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Indicator red light

After cleaning the metal fins and the complete inside of the Sharper Image MIDI unit, the red light will come on within 1/2 hour. Is there something I missing or doing wrong.?

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  • Anonymous Jul 21, 2008

    we cleaned our mashine as good as one can but the red light keeps coming on. What are me missing?

  • charlie2005 Jul 29, 2008

    I have same problem with RED LIGHT. I have cleaned it and turned it upside down, but when I turn unit on the blue light illuminates, then I hear a sound like static, then red light illuminates

  • Anonymous Aug 10, 2008

    red light is on after cleaning

  • Anonymous Aug 22, 2008

    Red light stays on after cleaning all applicable areas several times. Not impressed.

  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2008

    same problem. red light after cleaning and static noise. will try intensive cleaningas described.

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I had a similar problem with my pro. the wires would get a heavy white build up that would not come off with the wire cleaner so i had to take the unit apart and clean the wires by hand and that worked for me. you may be able to reach them if you put a Q-tip in the end of a straw.

Posted on Aug 03, 2008

  • Infatr8 Jul 15, 2010

    My MIDI was going straight to a red light within a few seconds. I took out the metal filter and took the grill off in front of it. There are three metal prongs that the filter sits on. After cleaning these the MIDI is working fine. I may get a toothbrush and try to get them cleaner sometime in the near future.

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Unplug throw in the middle of the road, put a paper bag over your head go out beside it and scream like a chicken.

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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.

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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.

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