when you push the on button it sizzles for a sec and then shuts off (clean
light goes on), I have the same problem and haven't been able to fix it.
However, others have had the same problem and
have posted their solutions.
sizzling sound is caused by electrical arching between the plates and one or
both of the two tungsten wires that are run parallel to the plates (if you turn
off all the lights and wait for your eyes to adjust to the dark before turning
on the Ionic Breeze, it's a pretty cool light show!)
Here are things found by others to cause the
arching and what they did to fix the problem:
- --dirt, lint, or tiny hairs
stuck somewhere (usually towards the top or bottom of the plates or wire,
and maybe in the grid contact points).
Clean it better. Using
canned air can help blow out the problem.
- --water droplets. Make certain there is no moisture
anywhere when you put the grid (plates) back in. Using canned air can help dry hard to
- --burn marks or melted
plastic. These indicates a short
circuit. Says dnewcombe1: "There is a
feeler bracket that guides the two rear thin wires while the cartridge is
being inserted. This "feeler" can melt and become disarranged." You can't fix this issue.
- --build up on the ionizing
wires. Clean them. It's hard. I took mine apart and used steel wool.