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Old 11-15-2008, 05:13 PM   #1
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Humidifier inop

This humidifier has worked well for many years. Today though I noticed that no water was flowing. I heard the solenoid click. The saddle valve is open. I cracked the inlet line and made sure I had flow to the valve. I shut the saddle valve and removed the solenoid and valve. I clamped the mounting tab in a vise and supplied 24 volts DC to the solenoid. It clicked but aparently the valve does not open. I have it soaking in vinegar to loosen up any scale that may have been deposited. I see no way to take this valve apart to clean it. What am I missing? Thanks!

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Old 11-15-2008, 05:17 PM   #2
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Humidifier inop

youre on the right track there may be an oriface on the exiting side of the solenoid where the tubeing is that could be clogged and need poked out with a needle> brand of humidifier?

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Old 11-16-2008, 08:29 PM   #3
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Thanks, it was exactly that! The orifice was plugged. I opened it and everything is better. Now it seems that the amount of water that is wasted is excessive. Lowes aparently does not sell a new and smaller orifice so I closed the saddle valve most of the way to reduce wasted water. The humidity in the house seems to be comfortable. Again, thank you "KENNZZ 05"
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