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Hm495tg White powder on everything. Easy to see on tv screen and eyeglasses! What is wrong with this unit? holmes hm495tg

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Nothing. The white powder is most likely minerals in the water you are using. This is an electrostatic humitifier and it turns water into vapor without using a filter so the minerals are not filtered out. I suggest trying distilled water or water from a Brita system (this system removes minerals).

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Possibly calcium or other deposits from the type of water you are using in the unit..........

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