Vaporizer Troubleshooting

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A vaporizer comes in handy when you are sick, especially when you have a cold. Vaporizers usually work by putting medication in them and you breathe the vapors of the medication. It can be a pleasant experience to use a vaporizer. But it may not be pleasant when it is not working properly. If you have a vaporizer that is not working properly, there are some ways that you can make the vaporizer return to normal.

Unusual noise

  • Make sure that you do not use too much salt when adding salt to low mineral water. Too much salt will cause the vaporizer to make a crackle, buzz or humming sound.

    To solve the problem of using too much salt, unplug the vaporizer and let it cool. Dump the water out and rinse the unit. When refilling with fresh water, do not add salt.

    Check also to see if the water level is down. A low water level can result in unusual sounds from the vaporizer. If the water level is low, unplug the vaporizer and let it cool down. Then, remove the steam unit and let the hot water drip out. Refill the container with water to the water level marking.

    Clean the unit. Sometimes the vaporizer will make unusual noise if it is unclean.

Performs too quickly

  • Remember if you use too much salt that it could cause the unit to steam too fast. Unplug the vaporizer and let it cool. Dump the water out and rinse the unit. When refilling with fresh water, do not add salt.

    Add half distilled water and half tap water, if you live in an area where the tap water is hard water that has minerals in it. Unplug the unit first and let it cool. Remove the steam unit and let the hot water first drip out, then pour the remaining water out and rinse. Be sure to not add salt.

Performs too slow

  • Check to see if the vaporizer is plugged in if it steams too slow. Check also to see if the night light is on. If the night light is not on, then there could be a blown fuse. Unplug the vaporizer and use another outlet.

    Clean the vaporizer. A slow performing vaporizer may indicate that the unit is not clean.

    You may need to add a pinch or two of salt because the water in your region may have a low mineral content. But before adding salt, unplug the vaporizer and let it cool. Remove the steam unit and let the hot water drip out. Add salt to water and mix it well. Put the steam unit back in place and replug the vaporizer.

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