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Could the power switch for living air xl need to be replaced due to age,moisture.etc?

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Not likely. Is the microswitch on the back where the air filter goes making contact? Is the fuse good? If it's the pc board inside, bad capacitors, bad solder connections, or even corroded contacts or broken wires could be the problem.

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I have 2 Living Air XL-15 that no longer will power on. I have checked and the clip that depresses the switch is fine but nothing. How can I tell if the fuse is no good?


Continuity is one way, they need to be able to conduct. If they are ceramic- use a test meter. If they are glass, does the wire reach from end to end or it melted? Does it resemble an old flash bulb that had been used? If so, or no continuity- replace fuse.

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If you are sure that the plate is clean, in perfect condition, and inserted correctly, it would appear that the transformer is defective. This means that power is not going through the metal contact fingers into the plates.

The light probably has burned out. It is not essential to the working of the machine, so it isn't anything you need to be concerned about.

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Hello night light,

How you proceed is going to depend on how comfortable you are taking it apart.

Given it's age and purchase condition, warranty isn't an issue. You will either be able to dis-assemble the purifier and try taking the motor apart and reassembling, or you can find a replacement motor (I've seen some on the web, they start at ~$50).

Another possibility is that the fan pot (the rotary switch that the knob turns to adjust the fan speed) may be out. If you have a multi-meter, see if you can get a signal through (when it's all the way open). If not, try replacing that first. Parts are available onthe web, I can't advertise per FixYa's terms of use.

Hope this helps.



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My XL-15 had the same problem a few years ago. I had a broken wire on the fan, and the Ozone problem turned out to be a problem with the power supply. I had to send it in to have it repaired.

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Confirm that the appropriate sections of the circuitry are powered up and drawing power; check the interlock switch action; toss it back to the maker because the Hi-V transformer or ladder circuit or sense or hold caps were (if testing proves) never quite functional.

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