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Clean/refill light My humidifier lights "Clean/Refill", even though it´s full. Don´t have a manual any more. How do I clean it?

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  • matsuzie Dec 15, 2007

    Same problem; clean everything multiple time, replaced bulb, refill/clean light stays on. Does the water probles cause this? Can they be replaced?

  • eliasw26 Jan 18, 2008

    cleaned and refilled when I turn past a certain point it comes on how do I stop this

  • fjshow Mar 20, 2008

    I've cleaned it multiple times and still the clean/refill light stays on. I also have lost my manual. Anyone know where I can get a manual or have any idea how to resolve this problem? This piece of x$%@@ is unusable!!

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2008

    How do you clean it? I can't get the brown **** off the bowl, and I think the tube is pretty clogged.

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My Slant Fin humidifier has a floating, ring-shaped magnetic level that isn't replaceable. You can't even tell it's magnetic until you cut off the piece that prevents the white plastic float from rising past a certain point. It turns out that there is a ring-shaped magnet in the float.

I found that the Refill light would go off when I held a strong magnet near the float device.

So, I have suspended the magnet with string from the top of the humidifier outside the humidifier.

Caution: This fix disables the safety feature inherent in the low level shut off. I wonder why the manufacturer uses material that corrodes?

Posted on Oct 27, 2008

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