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Humidifier stopeed working

I have been running the unit in my basement constantly since buying it about 3 months ago. It is set up to drain into my sump pump. A few days ago I noticed that it wasnt running (the motor which constanly runs had stopped). The LED readout, which usually gives me the humidity reading reads "Lo." The manual makes no mention of this. Does this indicate some type of problem? I have tried unplugging it and letting it rest, turning it off and on, changing the desired humidity setting, switching it to 2 and 4 hour cycle, but it does not want to go on. I need to have a working unit due to a moisture issue in my basement and don't know whether to purchase a new one. Please help me figure this out. Thanks for your time.

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Re: Humidifier stopeed working

These units have a 1 year warranty and 5 years on the sealed system. Why are you trying to fix it yourself? Take it to your nearest AC repair center and they can get it fixed for you free of charge. LO indicates that the unit thinks the humidity level is already low and therefore does not need to run. Probably a bad humidity sensor.

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You have a bad fan motor. Put your hand against the grill to see if there any air movement. You need to buy a new fan motor assembly, it is attached by two long
bolts, easy to swap, except the wiring may not be easy. May have to cut the 3 wires and resolder. Get to the motor by removing the back panel and then the fan. Removing the fan may not be easy, they put some gunk on the spidle thread.

The cheapest price I have seen for the motor is $27-$28, shipping about $8 and tax
about $1.5.

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