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Xl15 sparking when i turn on my alpine xl15 it will spark at the plates,at the top. i have cleaned and changed plates. thx's jeff

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  • kah92340 Jun 04, 2008

    I have the same problem I cracked the glass plate and it started sparking. so I bought the new ceramic plates and it sparks from the metal on the plate to the top of the bracket, it only does it when it is turned on above 2/3 power.

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Clean the contacts that touch the plates with Qtips and 70% or higher isopropyl alcohol and replace the plates. Sparking on the plates usually is a sign of a crack in the plate. The electricity is passing through the plate, creating an arc. The crack may be invisible to the naked eye.

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A faint buzzing sound is normal - - that's the high-voltage plasma discharge simulating lightning in a thunderstorm. If the room is dark you should be able to see a faint bluish-purple glow of the metal grid on the plate(s) inside. This should somewhat louder as you increase the setting.

It should not really be so loud that is stands out in the background of normal noises (refrigerator running for example). If the buzz is loud - - like something is shorting-out internally (loud crackling sound), that would signal a different problem - - I'd need more details about what you're observing. Approximate purchase day, specific model, number of plates, general condition of the interior would all be helpful if you deem the buzz to be too loud for normal operation.

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http://www.ecoquestintl.com/support/US50300_Living_Air_Owners_Manual.pdf

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