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Old 09-04-2013, 09:33 PM - Thread Starter
 
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This is the second unit I get - I got an autimatic air purifier in fact this is my second unit because I thought first was defective - but when I run this $700 air purifier it smell! Has some kind of semi-chemicalish smell greensad.gif.

Has anybody with an Austin air deal with this? I'm afraid in sending it back after I get the same smell out of two units. Very dissapointed greensad.gif

Any others you would recommend?
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Is it ionic?  Those smell rather unpleasant to me but it is how they are supposed to smell.


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No it is not ionic - but it does seem to be a common thing.  The carbon and the potasium filters apparently give a smell.  I am trying to run it on high to see if gets rid of it soon - otherwise it is going back. 

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I do have the same kind of problem with my unit, smell like yeast.

 

I noticed if left for too long in one spot that smell become stronger. I'm no expert but, I don't think it's dangerous.

Beside that annoying smell, I fell that this air purifier work great. I breed better and it even remove diaper pale smell.

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I sent it back - I bought through Allergy Buyers Club and they have a no questions asked return policy.   I need to do some more research and decide on that one again or another. 

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