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Alpine Air Living Air XL15 not producing Ozone or Deodorizing. New plates

My Alpine Air Living Air XL15 is not producing Ozone or deodorizing. I've cleaned the machine, lubricated the fan and installed new plates. The plates work in a neighbor's machine so I Know it is not the plates. What can I do?

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  • barneywestma Jun 23, 2008

    I would just like a wiring / circuitry diagram. There is a lamp that does not seem to be connected properly - on side just suspended disconnected - who knows where it should be attached to?

  • mdewald Jul 22, 2008

    We have the new plates. Fan just blows the same stale odor.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    cleaned machine and replaced plates

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    I had no ozone smell so ordered new plates. Still no smell

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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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Do not know what to do when the service required light is on on a Alpine LIVING AIR XL15 IONIC AIR PURIFIER OZONE XL 15. How do I service it?


Hi JoAnn,

Alpine purifiers need periodic cleaning, as dust and dirt from air moving through the unit is electrostatically deposited on internal components; enough build-up can cause short-circuits and diminished peformance. The ozone-discharge plates need to be cleaned monthly, and the inside wiped down at that time. The lint trapscreen on the back also needs to be cleaned (I use hot water in my kitchen sink with the spray-nozzle). I recommend an old toothbrush dipped in household ammonia for scrubbing the plates, and an old sock dampened with ammonia for wiping the inside spaces. The ammonia fumes can be unpleasant, so if you can do this outside or in garage, do so. Also, rinse the plates thoroughly to remove any ammonia residue. Just make sure the discharge plates are COMPLETELY BONE-DRY before putting them back in, otherwise, you risk shorts, and potential damage to the plate. Use the toothbrush without the ammonia (preferably dry) to dust-off the sensor in back that triggers the "service required" light. Iif it's like the ones I've worked-on, it should be connected to another light inside, but I recommend checking your owners manual to help identify the location and description of the sensor.

About once a year, a thorough cleaning (using a brush to get the accumulated gunk out of the nooks and crannies) is recommended). This involves disconnecting the fan leads and (if so-equipped) the needle-point ionier after removing the four screws through the bottome holding the chassis in-place. If you're not comfortable working with wiring and spade-terminals, you may want to use a keyboard vaccuum brush (long-necked tube with a brush on the end available in office-supply stores and the like) to reach in instead.

If this helps, please rate me... thanks!

Jon

Nov 28, 2011 | Alpine Air XL-15 Air Purifier

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Living Air XL (no smell)


TEST THE CONTINUITY OF THE BULB AND THE WIRING AND THE PARTS INSIDE.


DOES THE UNIT STILL WORKS NORMALLY ASIDE FROM THE BULB?

Sep 25, 2008 | Alpine Air XL-15 Air Purifier

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I JUST REPLACED THE OZONE PLATE IN MY XL15, THE GLASS PLATE HAD CRACKED BUT, NOW THE NEW CERAMIC PLATE WHISTLES LOUDLY WHEN ON ANY SETTING LESS THAN MAXIMUM?


Remember the glass plate is thicker than the ceramic. The whistling may actually be arcing of the metal tabs to the plate. Take the plate out and push the metal tabs in and towards the space where the plate sits. This will make the fit tighter and eliminate your problem. Re-install the plate.

Jul 20, 2011 | Alpine Air XL-15 Air Purifier

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I have the Alpine Living Air machine - the green light does not come on just the amber one. I don't smell any ozone odor. Cleaned the plates but not sure if they have to be installed in any special...


How long have you owned machine? Plates need to be replaced periodically to be effective and to generate ozone. Depends on usage but at least every one-two years. They run about $15 a piece. I can get you some.

Jul 07, 2011 | Alpine Air XL-15 Air Purifier

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My xl15 runs but does not produce ozone. The little Rulien fan on the little ozone maker does not run. the regular fan works though.


You realize this is a really old machine!! The little fan is for ozone level detection, not production.
To see if the machine still will produce ozone
1) Set the switch to manual rather than auto and always run it on manual.
2) Remove the back of the machine and remove the 4" white plates. Check them for cracks, breaks in the mesh, loose mucilage, discoloration, burned spots, excessive grease or nicotine, or particulates such as dust, dog hair, or lint. Clean the plates using a solution of 1 part plain AMMONIA to 1 part warm water. Soak 5 minutes, brush with a soft brush, rinse well, and blow dry. DO NOT use any kind of cloth to dry the plate. Avoid putting fingers on the mesh.
3) If the plates are damaged in any way, call Vollara (new name for EcoQuest) and order replacements. 1-800-989-2299. Use #16618 as the dealer referral number if you are no longer in touch with the registered distributor who sold you the machine.
4) Insert the plates, making sure the metal contact fingers press on them firmly.
5) If none of the above works, most likely the power to those contact fingers is no longer strong enough to arc through the plates.
6) Call customer service, and they'll explain your options.

Feb 10, 2011 | Alpine Air XL-15 Air Purifier

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My living air xl-15 prove it light does not come on anymore and it seems that the unit does not prodoce ozone. I tested the light in the normal postion set at 12:00 with the plate out but to no avail....


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.

Vollara (formerly Alpine/EcoQuest) is no longer producing or servicing the XL-15. However, a newer version, called the Classic, is available. You can call Customer Service 800-989-2299 and they will tell you your options. Use #16618 if you need a referral number.

Jan 08, 2011 | Alpine Air XL-15 Air Purifier

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I have the living air xl15 its not working properly, I cant smell ozone no buzzing sound no uv light no green led coming on. I guess the only thing working is the fan. I don't have a manual and it blows my...


I have an extra user manual for the alpine. You have to clean the plates at least once a month to get maximum performance. Get back to me at nick61@telus.net for the manual. Also the ion emitter sometimes needs to be replaced. I use one of mine in my FIR sauna. It seems to be OK at those high temps. 50*-60* C..so far.

Jul 29, 2010 | Alpine Air XL-15 Air Purifier

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I just purchased a used Alpine Air XL-15 from ebay.no ozone spell


You probably have a burned out high voltage transformer. That's what produces the ozone. Helpful hint...........the high voltage transformer is also the one used in bug zappers

May 10, 2010 | Alpine Air XL-15 Air Purifier

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How to clean an XL15 Living Air purifier


take the filter of as well the front grill and cleaned whit a soft cloth and lubricate the fan

Mar 27, 2010 | Alpine Air XL-15 Air Purifier

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I bought my Living Air XL15 in Ebay. It was


The ozone plate may need to be replaced.

Mar 01, 2010 | Alpine Air XL-15 Air Purifier

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