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Honeywell 360a humidifier

I hear the water running all the time to the humidier. The humidifier turns on with the furnace and works correctly, until the furnace turns off, the water continues to run through the humidifier. Shouldn't the water turn off when the humidifier turns off?

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  • logoagogo Oct 31, 2008

    The water to my Honeywell Enviracaire flows constantly. Do I need to change the solenoid? I don't want to buy one as a test, but I can think of no other solution. My system is simple; there is no kind of humidity sensor that I can see. It just runs as long as the furnace runs, with a dial to turn it up to taste.

  • jettro23 Jan 27, 2009

    exact same problem only with an he260

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Yes water should turn off solinoid is bad

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