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Changed filter for Aprilaire 600, but water doesnt flow now, how correct?

My husband is disabled so I am trying to do things myself., now, we are both seniors. I changed the filter (water panel). but the water wont flow, I think I did everything right.
the only thing I couldnt do was "turn the water off" (how do you do this? no instructions in booklet). and "turn the water on".
the water was flowing before I changed the water panel, but now it isnt, Any suggestions?
thanks, Nancy in OHIO
ps I followed everything the booklet says to do, except 'water off" and water on. Dont know what else to do. Dont want to spend a fortune having repair man come to house, when it could be simple solution

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YOU SHOULD HAVE BETWEEN .250 TO.375 INCH WATER LINE ENTERING YOU'R HUMIDIFIER .THIS WILL TERMINATE AT A FLOAT VALVE.THIS IS MUCH LIKE THE VALVE IN YOU'R TOLIET.TRY PUSHING THE ARM DOWN,THIS SHOULD LET WATER INTO THE HUMIDIFIER,AS PULLING UP SHOULD SHUT IT OFF.IF THIS DOE'S NOT WORK THEN THERE (SHOULD BE A VALVE BETWEEN THE HUMIDIFIER & THE SOURCE)MOST LIKLY LOCATED NEAR YOU'R HOT WATER HEATER.MAKE SURE THIS VALVE IS ON!!! IF I'M RIGHT YOU MAY HAVE JAMED THE FLOAT IN THE OFF POSITION WHILE REPLACING THE FILTER HOPE THIS WAS SOME HELP>

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