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Why is it "spitting" water instead of steam ?

The vaporiser is "spitting" out water, instead of a steady steam.now what ?

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If spitting, the resevoir is too full.

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I'm upset. Mine is 2 days old and my son is sick and I don't have time for this stupid thing to be sputtering hot water all over the nursery. I should not have to clean it after ONE USAGE!!! I feel furious about it.

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

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How to stop humidifier from spitting out water


Humidifiers, depending on brand will spit out a little water as that is the Idea to get moisture into the air, but you can try not filing it so full, this one is steam so I would look into owners manual as to how to clean it , you may find that it has collected calcium deposits not allowing it to vaporize the water properly.

Mar 02, 2015 | Vicks Warm Steam Vaporizer 1.5 Gallon...

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My humidifier is spitting water plus steam. Kind of weird. Didnt do before. Level of water is ok, added 1 flat tablespoon of sea salt and 2 tabkespoons of vick oil. What's happening?


More than likely, mineral scale has built up inside the tank and the mist tubing.

To clean it, turn the unit OFF & unplug it. Empty any remaining solution that's in the tank and refill it with a 50/50 solution of White Vinegar and Bottled Distilled Water. Plug the unit in and turn it ON. Allow it to run for 5 minutes, then turn unit OFF and allow it to soak for 30 minutes to and hour.
Then turn the unit back ON. If the water spitting has stopped, run the unit unit is half empty. Turn it OFF, unplug it and empty any of the remaining solution. Refill with Bottled Distilled Water and run it until it's empty. Doing so, will flush out any of the remaining solution and scale.

In the future, it is best to use Bottled Distilled Water, rather than tap water. As the Distilled Water does not contain any harmful minerals or chemicals.

Hope this helped you and thanks for choosing FixYa.

Sep 15, 2011 | Vicks V150SG 1 Gallon Humidifier

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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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Vicks Vaporizer shorting out the house power


could be faulty element or earth leak - as it is new - I strongly advise you to change it at the store you purchased it from.

Jul 21, 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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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 :)

Aug 03, 2008 | Vicks Warm Steam Vaporizer 1.5 Gallon...

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