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We just bought a platinum mist fan. Manual says we must turn the water tap on. Where is this tap? We have it blowing like a fan but don't see any mist or cooling effect.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Working, but not blowing mist.

I think I found the problem.

unplug humidifer, remove top tank, empty all water out of base. dry off.

turn unit upside down.

unscrew five visible screws.

use a screw driver to pull off the black foam foot pads. you will find more screws there.

pull off the base.

look next to the fan, you will see a metal "tower" going up into the reservoir. Is it dirty such as white chalky substance on it? Clean it with cotton swabs. Clean the fan while your at it if needed.

You will see a small gray box with two metal tabs twisted. Untwist them and pull off the top.

On that metal "tower" you will see a small black chip connected to the circuit board where you just removed the metal top. Does black chip have black marks on the circuit board? Mine does. I suspect the "tower" which draws heat from this black chip was no longer able to cool because of the white chalk buildup on the tower, furthermore, the chip became too hot and caused the black chip to overheat (again black marks on the circuit board).

The chip has on it "FTR 02N" and a "54F" at the bottom. I tried doing some basic searching on internet to see if it could be replaced, but didn't find anything.


For those who don't have this problem yet, just keep that metal cooling tower clean.

Posted on Feb 09, 2008

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SOURCE: Humidifier blows out dust

As the previous poster said, it's probably a problem with your water.

Are you using tap water or bottled mineral water? If so, there are minerals which get nebulized along with the water, and leaves a white, dusty, residue. I fill my Crane Pig humidifier with DISTILLED water, which is pretty pure. Make sure that the water is DISTILLED ONLY, since some of the water companies distill the water and then add minerals back in (they almost got me here until I noticed the label that said "with minerals added"). The reason this is important is because during the distilling process, the water is boiled, evaporated, and then the vapor is condensed back to liquid. This removes any impurities or dissolved minerals from the water. You can see Wikipedia for more on this topic here.

Additionally, I use both the Crane Demineralization Filter Cartridge (which works for the penguin as well, and gets installed in place of the original water tank cap), and the ProTec PC-1 Humidifier Tank Cleaning Cartridge (which I plop into the water tank) to keep the water both de-mineralized and bacteria free. I got both products at Amazon.com.

With these 3 things, so far I haven't had any white dust residue, and the mist feels fresh and clean.

On a side note, by using distilled water, you also prevent any mineralization from building up on the nebulizer or water level sensor, which can cause the humidifier to eventually stop producing mist...

Posted on Feb 12, 2008

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SOURCE: Family Care cold mist humidifer

cool mist humidifiers don't put out any mist. only the warm ones do. now if you put your hand over the area where it's coming out for about 2 minutes and take it away your hand should feel damp. almost clammy. if it feels like that the unit is working fine. so your not doing anything wrong. if you have any other concerns please let me know.

Posted on Aug 26, 2009

big-dog420
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SOURCE: no owners manual with holmes cool mist humidifier

This page has 18 pdf user manuals they are only 1-2 pages each open them in adobe reader till you find the one you need wish i could be more help
http://www.holmesproducts.com/Manuals.aspx

Posted on Nov 15, 2009

c7121
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SOURCE: I have a Cool Mist V3500 humidifier. The fan

TRY POURING IN SOME WHITE DISTILLED VINEGAR AND RUNNING IT. THE VINEGAR LOOSEN UP ANY SCALE AND JUNK. AFTER RUNNING UNIT FOR AWHILE, DRAIN OUT ANY REMAINING LIQUID AND ADD DISTILLED WATER OR FILTERED WATER. RUN UNIT AGAIN. THEN DRAIN OUT ANY LIQUID. NOW THE UNIT SHOULD WORK AS NORMAL. IN THE FUTURE, TRY USING DISTILLED WATER OR FILTERED WATER.

Posted on Dec 13, 2009

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