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Honeywell HE440A Humidifier filters changed, now won't turn on

Now that I have changed both the chlorine and RO filters, the humidifier will not turn on. There is a clicking sound, like a relay is trying to turn the humidifier on, but nothing happens. What now?

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  • Stephen Evans May 11, 2010

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SOURCE: Honeywell HE440A steam power humidifier

Honeywell has had lots of problems with this humidifier. They are coming out with a completely redesigned steam humidifier that will be available in a month or two. If you know who installed it (through equipment stickers and such) you can probably get them to swap your old trouble prone unit for the new design for just the labor. If they won't, then push them to talk with their Honeywell distributor about it.

The problem is most likely a stuck float in the humidifier. There are two floats that run up and down. One that tells it when to add water, and one that is a safety. They both tend to get stuck with mineral deposits.

You can fix it by unplugging the humidifier, turning off the water, draining the pan (unscrew the drain on the bottom a few turns), disconnecting the water lines and wires (2 molded plugs and 2 screw terminals-don't worry about if they get swapped). There should be a couple of screws that lock it into the ductwork such that when you remove the screws you can pull the whole unit out to see inside the water tank. Then just clean everything out well and put it back together in the same order.

You really do want Honeywell to get you a new humidifier though.

Posted on Nov 17, 2007

SOURCE: Honeywell Humidifier HUT102m

its the worst design to fill it up that you could imagine. i was lost for a 1/2 hr trying to figure it out. well that 'easy to fill' feature on it means that you have to flip it upside down, balance it on its awkward shaped top, press in that spring loaded piece on the underside with one hand, and fill it (takes forever) with your other free hand in the same spot (apparently it opens up a valve that allows water in).

Posted on Jan 21, 2008

JohnSc
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SOURCE: Honeywell HCM-525 owners/operation manual NEEDED PLEASE!

The filter should be located below the tank. the tank should lift off of the unit and there should be a rectangular cavity where the filter fits. You will most likely find the old filter dried up and filled with a white crust. That is salt and other minerals in the tap water that the filter catches.

Posted on Feb 11, 2008

SOURCE: Honeywell True Steam Humidifier

Hire a certified heating specilist and pay for the installation. When you do, you are not only paying for the installation but you are paying for the many years of knowledge that goes into his or her carrer,

Posted on Nov 08, 2008

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SOURCE: Continous ware flow on Honeywell HE220A Humidifier

I am having the same problem. I have had my humidifier for about 5 years now and I just started having the problem where the water continuously flows through the solenoid. I took apart the solenoid by removing the fittings from both sides. When I did that, I noticed that there was a hole in the metal that allowed me to see through to the other side. Apparently, it had corroded and and broken through, allowing the water to pass through the solenoid without really going through the valve within the solenoid. There are several sites that sell replacements for about $70, which is not cheap, but cheaper than buing a new humidifier for $120. Here is one site I found: http://www.iaqsource.com/product.php/honeywell/32001639-002/?product=112783&category=1142

Posted on Nov 20, 2008

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SOURCE: cleaning a furnace humidifier steel filter?

Most water panels are generally replaced once a year on flow through humidifiers.

Posted on Jan 02, 2009

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