Question about Oreck XL Professional Air Purifier

2 Answers

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

Posted by on

  • 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.



2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

Yes it does that when dust or something is being purifiedl

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that has over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 3 Answers

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

Posted on Oct 13, 2009


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Repairman can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Repairman (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

2 Answers

My car wont start after I have driven a while and turn off engine. When I try to start it cranks well but will not turn over. If I let it sit for 20 minutes it will start again???

Sounds like you're in tank fuel pump is starting to go bad..happened to my astro van a few years ago..kept doing this until one day it just didn't work. Have someone do a fuel pressure test before and after turning the engine over...Also try this..before trying to start your engine turn your switch to ON for about ten seconds and listen very carefully for the pump running to prime the fuel system and injectors it should run for about five seconds...then try starting the engine...get into the habit of waiting those 10 seconds to insure proper priming of the system..good luck

Dec 14, 2014 | Spectre 2002 Chevy Impala - 3.4L V6 - Air...

1 Answer

Squealing sound from our mini-split!

If it were a car I'd say something to do with the belt. Maybe check that out.

Jan 01, 2014 | Klimaire 24,000 Btu 18 SEER DC Inverter...

1 Answer

Carrier Infinity air purifier makes constant zapping sound when operating with door in place.

It sounds like static electricity being generated through the filters. I suggest you change the filters and see what happens!

Jan 10, 2013 | Air Purifiers

1 Answer

There is a blue spark and bug zapping sound-looks like its sparking on the ceramic ozone plate. The place looks fine-no cracks.

It's doing exactly what it's supposed to do. The bug zapping sound is from dust particles in the air, that's being pulled thru the unit. However, it should not being doing in continuously (unless your home is really dusty), it may simply need cleaning. Cleaning the unit, about once a month is recommended.

Hope this helped you.

Jun 16, 2011 | Ecoquest Flair Air Purifier

1 Answer

My electrostatic air purifier cracks and pops even when the filter is clean. What is the problem?

If it's only doing it for a short period of time, it's picking up dust in the air and zapping it like a bug zapper. If it's continually doing it, there may be a short where the filter touches the electrodes or just misplacement of the filter.

Mar 19, 2011 | Kenmore Air Purifiers

1 Answer

Makes a zapping noise when you turn on the electronic air cleaner

If the the "zapping" noise you hear is intermitant (like a Bug Zapper) it's probably dust that the air cleaner is picking up from the household air. .If that's the case, there's nothing to worry about, it's doing it's job.

If the "zapping" sound is continuous, then the unit may need cleaning, as it may be clogged with dust & lint.

Feb 08, 2011 | Air Purifiers

1 Answer

MOdel CA-500 is making a type of hissing sound. Almost like a zapping sound.

you need to turn it off and remove plates,put in kitchen sink and spray with windex and dry with paper towels, now clean the bottom of the three plates too.
before you reinstall the plates look down inside you will see three thin lines of metal,make sure there is no lint or dust on them,reinstall and let set for five min. to allow any windex that might still be wet then turn on low for a couple of min.then go to medium

Dec 15, 2009 | Ionic Pro CA500 Air Purifier

1 Answer

Eletrical snapping sound

This is normal....when dust passes through this filter it is "Zapped" that's how the electronic air filter works

Oct 25, 2009 | Honeywell HFD-130 Air Purifier

1 Answer

My Ionic breez model no: S1861 is not working now. It was working fine last week until 2 days ago, there was no light when I turn it on. Before that, I heard sound buzzing and I've cleaned the grid well....

There isn't one. The reason why Sharper Image went out of business is because the Ionic Breeze was proven to be ineffective product and harmful to use in some cases based on Consumer Reports data as well as data from the EPA. They sued Consumer Reports, lost the case, and had to pay all the legal bills.

The Consumer Products Safety Commission is going to making decision on all ionizers by the end of the year. It's quite possible that no one will be selling them anymore.

There is thread I left in the Ionic Breeze section about the EPA data on ionizers and the harmful effects of using them as well as a link about what happen to Sharper Image.

This product should have been regulated a long time ago. Orek and few others are going to be pulling the plug on them real soon.

Aug 06, 2008 | Sharper Image Professional Plus Ionic...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Oreck XL Professional Air Purifier Logo

Related Topics:

819 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Oreck Air Purifiers Experts


Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

brian kossman

Level 1 Expert

19 Answers

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

5265 Answers

Are you an Oreck Air Purifier Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides