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    Posted: January/25/2006 at 12:30pm
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I have an old drum humidifier and the little plastic wheel won't turn, well it does sometimes, it moves an inch or so then stops - but the fan still works.
What should I do?
Take it apart and clean and spray it with WD40?
See if I can buy new plastic wheel - doubtful?

They don't make these anymore and I like it and can't take it in cause it's old and already been fixed/rewired by an amateur. (not me)
Any thoughts would be most welcomed.
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most likely you need to take it apart and clean and lubricate it. humidifiers get a lot of calcium build up that needs to be removed, especially if it is a whole house type unit. it should clean up fairly easy being plastic. once cleaned, i recommend using a marine type grease. wd40 will wash away with water. marine grease will not. most auto parts stores sell marine grades of grease. it wont take alot, and you will have quite a bit left over, but its useful in other places such as outside door hinges, garage door roller wheels, locks/latches, etc. pretty much anything that moves and needs occasional greasing and is outdoors.
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Can I use vasaline - no jokes please.
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sure but it will wash off.
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Okay I will go buy some. I take it I just grease anything that moves? fan - pulley etc?

And I know - unplug it first.

Thanks Don, I'll let you know if it worked or not.
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