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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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.
Posted on Feb 01, 2009
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Even though you change the water every time, if it's like ours you will still need to clean it with vinegar about once a week. I have a container that the insert portion (filter or whatever it's called) will sit in and has just enough room to pour in 4 inches of vinegar. Let it sit for about 10 to 20 minutes and then run water through the part where the mist comes out while holding your hand over the bottom. After a few seconds allow it all to run through. Continue and shake it really good and continue on until it is clear. I was AMAZED at what came out the first time I did this and part of the time I used distilled water. Hope this solves the problem.
Posted on Mar 01, 2009
Sounds like it needs a good cleaning. Use 1/2 c. regular vinegar to 3-4 cups regular water and let soak for a few hours. Remove and tap the steamer to remove caked up sediment. Should be ready to use again. If it's a little slow, add a small pinch of salt.
Posted on Feb 11, 2010
i will like u to go through the manual and check the settings of the humidifier, if no change take place, look 4 a good repairer to fix it up 4 u
Posted on Apr 07, 2010
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