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My Vicks (V745A) Warm Mist Vaporizer doesn't seem to put out much steam, even on high. I had one of those cheaper Vick's warm steam vaporizers that puts out great steam but broke down after a few days and I refused to buy another one after reading how many people had the same problem (amazon.com reviews). With this one on high and with the door closed it barely makes a difference. I can see steam just not much so I know it's creating steam. Can I add salt to the water to make it steam more or no?

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if you can take it out side and plug it in, put some bleach in it and let it run for a few minutes. then wash it out and run the rest of it out.

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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: 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!

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SOURCE: Water tank broken V745A Vicks Humidifier

I just ordered my replacement tank from kaz.com. Search using the model number and find the tank. I got it for $12....

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Where can i get a new water tank cap for vicks model V745A?


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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.
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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.

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I need to know how to use the warm steam vaporizer i lost the instruccions..


you add vicks petroleum paste/jelly at the top where the air vent is. Add 1-2 tablespoons of salt with tap water in the tank, plug in the unit and warm steam will produce.

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on the box there is a number for questions or comments : 1-800-VAPOR-1-2 ( 1-800-827-6712 ).

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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.

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