Question about Vicks Ultrasonic V5100 Humidifier
Mbethlinn, it sounds like you have more than water deposit issues. Not sure had you tried to clean the unit with vinegar, but if you didn't dilute it (50/50 White Distilled Vinegar and Bottled Distilled Water) and you used your tap water, that wasn't really going to solve the problem. As you tap water has a lot of minerals in it to start with.. I suspect, it's well water and there my be a problem with the water pipes in your home (i.e. Galvanized pipes) . Which over time deteriorate from the inside out and contaminate the water. That's why they haven't been allowed in almost 20 years in new home construction. Or there may be just a short section of Galvanized pipe, somewhere in your water piping system.
In any event, at this point the best solution is to use the mixture I mentioned above and allow it to soak overnight. Then flush it with Bottled Distilled Water. In the future, knowing what you already know about your water supply, you would be better served to always use Bottled Distilled Water in your humidifier, rather than tap water.
Hope this helps to solve your problem.
Posted on May 20, 2011
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