After one year of intermitted service my humidifier quit. The front display is dead, no lights. When I unplug the unit and plug it in again, I?ll hear as single beep. That is it, controls are non-responsive. Remove the cover and check the fuse, conductivity is good. What wrong????
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as there are two control boards in ac units ( split systems) and one in a window unit
it could be the inside board ( they do not suffer power surges to well or vermin infestations at all )
before you waste more money I suggest that you get a technician in to determine the fault and if parts are readily available.
Unit malfunction. Dehumidifiers are designed to function within specific temperate ranges, usually between 50 and 80 degrees. Make sure that the ambient temperature of the room is within the range of your dehumidifier. Try not to run it continuously.
the condenser (air intake) is blocked, most likely with dust, and the fan isn't passing enough air flow. either the fan is overworking and making noise or the compressor is overheating. if it can't cool down, the evaporator (cold coil) won't get cold enough to collect condensation. unplug the unit, take it outside, open the front, and hose the condenser down. if you can see light through it, it's ok. if not, spray some simple green degreaser on it and hose it down again after about 5 minutes. if you have a stiff bristled brush, use that, too.
usually happens when either the Float Valve in the bucket is stuck in
the UP position (if yours is so equipped. Jiggle it to get it to return
to the DOWN position.
If you humidifier's bucket is not so
equipped. It's usually an indication that the bucket was not
reinstalled properly, after it was removed. To check and correct this,
turn the Master ON/OFF Switch to OFF and unplug the unit. Remove the
bucket and reinsert it, making sure that it fits "squarely" in the
bucket holder from Top to Bottom. Once installed, make sure the bottom
of the bucket is not tilted down in any way. Plug the unit back in and
turn the Master ON/OFF Switch to ON. If it was reinstalled correctly,
the bucket full light should have gone off and the unit will run as it
should, if the humidity extraction level is set low enough.
Hope this helped you to troubleshoot and solve the problem.
A dehumidifier is functionally the same as an air conditioner. It has a compressor motor, which is a fairly high current draw item.
First of all, unless you are well versed in electrical repairs, you should unplug this unit and do not use it. This is a dangerous condition and a fire or electrocution could result.
One of four things is happening:
1) You have a wiring fault in the circuit your humidifier is plugged into. There is a loose connection in the circuit, causing a voltage drop, and the humidifier therefore has to pull much more current to start it's compressor. This is a very dangerous condition, as an electrical fire could result. Try plugging the unit into another circuit and see if it does the same thing.
2) the compressor of the humidifier is going bad and is shorting out internally. Time for a new unit.
3) Many compressor motors use a 'start capacitor' to help the motor get going. If this part has failed, the motor will try to start, but it will not be able to.
4) There is a fault in the power cord or controls of the humidifier. Just like #1 above, a loose connection could cause a voltage drop, making the unit draw high current.
most of these units are standard 110V units. If yours uses 220V (like an electric dryer), then it could have 'lost a phase' which is also a similar electrical issue.
Check to see that the air is flowing freely through the dehumidifier. They will accumulate dust particles and become plugged. Also make sure that it is not freezing up (you would see ice forming inside through the vent openings). I have had to remove the case to clean lint from some units to get them to operate more efficently. Always unplug the unit to clean and service it.
Boys and girls, I hate to tell you this -- but those units are DEAD. I had the same problems as being discussed here (not turning on, electronic chirp, bucket full signals), but with one other important feature -- the unit became so hot that I couldn't touch the top. At first it sounded and smelled like the fan was jammed, and later it sounded like the compressor wasn't working.
Anyway, after two weeks of dealing with LG (1-800-243-0000, and be prepared to call back several times as they have a phone problem), they have finally decided to refund me the money on my unit. Give them a call and speak to them. Also, as my unit was intermittently working, I would recommend that you unplug your malfunctioning unit if you are having these problems. A dead dehumidifier is one thing, a house fire is quite another thing.
This will need to be serviced. LG has a 5 year warranty on these models. They usually will tell you of a service center nearby which will service it free of charge since it is under warranty. If you do not live near a service center they may ship you a replacement and you send your old dehumidifier back to them. Make sure you have your reciept when you contact them so they can verify it is 2 years old.