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Ionic pro won't turn on

Red clean light is on. I cleaned the blades on my ionic pro. It wouldn't turn on. button stayed red. I washed the blades, blew air through the machine for dust removal, and pull the wire cleaning mechanism. The red clean light remains on.

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  • mike321 Nov 03, 2007

    I have the same problem, even "deep" cleaning didnt fix the problem, red light is still on

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2008

    Same problem, red light remains lit.

  • sallybob Mar 19, 2008

    I cleaned my ionic pro cleaner but the red light remains on

  • Anonymous May 06, 2008

    I have the same problem. I've thoroughly cleaned the machine and still red light is on saying clean. Help!!!!!

  • linda4x4 Oct 26, 2008

    I cleaned the blades and after throughly drying them and reinstalling them the red cleaning light will go out for a minute then come on and stay on. It all looks very clean to me. I cannot find the sensor for this, so I can try to bypass it. Must be in the bottom of unit. Has anyone found a wiring diagram?

  • jcballard Nov 18, 2008

    Yes, and I called the 800 number on the back of the unit for help yesterday. The person that answered said she was going to send an email to "customer support" and they would call me. It's been 32 hours and still no call.

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    Same problem. I have cleaned the blade and taken an air compressor nozzle and blown all the dust out. Everytime I turn the unit on, the Red clean light comes on. Did anyone figure out a solution?

  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2009

    cleaned the filter and red light stays on and unit wont work

  • Raymond Danner
    Raymond Danner Feb 23, 2009

    Same problem, with a twist.

    Machine recently cleaned, so no "Clean" LED lit up, but the unit won't switch back on. Intending on calling the company tomorrow and finding out what their idea is on repair. Unit is needed badly. Tried everything in the manual to get it to come back on, too. Very frustrated.

    (unit shows "901PTS" on bottom label)

  • jcballard Feb 23, 2009

    followup to my post on Nov 18 ... I never received a callback from Ionic Pro and I've not had time to try again. Instead I will chalk this up to a very expensive lesson and make sure everyone I know here's about my negative experience. By the amount of "hits" on Google, this is obviously a known design flaw and Ionic does not have a solution.

  • Anonymous May 18, 2017

    Yes. I had same problem.



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Solution, perhaps...

All electrical contacts can get a film on them. Try cleaning the contacts (at the bottom of the blade unit; you should see the three with the blades out) with an alcohol swab (make sure the contacts are dry before reassembly in this case) or a pencil eraser (vacuum the debris out before attempting to start it again).

If those contacts don't make up properly, the unit will think it needs cleaning, even though it doesn't.

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Check the back of the unit for a filter or a cover and clean it out

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Remove that little plastic piece that is supposed to clean the wire. You will have to manually clean the machine from then on but if your machine is broke manual cleaning is better than not working at all.

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The unit has an electronics malfunction. Return to the factory for repair. If you are a do it yourselfer then the problem should be obvious. it is NOT a fuse.

Posted on Nov 23, 2008

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