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If this is a new problem, on an existing humidifier, then it is most likely a bad solonoid valve. This is the valve that the water line is connected to, and it controls the flow of water to your humidifier.
If this is a problem on a newly installed humidifier, it is possible to have wired the humidifier directly to the transformer power, and therefore holding the valve open all the time.
Turn the unit off, lift the fan assembly off the base, and push the connector together that goes to the float switch on the bottom of the fan motor. If you hold the switch in with your finger (careful not to get into the fan blades) and turn the unit on, the F indication should go away. F (as in Fill), apparently, means the base has no water. The plastic tube that sticks up out of the base floats on the water and pushes the switch. Put it back together, it should work!
Most modern humidifiers use a constant drain to flush mineral deposits, and to keep the water fresh at all times. This keeps the unit from holding standing water. This keep the water fresh and prevents mold spores from infesting the air in your home.
I dont know why your humidifier is spitting water out.
But it sounds like you need to clean the unit and install a new filter. Once the filter becomes used, the humidifier won't work as well. Less water will be used because the clogged filter can't hold as much. Once you replace the filter, your water consumption should go back up and you should feel a difference in your home again.