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Ionic breeze midi

For the first 3 to 5 seconds it starts to work fine. Then the red dirty indicator light appears. I have tried to clean every thing I know of, even called sharper image. They said sorry can't help out of warranty. looking for any solutions
Thanks Lonny

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  • Maureen17 Feb 11, 2008

    My model is S1853 but it's also a MIDI and I have the same issue.

  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2008

    same here idk what it is i just cleaned it and still no luck wish some1 knew the answer

  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2008

    Same problem here, also an S1853.

  • diablito916 Jul 05, 2008

    Same here... I had returned one for the same problem but now Sharper Image is out of business!

  • fast40 Jul 17, 2008

    I just purchased an Ionic breeze midi and it stopped working after 1wk, I have cleaned the blades well, and the red light comes on after 10 seconds.

    Question: Are there better methods of cleaning the units?

  • jgross46 Jul 31, 2008

    Same with mine. I had two one stopped working within a month of the other. I figured I was not getting any warranty from a bankrupt company, so I was looking online to see if I could find any solutions. Seem many are having the same issue. Mine work for a couple of months before dying.

  • lesl01 Oct 20, 2008

    all of the above with a5183........i guess i'll let ir run and see what happens

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I have a bigger problem.... Linen n things jsut sold me one at 34% off - but forgot to mention they RAISED the price from $219 to $239 before they did. Another bankrupt company - and since there are no refunds - all i can say is watch out when you go there during thier liquidation days.......... if Linens n things or anyone else wants proof to see thier ONLINE price and the price on my box say $219... but they raised the proce before my 34% off I have proof, I will be glad to email fax etc. isellrealtors@yahoo.com............now I find out this product may not even work????????????? GOD BLESS AMERICA and the crooks they run it.

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    hriggio Sep 30, 2008

    I have a bigger problem.... Linen n things jsut sold me one at 34% off - but forgot to mention they RAISED the price from $219 to $239 before they did. Another bankrupt company - and since there are no refunds - all i can say is watch out when you go there during thier liquidation days.......... if Linens n things or anyone else wants proof to see thier ONLINE price says $219 and the price on my box say $219... but they raised the price before my 34% off &&&&&&& I have proof, I will be glad to email fax etc. isellrealtors@yahoo.com ............now I find out this product may not even work????????????? GOD BLESS AMERICA and the crooks they run it.

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    hriggio Sep 30, 2008

    sorry - i emnts to comment when i posteed... how do i delete?

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http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2008/02/sharper_image.html

http://www.epa.gov/iaq/pubs/ozonegen.htm

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