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Cleaning I love my daughters cow humidifier but, I am unsure how to clean it and how often it should be cleaned. Can you help?

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  • cleanitfast Mar 12, 2008

    I have the cow humidifier, I empty the water each morning, but it looks like it needs a good clean. What do i clean it with and how, the opening is so small?

  • MrsHuffheinz Apr 24, 2008

    The black plastic piece in the base of my cow humidifier is flaking. How do I clean this or do I need to replace this piece?

  • Anonymous Oct 05, 2008

    I also would really like to know how to clean the internal parts.

  • mang_osteen Feb 09, 2009

    Yes, the black circular piece has been flaking. Now it no longer creates a strong enough mist. Is there a way to replace this piece, or do I need a whole new machine??

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Old question but just in case someone goes to looking for an answer:

A good procedure for any ultrasonic humidifier is to switch the unit OFF and unplug it. Empty the water out. Rinse the reservoir and places where water comes in contact with hot/clean water. Do not submerge the base of the unit or anything containing electrical components! Visually inspect for dirt or mineral build up in the reservoir or where watcer comes in contact. If the water your using in the unit is soft water then de-calcifying the unit every 4 weeks is suggested. If hard water is used the unit should be decalcified every 2 weeks. You can use CLR (Calcium Lime Rust) solution or EZ Cal.

Posted on May 17, 2014

I also need some information on cleaning, specifically the base. Not sure if I should use soap or if that will affect the nebulizer?
For cleaning the reservoir, just add a capfull of bleach to some water, and swish it around intermittently for about 20 minutes -- rinse until you don't smell bleach anymore.

Posted on Apr 14, 2008

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