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Re: HE440A Steam Power Humidifier
The most common cause of overflow is when hard water deposits build up and prevent the float from closing. You'll have to open up the unit, make sure there's no water in it, and clean out any mineral deposits.
The problem with these steam producing units is that there is no built in way to remove those deposits automatically. The water comes in, evaporates, and leaves anything else that was suspended in it behind.
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Remove and clean the water level sensor and see if this resolves your error. If cleaning doesn't do it, check the connector for buildup. If neither of the above works, you'll need to order a new sensor - I've gone through two in four years as the heat appears to crack the plastic housing, allowing water to wick up between the plastic and the contact, ultimately shorting it.
I had the same problem. I replaced the solenoid which resulted with the same problem. I then blocked the drain using a ball valve, that resulted in the humidifier overflowing. I do have a fault code (3 blinks) indicating failure to fill tank. However, if this were true, blocking the drain would have solved this problem. I have replaced the unit with a new one, and it is now working perfectly. If you have covered all these bases then I suggest replacing your unit. Hopefully it's under warranty. Cheers, Rich
this is a steam and misting type humidifier, the water tanks will not heat up, the heating element is internal to the unit, just make sure you clean it periodically and I would suggest having a fan asst to help move the humidification around the room, hope that helps
You should take out that aprilaire and throw it in the garbage or return it to who you got it from. Ask them why they didn't offer you the best humidifiers available. The only way to truly control humidity in your home without running your heat is a steam humidifier. Autoflo makes a good one also honeywell makes a new one. I have installed a honeywell tru steam in my own home and a few customers it hasn't lived up to its advertising. The auto flo has never given me any problems with customers.
I would say that the beauty of steam is that it has to get through the 100 degree temperature to leave the aqueous state - i.e. to move from a liquid to a gas.
The benefit of that is that any organizums in the water should be killed as a result of that process. Its possible that it smelt musty or old stagnant water smells but to be honest there is little change of harm to the little ones.
Yes you will want the out door sensor. The reason why is it is going to read the average temp outside and will adjust what you hum is producing due to the temp outside, that is so you dont cause condensation on your window. You can run it in manuel or auto but i would strongly reccomend to run it in auto.
the kitty will turn off if you rotate the dail all the way to off (straight up). Look at the pink arrow on the dial. You will feel that the knob does not want to go any further when you are at "on" which is the lowest setting and no steam comes out. But you have to go all the way to off.
The elephant and frog models have actual on/off switches but this one its just the dail.
Honeywell has had lots of problems with this humidifier. They are coming out with a completely redesigned steam humidifier that will be available in a month or two. If you know who installed it (through equipment stickers and such) you can probably get them to swap your old trouble prone unit for the new design for just the labor. If they won't, then push them to talk with their Honeywell distributor about it.
The problem is most likely a stuck float in the humidifier. There are two floats that run up and down. One that tells it when to add water, and one that is a safety. They both tend to get stuck with mineral deposits.
You can fix it by unplugging the humidifier, turning off the water, draining the pan (unscrew the drain on the bottom a few turns), disconnecting the water lines and wires (2 molded plugs and 2 screw terminals-don't worry about if they get swapped). There should be a couple of screws that lock it into the ductwork such that when you remove the screws you can pull the whole unit out to see inside the water tank. Then just clean everything out well and put it back together in the same order.
You really do want Honeywell to get you a new humidifier though.