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THE INTERNAL IONIZING WIRES HAVE 3 TO 4 BLUE SPARKS STRIKING ONE OF THE BLADES??? AND ITS MAKING A CONSTANT,LOUD BUZZING NOISE ON ALL SETTINGS. I CLEANED THE BLADES LIGHTLY YESTERDAY,CLEANED THE OXYGEN FILTER,AND CLEANED THE INTERNAL IONIZING WIRES

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    JUST TO ADD MORE INFORMATION REGARDING PROBLEM....THE AREA WHERE THE BLUE SPARKS ARE ON THE INTERNAL IONIZING WIRES IS ONLY ABOUT 1 INCH LONG TO MAYBE 1 1/2 INCHES LONG . IM NOT SURE IF THIS IS RELEVANT OR NOT.I ALSO JUST PULLED THE LEVER UP&DOWN AGAIN TO CLEAN THE INTERNAL IONIZING WIRES. TO NO AVAIL,THAT DID NOTHING!! STILL BLUE SPARKS??? AND LOUD,CONSTANT HIGHER PITCH BUZZING ON ALL SETTINGS!! I PURCHASED THIS MACHINE DEC/2008. WITH THE SOLUTION YOU GAVE TO MY PROBLEM,DO YOU THINK THIS IS THE ONLY THING IT COULD BE??? IS IT SOMETHING A GIRL COULD FIX (ME)??? AND IF SO ,WHAT TOOLS DO I NEED??? PLEASE HELP I DONT KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DO!!! AND I AM TRYING!! THANK YOU!!

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Hi,
It is important to make sure thee parts are kept clean, so by cleaning them you have done what is normally required.

Check to make sure that there is adequate gap between the ionising wires and the surface it is arcing to, and that the wires are not bent or out of position, and that the blades are located properly.
If all seems straight and normal, then there may be higher than usual particulates in the air (pollen, dust etc) or the voltage regulator is defective - causing excess voltage to build up.
Ionisers usually fail by not building enough charge, but it is possible to fail the other way if a few capacitors dries out.

Usually you need a very high voltage for ionisers, so I suggest that it is a mechanical defect of alignment and spacing rather than an electrical one, so check all possible mechanical items first. - With power off obviously.

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The insulation on the wires connecting the ionizer, has broken down due to heat build up.
If possible you may need to replace the connections, if you have enough wire to strip back.
Once you remove the connections, you will see the wire is cracked or brittle

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