Question about Sharper Image Ionic Breeze GP SI730 Air Purifier

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Ionic breeze gp

I own four Ionic breeze gp units and two of them have now failed. It would appear that there is simply no power going to the on/off switch and I'm kind of hoping somebody can suggest a testing and repair sequence so that I can avoid having to pay full boat to send them back to the factory.
Anybody out there take one of these apart yet???

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  • steviej51 Feb 05, 2008

    Now I appreciate the thought of "check for power"... however, what I really need is the sequence to take the unit apart with a few key tests at critical elements. For instance, the transformer should be putting out X number of DC/AC volts etc. Or...check to be sure such and such a micro switch is operational...without this switch, the unit will not operate. And so on. Thanks

  • steviej51 Feb 13, 2008

    Dear FIX-YA Team,



    Apparently, the Ionic Breeze GP series of air cleaners has had enough problem units that Sharper Image is actually doing something about them (unlike the more reliable Quadra units). So, should you receive future requests along the lines of mine, here is what you might choose to tell your correspondents…



    Sharper Image now provides a return and exchange policy for the Ionic Breeze GP series models. Simply call

    1-800-344-5555 and request a Return Authorization number with a shipping label. The cost will be $10.00 per unit and that will cover shipping to their factory via UPS ground. They will simply exchange it for a factory rebuilt unit of the same make and model and, at their option, will ship it back to you pre-paid or postage due depending on the “chain of title” (By that I mean, can you still produce a receipt for the ownership of the unit or was it a gift you never bothered to register?)



    And, though obviously it’s no longer necessary, purely for the fun of a real challenge, I would still encourage any of you on the FIX-YA staff to take one of these things apart. It will truly test your analytical skills to even be able to get at the primary transformers and ionic generator systems.

    As someone who has been taking things apart all their life,

    I know you’ll appreciate the convoluted challenge these devices will present you…



    Best Wishes, Steve

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Your work will be very much eased if you get a service manual only. so try to get it online.

that will sure shot help you.

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Hi,

Your particular brand and model is not readily available in my region. However on similar devices, problems can be traced to the power cord and/or the AC plug. In some instances the open wire can be at the entry point to the air purifier.

You would need to use a continuity tester or a DVM to check the power cord themselves from the AC plug to the wires inside the unit itself.

This is of course in addition to the obvious such as fuse or mini circuit breakers, safety latch/switch and thermal fuse if present in your brand/model.

Hope this be of help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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    Louie Role Feb 14, 2008

    Thanks Steve for sharing the information. It would be advantageous to all concerned if other users would be as considerate as you.

    Thank you for using Fixya.

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Hi,

Make sure the front and rear panels are snapped into place. The unit will not operate unless everything is in place and also check the fuse..

If u have any other problem please ask me..

Goodluck,
Don't forget to rate me as fixya..

Posted on Feb 05, 2008

  • Priya darshan Feb 05, 2008

    Click here to download the manual


    You need to have
    adobe acrobat reader to view the manual in pdf format.


    Click here
    to download it if u don't have..

    If this solves ur problem then please don't forget to rate me as fixya..

  • Priya darshan Feb 13, 2008

    Thanks for your reply and the suggestion Steve..

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Cheak main power unit see if u can get one from radio shack start there do u leave it on 24 7 fan puts on a heavey load on power trasformers blows them easy

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    nick helpap Feb 05, 2008

    make sure these always pluged intoa power strip not direct in wall these dont have safty thing if power goes out back on it will stay on try to meses it self up best on great power strip or timer 10 hours on 14 off ok

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