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Pls check the water level and the heating element setting or the heater check if busted. used ommeter.

Posted on Mar 17, 2011

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The most common cause of overflow is when hard water deposits build up and prevent the float from closing. You'll have to open up the unit, make sure there's no water in it, and clean out any mineral deposits.

The problem with these steam producing units is that there is no built in way to remove those deposits automatically. The water comes in, evaporates, and leaves anything else that was suspended in it behind.

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Seriously? In order to get steam you have to "BOIL" water.

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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.

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Why is the water turning black in my humidifier?


If it doesn't have a filter(mold ). Then I seem To remember it might be a mineral deposit Overload on the heating coils, especially If you have to use baking soda to make Steam. Try soaking it overnight with vinegar And water. If you can scrub it, do so. Then Rinse well

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Dec 06, 2009 - found solution: if unit is truely clean, unplug unit then mix about a teaspoon of iodized salt (table salt) to the water. Reconnect unit wait about 1 - 2 minutes, unit will start to make a grinding sound but shortly after steam will produce.

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Why is it that the steam doesn't seem to be working very well.It is a Vicks Humidifier.


use vinegar in water when steam drops then clean out water container. and use a small pinch of salt to let the two prongs in the plastic tube make better contact with each other it will steam very well.

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I would say that the beauty of steam is that it has to get through the 100 degree temperature to leave the aqueous state - i.e. to move from a liquid to a gas.

The benefit of that is that any organizums in the water should be killed as a result of that process. Its possible that it smelt musty or old stagnant water smells but to be honest there is little change of harm to the little ones.

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