The Ionic Pro Turbo claims to capture airborne germs and bacteria while removing pet dander, pollen, smoke and other pollutants from indoor air. This air purifier does not require filters, but it does require periodic cleaning to maintain its effectiveness. Fortunately, this cleaning process is simple and requires no special tools.
The Ionic Pro should be cleaned once a month or anytime the red Clean/Fault light is lit. Make sure that it is unplugged from the wall and allow it to rest for a minute to ensure that the internal collection blades have stopped rotating. Access the collection blades by pulling up on the release latch of the collection blade unit. Pull the latch outward to open the main door and completely remove the collection blade unit from the purifier. Next touch the blades against a metal water pipe or faucet to discharge any built up electrical charges. Use a damp sponge or rag to wipe away the visible dirt and debris on the collection blades. Allow the collection blade unit to dry completely before reinserting it into the base. Let the blades dry for at least two to three hours to prevent moisture from damaging the motor of the air purifier.
The Ionic Pro Turbo will need to be thoroughly cleaned occasionally. The machine will begin to emit a loud buzzing sound when this deep cleaning is necessary. Before beginning this procedure, turn off the air purifier and make sure that it is unplugged from the wall outlet. Open and remove the collection blade unit by pulling up on the release latch just as you would during the regular maintenance cleaning of the machine. Wash the blades thoroughly with a sponge and warm, soapy water. Once all of the dirt has been removed, wring out the sponge and use fresh, clean water to rinse away all soap residue. Allow the blades to dry completely before reinserting them into the air purifier. The product's manual recommends waiting at least 24 hours to ensure that the collection blades are completely dry.
The external surfaces of the base unit can be cleaned during deep cleaning as well. Mix 1 ounce of detergent with 5 ounces of water and apply the soapy water carefully to the outside of the air purifier with a damp sponge. Avoid getting any water inside the machine during cleaning as this may damage the internal components. Allow the base unit to dry for 24 hours before you turn it on.
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