Vicks Humidifiers - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support
Reset light comes on, unit stops operating when tank is full
I was up all night with this since I just purchased it yesterday and I wanted to be certain that there wasn't some simple alternative to returning the humidifier since the reset light keeps going on immediately after I turn the unit on AND I've already followed all the directions to the T. Believe me - I was ready to return it cause ain't no 38.99 worth me doing all this tinkering and trying to figure out why they couldn't make the unit correctly cause apparently A-LOT of people have this problem. If it wasn't for my three children being so ill including myself getting sicker going out to purchase the humidifier and I was trying to avoid going back out to further compound my illness----I WOULD have just returned it. MAYBE I still will return it. ANYWAY, here's the deal: the water in the tank SHOULD flow into the boiling chamber where of course steam rises from there; however, the WATER VALVE in the CAP to the water tank does not allow any water to flow into the boiling chamber because it is so tight. The reset light goes on as if there was no water in the tank because of course, the heater is on, but no water is getting boiled because the water can't get in. There are a few things you can do. First: the water valve is a little stick and a spring within a piece of rubber that can be slipped out of the cap (this is what I chose to do). Now the water flows easily and even with the unit set to high, there is no problem. It just works. Second: You could remove ONLY the stick and spring from the water valve's rubber piece. This would work if the hole in the rubber piece happens to allow steady water flow (mine wouldn't). Third: you could probably do some cutting til you were satisfied with the results.
Vicks Warm Mist...
on Sep 22, 2020
Humidifier won't turn on
Not much. You can check to see if your house fuse has blown to your outlet which you plug the device into. You can try cleaning the element with vinegar, allowing it to break off any white residue. You can't reset it if you have an inactive reset light. If it happened to be under warranty, now would be a good time to make use of that. These units seem to require daily cleaning. Whether or not that is a factor in it being inoperative, I can't say. I am including a link to its user manual but a quick look at the troubleshooting in the guide is not particularly helpful in this instance. There is a way to somewhat disassemble it to get gunk out but I cannot say that is at the root of the problem.
Vicks V745A Use And Care Manual Troubleshooting Limited Warranty
Vicks Warm Mist...
on Oct 17, 2018
MY v5100 humidifier keeps reverting
First off, you should not have lime buildup if you used distilled water and NOT TAP Water. If some build up occurs, cleaning should be done using VINEGAR solution. Check the float valve and gaskets. Replace any filters. Clean nozzles or exit ports where mist is spewing from.
These units are low cost devices and repairing them is not economical.
on Feb 07, 2018
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!
Vicks Warm Steam...
on Jan 07, 2018
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