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What to do when the indicator shows that the silica gel is saturated.
For the Small, Medium, & XL Packs be sure that the end containing the indicator card is on
the bottom so that the active ingredients rest on the indicator card.
How to Reactivate Your Dehumidifying unit
Reactivation times below are minimums. Sometimes, when the silica gel becomes overly saturated, it's good practice to extend the reactivation period. However, do not vary from the recommended temperatures.
When the blue silica gel beneath the inspection window turns pink, reactivate as follows: Place the unit in a vented 300 degree F oven for at least 3 hours (or until the silica gel turns blue again).
When the blue silica gel beneath the heat-resistant inspection window turns pink, reactivate as follows: Do not remove the cap with the inspection window. Place the entire unit (do not disassemble) in a vented 325 degree F oven for at least 3 hours. The silica gel will gradually turn blue again. Instructions can be found on the base of the canister.
Small, Medium, & XL Packs
Place the unit with the indicator card down, occasionally examining the card. When the center circle turns pink reactivate the unit as follows: Remove the bag of silica gel granules from the unit and place the bag in a vented 240 degree F oven for at least 3 hours. Replace the bag in the unit. Please note that it may take several hours for the indicating circles to turn blue again.