Just like any other appliance, you may run into some problem requiring troubleshooting with your humidifier. The most pronounced problems are that they do not work at all, or they work but don’t do a good job humidifying the room. Listed below are some of the common problems, and what you need to do, should you encounter any of them:
No vapor coming from the humidifier
If the humidifier is not producing any vapor, then it is probable that certain solid components are blocking the nozzle responsible for producing the vapor. To deal with this problem, you will have to open up the top of the unit to access the tubes below, so that you can remove any solid materials that might be blocking the nozzles. It is a simple thing you can do on your own.
Humidifier not working
When the humidifier isn’t running, then it implies that it is not connected to the source of power or the controls have automatically shut it off. To troubleshoot this problem, ensure that the unit is properly connected to the electric supply and that the settings are okay, with the reservoir full of water. If after all this, it still doesn’t work, then you may have to call an appliance expert for the necessary humidifier repair service.
The humidifier is working, but not properly
If the unit isn’t doing a good job or isn’t running smoothly, it may be that it is undersized for the room it was supposed to serve or a lot of air could be escaping from the room. Check out the following as the diagnostics for this particular problem:
- Confirm that your unit’s specs can handle the room where you are using it
- Ensure doors and windows are all closed
- Remove anything that might be blocking the unit, such as curtains
- Clean the unit according to the user guide
- Ensure there is enough water in the reservoir
If after running the diagnostics above the unit still is not working properly, call for humidifier repair services from a reputable appliance repair technician.