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Red Cleaning Light won't turn off

I clean my unit religiously, but the red cleaning required light turned on and won't re-set. I have cleaned the unit, blown air into it, and even turned it upside down. How can I get the unit to re-set?

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Re: Red Cleaning Light won't turn off

I just came across this site:
the first post from a person who just raves about the item suggested putting the grid back in after cleaning and holding it upside down for 30 seconds. I did this - actually did it a little longer because I was reading the rest of the posting. IT WORKED! I had tried and tried to get the red light off by cleaning it, but it didn't work. This must be way to reset it. When I first turned it on, it started to blink again, and then I turned it off and on again and it is working great. I AM SO EXCITED. I also turned it upside down and upright several more times after I held it upside down for the 30 plus seconds. I hope this helps!

Posted on Jul 28, 2008

Re: Red Cleaning Light won't turn off

Take it back. Hopefully it is inder warranty. I have had 2 units do the same.

Posted on Dec 12, 2007

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If under 5 years should be under warranty and just got off the phone with them if you have cleaned it and it still does it probably a mechanical malfunction. Only thing on mine that works now is the light should be sending back after holidays though. Everytime have had a problem and think it comes from living in a very old high traffic house that causes mine to quit even though clean them, but probably not as often as I should.

Posted on Dec 22, 2007

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If the cleaning light stays red it is do to a failure of the nichrome wire sensor that detects deposit build up. This wire is locatied in the center where the grids are removed and easily broken. It runs from top to bottom twice. Look inside and if you see a loose wire that looks like a fine thread that is your problem. Not a do it yourself job.

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