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Sunbeam Warm Mist Humidifier, Medium-Size

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Sunbeam Warm Mist Humidifier, Medium-Size

The Sunbeam SWM5250-UM Humidifier is specially designed for medium-size to produce a soothing, warm mist. It operates without the need for a filter and runs up to 24 hours per tank filling. When the tank empties, the humidifier shuts off automatically. This filter-free humidifier lets you to set your desired comfort level with its adjustable humidistat. You can easily carry the Sunbeam warm mist humidifier and place it anywhere you wish to increase humidity.
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Questions & Answers for Sunbeam Sunbeam Warm Mist Humidifier, Medium-Size

Question

How does this work?

Sunbeam Warm Mist Humidifier, Medium-Size.

How does this humidfier work? Does it have a wall plug-in, or is it run by batteries. This question was not addressed in the description.
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Sunbeam Warm Mist Humidifier, Medium-Size
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
wall plug
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
rx7buffalo
 - buffalo, ny
answer 2
plugs in the wall
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
ksizzle
 - Pineville, NC
answer 3
Wall plug-in.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
Kincurd
 - Colorado
answer 4
This product has a wall plug-in
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
helpfulshoping
answer 5
it plugs into the regular wall socket
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
africanviolet
 - md
Question

is this unit electrical?

I see in the description about battery, however it does not indicate if electric can also be used. Please advise. thank you
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
By
thumper1ring
on Sunbeam Warm Mist Humidifier, Medium-Size
4 answers
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answer 1
yes
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
michelleadrianna
 - wellsburg wv
answer 2
plug in, 120v. NO battery
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
vnevets
 - nebraska
answer 3
this is a plug-in unit -- no battery involved. you got bad info.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
fredhumed
 - SLC Utah
answer 4
no battery required..must use electric plugs into wall
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
rx7buffalo
 - buffalo, ny
Question

Medicine Tray

Does anyone know where to put the medicine on this unit? I was told it is the small indent on the top. The only spot I can find doesn't hold 15ml. Is this correct?
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
By
MykIam
on Sunbeam Warm Mist Humidifier, Medium-Size
3 answers
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answer 1
It is that little indent on the top. It's just big enough for a smidgey bit of liquid for vaporizing, like an essential oil or the Vicks liquid.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
ksizzle
 - Pineville, NC
answer 2
I just called sunbeam because I was wondering the same thing...they said add it to the water in the tank. Hope this helps!
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
cmolson
answer 3
I wondered the same thing as we were attempting to add Vics tonight to ours. On our 1st machine I figured it meant in where the mist comes out. Some went in, most came out the vent in the back. Wrong choice I guess. Came back down to look at direction ANOTHER time and went to add it to the 2nd one. I put it in that tiny compartment..about a drop! I assume as the warm mist comes out it puts the Vics in the air. Doesn't seem like it will do anything. Especially according the the directions on the bottle of Vics. I know the machine directions say not too but I am wondering if you can add the Vics right to the water like the Vics directions read??
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
cashton2000
Question

What's the best way to clean the heating element?

Leaflet says to wipe the heating element with a clean cloth, but that doesn't seem to get all the crud off. Is there anything else I can do to get it clean? Thanks,
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
By
vandal67
on Sunbeam Warm Mist Humidifier, Medium-Size
3 answers
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answer 1
nope same problem..call sunbeam directly explain problem and they will replace for free..the only other option is to use distilled water to prevent build up..but that can get exspensive
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
rx7buffalo
 - buffalo, ny
answer 2
Yep, a small amount of vinegar and warm water let it soak for a couple of hours, and wipe clean.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Carole07
 - Mo
answer 3
We use a scrubby pad (NOT a steel wool pad) typically used for scrubbing pots and pans and it works great. Has enough of a mild grit to remove more scale. I don't think it ever gets completely cleaned off, but we do the best we can.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
ksizzle
 - Pineville, NC
Question

How to add water?

Maybe im looking at it wrong, but I have no idea how to add the water? Pour it directly in the base? I just poured water in the tank and turned the humidifier upside down to reapply it. I know this cant be the correct way!
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
By
kdub901
on Sunbeam Warm Mist Humidifier, Medium-Size
3 answers
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answer 1
put water in tank..put top on then flip upside down and place in base
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
rx7buffalo
 - buffalo, ny
answer 2
You take the tank off and the cap is underneath. in the cap is an interesting little plug with a spring on it. you fill the tank, replace the cap - and the plug doesn't leak. You'll notice that the way the tank goes on the rest of he uni is very specific. If you look at the spo wherthe cap goes, you'll see a litle finger of plastic sticking up. Is is designed to push up on the plug that is in the cap. This opens the little hole and allows the water to flow out.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
Menmike
answer 3
Take humidifier off the base...Turn humidifier upside down...twist off cap...fill with water....twist cap back on....turn right side up and rest back on the base
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
DandCA
 - Penfield, NY
Question

What is the tanks capacity?

asked 3 years, 9 months ago
By
ktrinity33
on Sunbeam Warm Mist Humidifier, Medium-Size
3 answers
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answer 1
.67 gallon
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
rx7buffalo
 - buffalo, ny
answer 2
It holds just under a gallon.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
Kincurd
 - Colorado
answer 3
0.9gallons
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
helpfulshoping
Question

Does this humidifier use a filter or is it filter-free?

How do you clean this humidifier?
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Sunbeam Warm Mist Humidifier, Medium-Size
3 answers
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answer 1
Filter-free (thank GOD!). Every part of it is cleanable, too. The tank opening is wide enough for a smaller hand (like a lady's, not so much a dude's) or at least a bottle cleaning brush to get into. It separates completely from the base (where water drains from the tank into a small pool to be heated), and the water pool will need to be dumped out and wiped once a day to remove scale. The actual heating element drops down from the rest of the machinery housing so that it can also be cleaned; just has to be wiped off to remove scale so it can effectively heat the water to produce mist. All of this takes me less than five minutes, including refilling the tank for the next use, and it is fairly easy. The manual suggests putting the base directly in the top rack of the dishwasher daily, but we don't run ours that often and I find maybe doing that weekly doesn't hurt, but a damp cloth is fine in the meantime.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
ksizzle
 - Pineville, NC
answer 2
It is filter-free. Per the directions it needs to be cleaned EVERY day. They stress that multiple times in the pamphlet. It was a pain to clean. You have to take off the water tank, then the other piece comes apart into 2 pieces. The heating element and inside of the piece that holds the motor needed to be cleaned as well as the base. The directions said the base was top-rack dishwasher safe but I think most people run their dishwashers at night.... which is when I needed the humidifier the most. So, I ended up washing it by hand, which was almost impossible by itself.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
suz301
 - Cali
answer 3
It is filter free I use a Natural cleaner & rinse after.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
ThriftyShopper26
 - NJ
Question

what is the diffrence between a humidifier and a vaporizer which one is best during winter when central heat is running ?

i want to buy one since i have an infant child who is getting very congested at night when we run the central heating system.please advice
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
By
maisha
on Sunbeam Warm Mist Humidifier, Medium-Size
2 answers
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answer 1
do not buy worst one on market stick witha vicks warm mist...make sure u use distilled water...i have an infant went with the larger vicks unit germ free with ultra violet light to kill germs was like 80.00 on walmart.com worth the money after i spent 100s of dollars on cheap 20-25.00 dollar ones they kept breaking or just stopped working after 6 weeks or so..spend they extra money ann buy warranty plan for 6.00
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
rx7buffalo
 - buffalo, ny
answer 2
Both are Humidifiers in that they add moisture to the air. Some are "cool mist" humidifiers. They use a small fan and a filter to evaporate the water into the air. You need to keep changing the filter and they run the risk of bacteral contamination - they sell additives. A steam humidifier (or vaporizor) uses a heatnig element to vaporize the water just like boiling it on the stove. (a large pot with some cinnamon tea on the stove will fill your house with nice smelling humidity) It has less chance of contamination because the process of turning water to steam kills bacteria. Down side - it's hot and you don't want it in an area where your babe can get at it. Also if you have limescale in your water, it will build up on the heating element. (sunbeam works best for me) They now have sonic humidifiers too. These have a small metal plate that vibrates (or something) and sends the tiny water droplets into the air.
Of all of them, I like the heated ones. The cool mist ones just don't give me the warm, misty satisfaction of knowing it's working. I leave one on in my son's room all winter long!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
Menmike
Question

does this product require any kind of upkeep, other than cleaning? I know it does not require filters but is there anything else?

asked 3 years, 8 months ago
By
kstew10
 - Randolph Co, NC
on Sunbeam Warm Mist Humidifier, Medium-Size
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
clean & remove hard water scale; bleach every once in a while to avoid scundge. same as every humidifier.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
fredhumed
 - SLC Utah
answer 2
No. You can use plain water, but adding a teaspoon of baking soda makes it run quietly (otherwise, there is gurgling noise). Optionally also add the humidifier liquid treatment.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
Kincurd
 - Colorado
Question

I have s Sunbeam humifier SWM 2422. The change light and empty tank light remain on. Unit will not turn on. How do you fix?

asked 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Odeoradhain
on Sunbeam Warm Mist Humidifier, Medium-Size
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
call sunbeam directly and they will replace ur unit for free with a better unit. you will pay nothing
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
rx7buffalo
 - buffalo, ny
answer 2
I have the same problem after 2 years of use .I took it all apart and cleaned around the wires that go to the heating element and it worked for 1 more tank full but then it did it again. I guess for the price its only good for a couple of years.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
RAIDER19
 - MAINE
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