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

I think that the door is a safety feature for operation, and that when removed the purifier is not operating. This unit is not supposed to make a zapping sound. The sound is a continuous, fast ticking sound, and sounds electronic rather than a vibration. It begins when the door is within one inch of being closed. The sound carries through the ducts into the rooms upstairs. I have two of these (one at each end of the house) and they are both doing the same thing. Units are about four years old, but we have just moved in. Would really like to get the sound to stop - any thoughts? Thanks

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

Posted on Jan 10, 2013

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  • Monica J Jan 10, 2013

    Thanks Leigh! Even though the filters were only changed about a month ago, I'm thinking maybe they were not the right size and so some sort of connection is not happening as it should be. I don't recall this issue the first couple months in the home. I'll let you know how it goes. Cheers, Monica

  • Leigh Perlmutter
    Leigh Perlmutter Jan 10, 2013

    Good luck!

  • Monica J Jan 14, 2013

    Well low and behold when I removed the filters to check the proper size/part number and then replaced them while I went out to the store, the ticking stopped. Can't believe I didn't do this before... Nevertheless, what I did notice is that the brand of filter we are using is a generic store brand and not the Carrier filters, and the measurements are off by a half inch in thickness. Likely this contributed to their poor fit/connection. Thanks again, Monica.

  • Leigh Perlmutter
    Leigh Perlmutter Jan 14, 2013

    NICE!!!

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