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Help find the air filter in Tempstar furnace and how to

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Please help find the air filter in Tempstar furnace and how to replace it. The furnace is inside a closet and has an access panel with a knob at the top, as pictured. I do not have the manual and can't figure out how to take off the panel (if I even need to).Tempstar 327558-101 REV B
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David Bowden
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H​i... based on the photos you sent the black know on top is a quick lock 1/4 turn counter clockwise to unlock the front panel. Once unlocked the entire panel should tilt forward then lift out. be careful as it is easy to bend the panel and it also has sharp edges. Once open it will need to be lifted high enough to clear the gas line. Normally the filter will be way down on the bottom under the blower. This will either be a stock size filter or a washable type cut to size. Once the panel is open their should be some diagrams on the panel or inside the unit. Make, model number, type, etc and perhaps info as to where and how to remove and install the filters.

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O​k I believe I have an answer to the filters it took some time, but I believe this particular model uses external filters rather than traditional internal filter under the blower. What this means is you need to locate the largest vent in the house (this is where all the air noise will be coming from and the air will be drawing into this vent rather than the smaller vents having air blow outward. Most likely behind this vent you will find your filter. Note it may require some tools to remove the vent unless they were nice and installed one with similar quick releases.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
That was it! The vent was on the other side of the closet and needed flat heads to open. After opening it, I found a washable air filter stuffed up there, not really cut to fit. I vacuumed the dirt off of it and put it back. Now to research a new air filter. Thank you.

You are most welcome and thank you very much for the positive rating, I sincerely ***** ***** If you need further assistance or help with another question, just let me know,

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