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Vicks Ultrasonic Humidifier, Model V5100N 1 ea

 
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Vicks Ultrasonic Humidifier, Model V5100N, 1 ea
 
3.8

(based on 12 reviews)

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Pros

  • Adjustable settings (4)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Quiet (4)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bedroom (4)
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    so far so good!

    I have a newborn who becomes congested especially when the heat comes up. So far this unit is working out nicely. I have not yet tried all the features - but i look forward...Read complete review

    I have a newborn who becomes congested especially when the heat comes up. So far this unit is working out nicely. I have not yet tried all the features - but i look forward to it. I dont think its loud but i find the white noise soothing and it doesnt seem to bother my daughter.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    A Few Tips For Best Results

    This can work very well with some cautions--it is fairly temperamental. I am on my second unit, and I learned a few helpful hints.

    If it stops working: Like...Read complete review

    This can work very well with some cautions--it is fairly temperamental. I am on my second unit, and I learned a few helpful hints.

    If it stops working: Like some other users, I had this problem. First, the poor design makes it difficult to clean without damaging the water sensor and, per the instructions, any time you accidentally touch parts of the interior, the humidifier might stop working because of oils on your skin (I believe this is what happened). Another reason: if you remove the water tank and the base is practically full, it can't push the water up far enough to make the mist. I don't know why this happens, but if you empty the base and make sure the tank cap is screwed on tight, it might start again. I finally gave up and ditched my first unit, but I liked its maintenance-free properties and mist production so well that I decided to buy another unit. Realizing that I would probably never really follow the maintenance instructions, I decided to use only bottled distilled water in the unit. What a difference. It stays so clean that I clean it far less frequently and have less opportunity to damage it. It's also way easier to clean. Toting bottles of the distilled water up to the 3rd floor of my house is a bummer, but it still beats driving all over creation to find a filter.

    Finally, the noise problem: I bought a thick rubber mat from a home improvement store, the kind that goes under large appliances such as refrigerators. I used a craft knife to cut it to the shape of the humidifier, and it really deadens the noise--two work even better.

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    3.0

    Although these vaporizers ...

    By Anonymous

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    Comments about Vicks Ultrasonic Humidifier, Model V5100N, 1 ea:

    Although these vaporizers work well for increasing humidity, they are very loud on the medium and high settings. The major problem is that blue plastic water tank is very fragile. If you are refilling it in the bathtub and happen to drop it, even from two feet high, it will break.

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    4.0

    Excellent humidifier. ...

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Vicks Ultrasonic Humidifier, Model V5100N, 1 ea:

    Excellent humidifier. Great for families with young children. Hard to find replacement filters, so purchase several when you do!

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