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Replaced cylinder and drain valve assembly, drain line is clear, when "manual drain" is activated, the cylinder won't drain

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Leaking at base due to too high of pressure or defective evaporative filter?


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How to manually activate a humidifier solenoid


If humidifier is running but water valve is not clicking open, check the wire connections. If connection is OK, than unplug the humidifier from 120V outlet, disconnect water valve wires and with multimeter check resistivity on the valve coil. If the coil is burned out/open/no resistance, the coil needs to be replaced.

Nov 12, 2013 | Honeywell HE360A1027 Whole House...

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There is no water going into the humidifier, make: Generalaire 1042


Hello, first thing is check is the strainer going into the solenoid valve for sediment, if there is clean the strainer and reinstall. If the strainer in clean the check if you are getting 24 volts to the solenoid valve, if you have voltage and the solenoid does not let the water thru replace the solenod valve.

Apr 09, 2011 | General Filters 1042-LH 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.

Mar 10, 2010 | Aprilaire Humidifiers

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Honeywell HE260 leaks somewhere


Neither, even if the solenoid or humidistat stick, it should always drain properly. Is the unit mounted on the cold air return duct or the supply plenum? If it's mounted on the supply plenum, the water panel might be getting blown forward and spilling the water. High efficient furnaces also can leak water on the floor if its drain is restricted. If hum. is mounted on return duct make sure drain is clear by blowing through it. On Honeywell hum's I've seen the rubber hose from the solenoid valve to the distributor tray leak too, check the rubber 1/4" hose.

Dec 28, 2009 | Honeywell HE260A1010 Whole House...

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Water is getting to my solenoid valve and the valve is activated as it is warm to the touch. No water on the back side of the valve to the humidifier. It is on sometimes and other times is doesn't work....


Valves do go bad, but I had the same issue and it was the inlet orifice that was plugged.
To fix: Turn off the water supply. Disconnect the water inlet line to the solenoid. The water inlet line connect to ~ 1" long piece that goes into the solenoid. Unscrew the water inlet piece and remove it from the solenoid. Check it for water flow - water should slowly drip out the small orifice at the soleniod side. There is a pin-hole sized orifice on the solenoid side and it doesn't take much to plug it. There is also a narrow cone-shaped filter inside the inlet piece. You can use tweezers to remove the filter and & use a safety pin or sewing needle to clear the orifice. Check the filter, clean it if necessary, and reinstall the filter. Now check for water flow thru the part before reinstalling. Reconnect the water inlet line and turn on the water supply. Turn your humidistat to trigger the humidifier. You should see water flowing through the drain tube.

Dec 13, 2009 | Honeywell HE220A1019 Whole House...

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No water flow in humidifier


clearly your water pump is broken. or you solonoid

Nov 11, 2009 | Aprilaire 600 Humidifier

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Aprilaire model 560 pan keeps filling up with water - what adjustments do I need to do?


Here's a link to the manual for your Aprilaire model 560 humidifier you can download and print for free.

According to Aprilaire, it is normal for there to be excess water going into the drain pan. However, the drain pan should have a drain line connected to it so the contaminents from the humidifier can be flushed down a drain and away from the unit. (see page 2 Principle of Operation).

They further state that the water valve should only be either fully on or fully shut off and do not attempt to regulate water flow with the inlet supply valve.

http://www.aprilaire.com/themes/aa/en/manuals/Humidifiers_Owners_Manual.pdf

I would give the unit a good cleaning of the pan, locate the drain connection and attach a drain line to your unit as is required for proper operation and function/

Hope you find this Very Helpful - Best regards!

Aug 19, 2009 | Aprilaire Humidifiers

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