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Blinking blue lights on top

The documentation does not mention anything about what this means when the blue light on top blinks.  This is the light on the power indicator (low, med, high).

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  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2007

    tried cleaning all parts, resetting front/back grill.........to no avail

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2007

    I also have the blinking blue light and can't find out why.

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2008

    Blinking blue light on the hi/med/low dial.

  • vfmoretti Mar 10, 2008

    My Ionic Breeze is doing the same thing.  I've cleaned it thoroughly (haven't used compressed air yet) and nothing.  I've emailed Sharper Image three times, and the only response I've gotten is that I need an order number to move forward.  Tough to do when it was given as a gift two years ago.  I mentioned that in two emails and still haven't heard back.




    Keep in mind Sharper Image is going through bankruptcy right now...



  • tonyrivera Mar 31, 2008

    I am having the same problem with the blinking blue lights. I called sharper image to find a repair shop near me and they told me that they dont offer that kind of service if any one can help e-mail me at tonyrivera2@aol.com thanks.

  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2009

    SAME PROBLEM BLINKING BLUE LIGHT ON LOW, MED, HIGH. NO LIGHT ON POWER SIDE. I DID BUY THE EXTENDED WARR. AND SHOULD BE GETTING REPLACEMENT IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS. TRIED THOUROUGH CLEANING TO NO AVAIL. WILL TRY TO DISMANTLE OLD ONE WHEN NEW ONE COMES IN.

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OK so after a bit of investigating there is still HOPE!

There are no details about the blinking light except that the unit is "broken". Mine appears to still be somewhat functioning as I smell ionized air.

As you all know, Sharper Image is Bankrupt and their stores have all closed. Here's where the ray of sunshine comes in:

If you purchased the extended warranty all you have to do is call 1-866-686-2463 24 Hours 7 days a week. The gentleman who helped me confirmed the information on my original receipt so there must be some database I am registered under. I will be receiving a replacement within a week.

I will take mine apart to see if I can repair the broken unit and if I find out the problem I will post up.

Here is something for you to try...Unplug the unit and plug it back in while holding down the boost button. This seems to trigger some form of diagnostic. On Low the clean light is red and then amber in the other positions. The boost button flashes. It may do something different for you that is why I bring this up.

Posted on Dec 16, 2008

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I tried this twice and it fixed my problem. The 1st time I tried it all of the lights went off completely. I tried it a second times and my lights came back on correctly and it appears to be working. Thanks for the post.

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