Question about Vicks Warm Steam Vaporizer 1.5 Gallon Humidifier
Looks almost like metallic, but very flaky, and crumbles between fingers with a little pressure
"A Vaporizer produces moisture by heating small amounts of the minerals
in the water using tiny electrodes in the shaft of the unit. The
minerals then heat the water to a boil and release steam into the air.
The minerals will then settle to the bottom of the tank, possibly
becoming small black flakes. These flakes are normal and should be
rinsed out when you refill the tank. Any bacteria or mold in the water
will be killed by the temperature of the water."
How-to clean out the black flakes:
More info on the black particles and cleaning from the user manual (pdf):
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Posted on Jan 07, 2010
After use, the water residue in the bottom of the container may contain black particles, and, in
some areas the water and the bottom of container may discolor. These conditions are normal and
do not effect the purity of the steam or medicine. The container is easily cleaned with soap and
water. Rinse and dry the container after cleaning.
This was taken from the manual that comes with the humidifier...
Posted on Jan 16, 2009
No its chemistry people...the minerals in your tap are dissolved when it comes through your faucet. when the humidifier boils the water for vapor. the minerals become a precipitate and settle at the bottom of the container. it is not vicks fault, just the way it goes!
Posted on Nov 02, 2010
Clean it, it's minerals.
Posted on Jan 13, 2009
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