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Hi

I am Mike, new here.

I bought a house recently that has a True Steam humidifier by Honeywell.
It does act up from time to time requiring me press reset or call maintenance, but a week ago it developed a leak (slow drip) between the bucket and solenoid valve.

I pulled the bucket out, emptied it, noticed the nipple has theflon tape wrapped around, which means it had problems before as it has its own seal. Also the solenoid valve has some scaling inside that I suspect was breaking the seal. I tried to clean it with Qtips and vinegar but not too good.

Now I called a service given to me in Honeywell by name, I told them what model I had, today they came, gape at it awhile, said they do not install or service these and went away.

So. I know the solenoid valve is $43, and the bucket is $75.
I can easily do it myself but what I do not know if all these tubes, mostly PVC (water feed) and one thick rubber tube (seems to be overflow) need any cement/lube when connected.
And.....do I need the whole bucket or the nipple with seal gaskets is available on its own (did not see it online, seems to be a part of the bucket).

Anyone with experience in these?

The exact model is HM512A1000



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Mike
 

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I've worked on them. They have a high and low water cut off. Keep the sediment cleaned out of it. If you have well water, don't use that type unless the water is treated. Use a water filter for it. Scale builds up on the electric switches.
 

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Maybe the Class action suit against Honeywell on those Truesteam humidifiers will be settled soon, and you can get a better model, from them for little to no cost.
 

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No, no wells, city water. With inline filter for the humidifier (don't think it helps scaling).




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Class action? Really? Let me !ook do you have the link?

PS. Looked into it. It was cut down and then dismissed a year ago by fed judge Leo T Sorokin.
 

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Didn't know it was dropped/dismissed.

Don't believe Honeywell even makes them anymore with all the trouble they had with them.
 

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I've worked on them. They have a high and low water cut off. Keep the sediment cleaned out of it. If you have well water, don't use that type unless the water is treated. Use a water filter for it. Scale builds up on the electric switches.
Any advice as to the actual repair? Any cements I need for tubing? Gasketing? In light of / relevant to what happened?
 
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