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I have a skuttle 55-ud humidifier. I know that there is a small hole that gets clogged from my hard water. What I can't figure out is how to unclog it. How do you get to it? I take the solenoid off but it doesn't seem like anything else comes apart.

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  • grandmast147 Nov 17, 2010

    I take the solenoid sleeve off. It just has one nut holding it on. My question is how do you get the plunger out that the solenoid moves? The plunger is the part that has the hole in it that I need to clean, right? It has a flat head screw driver slot on the end of it but it won't move at all. It's barely two years old it can't be that stuck so I don't want to force it even though I tried pretty hard.

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The hole that gets clogged is the solenoid one - it's the one that control the water flow. The only way to clean it is with a sharp , pointy instrument - you manually remove the lime deposits from the intake and outtake water connectors. Make sure to clean as well as possible the interior of the water passage thru the body of the solenoid - use a nail if necessary to scape everything from there.

Posted on Nov 15, 2010

  • Azrael SRL Nov 17, 2010

    Yes, that is the input hole you need to clean, on its side, it should have a filter attached to it. The output hole is at the top, you should also clean it. If you can't move the water plug by hand (which is odd, the effort required should be very small) you must check if the solenoid is still operational: just activate it by connecting it directly to the transformer. If it doesn't open then it has been completely clogged by deposits. The only way to clean it is to submerge it while powered in hot vinegar.

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