Question about Sharper Image Ionic Breeze GP SI730 Air Purifier

3 Answers

Ionic breeze is arcing inside unit

I have two Sharper Image Ionic Quadra Breezes that I have had less than one year.  Both units are cleaned regularly and started to make hissing noises.  I cleaned them both as described which immediately fixed the problem with one of them.  However the other unit continued to make noise and began to arc inside for approx 1/2 a minute and the become quiet only to arc again 10-15 minutes later.  I the cleaned it throughly with compressed air ect.  Unit was working ok for one day and now arcs every 10 minutes.  This unit is off and I miss it.  Any suggestions?  There is no water inside, and as far as I can tell, it is clean and undamaged.

Posted by on

3 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer
Re: Ionic breeze is arcing inside unit

I have a sharper image ionic breeze hybrid gp that ran fine for years unitl it recently started sparking / arcing at the base of the grid blades and always in the same spot. I cleaned it several times but the sparking always came back and the unit went into either "drying grid" or "attention required" mode. The solution I found was to stand the removable grid in 2 inches of Pine-Sol cleaner 50/50 diluted with water for 24 hours then brush again with the cleaning brush and hot water. Presto! No more sparking.

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers
Re: Ionic breeze is arcing inside unit

My ionic breeze was doing the same thing. it got worse the nore i cleaned the collection grid as well. i taped a sanding sponge to a cleaning rod and ran it up and down the corona wires-no more arcing after that. before the corona wires would only glow in certain areas(the areas they would arc from) but after cleaning the entire wire glows purple.

Posted on Feb 05, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 12 Answers
Re: Ionic breeze is arcing inside unit

Contact them for a replacement all you do is ship it back to them and the send you another. Call and setup an RMA with them they even send a prepaid shipping label.

Posted on Dec 22, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

It emits a metallic burning odor.

The trouble began in 2003 when Consumer Reports magazine published a report claiming the expensive air cleaners don't clean air. The magazine later claimed its tests showed that Sharper Image's Ionic Breeze Quadra Silent Air Purifier and four other units also release potentially unhealthy levels of ozone.

Read more:

Oct 27, 2009 | Sharper Image Ionic Breeze 3.0 Air...

1 Answer

Is my Ionic Breeze Quadra hopelessly broken and beyond repair?

This unit can be replaced on ebay for around $45.00 which is under any labor cost to repair the unit you currently have. You can always post your unit for sale on ebay for parts.

Feb 19, 2009 | Sharper Image Ionic Breeze® Quadra® 4.0...

1 Answer

Ionic Breeze Quadra GP

The reason why Sharper Image went out of business is because the Ionic Breeze was proven to be ineffective product and harmful to use in some cases based on Consumer Reports data as well as data from the EPA. They sued Consumer Reports, lost the case, and had to pay all the legal bills.

The Consumer Products Safety Commission is going to making decision on all ionizers by the end of the year. It's quite possible that no one will be selling them anymore.

There is thread I left in the Ionic Breeze section about the EPA data on ionizers and the harmful effects of using them as well as a link about what happen to Sharper Image.

This product should have been regulated a long time ago. Orek and few others are going to be pulling the plug on them real soon.

Aug 14, 2008 | Sharper Image Professional Plus Ionic...

1 Answer

Ionice breeze quadra Model # S1637

had the same problem with ionic pro ca500. i took the unit apart and found a fuse that was blown and it works now. sorry but i don't know if there is any repair shops.

Aug 02, 2008 | Sharper Image Ionic Breeze 3.0 Air...

1 Answer

Quadra - only red light goes on.

In addition to cleaning the plates on the cartridge, also turn the unit upside down then right side up a few times. There are 2 small wires inside the housing, and each has a ceramic ball on it that cleans the wire when the unit is inverted. Also, look through the vents to make sure the wires are not broken. If they are intact, they run in a straight line, almost the entire length of the unit.

If this does not help or the wire is broken, contact The Sharper Image. I believe this unit has a 5 year warranty. When mine failed, they exchanged it for free, even without a receipt.

Good luck!

Jul 12, 2008 | Sharper Image Ionic Breeze GP SI720 Air...

1 Answer

Ionic breeze quadra s 1837

I had a problem with my Ionic Breeze Quadra. Green light would only blink for a second then the red light stayed on. I cleaned unit very good but problem came right back. I blew out the breeze with an air compressor. Not much came out, but now I am green and back in action. I used about 75 psi to clean out.

Mar 23, 2008 | Sharper Image Ionic Breeze® Quadra® Air...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sharper Image Ionic Breeze GP SI730 Air Purifier Logo

961 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sharper Image Air Purifiers Experts


Level 2 Expert

62 Answers


Level 3 Expert

57068 Answers

Ken Thomas

Level 2 Expert

118 Answers

Are you a Sharper Image Air Purifier Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides