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ReliOn Cool Mist Humidifier

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ReliOn Cool Mist Humidifier

The ReliOn Cool Mist Humidifier helps provide relief from sinus difficulties, allergies, common cold symptoms and asthma. The cool mist humidifier creates moist air and enables the user to breathe healthier air. Place this breathing humidifier on a flat surface and away from any source of heat. It should be at least six inches away from the wall to ensure proper air circulation. The humidifier has two settings high and low.
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Questions & Answers for Relion ReliOn Cool Mist Humidifier

Question

Where can I buy replacement filters for the ReliOn cool mist humidifier?

asked 4 years, 5 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - United States
on ReliOn Cool Mist Humidifier
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Walmart carries filters for this unit, about $4.25.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
BayViewGuy
 - Portsmouth, RI
answer 2
Walmart caries two-pack sets for my unit for under $10. You can find them online as well.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
Apersonor2
 - Texas
answer 3
Walmart has them. Online and at the store. They are about $4 for one.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
sgregg
 - MS
answer 4
WalMart. But it's such a poor quality humidifier, just get rid of it. Oh and the filters grow mold, just so you know.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
kimdec
 - Florida
answer 5
They should have them at walmart.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
kerryg77
answer 6
Walmart, Target, Walgreens, etc.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
namesalreadytaken1234
 - DFW TX
answer 7
wal mart for around $5.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
tnt22
 - Pikeville, KY
answer 8
You're kidding right? Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart sells them for under five bucks each. I do admit that they have trouble keeping this filter in stock so when you find it there, buy a couple, not just one. You can try ordering them online but the ones online arent an exact match and dont last as long. you can also make a "permanent" filter by buying the ocala brand utility sponge from wal mart which is the same size as this filter. the humidifier will work, but keep in mind that doing this will not actually filter your water.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
BlueBuster
 - Atlanta, GA
answer 9
They are in the same spot as the product in Walmart
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
colemac
 - sc
answer 10
WALMART
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
LPELTIER06
answer 11
Walmart
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
needitnow29
 - Winston Salem, NC
Question

how does it clean

does it have a fliter
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on ReliOn Cool Mist Humidifier
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes it has a filter
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
kelly1986
 - waterloo sc
answer 2
Yes, it has a filter.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
sgregg
 - MS
answer 3
do not buy Relion's humidifier. It is very poor quality! The filters have to be replaced nearly every single use or they will grow mold. Never use a brownish/pink colored filter!
Go with Vicks--such a better quality!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
kimdec
 - Florida
answer 4
the filters are available at walmart
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
kerryg77
answer 5
Yes, it has a filter. They cost around five dollars to replace.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
tphil6565
 - Siler City, NC
answer 6
Yes, it has a filter. They are about $4/ea, and obsolete. Try a filterless design if you can afford the higher model.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
namesalreadytaken1234
 - DFW TX
answer 7
Yes. It uses a wick filter to filter minerals and to help dissperse the water vapor.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
tnt22
 - Pikeville, KY
Question

Would there be any harm if I use this without the filter? Would it still do what its supposed to without one?

asked 2 years, 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Philadelphia
on ReliOn Cool Mist Humidifier
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, it would not. The filter is what draws the water up into the air flow.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
06943
answer 2
No harm- it'd just leak even more.
answered 2 years ago
By
jas84047
 - SLC, Utah
answer 3
It doesnt do what its supposed to do WITH a filter so I really dont think it matters.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
SoftD
 - MN Prairie
answer 4
I'm sure Minerals in the water would build up in the unit and it would smell like stagnant water and be unhealthy and tuff to keep clean.Short term while you shop for a new filter wouldn't be a problem. long term you are looking for an unhealthy mess
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
clunk
 - Northeast
answer 5
No harm but will not humidify that air passing through the machine.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
averageprosumer
answer 6
Yeah sure. If you don't want it to work. It works on a simple syphoning technique. The filter acts as the tank of fuel, If you have nothing to start the flow of moisture in the air, than u push air into air.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
deveras
answer 7
It does REQUIRE a filter. Otherwise it won't work. It uses the filter to wick the water up from the tray, and it then blows the air through the filter. Don't waste your money on this. Spend a little more and get the Vicks $40 filter free humidifier. It doesn't need a filter and is easy to maintain. Just empty it out every day and you're good. The filters only last a week or so before they get all gross looking. I tried using a sponge as a filter, but it did not work like others are saying.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
yeppers1979
 - colorado
Question

can i get a new filter to a relion humidifire the one for 25.00 dollars

asked 4 years, 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on ReliOn Cool Mist Humidifier
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Walmart carries the filter you need, about $4.25.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
BayViewGuy
 - Portsmouth, RI
answer 2
Walmart carries two-pack sets for under $10 for my unit. They are online at various sites as well.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
Apersonor2
 - Texas
answer 3
Yes the have them at wal mart for around $5.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
tnt22
 - Pikeville, KY
answer 4
go to wal mart and buy them. They do sell them I promise they just have a hard time keeping them in stock.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
BlueBuster
 - Atlanta, GA
answer 5
$4.00 at Walmart; Kaz filter
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
needitnow29
 - Winston Salem, NC
answer 6
You can get it at Walmart.... But good luck... My store has been sold out all season.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
Two0401
answer 7
They sell them at our local store. So yes.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
busyworkingmominal
 - Susan Moore, AL
Question

how do i turn the it on?

I know how the fan works...but what about the actual humidifying part?
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
on ReliOn Cool Mist Humidifier
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
the fan is blowing the humidity into the air. if the fan is on then the humidity is on too. you can test it by putting it in a small room, turning it on and coming back in an hour or two to see if the room is humid.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
nawkvillemom
answer 2
The fan draws air through the back of the humidifier through the filter which is wet from the water. The air is forced out of the front of the unit and into the room. You will know it is working because you will see the water level drop during use (a few days). The water level will drop slower or faster based on how dry the air is in the room. Forced hot air and electric heat tend to be drier than baseboard hot water heat. I have electric heat, this unit really helps.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
BayViewGuy
 - Portsmouth, RI
answer 3
The humidifier works by passing air through a wet filter, there is no adjusting of the humidifier other than the two position fan setting. The higher setting humidifies more, but I find the lower setting fine and the higher setting too noisy.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
Apersonor2
 - Texas
answer 4
when the fan comes on it's beind drawn through the filter and then put in the air by the fan. Bot don't worry it's not going to make anything wet.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
tnt22
 - Pikeville, KY
answer 5
There are only 3 settings. Off/On/High. The two on settings activate the fan, which evaporates the water. If the fan is on, it is producing vapor, unless tank is empty.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
namesalreadytaken1234
 - DFW TX
answer 6
the fan in essence is the humidifier. its called a "cool mist" humidifier because of this reason. the water tank drops the3 water into a pool where the filter removes any mold spores and other debris from the water. the filter also acts to vaporize the water (which is why the water doesnt empty without a filter in the tray, beleive me i tried it) then the carousel fan blasts the moistened humid air out (without heating it) which will raise the humidity in the air as much as 40%. if you want rainforest levels of hgumidity then you will need either a warm mist humidifier (these are the more old fashioned kind you had to keep towels on the floor with) or the newer sonic mist humidifiers (which blast the water into vapor through sonic vibration)
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
BlueBuster
 - Atlanta, GA
Question

what is the best way to clean this product and how often

We use this humidifier every night for my son. i was told to run a cycle with a cap full of bleach once a week. (obviously when he isnt home)
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on ReliOn Cool Mist Humidifier
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I recommend using Vinegar. Otherwise the bleach might discolor your carpet or furniture. It's also harmless to breath in. I use a tablespoon a week. It makes the filters last a little longer and not look as gross.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
yeppers1979
 - colorado
answer 2
white distilled vinegar is safer and equally effective.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
MamaRauch
answer 3
I clean the filter by soaking it in the sing with a drizzle of bleach, then rinse well. I cling the inside of the unit (where the water rests) with a cloth.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
Apersonor2
 - Texas
answer 4
DO NOT run this with bleach in the water tank. Empty the tank once a week. Put about 1/4 cup bleach in tank, add about 2 cups hot water and a small rag. Close the lid and shake the rag around from side to side to clean the inside. Empty and rinse with HOT water. Use your finger to push the valve in the bottom open to allow some of the water to run out also. Rinse with hot water, replace the filter, fill with cool water and ready to use again. The bleach will soften the gaskets and ruin the inside of machine and gasket if it is used during operation of machine. Use just clear water when running machine.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
wildcat1338
 - Virginia
answer 5
Best to clean with white vinegar. No need to change filter before recommended time stated on instructions. That is, unless you have smokers in the house.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
tphil6565
 - Siler City, NC
answer 6
I typically do it with every filter change, except i use two capfulls just to be sure. I also spray some bleach water into the fan vents in the front as well.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
BlueBuster
 - Atlanta, GA
Question

does this have a filter

asked 3 years, 3 months ago
By
wicked44
 - antioch-il
on ReliOn Cool Mist Humidifier
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes it comes with one but the instructions say that it has eventually be changed.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
MsNikiW82
answer 2
Yes it does have a filter. It's like a sponge and it will have to be changed periodically. If you buy the filter at Walmart, it's around $4. and some cents.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
SJE84
 - Beecher, IL
answer 3
Yes, it has a replaceable filter.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
Angelsara007
 - Encinitas, CA
answer 4
yes it does require a filter, they are inexpensive and easily replaced
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
MamaRauch
answer 5
Yeah it has a filter, you can buy the replacements for about $4 a piece. They should be changed every 30 days
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
Jbadger
 - Madison, WI
answer 6
Yes...it comes with a filter. Be warned though that the cavity where the filter sits holds quite a bit of water...thereby leading to easy messes.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
MammaE23
 - Madison, WI
Question

what color is the light, green or orange?

I tought i saw it green when i first turned it on and now its orange. I have looked in the book but dont find anything about the light.
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
By
lovedoveangle
 - new york
on ReliOn Cool Mist Humidifier
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
The light on mine is orange (Actually yellowish orange.)
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
06943
answer 2
the one i had was always orange
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
AliciaJean86
answer 3
The light on mine is orange
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
kelly1986
 - waterloo sc
answer 4
Orange
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
cftup2
 - Dallas, TX
answer 5
Mine has always been orange. It's also really bright, which was annoying enough that I had to put tape on it.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
yeppers1979
 - colorado
answer 6
Mine is orange.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
JLynnVR
 - Kansas
Question

My Relion runs and turns on but doesn't use any water out of the chamber. Why is this? I have replaced the filter and still having the same problem.

asked 2 years, 10 months ago
By
bentleesmom
on ReliOn Cool Mist Humidifier
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Late answer, but I would guess that water is not getting released into the tray. Did you fill the tray with water when you placed the unit in service? You should also wet the filter before putting it into the tray. Be sure the water tub is seated securely and properly into its setting.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
06943
answer 2
Just guessing the check valve is stuck from Minerals in you water supply. You might clean it with a little CLR. to remove Mineral build up. Check directions on CLR bottle to make sure it's safe for use with the plastic bowl on unit. Or try a little warm water and push in and out on the check valve to free it up.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
clunk
 - Northeast
answer 3
Make sure you have that little cup thingy down in the bottom. Not sure what it was called in the book. We used it without it at first and figured out thats what we were doing wrong.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
montice
 - Savannah, GA
answer 4
Did u make sure to wet not saturate the filter. works on syphoning technique. If u syphon water in or out of fish tank. u need water to start the syphon.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
deveras
answer 5
Not sure why , but I have the same problem in my opinion it is garbage didnt help my son at all
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
Charlee28
answer 6
Make sure that you primed the new filter.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
Tconley1
 - Shepherdstown, WV
Question

My daughter bought this product. She came to visit me from another state and thinks she might have left it on.

She will not be returning to her home for a least 3 weeks. Will it be OK for it to run without water in it till she returns? It is one of the cool mist.
Thank you
Jackye
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on ReliOn Cool Mist Humidifier
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
It will be fine to leave running without water. It will be like leaving a small fan on.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
Apersonor2
 - Texas
answer 2
no, the motor will overheat and die. But also the unit of of very poor quality and will either die soon anyway or leak water everywhere.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
kimdec
 - Florida
answer 3
it will run without water, don't know that i would want it to but i don't think it will hurt it --- filter will be garbage though, all dried out!
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
Jeffersonshopper
 - Jefferson, NY
answer 4
Sure. It is just a fan which draws air over a pool of water. The air filter will dry up and maybe crumble, and the tank will be empty. The fan should run just fine unless the motor dies, in which case it would probably just stop and do nothing, and worst case your breaker would trip if it shorted.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
namesalreadytaken1234
 - DFW TX
answer 5
I would recommend unplugging the unit. Some units automatically shut off once they are out of water, you would need to check the owners manual for this information.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
JeffnHeather
 - Presque Isle, ME
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