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Kenmore Humidifier 14114 - the fan suddenly stopped running. Changed fliter and water, unplugged the unit, changed dial to highest humidity level - the unit will not run.

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  • leggett200 Jan 04, 2011

    I guess I didn't realize this was a website for professional technicians. I have no idea where the fuse or wires are - nothing is visible. Only plastic. I don't know what a multimeter is. The only model number visible on the unit - and it's not very visible - is 14114.

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Hello

You should replace the TCO (thermal cut off) in the motor this cost about 2 dollars,this should fix the problem and your humidifier should work perfectly again

Also oil your fan motor and this should free the motor right up.some bicycle gear spray should do the trick,inadequate lubrication overheats the fan.

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Hi

Please turn off the power to the unit and unplug it. Now check the fuse inside the unit, make sure its fine and not burnt If fuse seems OK then inspect the connections to the fan and make sure the wires are not cut. Also, inspect the control for any burnt components, use a multimeter to confirm. Hope this helps... Please post back with complete model# if you need more information.

Daniel

Posted on Jan 04, 2011

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    Daniel Scott Jan 04, 2011

    If you don't know how to use a multimeter then leave the unit unplugged for around 30 minutes. If the issue returns then contact a professional as it is dangerous to play with electronics if you are not comfortable on how to do the repair.

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HI, Troubleshooting an Aprilaire Humidifier

Aprilaire, a manufacturer of indoor air quality products including thermostats, air cleaners and dehumidifiers, also offers a line of whole house humidifiers. Installed in your existing heating and cooling system, humidity is produced by a supplied water source that flows over a water panel before being distributed throughout your air through the heating and cooling system. Issues you may need to troubleshoot with your Aprilaire humidifier include error messages and the unit producing too little or too much humidity.

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  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.

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