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Clogged will not put out steam it does not heat up oe stem andlost maunal what amount of water and salt do i put in nonnav

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SOURCE: no steam

in the water

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SOURCE: adding salt in dishwasher

that is what is supposed to happen

Posted on Sep 18, 2008

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SOURCE: no mist coming out at all

on the box there is a number for questions or comments : 1-800-VAPOR-1-2 ( 1-800-827-6712 ).

Posted on Apr 12, 2009

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SOURCE: I bought our Vicks vaporizer and it worked great

When you say you added apinch of salt I asked my wife and she says that is the measure that she uses. I doubt that you have to much salt but you can flush out your vaporizer with warm water while the unit is running. I would run two or three times for 1-2 hours each then remove element and rinse withe warm water.Also rinse out container and refill with warm water to fill line,make sure you don't overfill as this can cause the spitting. I would add about 1/4 cup of pure vinegar and let unit run. If you have hard water or high mineral content this should help to clean it.
I hope this helps you but if it doesn't I would return it as defective. Thank you

Posted on Dec 16, 2010

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SOURCE: to much salt in the water

The final rinse setting may have moved, which will coincide with the salt/brine draw rate...the Culligan units have a funny way of doing exactly that, which, by the way, can generate a lot of revenue for them, if your on a salt route for them to deliver it to you!....I would look up a qualified and TRUSTWORTHY!!! Culligan repair tech, or a service manual to reset this final rinse.

Posted on Dec 23, 2010

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