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Water leaking / running from top of humidifier


humidifiers have a drain and if there is water going in it will be coming out the drain. check drain to see if it is clear, check hoses going into top of humidifier for cracks, check filter in humidifier.

Feb 05, 2014 | AutoFlo 250 Humidifier

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I have a Carrier humidifier model #HUMCCLBP2217-A. It appears to be working, but every time it shuts off it emits a very loud "thump". The noise is loud enough to wake me up at night. I have...


Do you feel like looking at the humidifier yourself?
You can open the door on the unit, while the furnace is running--
The humidifier is usually installed in the return air duct, so there will be a sucking of air into the open door, when you open it.

There is usually a large wheel, with a wet pad wrapped around the circumference.
This wheel rotates slowly, and picks up water from the sump-- does everything look and sound quiet as it runs? -- The float valve has to open and close, to c ontrol the leve of water in the sump-- (The pool of water the wheel runs the mat thru--
Possibly the valve shutting off, could make a plumbing BANG-- you could duplicate that, by lifting the float mechanism and stopping the water-- does that make the noise?

If you can reach and operate the Humidistat control from near the humidifier, do so a few time-- or Have someone cycle the humidistat a few times, and you listen for that sound--
Is it in the humidifier itself, or the duct work nearby?

It might be that the humidistat wheel scrapes against the side of the sheet metal duct work? -- Sounds travel a long ways in metal duct work!

Let us know if this helps

Mack B

Jan 19, 2011 | Carrier SBP Humidifier

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My desert springs humidifier doesn't work. I suspect that it's about 6 or 7 years old. The furnace is still running and I've tried all solutions that seem obvious to me. Is it possible that the motor has...


Well, let's see what service the unit has had in its 6 or 7 years of working--

When was the Humidifying pad last changed?
These usually have to be changed every year-- to get good performance from the humidifier...
So-- Have you looked inside the large door?-- what does the pad look like?

When the furnace is running, you should be able to open the humidifier door, and look in, (Air should be sucking INTO the door as you open it, if the unit is properly mounted in the return air duct work..) and if the humidistat is calling -- the motor should be turning the big wheel, and moisture is being added, as the wet surface is exposed to the air returning to the furnace. What do you see?

There is also a water sump, filled by a float valve-- is that valve admitting water into the sump?
Is the pad wicking up this water, and rotating into the air stream?

That pad is easily changed-- your hard ware store probably has replacement pads-- they can be sewn back on to the wheel, after removing the old one.

Let us know if we can help further-

Mack B

Jan 15, 2011 | Desert Spring DS3200 Humidifier

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Trane furnace humidifier not working


If there is water and power to humidifier you need a new solenoid valve or humidistat.

Jan 16, 2010 | Honeywell Power Humidifier: Furnace...

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Vicks v4500 humidifier stopped working. Indicates that 'desired humidity reached' but it clearly hasn't been reached. Lights are functioning but humidifier does not operate.


i know why. clean the small long tubular thing that is sucking the water. put a q tip in there and get the gunk out. thats what you need to do -- try it and let me know if it worked. msoobhawan@gmail.com it worked for me!

Jan 10, 2010 | Vicks V4500 1 Gallon Humidifier

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Aprilaire 700 humidifier not adding any humidity


Thanks for your Question,
Sounds to me like you have a calcium build up in the Solenoid, which is restricting flow to the unit for proper operation, you might even have a bit of restriction in the copper line feeding the Solenoid, replacement of the solenoid would probably take care of your problem, one quick tip, in the spring and summer months, its a good idea to shut the water off to the unit, this should make the Solenoid last a little longer, hope this was helpful to ya, please let me know, thanks again,
mr.grzz

Jan 12, 2009 | Aprilaire 700 Humidifier

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Honeywell 360a humidifier


yes water should turn off solinoid is bad

Oct 24, 2008 | Honeywell HE360A1027 Whole House...

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Noise


The Hunter 33202 uses a recirculating pump to keep the aluminum mesh wicks (filters) wet. There is a vinyl hose which runs from the pump outlet to the top of the main unit (you will need to lift the main unit off the base to see any of this, much less do anything to fix the noise). The top of the hose meets the diffuser, which has several small holes to drain into that V-shaped double trough (located directly above the two wicks) which has larger drain holes on either side. If any of the holes in the diffuser or the trough become clogged, the other holes will tend to release a higher volume of water, which could lead to that running faucet sound. The clogs are easy to dislodge-- they're usually mineral deposits from the water. Another likely cause is the filters becoming clogged from dust that's being sucked in from the fan. Easy fix, also-- remove the wicks every week or so and thoroughly rinse them under running water.

Feb 13, 2008 | Hunter 33202 Humidifier

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Water dripping from unit


if the water panel needs to be replaced , this can happen. instead of going through the panel , water will run on the outside of the panel and drip through the seems on the humidifier cover. make sure the plastic hose that goes into the water panel is inserted into the water panel.

Dec 27, 2007 | Aprilaire 700 Humidifier

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Air flow direction


HMMM ... DOUBT-IT. TRY CHECKING YOUR HUMIDIFIER DRAIN TUBE TO MAKE SURE IT IS NOT PLUGGED.

Nov 26, 2006 | Aprilaire 700 Humidifier

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