Question about Sharper Image Professional Plus Ionic Breeze? QUADRA GP Silent (SI861) (2 Pack) Air Purifier

1 Answer

Shaper image MIDI S1853 red alert light indicating cleaning is overdue. Item has been cleaned thoroughly, but item still will not work. Red indicator light will not go off.

Posted by on

  • 9 more comments 
  • qman128 Sep 25, 2008

    I have 2 units have the same problem. I replaced the grid but the red light won't go away

  • jadeblack999 Jan 09, 2009

    I have cleaned the blades as instructed with a damp paper towel and let them dry, now when i put them back in and turn the machine on the red light goes on and indicates that it is still dirty.  What do i do ?  

  • matt Jackson Jan 12, 2009

    I have the same problem. I have taken the cover off the front and back, I have cleaned the unit, I have cleaned the elements and the red light still indicates that the cleaning is over due.

  • lbd4 Jan 13, 2009

    I have two of these units one works great. The other one is cleaner than the first and I have pulled it apart and cleaned all the elements, wires and blades, as prescribed. Once I turn it back on the blue light comes on and then it makes a buzzing sound and the red light also comes on. Is it even working? I don't know what to do next. Help!

  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    Can anybody tell me a solution to this problem?

  • mad313 Jan 16, 2009

    Red light stays on even after I have cleaned the entire unit. First the blue light goes on, then it makes some humming noises and then the red light returns on. I don't think it is even cleaning anything. Please tell me how to fix!!!!

  • msscissors Jan 20, 2009

    I have the same problem, and I don't know how to fix it either.

  • boystellstor Jan 24, 2009

    same problem as everyone else.. it's obvious that no solution currently exists.. I'm going to make this a pet project.. I'll keep you advised..

  • emailjjp Jan 25, 2009

    I've cleaned the s1853 unit several times and the red light continues to light. I'm sure all components are clean yet the red light continues to come on and unit does not function.What more van I do?

  • Steve Timlin Feb 10, 2009

    Same problem here. The unit has been cleaned, the blue light comes on for a couple seconds then the red light comes on and stays on. I've pretty much given up on the thing.

  • bschwitz Feb 11, 2009

    I have this problem. I have called the various telephone numbers for Sharper Image and they have been disconnected. Has Sharper Image gone out of business?

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Red cleaning light stays on continuously even after cleaning. Please advise.

Posted on Sep 17, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

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.

Mar 22, 2010 | Sharper Image Professional Plus Ionic...

1 Answer

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.

Jan 12, 2010 | Sharper Image Ionic Breeze® Quadra® 4.0...

1 Answer

"Cleaning overdue" red blinking light after cleaning was done


Check that there are no fine pieces of lint that are bridging the plates or the ionizing wires, to ground.

Check the contact points of the collector cell and inside the unit.

The light is caused by a shorted collector cell and associated components.

Dec 21, 2009 | Sharper Image Ionic Breeze GP SI730 Air...

2 Answers

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.

Sep 16, 2009 | Sharper Image Professional Plus Ionic...

2 Answers

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.

Aug 22, 2009 | Sharper Image Ionic Breeze GP SI730 Air...

1 Answer

My ionic breeze is off and won't turn back on.


my icoic breeze, midi, is off and won't come back on. the problem started right after i cleaned it, model s1853.

Aug 12, 2009 | Sharper Image Ionic Breeze 3.0 Air...

1 Answer

Sharper Image MIDI S1853


Could be a blade replacement needed but Sharper Image recalled the product.  Since it was proven in court that it wasn't effectively 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

Sep 17, 2008 | Sharper Image Professional Plus Ionic...

3 Answers

"clean" light


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.

Jul 31, 2008 | Sharper Image Professional Plus Ionic...

2 Answers

Ionic breeze midi


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

Jun 18, 2008 | Sharper Image Professional Plus Ionic...

1 Answer

Red Cleaning Light is On


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.

Nov 25, 2007 | Sharper Image Professional Plus Ionic...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sharper Image Professional Plus Ionic Breeze? QUADRA GP Silent (SI861) (2 Pack) Air Purifier Logo

1,487 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sharper Image Air Purifiers Experts

martinmarty

Level 2 Expert

62 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60960 Answers

Ken Thomas

Level 2 Expert

118 Answers

Are you a Sharper Image Air Purifier Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...