- Look at the connection of the humidifier to your wall outlet to make sure it is properly plugged in and also ensure that the unit is turned on.
- Use a voltage tester to check the electrical receptacle for power. If the receptacle is bad you may need to check the circuit breaker for any broken fuses.
- Check the setting on your humidistat if the power is working correctly. Make sure the setting for the humidistat isn't at a temperature lower than your room's relative temperature.
- Open the back of the humidifier unit to make sure the reservoir is full of water. Fill the reservoir if it is empty.
- Unplug the unit if it continues to not work and check the power cord to see if you need to replace it or repair it. Contact a repair specialist if the humidifier still will not work.
Humidifier Won't Work
With a humidifier set up in your home you can increase the humidity in a room, which is especially helpful for people who suffer from severe allergies. If your humidifier stops working then it can be a serious problem, especially if you need the humidifier to run for health reasons. Getting a humidifier to work when it won't turn on involves simple troubleshooting that quickly identifies the root cause for the malfunction.