Question about Humidifiers
I couldn't figure out how to remove the bottom of the heating unit. It turned out, it was just old and encrusted with build-up from use. I tried following the instruction on the underside which shows the word OFF and an arrow pointing clockwise. There are no screws or release levers apparent. Finally, I put the unit upside down between my knees and used extra might to turn in the direction of the arrow. It came undone and was able to clean the unit and re-assemble it. It's plugged in now and working fine.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It sounds very much like the transducer has failed. This is likely a crystal transducer and since they produce the agitation that should cause a mist, they are running continuously; not a good thing for something that is trying to shake iteslf apart all the time.
These require input from a circuit that produces the fairly high level of power needed to drive the crystal so it could also be the source of the problem.
This isn't something an owner is able to diagnose unless they have some technical training.
Posted on Nov 08, 2008
SOURCE: how does transformer hook up
if you just replace the unit and it is working, no your do not need the tranformer. The unit is getting power from the furnace. For reference though. The black and white wires are your 120 volts. Black hot, white common. the 2 screws are your 24 volts
Posted on Dec 23, 2008
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I picked this up a couple days ago at the Salvation Army, 3 bucks. I also had way too much damp coming out, saturating anything near.
I read through the comments, and one folk said they uncovered the spaz unit and tightened the screw they found there, to no avail. They asked if they should reopen and loosened the screw ...
Which I did. Took me a while, and maybe those who aren't used to investigating the inner workings shouldn't try it unless they're willing to make a mistake and throw it away, but ...
I loosened the screw. Not sure if it was a quarter turn or a half turn; I wanted to do more and have learned many times that "more" is not "better."
I have a cardboard box in front of the unit for hours now, and it is not saturated.
The factory setting, whether it be for all or some, is too wet. Loosening the screw that shows through the computer board has, for me, made the unit more tolerable. Takes an eyeglass-screwdriver to get it done, but if'n ya has the general know-how to investigate things, maybe it'll work for you.
Posted on Jan 07, 2009
Is the water in your area soft? If so, add a few pinches of salt. Vaporizers boil the water by running electricity through it. If your water is too soft, no electricity and therefore no steam.
If you have hard water, and the unit must be cleaned, try soaking it in vinegar.
Posted on Jan 14, 2010
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