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Green light won' come on after changed filter

I have an Aprilaire 5000 Electronic Air Cleaner that's worked well for 7 years. I changed the air filter media and the green light would not come back on when I turned on the air cleaner. I verified proper assembly and connections on the plastic inner-housing that holds the filter, control electrode, ionizer frame, and that the conductive strip on the end panel was in contact with the conductive-coated tips of the filter media. The green light sometimes flashes momentarily when I turn it on/off, so the bulb is OK. I ensured that the contact was good between the the 3 clips from the inner-housing assembly and the metal of the door. I think that the only thing that I couldn't check are the interior components of the power pack/door assembly. Can you suggest how to fix it? Thank you so much!

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When u changed the filter u most likely got the filter enclosure door back together wrong, there is a switch in the door that locks out power, remove the access door for the filter and make u don't see any broken parts, the carefully put it back together

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