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One bottle drains completely before the other one?

We just bought a 14 gallon Kenmore Humidifier and one bottle drains out completey before the other one, is this normal>??

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  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    water will not flow into evaporator tray at bottom of unit. Bottle is full but no water will drain



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Normal no, common yes. $10 says the right bottle drains first..... If you want to get the other bottle to drain put a shim under the side that is not draining.

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Maybe. It is the spring preasure on the valve.They don't match. It will always take the water from the valve with the least resistance first.

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