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Have a ma0800 worked all last year . starts -- shows up then about 35% may shut right off or run for a minuite then shuts off. have unpluged and pluged in again same problem

Check to make sure it's empty (no water in it). Also make sure that the condenser coil and discharge area is clean and not obstructed. Any leak of refrigerant can also prevent operation, due to low pressure switch (a protective device), Plugging and unplugging will not solve the problem.

Nov 30, 2013 | Essick Air MA0800 Humidifier

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My humidifier all of a sudden just stopped working. Can you tell me of any common issues and their remedies for this humidifier ?

From the troubleshooting section of the manual (
Problem Humidifier power light is staying red and not turning green Humidifier is working than stops: ? Solution Ensure that water level sensor is assembled properly. ? Clean water float ? Call service center and request replacement water float ? If humidifier does not work at all: ? Ensure it is properly plugged into a power outlet. ? Check that the switch is in the ON position. ? If Power On indicator light does not come on, bring to authorized service station.

Nov 01, 2010 | Crane Frog EE-3191 1 Gallon Humidifier

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I have a aprilaire 550 that was not letting water through. I tapped the valve and it worked one time and now wont let water through again. Are there ohm checks I can do on the solenoid or is there a...

There is both Voltage to check there (should be 24 volts) and there is a strainer that needs to be cleaned on the intake of the solenoid and an orifice on the output of the solenoid that needs cleaning also.

Hope this helps

Dec 15, 2009 | Aprilaire Humidifiers

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I have a 550 ...I have 3 questions. 1. Can I

1.yes you can service it yourself the 550 takes a number 10 pad I recomend the oem pads for there strength and durability. You need to clean the bottom tray of any lime scale I use a stainless scrunchie. the top tray has a sandy grit surface that should stay there, just clean away the lime scale. Then shut water valve off to the unit remove the incoming line from the solenoid valve and use a dental pick to remove the strainer,clean this out thouroughly of any debri and return it to its home and reconnect the line. Next go to the other side of the solenoid valve and remove the compression nut there blow on the tube to make sure the orifice is clear if not use a orifice drill the same size and clean it out. Return the tube and tighten the compression nut. If all nuts are tight turn water back on (if you have a needle valve which most people use even though there against code, you may need to tighten the packing nut) and check for leaks. Set humidistat till it clicks for testing(this is a manual type with numbers 15% to 45%) then turn on furnace. Depending upon which furnace you have some are tied into the circuit board others have a current sensing relay attached to a 24 volt transformer. You should here the solenoid thump when the furnace kicks in or blower starts. If not you need to check for voltage at the solenoid the 2 wires there will read 24 volts. If not you may have a faulty current sensing relay or other problems. If all work set humidistat to 35% and watch your relative humidity in the house. You may have to adjust as it gets cloder to a lower humidity

Have at it my fingers are cracked enough from cleaning humidifiers


Dec 14, 2009 | Aprilaire 550 Humidifier

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Venta-sonic VS 207 humidifier. Turns on but the display just flashes lights. I had it stored all summer (followed the manual instructions) and it's the first time I'm turning it on.

I had the same problem. During the cleaning process, the white float was installed upside down and humidifier water level sensor was unable to read the float. I removed the phillips screw and inverted the float with the dark ring toward the bottm. Quick fix.

Nov 08, 2009 | Venta Airwasher VS 207 3.7 Gallon...

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Dehumidifier - hot compressor / coils not cold

If the compressor's running and it's getting hot and the coil isn't getting cold, then you are probably low on refrigerant or your txv or metering device isn't working.

Jul 30, 2009 | Whirlpool AD50USR 50 Pint Per Day Ultra...

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Vicks caporiser is spitting water instead of steam

Clean the unti - and do not add salt. I live in a major hard water city...and was amazed at how much dirt the tank collected. I tried adding salt to to stop the spitting, which did make a lot more steam, but did NOT stop teh water spit. I also noticed, with salt added, water in tank would only last 4-6 hours, not the 18-24 hours it should. I just figured it out, and now mine works great again, and does not spit. I cleaned the water tank throughly, several rinses, then wiped out entire inside. If you want it to work like new, you have to keep your tank as clean as new. I am going to start filtering my water that I put in with a double pantyhose I made simply so there no more dirt ~ a clean tank will fix the problem, it did mine :)

Aug 03, 2008 | Vicks Warm Steam Vaporizer 1.5 Gallon...

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Thermostat - Honeywell Chronotherm III

What you can do is try and clean the contacts. Open the door on the thermistat and remove the two screws, after that you can seperate the part that is mounted to the wall and the front panel. Look at the part that is mounted on the wall and you'll see the contacts that should be a copper color. They might be black from age. Clean them and you'll be surprised how well it will work after that.


Jul 06, 2008 | Honeywell Power Humidifier: Furnace...

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Only light moisture even at high setting

Link to Manual:

Filters can get dirty pretty quick with the use of tap water. I attached the manual for you so that you can clean it.
Personally, i replace my humidifier filter at least once every 2 months.

Good Luck.

Mar 15, 2008 | Crane Frog EE-3191 1 Gallon Humidifier

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