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We bought a Kenmore Electro static air purifier model #85264 has been working fine. I clean it regularly in the dishwasher with no soap as we were directed. The last time I put it together, the check cell was on, I attempted to reset it, and turned the power off, unplugged it, took it all apart, put it back together and now the main screen comes on for a second and turns off, the board lights come on but then turns off after about 10 seconds. The machine is not operating, is there a way to reset it?

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SOURCE: Kenmore 85264 Electro Static Air Cleaner

Ammonia is a very strong agent & reacts with certain metallic compounds. No wonder the cleaning cell turned black. Educated guess, is you've ruined it. Cleaning in vinegar & hot water alone shouldn't have affected it like this. I would presume vinegar & ammonia mixed together would make a severe chemical reaction quite possibly harmful to you. I'm surprised you were able to put these 2 things together.


Vinegar & hot water by itself is an envirofriendly method of cleaning, deodorizing & disinfecting items. It's safe, as Vinegar is made from potato's...it's bio-degradable & shouldn't harm any fabric, wood, glass or metal materials. It doesn't seem to work very well on plastic. It's great for fabrics. Laundering with vinegar will kill mold, must, mildew & helps reduce allergens in fabrics.

Posted on Aug 05, 2010

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