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Humdifier wont work

I have a Honeywell HWM 260 (I think thats what it is) which I have had for a few years. This is the first time I have used it this winter - probably 9-10 months since last used.
I filled it with water and pressed the Power on button but nothing has happened even after 10 mins. All I get is a little icon on the screen which looks like a container with a water drop inside it.....what am I missing or doing wrong?

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  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2009

    Similar problem here, after only two years! I looked inside (need a very special screwdriver TORX-15 drilled for security pin) and there is one connector (black wire) that is broken off the element. No way to fix this, the element needs to be replaced...???



    I will try to get one but I doubt that it would be possible!

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Check the thermo protector fuse at the bottom near the heating pad. The fuse must not be open circuit. If it is, replace it. You can order the fuse for $1 from eBay or Amazon. Good luck!

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I had two Honeywell HWM-260 Humidifiers with the same problem; the blinking "Refill Symbol" appearing for no reason, and a stubborn "Reset" button. Even when it would reset, the Refill Symbol would soon appear again, turning the unit off.
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The problem with both units was the "Tank" safety switch; a small, lever-actuated micro-switch inside the "Power Unit." I wasn't able to find any replacements, but I did find that these little switches can be disassembled, so I took them apart and delicately cleaned the contacts. Now both humidifiers are working fine again.
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I was initially thinking about just jumpering the switch terminals, since the tank safety switch seems rather superfluous anyway; the humidifier having a thermal shut-off that will turn it off if the tank runs dry (or isn't in place.) If I hadn't been able to clean the switch contacts, I probably would have settled for that.

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  • mike Dec 30, 2016

    Check the thermo protector fuse at the bottom near the heating pad. The fuse must not be open circuit. If it is, replace it. You can order the fuse for $1 from eBay or Amazon. Good luck!

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