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My Ionic Breeze GP began losing power occasionally but I could shake it and get it to turn back on. It got worse and worse until it would not turn on anymore.

The problem on mine is the micro switch that detects whether the collector plates are inserted or not, so it is part of the safety mechanism. There is a about a one-inch cylindrical piece of plastic on the front of the collector plate handle. This cylinder goes through a hole and pushes on the micro switch (actually a plastic cover over the micro switch).

On mine, it appears that arcing inside the switch caused it to get hot, deforming the plastic a little bit and apparently ruining the inside of the switch.

The following URLs describe the switch, but I have not found a retailer that carries it:
http://www.dicgroup.com/pdf/SM/SM5-01N.pdf
http://www.dicgroup.com/e-pro01-sm.html

Another of the same model switch is used in the back of the unit to detect whether the rear cover is on (over the UV bulb).

If I cannot find a replacement, I am thinking of either bypassing the bad switch entirely or swapping the switch from the back. Either way would defeat a safety feature so it's probably not to be recommended, but I consider the sacrificing the switch for the back cover to be introducing only limited risk, so I might take that route if I have to.

Sharper Image... | Answered on Nov 02, 2020


had the same problem, sparking in the lower section. i cleaned the grid blades on the filter with a scotch brite pad thoroughly in the area that was sparking and cleaned the corona wires inside the back of the unit gently by rubbing with light grade sandpaper. the unit runs like new. give it a try.

Sharper Image... | Answered on Apr 26, 2015


There are no replacement parts for these devices. the parent company that distributed these units are no longer servicing the units. Sharper filed for bankruptcy two years ago.

Sharper Image... | Answered on May 15, 2014

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