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Red light for cleaning, have cleaned , but light is still on & unit not working, what do I do now?

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  • sawyers Jul 14, 2008

    cleaning light on my sharper image midi is on; have cleaned throughly; light is still on and unit will not work. How do I reset this light?

  • jawagner Aug 04, 2008

    Seriously, The thing is not working, but the blue light and red light are on. I cleaned it, but still doesn't work. I hear a crackle noise, but then the light turns on. The inside is clean. Please offer a soultion, not the fact that the company went bankrupt- yadda yadda thanks

  • melanietp Apr 11, 2009

    I am so glad to know I am not the only one. . .

    Wish there were a solution. If you find a work-around for the red light 'cleaning overdue' indicator issue - please let me know. Thanks so much.

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Sharper Image Ionizers are no longer supported because they have recalled since they were proven to be innefective for cleaning the air and can harm people with breathing problems.

Here is a link on the Chapter 11 report

Here is an EPA report on ionizers

Posted on Jul 12, 2008

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SOURCE: ionic breeze quadra s1857 Red light continues to blink needs cleaning even after cleaning. not filtering. help

Mine is a Pro-series Quadra. It needed better cleaning.

The front and rear plastic grill scome off (release catch at the bottom of each), allowing access to the central core. I cleaned it with a damp rag (let it dry before you turn it back on). Be very careful of the two wires running the length of the unit -- if you break these it will not work. I did, however, gently clean them.

When I restarted it there was an unusual smell for a few minutes, but all is working well again.

Posted on Apr 25, 2009

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SOURCE: I have cleaned my unit but the red light stays on

Likely so these units usually put out ozone into the air in your home which is a known lung irritant. If you truly have indoor air quality issues the only way to properly attack it is through three steps
source control - what's causing it(uv lights to kill it usually)
ventilation - bring in fresh outdoor air and exhaust stale indoor air(ERVs and HRVs depending on your climate some dealers won't sell these if they don't offer it to you they are dumb find someone who does they are Recovery Ventilators)
filtration - a whole home filtration system (look to dealers who carry Lennox who is the only company with a 100% ozone free product line and the highest filtration rates available on the market "MERV 16" filters or Trane is ok as well as Carrier systems)

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SOURCE: Ionic Breeze Midi Prof. Plus has red light on and won't work

When you cleaned everything did you also turn the whole unit upside down and gently shake to remove trapped dirt in the bottom of the unit. As for taking this unit apart to clean throughly there is no need. Just use some q-tips with 91% Isopropal alcohol not Rubbing alcohol to get to the small areas. Pay close attention to the small arrow shaped metal contact near the bottom of the unit. Make sure it is wiped clean and everything is completely dry. Plug unit back into power and the red button should turn green.

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Ionic Breeze Midi Prof. Plus has red light on and won't work


When you cleaned everything did you also turn the whole unit upside down and gently shake to remove trapped dirt in the bottom of the unit. As for taking this unit apart to clean throughly there is no need. Just use some q-tips with 91% Isopropal alcohol not Rubbing alcohol to get to the small areas. Pay close attention to the small arrow shaped metal contact near the bottom of the unit. Make sure it is wiped clean and everything is completely dry. Plug unit back into power and the red button should turn green.

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Sharper Image Midi S1853 / NO BREEZE


I have the same problem and haven't been able to fix it. However, others have had the same problem and have posted their solutions. The sizzling sound is caused by electrical arching between the plates and one or both of the two tungsten wires that are run parallel to the plates (if you turn off all the lights and wait for your eyes to adjust to the dark before turning on the Ionic Breeze, it's a pretty cool light show!) Here are things found by others to cause the arching and what they did to fix the problem:
  • --dirt, lint, or tiny hairs stuck somewhere (usually towards the top or bottom of the plates or wire, and maybe in the grid contact points). Clean it better. Using canned air can help blow out the problem.
  • --water droplets. Make certain there is no moisture anywhere when you put the grid (plates) back in. Using canned air can help dry hard to reach areas.
  • --burn marks or melted plastic. These indicates a short circuit. Says dnewcombe1: "There is a feeler bracket that guides the two rear thin wires while the cartridge is being inserted. This "feeler" can melt and become disarranged." You can't fix this issue.
  • --build up on the ionizing wires. Clean them. It's hard. I took mine apart and used steel wool.

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MIDI Ionic Breeze quit working


Unit seems to need reset...To do this simply, with unit still plugged in, set to off by selecting on button until there are no high, med, or low lights on. unplug unit from wall for about 15 seconds then plug back into wall socket and select your favorite setting high, med. or low. The order in which you perform this task must be as stated above and the unit must be clean and the door and cleaning rod must be in home position. Hope this helps, mines working fine now but took a couple tries to find right order to reset.

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I have a sharper image midi and the red light (cleaning overdue)stays on even after cleaning? Will it still work with the light on? My real question how to fix it


Same problem : after cleaning thoroughly inside by removing the Front& Rear Plastic grid and the stainless blades, I also cleaned the 2wires (very softly and carrefully, not to break them), but the Redlight goes on after only few minutes :

Here is my Solution :
1 - Turn on (Low position) although the Red ligt is on
2 - Release the Rear plastic Grid (or Front plastic grid, or both of them) : That stop the unit automatically
3 - Replace it and make sur it's well locked : the unit turns on automatically.

After that, my unit works well, no more Red light. Maybe it will work for you. I also found this other bit of information. Since then I have discovered a lot of information on the midi. Here is some more reading material that might interest you.

Could be a blade replacement needed but Sharper Image2.gifrecalled the product. Since it was proven in court that it wasn'teffectively cleaning the air by Consumer Reports as well as EPA data. As a result of the legal action, Sharper Image filed for Chapter 11.
Here are a few links about it:

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2008/02/sharper_image.html

http://www.epa.gov/iaq/pubs/ozonegen.htm

Sharper Image was giving customers a small rebate for the product since it was proven to be ineffective for cleaning the air by Consumer Reports as well data by the EPA.

This has caused a mess for Sharper Image that they went into bankruptcy as a result of it. The Consumer Products Safety Commissionis going to be making a decision on ionizers at the end of year sincethere are hazards in the air from using the devices. It could be thationizers are no longer sold in the US next year.

The industry should have been regulated and unfortunately the government never did anything about it until Sharper Image and Consumer Reports went to court on it. The next step to do if you can't get it to work is to file a report with the company.

The Ionic Breeze would work for a short time after cleaning and the bluelight would start flashing again. We checked the wall cube power adapter with a volt meter. It was putting out only 10 volts instead of the needed 12 volts. It seems The Ionic Breeze needs a full 12-13 volts to work. So we went to Radio Shack and bought a universal 12 volt 800ma power adapter. I checked the voltage in the new adapter, it was 13 volts. This fixed the flashing blue light problem. The Ionic Breeze produces harmful Ozone gas, so we don't use it anymore.

Best wishes. Hope this helps you. If not please leave me a comment and I will do some more research.

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There is a red blinking light and it is not cleaning.


My Ionic Breeze would work for a short time after cleaning and the blue light would start flashing and the unit would stop working. I checked the wall cube power adapter with a volt meter. It was putting out only 10 volts instead of the needed 12 volts. It seems The Ionic Breeze needs a full 12-13 volts to work. So I went to Radio Shack and bought a universal 12 volt 800ma power adapter. I checked the voltage in the new adapter, it was 13 volts. This fixed the flashing blue light problem. However the Ionic Breeze produces harmful Ozone gas, so I don't use it anymore.

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Ionic breeze quadra s1857 Red light continues to blink needs cleaning even after cleaning. not filtering. help


Mine is a Pro-series Quadra. It needed better cleaning.

The front and rear plastic grill scome off (release catch at the bottom of each), allowing access to the central core. I cleaned it with a damp rag (let it dry before you turn it back on). Be very careful of the two wires running the length of the unit -- if you break these it will not work. I did, however, gently clean them.

When I restarted it there was an unusual smell for a few minutes, but all is working well again.

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Ionic breeze quadra s 1837


I had a problem with my Ionic Breeze Quadra. Green light would only blink for a second then the red light stayed on. I cleaned unit very good but problem came right back. I blew out the breeze with an air compressor. Not much came out, but now I am green and back in action. I used about 75 psi to clean out.

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