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Humidifier Gives Off an Odor

There's a smell coming out of my humidifier. Is this normal or should I have it fixed?

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Odors are common because water stagnates in the tank. 1) Unplug the unit. 2) Empty the reservoir, mop up any damp areas, and clean the tank and evaporator belt with a mixture of one gallon water. Add 2 tablespoons of chlorine bleach to the water for stubborn smells.

Posted on Jan 18, 2006

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