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Re: The ozone generator quit working. What is the problem...
You can pull off the rear filter, pull the ozone plates, defeat the safety interlock, turn the unit on, and place a screw driver (holding the plastic handle) one one of the ozone bars, and try to make an arc between the screwdriver and the other bar.
If you get an arc, the ozone plates are dirty. Clean well with a brush and sudsy ammonia. If no arc, either the hv transformer is bad, the main circuit board is bad, or the ozone control is bad.
There's one other thing you can check: The two wires that connect to the ozone bars can arc to the chassis sometimes. You can inspect the insulation on those wires to make sure it is intact.
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amber light indicates ionization, not ozone. ozone is generated only if you can smell it. You can fix your unit, trade it in for a brand new one or find additional help here: https://freshairpurifiers.net
Your ozone generator may have gone bad. It's the small black rectangular looking apparatus located near the bottom of the unit. It usually has a zip tie holding it to the circuit board. You will have to take the Flair out of it's case to see it. Make sure it's unplugged and remove the bolt from the bottom of the unit. You can then slide the framework out of the casing. It's also possible that it's time to replace your Ceramic Ozone Plates. They have a life expectancy of 2 to 4 years. The Flair has two of them that slide into slots in the rear of the unit. You can see them when you remove the washable filter. All items can be purchased on Ebay. DM
the UV lamp does produce some ozone .. this one specifies .04 ppm .. thats not very much but might be detectable as a slight fresh air odor .. some other types use electrostatic filtering and some even have strong ozone generators .. ozone does kill bacteria, fungus and such and will freshen the air removing many odors but is not considered healthy in large or concentrated amounts or for prolonged periods .. the UV lamp will also kill bacteria and fungus without producing so much ozone.
Purifying Method: Photoplasma, UV, ions, and ozone.
You might be able to fix them.
There a couple of things that can go wrong with these units, dirty plates, bad contacts, and bad reostat.
The ozone is generated by the purification plates. They should be cleaned once a month with a solution of one part amonia and one part tap water. Use a soft bristle brush like an old toothbrush and scrub the metal contacts on the plates with the amonia solution. Be sure to do both sides. Allow them to sit with the solution for 10 minutes, then rinse off with tap water and allow it to dry completely.
There is a couple of metal strips that make contact with the purification plate. Check the contact strips and wires for corrosion. The metal strips can also be cleaned with the amonia solution as well.
The reostat is the part that attaches to the control knob that sets the purification levels. Sometimes it can go bad. The easilest way to check them is to use a meter and verify that as the knob is turned that the resistance changes with the position of the knob.
Whilst Healthway claim that they do not use ozone generation as a method of treating microorganisms, generally speaking, any high voltage system (18kV is considered high voltage) will generate some degree of ozone. All that is required is for an electrical connection wire to have some sharp edge and the high voltage will generate ozone. There is no solution to this, however since the device is Listed by the FDA as a Class II Medical Device, you should write a letter of complaint to Healthway.
Just went thru this Tues. Get the top of screen in place and then push the plastic in on safety switch. I was having it push down and then slide screen in. That plastic piece is split like when you push it in, it hits 2 different heights. Instead of pushing it down get top in and push the plastic in, easy. Turned on then. Already had the switch on so it fired up soon as I pushed it in.
These forks aren't needed to operate the machine, as you know.
You can clean the grid wires with compressed air and electrical contact cleaner. But these units are very unreliable, difficult to impossible to repair, and there are no parts nor repair service available. They don't usually run very long. I'd have to say, as soon as it quits working, shop for an alternative ozone-generating air purifier.
your sensor board has failed , a realy common problem , most if not all are dead and no parts are made for it ...... you do not need the sensor anyway it was only installed as a knee **** reaction to fda worrys of ozone levels over 0.05 ppm in bedrooms . so the board was installed to cut at 0.05 ...... it was a failure , so a bypass switch was added to get around the problem board ... just set on man , adjust for your sq ft ... you will be fine
I think you've answered your own question: "symptoms cease when unit is turned off".
I don't want to be alarmist, and I certainly do not suggest that there is anything unsafe about the Breeze AT. Nevertheless, this machine generates ozone, which is an upper respiratory tract irritant. It is absolutely vital that you follow the manufacturer's instructions to the letter when operating it. Personally, I would never want to be in the same room as a working ozone generator (and I know of at least one ozone generator where the instructions specifically tell you to keep out while it's working).
Your machine may be on a setting where it is producing more ozone than is desirable. If you no longer have the manual, you can download a copy at www.ecoquest.com (click on the DOWNLOADS tab, then on OTHER on the green bar. The Breeze AT is in the Owner's Manuals list.).
If in doubt, play safe!