Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > HVAC

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-04-2011, 10:11 AM   #1
tjb
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 6
Share |
Default

Aprilaire 600 Humidifier Control in "Manual Mode" - with pics...


We have a humidifier hooked up to our furnace that I'm hoping someone might have some info on. The house seems really dry and I'm not sure that this is a) working, and b) set up correctly. The online manuals reference a control that looks a lot newer than this one and has a digital readout, I can't find any manuals for ours:






It's currently about 30 degrees outside here in New England. Any ideas what I should set this to? And also any ideas on things I can do to see if it's working at all?

Many thanks in advance!

tjb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2011, 12:06 PM   #2
Member
 
47_47's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Springville, NY
Posts: 1,449
Default

Aprilaire 600 Humidifier Control in "Manual Mode" - with pics...


I would set it to 35% rh. Can you remove the cover and feel if the filter is damp?

__________________
What we've got here is... failure to communicate. Some men you just can't reach. So you get what we had here last week, which is the way he wants it... well, he gets it.
47_47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2011, 01:28 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 449
Default

Aprilaire 600 Humidifier Control in "Manual Mode" - with pics...


In the pics you posted, you have a humidistat manual knob position set to near -5 degrees Farenheit. If it's 30 degrees outside, move knob to 30 degrees which on alternate scale equates to 40% humidity setting.

When/if outside weather changes significantly, you are expected to adjust your humidifier manually. If windows get moisure on inside, lower the humidistat.

OUTDOOR TEMP/RECOMMENDED HUMIDITY
40F 45%
30F 40%
20F 35%
10F 30%
0F 25%
-10F 20%
-20F 15%

As last poster stated, make sure water is being fed and that a media is in place. I believe these units require a drain as well because not all water stays in furnace. If you have no water being drained, you likely don't have water being supplied.

http://www.appliancefactoryparts.com...laire/600.html

Last edited by diyorpay; 01-04-2011 at 01:41 PM.
diyorpay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2011, 02:50 PM   #4
tjb
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 6
Default

Aprilaire 600 Humidifier Control in "Manual Mode" - with pics...


Many thanks to both of you for the information. I took a look at the filter and it is bone-dry, so I guess this means there is no water getting to it. The valve that feeds the pipe to the unit is open so not sure where to go from there...

Thanks again.
tjb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2011, 03:03 PM   #5
AKA HVACTECHFW
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: NE Indiana
Posts: 2,318
Blog Entries: 1
Default

Aprilaire 600 Humidifier Control in "Manual Mode" - with pics...


there is a screen in the inlet side of the solenoid valve and an orfice in the water line leaving the valve. check to see these are clean.

TIP use a wood screw to remove the screen in the valve by removing the water line (of course, after shutting the water line off) and screwing it into the screen a little bit (not far) and then pull on screw.
__________________
IT IS WHAT IT IS
hvactech126 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2011, 03:39 PM   #6
tjb
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 6
Default

Aprilaire 600 Humidifier Control in "Manual Mode" - with pics...


Great! They were all clogged up, it's now running like a champ. Thank you very much. The filter is bone dry and caked up with white deposits ( calcium? ). Should I replace it? Or maybe take it out and soak it in water?

Thanks again!
tjb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2011, 03:42 PM   #7
AKA HVACTECHFW
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: NE Indiana
Posts: 2,318
Blog Entries: 1
Default

Aprilaire 600 Humidifier Control in "Manual Mode" - with pics...


replace the water panel.... available at most hardware stores. Should be a #35.

Important - When installing replacement water panel, one end should have a paint mark. This end up!
__________________
IT IS WHAT IT IS

Last edited by hvactech126; 01-04-2011 at 03:48 PM.
hvactech126 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 04:50 AM   #8
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1
Default

Aprilaire 600 Humidifier Control in "Manual Mode" - with pics...


This info was very helpful. Thx
volasko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 05:40 AM   #9
Member
 
raylo32's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Maryland (DC 'burbs)
Posts: 1,044
Default

Aprilaire 600 Humidifier Control in "Manual Mode" - with pics...


You really need to replace that water panel annually. You can get them at the Lowes, Home Despot, probably some other places.... Buy a few to keep around and you'll be ready to go next time.

__________________
Live long and prosper.
raylo32 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
aprilaire, humidifer control, manual mode


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need advice on Aprilaire Humidifier, 2 questions. Maack HVAC 0 12-30-2010 05:49 PM
Armstrong Furnace and Aprilaire humidifier wont shut off! HELP! scott0949 HVAC 8 12-09-2010 06:30 PM
Aprilaire Humidifier, no water? z33tec HVAC 5 11-18-2009 07:42 PM
AprilAire - Humidity Control Remote Mounting AndrewF HVAC 12 02-20-2009 10:35 AM
Aprilaire 700A Humidifier - Automatic control question feign3 HVAC 1 12-11-2007 04:31 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.