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I have 2 and they smell bad. You have a bad reputation and I am going to return them to Canadian Tire if the odor problem is not resolved in the next 48 hours.

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Stan, unfortunately what you're saying is not to Oreck, the manufacturer. This site is designed to help you determine what the problem is and hopefully, how to solve or repair the problem. But, not be threatened by what you want to do with your Oreck Air Purifier. Save that for Oreck.

With that said, I would have to ask you, when was the last time you cleaned or changed the filters on the air purifiers? I suspect that may be problem.

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