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Our air purfier woke me up to a sound of crackling noise. Is that normal or could it be a shortage in the machine.

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It could be - if you turn off the lights, can you see any arcing (mini-lightning) inside the unit? If you see sparking, you probably have accumulated dust/dirt inside that will need to be cleaned out. You may also have a crack or hole in the discharge plate(s), in which case you need to replace them.

Let me know what you find.

Posted on Nov 11, 2011

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    Mine does it all the time when the ion plates gets dirty. Just clean them and the noise will stop.

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Is it the ion type ,little flys are getting cooked on the eliments

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