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No steam comes out

The vaporizer seems to be working fine - lights comes on, it hums like it's getting ready for steam to come out - but nothing happens. It's plugged in, there is plenty of water, it's clean, etc. Help!

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  • dananddean Jan 19, 2009

    I have the same problem and I tried the salt (as it says to do so in the manual when you first get it) but it still won't work??

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I just took mine apart and cleaned the scale off the heating elements. Filled to the level with hot water and it was steaming good in about 2 mins.

Posted on Mar 07, 2009

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Add some table salt to the water! Worked like a charm for me!

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  • GEORGEFIXER Feb 06, 2011

    The salt trick really works. Just add 1/2 tablespoon of salt to a cup and hot water, then pour it to the reservoir and cheers.

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