20 Most Recent Fedders R6DH45X Dehumidifier Questions & Answers


I think what you're looking for is the bucket or tank assembly that has the float valve in it, rather than the tray. In any event, there are not many parts still available for this unit, as it has been discontinued by Fedders. However, they did make the identical unit for Maytag & Whirlpool and you may be able to find interchangeable parts from them.

In the meantime, here is a link to some Fedder's parts that are still available for your model.Which may be helpful in cross referencing the Maytag & Whirlpool models.

http://www.appliancefactoryparts.com/dehumidifiers/fedders/a7dh45b2a-a.html

Sears Parts Central may be another good source.

Hope this information has helped steer you in the right direction.

Fedders R6DH45X... | Answered on Aug 27, 2012


Usually when this occurs, the unit "thinks it's full', because either the water collection bucket is not installed properly or the float valve (if you model has one) in the top of the bucket, is stuck in the "UP' position.

Turn the unit OFF & unplug it. Remove the water collection bucket and check for the float valve. If it's stuck in the UP position, jiggle the handle to make it return to the DOWN position. Then reinstall the bucket, being sure that it fits into it's holder "squarely" from top to bottom and is making firm contact with the Bucket Safety Removal Switch on the rear wall of the bucket holder. If installed properly, the bottom of the bucket should not tilt down at all. Plug the unit in and turn it ON. If everything was done correctly, the Full Bucket Light should not illuminate.

Hope this helped you and thanks for choosing FixYa.

Fedders R6DH45X... | Answered on Aug 11, 2011


Fandymay, there are 5 basic, but solvable reason for what you described. Please pay particular attention to numbers 1 & 2.

1. The humidity extraction level is set to HIGH. Lower it to 32-35%. If your unit is manually
controlled, turn the humidity extraction know to Maximum.

2. Air intake filter is dirty or clogged. Turn unit OFF, & Unplug the
Unit, before removing to inspect & clean it, if necessary. If washed,
allow filter to completely dry before reinstalling. DO NOT operate
the unit without the filter.

3. Obstructed air flow. Maintain a minimum of 12 to 18" of clear air
space around the entire unit.

4. Cooling coils are dirty and need to be cleaned. Use warm water & dish washing liquid to
clean the coils. Rinse and wipe dry. Apply a light coating of WD40 to the coils.

5. Ambient air temperature at floor level is between 40 - 60 degrees.
dehumidifiers do not work well between those temperatures
(Unless, you have a Low Temp Unit). This applies mainly to
where the air temperature at floor level is colder than at shoulder
level.
in basement applications Raising the unit up off the floor,
onto a sturdy table, counter top, etc, that can handle the weight
of the unit, plus a full tank of water, will usually resolve this
problem.

If none of the above solves the problem, it may be a case of the compressor needs to be recharged with refrigerant gas or that the humidity condenser sensor has failed. These things usually occur in units that are 5 years old or older. It's rare in a unit younger than that. But, it can happen.

Hope this helps you to troubleshot & solve the problem.

Fedders R6DH45X... | Answered on Jul 08, 2011


From hat you have described, it sounds like the fan motor or the compressor is overheating and you should stop using the unit immediately. Especially, since it's tripping the circuit breaker. As far as how to repair it is concerned, you won't be able to tell if it's repairable until it's dismantled and all the systems are checked. Plus, Fedders as you knew them, when you purchased this unit, no longer exist. Some parts are still available, but they are in few supply. You may simply want to replace this unit.

Hope this helped you. Please let me know.

Fedders R6DH45X... | Answered on Jun 19, 2011


You'd be hard pressed to find a Fedders like yours. They've been out of business for several years.

There are several basic things that can cause what you described.

1. The humidity extraction level is improperly set. Lower the level to 32-35%

2. A dirty of clogged air intake filter. Turn the unit OFF unplug it and remove the filter for cleaning.

3. Obstructed air space. A dehumidifier requires a minimum of 12" clear air space around the entire
unit.

4. The ambient air temperature at floor level is between 40 & 60 Degrees F. Dehumidifiers do not work well in that temperature (Except low temp models). This especially true in a basement application, because the air temperature at floor level is colder than say, chest level. Raising the unit up off the floor onto a sturdy table, cabinet top, etc, that can handle the weight of the unit, plus a full tank of water, will normally resolve that problem.

5. The cooling coils are dirty and need to be cleaned.

Critical problems:
1 The humidity sensor has failed an needs to be replaced.

2.The compressor is low on refrigerant gas and needs to be recharged.

Sometimes the repairs (Time spent finding, the Parts & labor), if necessary, can cost almost as much or as much as a new unit, which would have a full warranty.

Hope this helped you troubleshoot the basic and solvable problems and you won't need to make any critical repairs. Please let me know. Thanks.

Fedders R6DH45X... | Answered on Jun 17, 2011


Hi,
There are many reasons why a dehumidifier willnot work or collect water.
Here is a tip that I wrote to help people to figure out what is going wrongwith their dehumidifier

Dehumidifier is running but no water is in bucket

heatman101

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Fedders R6DH45X... | Answered on Jun 10, 2011


Most of the time, there are four things that cause this problem.

1. The humidity extraction level is set to high. Lower the extraction percentage to 35%

2. A dirty or clogged air intake filter. Remove and clean the filter.

3. Not enough clear air circulation around the unit. Maintain a minimum of 12" all around the unit.

4. The ambient air temperature at floor level is below 40 degrees. This usually occurs in basement applications. Place the unit up, off the floor on something sturdy, that can handle the weight and vibration of the unit while in operation.

Hope this helped you troubleshoot and solve the problem. Please let me know. Thanks.

Fedders R6DH45X... | Answered on Jun 04, 2011


Sounds like a bearing went bad. Unplug the unit and grab the fan blades and move them. If they slop around inside the motor, you have bad bearings.

Fedders R6DH45X... | Answered on Sep 28, 2010



Hi,

There are many reasons why a dehumidifier will not work or collect water.


Here is a tip that I wrote to help people to figure out what is going wrong with their dehumidifier

Dehumidifier is running but no water is in bucket

heatman101

Fedders R6DH45X... | Answered on Aug 29, 2010


good to keep the humdy around 40% generaly around half way on the stat.

Fedders R6DH45X... | Answered on Jul 18, 2010


Hi,
The compressor is bad...
There are many reasons for a dehumidifier2_bing.gif to not work or collect water.
Here is a tip that I wrote to help people to figure out what is going wrong with their dehumidifier2_bing.gif.

Dehumidifier is running but no water is in bucket
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4662409-dehumidifier_running_but_no_water_in

heatman101

Fedders R6DH45X... | Answered on Jul 12, 2010


Hello,

Thanks for using FixYa.

In order for a dehumidifier to remove moisture, not only does the fan motor have to run but also does the compressor. If the compressor does not start, the problem could be a bad or out of place overflow switch, humidistat, bad compressor relay, overload, start capacitor or the compressor itself.
If the compressor is running, the evaporator (cooling) coil may have frosted over instead of just sweating like it should normally.

Try to turn the machine off completely and let it sit for about an hour or two. This should take care of any icing issues. But if it still doesn't work, I suggest that you take your machine to a professional and have it serviced.

I hope this helps. Thanks and good day.
-HotRatchet

Fedders R6DH45X... | Answered on Jun 13, 2010


Hi,
That is the capacitor that help the compressor motor to start. Yes, it could be repaired, but the repair would cost as much as a new unit...so you know what I would do.....
You will be much better off in the long run with a new machine.
There are many reasons for a dehumidifier2_bing.gif to not work or collect water.
Here is a tip that I wrote to help people to figure out what is going wrong with their dehumidifier2_bing.gif.

Dehumidifier is running but no water is in bucket
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4662409-dehumidifier_running_but_no_water_in

heatman101

Fedders R6DH45X... | Answered on Jun 08, 2010


Is there a rubber plug in the right hand mid back pannel ? if so you probably have a unit that can have a drain installed . If you look in the hole you will see a white plastic tube near the front of the unit . You can access it from where the tank slides in . it just needs a short hose and a garden hose adapter .

Fedders R6DH45X... | Answered on Jun 08, 2010


Hi,
There are many reasons for a dehumidifier2_bing.gif to not work or collect water.
Here is a tip that I wrote to help people to figure out what is going wrong with their dehumidifier2_bing.gif.

Dehumidifier is running but no water is in bucket
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4662409-dehumidifier_running_but_no_water_in

heatman101

Fedders R6DH45X... | Answered on May 18, 2010

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