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The fan blows but the humidified air stops after 2 seconds?

The fan blows but after a few seconds the humidified air stops and it just blows regular air. What's the problem?

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Re: The fan blows but the humidified air stops after 2...

This is an old post, but you can make sure the humidity adjustment is full high. Perhaps it is defective or possibly, the environment is as humid as the high setting will allow.

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