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I had one of these with the same exact problem, does your cell require some extra effort to push it into position? If it does it has the same problem as mine, after much examination I found the cell was getting squeezed on the sides near the back of the cell holding area. when the cell is in place it was getting compressed slight and the back edge of the plates were buckling just slightly enough to move the plates closer together, maybe 1/32" is all it takes to get them close enough to create an arc or short. I jammed something in the area where the switch is and left the front cover off and also removed the front screen, then I turned off the lights and started the unit and saw that there were sparks along the back edge of the plates. I removed the cell and saw no reason for the arcing but once I put the cell back in place I looked with a light shining inside the cell and noticed that there was a slight buckling of the plates and I filed off the plastic cell plate holder assembly on both sides of the the trueman cell. I eventually used a grinder to remove the extra material, I took off quite a bit of material before it fit without binding. It was working without any problems once I did this fix. I would bet everything that you have the same exact problem, I think they made the mold incorrectly for these units and won't acknowledge the problems. Should have been a complete recall. It's an easy fix once you know what the problem is.
which model XL series do you have? There is obviously something shorted or arcing on the plates of the cell. look at the plates and see if they are laying flat and the wires are all still attached across the front of the cell. A loose, sagging, broken or bad contact on the end plates will cause the bad cell lights. clean off the area where the cell makes contact inside the unit. The metal strips that run across the ends of the cell make contact with the plates inside the cell and get their power from them, dirty contacts in any part of these contacts will cause the problem. Even a bad contact from the end cap to the plates inside the cell will cause this. Try wiggling the cell around, kind of push on it on edge to get the plates to shift slightly and clean the points where the plates touch the outer strips on the sides. Check for arcing with the lights turned off,
This is a common problem with the Air Towers. what needs to be replaced is your power supply. If you turn the tower on silence, and you listen very closely to the base of the tower you should hear like a little zapping or buzzing noise. the only way to get it replaced is to take it to an Authorized Oreck dealer and as long as your machine is still under warranty, 5 years from the purchase date, it will be free of charge. also when ever you wash the cell you want to make sure its completely dry. let it sit out for at least 12 hours. 24 hour is ideal.
Neon light on air cleaner does not come on 1. Make sure the furnace or air conditioner fan is running. 2. Make sure the access door is firmly closed. 3. Make sure the On-Off switch is in the On position. 4. On models without the Solid State Performance Indicator, if the electronic cell(s) are wet, check again in two to three hours.
I had a similar problem with mine. It looked to me like the vanes were fluttering and causing arcing. I found an old piece of comb and slid the tines between the vanes to stabilize them. You might have to try it several times to get the position just right. So far its worked for me.
take out the cells, they weigh about 8 pounds apiece. Make sure you remove both. Put the door back on and turn the fan in the furnace on. IF the light on the power supply comes on, then the power head is most likely good.
Then insert one cell at a time, individually. Push the single cell in all the way to the back, put the door back on, if the light is on, that cell is fine. If the cell does not come on, there is most likely a bent fin on the cell. simply bend the fin so it does not touch the other fins and you should be fine. Repeat this step on the other cell.
Make sure the door to the filter is closed, the power switch is on and the furnace fan is on.
pull the cells out and run the filter without them. If the light stays solid then you most likely have a simple short in one of the cells. Install one cell at a time, push it all the way back, close the door, turn on the fan. IF the light stays solid, that cell is fine. If the light flickers or goes out, the most common cause is a bent fin.
Look at the cells and see if any cells are touching or are too close, this will cause your problem.. Simply bend the cells to get even spacing and you should be ok.