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I have a General Electric Humidifier model 1042-L. I need to know how to remove the pads and what ones to replace them with.

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Your unit is made by General Filtration Products not General Electric to remove media pad you undo two thumb screws at bottom of unit this will remove the bottom reservoir and filter will come down with it the replacement part # is GP 990-13

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