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"clean" light my ionic breeze has been cleaned and as soon as I turn the device on the cleaning overdue red indicator light turns on and remains on. It is no longer working, cleaning the air, or collecting particles...is there a solution? Or is the device just broken? Not even a year old yet Red clean light stays on even after cleaning.

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  • mariasu Jul 31, 2008

    I cleaned my ionic breeze, followed the instructions to a T but now the "clean" light stays on and it has stopped working - the machine thinks it needs a cleaning when it doesnt. Can this be fixed?

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2009

    I have the same problem. Bought at Walmart and kept the box and receipt for about 6 months. About 3 or 4 months after I got rid of the box, the "clean" red light came on and has been stuck on. No matter what I do to clean it, reset it, wipe the blades, etc. the light remains on!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2009

    thanks for the advice - however, it didn't work for me - annoying red light is still on - should I just cut my losses and through this out?


  • mdcitrus May 06, 2009

    My quadra is arcing at the top of the unit. Sparkling clean blades, clean wires etc. Unit turns on, arcs for 20-30 seconds and turns itself off. There is nothing I can see between the metal blades and rubber dividers that I can see. Blew them out, used a bit of stiff paper like dental floss... nothing. Unit is about 2 years old.

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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 !

Good luck.

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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.

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My Ionic Breeze would work for a short time after cleaning and the blue light would start flashing again. 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. The Ionic Breeze produces harmful Ozone gas, so I don't use it anymore.

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