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Leaking out of the bottom of the unit on to the

Humidifier is leaking out of the bottom of the unit on to the furnice after I changed the water panel. Everything seems to be lined up. The panel was put in with the mark on top as suggested.
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Check the drain to make sure its clear and that the tray is properly aligned with the drain of the housing. Also check how much water is being fed to the unit sometimes you have too much and it is blown off the pad. Just a personal opinion I have never installed a humidifier on the front of a furnace for this reason. I hope this helps

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Have aprilaire #760 ,changed water panel, and turned furnace on and water started pouring out of the bottom of furnce? lots of water---


Typically, we find that the most common reason that you start to see leaking from the humidifier is that the water panel is not changed frequently enough. We do recommend that the water panel be changed once every humidifying season. We find a majority of our customers do this maintenance typically at the start of the humidifying season.

Here are the things to check when troubleshooting a power humidifier, which is leaking:

1.Position Of Unit On Plenum
Is the unit level (let to right)?
Is it plumb (front to back)?

2.Feed Tube
Is the Feed Tube tightened or is there a crack in the tube?

3.Position Of Scale control insert-
Is the base of the scale control insert sitting firmly in the drain spud at the base of the housing?
Does the bottom of the scale control insert have a taper to it to direct water to the drain spud?
Is the Scale control insert positioned correctly? The scale control insert has a front and a back. The back of the water distribution tray has an indentation in it to allow for clearance of the nozzle, which is attached to the top of the base. If reversed, and forced into place, the water distribution tray will break off the nozzle attached to the water feed tube and potentially the housing, causing water to leak

4.Water Panel Assembly-
Are there aluminum strands hanging out of the scale control insert?
Is there a gap between the top of the water panel and the water distribution tray for air to go through?
Is the colored dot on the water panel, up?
Is there a consistent coating on the Water panel, or are there shinny spots or clumps of coating?

5.Water Entrainment (Water Blowing out of the Humidifier)-
Are there signs of entrainment? Mineral build-up on fan blade, shroud, inside of cover?
Is the static pressure in the plenum over .4w.c.? If so, entrainment and leaking could occur.

6.Missing Orifice
If there is no orifice in the unit, the water entering the system could flood the panel. To check
for proper water flow, a quart jar should fill at the drain line in about 2 ½ minutes for a red or blue orifice, 5 minutes for a white or yellow orifice.

7.Drain line-
Is the drain line plugged?
Does it have a good downward slope?
Is it teed with any other drain lines?

If the above items do not resolve the existing leaking we would recommend contacting the customer service line at 800-334-6011 for further technical support.

Regards,



Tracey Hadju
Customer Service Specialist
Research Products Corporation
www.aprilaire.com

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Water is leaking from the bottom of the unit


The tune up kit that I ordered arrived on Friday and I installed most of it on Friday night. While it is nice to have a new frame and the distribution panel and I think the price of the whole kit was fair considering it comes with the parts and 2 water panels, the fix was really simple.

The kit came with the water distribution tube with with a new blue orifice (Aprilaire #4232) already inserted. This orifice is in the end of the plastic tube at the solenoid end. When I removed the old water distribution tube, the old orifice was not really dark blue anymore but kind of a light blue and was deteriorating from 12 years of exposure to the chemicals in the water. What should have been a pin-hole size opening in the orifice was up to about 2mm or a little more so the orifice was letting way too much water through.

If anyone else has this leaking problem, and your orifice is several years old, I would check that first. It is a $2.75 part and may be the cause of the leak. The whole feed tube kit is only $8.75 and includes the feed tube, nozzle, orifice, ferule, compression nut, strainer so if you need to replace the orifice, I would order the whole feed tube kit for a little bit more.

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