Vicks V4500 Filter Free Humidifier

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Vicks V4500 Filter Free Humidifier
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The Vicks Filter Free Humidifer has no expensive filters to replace. It provides cool, visible mist and moistens air for quick relief.

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The Vicks Filter Free Humidifer has no expensive filters to replace. It provides cool, visible mist and moistens air for quick relief.

  • Instant Cool Mist helps relieve cold and flu Symptoms
  • Can be with Vicks Vapors
  • New, MicroMist Technology quickly moistens air for fast relief
  • Cool, visible mist
  • No expensive filters to replace
    • Saves up to $40 a year
  • Protec Antimicrobial Cartridge included
    • continuously cleans and protects humidifiers against bacteria and mold
  • Adjustable humidity control
  • Up to 24 hours of operation per filling
  • Ideal for medium sized rooms
  • 1.0 gal capacity - runs 18-24 hours per filling
  • Uses Vicks Scent Pads - VSP-19
  • 3 year warranty

Specifications

Color: Multicolor
Container Type: Box
Model: V4500
Brand: Vicks
Features: Quiet Operation , 
  • Power Knob
  • Humidistat
  • Large opening - easy clean tank
  • Bonus Protec cartridge
  • Adjustable mist intensity
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 14.58 x 9.26 x 10.25 Inches
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Customer Reviews

Customer Reviews | 166 reviews | 2.7 out of 5

2.5 stars

166 reviews | 2.7 out of 5

2.5 stars

166 reviews | 2.7 out of 5

38%
Would recommend to a friend
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43
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Best ever!
2/14/2010

Customer review by Crystala

5.0 stars 2/14/2010 by Crystala
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
Age:25 - 34
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
not user friendly
9/14/2016

Customer review by barney

1.0 stars 9/14/2016 by barney
by barney

Could not change from F to C; Probe covers don't stand up to use.

barney
canada
Would recommend to a friend? No
Best ever
5/15/2010

Customer review by EZofSA

5.0 stars 5/15/2010 by EZofSA
by EZofSA

I bought this 2 weeks ago and really am glad I did. My wife and I were both experiencing dry stale air. After buying this, I read the directions and also used distilled drinking water in the tank, it made a soothing sound and you could feel the coolness in the room. We turned off the air-conditioner and used the humidifier and ceiling fan to keep us cool and hydrated. We found that we do not snore with the humidifier - that was from day one. My wife experienced a very peaceful and uninterrupted sleep for the first time in weeks. We also do not wake up dehydrated in the middle of the night. I tested it by shooting a laser beam across it and found it was putting out a fine mist. I have not experienced any leaking, white powder or excessive noise. The only drawback I have is that it uses about a gallon of water a day, but there is no dampness in the room. The mist is so fine I have allowed myself to breath it directly and it is very soothing. It has helped me greatly since I had nasal surgery years ago. It's easy to use and I have yet to clean it. My wife and I sleep more soundly because of it. I highly recommend this product.

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EZofSA
San Antonio, TX
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
Won't last a year
2/15/2009

Customer review by Claiforniaengineer

1.0 stars 2/15/2009 by Claiforniaengineer
by Claiforniaengineer

Like several others who wrote similar reviews, bought this one less than 1 year ago and used it constantly. Last night it just stopped. While we have hard water, it was properly maintained and I decided to take it apart (engineer in me). The problem is the humidity rotted the electrical connections inside the motor. Bad construction with inferior materials not designed to last. For just 1 extra dollar, they could have used a sealer for the electrical connections to stop the corrosion. Sadly, it is a piece of junk.

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Claiforniaengineer
Would recommend to a friend? No
Ownership:11 - 12 months
Usage:Every day
not worth it
4/13/2009

Customer review by Edugator

2.0 stars 4/13/2009 by Edugator
by Edugator

I was hooked in by the "filter free" description, but if you have hard water skip this purchase. It's easy enough to clean, but mine gets a lot of build-up in places you can't reach to clean. When I see red algae and can't clean it off, it makes me wonder if what my family is breathing is safe. I've rinsed this daily and cleaned weekly as per instructions. I've tried bottled water too. Product still leaves white dust on furniture. Will continue my search for the perfect humidifier...this one get a thumbs down.

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Edugator
F-L-O-R-I-D-A
Would recommend to a friend? No
Age:35 - 44
Ownership:11 - 12 months
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
Battery Cover at the back is worst
8/14/2016

Customer review by kurt747

1.0 stars 8/14/2016 by kurt747
by kurt747

I am from India and I bought this digital thermometer for my 3-year-old Kid. The temperature reading is very fast and responsive. Only the frustrating thing is the round battery cover at the back which keeps popping out open. I am not able to close it properly and it gets stuck at the corner. Finally, I tried to open with the screwdriver and now it's permanently damaged.

kurt747
India
Would recommend to a friend? No
Very Happy with this product!
9/7/2008

Customer review by rosearose

5.0 stars 9/7/2008 by rosearose
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
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
Filter Freedom
12/3/2009

Customer review by CompTechieGuy

5.0 stars 12/3/2009 by CompTechieGuy
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
Age:25 - 34
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
Not Worth Your $$$$
12/1/2008

Customer review by BellaMadisonsMommy

1.0 stars 12/1/2008 by BellaMadisonsMommy
by BellaMadisonsMommy

I bought this humidifier last year. I followed the care instructions, cleaning it weekly. I brought it out to use it this year and it will not work - it does not turn on at all.

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BellaMadisonsMommy
Salisbury, NC
Would recommend to a friend? No
Age:25 - 34
Ownership:11 - 12 months
Gender:Female
Usage:A few times per month
Good for 1 year
11/11/2008

Customer review by WalmartMom2Boyz

3.0 stars 11/11/2008 by WalmartMom2Boyz
by WalmartMom2Boyz

We loved this humidifier for our son's nursery last year. The Vicks pads really helped when he got his first severe cold! And, we were truly impressed! We did an end-of-the-year thorough cleaning last Spring and put it in storage until last weekend. When we got it assembled and filled up, it took forever for it to start circulating. Then, once it started working, it just spewed mist out even on the lowest setting soaking the towel we had under the humidifier. I was really disappointed to find out that it didn't work as well as it did last year. We followed the cleaning and (dis)assembly directions to a T to make sure we got an extra long life out of it, but it was pointless! So, today, I am going to Walmart to buy a cheapy, easy to clean humidifier so it won't hurt (my wallet) as much next winter when it doesn't work! I would definitely recommend this for short-term use but not anything long-term even with proper care!

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WalmartMom2Boyz
Central VA
Would recommend to a friend? No
Age:25 - 34
Ownership:Longer than one year
Gender:Female
Usage:A few times per year
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by an anonymous customer 12/3/2008
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  • A. 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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  • A. i use tap water
    by tallmommat1/19/2011
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  • A. 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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  • A. No you don't, but you have to clean it more often if you don't.
    by HumidGirls1/10/2011
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  • A. No, but it is recommended in hard water areas.
    by danitalv12/11/2010
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  • A. 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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  • A. no
    by rlb16012/15/2009
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  • A. 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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by an anonymous customer 10/30/2010
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  • A. I have a question. How much are the cartridges and how often do they need to be replaced. Thank you.
    by lnarredondo1/28/2011
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  • A. It does shut off after the level of humidity is reached. You can set the level that you want. The cartridges last about a month.
    by HumidGirls1/10/2011
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  • A. Yes, mine would shut off. I hated it and ended up returning it because it didn't work properly.
    by reviewgirl4812/11/2010
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  • A. No it does not automatically shut off, but when it reaches the disired temp. it will say so on the unit, and the motor and fan will stop blowing.
    by danitalv11/19/2012
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  • A. Yes it can shut off automatically. If you turn down the humidity adjustment knob it will turn off when room reaches the humidity level set. If turned all the way up it won't shut off.
    by sue02212/30/2010
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  • A. No.
    by Torey8381411/6/2010
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Warranty Information: This Vicks FilterFree Humidifier (Models V4500, V4500-CAN) is warranted against defective material or workmanship for a period of three years from purchase date. Any defective part will be repaired or replaced at no charge if it has not been tampered with and appliance has been used according to these printed directions. Warranty does not cover return shipping charges. This warranty gives you specific legal rights as well as other rights which vary from state to state. Manufacturer shall not be liable for any special or consequential damages for breach of any written or implied warranty. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation may not apply to you. If you experience unsatisfactory operation, first check Troubleshooting section to determine if the problem is due to care or cleaning. Follow Care and Cleaning instructions. If Humidifier needs repair or if you have any questions or comments, call the Kaz Consumer Relations Department at 1-800-477-0457 or write to Kaz, Consumer Relations Department, 250 Turnpike Road, Southborough, MA 01772 USA, explaining just how the product is operating. Specify model number. You can also e-mail us at Consumerrelations@kaz.com. Our Consumer Relations Representative will advise you how to correct the problem yourself, or will ask you to return the product for repair or replacement.
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