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Honeywell HE260A wiring.

I have my humidifer hooked up, but can not get it to operate, I think it may be my wiring. here is how i have it hooked up, from the sail switch to the power supply:

Sail Switch:
white wire hooked to the common
red wire hooked to the norm open
the red and white are then routed to the back of the h-stat.

H-stat
one of the red wires from the sail switch is connected to one of the black wires. a second set of red/white is introduced(coming from he humidifer). the red is hooked to the other black wire. the whites from this wire and from the wire from the sail switch are connected.

Humidifier-
the red wire from the h-stat is connected to one of the black wires on the solenoid. a second wire is introduced from the power supply, its red wire is connected to the other black wire from the solenoid. the 2 white wires are connected together.

power supply-
i have a transformer from Honeywell that plugs into an outlet, red and white wires are connected to the back. i tested the outlet, power is being supplied.

where is my problem? water is being supplied.

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  • juliehummel Feb 04, 2009

    is the sail switch necessary?

  • juliehummel Feb 04, 2009

    i'm using the wire (red,white) the humidifier came with. i do have the white wire that goes directly from the H-stat to the transformer. the red wire from the H-stat wire goes to the solenoid.i have another wire from the transformer-the red wire from the transformer goes to the other solenoid. the white wire from the transformer connects to the white H-stat wire that i mentioned above.

  • juliehummel Feb 28, 2009

    how do I check the fuse? the transformer is closed? i'm sorry, i can not follow the diagrams that were recommended, is there anyother solutions that can be provided?

  • juliehummel Feb 28, 2009

    the transformer i am using plugs directly into the wall. do you have pics of the connection to the solenoid on the humidifier itself? it appears as though my connections match the pics that are provided.



    thanks

  • juliehummel Feb 28, 2009

    There are no mineral deposits in the water line, water flows through when i disconnect it from the solenoid. power is being supplied directly through a wall outlet, through Honeywell plug.



    any other suggestions?



    also, how do i see other possible solutions that others have posted to answer my question?

  • juliehummel Mar 01, 2009

    i appreciate everybody's suggestions, but the humidifier is still not turning on.

    any other suggestions?


    thanks

  • juliehummel Mar 01, 2009

    i appreciate everybody's suggestions, but the humidifier is still not turning on.

    any other suggestions?


    thanks

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Think of it this way. One side of the transformer can go straight to the solenoid valve on the humidifier. Then the wire from the other side of the trans. goes to the sail switch or humidistat either one. Then coming off of the other side of the sail switch or humidistat go to the sail humid that you didn't go to first. Coming off of the other side of that control go to the solenoid. The humidistat and sail switch both should be on the same line you are just splitting that side of the circuit. Then the other side goes straight to the solenoid. If that doesn't work then try wiring straight from the trans. to the solenoid just to see if the solenoid works.

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Hi,
See the following picture to see the proper connection 

You can see the complete hook up from the picture below 
Honeywell HE260A wiring. - 6c09420.jpg


You can see the connection between sail switch and humid stat from the picture below 

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You can see transformer hook up from the picture below 

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Hi there,
24v ac cyliniod on the water line, probably mineral deposits or just went bad, it gets its power from the terminal board on newer units have a humidifier output on them.
Good Luck!!!

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See the following picture to see the proper connection
Honeywell HE260A wiring. - complete.jpghumidifier.jpgsailswitch_and_humidstat.jpg

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  • SAM ANDERSON Feb 28, 2009

    You can see the complete hook up from the picture below





  • SAM ANDERSON Feb 28, 2009

    You can see the connection between sail switch and humid stat from the picture below


  • SAM ANDERSON Feb 28, 2009

    You can see transformer hook up from the picture below




  • SAM ANDERSON Feb 28, 2009

    Source :vesperworks.com

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Check if the unit is fused, you may have blown the fuse when connecting the wirings, the wirings seem connected in the right way.

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

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    Ginko Feb 28, 2009

    You find the wiring diagram here :


    Honeywell He260a Wiring




  • Ginko
    Ginko Feb 28, 2009

    You need to connect the humistat to the control and to the humidifier on the way below, connect the humistat to solenoid doing a t connection to the humidifier on the wirings to humidstat.



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