HOW TO CLEAN YOUR K&N AIR FILTER

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Select your air filter type below to view detailed cleaning instructions. If you need help identifying the type of filter you have, we can help! Please call us for assistance or for questions about the cleaning process at 1-800-858-3333 (North America) or emailing [email protected]

CLEANING A K&N® OILED COTTON STOCK REPLACEMENT OR UNIVERSAL HIGH-FLOW AIR FILTER

STEP 1 - REMOVE FILTER

Remove your filter from its housing. Handling carefully, lightly tap off all loose dirt and debris.

STEP 2 - APPLY K&N® POWER KLEEN

Liberally spray Power Kleen® filter cleaner onto both sides of the filter and allow to sit for 10 minutes. Do not allow the c... Read More

STEP 3 - RINSE YOUR FILTER WITH LOW PRESSURE WATER

Rinse your air filter with cool low-pressure water from the clean side out in order to flush the dirt out of the filter. Continue t... Read More

STEP 4 - ALLOW YOUR FILTER TO DRY NATURALLY

After rinsing your filter, gently shake off excess water and allow the filter to dry naturally. Do not apply oil until the air filter... Read More

STEP 5 - APPLY K&N® FILTER OIL

When using the air filter oil squeeze bottle found in K&N® filter cleaning kit 99-5050, apply K&N air filter oil evenly alon... Read More

CLEANING A K&N® DRYFLOW® AIR FILTER

STEP 1 - REMOVE FILTER

Remove your filter from its housing. Handling carefully, lightly tap off all loose dirt and debris.

STEP 2 - APPLY CLEANER

Liberally spray K&N® Synthetic Air Filter Cleaner onto both sides of the filter, with the majority of it applied to the dirty sid... Read More

STEP 3 - RINSE YOUR FILTER

Rinse off the filter element with cool or warm (not hot) water from the clean side out in order to flush the dirt out of the f... Read More

STEP 4 - DRY AND RE-INSTALL FILTER

After rinsing, gently shake off excess water. Allow filter to dry naturally, or use compressed air to speed the drying cy... Read More

CLEANING A K&N® SYNTHETIC OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT OR INDUSTRIAL AIR FILTER

STEP 1 - REMOVE FILTER

Remove your filter from its housing. Handling carefully, lightly tap off all loose dirt and debris.

STEP 2 - APPLY CLEANER

Liberally spray K&N® Synthetic Air Filter Cleaner onto both sides of the filter, with the majority of it applied to the dirty sid... Read More

STEP 3 - RINSE YOUR FILTER

Rinse off the filter element with cool or warm (not hot) water from the clean side out in order to flush the dirt out of the f... Read More

STEP 4 - DRY AND RE-INSTALL FILTER

After rinsing your filter, gently shake off excess water and allow the filter to dry naturally, or use compressed air to speed... Read More

CLEANING A K&N® HEAVY DUTY HYBRID AIR FILTER

STEP 1 - REMOVE FILTER

Remove your filter from its housing. Handling carefully, lightly tap off all loose dirt and debris.

STEP 2 - APPLY CLEANER

Spray a generous amount of K&N® Heavy Duty Air Filter Cleaner onto both sides of the filter, with the majority of it app... Read More

STEP 3 - RINSE YOUR FILTER

Using a pressure washer or garden hose, begin by rinsing any large dirt particles off of the dirty side of the filter. Then rins... Read More

STEP 4 - DRY AND RE-INSTALL FILTER

After rinsing, gently shake off excess water. Allow filter to dry naturally, or use compressed air to speed the drying cy... Read More

CLEANING A K&N® WASHABLE CABIN AIR FILTER

STEP 1 - REMOVE FILTER

Remove the K&N cabin air filter from the cabin air filter housing and or cabin air filter tray. Handling with care, remove loos... Read More

STEP 2 - APPLY CLEANER

Spray a generous amount of K&N’s specially formulated cabin air filter cleaner onto both sides of the filter, with a majority of... Read More

STEP 3 - RINSE YOUR FILTER

Rinse off the filter element with cool or warm (not hot) water from the clean side out in order to flush the dirt out of the f... Read More

STEP 4 - ALLOW YOUR FILTER TO DRY NATURALLY

After rinsing your filter, gently shake off excess water and allow the filter to dry naturally for 20-30 minutes. The filter does... Read More

STEP 5 - REFRESH

Apply K&N cabin air filter Refresher™ onto the cabin air filter element. Apply liberally, so that the entire area of the c... Read More

STEP 6 - RE-INSTALL YOUR FILTER

Re-install the cabin air filter into the filter housing or tray. Follow original installation instructions that were provided wit... Read More

CLEANING A K&N® LIFETIME WASHABLE HOME AIR FILTER

STEP 1 - REMOVE FILTER

Remove your filter from its housing.

 

STEP 2 - WET WITH WATER AND APPLY CLEANER

Wet both sides of the filter, and heavily spray K&N® HVAC cleaner onto the dirty side of the filter. Allow the cleaner to sit... Read More

STEP 3 - RINSE WITH LOW-PRESSURE WATER

Continue to rinse your filter from the wire screen side out until the water runs clear and free from debris.

STEP 4 - GENTLY SHAKE

Gently tap and shake the filter to remove any excess water. Stand the filter on end, and allow it to air dry naturally.

STEP 5 - RE-INSTALL YOUR FILTER

Once the filter is dry, reinstall your filter into its housing, taking note of the directional arrows on the filter frame.

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