Vicks Warm Steam Vaporizer
The Vicks® Vaporizer helps temporarily relieve cough and congestion symptoms. It features automatic shut off when empty and a large night light. For additional comfort, the V105SG has a medicine cup that can be used with Vicks Vaposteam or Kaz Inhalant and dual scent pad slots for use with Vicks VapoPads.
- Protective steam guard design
- 1.5 gallon capacity
- 3 year limited warranty
How do I order replacement parts?
You can order replacement parts by contact customer service at 1-800-477-0457 (M-F, 8AM-7PM EST).
How do I know if I have too much humidity in my room?
If there's condensation on the windows, walls, or around the humidifier, then chances are there's too much humidity in the room. Use a hygrometer to help monitor moisure levels.
What happens when my humidifier runs out of water?
This unit will automatically turn off when water levels are too low. Always monitor your humidifier and never leave unattended.
Where do I put the VapoSteam?
The VapoSteam should be put in the medicine cup on top of the unit.
My unit is spitting out hot water and/or making spurting sounds.
In households with hard water, the high mineral content in the water can cause the vaporizer to spit and spurt. Try using the vaporizer with filtered or bottled water.
Why are there black particles in the water after I use the vaporizer?
Electrodes within the vaporizer interact with the minerals in the water causing the water to boil and release warm steam into the air and for minerals to clump. These clumps will settle to the bottom of the tank as small black particles. These particles are normal and should be rinsed out when the tank is refilled.
The light on my vaporizer is on but there's no steam.
If the unit is not producing steam, try adding a pinch of salt to the water tank to increase the mineral level.
Where can I recycle this product?
For responsible recycling, please visit 1800Recycling.com
My humidifier has water, but no mist is being produced?
If your vaporizer previously produced steam, but now you are experiencing less output, we recommend cleaning the unit. It is advised to perform this cleaning once a week. If your vaporizer has been thoroughly cleaned and is still not producing steam, your water may require more minerals. These units require water with minerals in it in order to function properly.
- If you have filtered water or are using distilled water, this can prevent the unit from steaming.
- If you are using distilled water, please switch to tap water and try again.
- If you are using tap water and this does not work, we recommend adding one or two pinches of salt (1/8 tsp). Wait ten minutes for the salt to have an effect, and if it is still not generating steam, or is only generating a little steam, then add a pinch or two more as needed, up to 1/2 tsp.
Why is my vaporizer over steaming and spitting water?
These units require water with minerals in it in order to function. If there are too many minerals in your water the unit can over-steam and run unusually hot. This can be caused by a buildup in the unit over time, or by having too many minerals in the water you’re using. We recommend that you unplug your unit, let it cool, and empty all the water. Clean the unit following the normal cleaning instructions from the Owner’s Manual, then add water and plug it back in. Do not add any salt. Wait ten minutes and if the unit is still over-steaming then there are too many minerals in your water. Using a mixture of distilled or filtered water will solve this issue.
Why are there black particles in my vaporizer?
The black particles that you see in your vaporizer are normal. These particles are the left-over minerals from your water. The reason the minerals turn black is because they have passed through the electrodes and vaporized. If the unit is maintained on a daily and weekly basis, you should not experience any problems with its performance.