Vicks Cool Mist Impeller Humidifier Product Reviews
Model Number: V400-2
Dimensions: 25.25 x 0 x 24.50 in
Warranty: 2 Year Limited
Sale Price: $24.99
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good not great
I had a series 1 humidifier and it finally died. That is why I bought two series 2.
They don't put out as much vapor as the series 1 but they do the job.
Old unit compared to new one
I have a 1991 V400 that works really well. The new V400-2 puts out less than half the mist that my old unit produces. I'm very disappointed as I was expecting the it to work as well as my old one. After using the new one 2 hours it began to make a lot of noise. I recognized the sound of dry bearings, so I took the unit apart and oiled the top and bottom bearing. Just it time before it scored the armature shaft where it rotates in the bronze bearings. It now runs very quite. Guess I will have to live with the low output. The pickup tube does not have the spiral ridges like my old unit. A real poor design change for sure. If you want a high output mist, don't buy this unit.
Good so far
With my wood burning fire I was getting headaches. Soon after setting up my new humidifier the headaches ceased. I hope the cleaning care is not as cumbersome as the instructions say it is.
second one tryingOK so I am about to plug this device up the first one I had I lobe but it broke so suddenly. Here goes nothing
Kaz Vicks Cool Mist Humidifier is just ok.
The Kaz Vicks Cool Mist Humidifier is ok. This unit does help balance low humidity in the winter months. However, it is not nearly as effective as the Warm Steam Humidifier. Unlike the Warm Steam unit, this cool mist unit generates white dust on flat surfaces & makes noise. For this reason, I don't use it in bedrooms at night. I already owned the Warm Steam Humidifier .... when I decided we needed another humidifier, I decided to try the Cool Mist. I should have just purchased another Warm Steam Humidifier.
easy to fill and clean
I REALY LIKE THE COOL MIST HUMIDIFIER IT WAS EASY TO SET UP AND VERY QUIET AND MOST OF ALL I GOT IT AT A VERY GOOD PRICE
Fairly loud but worked as white noise, otherwise, happy with product. After 6 months of use the motor went but may not be common problem. Hoping warranty will cover it. Friends preferred the animal looking kinds plus comment they are much quieter.
Works Well But Not for Bedroom Use
The output of moisture is very good but since it is not quiet, thus, not good for bedroom use. I use it in the living room!
gets the job done
I have had several of these over the years. Better than the sonic kind that leave white mist all over everything. This is very similar to the kind we had when I was little. Great for snuggling down in bed and hearing the white noise.
I thinlk that this a great product and like the humming noise that it makes because it is very soothing and relaxing. I could tell the difference in the air like five minutes after plugging it up.
I purchased the unit today and will be returning it tomorrow, how anyone could think of sleeping with that thing running is beyond me. I actually bought this at the retailer I work for, I will NOT recommend this to anyone.
This humidifier has leaked terribly, twice. I am returning it, hopefully to get fully refunded. The leaks were so bad that they drenched my drawers and everything inside. My one dresser top has bubbled the wood on top - horrible! Don't buy.
My Favorite Humidifier
I have now owned four of this (or similar) model over the years, just recently purchasing two new ones in January 2012. My last one finally gave up after years of daily use. I was very excited to see that this design is still being manufactured, so I got one for my wife and I and another for the kids' room.
Most of the negative reviews I've read around the web point to this unit's noise factor and the orange "mold" that may build up. I love the noise of this model... the soothing humming is calming and helps me sleep. The orange build-up inside, I believe, is due to the minerals and iron in our tap water. For a short while, I tried using only store-bought distilled water and the orange did not show up. The build-up easily wipes away with paper towels and the removable tine cleans up with cotton swabs and hot water. Follow the owner's manual for specific cleaning. When the humidity begins to increase, this unit leaves water around it. I solve this by placing a bathroom hand-towel under the unit (allowing it to hang out around the humidifier) to catch the excess moisture.
I hope that Kaz continues this line of humidifiers. You definitely have a customer for life here!!
Humidifer w/FilterThe humidifier works great and is easy to clean/fill. I was surprised at the size of the box that you mailed my 3 filters in - it was way too big and could have saved a lot of money by shipping in a much smaller package.
not worth the moneyVery disappointed with this humidifier. Definitely not worth the amount I paid.
noisyI want a new machine or my money back this machine is so noisy. I bought it for my 6 month old daughter; she developed a cough and her doctor recommended i get one to Now i dont even use it because it is so terribly noisy.
Doesn't come on...
I bought this for my son and still have not managed to get it to come on. I've left water in it and turn the switch every couple hours hoping it will come on. I'm to the point of trashing it and going and buying a new one!
I love this humidifier it is the only type i have used for the last 15 years. it is easy to clean easy to fill easy to use. and it puts out a fair amount of vapor where most humidifiers today do not put out much vapor at all in order to make it seem like it is working for longer.
Good Product!I would recommend this humidifier to friends. I can feel a difference in the room's humidity and irritants when it is running. Easy to use and doesn't need much space. Could be a tad quieter though, but no complaints!
I found the motor too loud for use. I returned it to the store for refund. The RCM-832N we had was much quieter so we bought another one just like it.
humidifiervery very noisy. not impressed at all.
Works great to put moisture in the room but it's way too noisy! It's located in my daughters room across the hallway and it's so loud that it keeps me awake. I need to find a better one!
WattsHow many watts the vicks 400 uses?
poor redesign of top
I bought the v 400 4 or 5 years ago , I have never had any problems with it. This new V400-2 , the top of it should have been left alone because it is pain in the but to get off,otherwise it works fine.
Way Too Noisy
This is the noisiest humidifier I have ever heard in my life. I would not recommend getting it. My kids cannot sleep with this in the room.
the motor is too loud could not get to sleep . don't buy this one
I bought this humidifier because it said it gave out a lot of moisture and was supposed to be quiet! I WAS WRONG! This machine sounds like someone s mowing my lawn in my room! Sometimes it keeps my awake in the night, and if by chance I can fall asleep....it wakes my in the night. If I knew this, I NEVER would have bought one. VERY DISAPPOINTED!
I bought the V400-2, plugged it in and it was running. I took out the trash and throughout the box. The humidifier started to rattle and make a lot of noise. When it was time for bed the noise was so loud that it was impossible to sleep. Could not use it, so basically I wasted the money. So wish I hadn’t cleaned up and thrown out the box.
Re: kaz coolmist vaporizorworks very good, would recommend to other customers
Vicks cool mist humidifier
Great product! My son has used it for over a year now and I just purchased a replacement one. It seems to get build up in the mist holes at the top. That could be from the water in my area though. I do clean it weekly and it seems to help.
does the job well
This humidifier does the trick - it puts out a good amount of moisture with a quiet, white-noise whisper. It helps us all sleep better at night. I bought a similar model of Kaz humidifier years ago and it lasted for years so I bought this one to replace it.
It's good, not great
I expected to go through the whole tank of water during the night. It takes maybe two nights. Otherwise, it is quiet enough and works fine
Vicks cool mist humidfierworks great, love the machine my daughter needed it for a stuffy nose and it is working perfect so far
Pleased with the service
The Vicks Cool Mist HumidifierI ordered was defective and I emailed Customer Service who responded promptly. They sent out a new one along with a Shipping Label to return the old one at no cost to me.
Grocery/DrugThe Unit has served very well, 24--7.
kaz mistifiesQuiet, efficient, and effective. I hardly know it's there, and yet it does all the work.
Second Time'sthe Charm?On 8/28/10 I purchased a Vicks Cool Mist Humidifier Model # V40 at our local Rite Aid Drug Store.It worked well until 7/1/11 when the motor would no longer turn on.I tested it following a thorough cleaning and still it would not work. Other than this the unit worked perfectly. Today, (7/09/11) I purchsed another exact same model (now named V 400). Is the V40 covered by warranty?
v400 humidiferThis model of humidifer has been good in past years, but our last one barely outlasted the warranty period before it failed. We will try one more and see if we get better service. The USA made units were much more reliable.
I initially liked this model because it was easy to clean. I bought two. But after a while the fan became noisier and noisier--on both models. Can't stand the noise, but otherwise it worked well
Vicks Cool MistThe device is simple and effective and keeps the room humid.
Vicks V-400I haven't yet used the product.
Horrible NoiseI received a Vicks Cool Mist Humidifier for my daughter as a baby shower gift and I needed to use it tonight because she has a cold. We opened it and after reading and FOLLOWING all of the directions, we plugged it in. It makes so much noise that my daughter would not sleep with it on, it sounded like a small chainsaw. I am very disappointed in this product. I have tried everything, adjusting the water level, making sure it was level on the floor, checking that the filter was installed properly, I have read over the directions three times and I am certain we did everything correctly. The motor makes such a horribly loud noise it is awful. I will not recommend this product to anyone. I will be lucky if we can take it back because the gift receipt is over 90 days old and the store it was purchased from will not take it back. So now, I have to purchase a new one tomorrow and I can assure you it will not be a Kaz product.
Model V400-2Did exactly what it promised
I love this model of humidifier if it is making to much noise for you to sleep buy a more expensive one. I for one like the white noise that this model emits it also puts out more moisture than the more expensive ones in my opinion. I am on my 10th one because when i put it away in the summer my daughters like to tear it apart and stand on it Breaking the impeller, i refuse to try different ones because every time i do i am disappointed.
Too loud to sleep while it is running.
Vicks Cool Mist Humidifier
Seems like a good brand, just bought it tonight
Vicks cool mist humidifier
Its simple to use and adds just enough moisture to the air.