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The humidifer on the Sunpentown SH-1500 heater

Only about 2 table spoons of water are evaporated per day.
what can I do to increase the evaporation

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  • obri1029 Jan 08, 2009

    I dont' beleive that the country I am in has any thing to do with my problem and the humidity is low is why i have a humidifier heater I am in the USA

  • obri1029 Jan 08, 2009

    I am sorry that you do not understand my problem as the fan mortor jhas nothing to do with the water heater and the fan works great please explain to me what you know about my heater I wander abnout your expertise



    Marvin O'Brien

  • obri1029 Jan 08, 2009

    My humidifier heater does not work properly as it only wevaporates about two table spoons of water daily

  • obri1029 Jan 08, 2009

    please do not respond untill you understand my problem the fan has nothing to do with it

    and please send E-Mail as you indicate

  • obri1029 Jan 08, 2009

    Not good enough I can read

  • obri1029 Jan 10, 2009

    I received great explanations about humidifiers that have absolutely nothing to do with the heater in question. The Humidifer heats water with a 25 watt heater and evaporates it and has nothing to do with a fan or pump type humidifier please answer my question about the Model SH1500 sunpentown heaters water evaporization system

  • obri1029 Jan 10, 2009

    Please ask some one with knowlege of the Sunpentown heater to respond.
    thank you

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Hi i think the thermostat is the only problem

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The evaporator is located near the back of the dehumidifier, right above the water-collection container. It also resembles a radiator or a coiled-up set of tubes. When the dehumidifier's humidistat senses increased humidity, it cycles on, which starts the compressor and circulating fan.
When the unit runs, the circulating fan and compressor also run. The fan continually draws room air over the evaporator coils, which are cold, and then over the condenser coils, which are warm. Because the evaporator coils are cold, the moisture in the room collects on them--just as the outside of a glass of icy liquid "sweats" on a warm, humid day. When the moisture on the coils increases, it drips off of the coils into the collection container.

The air then flows over the warm condenser coils and out into the room. This process removes water from the air and, because of the heat from the fan motor and compressor motor, the exiting air is somewhat warmer, as well as dryer.

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he most common humidifier, an "evaporative" or "wick humidifier", consists of just a few basic parts: areservoir, wick and fan.

Wick The wick is a filter that absorbs water from the reservoir. Evaporation of water from the wick is dependent on relative humidity. A room with low humidity will have a higher evaporation rate compared to a room with high humidity. Therefore, this type of humidifier is self-regulating: As the humidity of the room increases, the water vapor output naturally decreases. These wicks regularly need cleaning and replacement — if this does not happen, the humidifier stops humidifying the area it is in and the water in the tank remains at the same level.

Fan The fan is adjacent to the wick and blows air onto the wick, thus aiding in the evaporation of the water within.

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A humidifier is an appliance designed on the principle of evaporation to increase moisture in the air. Water from a reservoir is added to an evaporation pad. A fanblows air through the pad. Fine droplets of water are placed in the air, thus increasing the humidity of the room. Both room and tabletop humidifiers work on this principle.
The two types of evaporative room humidifiers are drum and pump. A drum humidifier gathers water into an evaporation pad by immersing the pad, wrapped around a drum, into a reservoir of water. Water dripping from the rotating pad is absorbed by air current produced by a fan. A pump humidifier uses a pump to gather water from the reservoir and distribute it through the evaporation pad. Air from the fan blows through the pad and picks up the droplets to moisturize the air. Both types of humidifiers have operational controls, an evaporation pad, a fan, a water reservoir, and a humidistat. Some Forced-Air Distribution systems include an evaporative humidifier that works in the same way.
An ultrasonic humidifier works on completely different principles from standard room humidifiers. It's electronic . Beyond normal cleaning and testing of the electrical cordor switch, service of an ultrasonic humidifier should be left to a service technician.
What Can Go Wrong?
As you see, evaporative humidifiers are relatively simple appliances. Many humidifier problems result from dirty or damaged evaporative foam or filters. The electrical cord may malfunction. The humidistat, float control, and fan can be faulty.
The humidistat is sensitive to the level of moisture in the air. If humidity is lower than the control point set, the humidistat turns on the fan and pump (or pad rotator). See below for service instructions.
Many humidifiers have a hollow float inside that helps control water level, or tells the operator (that's you) when to refill the reservoir. In some cases, you'll need to adjust or replace the float 

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I would check the fan and the heating element

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    dragon_rag27 Jan 08, 2009

    do you have hard or soft water? it could be clogged

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    dragon_rag27 Jan 10, 2009

    do you have hard or soft water as it could be coating the parts with a mineral build up which can greatly reduce the amount evaporated

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Some humidifiers just don't get high enough humidity to reach such a high percentage. If there is a way to "increase it, the instructions would be in the manual.

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  • Quickfx PC Repair Jan 10, 2009

    You have to understand that ppl are trying to give you suggestions, truth is some things just can't be done so "increasing the evaporation" may not be possible. If there was some simple way to do so it would be in the manual and I don't see it being that complicated if there was a way. Sometimes you purchase an item and it just doesn't preform how you expected it to try returning it and getting a different one then. I looked up the manual on your model it says nothing about it, no one has ever commented about it other than you.

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Try 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.
1. Remove the old motor from its housing, using a Phillips screwdriver or a nut driver and socket.
2. 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.
3. Take the motor to an appliance store to buy a replacement.
4. Install the fan blade on the new motor, then install the motor and reattach the wires.

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    Try 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.
    1. Remove the old motor from its housing, using a Phillips screwdriver or a nut driver and socket.
    2.
    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.
    3. Take the motor to an appliance store to buy a replacement.
    4. Install the fan blade on the new motor, then install the motor and reattach the wires.

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Check the motor and the fan blades of the humidifier properly and if needed replace it

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The fan motor has to be replaced . 

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What country are you in... winter time is low humidity to begin with.

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