Frequently Asked Questions for Ionic Foot Detox Machines

Ionic Foot Detox FAQs

We occasionally get calls and questions from customers about how to use their Ionic Foot Detox Machines or why their Ionic Foot Bath isn’t working. These troubleshooting questions are usually easy fixes that could be avoided by understanding a few things. Today I thought I’d write a blog post to help users troubleshoot some of those issues. If this article doesn’t cover your questions, contact us or view our Ionic Detox online Guide for more information about Ionic Foot Detox Machines.

Using Ionic Detox Foot Baths

Ionic Detox Arrays

Troubleshooting Your Ionic Detox system

What does the Color Change in the Water Mean?

We unravel this very question right here. These colors and their meanings can also be found on our Ionic Detox poster.

What is the best salt to use?

We have an entire blog entry devoted on the topic right here

How Much Salt Should I Use?

The amount of salt you add to your Ionic Detox Water depends on the type of water you’re using. Find out more here

How often should I use my Ionic Detox Foot Bath?

For the answer to this question, read our blog entry on the subject.

My Foot Detox Machine Keeps Beeping At Me And Shutting Off? 

When your machine is continually beeping at you it means you have put too much salt in the water. This excessive salt causes the amperage of the machine to exceed the 2.0 mark. If the machine exceeds 2.5 it will shut itself down. Some machines will say “add water.” So what does this all mean? It simply means that the extra salt in the water is conducting too much electricity.  To avoid this, simply turn your machine on without putting any salt in the water. From there, check the amperage reading on the machine. If it is below 1.3 then go ahead and add one small pinch of salt in between your finger and thumb. Make sure to give the salt and water a few seconds to dissolve before looking at the amperage reading again. Continue this process until you get the machine to the target level of 1.5-2.0. If you have already added too much salt, simply add more water if possible, or dump out the water and start again.

The Machine Isn’t Showing Any Numbers At All?

If the machine isn’t showing any amperage readings at all there could be one of a few problems. The first thing you will want to do is add salt to see if you can get the amperage to raise to a readable level. If adding salt does not fix the problem it is likely your array has reached the end of it’s usage period. Use another array to see if the machine will work properly with a new array. If neither of these two options work double check the instruction to make sure you have the machine on correctly, the power/voltage switch is set to the correct side, the fuse is still good, your wrist strap is on and secure (if your machine uses one), and the mode is set to the recommended setting.

When Shouldn’t I Use Ionic Detox Foot Baths?

We answer this question right here!

Amperage Is Jumping Around

It is typical for the amperage of a machine to fluctuate in between .1 to .2. However, if your foot detox machine starts jumping by .5 or more this is usually a sign that your array is starting to fail. These large jumps in the amperage readings

Do I Lose Important Vitamins and Minerals During Detoxification?

We answer this question right here!

HEALTHandMED’s New Ionic Foot Detox DVD

We have and continue to work hard to help our customers understand and correctly use their foot baths. This past week we finished creating a DVD showing live video and audio for each machine we sell. This DVD is a step by step guide of how to use your machine, how to troubleshoot it, and how to take care of your machine and arrays. This DVD is FREE with every purchase of a HEALTHandMED ionic detox foot bath system. It is also available for individual purchase here. If you have any other questions please leave them in the comments and we will address them in our next frequently asked questions post.

Troubleshooting Ionic Detox Foot Baths With Wrist Strap

Read our troubleshooting guide.

Will Ionic Detox Cure Autism or Other Diseases?

Indirectly, yes it is possible. Ionic Foot Detox is not meant to cure a particular disease. The process is meant to help the body re-balance itself naturally, which itself can lead to eradicating different diseases from the body. The FDA has not evaluated statements regarding the process, and these products are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease.

Can I Use My Ionic Detox Foot Spa Anywhere in the World?

Read our post regarding this question.

How do I clean my Ionic Detox Arrays?

View our how-to guide for cleaning arrays.

How Often Should I Clean the Ionic Detox Arrays?

Ionic Detox arrays should be properly maintained through cleaning the arrays (see the question above), as this extends the arrays life. You can clean the arrays after each session — a good idea if you’re not the only one using the machine — or after every 2 or 3 sessions if you’d prefer. Keep in mind that if you’re only doing a session per week that the water from the foot bath will be on the arrays the entire time, so cleaning after each session is recommended.

What is the Difference Between the Different Array Colors?

We answer that question here.

How do I Know When Arrays Should be Replaced?

They array will take more and more salt to raise it to the same amperage. Eventually the array will output 0.0 amps.

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