Is PWF2 the same as WF2?

Some filters online are listed as being “PWF2/WF2” but the WF2 is NOT the same size. With some shimmying and wedging, the WF2 will go into the tank and the humidifier can technically function.

How long does Vicks humidifier filter last?

It is recommended that you change your wicking filter every 30-60 days depending on water quality and usage.

Do I need a filter in my Vicks humidifier?

It’s filter-free, so no replacement filters are required, and it can hold up to 2 Vicks VapoPads for additional soothing comfort. With a 1.2 gallon tank, you can enjoy visible cool mist for up to 30 hours, or utilize the auto shut-off.

Can I clean my Vicks humidifier filter?

How do I clean a Vicks Cool Mist humidifier filter? Not every model has a filter, but you will need to clean it weekly if yours does. To clean the filter, remove it and soak it in a 1:1 vinegar-water solution for 20 minutes. Rinse well.

What is a wick filter?

A wick filter (sometimes also called a wicking filter) sits in the base of the humidifier and absorbs water. A fan then blows dry room air through the saturated wick filter, causing the water in the filter to evaporate into the room, thereby adding moisture into the air.

What happens if you don’t change your humidifier filter?

If you do not frequently change the filter or water panel, your whole house humidifier can also end up leaking, which causes damage to the unit. When you change your whole house humidifier filter, always turn off the power to the system. There will be a plastic frame holding the filter in place.

What can I put in my humidifier to disinfect the air?

White vinegar is a safe, natural antibacterial and antimicrobial solution that can sanitize a humidifier and other appliances. Fill your humidifier’s water tank with undiluted white vinegar and let it sit for a half-hour. Rinse out the water tank and let it air dry before you put the humidifier back together.

How do I disinfect my Vicks cool mist humidifier?

Pour a cup or two of undiluted vinegar into the tray and allow it to set undisturbed for 20 to 30 minutes. The vinegar loosens scale deposits water leaves behind. For models V400 and V3900, dampen a cloth or sponge with straight vinegar, then wipe out the inside of the base to remove scale. Rinse with warm water.