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Honeywell F50 problem

Thanks, I saw a couple of plates touching so I adjusted them and it seemed to have fixed the problem.

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    my problem is the damn thing won't stop clicking since i cleaned the aluminum filter. any ideas how to make it stop?

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How to get the collected cell light to go out on 2 day old oreck pro shell air cleaner


I had one of these with the same exact problem, does your cell require some extra effort to push it into position? If it does it has the same problem as mine, after much examination I found the cell was getting squeezed on the sides near the back of the cell holding area. when the cell is in place it was getting compressed slight and the back edge of the plates were buckling just slightly enough to move the plates closer together, maybe 1/32" is all it takes to get them close enough to create an arc or short. I jammed something in the area where the switch is and left the front cover off and also removed the front screen, then I turned off the lights and started the unit and saw that there were sparks along the back edge of the plates. I removed the cell and saw no reason for the arcing but once I put the cell back in place I looked with a light shining inside the cell and noticed that there was a slight buckling of the plates and I filed off the plastic cell plate holder assembly on both sides of the the trueman cell. I eventually used a grinder to remove the extra material, I took off quite a bit of material before it fit without binding. It was working without any problems once I did this fix. I would bet everything that you have the same exact problem, I think they made the mold incorrectly for these units and won't acknowledge the problems. Should have been a complete recall. It's an easy fix once you know what the problem is.

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No ozone smell can it be repaired or do i need to buy another unit


You can try a couple of simple fix-its before deciding what to do.
The plates (4" white ceramic squares with screen glued to center of each side) must be clean and inserted correctly.
1) Soak the plates in equal parts plain ammonia/water for 5 minutes. Scrub gently with a toothbrush or small veggie brush. Rinse well. Blow dry or air dry. DO NOT use a towel or paper to dry it off. Avoid touching the screen with your fingers. Clean the metal fingers with a cotton swab and alcohol.
2) Insert the plates firmly, making sure they go in on the tracks, and that the contact fingers rest firmly on the screen part.

If you still detect no ozone, it's probably because the transformer is no longer working. Vollara (formerly EcoQuest/Alpine) no longer repairs or sells the Flair. You may be able to find someone (former dealer perhaps) who has parts and repair skills, or else you'll need to find another machine.

Jan 10, 2011 | Ecoquest Flair Air Purifier

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I have 2 Ecoquest Fresh Air purifiers located in oposite ends of my basement. One in my work shop area (approx 28x32) and the other in my finished basement area (approx 28x50). The reason I chose this...


Hi Ed,

You should also clean the contacts points that touch the plates with the amonia and water solution. Use a brush and to remove any deposits on those contacts. Also the purification plates will not work if they are still damp when they are put into the machine. They must be completely dry in order to work. Use a hair dryer to dry off any water on the metal grid or allow them to dry for 24 hours. Hopefully that should get your plates going again.

In regards to when you should replace the plates. As long has the plate material is not cracked and you can clean the metal grids to a shine they should be good. But they should be able to last several years with good maintenance.

The RCI cells should be replaced every 3 years or when the machine displays "Replace RCI" message.

Hope this helps you.

Dec 04, 2010 | Ecoquest Fresh Air Air Purifier

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I have two that quit the ozone part. Just the fan works. I have a XL 15 and 880, that I can still smell just a little ozone. Can I fix these myself?


You might be able to fix them.
There a couple of things that can go wrong with these units, dirty plates, bad contacts, and bad reostat.

Dirty plates:

The ozone is generated by the purification plates. They should be cleaned once a month with a solution of one part amonia and one part tap water. Use a soft bristle brush like an old toothbrush and scrub the metal contacts on the plates with the amonia solution. Be sure to do both sides. Allow them to sit with the solution for 10 minutes, then rinse off with tap water and allow it to dry completely.

Bad Contacts:

There is a couple of metal strips that make contact with the purification plate. Check the contact strips and wires for corrosion. The metal strips can also be cleaned with the amonia solution as well.

Bad Reostat:

The reostat is the part that attaches to the control knob that sets the purification levels. Sometimes it can go bad. The easilest way to check them is to use a meter and verify that as the knob is turned that the resistance changes with the position of the knob.

Jul 16, 2010 | Alpine Air XL-15 Air Purifier

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Living air xl 15 One of the two glass plates inside has broken along the edge of the mesh. "Adhesive" material that appears to hold the mesh in place is blackened as though burned. Fan will come on but...


Broken discharge plates have to be replaced, otherwise the high-voltage shorts-out through the break. The glue being burned is an additional clue.

The fan is a separate circuit/function.

Replace the glass plates (purchase from EcoQuest Intl. or from a EQI dealer near you, expect to pay ~$20-30/plate depending on model and shipping costs. I also sell them as I am an EcoQuest™ dealer, though the shipping charges may make me less economical than someone local to you. If you want my contact info, please respond with a "FixYa" rating - thanks in-advance.

If I can be of further assistance, or if you have questions about any of my response(s), please let me know before rating me.

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Dec 10, 2009 | Alpine Air XL-15 Air Purifier

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Every time I try to turn the purifier on it says install plate


The suplier switched to different electrical parts during the 3rd to 4th yr of Fresh Air manufacturing. The electrical connectors to the plate would rust and so would the screws! (Especially when you don't keep the lint screen clean! The oxidizers stay inside and try to oxidize the metal parts.) That makes for a bad connection and creates a "plate" readout. Suggest you clean the visible electrical connectors first to the plate assembly, all the way to the touching of the plate. They may just fall off. Been there! Easy to fix.

Sep 23, 2009 | Ecoquest Fresh Air Air Purifier

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Environcare unit is not crackling.


Check the connections to the air cells (precipitators) and be sure you have a good connection - make sure none of the cell plates are touching each other

Mar 07, 2009 | Honeywell Air Purifiers

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How long plates last


Hi allenwils632,

The plates can be used as long as they aren't broken, and as long as you don't get an high-voltage arcing "burn-through" - - where you let it get so dirty that the high-voltage plasma discharge ends up burning a hole in the plate. If you take good care of them, clean them regularly and make sure they are bone-dry before putting them back in operation, you can use them indefinitely.

The new white porcelain ones are a bit more durable than the older glass plates. But I have both that I use.

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Feb 23, 2009 | Alpine Air XL-15 Air Purifier

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New noise


Hi wendie286,

An electrical hum (for the plasma discharge plates) is normal. If you wind-up the "Purifier" control knob to "max", it will increase, and you'll probably be able to see a faint purple glow coming from th plates. This is normal, and is how the O3/activated oxygen is being produced.

A mechanical hum sounds more like the fan motor. These are the only moving parts and do eventually wear-out. If it's still turning, it shouldn't be a problem - - if it starts turning slower and slower, it's time to plan a replacement motor. I have a couple, but I think FixYa's terms forbid me selling it to you directly. Recommended solutions in this case:
1) If you still know an active dealer, you might see if they have any
2) You could probably find them on the web, though the last time I did this (in December), I couldn't seem to find them; I didn't have a lot of time to spend then.
3) Find another XL15 (maybe on eBay) and cannibalize a fan from the older machine (note: different versions of the XL15 had different motor mounting configurations, so me sure you know what you're getting - maybe ask for a digital picture of the prospective purchase showing how it's mounted).

If you write back with more details, I may be able to offer more precise guidance.

If I can be of further assistance, or if you have questions, let me know before rating me.

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Jan 18, 2009 | Alpine Air XL-15 Air Purifier

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How to put together living air alpine bora III air purifier?


Hi Tlwynn,

The grid part of the screen should face the fan. The O3 produced by the cold-plasma discharge is what attacks the odors, and you want the fan to blow it out of the machine.

Make sure the spring-steel contacts are touching metal on both sides of the plate.

If I can be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it accordingly.

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