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How do I clean my humidifier?

How do I clean it? it keeps shutting off

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  • Anonymous Jan 20, 2009

    it shuts off when tank is still full.

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    Noah James Jan 26, 2012

    I have the same problem. Mine keeps shutting off and we just got it this week. The first day it worked but now it will run for a couple minutes and go to RESET with the tank half filled. Even in the beginning it wouldn't drain the whole tank. I don't think cleaning is an issue like stallion8 said. Mine is new and I've cleaned it three times already.

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I had the same problem. This will cause the orange reset light to turn on as well. You need to remove the reservoir and the cooling chanber. Under the reservoir there is a locking mechanism that you push to the side. You then pull off the cooling tower. Then you push the locking mechanism in the other direction and remove the steam mechanism. I found a month of build up of "gook" inside. Dump it out and use a scrouring pad to remove it. After this was done, I could smell the vapor from the medicine cup again and it ran all night on the high setting again.

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Drop one of these in the tank and it will inhibit bacterial growth and buildup. 
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