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Crackling sound Mine crackles continuously. Changing the settings doesn't make a difference. It's like a rapid fire click-click-click. I cleaned the ceramic plate, but it made no difference. What causes that crackling?

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You need to look inside (through the front grill) with the lights turned off, and try to spot the sparking/arcing high-voltage - - what you're likely hearing is a spark where high-voltage is grounding-out due to a fault in the wire insulation or some other insulating structure.

Once you isolate where in the machine it's arcing, you may be able to determine where it is and whether or not it's within your skills to fix it. If it's an XL-15 as indicated by this category, it's no longer in warranty (no longer even supported by the manufacturer, for that matter, so it will be up to you to determine how much you want to work with high-voltage electricity.

If you can find the spark, you might be able to report back here for more detailed advice. Hope this helps.

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