Same problem : after cleaning thoroughly inside by removing the Front& Rear Plastic grid and the stainless blades, I also cleaned the 2wires (very softly and carrefully, not to break them), but the Redlight goes on after only few minutes :
Here is my Solution :
1 - Turn on (Low position) although the Red ligt is on
2 - Release the Rear plastic Grid (or Front plastic grid, or both of them) : That stop the unit automatically
3 - Replace it and make sur it's well locked : the unit turns on automatically.
After that, my unit works well, no more Red light. Maybe it will work for you. I also found this other bit of information. Since then I have discovered a lot of information on the midi. Here is some more reading material that might interest you.
Could be a blade replacement needed but Sharper Image
recalled the product. Since it was proven in court that it wasn'teffectively cleaning the air by Consumer Reports as well as EPA data. As a result of the legal action, Sharper Image filed for Chapter 11.
Here are a few links about it:http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2008/02/sharper_image.html
Sharper Image was giving customers a small rebate for the product since it was proven
to be ineffective for cleaning the air by Consumer Reports as well data by the EPA.
This has caused a mess for Sharper Image that they went into bankruptcy as a result of it. The Consumer Products Safety Commission
is going to be making a decision on ionizers at the end of year sincethere are hazards in the air from using the devices. It could be thationizers are no longer sold in the US next year.
The industry should have been regulated and unfortunately
never did anything about it until Sharper Image and Consumer Reports went to court on it. The next step to do if you can't get it to work is to file a report with the company.
The Ionic Breeze would work for a short time after cleaning and the bluelight would start flashing again. We checked the wall cube power adapter
with a volt meter. It was putting
out only 10 volts instead of the needed 12 volts. It seems The Ionic
Breeze needs a full 12-13 volts to work. So we went to Radio Shack and bought a universal 12 volt 800ma power adapter
. I checked the voltage in the new adapter,
it was 13 volts. This fixed the flashing blue light problem. The Ionic Breeze produces harmful
Ozone gas, so we don't use it anymore.
Best wishes. Hope this helps you. If not please leave me a comment and I will do some more research.