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I have a Living Air XL unit that I just bought new plates for as the unit was no longer emitting the smell of ozone. That didn't fix the problem. I'm highly mechanically inclined and have done work as complicated as replacing the timing belt in my truck. Can you give me instructions on how to trouble-shoot the repair for this unit and where I can get the parts I need?

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I've worked on one before and all I can tell you is that the plates are electrically charged and must be insulated from ground and each other in order to function. Using a volt meter, check for power to the plates with it on. Then turn it off and using an ohm meter, check for continuity from the plate circuits to ground. That's probably where the problem is. Look closely at it and you will find it, the plates are probably getting a ground that keeps them from charging.

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You can test any component with an ohmmeter. to see if there are any burn electronical parts that have burnt out. You can also test temp sensor and make sure compressor is getting power and that the coils are not frozen up. Otherwise, that means bad control board

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