I have the element a2 its my second one and no steam is coming out
The most likely cause of a humidifier not steaming is improper or insufficient cleaning. There are two main types of humidifiers. warm mist humidifyiers enerate steam by passing the water over a heating element, causing it to turn to steam. Cool mist humidifiers work in two different ways. Some that use a fan to blow air over a wick saturated with water are called evaporative humidifiers. Ultrasonic humidifiers use a high-frequency vibration technology to turn water into microscopic droplets that are then released into the air. Both warm and cool misting humidifiers have their pros and cons. the point for now is, you need to know which type of humidifier you have before you can fix the problem.
In any case, the first two steps in how to fix a humidifier that isn't working are always the same. First, unplug the unit from the wall socket. Water and electricity are a notoriously bad combination, and trying to do anything inside the shell of your humidifier before unplugging it is just begging for a trip to the emergency room, or worse. The second step is to drain the humidifier's water reservoir. Cleaning up a puddle of water is an unnecessary complication.
If the problem involves a warm mist humidifier not steaming, the cause is most likely a build-up of mineral deposits on the heating elements. These elements are responsible for turning the water to steam. But tap water contains varying levels of minerals and other impurities. As the water comes in contact with the heating elements, it evaporates but the minerals don't. Over time, they build a crusty, black or dark brown coating on the elements and effectively create an insulating layer over them. At this point, not enough of the heat generated by the elements can pass through the crust to turn the water to steam. The remedy to getting the machine working again is to carefully chip off this mineral crust, once again exposing the metal heating element.
The humidifier probably came with a special wrench or screwdriver that you, no doubt, threw in that "junk drawer" near the kitchen door. Now is the time to rummage through the drawer, and congratulate yourself for being forward-thinking when you decided to file the little tool away so, um, carefully. What? Can't you find it? Then you may have to make a trip to the local hardware or electronics store to find a replacement.
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on Sep 25, 2019