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Not ionizing I have owned my xl-15 for a few years and its ionzing has just been slowly getting worse and worse I have it turned all the way up and can barley here it zapping the air anymore. Any thoughts.

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Ozone plates need to be cleaned periodically. I use non-sudsing ammonia in a flat pladtic container big enough to let the plate lie flat in an 1: of ammonia. I let it soak for a few minutes (do this OUTSIDE due to the ammonia fumes) then scrub both sides of the plates with an old toothbrush. When done I rinse it under the sink, along with the bowl and brush (windows open). Let it fry thoroughly before reinserting in the machine (slide carefully in track and gently hold contacts aside with fingers so it slips in easily to avoid cracking the plate).

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Posted on Apr 18, 2008

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