I'm at my wits end with the pleat spacers for the apirlaire model 2200
air filter installed on my furnace/AC system.
It's now 98 degrees outside here in the Chicago area and I have no AC
because the pleat spacers on the filter keep falling off and
subsequently the filter media gets sucked into the intake/blower fan
and getting chewed up.
I tried what the previous homeowner had apparently done, which was to
tape the pleat spacers to the outer seal box with duct tape, but that
only lasts so long with the dust and air flow strength conditions.
Eventually, the pleat spacers fall out again. If the media doesn't get
chewed up in the fan, its just hanging there, making it almost
impossible to lift the seal box out of the chamber.
Should they be snapping firmly into the slots of the outer seal box or
are they just supposed to rest in their slots loosely like they are
now? What do I replace if not--just the pleat spacers or the whole
Thanks for your time.