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I have a aprilaire 112. How do you test the solenoid valve to determine if it working properly?

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Without using a meter? OK take the water line loose from the humidifier that connects to the solnoid. Turn the humidifier on or raise the humidity and water should flow. Keep in mind that if wired correctly the humidifier will only work when your furnace is running although some can be wired to bring on your furnace. You should hear or feel the click if no water comes out you may have no water flow as these valves are pretty durable and seldom fail

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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.

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Most likely you have crud buildup in the solenoid valve. But first make sure that you test accross the solenoid connections for voltage when the furnace is OFF. Put your meter to AC volts and see if you see 24 Volts when furnace is ON and 0 Volts when furnace is OFF. If you get those readings then you need to replace your solenoid valve.
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There is a small oriface that is installed next to the solenoid valve. It sounds like this oriface is missing. It reduces the water flow through the humidifier when it is working properly. You should be able to disassemble the solenoid fittings to check and see if the oriface is in the water line. For a "temporary" fix regulate the water pressure down by closing down on the saddle valve.
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Kurt, a couple of things you can check. First when you turn the humidistat do you hear a click from the solenoid? This would indicate that you are in fact getting power. Check the saddle valve from the supply. Turn it in and out to make sure it is not clogged. You should have a inline strainer on the inlet side of the valve. Make sure it is not clogged with deposits. On the discharge side of the valve should be an oriface, make sure that is clog free. If you have an meter you can check for power at the soleniod or pull the harness off and ohm it. Should show continuity. Catriver...post back.

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