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Does not dehumidify and very noisy

My 3 year old AD50USS makes a lot of noise but does not dehumidify. It is not worth repairing as the cost of having it serviced is about the same as buying a new one. I thought that I would take it apart and see if there was any obvious problem. I can't get the top recessed screws off as my sockets are too big to fit into the hole. Does anyone know what size (brand) socket I need to use to remove these?

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Check the coils for partial icing. Id recommend unplugging it leaving it to defrost and plug back in. If still not working check coils again. If partially frozen you have a sealed system leak. The fan being noisy can be a sign its not working and not spinning high enough to cool coils for proper operation. Try taking a shower and leaving dehum in with you, After a shower leave in for about a hr, if water collects you prob have a failed fan. Id recommend repurchasing if OOW. Due to costs.

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Hi,
When the compressors start to go bad they often start to get very loud also...the cost to replace the compressor will probably be more then a new unit...

Also check out this tip about dehumidifier problems...

Dehumidifier is running but no water is in bucket
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Posted on May 04, 2010

Testimonial: "thank you for your help .it has been noisey for too long a time to be the compressor but you are probably correct on this..it started to make noise after the very first year of buying it. We did buy it in 2006.."

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Posted on Jun 18, 2010

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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

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