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Old 11-17-2008, 10:16 PM   #1
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So I changed the filter in my humidifier this weekend and decided to test it out, the furnace was on and I turned the humidifier on to about 45%, the fan came on but no water drained through the tube at the bottom going to the pump.

Could the water line be blocked somewhere?


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Old 11-17-2008, 10:30 PM   #3
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more than likely at the humidifier?


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So I changed the filter in my humidifier this weekend and decided to test it out, the furnace was on and I turned the humidifier on to about 45%, the fan came on but no water drained through the tube at the bottom going to the pump.

Could the water line be blocked somewhere?


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search humidifier inop or its located on page 2
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Old 11-17-2008, 11:49 PM   #5
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Or no power going to the solenoid valve, or a bad valve.
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page 2?


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Trace back the wiring 'til you get to the power supply. Make sure the the connection are tight.

If you have a meter check for voltage at the solenoid. Barring that Turn on furnace with humidistat in highest setting and feel the water valve for a tell tale "click".


If all the above checks out you need to turn of the furnace and shut off the water line temporarily.

Now loosen the compression nut on the humid water line and remove the line and put in a bucket. Turn on humid water supply. If no water comes our out you are plugged at the water valve.

Now the you must turn off the water supply to the home.

Go to the valve and unscrew the packing gland shaft nut until the shaft assembly comes out. Insert a 1/16 or 1/32 inch and turn it clock wise
until it bites into the debris that is plugging the valve. Re-install valve shaft until it bottoms out. Stop there and don't tighten any more Tighten packing nut finger tight. Turn on home water supply.

Now back the shaft out of the humid water valve to the fully open position

With the humid end of hose in bucket flush line to thoroughly remove any dirt.

Turn off the water valve for the humid water line.

Re attach water line to humidifier.
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Awesome..... ill try that and let you know!


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there is a search feature at the top of this page or you will see multiple page numbers at the top right of the main hvac page or bottom not sure its there so people dont have to answer the same question over and over.
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