Blue Air Purifier Orange Light (2 simple ways to Fix)

Like many others, you may have recently noticed that your Blue Air purifier has an orange light. This indicates a problem with your air purifier, but there is no need to worry!

In this blog post, I will go over the different causes of the orange light and how to troubleshoot and fix the problem. With the right information, you can have your air purifier working again.

What does Orange light mean on the Blue air purifier?

what does blue air purifier orange light means

The orange light on a Blue air purifier typically indicates that the filter needs to be changed. It reminds you to replace the filter to keep your air purifier running efficiently and effectively.

Orange light also blinks when the pre-filter is clogged or dirty. However, sometimes you may notice a flashing red light instead of Orange, but both indicate the same.

How to fix the Orange light issue on the Blue Air purifier?

guidelines to clean blue air purifier filter

As mentioned, the Blue air purifier flashes orange light when its pre-filter is clogged, or its HEPA (main) filter is damaged. In this case, cleaning or replacing the filter will fix this issue.

1. Clean the pre-filter

To clean the Blue air purifier pre-filter, follow the below steps:

  • 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.
  • And finally, push the top cylinder down, at the same time rotating it clockwise to secure it back into the lock.

After cleaning the pre-filter, check whether the problem has been fixed. If your device still shows the Orange light, you may need to replace the HEPA (main) filter.

Related: How to clean the entire Blue Air Purifier for optimal performance. 

2. Change the main filter

Check the HEPA (main) filter to see if it’s damaged or clogged. If the filter is damaged or heavily clogged, replace it with a new one, as HEPA filters can’t be washed.

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Blueair suggests that users should change the filter every 5-6 months. According to Blueair, you should be serious about the filter and must replace the filter at least two times a year to get optimal functionality.

However, after you have replaced the HEPA filter, reset the Purifier. Your problem will be fixed.


Q. Can I continue to use my Purifier while the orange light is flashing?

No, you should not use your Purifier while the orange light is flashing. This indicates an error, and the Purifier should not be used until the issue is resolved.

Q. What should I do if the orange light on my Blue Air Purifier 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.

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