Why Is Your Honeywell Electronic Air Filter Clicking?
Why Is Your Honeywell Electronic Air Filter Clicking Why does my Honeywell electronic air filter keep clicking? Maybe it’s the fan, or maybe it’s the filter itself. Follow these simple steps to identify what’s causing the clicking noise on your electronic air cleaner and get back to enjoying clean air in your home again.
Noise from your Honeywell electronic air filter is often an indication that the unit has reached its full capacity and needs to be cleaned.
This is a noisy process, so it’s best to start cleaning early in the day or when you know you won’t be disturbed.
The first step is to unplug the filter and turn off any fans in the room where it’s located.
Once turned off, remove the front grille on top of the air filter by pressing down on the two tabs on either side and pulling up until it unlocks.
Remove the old filter and throw it away, being careful not to let dust fly around into other parts of the room.
Rinse out the casing with water from a spray bottle or wet cloth and use cotton swabs for hard-to-reach areas.
Replace with a new filter and reassemble as described above. Plug in fan again and return home!
The Cause of the Clicking Noise
A clicking noise coming from your air filter could be a sign that it is time to replace the filter.
Filters typically need to be replaced every three months, or when they are visibly dirty.
If you are unsure of the correct replacement period for your particular model, contact your local HVAC professional.
If you suspect that your filter is just dirty, simply clean it with soap and water or a vacuum cleaner.
The click may also be caused by ice in the refrigeration system,
which will melt at warmer temperatures if you set your thermostat higher for a short time.
This should solve the problem temporarily until you
Can fix the problem permanently by replacing one of these parts: compressor, condenser coil, evaporator coil or defrost timer.
If none of those steps work to stop your air conditioner from clicking, then there may be something wrong with your compressor or blower motor;
call an HVAC professional to diagnose exactly what needs to be replaced.
Be sure that you replace any piece of equipment before its warranty expires; failing to do so could void coverage on any future repairs performed.
How to Fix the Clicking Noise
The clicking noise from your electronic air filter is most likely caused by the system sensing that it needs to be cleaned. In order to fix this, you can go through the following process:
-Locate the intake grille and find the dirty air sensor on top of it. –
Turn off the breaker for 15 minutes. -Replace the filter.
-Turn on the breaker and confirm that there is no more clicking noise coming from your air filter.
If the problem persists, contact customer service at 1-800-827-8799 so they can provide you with further assistance.
If step one didn’t work to fix your issue, you need to do steps two through four
This is typically a sign that the filter needs to be replaced. The clicking noise will get louder as time passes and can cause the fan to stop working or overheat. The good news is, this is an easy fix! All you have to do is remove the old filter and replace it with a new one. You should also use these guidelines for changing filters as often as needed: Replace the filter every six months in dusty regions or every three months in less dusty areas. Check the manufacturer’s recommendations for more specific information on your model of air conditioner.