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Carrier Infinity air purifier makes constant zapping sound when operating with door in place.

It sounds like static electricity being generated through the filters. I suggest you change the filters and see what happens!

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How far in do the plates go and are they supposed to make a noise?

They should go as far so the back edge of the plates touch the back stop and the the metal clip on each side of the plate is touching the metal screen on the plate.

As far as noise, depending on the purification setting, they can make a hissing sound. If you see arcing or sparking, or hear any other noise other than a hissing sound, then it is time to replace the plates.
Hope this helps.

Jul 18, 2010 | Alpine Air XL-15 Air Purifier

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One of my Honeywell F50F cells (FC37A1130) arcs incessantly. Everything is clean, and I can't spot a broken wire, touching plates, or anything like that. The area of arcing is very definite (I looked...

I had a similar problem with mine. It looked to me like the vanes were fluttering and causing arcing. I found an old piece of comb and slid the tines between the vanes to stabilize them. You might have to try it several times to get the position just right. So far its worked for me.

Feb 22, 2010 | Honeywell Air Purifiers

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I have a HoneyWell F300E electronic air cleaner, installed on a furnace in a house I just bought. I have never owned one of these things before. The filter arcs and makes sparking noises constantly,...

Continuous snapping is not normal .Remove both electronic cells. Make sure that there is no hair, dirt, sand or any debris on the bottom inside the Electronic air cleaner. If there is, remove what you can by hand. If a lot of debris is left in bottom of the Air Cleaner, you may want to use a vacuum attachment to see if you can vacuum up what you can.

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Hissing noise from Ionic Breeze

The hissing noise is caused by the 5000-volt grid wires arcing. If you look inside the unit closely in the dark, you'll see blue electrical arcs -- these generate the hiss.

The arcing is caused by deteriorating grid wires. If you've cleaned it as well as you can, and it still hisses, it won't be long before it fails.

With Sharper Image out of business, don't know if there is still a repair service for these units.


Aug 28, 2009 | Sharper Image Ionic Breeze 3.0 Air...

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Ionic Breeze GP S1830 - makes a sizzeling noise

Funny you should post this when you did as I just finished reassembling my S1730.
Mine was making very loud noise, arcing violently, smoking slightly and would give a good shock when you touched the plastic covers(yes dirty plastic will conduct electric current).

1. Unplug the unit
2. Take the plastic covers off, front has four screws and back has snap at bottom, both slide up when loose.
3. Wash the plastic covers
4. take the light out and clean it with windex
5. Vacuum the inside, be careful of the two corona wires
6. Find the bead on each corona wire and while turning them slight so the edges scrapes the wire, move them back and forth to scrap the white power off the wires
7. scrape the cone shape plastic that the corona wires runs into, this build up is the primary culprit of the arcing which is the noise you hear. be careful of the corona wires again. I used an exacto knife and gently scraped it, sandpaper has been suggested elsewhere, once done scrapping, wipe down to clean any residue. The top cones are only part accessible, after cleaning mine the noise still persisted but acceptably lower than before. I think if you completely take apart the unit you can clean this cones better.
8. Reassembly is the same is opposite of disassembling.

Hopes this helps you.

Aug 21, 2009 | Sharper Image Ionic Breeze GP SI730 Air...

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My pureion makes a crackling/ticking sound when running;

Its just a wear in the ozone plastic its normal after continued use

Mar 22, 2009 | Brookstone Pure-Ion UV Air Purifier

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Annoying ticking

My air purifier was doing the same thing. The ticking noise you are hearing is caused by dust build up on the ionizer pins. When the ionizer pins collect too much dust, they tend to start making the clicking/ticking sound caused by static electricity. The solution is simple. Take the filter out and clean it real good (follow directions on filter on how to clean). Now, with the filter out, if you look down inside the vent where the filter was, you'll see a white piece of plastic with nine holes in it that are about the size of a silver dollar. Directly in the center of each hole there will be something that looks like a needle, those are the ionizer pins and they will probably have dust built up on them. Next, with the filter out, blow out the air purifier with compressed air to clean all the dust off the ionizer pins. This should take care of the problem, it worked on mine.

Dec 02, 2007 | Kaz Honeywell QuietClean HFD-135 Air...

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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.

Oct 16, 2007 | Sharper Image Ionic Breeze GP SI730 Air...

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