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Why dos my vicks Vaporizer spit water out of the front? its not supose too I dont have the box or recipt to take it back can u tell me how to fix it?

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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Have you tried adding salt to the water in the vaporizer? Sometimes the water needs to minerals for the humidifier to work...I add sea salt to mine every time I fill it.

Posted on Oct 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Vicks caporiser is spitting water instead of steam

Have you cleaned it recently? Sometimes that's an indicator that it needs to be cleaned.

Posted on Oct 29, 2008

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SOURCE: my vaporizer is making a spitting sound -

No salt, unless you had 0 steam - to stop water spit, throughly clean the water tank, just as clean as new. It will work like new if the tank is as clean as new! I dont know where the small particles of dirt come from, but trust me, I just went thru this with mine, it's got dirt in it!

Posted on Dec 07, 2008

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SOURCE: dirt in the water tank.

Its from the dust in the air.
It collects on the wet surface inside the humidifier and drains down.
A better air filter on your AC system would help reduce that, what type of filter are you currently using?

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

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My NEW vicks vaporizer is spitting out water rather than steam. Fix it or take it back?


does it have a warrenty if so get it fixed if not return to store as faulty

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My vaaporizer only runs about 4 hrs and remains full-worked that way since day one. Feel like wasted money as bought a second one and the same thing. What is wrong with the #V150 SG 2UPC vaporizer?


It should run for 18-24 hours and shut off when you run out of water or you have a buildup of calcium on the heater Empty it and put fresh water in it and add a pinch of salt to the water. try that

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We have a water softener and I think the water has too much salt and therefore, our Vicks vaporizer has too much steam. Any suggestion?


If your softener is working properly, you should never get any salt in your water. The salt is used only to reactivate the ionic media in your softener cartridge, and during the backflush cycle, all that salt is removed, down to PPM (Parts Per Million) levels.
In any case, even if you used salt water in your vaporizer, it would not increase the amount of steam that it produces. Salt water has a higher boiling point than fresh water. You would also notice salt buildup inside the tank as the water level goes down.
The Vicks Vaporizer works by using only heat to produce steam- the hotter it gets, the more steam it makes. The only practical way to get too much steam outside of a malfunction that causes your heating element to get abnormally hot would be if you live at a very high altitude where water boils at a lower temperature.
High humidity in your home will make it appear as if your vaporizer is making too much steam since the surrounding air will be less capable of absorbing it.
A slightly "off topic" note- if you chose the Vicks Vaporizer/humidifier and have children, you have made a wise decision. Because it produces water vapor by heating instead of ultrasonics, contaminants and minerals (such as salt, iron, calcium, etc.) remain in the tank and will not enter the vapor stream.

Mar 25, 2011 | Vicks Warm Steam Vaporizer 1.5 Gallon...

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I bought our Vicks vaporizer and it worked great the first night we used it. We had added a pinch of salt and it steamed all night. Now my husband is sick and we cannot get it to work correctly. We added...


When you say you added apinch of salt I asked my wife and she says that is the measure that she uses. I doubt that you have to much salt but you can flush out your vaporizer with warm water while the unit is running. I would run two or three times for 1-2 hours each then remove element and rinse withe warm water.Also rinse out container and refill with warm water to fill line,make sure you don't overfill as this can cause the spitting. I would add about 1/4 cup of pure vinegar and let unit run. If you have hard water or high mineral content this should help to clean it.
I hope this helps you but if it doesn't I would return it as defective. Thank you

Dec 16, 2010 | Vicks Warm Steam Vaporizer 1.5 Gallon...

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Vaporizer is spitting water


You added too much salt. Clean it out, start over with less salt.

Feb 08, 2010 | Vicks Warm Steam Vaporizer 1.5 Gallon...

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Spitting noises and gushing water


Another alternative to vinegar is to use lemon juice. About 1 cup to a tank of water should do the trick. It smells much better than vinegar and also has the acid content to clean the vaporizer.

Jan 18, 2010 | Vicks Warm Steam Vaporizer 1.5 Gallon...

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My vaporizer is making a spitting sound -


No salt, unless you had 0 steam - to stop water spit, throughly clean the water tank, just as clean as new. It will work like new if the tank is as clean as new! I dont know where the small particles of dirt come from, but trust me, I just went thru this with mine, it's got dirt in it!

Nov 19, 2008 | Vicks Warm Steam Vaporizer 1.5 Gallon...

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Vaporizer That Works?


Have you tried adding salt to the water in the vaporizer? Sometimes the water needs to minerals for the humidifier to work...I add sea salt to mine every time I fill it.

Oct 12, 2008 | Vicks Warm Steam Vaporizer 1.5 Gallon...

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Vicks caporiser is spitting water instead of steam


Clean the unti - and do not add salt. I live in a major hard water city...and was amazed at how much dirt the tank collected. I tried adding salt to to stop the spitting, which did make a lot more steam, but did NOT stop teh water spit. I also noticed, with salt added, water in tank would only last 4-6 hours, not the 18-24 hours it should. I just figured it out, and now mine works great again, and does not spit. I cleaned the water tank throughly, several rinses, then wiped out entire inside. If you want it to work like new, you have to keep your tank as clean as new. I am going to start filtering my water that I put in with a double pantyhose I made simply so there no more dirt ~ a clean tank will fix the problem, it did mine :)

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