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Ionic breeze smells like a serious electrical short when I turn it on.

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Usually this type of smell is associated with dust and debree collected on the plates.

Just give it a good wipe down with a dry cloth and it should run like new again.

These units will run well for many years if they are kept clean. If you are in a dusty enviroment, you will need to clean more often.

I have owned these for years and have not had any major problems. They will start acting up when the system becomes dirty.

A few years back I bought several of these that supposidly were defective. They were filthy on the inside, once cleaned they worked perfect again. I gave them out to family and they all have worked perfect since.

These units take alot of heat on the blogs, but I say it is mostly hogwash from competitors. Just clean them and you will be happy again.

Don't believe Consumer reports they are a joke, they will write negative columns based on inexperienced and uncontrolled testing.

The ionic breeze does work, there are no allergy sufferes in our house since we started using them years ago. Even our Bulldogs enjoy the benifits of these!

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THEY RUN WITH A DIFFERENT KIND OF SMELL PEOPLE ARE NOT USED TO. ITS A HIGH VOLTAGE SCARY SMELL .IF IT SEEMS TO WORK OK THAN IT MIGHT BE OK

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