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Humidifier is full of water but the light shows it's empty. Since the humidifier thinks there isn't any water it won't run.


More than likely, the float valve in the top of the water collection bucket is broken or stuck in the DOWN position. Turn the unit OFF & unplug it. Remove the bucket for it's holder and empty any water that's in it. Inspect the float valve to see if it moves freely. Jiggle the arm of the float valve to see if it moves up and down freely. If it doesn't then it's stuck or broken. Hopefully, it's only stuck, because in most cases, purchasing a replacement bucket with the float valve installed is your only option.

Hope this helps you solve the problem. Thanks for choosing FixYa.

Sep 17, 2011 | Essick Air Humidifiers

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We have a kenmore humidifier on the furance model # 48945. it doesn't stop running so our water bill is twice what it should be. I've tried to find a manuel on line so i can figure out how to...


Noodles, it sounds like the float valve inside the water reservoir is stuck in the down position. Turn the water line ON/OFF valve to the humidifier OFF. Open the top of the reservoir and you will see the float valve. Gently, lift it up, to see if it will remain at the top of the water level, which left in the reservoir. It it doesn't, then the float needs to be replaced. In the mean time, leave the water line ON/OFF Valve OFF.

Hope this helps you troubleshoot and solve the problem. Please let me know. Thanks.

May 07, 2011 | Kenmore Humidifiers

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I have 2 of these humidifiers and neither seems to be dispensing moisture into the air. The fans work fine and the filters are new. I am using regular tap water and have placed them in a room and ran...


If your "tap water" is from a well, the humidifier may be clogged with mineral scale. Even if it is not well water, your municipal source may have a high mineral content.

Using a 50/50 solution of White Vinegar and water run through the system will usually clean the mineral scale out. In the future, I would recommend that you use Bottled Distilled Water. You can buy it by the gallon, inexpensively at grocery stores or pharmacies.

Feb 24, 2011 | Holmes Products HLS1200-U 1 Gallon...

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The humidifer on the Sunpentown SH-1500 heater


what country are you in... winter time is low humidity to begin with.

Robert

Jan 06, 2009 | Sunpentown 1500W Heater Fan Humidifier...

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No moisture


Is the level of water dropping? If so, the humidifier is working. If you have a cool air humidifier you won't see any steam or anything at all. You will just feel cool air. Watch the water level and see what happens.

Good Luck.

Feb 23, 2008 | Hunter 33201 Humidifier

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No water vapor coming out


You might need to check either the water level sensor or make sure that there aren't any deposits on the nebulizer. I just posted the following sections from the manual for another problem:

According to the Crane's Troubleshooting section:
The power light is green but there is no mist being emitted:
- Check that there is water in the tank.
- Check for possible lime deposits on the water level sensor or the nebulizer.
- Make sure that nothing blocks the vapor output slots.
- Check that the fan vent on bottom of humidifier is not blocked.
- Empty the humidifier and rinse the water basin with cool tap water and allow to dry for 15 to 30 min.

Humidifier power light is staying red and not turning green. Or, Humidifier is working then stops:
- Ensure that water level sensor is assembled properly. (I scanned a page from the manual that shows how to dismantle and reassemble the sensor: here)
- Clean water float.
- Call service center and request replacement water float.

Barring that, here is the service center contact info:
Dart Warehouse Corporation
Tel: 1-888-599-0952 (Business hours Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Ct)
Website: http://www.crane-usa.com
1835 Ferry Road
Naperville, Illinois 60563

Jan 19, 2008 | Crane Pig 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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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.

Dec 02, 2007 | Honeywell HCM-300T Humidifier

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Humidity not going up


I have a similar problem with mine too. I am interested to see if anyone can diagnose this problem

Nov 30, 2007 | Honeywell HE360A1027 Whole House...

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