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not understanding how it works will get you that assumption
the full bottle will slowly empty when the water level in which it sits gets low enough for the atmospheric pressure to displace the water and let in an air bubble
That way there is always water for the unit to work
Same principle as the bottled water drink coolers in the office
putting a hole in the bottle and you will have water all over the floor
you need to check the humidity level of the air because if it is too high then the system will not work and so the bottles will not empty--really simple principle
If you are trying to descale it of all the mineral build up. The easiest way is to mix a 50/50 1 gallon solution of Distilled White Vinegar and Bottled Distilled Water and pour it in the empty tank. Allow it to sit for a couple of hours (Longer if it's really scaled) . Then turn it ON and run it, until the tank is half empty. Then empty the remaining solution and fill the tank with Bottled Distilled Water and run until it's empty. In the future, it's better to use Bottled Distilled Water, rather than tap water.
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The humidifier and it's tubing may be clogged with calcium deposits and scale. Especially so, if you're using well water or your city's water has high calcium deposits.
Empty whatever water is in the unit and refill it with a 50/50 solution of White Vinegar and Bottled Distilled Water. Allow it to sit for 30 minutes and then turn the unit ON. Once you feel moisture coming out, allow it to run anoter 10 minutes or so. Then turn the unit OFF and empty the remaining solution (if any is left). Now, flush the system by filling it with Bottled Distilled Water and running it.
For future use, I'd recommend that you use nothing but, Bottled Distilled Water.
The humidifier may be partially clogged with mineral scale. Especially, if you're using well water. It can be cleaned by running the humidifier with with a 50/50 solution of Bottled Distilled Water and White Vinegar in it. Then flushing it with bottled distilled water through another complete cycle.
In the the future, you may want to use Bottled Distilled Water rather than tap water. It's inexpensive (about $1.00 per gallon) and can purchased at most super markets and pharmacies.
More than likely the problem is minerals in the water. Impeller and ultrasonic designs send
these minerals into the air. If the water in your area contains a lot of
minerals, you will notice them as dust.
I would suggest that if you're using well water, switch to using bottled spring water or bottled distilled water. But you'll need to flush out your humidifier first. Use a 50/50 solution of White Vinegar and water. Fill the tank about half way and run the humidifier until the tank is almost empty. You may want to do this in a garage, if you have access to one, so that the vinegar odor won't remain in the house. Once this has been accomplished, dump out any of the remaining solution and flush the unit again with bottle spring water or distilled water. That should do the trick
Even if you aren't using well water, since your water supply has a high mineral content. I would strongly encourage you to use bottled spring water or distilled water in the future. By the way, a gallon of Distilled Water cost a lot less than bottled spring water. In my area I can get a gallon of distilled water from CVS Pharmacy or Food Lion for about $1.00.
Good luck. Please let me know if this solved your problem.
Unscrew and remove the lid on the top of the Blue Plastic Reservoir. It holds 2 gallons of water. I would recommend that you use Bottled Spring Water or Distilled Water, because they don't have a high mineral content, which will help the heater element sleeves last longer. Which means a savings in having to buy replacement sleeves. Which can be purchased from Sears.
I just read the reviews because I am considering buying it, and many owners complained of the same problem. Many people said they tried to fix the problems by leveling the machine, however, one guy said he figured it out: just level the machine slightly toward the REAR and it drains correctly. Try it. I hope he's right, because I'm going to take a chance on this machine and it better work well!!! :)