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Can someone tell me how the two wires in the bottom of the unit are supposed to be attached? I have not opened the unit, but see that one end of the two wires are attached to the two little plastic ''spool'' like things, and the other ends are loose and just unattached to anything. can I fix this if I open the unit, and how? thanks k.bradley, chicago

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The wires you see are the high voltage grid wires -- these burn thru and break -- the more often the unit is cleaned the longer these wires last, but 18 months max is my experience.

There is no easy way to fix this -- even if one does the complicated, extremely nerve wracking reapir (with titanium wire) the unit will fail again soon.

Far as I know, there is no longer a repair service for these units.

Charlie

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