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Humidifier filled with water, but red light is on

Humidifier is filled with water, but red light is on instead of green. I emptied the humidifier and let it dry out for a week while we were on vacation. Worked before this, but when we returned home humidifier did not work anymore.

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If you overfill it, the red light goes on. just dump a little out and it should go green. Worked with my crane duck humidifier. Hope it helps

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