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Red Cleaning Light won't turn off

I clean my unit religiously, but the red cleaning required light turned on and won't re-set. I have cleaned the unit, blown air into it, and even turned it upside down. How can I get the unit to re-set? The red clean light on my purifier won't go off and the purifier won't run while the light is on. I have cleaned the purifier, tipped it upside down and all that and it still isn't!

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  • Anonymous Jul 27, 2008

    got the same problem, can't find a fix

  • Anonymous Jul 28, 2008

    I have tried cleaning the unit over and over again as well. The cleaning light just blinks at me. Same problem, and solutions?

  • Anonymous Aug 23, 2008

    I have the same problem. D id you find a solution?


  • Anonymous Aug 26, 2008

    tried it all nothing works. cleaned it; turned upside down. blewout with air cleaner.

  • Anonymous Sep 06, 2008

    not only does the red light stays on,but i don't feel any air coming out .i don't think its working.don't know where to take to fixed.also have another one the gp ionic breeze and thet one's blue light stays on.i'v e tried everything to keep it clean turned upside down numerous time and using hair dryer to blow out the particles nothing works.

  • rmay365 Oct 12, 2008

    My Ionic breeze red light comes on and stays on it has been cleaned the wires are intact and turning it upside down doesn't work.


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If the cleaning light stays red it is do to a failure of the nichrome wire sensor that detects deposit build up. This wire is locatied in the center where the grids are removed and easily broken. It runs from top to bottom twice. Look inside and if you see a loose wire that looks like a fine thread that is your problem. Not a do it yourself job.

Posted on Aug 29, 2008

  • rrxpert Aug 29, 2008

    My previous post was incorrect. The wires in question (after a more complete analysis) are a safety feature. If excessive arching occurs the wires will be broken by the arc and a spring loaded switch will deactivate the cleaner causing the clean light to flash red. Replacing the wires requires a lot of dismantling, any wire of the proper diameter/guage and strength will do (someone used guitar string). Replacing the wire however does not consider that there may be an electronic problem and the arcing will continue.....excessive arcing can cause a fire.


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After cleaning the unit, replace the grid into the unit. Hold upside down for at least 30 seconds to reset.

Posted on Jul 28, 2008

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I have had the same problem with my one of my ionic breeze units. I noticed that when I pushed the boost button the red clean light would remain off while the boost cycle ran. I don't know how long the cycle lasts, 10 minutes? My solution was to keep the boost button depressed permanently by sticking a small piece of metal between the plastic button and the housing. The unit has been running that way for two days so far. Hope that helps. I don't know what location or type of sensor turns the clean button but that would be a good starting point.

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We need to find the manufacture since it is a private labeld product. They will be our solution. I have two units that had the blue lights come on after almost a year use. I have cleaned them back to original condition to no avail.

Posted on Jul 26, 2008

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