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I have an essikair Ep9 500 humidifier. It runs, but it never seems to shut off because it never hits the set humidity level. It's not using much water anymore. What's the problem? Thanks

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SOURCE: Fan is running but humidity is not changing

Q: My unit has been running for several hours. I hear the fan spinning, but I do not notice the water level in the tank decreasing.
A:
First, check the filter to ensure it is wet. If the pad appears dry, remove it from the Base and gently rinse under cool water. Reposition wet filter in the Base. You may also want to note the current moisture level in your home. If the humidity level is over 60% the unit will not put out much moisture
as your air is already saturated.

UV bulb and filter are user replacement items

see manual from my other post
Owners manual LINK
Comment by Soulvisitor, posted on Jan 20, 2008 You should notice moisture on the widows in the room after unit has run for awile, this unit carries a 3 year warranty. More info coming...
Comment by Soulvisitor, posted on Jan 20, 2008 see this
4b54ac1.jpg Comment by Soulvisitor, posted on Jan 20, 2008 If water level in tank is dropping and fan runs then I'd say it is working.

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Comment by Soulvisitor, posted on Jan 20, 2008 Q: I hear the fan turning, but I don’t see any mist. Is my humidifier operating properly?
A:
Dry air is pulled through the system and a fan disperses invisible, moisture balanced air. There is no
“mist” emitted. When operating normally you will feel only cool air coming from the unit. Monitor the
water level in your Tank/ Base. If you notice a decrease in the Water Tank over 24 hours then the unit
is operating normally.

Posted on Jan 20, 2008

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SOURCE: Aprilaire 500 - Everything works, but humidity will not increase!

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.

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

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SOURCE: aprilaire 600 humidity level too low

you may try running your blower 100% of the time.this should allow the humidifier to stay on even when your not heating. once the humidity level gets to where you want it, you may be able to put the fan selector back to auto. also you mentioned you have a variable blower. this is great if it is set up to run at approx. 20% fan speed when it is not heating or cooling. at 20% you can circulate enough air through the house to humidify without being able to hear the noise of the blower. it will really increase the comfort level of the house if you tend to have hot and cool spots. if it was not set up this way, contact the installer and ask if they can do this for you.

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Carrier SBP Humidifier is not working

I would suggest turning up the humidistat (usually located on the the return air duct to a higher setting and listening for a "click" noise on the supply valve. If you do hear a click but dont see / hear any water than the culprit is likely the valve itself.

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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SOURCE: water keeps running into humidifier even furnance blower is not

This sounds like, the 550 transformer is not connected to the blower motor power connection (in parallel)

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

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What is the gallons per 24hour output capacity of this unit?


There are several variables that will determine the gallons used per 24 hour period.
  • At what humidity level do you have it set for? The higher the level, the faster consumption.
  • How much air movement is there in the are in the house/area of the humidifier?
  • How air tight is your home?.
  • How may people occupy the home?
  • Whats the temperature setting for your primary heat source?
Let's assume that everything is perfect. Your humidifier holds approximately 6 gallons of water, when completely full. The ideal humidity level depending on the outside air temperature is 40 to 50%. Once the humidity level you have it set for is reached, the humidifier shuts off. When the humidity level drops significantly, it turns back on. So, as you can see, it's difficult to come up with an exact figure. But based on if everything was perfect, about 1.5 to 2 quarts per hour or almost 6 gallons in 24 hours.

For more details on this humidifier call 1-800-546-5637.

Hope this helps you.

Rich

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The humidifier says "desired humidity" when turned


I would say, either the humidity level in the room is hi or the humidifier is defective, In my house the humidity is about 42% to 45% when we use the humidifier, and can drop to 30% or less if we don't, we leave in DC area,
I hope this helps.

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I need to get about 70% humidity in my walk in humidor,so how do i adjust the kenmore humidifier


If you do not already have one get a cheap hygrometer at Lowes or Home Depot and put it in your humidor at eye level. Then run your unit until it reads 70 percent. When the unit is balanced in other words shuts off at that humidity you are set. Use a majic marker to mark the position and you are done. Let me know how this works out.

hardrocko

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Won't humidify past 30% in a 90sf bedroom


The most probable reason that the humidifier does not reach the levels you describe is because you said you had the unit in your bedroom.

Bedrooms typically contain materials that are known as "hygroscopic." What that means in plain English is that items such as the bedding, mattress, any carpeting, wood, curtains, you, etc. all absorb moisture , kinda like a sponge. Since that moisture is being held by these materials, the air itself contains less by percentage. 25-30% humidity is actually pretty good for any room, especially in colder climates and higher humidity levels can lead to the production of mold, condensation on windows, etc., which are not good things. The good news is that reasonable humidity levels are healthier for textiles such as carpeting, cloth, and so on because the fibers won't dry out and crack. Dust is also reduced, but again, only to a certain level.

If your humidifier is reaching 30% it's probably working ok.

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Aprilaire 600 humidity level too low


you may try running your blower 100% of the time.this should allow the humidifier to stay on even when your not heating. once the humidity level gets to where you want it, you may be able to put the fan selector back to auto. also you mentioned you have a variable blower. this is great if it is set up to run at approx. 20% fan speed when it is not heating or cooling. at 20% you can circulate enough air through the house to humidify without being able to hear the noise of the blower. it will really increase the comfort level of the house if you tend to have hot and cool spots. if it was not set up this way, contact the installer and ask if they can do this for you.

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Humidifier occasionally runs in spurts (on for 2 secs and then turns off)


It's just trying to keep the humidity level you set it at. By dropping the temperature in your home or changing the humidity level you want you can avoid this.

Good Luck.

Feb 12, 2008 | Lasko 1128 Humidifier

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Temp


My guess is that you are trying to bring the humidity up too high. There is a chart in the manual that suggests where to set the humidity at based on outdoor temps.

I try to keep the level at 30-35% in the winter.

Hope this helps.

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