20 Most Recent Vicks V150 Humidifier - Page 5 Questions & Answers

You may be over filling the unit. Take the refillable water tank out and with the power removed try to remove all the extra water where the tank goes. check for anything that looks cracked inside the unit the best you can. If the tank is seating properly it should not leak. If it is filled properly it should not leak.

Vicks... | Answered on Apr 03, 2012

add a pinch of table salt before filling.

Vicks... | Answered on Feb 04, 2012

The problem is more than likely due to a calcium and mineral build up in the tank and the tubing.
Hopefully, it's not to late to do something about it. So follow the instructions below,

Unplug the unit.

Remove any remaining water from the tank.

Mix a 50/50 solution of White Distilled Vinegar and Bottled Distilled Water (enough to fill the tank) and pour the solution into the tank. Allow t to sit overnight. In the morning, plug the unit in and turn it ON. If it doesn't start producing steam, turn the unit OFF, unplug it and empty the tank. Mix more solution as described above, pour it in the tank and allow it to set for 3 or more hours. The plug the unit in and turn it ON. Hopefully, this time, it will start to produce steam. If it does allow it to run until the tank is half empty. Turn the unit OFf and empty the remaining solution from the tank. Refill the the tank with Bottled Distilled Water and run the unit until it's empty. That will flush the system.

In the future, I would highly recommend the use of Bottled Distilled Water, rather than using tap water.

If the above didn't solve the problem, it's time to buy a new humidifier and use Bottled Distilled Water in it.

Vicks... | Answered on Jul 19, 2011

It probably has a calcium and mineral deposit buildup, that has clogged the unit. Especially, if you're using well water to fill the tank.

To solve this problem, empty the tank of any water that may still be in it and mix a 50/50 solution of White Vinegar and Bottled Distilled Water. Fill the tank with the solution and let it sit for i hour. Then turn the unit ON and let it run, until it starts producing humidity. Once it does, wait 10 minutes and turn the unit OFF and empty any remaining solution from the tank. Refill the tank with Bottled Distilled Water and run the unit for 10 minutes. This will flush the system of the Vinegar and Water solution. It's best to empty the tank again and refill with Bottled Distilled Water and use the humidifier as you normally would. I would highly recommend using Bottled Distilled Water from now on. This will eliminate any future calcium and mineral buildup and having to flush the unit repeatedly.

Hope this helps you solve the problem. Please let me know.

Vicks... | Answered on Apr 09, 2011

It sounds like the water container wasn't placed on the unit correctly. Need more information as to what type unit you have, before making an informed decision.

Vicks... | Answered on Jan 19, 2011

Please lower down your fan speed accordingly.

Vicks... | Answered on Jan 10, 2011


If you are having problems getting the vaporizer to work, just add salt to the water (seems so crazy simple but it works!). Also, make sure the removable column is tightly fixed inside; give it a few minutes and it should start to blow.

Depending upon your model, start at the above link and read the instructions. Just click "details" under the model in question.

Vicks... | Answered on Dec 04, 2010

One thing you might try is to drain all water out of your unit and rinse. Refill halfway with distilled water and two cups of pure vinegar. Run unit as you would normally without any additives. It won't smell very good but it should help clean mineral sediment. Rinse and see if it helps. Good luck. Thanks

Vicks... | Answered on Nov 24, 2010

If you read the Vicks bottle it says not to heat the product. I'll quote the label:

"Do not heat. Never expose VapoRub to flame, microwave, or place in any container in which you are heating water. Such improper use may cause the mixture to splatter and result in burns."

Keep in mind, all of that in in bold as well.

Vicks... | Answered on Sep 07, 2010

There is a wick filter in that humidifier which needs to be replaced regularly. If it gets dirty or caked with hard water deposits, it will do that. They are available at Wal-Mart and many drug stores.

Vicks... | Answered on Dec 27, 2009

Desiccant dehumidifiers tend to be smaller, lighter and can be quieter than compressor units. ... Whilst a desiccant unit may consume more power on an hourly basis than a compressor unit, they are much more effective at extracting moisture and achieve a better result in a much shorter time.

Humidifiers | Answered on Feb 15, 2020

It's the humidity sensor error or the drain line is blocked.

Humidifiers | Answered on Jan 09, 2020

could be 2 reasons.

1. It's the humidity sensor.
2. blocked drain line.

Humidifiers | Answered on Jan 09, 2020

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