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Old 02-26-2009, 04:50 PM   #1
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Maybe some help as far as to why my humidifier wont turn on. I have changed the filter, made sure water supply was on and has power. I set it where previous owner had written winter setting and nothing happens.
Being that i am a plumber i have some knowledge of getting water to the unit but after that I am lost. does this tie into the thermostat at all ? This list is possible cause i can think of.

1. saddle valve is full of calcium.
2. control is broken or no longer works.
3. unit is 20 years old and is just ready to be replaced.

Thank you any help would be great.

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Old 02-26-2009, 07:37 PM   #2
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Did you check if its getting electric.

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Old 02-26-2009, 07:47 PM   #3
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It does it is plugged into its own outlet and i did check the box to make sure there was power
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Old 02-26-2009, 07:54 PM   #4
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If you turn the humidistat control on to say, 60% and the drum doesn't rotate, the motor or the transformer for the motor may be shot.
You can check the windings for either with an Ohm Meter.
The transformer runs about 20 bucks last I checked and the motor somewhere near 30 or 40 bucks, if memory serves.
I had a friend who's humidifier kept frying the motor and/or transformer every couple years, so I wired an inline fuse to it.
Much cheaper in the long run.
I believe it was a 1/4 or 1/2 amp fast acting fuse.
It doesn't come on unless the furnace blower motor is on, so you may have to press the furnace cover panel switch to test it with the cover off.
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Old 02-27-2009, 07:41 AM   #5
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well all that information has just made up my mind. I will be getting a new whole house humidifier this weekend. I thing hooking a new one up will be much easier than trying to fix this one.What you have said is probably an easy thing to do but i will admit its over my head. This will also let me wander around the home depot for a while and spen more money than i needed to. thanks for the help.
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Old 02-27-2009, 04:08 PM   #6
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I'd check to see if the solenoid is working ... I've had to replace mine. They get gummed up from the deposits. It's an easy fix.

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