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My furnace is leaking when the air is on and the motor in the autoflo 800 humidifier is bad. Could this be the problem?


Hello, the motor itself wont cause the unit to leak water, the float valve on the unit is what adjusts how much water is coming into the humidifier. If the float valve is not adjusted properly or broken it will cause to much water to enter the humidifierand therefrore overflow. Replace the motor and chexk the float valve to enure it is adjusted properly and if it is stuck or broken replace.

Jun 15, 2011 | AutoFlo 800BP Humidifier

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What happens if the humidifier runs out of water? Humidifier is new and working fine. I Does the humidifier shut off automatically when it runs out of water?


The humidifier has a float valve in it much like a toilet tank does. If the water gets to low, the float valve should allow more water to enter the tank automatically. When it reaches the proper level, the float valve stops the water. The water line (either copper or plastic) coming into the humidifier should have a shutoff valve on it. Make sure that it is turned on.

Feb 02, 2011 | Holmes Products HM4600-U 11 Gallon...

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My humidifier all of a sudden just stopped working. Can you tell me of any common issues and their remedies for this humidifier ?


From the troubleshooting section of the manual (http://www.crane-usa.com/manuals/HumidifierManual2008.pdf):
Problem Humidifier power light is staying red and not turning green Humidifier is working than stops: ? Solution Ensure that water level sensor is assembled properly. ? Clean water float ? Call service center and request replacement water float ? If humidifier does not work at all: ? Ensure it is properly plugged into a power outlet. ? Check that the switch is in the ON position. ? If Power On indicator light does not come on, bring to authorized service station.

Nov 01, 2010 | Crane Frog EE-3191 1 Gallon Humidifier

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Hi. It keeps going from the green light to the red light so its not generating any moisture. It does this on its own sometimes it runs for a while and sometimes it does it right away. Any idea what is...


This is usually a problem with the water float. Clean the float and assembly (see the instruction manaul) and that should fix it. The light is coming on cause the unit 'thinks' there is no water.

The unit works for a few minutes (green light) and then stops - is typical of a float that sticks when it gets to the bottom. So pay attention to that part of the assembly or the bottom of the float having grime or buildup.

Dec 12, 2009 | Crane Frog EE-3191 1 Gallon Humidifier

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The red ligt on with water inside


FROM TROUBLESHOOTING SECTION OF MANUAL:
Humidifier power light is staying red and not turning green Humidifier is working than stops: ? Ensure that water level sensor is assembled properly. ? Clean water float ? Call service center and request replacement water float

Jan 23, 2009 | Crane Frog EE-3191 1 Gallon Humidifier

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Humidifier makes a huge noise and no mist


According to the Crane's Troubleshooting section:
The power light is green but there is no mist being emitted:
- Check that there is water in the tank.
- Check for possible lime deposits on the water level sensor or the nebulizer.
- Make sure that nothing blocks the vapor output slots.
- Check that the fan vent on bottom of humidifier is not blocked.
- Empty the humidifier and rinse the water basin with cool tap water and allow to dry for 15 to 30 min.

This next part may or may not be relevant.
Humidifier power light is staying red and not turning green. Or, Humidifier is working then stops:
- Ensure that water level sensor is assembled properly.
- Clean water float.
- Call service center and request replacement water float.

Barring that, here is the service center contact info:
Dart Warehouse Corporation
Tel: 1-888-599-0952 (Business hours Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Ct)
Website: http://www.crane-usa.com
1835 Ferry Road
Naperville, Illinois 60563

Jan 28, 2008 | Crane Cow Humidifier

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No water vapor coming out


You might need to check either the water level sensor or make sure that there aren't any deposits on the nebulizer. I just posted the following sections from the manual for another problem:

According to the Crane's Troubleshooting section:
The power light is green but there is no mist being emitted:
- Check that there is water in the tank.
- Check for possible lime deposits on the water level sensor or the nebulizer.
- Make sure that nothing blocks the vapor output slots.
- Check that the fan vent on bottom of humidifier is not blocked.
- Empty the humidifier and rinse the water basin with cool tap water and allow to dry for 15 to 30 min.

Humidifier power light is staying red and not turning green. Or, Humidifier is working then stops:
- Ensure that water level sensor is assembled properly. (I scanned a page from the manual that shows how to dismantle and reassemble the sensor: here)
- Clean water float.
- Call service center and request replacement water float.

Barring that, here is the service center contact info:
Dart Warehouse Corporation
Tel: 1-888-599-0952 (Business hours Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Ct)
Website: http://www.crane-usa.com
1835 Ferry Road
Naperville, Illinois 60563

Jan 19, 2008 | Crane Pig Humidifier

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Fan runs but no moisture


According to the manual, there may be a problem with your water level sensor. According to the manual:
- Ensure that water level sensor is assembled properly.
- Clean water float.
- Call service center and request replacement water float.

I scanned in the page from the manual that shows how to dismantle, clean, and reassemble the water level sensor here.

If that doesn't work, you can try contacting the manufacturer:
Dart Warehouse Corporation
Tel: 1-888-599-0992 (Mon-Fri 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Central)
Website: http://www.crane-usa.com
1835 Ferry Road
Naperville, Illinois 60563

Dec 09, 2007 | Crane Frog EE-3191 1 Gallon Humidifier

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Not working.


A console humidifier that fails to humidify a room could have a bad humidistat, fan switch or float switch--problems that take specialized equipment to diagnose. But before you call in a pro, it's worth your time to test the fan motor and float assembly, since repairing them is something you can handle on your own. Testing and fixing the fan Steps: 1. Test the fan motor. While the machine is plugged in and full of water, turn both the humidistat knob and fan-control knob to high. If the fan hums but does not turn, or turns slowly, the motor needs to be replaced. If the fan won't move, you may have a bad switch somewhere. Call a professional. 2. To replace a bad fan motor, unplug the machine and disconnect the fan wires from the switch panel. You may have to pry apart a plug, use needle-nose pliers to pull the connectors off the switch, or unscrew the connectors. 3. Remove the old motor from its housing, using a Phillips screwdriver or a nut driver and socket. 4. Remove the fan blade from the motor. Use adjustable pliers to open the spring clamp at the center of the fan blade, and then slip the clamp off. Use a flathead screwdriver to gently pry off the blade, then set it aside. 5. Take the motor to an appliance store to buy a replacement. 6. Install the fan blade on the new motor, then install the motor and reattach the wires. Testing and fixing the float assembly Steps: 1. Locate the empty tank float assembly. This assembly consists of a switch, a connecting rod (on some units) and some type of float. It's supposed to shut down the machine when the water reservoir is low, but if the float jams in the down position, the dehumidifier won't turn on. 2. Check the float and connecting rod, if there is one. If the parts are bent and touching the cabinet, use gentle hand pressure to straighten them so they move freely. If your dehumidifier has a float switch that is triggered by the filter housing moving up and down, make sure the housing is centered in its tracks and moves freely. Clean any debris and dirt out of the channels, using a scrub brush. 3. Check that the float connecting rod is contacting the float switch. If it isn't, bend the end of the rod so it touches the switch.

Nov 29, 2005 | Honeywell QuietCare HCM-630 Humidifier

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