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I have an Alpine XL - 15 and the ozones only distribute when it is on the highest level. I did purchase new plates and it has made no difference to the operation of my unit. I cleaned the whole unit with ammonia and still no difference. Do you have any suggestions??

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Hi pierce_marle,

Unless you have a lot more electronics background than I suspect, you probably aren't going to want to get too deep into the electronics components, and because I don't know your personal level of skill with electrical repairs, I'm not recommending that you do so.

It sounds like you've done all the easy stuff. If you have a multi-meter, you could start checking the wiring going to the plates for continuity (checking for broken/damaged wiring, evidence of short-circuits such as blackened spots, etc.)

Beyond that, you might want to see if you can get a similar (same model and plate/motor configuration) on eBay to use for cannibalization/spare parts - - probably the cheapest way to swap-out a chassis of electronics and wiring that I'm aware of.

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Did you purchase "generic" plates on ebay like I did? If your plate does not have the Q logo printed on the side of it, then that may be your issue. Even though the plates look the same, they are not all compatible.

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