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Blinking blue light - Sharper Image Ionic Breeze GP SI730 Air Purifier

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  • kingbeast Sep 21, 2008

    Yes, I have the same problem. Its been less then a year since i bought this ionic breeze and now the light are blinking and it doesn't seem to work anymore.

  • marshal40002 Nov 16, 2008

    same problem....just recently after cleaning....

  • fix_me_up Dec 05, 2008

    Me too. They said I need to clean it, which I did. But it still blinks. I've had mine for only 6 months, right before they filed bankrupcy.

  • LRIVERO Apr 03, 2009

    I have the same problem , blinking blue light.


  • Anonymous Apr 30, 2009

    I just got two replacement units about 6 months ago. Both of my previous died within the 5 year warranty. The replacements worked fine for about 3 months. Then one had its off/on/on-gp light go out while at the same time the low/med/high light started flashing. Everything else seems to be working just the same.

    Then yesterday at about 6 months after getting these units, the second one started doing the exact same thing after I cleaned it.

    Both units appeard to be working fine except for the lights on top being dysfunctional.



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Hi there,
What is happening is this: the main electrical component is overheating and forcing the machine to turn off. When it cools, the machine turns back on. Yes, that is actually what is causing the blinking.

There is no solution for this as the main electrical component (a high voltage capacitor in this case) has failed due to stress. In my case, the machine worked for 2 months before failing. The only real solution is to have the unit serviced. However, as there is no service centers, we are all out of luck.

I believe this could be a class action law suit against sharper image for selling units built with components it knew would fail after a short period of time. They had hundreds of reports with this same failure and they knew the cause. Pressing the "boost" button too much causes extreme stress on the capacitor and shortens its life drastically. This capacitor is what provides the power to the ionizing wires.

Good Luck!!!


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