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Blinking blue lights

The lights on the sharper image bionic breeze continually blink

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  • bigredd Feb 16, 2008

    I too have blinking blue lights on both my units???

  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2008

    My blue light on the power lever selector is blinking , i have read the manual and found nothing.

  • julesseattle Mar 20, 2008

    I'm having the same trouble. I have cleaned every inch of the thing and the light won't stop blinking.

  • bigredd Mar 23, 2008

    When Ionic breeze units have lights blinking the units are broken and need to be returned for credit or replaced...

  • bestwickt Jun 20, 2008

    I have 2 tabletop ionic breeze purifiers and both have the blue light blinking problem. I've thouroughly cleaned the parts plugged on and off cleaned the outside as well nothing works.

  • consmith Aug 26, 2008

    blinking red light

  • pchee Oct 17, 2008

    I also have blinking blue lights.

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What is happening is this: the main electrical component is overheating and forcing the machine to turn off. When it cools, the machine turns back on. Yes, that is actually what is causing the blinking.

There is no solution for this as the main electrical component (a high voltage capacitor in this case) has failed due to stress. In my case, the machine worked for 2 months before failing. The only real solution is to have the unit serviced. However, as there is no service centers, we are all out of luck.

I believe this could be a class action law suit against sharper image for selling units built with components it knew would fail after a short period of time. They had hundreds of reports with this same failure and they knew the cause. Pressing the "boost" button too much causes extreme stress on the capacitor and shortens its life drastically. This capacitor is what provides the power to the ionizing wires.

Posted on Oct 11, 2008

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What is the solution. one person sugested it was a capacitor failure. if so, which one and can it be replaced with a heavier duty unit?

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

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We are all pretty much SOL, as my husband asked the very sweet but completely unhelpful man at the store who said if we clean it and it still doesn't work there is nothing we can do. They really have no incentive at this point to keep their customers happy (not that they ever really did in the first place).

Posted on Jul 06, 2008

Well, considering they are going out of business......sucks to be us. i have the same problem. i called and they can provide no help

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I have a blue flashing light as well, only on the "low, med. and high" nobe. Regardless of how many times I take it a part and clean it, it continues to wink at me. Please help before I wink back and smash it.

Posted on Mar 21, 2008

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