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Odor I purchased a Vicks Ultrasonic V5100 N Humidifier last week. I changed the water every day. On the 3rd day, the mist smelled musty, like an old trunk left in a basement. What can I do to make the air smell fresh? Please advise. Thank you.

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First, clean or replace the filter. Next, mix a very weak solution (40:1 ratio) of bleach and water to fill the unit. the bleach will kill any bacteria that could be causing the odor, but NOT harm anyone, The filter will take care of any hard water issues. Just don't make the mistake of thinking "If a weak solution is good, a strong one is better". NOT TRUE. Stay with the 40:1 mix unless you like breathing bleach. (Yuk) Note: It may take a couple of days for the odor to go away.

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