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Error Code E3

New humidifier. Installed 11/15/08. Worked great until today.

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  • Stephen Evans May 11, 2010

    Does the owners manual have an error code list?

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I have the same type of Aprilaire humidifier unit with automatic temperature sensing control. My unit also displayed the 'E3' code. The HVAC technician was on site today and replaced the temperature sensing unit that is located outside the house. The humidifier is functioning normally once again.

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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