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Can't help you, but I've read they have as high as a 20% burn out rate. Most report failure if they operate with the window screen on (creates too much airflow restriction) and most failures are with the capacitor. Other than that, you need to contact the company and try to get it replaced under warranty.
If you need to replace the motor, you can call the parts department at 800-233-0268 (M-F 8 to 4 EST.)
The '2' in E2 seems to refer to list of conditions under 'Troubleshooting' in the user manual for this product. The version of the manual that I have found claims that in this condition the problem is: "The amount of heated air exiting the front of the portable heater is reduced."
The solution is to: "Check the electrostatic filter to make sure it is free of dust and dirt. Also check the front grill and rear air intake to make sure it is not being blocked by any kind of debris."by BillBell
It depends on how humid it is in the conditioned space, how well sealed the conditioned room is, and how high you have the humidifier set. If you have low humidity in your conditioned space and you are asking for a higher humidity number, it could go through quite a bit of water. If your room is not sealed well, it will allow lower conditioned air into the room and put a larger demand on the humidifier
Aprilaire, a manufacturer of indoor air quality products including thermostats, air cleaners and dehumidifiers, also offers a line of whole house humidifiers. Installed in your existing heating and cooling system, humidity is produced by a supplied water source that flows over a water panel before being distributed throughout your air through the heating and cooling system. Issues you may need to troubleshoot with your Aprilaire humidifier include error messages and the unit producing too little or too much humidity.
Things You'll Need:
Replacement water panel
Turn down the control dial by one setting if condensation appears on your windows or walls.
Turn up the control dial by one setting if there is a lack of humidity, often indicated by dry skin or peeling wallpaper or paint.
Turn the control dial to "Test/Reset" if the humidifier does not run. Verify the heating and air conditioning unit blower is operating. If the heating and air conditioning unit is not operating or you are unable to resolve the issue contact a heating contractor.
Contact a heating contractor if you turn the control dial to "Off" and the humidifier continues to run.
Contact your Aprilaire dealer (see Resources) if you notice an error code on the display and the "Call Dealer for Service" light flashes.
Turn the control dial to "Off" and turn off the water supply if the yellow "Change Water Panel" light flashes. Lift the front panel off of the humidifier. Slide out the water panel. Insert a new water panel. Replace the front cover. Turn the control dial to "Test/Reset" until the "Humidifier On" light flashes. If you feel uncomfortable changing the water panel, contact a heating contractor.
Tips & Warnings
Purchase replacement water panels through your Aprilaire dealer or a heating contractor.
It's a little unusual to add a humidifier in Florida. The ambient humidity is usually high enough.
But anyway, if you want to do this and assuming you have central air with forced air heating, you could install the humdifier in a standard configuration, then use a sail switch or differential pressure switch in the supply air duct to turn the humidifier off or on when you are in the heating mode only. The sail or differential switch will ensure that the unit can't run unless air is moving and you can tie the humidistat in to the first heat stage.
If you don't have a volt meter, purchase one. I've seen them as low as $20.00 at Sears and even lower at Home Depot and other discount stores. The HUM terminals are most likely low voltage (24v). The "N" is the neutral. Assuming you have confirmed this is low voltage (24v, you will use HUM and "N" terminals. This control sequence is typically to allow for operation of your humidifier only when there is a call for your fan to run. The brown wires coming from your Humidifier are your low voltage circuit. One should be directly wired to "N". The other should be ran to your humidistat. The other side of the switch of your humidistat should be wired to the HUM terminal.
I hope you will find this helpful. Good Luck!!!!