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Installed Wait 5000 Humidifier. Water never turns on

The water never seems to turn on. This is on a Keeprite high effeciency furnace. I use this humidifier as a direct replacment for the old drum style, put it in the same position. Is the furnace possibly not generating the heat to turn the unit on? I use the supplied transformer, green light is on when furnace is off but humidistat demand is there. When furnace turns on green light goes off, furnace turns off before water starts flowing. Lots of Supply water.

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  • Corey McConnell
    Corey McConnell Apr 15, 2009

    I figured it out, the internal humidistat in the humidifier was keeping the water valve closed. I bypassed it and wire directly to the valve. No the correct way but works like a charm.

  • cowand chick Apr 20, 2009

    Redplaced two Wait 5000 Humidifier so far. Water never turns on" or now and then-when the furnace run. Uses the wife blow drie to represent the furnace heat and still wont run. Tired to hear the wife complain about this humidifier any suggestions, and notify you when a new solution is offered

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I WOULD CHECK TO SEE IF YOU HAVE ENOUGH V/A OUT-PUT ON TRANSFORMER. I DONT KNOW IF YOURS CAME WITH ITS OWN TRANSFORMER. IF IT DIDNT YOU SHOULD HAVE A MINIMUM OF A 40 V/A RATING STAMPED OR PRINTED ON THE EXISTING TRANSFORMER. IF THE TRANSFORMER IS EXTREAMLY HOT ... YOU MAY NEED A 75 V/A TRANSFORMER WITH THE SAME VOLTAGES. INCREASING THE V/A CANNOT DAMMAGE ANYTHING IT JUST GIVES YOU MORE POWER WHEN EXCESIVE CONTROLS AND WIRING ARE ADDED TO A HVAC LOW-VOLAGE (24v) CIRCUIT. IF YOU LIKE YOU CAN CALL ME AT 727-363-7071. I AM A RETIRED HVAC&R CONTRACTOR WITH 45 YEARS EXPERIENCE. I HATE THE NEW SENSORS THEY HAVE TO ACTIVATE THESE NEW HUMIDIFIERS. I USE TO WIRE THE HUMIDIFIER TRANSFORMER (SUPPLIED WITH HUMIDIFIER) TO THE LINE (110V) SIDE TO THE LOW SPEED ON YOUR BLOWER MOTOR. THAT WAY THE ONLY THING THAT INTERUPTS THE CICUIT IS THE HUMIDISTAT. YOU NEVER WANT THE HUMIDIFIER TO RUN IF YOUR SYSTEM IS NOT "CALLING FOR HEAT". NEVER TRY TO ENERGIZE THE WATER SOLENOID THROUGH YOUR HEAT WIRE(USUALLY SMALL THE WHITE WIRE) FROM THE THERMOSTAT. THIS WILL RESULT IN BURNING YOUR HEAT ANTICIPATOR OUT ON THE T-STAT.

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Sounds like you may have put 120v through a 24v solenoid and humidistat.
Is the HUM terminal on the furnace 120v or 24v?
If it is a 120v terminal you will need a 120x24v transformer and a new solenoid and maybe a new humidistat.

Posted on Jan 02, 2009

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it is best to use a seperate transformer for the hummidifier, but in some cases you can use the low voltage t-stat wire that runs your furnace, you will need to have one wire run to common, and the other to the heating side of your low voltage, normally its the red wire hooked to the w circuit of your terminal board, if you do decide to go with an extra transformer, make sure you you have it wired to bring on the humidifier only when the unit calls for heat, hope that helps

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Water keeps running to Honewell 360A Whole House Humidifier

You may need to replace the valve that is wired to the furnace that controls the water flow

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Wiring issue with the Honeywell HE360A Humidifier

Maybe I can help. this is 24v so it doestn't matter which wire goes where so here goes. 2 wires from humidistat go to furnace, split one of the wires(not both) so they reach the yellow wires on the humidifier. with marettsconnect one of the split wires to one of the yellow wires. do the same to the other split wire and yellow wire. what you should get is one wire from humidistat to furnace then one wire from humidifier to humidistat and one from humidifier to furnace. hope this helps

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

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