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 working....help!
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.
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.
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.
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make sure not to forget cleaning the corona wires. i used light grade sandpaper and gently cleaned the wires as well as scrubbed the metal grids with scotch brite pads. the unit has been running normally .
Same problem : after cleaning thoroughly inside by removing the Front & Rear Plastic grid and the stainless blades, I also cleaned the 2 wires (very softly and carrefully, not to break them), but the Red light goes on after only few minutes :
Here is my last 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 mor Red light.
But my husband will see if he can by pass the Cleaning detector, so we will not have this stupid Red light on anymore !
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 Commission is going to be making a decision on ionizers at the end of year since there are hazards in the air from using the devices. It could be that ionizers 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.
After cleaning the unit, blue light turns on momentarily then red cleaning light comes back on. Have cleaned and dried unit including the contacts on the end (cleaned with alcohol). Sounds like a common problem, any solution? Bob
I have the same problem. I totally took the unit apart and cleaned it out. After I reasembled it, the same thing. Just that little cleaning overdue light on. I can tell that it is not working as well as there is no breeze coming from the front. That is what I get for buying a serviced unit.
All electrical contacts can get a film on them. Try cleaning the contacts (at the bottom of the blade unit; you should see the three with the blades out) with an alcohol swab (make sure the contacts are dry before reassembly in this case) or a pencil eraser (vacuum the debris out before attempting to start it again).
If those contacts don't make up properly, the unit will think it needs cleaning, even though it doesn't.