Question about Honeywell HCM530 Humidifier

1 Answer

Humidifier Gives Off an Odor

There's a smell coming out of my humidifier. Is this normal or should I have it fixed?

Posted by Anonymous on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 74 Answers

Odors are common because water stagnates in the tank. 1) Unplug the unit. 2) Empty the reservoir, mop up any damp areas, and clean the tank and evaporator belt with a mixture of one gallon water. Add 2 tablespoons of chlorine bleach to the water for stubborn smells.

Posted on Jan 18, 2006

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Used our humidifier last winter, cleaned it, dryed it, and put it away. took it out to use it and it was a little dusty, so i cleaned and dryed it again, but for some reason it wont work. when you turn the...


If it smells like plastic burning. Stop using it immediately. As there could be an electrical short or overheating of the unit. If doesn't smell like plastic burning, you'll need to be more descriptive of what the odor smells like.

Feb 09, 2011 | Hunter 33201 Humidifier

1 Answer

We havehad this humidifier for 3 months ans have has problems with a foul odor coming from it. We have replaced the filter 3 times! Is this normal? The cost to keep replacing the filter is ridiculous. Any...


I have the same poblem with mine. I'm telling you it was the brand new filter...after about a day the odor would start. I washed the filter out with white vinegar, then a drop or two of Dawn in hot water, then rinsed in cool water. Worked fine so far. It's been about a week. good luck

Jan 14, 2011 | Vicks V3100 1.2 Gallon Humidifier

1 Answer

We had our furnace repair turn on our Aprilaire 760 last summer. It gives off a very strong smell similar to an air freshener. We'd like that to be less in intensity. Furnance company says it's just fine....


I hope this helps you, have the repair person check to see if a furnace filter air freshener was installed at your last furnace check up without your knowledge. Also checked all wall and or floor registers to make sure the source of smell is not coming from them, it may be circulating though the duct system.last thing is to replace media pad in humidifier along with furnace filters, if you have air cleaner wash filters with hot water and baking soda, wipe & let dry before re- installing them. Your repair person may have use a strong smelling cleaning solution in humidifier that is now circulating though out your home, good luck.

Jan 24, 2010 | Aprilaire 700 Humidifier

2 Answers

Trane furnace humidifier not working


If there is water and power to humidifier you need a new solenoid valve or humidistat.

Jan 16, 2010 | Honeywell Power Humidifier: Furnace...

1 Answer

Humidifier not working


Depending on the age, transformers do go bad. It will have a odor to it if it is burned out, I just checked and the doorbell transformer at home depot is sufficient to run the humidifer. Dont worry that it is 20VA instead of 10VA. The VA is just the load it can handle, the higher the number, the higher the load. The transformer at home depot is around $15 dollars. You will use the 2 outer of the 3 screw terminals for the low voltage. I hope the helps. Steve






Dec 11, 2008 | Honeywell HE220A1019 Whole House...

1 Answer

Odor


First, clean or replace the filter. Next, mix a very weak solution (40:1 ratio) of bleach and water to fill the unit. the bleach will kill any bacteria that could be causing the odor, but NOT harm anyone, The filter will take care of any hard water issues. Just don't make the mistake of thinking "If a weak solution is good, a strong one is better". NOT TRUE. Stay with the 40:1 mix unless you like breathing bleach. (Yuk) Note: It may take a couple of days for the odor to go away.

Feb 08, 2008 | Vicks Ultrasonic V5100 Humidifier

1 Answer

My V150SG humidifier smells bad


I just bought one as well. It has a terrible odor! I wanted to let it run for a while, but now I think I won't waste my time. Thanks for the posts.

Jan 12, 2008 | Vicks V150SG 1 Gallon Humidifier

1 Answer

Stanage smell


exchange the humidifier, or You might have an exiting mould problem.

Dec 19, 2007 | Vicks V5100N Humidifier

1 Answer

Unpleasnt odor


After awhile, the drain hose gets caked up. Easy to replace.

Dec 03, 2007 | Aprilaire 700 Humidifier

Not finding what you are looking for?
Honeywell HCM530 Humidifier Logo

Related Topics:

1,358 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Honeywell Humidifiers Experts

Dennis

Level 3 Expert

332 Answers

Simon Benzekri

Level 1 Expert

20 Answers

Bill Long

Level 3 Expert

588 Answers

Are you a Honeywell Humidifier Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...