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My ionic breeze quadra GP silent air purifier has no power: stopped working!

I bought 2 ionic breeze quadra GP silent air purifiers and both have stopped working within the last few months. It seems like if there is no power. Is there anything I can do before thrashing it?

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  • diamondgi329 Nov 18, 2008

    After I cleaned the blades and reinserted it into the machine it will not work. No eveidense of power - nothing. I push the buttons and nothing.

    I don't understand why cleaning the blades would cause the air cleaner to die.

  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2008

    Same problem here. Worked great for awhile and then after cleaning, it stopped. Not sure how long after cleaning but blades are clean, wires look good but no lights working... The ultraviolet light bulb is burned at one end but not sure if this would kill the whole thing. Didn't look to have any broken filiment (has small ones at each end, nothing in the middle.) Are your bulbs the same way?

  • msonaco Dec 03, 2008

    If the UV bulb is burned out will it stop working as described by the last emailo

  • mysuperba Dec 10, 2008

    My ionic breeze tabletop is a little over a year old and it just stopped working too. I cleaned it, and turned it on and now it will not work. No lights come on it is like it is not getting any power or there is a fuse blown or something. HELP!!!!!!!!! Does anyone know how to get warranty help on these since the web site is Nothing?

  • shalywell Dec 17, 2008

    mine too just died! (Tabletop model). so i need to replace the uv bulb? where is this? expensive to replace? easy to buy new bulb? please tell me as i need this unit for my new house - no fans in ktichen or bathroom. its winter and too cold to open windows

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2009

    Well ... all I can say is that the instructions posted by HPotter were very accurate -- easy to follow -- step by step. I was quite proud of myself for taking on this troubleshooting project !! Unfortunately, after all was reassembled ..... still nothing. Argh

  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2009

    HPotter: how do you remove the top part (the part with the lights?) i can get everything apart, but that part won't budge, even after I take the 4 (or in my case 6) screws out. I may have a newer model, but does anyone have any clues? my unit pops incessently. Thanks!

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Okay, after working on my Ionic Breeze Quadra I have fixed it. My problem was it wouldn't turn on even though the fins were clean.

1. Unplug
2. Turn the machine upside down (there are 4 screws holding the bottom stand on) remove the screws
3. once bottom is off there are 2 screws sideways helping the hold the 2 sides together. Remove those 2 screws.
4. Turn the machine uprgiht and remove the middle fins (the ones you clean)
5. Remove the 4 screws that are deep in the 4 holes when you look down inside (you can't see the screws, I had to feel for them with a phillips head narrow screwdriver)

(it will be easier if your screwdriver has magnetic head for next step.)

6. after removing the 4 screws gently work lose the top (part that has the little lights and turn on push switch)

7. turn the breeze on its side, you will find about 5 or 6 tiny screws holding the two sides of the outside louver case together. Remove all these screws. You will be thankful for the magnetic end, I have small fingers and still had a problem catching the little screws.

8. You want to take off the screws from both sides but only remove one side.

9. Being careful of the wires (I left that side alone) I worked from the wire free side and using a bottle of rubbing alcohal and lots and lots of q-tips I gentle cleaned off all the gunk on all the little metal pieces at the bottom of the breeze (on the inside where the wires are). Clean as good as you can, you will find the metal pieces covered with what looks like tar but it comes off with the alcohal.

10. Using a can of 'canned air' like you'd use for a computer, gently blow the rest of the breeze parts getting all the dust away but being careful not to damage the electronics. (there are a lot of little computer boards). I didn't find any dust in the electrical parts in the very bottom of the breeze, just above where the fins are and some at the top where the controls are.

11. I cleaned the 1/2 I took completely off with some rubbing alcohal, gets that **** off pretty good but didn't mess with the side with the wires, just blew the dust out, gently cleaned a bit and on the outside.

12. To put back together, first I gently put the outer middle pieces together and then gently put the control top back on and replaced those 4 screws. Then I put the 10 or 12 tiny screws back into the middle, then the 2 screws in the bottom sides and 4 screws putting the stand back on. I stood it up, plugged it in (make sure its dry) and turned it on and the light came on and it is working great.

I've had mine for 3 years so I think they occasionally need a thorough cleaning. Except for the canned air I bought nothing else. Everyone has rubbing alcohal and q-tips in their homes. When I first started I didn't know how to dismantle it and tried to clean the inside with long q-tips but it was too hard. Those little metal pieces in the bottom make some sort of connection to the fins we pull out and clean so I guess they need good contact.

I hope I've helped all of you with the problem of the Ionic Breeze Quadra and I suspect any other iconic breeze type machine by sharper image pretty much comes apart the same way and may have the same problems. I don't know how to post this so that everyone can see it as a general solution. Maybe you guys at FixYa can help with that. --- Harry Potter Without the Wand (and a female to boot!)

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How do you remove the grills? It took me a while but I figured out...... for the larger grill that covers the UV light, there is a small tab that you can press down, once it is pressed, you simple slide the grill upward, then it can be removed. For the smaller grill on the other side, you simply remove the 4 small screws first, then you slide the grill upward to remove it.

Now for the tough question, my GP Ionizer won't turn on...... I followed many expert's suggestions to thoroughly cleaned all surfaced inside, & re-assembled the ionizer back together, but it still will not turn on. This is very frustrating...... I just hate to throw away something like this that still looks good & cost me $hundreds of dollars, & after a whole day trying to take it apart & did a complete cleaning........ Any more expert help will certainly be appreciated.

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