Blue Air Purifier Orange Light (100% Working Fixes)

If your Blue Air purifier is flashing Orange light, it means the device can’t circulate the air properly.

Either the filter is heavily clogged with dirt, or the filtration system is completely damaged.

One of these two could be the cause.

In this article, I will walk you through why your Blueair purifier is blinking orange light and what you need to do to get it back working again.

Let’s move on…

What does Orange light mean on the Blue air purifier?

what does blue air purifier orange light means

As I mentioned earlier, Orange light comes on when the purifier encounters issues with circulating air.

Typically, this means that the HEPA or pre-filter is heavily clogged with dirt, preventing proper air circulation and causing the device to act up.

However, you will also encounter this if the HEPA filter is completely damaged.

Note: Sometimes you may notice the purifier flashing red instead of orange. But both indicators mean the same thing—clean or replace.


So, How to Fix This Issue?

guidelines to clean blue air purifier filter

Most of the time, the solution is quite easy.

Simply cleaning the Pre-filter fixes this issue but sometimes you need to replace the entire HEPA filter.

Here’s how:

Step 1: Clean the pre-filter

To clean the pre-filter: (Look at the above picture)

  • First, carefully push the top cylinder down while rotating counterclockwise and remove it from the unit.
  • Open the pre-filter panel and remove the pre-filter.
  • Now wash the pre-filter in the washing machine and dry it completely.
  • Once done, place the pre-filter back onto the unit.
  • Finally, push the top cylinder down, at the same time rotating it clockwise to secure it back into the lock.

After cleaning, check whether the problem has been fixed.

If the device still shows the Orange light, you need to replace the HEPA (main) filter.

Step 2. Change the main filter

Following the same method I mentioned in the first step, disassemble the purifier first.

Remove the pre-filter and HEPA filter.

Now carefully inspect the HEPA filter — is it heavily clogged with dust or does it seem damaged?

If either of these two cases is true, replace the filter.

Simply buy a new one from Amazon or from your local vendor, and then replace the filter with the new one.

After that, press and hold the reset button, and you are good to go!

Can I clean the HEPA filter? No, you can’t wash the HEPA filter because it’s not washable.


Q: How often should I replace the air filter in my blue air purifier with an orange light?

The recommended frequency for air filter replacement can vary based on factors such as the air purifier’s model, usage, and the air quality in your environment.

However, Blueair suggests that you should change the filter every six months.

Additionally, the pre-filter should be cleaned every 2-3 weeks.

Q. What should I do if the orange light still flashes after replacing the filter?

If the orange light is still flashing after replacing the filter, you may need to reset the indicator.

To do this, unplug the power cord from the wall outlet, wait 10 seconds, and then plug it back in. This should reset the filter indicator.

If the orange light does not stop flashing after resetting the filter indicator, you may need to contact the customer service team for Blue Air for further assistance.

Q: Can I reuse the filter on my Blue Air purifier after cleaning it?

No, Blue Air filters are not washable or reusable.

Attempting to clean and reuse the filter can damage it and negatively impact the performance of your air purifier.

Q: Does the orange light affect the air purification efficiency of the blue air purifier?

No, the orange light does not directly impact the air purification efficiency of the blue air purifier.

The colored light is an additional feature and does not interfere with the primary function of the air purifier, which is to filter and clean the air from pollutants, allergens, and other contaminants.

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