I Saved Php 1,000 Fixing My Own Crane Travel Humidifier

I’ve always had a knack for DIY-ing (do-it-yourself) things. The joy of working with my hands, allowing me to create, fix, or even dissect things–I’ve always been a curious child. ๐Ÿ™ˆ

I’ve always had a penchant for unscrewing things just to see what’s inside. I remember when I was young, about 6 or 7 years old, I’d sneak in my grandma’s room and dissect her Walkman until I’m able to pull out the magnet inside the little device’s speakers.

My 5-year old Crane humidifier broke down last May 26. I lent it to our helper and it came back busted. I tried to change the filter and cleaned the mist dispenser with swab and alcohol, to no avail. I contacted Crane’s FB messenger for customer support and I was told to have it sent to their service center to have their technician perform a check up. I was told it would cost me about Php1,000.00 to Php1,500.00, including labor.

Wow, I was thinking perhaps it’s better for me to buy a new one if I were to spend more than $20 for its repair. Refusing to accept the hefty price for repair, I did my own research and realized I can just replace the misting dispenser called transducer.

I did a quick search on both Lazada and Shopee, only to find out I’d just need to shell out Php60.00 for this part…and so I excitedly carted it out, as I look forward to do my own magic.

I purchased it last 6.6, and took advantage of the ‘No Minimum Shipping’ over at Shopee. My order arrived last June 13. I excitedly got my trusty Philips screw driver and started opening it up. It was pretty straight forward so I was able to replace the transducer in no more than 5 minutes.

I filled the reservoir with water and switched the filter to make sure both ends are damp. In a few seconds, my Crane Travel Humidifier is back and running again–YAY!!! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

So there, here’s my DIY hack in fixing your own humidifier. Some essential oil diffusers use this little part as well. So you might find this post helpful in case some of your diffusers bug down in the future. Ciao!

 

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