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How to Remove Hard Water Build-up from a Vicks Mini Cool Mist Ultrasonic VUL520WC

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    • Unplug the humidifier from the wall.

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    • Pour out any remaining water from the water tank into the sink.

    • Pour out any remaining water from the water base into the sink.

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    • Using a measuring cup, fill up the base of the humidifier with 1 cup of distilled white vinegar (250 mL).

    • Leave the solution of vinegar in the base for 30-40 minutes.

    • The vinegar will start making a soft sizzling/bubbling sound which is perfectly fine because it means the solution is doing its work.

    • Keep an eye on the solution as you proceed with the other steps.

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    • Using the same measuring cup, fill up the water tank with 2 cups of distilled white vinegar (500 mL).

    • Seal the water tank shut and give it a good shake for 1-2 minutes so the vinegar can be spread throughout.

    • Once again, if the vinegar makes a soft sizzling/bubbling sound, it is perfectly okay.

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    • Push the nozzle located at the bottom of the water tank so the vinegar slowly filters through it and into the sink.

    • Ensure that the humidifier is facing upward as shown in the third picture so the vinegar can slowly pass through the nozzle.

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    • Using a different measuring cup, fill up the water tank with 2 cups of water (500 mL) to rinse it of any vinegar still left inside.

    • Seal the water tank shut and give it a good shake for 1-2 minutes.

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    • Pour out the water from the water tank into the sink.

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    • Using a small soft brush, scrub the inside of the water tank to remove any hard water residue left inside.

    • This guide uses a tooth brush to scrub the inside of the water tank, but any small soft brush will work.

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    • Pour out the solution of vinegar from the base into the sink after 30-40 minutes has passed.

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    • Using a dry paper towel, wipe off all the hard water residue that is left on the base.

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    • Let the water tank and base air dry for 1 hour.

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    • Add water to the water tank and turn the humidifier on to ensure that mist is being emitted again.

Conclusión

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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