Purifier

• Turn off and unplug the Air

Purifier before replacing the 

Air Purifier filter.

• Remove the filter cover on the

back of the Air Purifier by

grasping the filter door tabs on

both sides of the filter door and

pulling the cover outward. 

• Lift the cover from the bottom

cover slots to remove the cover

from the Air Purifier. 

• Set the cover aside.

• To remove the used filter: Grasp

the top of the filter on both

sides. Gently pull outward to

clear the filter holding tabs. For

easier removal, remove the filter

one side at a time. Lift the filter

out of the bottom filter slot.

• Dispose of the used 

filter properly.

Note:

The ionizer needle may 

be touched when the filter is

removed. Please do not touch

the ionizer needle because it

may be damaged and cause the

ionzer in the Air Purifier to

malfunction.

• 

Disconnect electrical power

before servicing the filter.

• 

Dispose of the Air Purifier,

batteries, and filters in

accordance with local, state,

and federal regulations.

• Replace the filter when the filter

change timer begins flashing

red.

• The filter should be changed

after no more than 90 days

of continuous use, or sooner

depending on the conditions

in your home.

• Periodically inspect the filter 

for damage or blockage.

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Filter Removal

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Assistance or Questions

For more information about using this Air Purifier, visit our
web site at www.filtrete.com or call 1-800-388-3458 from
the United States or Canada.

Warranty

Limited Warranty. This product will be free from defects in material and
manufacture for a period of one year from the date of purchase. The
user is responsible for determining whether the product is fit for a
particular purpose and suitable for the user's application. If this 3M
product is defective within the warranty period stated above, your
exclusive remedy and 3M's sole obligation shall be, at 3M's option, to
replace the 3M product or refund the purchase price of the 3M product.
This warranty does not cover normal wear and tear or damage
resulting from accident, misuse, use of alternate filters, alteration, or
lack of reasonable care.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other
rights which may vary from state to state or country to country. To
obtain warranty service contact 3M at 1-800-388-3458.

Limitation of Liability

3M will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from this 3M
product, whether direct, indirect, special, incidental or
consequential, regardless of the legal theory asserted, including
warranty, contract, negligence or strict liability. 
Some states and
countries do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion 
may not apply to you.

Filtrete is a trademark of 3M Company.  © 3M 2006

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Replacement filter doesn't fit:

• Check the model number on the filter.  

It should be FAPF-04.

• Make sure that the bottom of the filter is 

properly placed in the bottom filter slot. 

• Make sure that no foreign objects are 

blocking the filter opening. 

• A small force is required to push the filter past the filter

holding ribs: try installing with greater force.

Air Purifier will not turn on:

• Be sure the Air Purifier is properly plugged 

into a 120V AC outlet.

• Be sure the Air Purifier is turned on.

• Check if a fuse is blown or if a circuit 

breaker has been tripped.

Remote control does not operate:

• Try using the remote control closer to the Air Purifier.

• Be sure that the 12V alkaline battery is fresh 

and installed properly.

Decreased airflow:

• Check the Air Purifier to make sure that nothing is 

blocking the air inlet and filtered air outlet.

• Check the condition of the filter and if dirty, 

replace with a new Filtrete™ FAPF-04 filter.

Noisy operation:

• Check the condition of the filter and if dirty, 

replace with a new Filtrete™ FAPF-04 filter.

• Be sure that nothing is blocking the air 

inlet or filtered air outlet.

Troubleshooting

• Do not modify or attempt to modify this product.

• Do not disassemble the Air Purifier.

• Except for filter replacement, the Air Purifier is not

intended to be serviced and does not contain any

serviceable replacement parts or adjustments.

• Do not use if the interlock switch is damaged.

• Do not attempt to override the interlock switch.

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