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It makes a cracking sound like a bugzapper every couple of min

I just got it 2 days ago   the first time i heard the zap it lasted for about 2 seconds after that it makes that sound every couple of minutes  is that supposed to happen

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  • ohiojosh Dec 17, 2008

    I have the same problem. It's not constant, but happens from time to time. I haven't used it in a few years though, and just got a new filter, etc. I just cleaned the unit out as well. I'd be happy to hear how you get rid of this cracking noise. It hasn't kept me up yet, but I imagine it will

  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2009

    Mine really gets my attention when snapping and flashing at night. At times a dozen or more cracks in a row. Reminds me of a string of Chinese firecrackers, but not quite as loud. It might be a good thing but definitely not for the light sleeper. Possibly it's too sensitive. With the flashing and cracking display I was expecting to see a big bug caught in the unit. I can't believe it takes that much sparking and noise to vaporize dust in the air.

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Yes it does that when dust or something is being purifiedl

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I watched mine and when i saw the snapping in the same spot over and over i took a wet wipe (Clorox) and cleaned the spot i saw it arching from... it took care of the problem. no more snapping

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