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Wont blow out mist

We have a bucks humidifier. Even on high its not making any noise and not blowing out steam/mist... U can smell the vicks oil when u walk in the room, but there is still no mist... We tried cleaning it w vinegars in case of any hard water deposits blocking a valve, but it isn't working still

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It has a quiet operation when you got it brand new did it put out mist

Posted on Nov 02, 2012

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For Model V745A Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier:

Weekly Maintenance (Removing Scale)

  1. Turn the switch to off and unplug the corn from the wall.
  2. Remove Water Tank and empty any remaining water from the water tank.
  3. Remove Medicine Cup from the Cooling chamber from the Base. Carefully remove the Cooling Chamber and Removable Water Tray from the Base.
  4. Soak the Removable Water Tray in a solution of white vinegar and water for 20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and then wipe dry with a soft clean cloth.
  5. Fill the heating chamber with undiluted white vinegar. Let stand for 20 minutes. Dampen soft, clean cloth or sponge with undiluted white vinegar and wipe out Heating chamber to remove scale. DO NOT use soap, detergents or abrasive cleaners.
  6. Rinse the Heating Chamber using clean warm water, being careful not to submerge the base in water.
  7. The Water Tray, medicine Cup, and Cooling Chamber are top shelf dishwasher safe.

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

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SOURCE: Water on floor around humidifier

I haven't had any problems with my Vicks Cool Mist Humidifier other than the fact that the area surrounding it is slightly wet after operating for a couple of hours....While I understand that I was using this to moisturize the air during a cold, I knew this would happen, because the air in my room is not dry. If the room isn't dry, the mist that it's putting out in to the air has no where to go but surround the humidifier. All I did to stop this was to buy a water proof mat. I suggest you do the same -- Also, in regards to the water smelling -- You should be cleaning out and drying the basin after every use. Water shouldn't smell unless you let it stagnate inside the plastic -- Try running distilled vinegar through the machine for a couple of minutes -- Also, I would use an extension cord and let it run outside so that your house doesnt smell like Vinegar.

Posted on Mar 07, 2008

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SOURCE: Vicks caporiser is spitting water instead of steam

Clean the unti - and do not add salt. I live in a major hard water city...and was amazed at how much dirt the tank collected. I tried adding salt to to stop the spitting, which did make a lot more steam, but did NOT stop teh water spit. I also noticed, with salt added, water in tank would only last 4-6 hours, not the 18-24 hours it should. I just figured it out, and now mine works great again, and does not spit. I cleaned the water tank throughly, several rinses, then wiped out entire inside. If you want it to work like new, you have to keep your tank as clean as new. I am going to start filtering my water that I put in with a double pantyhose I made simply so there no more dirt ~ a clean tank will fix the problem, it did mine :)

Posted on Dec 07, 2008

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SOURCE: Water tank broken V745A Vicks Humidifier

I just ordered my replacement tank from kaz.com. Search using the model number and find the tank. I got it for $12....

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