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When I turn on my Vicks vaporizer - when I stop it - it has grit residue in the bottom is it normal? is it coming from the mechanism I put in the water? what is the problem? can I solve this? Or do I have to take the piece apart?

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Howdy, It could be from impurities in the water. If it seems to be mineral, I would not be concerned unless it it appears to be impairing the function of the vaporizer. It is also possibly some form of residue from the manufacturing process. Try a round of distilled water and see if it still leaves grit, this will help you to determine the source. Unless it appears to me organic or plantlike material, I would not worry about it being a health hazard. Farmerbear at FixYa.com

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