Vicks V4500 Filter Free Humidifier

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By: Vicks
Walmart #: 004012991
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  • No filters to replace
  • Cool, visible mist
  • Moistens air for quick relief
  • About this item

    Vicks Filter Free Humidifier includes a scent pad heater so that you can enjoy Vicks Soothing Menthol vapors to increase your comfort- Visible cool mist for the relief of cold and flu symptoms- Whisper quiet operation- Featuring Vicks Vapor Therapy with integrated scent pad heater- Large opening easy clean tank- Adjustable mist intensity- Bonus Protec cartridge- Removable tank with handle for easy filling- 1-Gallon capacity operates 18 to 24 hours per filling- Uses VSP-19 Vicks Scent Pads one sample included- Directions:- Always place Humidifier on a firm flat level surface at least 5'' away from walls and heat sources such as stoves radiators or heaters- Humidifier may not work properly on a non level surface- When moving or lifting the Humidifier make sure you have a secure grip under the Base of unit- When removing the Tank use one hand on the Tank Handle and the other on the bottom of the Tank on the Fill Cap- This will help prevent leakage of water or breakage of the unit itself- Place Humidifier in an area that is out of the reach of children- Before using the Humidifier extend the cord and inspect for any signs of damage- Do not use the product if cord has been damaged- This product has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other) as a safety feature- This plug will fit into a polarized outlet only one way- If the plug does not fit fully into the outlet reverse the plug- If it still does not fit contact a qualified electrician- Humidifier should always be unplugged and emptied when not in operation or while being cleaned- Never tilt or move the Humidifier while it is in operation- Shut off and unplug before moving- Humidifier requires regular cleaning- Refer to and follow cleaning instructions in this manual- Scent Pad Heater Instructions:- Open the lid of the Scent Pad heater tray- Place one scent pad in the tray being careful not to touch scent pad with your hands- If your hands do come in contact with the pad please wash them thoroughly as the menthol vapors can be an irritant- Close lid and turn the unit on- SKU: DHV4500

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    Multi Pack Indicator: No
    Battery Type: Does Not Contain a Battery
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 8.12
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 14.58 x 9.26 x 10.25
    Assembled in Country of Origin: USA or Imported
    Origin of Components: USA or Imported
    Walmart No.: 004012991
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    Customer Reviews | 162 reviews | 2.7 out of 5

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    162 reviews | 2.7 out of 5

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    Best ever!
    2/14/2010

    Customer review by Crystala

    5.0 stars by Crystala

    Within the past couple of months I have gone through several humidifiers only to have to take them back. This one is here to stay. It does not leak. It doesn't get everything wet. It doesn't produce the algae and other nonsense people post about. If you have these problems, reread the instructions. I have now been using mine for over a month. Very little care and maintenance. I use distilled water in mine since I have problems with the tap water. I actually use mine on my 2 level wooden bookcase. I put a shamwow underneath it to make sure my bookcase is protected. Every couple of days I rinse it out and dry it with a shamwow and put it back together. Every other week I do the full weekly maintenance. It has a nice low white noise sound on the lowest setting, which I prefer since I cannot fall asleep in total silence. It has a nightlight but it is a very small full light. I'm actually planning to get another one cause I'm fixing to move my baby into his own room.

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    Crystala
    Texas
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Female
    Age:25 - 34
    Usage:Every day
    Very Happy with this product!
    9/7/2008

    Customer review by rosearose

    5.0 stars by rosearose

    Tried several others that were too loud or did not steam all the time. This product for the money is great! Has a low hum that I could live with(my hearing is so acute). The other two we had were so loud I could not stand it! We have had it for a couple weeks now and are very pleased with it!

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    rosearose
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Female
    Age:55 - 64
    Usage:Every day
    Filter Freedom
    12/3/2009

    Customer review by CompTechieGuy

    5.0 stars by CompTechieGuy

    We bought this humidifier to replace a humidifier that used filters. It was getting expensive to constantly purchase filters when they were in stock so we bought this humidifier and haven't looked back. This humidifier has a humidistat that turns the humidifier on and off at the desired humidity level which saves water and electricity. We have used it for a few weeks and haven't had any problems. If we needed another humidifier I would buy another one of these.

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    CompTechieGuy
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Male
    Age:25 - 34
    Usage:Every day
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    by an anonymous customer 12/3/2008
    • Distilled Water Recommended where Hard Water is present In certain areas, tap water is very hard, containing a higher than normal concentration of various minerals. These minerals can be emitted into the air, possibly causing adverse reactions in people with breathing difficulties. In such cases, use only distilled or demineralized water and clean the humidifier every day. If you have hard water, you may notice white dust forming on furniture near your humidifier. This can easily be wiped off with a damp cloth. To avoid white dust, use distilled or demineralized water.
      by ProcterandGamble1/30/2011
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    • i use tap water
      by tallmommat1/19/2011
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    • I've used city tap water. Since it is chloronated, it probably helps with keeping mold and mildew out too. I would highly recommend NOT using soft water. That has left a crusty salty layer inside every humidifier I ever owned in the past.
      by GreenBayfan11/11/2011
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    • No you don't, but you have to clean it more often if you don't.
      by HumidGirls1/10/2011
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    • No, but it is recommended in hard water areas.
      by danitalv12/11/2010
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    • It might be a good idea to use distilled water. I have very hard water even though I live in town and the humidifier gets lime buildup like you wouldn't believe. I have not found a way to take it all the way apart and clean the fan (which really needs it) so its not working like it did when it was new. I've had it 2 years now and this year I started using a brita filter to filter the water first and it didn' make much difference.
      by jessabe7/12/2010
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    • no
      by rlb16012/15/2009
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    • It doesn't say anywhere on the box that distilled water is required. I just used filtered tap water from my faucet Pur water filter and it seems to be working great.
      by GoRazorbacksGo7/22/2010
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