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Bionaire BCM645 Cool Mist Humidifier leaking water

I fill the 4 gallon tank with water and place it in the unit. No problem for about 20 minutes and then you can see water leaking out of the sides of the bottom. It seems to be overfilled. How can I stop this from leaking.

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Laurie

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  • Shanster Feb 05, 2008

    I am having the same problem - water dumps out all over the floor from the sides and bottom of the unit when we refill the tank. There is a tiny crack in the tank, but we have patched it with tape and glue, and the water is not leaking from there.

  • marina228 Nov 05, 2008

    I have had my humidifier for only 5 months and it has leaked twice. The second time I watched it closely to see why. There are no hairline cracks that I can visualize. The first night of running went smoothly with no problems. The next morning though the humidifier was completely empty and the desk it was setting on and the floor was drenched!!! I cannot figure out why it is dumping out like it is and I am getting frustrated!!!!!

  • Anonymous Nov 19, 2008

    this unit ****!!!

  • churchy25 Dec 20, 2008

    Same here. I bought a Bionaire Cool Mist Humidifier and initially it seemed to work fine, but about 7 hours later the reservoir over fills and starts spilling water all over the place. I called Bionaire for warranty service and they sent me a new one and told me to throw the other one away. (which I have not yet) The new one showed up and did the same thing. I called them again. They told me to throw it away and they were sending out another one. It showed up and did the same thing. I am contacting store the first one was bought from and requesting a refund.

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Same here

Posted on Feb 16, 2008

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    Scott Swan Feb 16, 2008

    Oops, I didn't think that would actually post.

    Anyway, yea, I've been trying to figure out why this BMC630 randomly leaks. After reading some posts here I took a good look at the water tank near the handle and sure enough there are 2ea 1/2" hairline cracks in the clear plastic on the opposite side of the handle. They aren't cracked enough to let water leak out if I hold it upside down - full of water, but I bet they are just enough to let air in from the top slowly, allowing the bottom to over fill.
    Repair wouldn't be easy as this tank is going to get wet from time to time when we fill it, so tape or glue would probably weaken over time.
    I'm also not thrilled with the way the wicks work (they are always dry except for the bottom) so I think we will be returning this one and get something different.

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There is probably a crack somewhere in the unit. Not likely, but worth visually inspecting closely.

Try filling it with less water and run it and see what happens.

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