Did water get into the blower unit or just the smell? Two totally different beasties.
If just the smell, then take apart the unit and put it and a box (or two) of baking soda in a big ziploc bag (like one of those for sweaters) and let it sit for a while. Don't sprinkle the stuff around, just let it try and get the stink out.
Take photos as you go so you remember which part went where and how.
If water got in, they make these big anti-moisture things for closets. Take the machine apart and put it in the ziploc with the anti-moisture thing, zip it up, and let it sit in there for a bit. Let the anti-moisture thing suck up as much moisture as it can even if it seems there aren't any.
After that, let regular air clear it out I guess. Not direct sun, just regular exposure.
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(07-05-2014, 08:12 PM)macamon Wrote: Thanks for paying attention vsheline, you are correct on the vpapIII not being an S9. This is my old machine which I use for travel and backup.
I don't see a lid that I can simply remove to clean out the blower. The humidifier is a no brainer, but I'm getting ready to consider disassembling the blower unit. Does anyone have pointers about working on this dinosaur?
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