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There is a gel-like substance on my aprilaire water panel. what is this?

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SOURCE: Aprilaire 600 - change water panel light stays on

Turn the control knob to the test/reset position untill the change water panel light blinks to reset the change panel timer. Make shure the furnace is running calling for heat.Turn control knob to prior setting after resetting timer. Hope this helps.

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

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Hello,All the pads have a protectant(white) coating because the pad is aluminum and would rot out fairly quickly from getting wet.The slime is bacteria(fungus) not from the coating that forms from stagnant (sitting) water.Make sure the unit is draining out dry after each cycle.With the pad out pour vinegar OR bleach & water (10:1) to kill the mold in the drain pipe.Do not clean the pad at all ,it gets replaced.They sell an inexpensive wet floor alarm at the store that makes noise when wet.

Posted on Oct 12, 2010

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SOURCE: 2 months into the heating season I noticed a large

Mold can really cause problems with humidifiers-
They do need to be serviced, cleaned up, and something like weak bleach used to kill mold spores, -- get it all tidy and clean!
Were you able to clean out the drain line?-- and is it draining now?
And is the float valve shutting off the water flow, before it reaches the overflow drain pipe?
Another concern would be the soaking pad-- Has it been changed recently?

Tell us more--

Mack B

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2 months into the heating season I noticed a large puddle around my heater. the Aprilaire 600 unit was leaking. The distrution tray had a red substance around the water holes. Also the overflow drain line...


Mold can really cause problems with humidifiers-
They do need to be serviced, cleaned up, and something like weak bleach used to kill mold spores, -- get it all tidy and clean!
Were you able to clean out the drain line?-- and is it draining now?
And is the float valve shutting off the water flow, before it reaches the overflow drain pipe?
Another concern would be the soaking pad-- Has it been changed recently?

Tell us more--

Mack B

Jan 06, 2011 | Aprilaire 600 Humidifier

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Aprilaire 550 Changed the water panel and the water distribution panel. There is a little u-shaped cradle for the feed tube. But the feed tube is not secure and sprouts water everywhere. Now what?


On the water distribution panel there is an "L" shaped nozzle that the water hose plugs into, this directs the water into the top of the distribution panel. Your's is obviously missing. Look for this part on the parts you removed.

Dec 28, 2010 | Aprilaire 550 Humidifier

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HI, Troubleshooting an Aprilaire Humidifier

Aprilaire, a manufacturer of indoor air quality products including thermostats, air cleaners and dehumidifiers, also offers a line of whole house humidifiers. Installed in your existing heating and cooling system, humidity is produced by a supplied water source that flows over a water panel before being distributed throughout your air through the heating and cooling system. Issues you may need to troubleshoot with your Aprilaire humidifier include error messages and the unit producing too little or too much humidity.

Things You'll Need:

Replacement water panel


Turn down the control dial by one setting if condensation appears on your windows or walls.


Turn up the control dial by one setting if there is a lack of humidity, often indicated by dry skin or peeling wallpaper or paint.


Turn the control dial to "Test/Reset" if the humidifier does not run. Verify the heating and air conditioning unit blower is operating. If the heating and air conditioning unit is not operating or you are unable to resolve the issue contact a heating contractor.


Contact a heating contractor if you turn the control dial to "Off" and the humidifier continues to run.


Contact your Aprilaire dealer (see Resources) if you notice an error code on the display and the "Call Dealer for Service" light flashes.


Turn the control dial to "Off" and turn off the water supply if the yellow "Change Water Panel" light flashes. Lift the front panel off of the humidifier. Slide out the water panel. Insert a new water panel. Replace the front cover. Turn the control dial to "Test/Reset" until the "Humidifier On" light flashes. If you feel uncomfortable changing the water panel, contact a heating contractor.


Tips & Warnings

Purchase replacement water panels through your Aprilaire dealer or a heating contractor.



You can get parts from the link below:

arnoldservice.com/humidifier_parts.htm


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Nov 17, 2010 | Aprilaire 700 Humidifier

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My Aprilaire new water pad has a white substance on it. I mentioned this because twice the pad (tworeleased a sticky, mucous substance that plugged the drain line and caused flooding in my basement. The...


Hello,All the pads have a protectant(white) coating because the pad is aluminum and would rot out fairly quickly from getting wet.The slime is bacteria(fungus) not from the coating that forms from stagnant (sitting) water.Make sure the unit is draining out dry after each cycle.With the pad out pour vinegar OR bleach & water (10:1) to kill the mold in the drain pipe.Do not clean the pad at all ,it gets replaced.They sell an inexpensive wet floor alarm at the store that makes noise when wet.

Oct 12, 2010 | Aprilaire 550 Humidifier

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I am getting a white scale or powdry dust throughout the house. What is happening?


You need to replace you humidifier pad. The water scales up on the pad and this is the white powdery substance you are getting.

Feb 02, 2010 | Aprilaire 550 Humidifier

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Indicator says " change water panel"


Go to www.aprilaire.com and order the water panel for your type of humidifier . The model # should be located on the humidifier. the box you get from them will have directions on how to change. you will then need to turnyour dial on the humidistat to TEST until the green light BLINKS, this will reset the panel reminder timer.

Jan 20, 2010 | Aprilaire 700 Humidifier

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Aprilair 760 Humidfier will not stop water flow to EV panel


If the water continues runs nonstop even when the heater is turned off, you might have either a bad solenoid valve or a bad humidistat. Simply disconnect one of the two low voltage wires going into the unit. If the water turns off then your problem is most likely your humidistat or the low voltage wiring. If the water continues to run even when the low voltage is disconnected you have a defective solenoid valve.
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Apr 09, 2009 | Aprilaire 700 Humidifier

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Water Leak


there is a nozzel at the end a black tube at the top of the hummidifier that has come off or the tube is cracked

Dec 24, 2008 | Aprilaire 550 Humidifier

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Aprilaire 600 - change water panel light stays on


Turn the control knob to the test/reset position untill the change water panel light blinks to reset the change panel timer. Make shure the furnace is running calling for heat.Turn control knob to prior setting after resetting timer. Hope this helps.

Feb 16, 2008 | Aprilaire 600 Humidifier

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Water dripping from unit


if the water panel needs to be replaced , this can happen. instead of going through the panel , water will run on the outside of the panel and drip through the seems on the humidifier cover. make sure the plastic hose that goes into the water panel is inserted into the water panel.

Dec 27, 2007 | Aprilaire 700 Humidifier

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