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My Sharper Image ionizer after I cleaned the grid now makes popping noises and then the red light that says drying grid comes on most of the time. Sometimes the light that says attention required comes on. I can't get it to stop. Vacuumed it turned it upside down etc. cleaned it like crazy and still can't fix it.

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  • itmanatwork Nov 16, 2008

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    The filter in this unit will not work, it makes the unit stay in dryer mode.

    I have three units, the filter from a working unit works ok in this unit.

    The filter is apparently the proble.

    What can I do to the filter to make it work?

  • jzriny Jan 19, 2009

    I have re cleaned the unit, blown compressed air and it still makes the popping and goes into drying mode.

  • flankan Apr 20, 2009

    I have the same exact problem with both of my units!

  • Rich Finnigan May 06, 2009

    When cleaning the grid, the plastic coating on the fins of the grid have become damaged, and the bare metal seems to be causing the arc and loud popping sound. Is there any way to fix this, or can I purchase a replacement grid?

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You are probably aware that the ionizer uses a very high voltage (at very low current) to function. If you have used a cleaner of some kind on it, you could have made the grid sensitive to moisture.
I would remove the grid again and wash it thoroughly in distilled water to remove any residue that stayed behind, then dry it in warm air before reinstalling it. 

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I wash mine with warm water then wipe it down with paper towels, whip it dry outside and then let it dry really well . I have never had a problem. The "popping sound" occurs when it's not dry enough to run in regular mode.

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Sharper Image Hybrid GP (SI724) Air Purifier makes a poping noise and there is a arc lighting in the back

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Clean it with a moist paper towel. Mine never has made a peep!

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