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My V150SG humidifier smells bad

I just bought a Vicks V150SG humidifier. I added the recommended amount of VapoSteam medication (1 T per pint) and a few pinches of salt. It has a burnt plastic odor. Any ideas about what could be wrong?

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  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2009

    tried 2, both smelled like sewage

  • eyeluvaruba Apr 07, 2009

    tried 2, also! Stinks Really Bad! Even called Katz Co. and they told me it should not smell like burning plastic... both units I bought smelled the same. I even ran them in an unused room for several hours to see if smell disappeared, and it did not. My original V150's never smelled bad. I'm going to go search high and low for an older model on store shelves... UGH!!! My child is sick, and my old V150 sprang a leak... I don't need this hassle!!!



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I just bought one as well. It has a terrible odor! I wanted to let it run for a while, but now I think I won't waste my time. Thanks for the posts.

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