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Is there a home made bacteriostatic solution ?

If you can't get to the store is there a solution that you can make at home to add to the water in your Humidifier?

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  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    same problem.. water has black particles in the water after one use..

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Changed wicks and change wick light is still on. how to reset?


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Jan 04, 2016 | Humidifiers

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It runs but does not put out any mist.


You didn't specify the brand or model, but for generic advice, try using a strong solution of white vinegar and water and soak overnight or for several days (if very scaled up).

If you were using hard water in the humidifier, try using a commercial humidifier cleaner such as BestAir products (or similar - there are many to choose from): Amazon com BestAir 3US 6 UltraTreat Ultrasonic Vaporizer Water Scale...
(Make certain it's certified for steam and/or ultrasonic use, if your using that type of humidifier).
Follow directions on box. You will have to let soak for a period of time (hours/days) to allow chemicals to do their thing.

If you are using "soft" conditioned water, just refill with soft water and allow to sit for several hours, then discard and refill. The hardened minerals will re-disolve and will be removed when you flush the unit. For hardened minerals clinging to the sides, etc, just use your fingers to break up, possibly a brush or Dolby pad and break them loose.

(Soft water has just as much minerals as hard water, but in hard water there are mostly calcium based and turn rock hard and in soft water they are sodium based (sodium bicarbonate actually) and have a weak structure).

It's important to keep a humidifier clean of deposits, not just to keep the unit running, but to avoid air quality problems (bacteria will cling to scale buildup, which make excellent breeding grounds for them).

If you use "hard" tap water, clean (at a minimum) once a week. Use white vinegar and water - 50/50 mix. If your using "soft" conditioned water, clean once a month. Same with distilled water.
You could also consider using a small amount of bactericide in the water to prevent bacteria from growing. (Okay for filter type humidifiers, but DO NOT use in ultrasonic or vaporizer type humidifiers). 1/4 cap full should suffice. BestAir 3BT 6 Original BT Humidifier Bacteriostatic Water Treatment 32 oz

Jan 03, 2016 | Humidifiers

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I have an Aprilair humidifier that started making a loud humming/buzzing noise. The water runs OK but the soloniod is burning hot to the touch. Is this normal?


Yeah they do need to be replaced from time to time. Make sure you get a water test kit and check your water hardness. You may need a whole home water filter if it is outside of normal ranges. A pretty easy DIY project and relatively inexpensive at the big box stores

Nov 29, 2013 | Aprilaire 700 Humidifier

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Cleaned with vinegar at end of season but now not blowing mist. It seems to be making some inside it's just not blowing it out.


What kind of water are you using? Sometime all you need to do is add a little salt to the water, like 1-2 tsp.

Oct 24, 2013 | E-Ware EW-5K128 Ultrasonic Noiseless...

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Wont run in unit lift out and lift level control works fine put it back in unit [ very tight fit] lift level control wont work


Hello.

The GE humidifier adds a continuous stream of cool mist intothe air, giving moisture to dry air due to cold weather or dry climate or tohelp those who desire additional moisture because of respiratory problems orallergies. Sold online and in many department or home retail stores, thehumidifier requires regular cleaning and maintenance for proper functioning andto help keep mineral scale or bacteria from growing in the humidifier. ·1 Connect the power cord on the GE humidifier firmly to a power outlet if thehumidifier is not working. Replace or reset the circuit breaker as necessary.Turn the power switch to "On" if there is power but the unit is notoperating. · 2 Fill thewater tank to the "Fill" mark if the mist output is low or notpresent. Wait 15 minutes after filling the tank and before starting thehumidifier to allow the wick filter to absorb the water for proper function.Turn the humidistat knob to a higher setting for higher output. · 3 Check the capon the water tank and close the cap firmly. Check the rubber tank cap ring onthe cap and reseat firmly to help provide a better seal. · 4 Replace thewick filter with a new wick filter, available through General Electric, if thewick filter inside the base turns brown. Replacement parts may be ordered bycalling 877-207-0923. · 5 Clean thewater tank with vinegar and a soft brush if the water begins to get cloudy.Rinse well before refilling with water. Use cold water in the tank, as warm orhot water may make the water appear cloudy. · 6 Loosen thetank cap slightly if the humidifier cycles on and off unexpectedly. Turn theknob to a higher or lower setting. Thanks.

Sep 09, 2011 | Sunbeam Humidifiers

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No steam from health at home vaporizer


Hi,
Depending on your water quality it will not steam...add some salt to the water and then it will work...

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Apr 16, 2011 | Sunbeam Humidifiers

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Having trouble finding Undiluted white vinegar for cleaning


Hi dolphinblu...
Amazon offers pretty large number of articles (Undiluted white vinegar), click here Amazon com Undiluted white vinegar and pick one (who fits your needs, price etc..)
I hope this was helpful. enjoy

Nov 20, 2008 | Honeywell QuietCare HCM-630 Humidifier

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