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Living air xl 15 One of the two glass plates inside has broken along the edge of the mesh. "Adhesive" material that appears to hold the mesh in place is blackened as though burned. Fan will come on but no "sparking' no matter how high I turn up the power. How do I replace the glass and how do I know if that will fix the problem?

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Broken discharge plates have to be replaced, otherwise the high-voltage shorts-out through the break. The glue being burned is an additional clue.

The fan is a separate circuit/function.

Replace the glass plates (purchase from EcoQuest Intl. or from a EQI dealer near you, expect to pay ~$20-30/plate depending on model and shipping costs. I also sell them as I am an EcoQuest™ dealer, though the shipping charges may make me less economical than someone local to you. If you want my contact info, please respond with a "FixYa" rating - thanks in-advance.

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