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My humidifier is set at 40% but the humidistat reading never

Climbs above 25%. How do I fix the problem???

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Have you measured the amount of water dripping into the drain? The specification is 1 quart in 2 and half minutes. If it is much less, get your solenoid checked. I had the same problem and got it replaced and it works as per specification now. You also need to see how many minutes in an hour your furnace is actually running. The humidifier runs only when the furnace is, so the more it runs the better. The specification is 35% with the furnace running at 70%.

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