To function properly, your Glowforge Performance Filter must be on a flat surface, like the floor. It needs to be positioned so that the 8-foot exhaust hose can connect to the back of your Glowforge while making no more than three 90-degree bends.
Your Glowforge Performance Filter blows air out, so ensure that there are no obstructions within two inches of the vents on either side.
Vents are on two opposite sides
Unseal your Air Filter box
Carefully cut the tape sealing the top of your Performance Filter box and open it. Remove the power cord and the top piece of foam.
Remove the Glowforge Performane Filter
The filter is heavy, so have a friend help you. Grasp the two handles on top of the Glowforge Performance Filter through the clear plastic bag and lift the filter out of the box. Place it on the floor.
Remove the bag
Lift the clear plastic bag over the top of the filter to remove it.
Save the packaging material, including the box, foam, and bags
If you need to move your Glowforge Performance Filter (for example, to ship it back for warranty service) you’ll need all the original packing materials. It cannot be shipped safely without the original packaging materials.
Glowforge Performance filter front view, showing dial
Glowforge Performance filter back view, showing power switch, plug connection, and label
Glowforge Performance Filter top view with lid removed, showing Filter Cartridge. Filter Cartridge is pre-installed.