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Vicks germ free humidifier not working

Not giving off any steam anymore. ive clean it changed water, teied filtered water, regular water

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im pretty sure you fill it with cold water...at least thats the direstions for when you use the vicks medicine you can add in...works great by the way

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My humidifier is not working first times worked great


The manufacturer states you can use tap water in these devices, but then goes on the disclaim that if you have water with minerals or hard water then white "dust" deposits can occur. Theses deposits are supposed to be noted and if seem, you are to change to filtered or distilled water or purchase one of their filter cartridges. These devices use very tiny holes to produce the mist you get out of them. It takes almost nothing to clog them. You should always use distilled water in these devices to prevent clogging. They also require very regular cleaning to stay clean and thus prevent them from becoming mold fountains. White vinegar and water should be used for cleaning. Avoid detergents as they can gum up the inner workings of the unit.

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I want to know best way to clean the humidifier and how often?


It all depends on a couple of factors.

First is the type of humidifier your using. Portable or whole house connected to the furnace. Steam, ultrasonic or filter. Your unit's instructions is the best guide as to how often you need to clean it and this can vary from every day to once a heating season.

My recommendation is to watch and clean the unit as soon as you see scale forming. Then in the future, reduce this to just before you see scale forming.

The second is the type of water you are using. Hard tap water is the worst and usually will require every day for small portable steam or ultrasonic units to once a week for filter models. For central whole house humidifiers, once a month (perhaps as little as every two weeks if your water is really hard, >10 grains hardness). There is no fixed formula for this, the idea is to perform on-going, preventive maintenance.

Soft or conditioned water will contain the same amount of minerals as hard, but the softener has replaced the calcium minerals with sodium minerals. (Sodium bicarbonate actually).The result is the humidifier will still form scale but it much easier to remove. With soft water scale, you can just break up the scale with your fingers and the filters can just be submerged in clean water and the salt scale will re-dissolve.

Third, with distilled water, you may only need to clean any of these units annually. (No minerals to for scale).

With any filter humidifier, consider using a commercial bactericide to prevent the growth of bacteria when the water sits for long periods (>14 days). Not so critical with soft water as the salt will retard the growth of bacteria, but very important with hard or distilled water. Don't use this product in ultrasonic or steam humidifiers as it will be carried into the air along with the water vapor, and can be considered as toxic.

With hard water, use a 50/50 solution of white vinegar and water to dissolve the scale buildup. This works best if done on a regular basis. If left go too long, it become impossible to clean properly. You need only use regular water when using soft or distilled water in your humidifier.

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How to clean humidifier


I generally use White Distilled Vinegar. Clean your unit out the best you can with warm soapy water first and then soak or add the straight vinegar into the filter containment area and use a mild bleach solution for the water tank and soak and swish a little for 15 minutes then drain and rinse with fresh cold water and let air dry. The mineral deposits will slowly dissolve but will still take some scrubbing with a blue pan scrubbing pad or hard toothbrush. Depending on how hard your water is and if you use a water treatment additive will make a big difference in the cleaning process. Some people prefer to use distilled water in cool units as well as steam since it is almost completely mineral free and doesn't cost to much. Regular cleanings based on useage and water condition will greatly help the life and good operation of any humidifier including periodic filter changes if required.

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Do you fill with cold or hot water for vicks warm steam humidifier


im pretty sure you fill it with cold water...at least thats the direstions for when you use the vicks medicine you can add in...works great by the way

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I have two questions. How do I properly clean my humidifier and recently it has started coating my furniture with a white powdery film. Why has it started that?


there is some cleaning tablets you can use periodically called protec beads ... cleaning can be done using high acid vinegar soak .. then hydrogen peroxide can be used on any mold .. this unit as well as ultrasonic type models will put out calcium dust if your water has calcium added or is hard water .. calcium is often added to water to give it a good taste .. one way to keep the unit clean for a long time is to use only distilled water .. and make sure there is no calcium added .. (read the small print on the container) .. its hard to clean the fan chamber in this unit .. lots of people complain about the dust .. the wick/filter type humidifiers dont put out dust but the calcium does accumulate on the wick/filter .. so you have to change that frequently (6-9 weeks) .. yours doesnt have a wick but still needs cleaned regularly ..

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Steam not released through spout but trapped


is the spout clogged? Try running vinegar through it, CLR is a good product, but may stay the plastic, if not eat it, so I recommend vinegar to clean the deposits that plug things up, it may smell a bit, but usually works. Once cleaned, use distilled water to keep it from happening again, or just clean regularly with vinegar.

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Humidifier Leaking over floor, not retaining water, excess bubles


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