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Vicks WarmMist Operating instructions
Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier
Use and Care Manual
© Relief
from dry
indoor air
© Whisper
Comfort settings
© Nightlight
© Auto
k Manufacturing Quality Healthcare Products for Over 75 Years
Kaz, Incorporated
250 Turnpike Rd.
Southborough, MA. 01772 •
The Vicks® Cool Mist Humidifier is distributed by Kaz, Inc. under
license from The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH 45202.
Vicks is a registered trademark of The Procter & Gamble Company.
©2009, Kaz, Incorporated
Made and printed in China
If you have any
questions about
the operation of your
Vicks Humidifier,
call our toll-free
Consumer Service line
at 1-800-VAPOR-1-2
Model V745A
Manufacturing Quality Healthcare Products for Over 75 Years
Important Safety Instructions
Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier
(Model V745A)
Medicine Cup
Top Tank Handle
Before using the humidifier, extend the cord and inspect for any signs of damage.
Do not use product if cord has been damaged.
Always place humidifier on a firm, flat, level surface. Keep cord away from heated
surfaces and out of the way, where it cannot be stepped on or tripped over.
Do not place the humidifier directly on wood furniture or other surfaces that could be
damaged by water. Protect by placing the humidifier on a non-metallic waterproof surface.
Place humidifier in an area that is out of the reach of children.
Do not operate outdoors; this appliance is intended for indoor use.
Do not remove the Water Tank or Cooling Chamber during operation or within 15
minutes after the humidifier is turned off and unplugged. Serious injury may result.
Do not touch the steam vapor. Steam can cause burns. Do not operate without the
Medicine Cup in place on top the Cooling Chamber.
Do not operate without water. Turn off unit when tank is empty.
Do not add any medications (e.g., do not add Kaz Inhalant or Vicks VapoSteam)
directly into the Heating Chamber or Water Tank. Do not cover, or insert objects into,
any openings on the unit.
Water Tank
Tank Handle
Water Valve
Tank Cap
Do not immerse the base in water or other liquid. Do not pour water in the outlet.
Humidifier should always be unplugged and emptied when not in operation or while
being cleaned. Shut off and unplug humidifier before moving. Do not move or tilt
humidifier while it is operating. Plug and unplug unit with dry hands.
The humidifier should not be left unattended in a closed room since air could become
saturated and leave condensation on walls or furniture. Leave room door partly open.
Do not aim outlet directly at children, walls or furniture.
Heating Chamber
Night Light
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. Do not
attempt to defeat this safety feature.
Caution: To avoid the risk of fire, shock or personal injury, do not use an extension cord.
The humidifier requires regular cleaning. Refer to and follow cleaning instructions.
When moving or lifting the Tank, use one hand on the Top Tank Handle and the other
on the Bottom Tank Handle.
Tray Handle
Removable Tray
Cooling Chanber Interlock
Power Switch
Reset Light
Using Your Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier
Operating Instructions
First Time Use
Read all instructions before using this appliance. With proper care and maintenance,
the humidifier should be able to provide at least 12 hours of operation for each tank.
Unpack and remove all packing material from the Water Tank and Base. Completely unravel
power cord and place unit on a flat, stable surface at least 5 inches away from walls and heat
sources. Do not use product if cord has been damaged. Place cord out of the way where it
cannot be pulled or stepped on. Follow the directions below to fill and operate the Humidifier.
Filling the Water Tank
Always UNPLUG the humidifier before filling.
1. Remove the Water Tank from the Base and turn it upside down. Turn the Tank Cap
counterclockwise to open.
2. Fill the Water Tank with clean, cool, tap water and replace the Tank Cap by firmly turning
clockwise. Turn the tank upright and check Tank Cap for leaks. If any water drips from
Tank Cap, remove it and re-tighten.
3. Carry Water Tank using one hand on the top handle and one on the bottom of the Tank.
4. Be sure the Removable Water Tray and Cooling Chamber are in place and the Cooling
Chamber Interlock is engaged.
5. Replace the Water Tank on the Base by aligning the Tank Cap into the Water Tray.
Do not add any medication or other additives to the water.
Do not pour any water into the outlet.
Do not operate the humidifier without water in the Water Tank or without the Removable
Water Tray, Cooling Chamber and Medicine Cup installed.
After filling the humidifier, be sure the Power Switch is in the OFF position, then plug the
power cord into a 120 volt AC wall outlet. DO NOT PLUG IN THE CORD WITH WET
You can use Kaz Inhalant or Vicks VapoSteam with your Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier.
Remove the Medicine Cup from the unit for easier filling and replace on top of the
Cooling Chamber. Be careful not to overfill the Medicine Cup or spill anything into the
Cooling Chamber.
Turn the Switch to either the Hi or Low position. The Night Light will illuminate and the
heater will start. It may take several minutes before mist will appear at the outlet.
Direct Outlet away from walls and furniture. If condensation forms on walls or windows,
or if indoor relative humidity exceeds 50%, turn the Switch to the low setting, open door
to room where humidifier is operating, or turn unit off.
Turn the humidifier off before removing and refilling the Water Tank.
Reset Procedure
NOTE: When the water tank is empty and the water in the Heating Chamber is almost used
up, the Heater will automatically shut off. The Reset Light will illuminate to indicate that the
humidifier is out of water. The humidifier will not operate until the water tank is refilled and the
humidifier is reset.
1. Turn the Power Switch to the Off position. Unplug the humidifier. Allow the humidifier to
fully cool for at least 15 minutes.
2. Remove and refill the Water Tank as instructed in the "Filling The Water Tank" section
3. After filling the humidifier, plug the power cord into a 120 volt AC wall outlet. DO NOT
4. The Reset Light should now be off. Some models have a Reset Button. Push the Reset
Button on those models to re-engage the heater.
5. Turn the Switch to either the Hi or Low poisition. The Nightlight will illuminate and the
heater will start. It might take several minutes before mist will appear at the outlet.
Care and Cleaning
Humidifiers provide comfort by adding moisture to dry indoor air. For maximized benefit from
your Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier, follow instructions carefully. Please note that this is an
electric appliance and requires careful attention when in use.
Tap water may contain pollutants and minerals (scale) that can deposit on the inner surfaces
of the Humidifier and adhere to the Heater. Such scale can accelerate the growth of
microorganisms and can impair the performance of the Heater.
Daily Maintenance
1. Turn switch to off (0) position and unplug the cord from wall outlet.
2. Be sure the unit has cooled for at least 15 minutes, then lift the Water Tank from Base.
Remove the Tank Cap and drain any water from the Water Tank. Rinse the Water Tank with
lukewarm water after each use. Wipe accessible surfaces of the Water Tank clean with a
soft, damp cloth.
3. Remove the Medicine Cup from the Cooling Chamber. Using the Cooling Chamber
Interlock, release the Cooling Chamber from the Base. Carefully remove the Cooling
Chamber and Removable Water Tray from the base. Wipe the Medicine Cup, Cooling
Chamber and Removable Water Tray clean with a soft, damp cloth.
4. Be sure the heater is completely cool and then wipe the Heater and Heating Chamber
clean with a soft, damp cloth.
5. Do not leave water in the Water Tank or Heating Chamber when unit is not in use as it
may result in the build up of mineral deposits and bacteria that can inhibit the output
efficiency of the humidifier. Please note that if water remains in the Water Tank for more
than a day or two, bacterial growth is possible.
6. Do not immerse the Base in water. For storage, wipe dry with a soft, clean cloth.
7. Replace Removable Water Tray, Cooling Chamber, Medicine Cup then the Tank.
Humidifier is now ready for use.
Weekly Maintenance
Removing Scale
1. Remove the Water Tank and empty any remaining water from the Water Tank
2. Turn switch to the OFF (0) position and unplug the cord from wall outlet.
3. Remove the Medicine Cup from the Cooling Chamber. Using the Cooling Chamber
Interlock, release the Cooling Chamber from the Base. Carefully remove the Cooling
Chamber and Removable Water Tray from the base.
4. Soak the Removable Water Tray in a solution of white vinegar and water for 20 minutes.
Rinse thoroughly and then wipe dry with a soft clean cloth.
5. Fill the Heating Chamber with undiluted white vinegar. Let stand for 20 minutes.
Dampen soft, clean cloth or sponge with undiluted white vinegar and wipe out Heating
Chamber to remove scale. Do not use soap, detergents or abrasive cleaners.
6. Rinse the Heating Chamber using clean warm water, being careful not to submerge the
base in water.
7. The Water Tray, Medicine Cup, and Cooling Chamber are top shelf dishwasher safe.
Disinfecting the Removable Water Tray and Tank
1. Fill tank with 1 teaspoon of household bleach in 1 gallon of water. Let stand twenty (20)
minutes, shaking vigorously every few minutes, drain and rinse with clean water until the
bleach smell is gone. Dry with a clean cloth or paper towel.
2. Wipe the Removable Water Tray with a soft cloth dampened in the bleach and water
solution. Rinse the Removable Water Tray thoroughly before proceeding. The Water Tray
may also be disinfected using the dishwasher on its top shelf.
3. Wipe all exterior surfaces of the Base with a soft, dry cloth. Do not immerse the Base in
water or use water to clean the base. An electric shock may result or the humidifier may
be damaged.
End of Season Maintenance
1. Follow above weekly cleaning procedure at the end of the humidification season, or when
the humidifier will not be used for several days, being sure to dry all parts. Allow the Water
Tank to air dry before storing. Do not store with water inside.
2. Leave Tank Cap partially loosened during storage to prevent Tank Cap and Gasket from
sticking together. This will prolong the life of the gasket.
3. Store in a cool dry location.
If your Humidifier is not working properly, refer to the following:
Possible Cause
• Power Switch is set to "On" • Unit not plugged in
and Power Indicator is off • No power at outlet
• Plug unit in
• Check circuits, fuses, test
• Little or no mist is produced • No water in tank
• Fill Water Tank.
• Unit is not level
• Place on a level surface.
• Mineral deposits on Heater • Clean Heater and Removable
or Removable Water Tray
Water Tray
• Water Tank was washed with • Rinse thoroughly with clean
• Reset Light illuminated
• Water Tank is empty
• Unit not reset after refill
• Refill Water Tank
• Follow Reset Procedure
• Water overflows from
• Tank may be leaking
• Check the Tank for leaks and
replace if necessary
• Tighten Tank Cap
• Tank Cap is not tight
• Condensation forms around • Mist Intensity is set too high • Decrease mist output to low
for room size or pre-existing or open door to the room.
humidifier or windows
humidity level.
NOTE: Failure to keep this unit clean from mineral deposits normally contained in any water
supply will affect the efficiency of operation of this unit. Customer failure to follow these
instructions may void the warranty.
Limited Warranty
This Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier (Model V745A) is warranted against defective material or
workmanship for a period of three years from the date of purchase. Any defective part will be, at
the discretion of Kaz, Incorporated, repaired or replaced at no charge if the appliance has not
been tampered with and has been used according to these printed directions. Retain receipt to
prove warranty. This Warranty gives you specific legal rights as well as other rights that vary from
state to state.
If you experience unsatisfactory operation, first refer to the Trouble-Shooting section herein to
determine if the problem is due to care or cleaning. Follow Care and Cleaning instructions.
If you have any questions or comments, call the Kaz Consumer Relations Department at
1-800-VAPOR-1-2 or, e-mail or, write to Kaz, Consumer Relations
Department, 250 Turnpike Rd, Southborough, MA 01772, explaining just how the product is
operating. Specify model number. Our Consumer Service 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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