20 Most Recent Vicks Warm Mist V745A 1 Gallon Humidifier Questions & Answers

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... | Answered on Oct 17, 2018

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... | Answered on Feb 01, 2018

try a mix of half vinegar and half water to try and clean the scale out. may want to put it near an open windw

Vicks Warm Mist... | Answered on May 04, 2017

is it possible that you have the mist turned up too high? If the room is very small, the high setting could be providing too much humidity to the room. I'm thinking that the paint crackled as the humidity climbed.

Vicks Warm Mist... | Answered on Aug 04, 2015

The Main reason why it comes on is the water is empty. Beyond that.. try cleaning your machine. Also, I have two of these thing and I have yet to get it to work more than five minutes on high. Low.. it works all day long.

Vicks Warm Mist... | Answered on Feb 10, 2015

It may be clogged with mineral scale. Empty the water that you now have in the tank and refill it with a 50/50 solution of White Vinegar and Bottled Distilled Water. Let it soak for several hours and then turn the unit ON. If it starts working as it should. let it run another 5 minutes, turn it OF and empty the tank. Refill the tank with Bottled Distilled Water and allow it to run at least 45 minutes to flush the system. After that, if you do not detect any vinegar odor, you can continue to use the remaining Distilled water.

If the unit didn't work as it should have after several hours of soaking. Turn the unit OFF and let it soak overnight. If this solved the problem, I would recommend that you continue to use Bottled Distilled Water for normal operation, rather than tap water.

Hope this helped solve the problem

Vicks Warm Mist... | Answered on Dec 26, 2014

I think you can find another one on amazon, take a look: Amazon com v745a tank. I hope this was helpful. Have a nice day

Vicks Warm Mist... | Answered on Dec 16, 2014

This is a POSSIBLE answer: I found the manual at the Vicks site, read through it, but it did not mention replacement parts at all. However, at the very end of the manual was this paragraph, which might serve as a way for you to get what you need. Quoting the manual:

If you have any questions or comments, call the Kaz Consumer Service Department at 1-800-VAPOR-1-2 or, e-mail consumerservice@kaz.com or, write to Kaz, Consumer Service
Department, P.O. Box 544, Hudson, NY 12534, explaining just how the product is operating. Specify model number. Our Consumer Service Representative will advise you how to correct the problem yourself, or will ask you to return the product for repair or replacement.

Vicks Warm Mist... | Answered on Dec 03, 2014

Best option might be to drop an email to the supplier of the humidifier Kaz at consumerrelations@kaz.com

You can download the manual from this site in case it is any help.

Vicks Warm Mist... | Answered on Aug 02, 2014

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