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Broken wire on filter grid

Can I repair a broken wire on the filter grid? It broke off where it connects to the plate at one end.

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Re: Broken wire on filter grid

Here is a link to a post on my blog with instruction on how to make this repair.

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Re: Broken wire on filter grid

Not easily but it can be done if you have superior skills with small tools.

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A red light flashing with clean filter

bad connection on plates or wires that run along the front of the plates in the cell. If you hear snapping or arcing then its the plates shorting out, look for bent plates and broken wires or loose sagging wires.

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I cleaned my io breeze quadra plates with rubbing alcohol reinserted and turned it on, it made some crackling noises and started emmiting a burning smell like a hot transformer pulled insert plates found...

You will need to take unit apart to check both the and bottom. Start either at top or bottom go over the circuit path of hi voltage grid wire check for more burn marks. Insure hi voltage insulated wire coming from transformer is not broken. This will be located at bottom of unit you will have to take top pc board off and control transformer to get to hi voltage transformer, then when that is removed you will see the hi voltage connector I was talking about. That wire is soldered on and is a very delicate connection. Make sure wiring soldered. Hi voltage transformer should be ok if you did not leave unit on for a long time while you had your loose connection in the grid wire.

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If none of the hi voltage grid wires have broken then check to be sure grid wires are truly cleaned.
If not cleaned in a while like every 2 weeks they will have carbon build on them. And from my experiences with cleaning them is the build looks similar to the color of the wire. Try some qtips dipped in alcohol or cotton balls. The build comes off like flaking metal. Also be very tender with these wires they break fairly easy. When done cleaning turn upside down and back so beads can scrape up and down on wires. Also you do know once clean the parts especially the big collection bars they need to dry for at leased 24 hours before ever powering unit back on. Hope this helps.

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Broken wire inside of air purifier?? Can this be repaired?

If is a wire inside the filter collector cell.Clip as short as possible and remove wire.That part of the collector plate will cease to function as that is the ionizer wire but u can resume using the rest of the filter as normal at slightly reduced capacity.

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I have a Trion Max 5 1400. when the air is flowing past, I turn on the power switch and both lights come on, then go right off. We have had the unit for awhile, and have had the power module repaired...

Read the owner's manual for troubleshooting, it has a lot of information.

Check the ionization wires are there, one may be broken and touching the ground plates.

Also check to see if the wires have a growth touching the ground plates. If so, clean the grids and wires; let it dry. Water and electricity don't play nice.

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I have si 637 quadra. cleaning the unit both little thin plates at the end of filter fell off. the unit works. how important is repair this ?

If you're talking about those little plastic tabs at the bottom, they aren't important. Their job is to wipe the ionizing wires when you take the grid out or replace it.

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My ecoquest breeze is sparking the ceramic plate and has a little black burn on the plate. is my machine broken?

If the plate is cracked or the contacts or the metal grid on the plates are dirty. Take the plate out and inspect for cracks, if it is damaged replace the plate. If the plate is dirty, it can be cleaned with a solution of 1 part amonia and 1 part water. Scrub the metal grid portion of the plate with an old toothbrush and let it sit for about 10 minutes then rinse it off using water. You can clean the contacts with the same amonia solution. Allow the contacts to dry overnight or use a hair dryer to speed up the drying the plate.

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The flapper on the bottom that you take out and clean. one of the two is broken

This flapper helps clean the high-voltage grid wire when the plates are removed/inserted. Flapper isn't needed to operate the machine. But these units are very unreliable, difficult to imposible to repair, and there are no parts nor repair service available. They don't usually run very long.


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I have an ecoquest fresh air purifier and the end of a red wire was corroded so I replaced the end with a new one, but the unit doesnt seem to be producing any ozone smell or sanitizing. It seems as if...

That corrosion is oxidation for the lug connecting the grid plate.Metal contact fingers make contact on the plates metal grids.The same corrosion exists on those metal contact fingers and the plate itself. Clean the fingers,ensure good connections as the other wire connector spade for the other contact finger is probably compromised. You might de-oxidize the plate by soaking in pure white ammonia.At any rate,I agree about the quality of the machines and you might be faced with a small parts order from eco-quest.Do include the plate, a bulb and the bulb starter. I run 5 of these in a commercial setting and they are fairly enjoyable to work on.

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Cleaning light stays on

I 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 reach areas.
  • --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.

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