20 Most Recent Kenmore 54501 Dehumidifier Questions & Answers


My unit does not collect water any more. It was fine until I lent it to my brother in law and it was returned damaged. Do you know how to fix this

Kenmore 54501... | Answered on Jul 16, 2019


The problem is, your trying to raise the humidity level, not lowering. These work in reverse of what you may think. Lower the level (Arrow Down) to 32% and it will continue to run, but will draw more humidity out of the air and will not stop until the water collection bucket is full or the humidity level reaches 32% or you turn it OFF.

When you pushed the Arrow Up Button, it was already on 70%, that's as high as it will go. But that means, you're trying to maintain a 70% humidity level. If it's Summer where you are, I don't think that's what you want.

Hope this helped you. Please let me know. Thanks.

Kenmore 54501... | Answered on May 02, 2018


You've posted in DEhumidifier section.

Sounds like you have a Humidifier. Please post there.

Although why you want to add humidity to the tropics is beyond me.

Kenmore 54501... | Answered on Oct 03, 2017


were all the packing materials removed from inside unit before start up , lots of times one misses a small piece of tape they add at factory to catch bucket , to keep it in place during shipping , this will prevent the unit from working as it makes control box think there's no bucket in place to catch water

Kenmore 54501... | Answered on Aug 06, 2016


cracked or loose lokk at where the adapter comes out make sure it is tight and also not blocked

Kenmore 54501... | Answered on Jun 29, 2016


So it is a Kenmore?

Cleaning coils is and engineer issue not a consumer task normally. Consumers usually just clean the inlet or outlet filters which should protect the coils from dust build up.

I did mind a few years ago. It involves removing lots of screws and panels. Do it next to a table and keep everything in the order you take it apart. Take pictures with your cellphone.

Beware of the coil fins as they are like razors.

Kenmore 54501... | Answered on Dec 25, 2015


no its not a good idea
Appliance 911 Sea Breeze

Kenmore 54501... | Answered on Aug 18, 2015


SORRY but you can not . needs a repairman

Kenmore 54501... | Answered on Aug 07, 2015


A common problem - low on refrigerant. Unfortunately it's not a simple fix. Check your warranty to see if you're still covered for "Sealed system repairs"

Kenmore 54501... | Answered on Jul 21, 2015


ck your setting on control panel sometimes they get changed , also ck that your catch bucket is fully installed sensors are there that keep it from running if it does not have a bucket installed

Kenmore 54501... | Answered on Jun 06, 2015


unit runs If set to continuous mode only ? the other settings are a time off function that lets unit run only a portion of day , saves energy

Kenmore 54501... | Answered on Jun 06, 2015


noisey machines is a very common complaint I hear , most times it comes from being placed on a non level floor , and only two or three of the four legs are touching the floor , this makes it go off balance , second on units that run for greater than a year , they pick up build up on there fans and this makes it Micro wobble , fans can be removed and cleaned and legs can be shimmed to touch floor

Kenmore 54501... | Answered on Jun 06, 2015


most units draw in the front and expel from the rear air , keeping filters clean (never run without one) is important for this function , frost on coils is a sure sign that air flow is low , or might be unit has lost [part of its gas charge due to heat build up from loss of cooling

Kenmore 54501... | Answered on Jun 06, 2015


listen for it , compressors have a distinct sound of tiny rocks hitting a pan (that not what's really going on in there ) that fans don't have

most units have a timer function that makes u wait for compressor to come on long after fan starts , so u might have to listen for up to fifteen minutes for it

Kenmore 54501... | Answered on Jun 06, 2015


if water full light stays on the compressor wont start and remove water from air , investigate why light stays on ? is bucket really full? is sensor knocked out of its fragile holder ? is bucket all the way inside machine so that sensor is connected ?

Kenmore 54501... | Answered on Jun 06, 2015

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