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Hybrid GP will not operate consistently

When the Hybrid GP is turned on, it will run for about 15 minutes, and then stop (the little red light on top is blinking).  If it is turned off, and then turned back on, it will run, again, for about 15 minutes, and then turn off again. 

 

 I have taken it apart and cleaned every component, so I know it is not due to too much dust accumulating.

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Hi Judy D,

 

I know you said you cleaned every component.  Did you turn it upside down after the Grids were removed and use a hair dryer to blow it out?  Did you remove the grill from the front and thoroughly clean and Blow everything out with with a hair dryer.  I am sure you cleaned it well, and used qa damp soapy cloth or sponge to wipe everything down, Did you allow the unit to dry overnight before starting it up?   

 

If you have done these simple things, Then you must have a circuit problem.  This gets a little bit complicated. My first effort would be to access the circuitry and clean up all the wires and pieces around the circuits that have wires attached.  Carefully keep track of all the screws and only do one of the piecves at a time so that you do not overload your memory of what  goes where.  The Cleaning Required light turning on is a indication that you may have a circuit problem.  If it were amber, then it would only need cleaning.  Which you say you have done. I believe you.  Give the dismantling a try  and be sure to clean all the circuits with a Paint Brush, and do not get the circuit stuff wet.

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Hello Judy D.

 

As you might be aware the blinking LED indicates that a fault has been detected.

 

Check that the ionizing wires supports have not started to 'track' this will appear as a hair-like discolouration across the supports surface. The 'track' may be very thin and hard to spot.

 

This can be caused by dirt that has started to burn into the surface by arcing.

 

If you find any 'tracks' then try to clean them off with a mild solvent like pure alchohol.

 

Another thing to try is to run the unit in total darkness and look into the grills to see if there is any arcing or sparking happening.

 

Let us know the outcome.

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