20 Most Recent Vicks V4500 1 Gallon Humidifier Questions & Answers

its minerals in your water. not harmful at all.

Vicks V4500 1... | Answered on Aug 07, 2017

I don't think they want you to open the motor housing as it could cause them problems. This unit was not intended to do the job your asking it to do and you should consider a humidifier for your home or apartment. they can be added by a HVAC man and are not to expensive. I think this would help you with both your problems.

Or put some CLR threw the motor and it will clean it up.

Vicks V4500 1... | Answered on Mar 04, 2012


You can download the operating instruction and the way to dissemble the entire vicks dehumidifier with the pictorial representation from the following link..

It is made from kaz so you download the instruction from the below link


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Vicks V4500 1... | Answered on Nov 20, 2011

The manual should tell you how to clean this product. If you don't have the manual, just do a google search of the brand and model number, put the word "manual" in the search and you likely will find the manual. Or, go straight to the Vicks company website; a lot of times one can find manuals for products directly from the manufacturer. Good luck!

Vicks V4500 1... | Answered on Feb 13, 2011

the white film is just dust particles from the unit. it's also a bit of condensation that is building up. the particles are not harmful. but it's nice to keep it clean after every use. also the film is coming from the vicks. that is normal. so nothing worry about as far as harming the childs air or anything.

Vicks V4500 1... | Answered on Jan 23, 2011

I would say, either the humidity level in the room is hi or the humidifier is defective, In my house the humidity is about 42% to 45% when we use the humidifier, and can drop to 30% or less if we don't, we leave in DC area,
I hope this helps.

Vicks V4500 1... | Answered on Jan 15, 2011

1. Turn switch to the OFF (O) position and unplug the cord from wall outlet. Allow 3 minutes for motor housing to drain remaining water. 2. Remove Tank & Motor Housing and place on a flat surface. Be careful to place Motor Housing upside down to prevent damage to Pick-Up Tube. 3. Empty any remaining water from the Base and Tank. 4. Remove the Protective Cover from the Motor Housing by loosening the 3 screws. The screws are designed to stay with the cover to prevent loss. (Fig 1) 5. Carefully loosen and remove the Pick-Up Tube from the housing by holding the disk and rotating the pickup tube in the direction of the "Off" arrow. (Fig 2) 6. Fill Base with undiluted white vinegar. Place Pick-Up Tube into Base with the vinegar. Let solution stand for 5 minutes. 7. Dampen soft, clean cloth or sponge with undiluted white vinegar and wipe out Base, Protective Cover and clean Pick-Up Tube to remove scale. DO NOT use soap, detergents or abrasive cleaners. 8. Rinse thoroughly in clean warm water to remove scale and vinegar before disinfecting the Base.
If the unit does not operate: • Check that polarized plug is fully inserted into wall outlet. • Check airflow. Are there any obstructions preventing airflow? • The motor contains a temperature-limiting fuse. If the motor overheats, the fuse will trip and shut off the motor. Unplug the unit and contact our Consumer Relations Department. Do not attempt to repair the motor yourself. Doing so will void your warranty. richroth_55.gif
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Vicks V4500 1... | Answered on Dec 18, 2010

there is some cleaning tablets you can use periodically called protec beads ... cleaning can be done using high acid vinegar soak .. then hydrogen peroxide can be used on any mold .. this unit as well as ultrasonic type models will put out calcium dust if your water has calcium added or is hard water .. calcium is often added to water to give it a good taste .. one way to keep the unit clean for a long time is to use only distilled water .. and make sure there is no calcium added .. (read the small print on the container) .. its hard to clean the fan chamber in this unit .. lots of people complain about the dust .. the wick/filter type humidifiers dont put out dust but the calcium does accumulate on the wick/filter .. so you have to change that frequently (6-9 weeks) .. yours doesnt have a wick but still needs cleaned regularly ..

Vicks V4500 1... | Answered on Sep 26, 2010

i know why. clean the small long tubular thing that is sucking the water. put a q tip in there and get the gunk out. thats what you need to do -- try it and let me know if it worked. msoobhawan@gmail.com it worked for me!

Vicks V4500 1... | Answered on Feb 06, 2010

The best thing around your house is bleach, it kills mold dead. Mold needs moisture, food, air so removing any one of those will kill it. I would try cleaning with soap and water with a little bleach every two weeks and see how it goes, they increase or decrease the time between cleanings as determined necessary. Remmeber bleach stains anything it comes in contact so be careful with it.
Good Luck,

Vicks V4500 1... | Answered on Dec 02, 2009

you have to open the lid to the scent pad heater tray. the vicks pads go inside of there. now if you touch them with your hands you need to immediately wash hands after. cause of the fumes will be very strong. then close unit and turn on and it should work properly

Vicks V4500 1... | Answered on Aug 20, 2009

some times on low the mist is not visible... as the output is very low.

Vicks... | Answered on Jan 09, 2020

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