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Smell in the air

My Breeze AT produces a smell in the air when I have the purifier on. It does not clear up. I have replaced the filer and the plate. The smell goes through my whole house and does not smell healthy. My chest kind of hurts after breathing this in.I've had it for 3 1/2 years. I hadn't used it for about 6 months. I cannot use the sanitizer because I have a dog in the house during the day. The company wants $189 to refurbish it, but I think there is a definite problem.

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  • bbogerbkg Dec 31, 2008

    I cleaned the filter and let it dry. The air just stinks. I want to turn it off but the person I work for said it would get better and it's suppose to that. I'm getting a headache from the smell. Help

  • Jon Stignani
    Jon Stignani May 11, 2010

    Hello,

    What kind of smell?

    Is it like burning car brakes/electrical insulation, or something else?

    Thanks in-advance.

    Jon


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If the smell is not electrical as JEShandyman was asking, but rather from something trapped in the lint filter you could try putting the unit under a box and put it on sanitize. Let it run for 30-60 minutes and see if that cleared up the problem. Washing and drying the filter first is a good idea.

You should never get a head ache from the smell the machine produces. The fresh air the machine produces reacts with the odors and contaminants in the environment and that can potentially create other smells. If that happens you should scale the machine back to a lower setting and take it very slowly and ramp it up day by day. This is something you should have been told by the person who sold you the machine to begin with.

I hope this helps.

Eric

Posted on Feb 02, 2009

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