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Water runs only with temp dial held in test/reset position.

Unit is configured for manual control.

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  • gwc36 Mar 13, 2009

    After operating control over several days problem disappeared. Thanks for your help.

  • martpa Mar 17, 2009

    Regardless of the outside temperature, the unit never turns on water supply to increase house humidity. If the humastatis put into the test position, the solenoid operates upon blower activating.



    Have dealt with the house humidty below 15% all winter, and now am at about 28%. But outside temp is now above 50 degrees and we have been having rain for the past week or so.



    I believe that the humidty would be in the same range without the humidifier, as it does not appear to be working anyway.

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I assume the temp dial you are referring to is the humidistat. If it only works when you apply manual pressure. You have bad contactsin the humidistat. Replace the stat.
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We noticed the humidity went down to 30% and I adjusted the rate to increase Now our Aprilaire 400 says to change the filter. I did that, and it still says to change the filter. The furnace runs fine....


If your humidifier is equipped with a Digital Humidifier Control with Water

Panel change indicator, after replacing the Water Panel, turn the control

knob to the "Test/Reset" position until the "Humidifier On" light blinks to

reset its timer. (Blower must be operating and HVAC calling for heat.) Be sure

to turn the control knob back to it's original setting. If the "Humidifier On"

light continues to blink, your humidifier is in Test mode. DO NOT LEAVE THE
CONTROL IN TEST MODE OR HUMIDIFIER WILL NOT OPERATE.

Jan 27, 2011 | Aprilaire 400 Humidifier

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Not working


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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I replaced the water panel on our aprilaire 600 humidifier. I adjusted the thermostat to call for heat to test it. When the dial (non-digital control panel for the humidifier) is turned to test/reset,...


Thank you for contacting us with regards to your model 600 Humidifier. The Change Water Panel indicator should flash when the control knob is set to the Test/Reset mode. The flashing indicates that the timer has been successfully reset. However, the humidifier should operate for the first 60 seconds of Test mode as long as your furnace is running. If your humidifier does not turn on, contact your installer. The humidifier may require service.
We appreciate the opportunity to be of assistance.
Sincerely,


Brett Phillips
Technical Support
Research Products Corporation

Nov 01, 2010 | Aprilaire 600 Humidifier

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How do you set and or reset the "filter replacement"schedule on the April air #700 model?


The owner's manual reads "After the Water Panel is replaced, turn the Control knob to the “Test/Reset” position until the green “Humidifier ON” light flashes, to reset the Water Panel change timer."

Hope you find this to be very helpful.

Let me know if you have any questions. :-)

Mar 20, 2010 | Aprilaire 700 Humidifier

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760 aprilaire humidifier does not let water to the filter. I have cleaned and checked the lines in and out of solenoid.


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  1. No click at the solenoid valve indicates an electrical problem. Contact your heating and air conditioning dealer to further check the electrical components of your Aprilaire Humidifier.

  1. The click sound at the solenoid valve indicates there is electricity to the solenoid valve. By turning the dial of your humidifier control to a setting above the “click point” you should see water coming out of the drain line within a few minutes which would indicate your humidifier is working.

  1. If the solenoid valve makes a click sound and there is no water draining from the unit, this would indicate the flow of water is being obstructed.

1. To determine if water flow is being obstructed, turn the dial of your humidifier control to the off position. The first location you would want to check for an obstruction would be at the saddle valve located on the water line supplying water to the humidifier. When checking the saddle valve, you want to make sure it is completely open. This can be done by turning the valve all the way to the left. If anything is clogged, it can be dislodged by turning the saddle valve all the way to the right and back to the left. Once this is done, turn the humidifier control dial above the click point and you should see water coming out the drain line.


If water is still not coming out of the drain, check the orifice and in-line strainer to make sure they are not clogged. The orifice is located in the tube on the discharge side of the solenoid valve and the in-line strainer is located on the inlet side of the solenoid valve. You may clear the orifice by inserting a needle through the small opening. Clean the strainer by running it under warm water to dislodge deposits or replace. After clearing and re-installing the orifice and strainer (be sure to double wrench all water connections), turn the humidifier control dial above the click point and you should see water coming out the drain line.

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Aprilaire 600 humidier: water continuously runs


sounds like you may have it wired to a continuous power source vs one that shuts off with the furnace. The most common wiring is red to C & white to W

Jan 08, 2010 | Aprilaire 600 Humidifier

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Water only runs with humidistat in test/reset mode. Aprilaire 600 with an Aprilaire 56 Automatic Humidistat, both about 5 years old. Water line is clear, and test mode runs fine for the 1 minute interval....


you need to make sure your humidity level in the house isnt higher then what your humidifier will provide at any givin outdoor temp. this chart is in the owners manual. you cant remove the wires going to the ODS or it will give an error unless you have a resistor to put in its place. Anyway if the humidifier works in test mode according to AA it works so you may have higher humidity than you think, the highest your gonna get is 45% as the temp outside drops it will allow less humidity so it doesnt cause window condinsation (property damage) here is a copy of the chart. the #s on the left are the dial setting
TABLE 2 – % Relative Humidity Guide
Outdoor Temperature (°F)
-10°F 0°F 10°F 20°F 30°F 40°F
1
10% 10% 10% 15% 20% 25%
2 10% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30%
3 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35%
4 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40%
5 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45%
6 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 45%
7 30% 35% 40% 45% 45% 45%

Nov 28, 2009 | Aprilaire 600 Humidifier

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Change water pad but change water panel light is on


Turn the control knob to the
“Test/Reset” position until the “Change
Water Panel” light blinks to reset the
water panel change indicator timer.
(Blower must be operating and furnace
calling for heat.) Be sure to turn the
control knob back to the prior setting when finished

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Aprilaire 600 Humidifier


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I had this problem several years ago. In order for the water to flow, the outside temperature sending unit must indicate to the controller that it is less than 60F. If not, the unit will not operate outside of test mode. Check the temp outside where your sending unit is (could the sun be heating that side of the house?) and ensure that the circuit to the sending unit is working. I had a bad wire splice inside a wire nut stopping the circuit. Took me a long while to figure it out.

If the outside temp and your sending unit circuit is ok, I wish you luck on your troubleshooting.

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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.

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