Troubleshooting Water Damage on Air Purifier - Restore Functionality 💡

Oh no! It's never a good sign when your air purifier gets water inside and starts blinking. But don't worry, I'm here to help you figure out what to do next. First and foremost, unplug your air purifier immediately to prevent any further damage or electrical hazards. This is a crucial step in troubleshooting common air purifier issues.

Now that your air purifier is unplugged, let's assess the situation. If the water has only entered the exterior of the unit, you might be in luck. In this case, you can simply wipe down the exterior with a dry cloth and let it air dry for a few hours before plugging it back in. However, if the water has seeped into the internal components, you'll need to take a few more steps to address the issue.

First, remove the filters from your air purifier. This will allow you to access the internal components and assess the extent of the water damage. If you notice any visible water, use a dry cloth or paper towel to carefully absorb as much of the water as possible. Be gentle when doing this, as you don't want to cause any further damage to the internal components. If you're using a Winix air purifier, you might find our guide on maintaining your Winix device helpful.

Next, you'll want to let the air purifier dry out completely. This can take anywhere from 24 to 48 hours, depending on the amount of water that has entered the unit. To speed up the drying process, you can place the air purifier in a well-ventilated area, such as near an open window or a fan. Just make sure not to use any heat sources, like a hairdryer, as this can cause damage to the internal components.

Once your air purifier is completely dry, it's time to reinstall the filters and plug the unit back in. If the blinking has stopped and your air purifier appears to be functioning normally, you're good to go! However, if the blinking persists or the unit doesn't turn on at all, it's likely that the water damage has caused some internal issues that need to be addressed by a professional. If you're using a Levoit air purifier, you might need to reset your Levoit air purifier.

In this case, I recommend contacting the manufacturer or an authorized service center for assistance. They can assess the damage and determine if your air purifier can be repaired or if it needs to be replaced. Remember, it's always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to electrical appliances and water damage. If you're dealing with other brands, you might find our guide on fixing your Rock air purifier useful.

I hope this helps you get your air purifier back up and running! If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to reach out. And remember, regular maintenance is key to keeping your air purifier in top shape. Check out our tips for maintaining your ionizer air purifier for more information.

Steps to Fix a Water-Damaged Air Purifier

1Unplug the air purifierImmediatePrevents further damage or electrical hazards
2Wipe down the exterior5-10 minutesIf water has only entered the exterior
3Remove the filters10-15 minutesAllows access to internal components
4Absorb visible waterVariesUse a dry cloth or paper towel
5Let the air purifier dry24-48 hoursPlace in a well-ventilated area
6Reinstall the filters10-15 minutesOnly after the unit is completely dry
7Plug the unit back inImmediateCheck if the blinking has stopped
8Contact manufacturerVariesIf the unit doesn't turn on or blinking persists
Gregory Prohaska
technology, air quality, video games, electronics

Gregory is a passionate technology buff with a specific interest in air purifiers. He has an extensive background in assessing various air purifiers and is constantly keeping up with the newest trends in air purification technology. When he's not busy evaluating the latest air purifiers, Gregory can be found indulging in his love for video gaming and experimenting with electronic devices.