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Re: White dust or substance is forming on our air...
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The only possible source of the white dust/flakes would be dried up detergent (if used) when you cleaned the separable filters or most likely gummed up or solidified and burned/ionized airborne pollen, smoke, dust, bacteria and mold. Since there are no replaceable filters or parts, cleaning is the only method every 1-4 weeks depending on usage/air conditions . Additionally, the stainless collector plates likewise has to be cleaned otherwise, residual dust, dirt and others of the like would transfer to the filters and hence they must be cleaned again. It has bee reported that you can run the filters through a dishwasher.
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According to their website: PERMAtech Permanent HEPA Type filter traps 99 % of all allergens and dust down to 1.0 micron. PERMAtech Permanent Filter Never Needs Replacement! Simply vacuum the filter every three months to maintain performance. Requires less cleaning and maintenance than other permanent filter systems. Built-in Ionizer assists in cleaning the air from dust and allergens.
If it was just clean recently, it's probably picking up dust particles and that's what you hear or see arching, like a bug zapper.And conversely, if it has been cleaned recently, dust particles on the filter are breaking off and getting zapped. In which case, you need to clean the filter.
It should help to reduce the amount of air borne dust in your home. The filter can be cleaned either by vacuuming the lint screen or removing it and washing it with hot water and using a toothbrush to remove any dust buildup. Clean the purification plate with a 50/50 solution of water and amonia and a toothbrust to clean the grids. Allow both to dry completely before reinstalling. Make sure that the lint filter has the clip depressing the safety switch when reinstalling it. Hope this helps you.
“white dust” is actually an indicator that your Electronic Air Cleaner
working properly. The Electronic Air Cleaner can only filter the
are passing through your system’s duct work. The staining particulate is
generally lighter, and more able to be drawn through the return
your home, leaving the heavier, non-staining particulate behind. This
non-staining particulate settles out of the air and is left behind on
furniture: because it is more visible, it may appear as though there is
actually more dust in your home than there was prior to installing the
cleaner. To ensure that more particulate is able to reach the Electronic
Cleaner to be filtered, you should make sure that the return registers
clean and not blocked by furniture.
what i normally do, is i take off the top of the and remove the filter, the metal dust catcher, and the back filter... i was the 2 filters and rub them down. then with the metal dust catcher i take a butter knife. wrap it in a clorox wipe (making sure that no metal is exposed to scratch) then i feed it through the metal dust catcher one at a time to clean it. It took me 5 wipes to clean the whole thing. when the wipe comes out black then i rotate it. As for the top of the machine. there are 2 screws that i removed to get to the fan. when they were out i used a can of air (like you would clean a computer with) and blew out the fan... it took care of all noise and it runs just like the day i got it.
My air purifier was doing the same thing. The ticking noise you are hearing is caused by dust build up on the ionizer pins. When the ionizer pins collect too much dust, they tend to start making the clicking/ticking sound caused by static electricity. The solution is simple. Take the filter out and clean it real good (follow directions on filter on how to clean). Now, with the filter out, if you look down inside the vent where the filter was, you'll see a white piece of plastic with nine holes in it that are about the size of a silver dollar. Directly in the center of each hole there will be something that looks like a needle, those are the ionizer pins and they will probably have dust built up on them. Next, with the filter out, blow out the air purifier with compressed air to clean all the dust off the ionizer pins. This should take care of the problem, it worked on mine.