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CA200 red light stays on, wont turn on

The red light is on, I took out the blades and cleaned them then put them back. the blue light comes on for a second then it goes red again. I tried everything I can think of..any ideas?

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  • r_lrafuls Nov 19, 2007

    I have the same problem. I tried all the steps listed short of buying anything. I even took it apart and cleaned the charging wires. Didnt fix it. Anything else to try?

  • r_lrafuls Nov 19, 2007

    I have the same problem. I tried everything listed, nothing worked. I even took the unit apart and tried cleaning the charge wires. Anything else to try? I used to be electronics/copier tech, this unit works like the main charging wire on any copy machine. They arent too complicated.

  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2008

    Same problem, 2 different models of ionic breeze. I even cleaned the internals wires. No change.

  • twhditto Feb 10, 2008

    Had it a little over a year, red light came on, disassembled, used a lot of contact cleaner, used an eraser on the corona wires (old copier trick), still, red light is on. Will try tracing with a meter this week...

  • Anonymous Feb 13, 2008

    ionic pro air purifier

    Red light indicating that it needs cleaning keeps comming on after about a minute.

  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2008

    Same problem here with the red light and unit not working. I emailed the company but did not hear back. I am going to call them this week as the unit should still be under warranty.

  • angelhawk Feb 23, 2008

    The red cleaning light comes on I cleaned the blades and put it back to gether as told press the on butten the blue light come's on but a second or two. I have tried to pump the rod in the back right corner up and down this helps the blue light stay on for five seconds but the go's back to red. Help

  • Anonymous Feb 29, 2008

    Same here... Totally cleaned out unit, clean wires and let dry 24 hours/ When you turn it back on after just a few seconds it turns red again. Nothing seems to help.

  • onrust Mar 26, 2008

    Always cleaned it, then red light came on was thinking about getting an air can taking it out side to blast out the dust. I to unscrew the bottom but after taking all screws out it still did not come apart. Most likely made in China an was made to last a year. When will I ever lean.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2008

    I have tried cleaning,blowing unit out, holding button down nothing works. It is a little over a year old. China made

  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2008

    same problem with the "red"light!! Tried holding down the start button, but as red light comes on a few seconds later. I tought I was the only one with this problem and was about to buy a new one.... forget about it!

  • Jelenek May 07, 2008

    I have the Ionic Pro CA 200 Air Purifier and am having the same issues with the blue switching to red immediately after turning on. I have tried holding down the on button and it doesn't make any difference. I have cleaned the blades, check to make sure that the opening cover was in all the way and have moved the "cleaner wand" up and down. It almost sounds as if this is a problem with the machine. I have only had mine for a couple of months.

  • Twiggy Moonshoes
    Twiggy Moonshoes May 13, 2008

    take the blades out and replace, but the red light stays on.

  • Anonymous Jun 10, 2008

    After cleaning and cleaning and light will NOT go off

  • njsmith00 Jun 30, 2008

    I have 2 of these. The red light remains on. I have thoroughly cleaned the blades and reinserted......nothing. I took a hair dryer and tryed to blow excess dust away from inside. Nothing helps. Blue light comes on for a second and then red comes back on.

  • Anonymous Jul 20, 2008

    I have the same problem with the red light. I've been researching for the past hour, however, it appears like the company is out of business.

  • Anonymous May 08, 2009

    cleaning wires broke. red light stays on

  • Carp Jelly
    Carp Jelly Jan 05, 2014

    Just keep pushing power button to keep blue lights on it stay on after about 10 times. Works everytime for me. Basically your warming up the wires manually untill they can stay on there own.

  • Dan Cokeley
    Dan Cokeley Dec 16, 2015

    Thank you Carp Jelly that work ! You saved the day :)



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The machine is now part of a land fill elsewhere. Do to the company's attitude and refusal to help figure out what was wrong, they will not get another dime of my money. It seems that - when I tested - several of the components were zapped. I found at least one z diode out on the power supply end. I was not about to start fooling with the flyback xmfr. What amounted to the chrona wires tested fine. It is a neat idea but the company is worthless as far as customer relations. The "service" person could barely speak English (Engrish). They did not know a transistor from a fuse! I will recommend this product TO NO ONE. Ionic Pro - are you listening??? A VERY DISSATISFIED CUSTOMER!!!

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I have the EXACT same problem with the red light!!! I always regularly cleaned the blades and the wires, but one day the red cleaning light went on and never turned off. I tried holding the power button and just like everyone else, the blue light comes on for a second, and then the red light goes back on. I emailed the company and have not gotten a response. Anyone got a response from them? If so, I would love to know how to fix it. This thing aint cheap!!!

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Here is the link to the user manual if you need it; Check page 9 of the pdf file - "unit may need resetting - press the on button to reset" - I guess you have probably tried this, so try pressing and holding it in for a while. Have you cleaned the ionizing wires? (page 8 of the pdf) - and check they are fully inserted. Take the blades out, and re-insert them again, making sure they are properly seated. If none of this helps (reset after trying each thing), then there may be a fault with the blades that could be possibly solved by getting a new set, depending on the price being worth it; If none of that helps, then I think the control circuit is probably fried - if they will send you a replacement (unlikely, but ask them really firmly), this is almost certainly a very simple job, so please ask again if you need a hand. Hope this helps :)

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I find that if I clean, not just the removable blades, but also take a lint-free dusting cloth and clean around the wire and the vents, that it will work again.

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Just keep pushing the power button on and off it will cause blue lights to stay on warming up the wires until it stays on. Works everytime for me.

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I have the same problem with TWO of their units ! I bought another on ebay and it lasted 2 days and guess what? same thing!!!! I agree, not 1 more dime from me either !

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