I cleaned my Breeze AT over the weekend. Took the back filter off, cleaned it, took the inside plate out, replaced it with a spare.
Since pluggin my unit back in, it is running, the fan is operating, but it doesn't smell fresh and clean. I cannot smell the fresh izonization coming from the unit. How do I repair this or doesn the entire unit need to be replaced ?
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Re: Unit stopped smelling
Whenever you clean or replace the plate, you must also clean the contacts that touch the plate, and all supports for the contacts. Clean them with 70% or higher isopropyl alcohol and Q tips. You should also clean the ionization point with a Q tip and alcohol, remove and clean the fan and oil the fan motor front and rear with a drop or two of sewing machine oil. Replace the fan so that it is flush with the end of the shaft. Make sure that the contacts are firmly against the ozone plate when you replace it. They sometimes barely make contact and then don't work well. You can bend them enough to make them fit firmly.
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Check the metal contact near the base of the unit inside by looking through the vents. If it's dirty that's the problem. The contact legs on the bottom of the magnet plate gets dirt on them too. Both need to be clear of any dirt or foreign material. If you are Hearing static instead of smelling it, that means the unit needs cleaning again. Hope this helps
The Classic XL-15 should have 2 individual indicator lights. The 'red' light is the ionizer indicator, and the 'green' light is the ozone level indicator. Both lights should be illuminated, if the unit is operating properly. The red light should be pulsing, and the green light should be dimly lit, and brightened as the output knob is turned up - indicating a higher ozone production. If the green light is not lit, you likely won't smell the ozone. The first thing you should try, is cleaning the filter and glass ozone plate. Unplug the unit and remove the rear air filter. Clean the filter with clean water and allow to COMPLETELY air dry. Removed the glass plate by depressing the lever behind the glass plate, and gently pulling it out. Clean the glass with a half water, half ammonia (or distilled white vinegar, if ammonia not available) and an old toothbrush to clean between the mesh. Dry plate with a hair dryer and re-place plate into unit. Replace dried air filter, making sure the little tab on the bottom is secured into the interlock. Power the unit on and you should see the indicator lights and smell the fresh ozone!
have the same problem and haven't been able to fix it.However, others have had the same problem and
have posted their solutions.The
sizzling sound is caused by electrical arching between the plates and one or
both of the two tungsten wires that are run parallel to the plates (if you turn
off all the lights and wait for your eyes to adjust to the dark before turning
on the Ionic Breeze, it's a pretty cool light show!)Here are things found by others to cause the
arching and what they did to fix the problem:
--dirt, lint, or tiny hairs
stuck somewhere (usually towards the top or bottom of the plates or wire,
and maybe in the grid contact points).Clean it better.Using
canned air can help blow out the problem.
--water droplets.Make certain there is no moisture
anywhere when you put the grid (plates) back in.Using canned air can help dry hard to
--burn marks or melted
plastic.These indicates a short
circuit.Says dnewcombe1: "There is a
feeler bracket that guides the two rear thin wires while the cartridge is
being inserted. This "feeler" can melt and become disarranged."You can't fix this issue.
--build up on the ionizing
wires.Clean them.It's hard.I took mine apart and used steel wool.
I just fixed my proffessotional ionic. Im not sure what I did. lol. I took the screws out of the bottom, didnt see anything wrong, tho there is a piece of plastic in there, I dont know what it is. I cleaned the 2 center long metal like things, cleaned the contacts that the metal blades touch. cleaned the wires with alcohol and qtips, put it all back together, and it came on!!!!!!
Just wanted to make sure you inserted the carbon filter on the back before turning it on. It will not turn on without the filter in place. Also, you have to make sure the on/off switch on the back is turned on. Hope that might help.
Ionic Breeze machines are no longer being supported. Sharper Image recalled the product several months ago after it was proven by Consumer Reports and the EPA that the product wasn't cleaning the air and can be harmful to use. Sharper Image took legal action and lost.
The Consumer Product Safety Comission is going to make a decision on all ionizers by the end of the year. It's looking like all ionizers will no longer be sold in the U.S. regardless of who makes them.
Make sure you have the filter on the back on the right way and not reversed. On the Ecoquest Breeze you should plainly see the obvious pull tab, at the top of the back filter panel, after putting the filter back in place.
When you clean this unit, the plate should be soaked in a 50% amonia to water solution for about 8 minutes. Take a toothbrush and scrub each side of plate and let copletely dry. Take a qtip and dip in rubbing alcohol and swab each of the metal electrodes that touch the plate....This should have that freash air smell back again.!!