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Sunbeam humidifier not kicking on.

It has power and water but is not kicking on or producing mist. It has had a full tank of water for an entire day. It is on a level surface as well. It is also brand new. It is Model SWM6000 filter free.

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SOURCE: Humidifier mist won't come out of tube

sounds like the small fan that is located in the base isn`t pushing the mist out. unplug it then take all the screws out of the base. there are screws under the black foam stands too. be careful not to touch anything that looks like live wires while you look inside then look inside while it is pluged in. it should turn. check for something blocking it like lint or dirt..you may be able to clean around the shaft with w d 40

Posted on May 30, 2008

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SOURCE: sunbeam ultrasonic humidifier runs but produces no mist

It sounds very much like the transducer has failed. This is likely a crystal transducer and since they produce the agitation that should cause a mist, they are running continuously; not a good thing for something that is trying to shake iteslf apart all the time. These require input from a circuit that produces the fairly high level of power needed to drive the crystal so it could also be the source of the problem.
This isn't something an owner is able to diagnose unless they have some technical training.     

Posted on Nov 08, 2008

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My humidifier is leaking. I is a Vicks V3900 Germ Free Cool Mist Humidifier. How do I solve this problem

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Hi, You can get the manual on the link below.

http://www.holmesproducts.com/Manuals/MANUALS/HM5082-U_43_23787846.PDF

Good Luck

Posted on Nov 15, 2010

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SOURCE: Hello...i have a sunbeam filter

Hi, have you given it a while? That humidifier usually takes about 10 minutes to get going. After 10 minutes or so you should be able to feel the warm mist coming out, and soon after you should feel a difference in the moisture in the air.

Posted on Dec 30, 2010

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Humidifier will produce mist for a min then stop If you look you can see it producing mist within but it will not come out of the top Walgreens cool mist ultrasonic humidifier


I have had times where my Crane humidifier won't produce mist if I haven't turned it on for several days (4+) or more. The water that sits in the reservoir may develop a film on the ultrasonic element which inhibits the creation of the mist to come out the top of your humidifier. I would lift off the tank and empty the reservoir. Then VERY GENTLY with a piece of paper towel, wipe the ultrasonic element (looks like a disk the size of a quarter at the bottom of the reservoir) to clean off any film. Then replace the tank and let the reservoir fill up the tank and try it again.

If your humidifier runs properly for a minute and then makes a whirring noise and goes silent (like the motor stopping), then it's a motor problem. The humidifier motor may have gone out of alignment due to bumping or rough handling of the humidifier when cleaning or emptying it. If that is the case, you will have to empty the humidifier reservoir, unscrew the base, and find the screws holding down the motor and check for misalignment. Loosen them a little and put it back together and try again.

Best of luck
thebqe

Feb 13, 2014 | Humidifiers

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Can I get a replacement tank for Sunbeam humidifier model #SWM5251


Hi, unfortunately there's nowhere to purchase a replacement tank online. You can buy a new humidifier from Walmart for $25 when they replenish their stock:
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Sunbeam-Warm-Mist-Humidifier/12356384
Or you can get one for $29.29 branded as Holmes instead of Sunbeam from DrillSpot.com:
http://www.drillspot.com/products/1347166/jarden_consumer-heater_hum_swm5251-um_small_room_warm_humidifier
eBay also currently lists 3 of these humidifiers, being sold for $34.99 each (also branded as Holmes):
http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=m570&_nkw=swm5251&_sacat=See-All-Categories

Jan 13, 2010 | Sunbeam Health at Home Warm Mist...

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I need to know how to clean the base of my humidifier.


ask at http://manualfox.com/link/sunbeam.htm
They will find it for you.

Dec 19, 2009 | Sunbeam Health at Home Warm Mist...

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I'd like to clean my sunbeam warm mist humidifier


if you mean by stone build up, you need a de scaler such as clr from any hardware store. let it soak on the crusty parts overnight the rinse well with water. toothbrush helps too.

Nov 25, 2009 | Sunbeam Health at Home Warm Mist...

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We have a Sunbeam Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier that we bought just over 2 months ago. Up until a couple of days ago, it was producing mist and running just fine. I cleaned it with the brush and got the...


I have this same problem. And cool mist humidifiers DO produce mist. I have had my humidifier for a while now (6 years) and have never had any problems. But after the most recent cleaning, it worked at first, but now seems to not be working anymore... Am also wondering if there is anything I can do to remedy the situation?

Mar 17, 2009 | Sunbeam 701 Humidifier

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No mist, but i can see a water droplet fountain on the surface


if it's a cool mist unit it will not produce any mist. now if it's a warm mist unit it should. that's normal. it is possible to replace the transducer if it is damage but you are going to have some leakage from it. but the only way to get the transducer mainly is from the manufacturer

Mar 12, 2009 | Sunbeam Ultrasonic Humidifier

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Sunbeam ultrasonic humidifier runs but produces no mist


It sounds very much like the transducer has failed. This is likely a crystal transducer and since they produce the agitation that should cause a mist, they are running continuously; not a good thing for something that is trying to shake iteslf apart all the time. These require input from a circuit that produces the fairly high level of power needed to drive the crystal so it could also be the source of the problem.
This isn't something an owner is able to diagnose unless they have some technical training.     

Nov 08, 2008 | Sunbeam Ultrasonic 81696 Humidifier

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Sunbeam Ultrasonic Humidifier, model: 697-6


Located My Manual:
Hope this helps!

1. Remove tank from base. Turn upside down and unscrew filling cap. Fill tank with clean, cool, distilled, or tap water. Water temp should NEVER be too hot or too cold. Return tank to base and let sit for a few minutes. Be sure the filling cap of the tank is tightened firmly.

2. Plug power cord into a 110-120V AC wall outlet only. Turn power switch to "on" position. Power light will illuminate. Turn mist nozzle until desired level is being released. Aim nozzle away from furniture and walls.

3. Always turn humidifier off when water runs* out. Unit will continue to operate when tank is empty.
*Humidifier will run up to 12 hrs on low; 6 hrs on high.

DO NOT LET WATER SIT IN TANK FOR LONG. THIS CAN ENCOURAGE BACTERIAL GROWTH.
Place unit on level surface away from direct sunlight.
DO NOT ADD MEDICATION OF ANY TYPE INTO THE NOZZLE, BASE, OR WATER TANK.
ALWAYS LEAVE ROOM DOOR PARTLY OPEN. DO NOT MOVE, TILT, OR EMPTY WHILE OPERATING.

Mild bleach and water solution for cleaning, never detergent.
Clean every 3rd day during use. Clean after long storage
Humidity varies from room to room. Aim for 30 - 50% relative humidity. If windows/ walls fog or frost, reduce mist intensity. If room too humid, ventilate by opening door or window; adjust mist intensity.

Sep 22, 2008 | Sunbeam Ultrasonic Humidifier

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Sunbeam ultrasonic cool mist humidifer model 700


The Problem is minerals in the water. Impeller and ultrasonic designs send these minerals into the air. If the water in your area contains a lot of minerals, you will notice them as dust. The EPA does not issue health warnings about minerals in the air, but does recommend using low-mineral water (such as distilled water) in your humidifier. Many ultrasonic models feature a demineralization cartridge that filters minerals out of the water to prevent the dust.

Good Luck.

Feb 17, 2008 | Sunbeam Ultrasonic Humidifier

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