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Fan runs, no water collected

Only 1 year old. Used periodically in basement storage room. Worked well. Suddenly stopped collecting water while fan continued to run.

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  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    Same problem---I suspect the compressor died. It's only one year old!

  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2009

    Same here

  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2009

    Same thing.

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It appears that these units have a history of defectiveness. I bought one in late 2010 and it pooped early 2012. If the model is still made, buy a new one, return the defective one in the new unit's packing materials for a refund. Or keep the second (new) unit as a back-up, because the new (first) one may just fail again a short while later.

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Possible compressor problem or coolant leak.

Coolant system warranty is usually more than 1 year- check your warranty.

Posted on Jan 07, 2010

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