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Whirlpool Whispure APT40010R True HEPA Tower Air Purifier

Whirlpool Whispure APT40010R True HEPA Tower Air Purifier

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The Whirlpool Whispure APT40010R True HEPA Tower is slim enough to fit anywhere, and quiet enough for overnight use. Its AHAM‐Certified CADR rating of 123 means certifiably clean air in rooms up to 190 square feet. Extras include an 8‐hour Sleep Mode, a countdown timer, and an Auto Mode that automatically adjusts fan speed based on air quality. Its low power consumption and Energy Star® rating mean electricity costs of less than a penny an hour (running on high).

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The Whirlpool® Whispure™ APT40010R True HEPA Tower gives fresh meaning to the old adage, "good things come in small packages." To start, the purifier's AHAM Certified¹ clean air delivery rate (CADR) assures the Whispure APT40010R delivers certifiably clean air in rooms up to 190 square feet, while its Energy Star® efficiency translates into more energy savings for you. Two (2) True HEPA filters do an excellent job filtering 99.97% of dust, pollen, pet dander, mold spores, fabric fibers, and other airborne particles to 0.3 microns. An activated charcoal pre-filter traps household odors and VOCs, and also captures larger particles before they reach the HEPA filters.

The APT40010R comes with a stylish and easy-to-operate control panel. Choose from 3 fan speeds (each illuminated by a green LED), or press AUTO, and the purifier automatically adjusts fan speed based on the quality of air detected by the unit's VOC sensor. You will notice the sensor's LED turn from green to amber when VOC gases are detected. Or press SLEEP MODE to set the fan speed to "Low" for 8 hours, and the unit will remember to restore your previous settings when it "wakes up." You can also press TIMER to set the purifier to run continuously for 8-18 hours before it automatically shuts off.

LEDs on the control panel turn red to alert you when it's time to replace the filters – one for the HEPA filters, the other for the pre-filter. Once replaced, just press the filter reset button(s) on the control panel to reset the HEPA or pre-filter timer. Under normal conditions, the pre-filter will need replacement every 3 months, and the HEPA filters once a year. Replacement filter costs run in the ballpark of $60 a year, or about 16 cents per day, which is quite low compared to similar True HEPA air cleaners.

The Whispure APT40010R runs very quietly on low and medium settings. Like all HEPA air purifiers, the unit is a bit louder on high, but Whirlpool's Whispure™ operation means it's only about half as loud as comparable brands. The APT40010R stands at 29" high (about table height) with a very small footprint, so can be non-intrusively placed without upsetting your décor or your lifestyle. Its built-in handle and lightweight design make for easy portability. Just plug it in, turn it on, and enjoy cleaner air, compliments of Whirlpool!  5-Year Mfr. Limited Warranty.


  • AHAM Certified¹ to provide clean air in rooms up to 190 sq. ft. (4.8 air changes per hour)
  • Helps reduce exposure to particulates that cause allergic reaction or respiratory distress
  • Doctor-recommended True HEPA filters capture 99.97% of particles to 0.3 microns
  • Activated carbon pre-filter traps gases, odors, smoke and VOCs
  • Compact tower design with small footprint easily fits in anywhere
  • Attractive control panel with intuitive controls, large LCD
  • 3 fan speeds (low, medium, high)
  • Very quiet operation
  • Auto Mode automatically sets fan speed based on air quality
  • VOC-Sense detects volatile organic compounds, gases, and fumes
  • Sleep Mode for 8-hour operation on Low
  • 8 to 18-hour countdown timer
  • Two (2) filter replacement lights (LEDs) and two (2) filter reset buttons
  • Easy filter changes ‐ release tab opens back cover ‐ filters just lift out
  • Remember to:
    • Replace pre-filter every 3 months
    • Replace HEPA filters every year (2 required), depending on use
  • Compact, slim design ‐ 29.1"x9.8"x9.8", 11.8 lbs
  • Built-in carry handle for easy moving
  • Ozone free
  • Energy Star®


¹ This Whirlpool air purifier is certified by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) for the Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) that has been assigned to the unit. AHAM's Portable Electric Room Air Cleaner Verification Program provides assurance to the public, through the presence of the AHAM Verification Seal, that the manufacturer's claimed CADR ratings have been independently verified in accordance with ANSI/AHAM Standard AC-1.

Whirlpool products are subject to Minimum Advertised Pricing (MAP).


This allergy-friendly, True HEPA Whirlpool Tower goes above and beyond with an Auto Mode feature that automatically adjusts Fan Speed depending upon indoor air quality and the level of VOCs detected. Quiet enough for overnight use, the unit's Sleep Mode switches the fan to low for 8 hours before returning to its previous setting. The small footprint and easy-to-use electronic controls make this stylish tower ideal for bedroom, den or small office.

Room Size

190 sq. ft. (approx. 12' x 16')

Recommended For

Allergies, asthma, dust, pet hair, pet dander, some odors, gases and smoke, overall air quality

Best Fit

Best all-around choice for those with allergy, asthma, or moderate sensitivity to odors or VOCs

True HEPA Filtration


Particle Filtration Efficiency

99.97% to 0.3 microns

Particle Removal

Dust, dust mite allergen, pollen, pet dander, mold spores

Gas and Odor Removal


VOC Removal


Optional Filters


Unique Features / Benefits

VOC sensor and removal. Very quiet at low/medium settings, with a much lower noise level on high setting than other brands. Energy Star® rated. Easy filter change. Slim design. Small footprint takes up little space. Lightweight and portable.

CADR: Dust rating


CADR: Pollen rating


CADR: Smoke rating


ACH (air changes per hour)

4.8 times (200 sq. ft. room)

Airflow (cubic feet per minute)

128 cfm (max)

Filtration System

2 True HEPA filters and 1 activated charcoal pre-filter

Number of Filters to Replace


Replace HEPA Filter

Every 12 months

Replace Pre-Filter

Every 3 months

Replace Other Filters


Dimensions (H x W x D)

29.1" x 9.8" x 9.8"

Color choices

Off white

Product Weight

11.8 lbs

Packaged Weight

14 lbs

Shipping Weight

21 lbs

Noise Level - (min-max decibels)

40-49 dBA



Remote Control


Number of Fan Speeds


LCD Display

Yes (used for countdown timer)



Programmable Cycles or Timer

Programmable countdown timer turns machine off after 8-18 hours

Sleep Mode

Yes ‐ sets fan to Low for 8 hours

Auto Fan Mode (auto adjusts based on air quality)


Particle, Gas or VOC Detector

VOC-Sense™ detects VOCs, gases and fumes

Filter Status Indicator

Yes ‐ 2 LEDs (for HEPA & Pre-Filter) ‐ alert when filter change needed

Filter Reset function

2 Reset buttons (HEPA & Pre-Filter)

Other Indicators

• On/Off indicator
• Auto Mode indicator
• Sleep Mode indicator
• Timer On/Off indicator
• Timer plus "+" indicator
• Timer minus "-" indicator
• VOC sensor (LED) changes from green (good) to amber (VOC gases detected)

Other Features


Casters or Handles

Built-in Handle

Air Inlet


Air Outlet


Housing Construction


Fan / Motor Assembly

Not available

Energy Consumption (watts)

53 W

Power Requirements

115 V, 60 Hz

Power Plug

2-prong polarized plug


0.5 Amp

Energy Star®


AHAM-certified CADR


Approvals / Other Certifications

UL listed. California ARB certified.

Ozone Emission


Manufacturer's Warranty

1-Year Limited (failure)
5-Year Limited (motor)

Whirlpool Whispure™ APT40010R Tower Air Purifier Instructions

Please see Owner's Manual tab for operating and care instructions, plus full instructions on changing the filters.

General on Pre-Filter:

  • Replace the pre-filter approximately once every 3 months.
  • The pre-filter absorbs odors and captures large airborne particles that enter the air purifier. Therefore, regularly changing the pre-filter will keep your unit performing at its best, and preserve the life of the HEPA filter.

General on HEPA Filters:

  • Replace the HEPA filters every 12 months for optimum performance.
  • Remember that filter service life is related to the volume of air that passes through the purifier and the amount of contaminants in the air. If your indoor air has unusually high levels of airborne particulates or contaminants, the filter's service life may be shortened.

  • Regular maintenance helps to prolong the life of the HEPA filters. Keep the area surrounding the air purifier clean, and be sure to change the pre-filter approximately every 3 months.
  • Replace the HEPA filters if you notice a significant drop in air flow or if the filter media is excessively darkened.

NOTE:   Do NOT immerse the pre-filter or HEPA filters in water ‐ they are NOT washable.

Click here to view the Use & Care Guide for the Whirlpool Whispure™ APT40010R Tower.

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