Question about Honeywell HE360A1027 Whole House Humidifier Humidifier
The water solenoid valve seems to get too hot when the humidifier is operating. This is the 2nd unit in 2 months. I just got replacement units at Home Depot when they failed under warranty. The humidifier is working now, but the solenoid seems to hot to the touch.
You need to determine whether the problem is in the solenoid or in the furnace electronics. You could put a voltmeter on the solenoid connection to see if the furnace is still holding the solenoid open after the blower stops. This will tell you whether it is the solenoid or not.
Posted on Feb 19, 2007
Valves do go bad, but I had the same issue and it was the inlet orifice that was plugged.
To fix: Turn off the water supply. Disconnect the water inlet line to the solenoid. The water inlet line connect to ~ 1" long piece that goes into the solenoid. Unscrew the water inlet piece and remove it from the solenoid. Check it for water flow - water should slowly drip out the small orifice at the soleniod side. There is a pin-hole sized orifice on the solenoid side and it doesn't take much to plug it. There is also a narrow cone-shaped filter inside the inlet piece. You can use tweezers to remove the filter and & use a safety pin or sewing needle to clear the orifice. Check the filter, clean it if necessary, and reinstall the filter. Now check for water flow thru the part before reinstalling. Reconnect the water inlet line and turn on the water supply. Turn your humidistat to trigger the humidifier. You should see water flowing through the drain tube.
Posted on Dec 13, 2009
the lubracation used in the fan motor has an expected life of 5 years... once the lub is gone from the oillite bearings then the fan will stop .. you can put a couple of drops of oil on the motor bearings if you can get to them .. spin it by hand a few times to distribute the oil ... dont use WD40 or Teflon filled Oil .. use a light non gumming machine oil .. since you cant get that oil to permiate the porous bearings (done in a vacuum) then you will have to relube every year or so to keep it going .. you could replace the motor but that might not save much over a new unit .
Posted on Dec 23, 2009
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if it works in the test mode then it should be okay but you can get a humidity gauge from radio shack and set in the house to see how high or low its is. the humidifier is only going to give a max of 45% humidity
Posted on Dec 31, 2009
SOURCE: Bad Problem with solenoid valve.
I was getting a loud "clunk" when the solenoid turned on. By reducing the water input from a full stream to a trickle, pressure to the solenoid was reduced and the "clunk" became an a barely audible "tick" sound.
Posted on Nov 20, 2011
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