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My challenge dehumidifier has stopped collecting water. Think it needs regasing. Where will I get the gas or is it not worth fixing.

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There is often an eliectrical problem, such as perhaps the wate collection bucket doen't connect with the dehumidifier?
You could try taking it in and pulling it out while pressing buttons or turning the knobs and if your lucky you might trigger it to work..

Posted on Feb 10, 2012

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SOURCE: Dehumidifier Does Not Collect Water

Hi,
A dehumidifier is just a refrigerating machine with it's shirt hanging out and there is not much in the way of serviceable parts inside.
If the compressor runs - the throbbing sound - and it doesn't collect water then either the intake filter screen is totally clogged with fluff or the compressor has leaked it's gas away, in which case it might run continuously and get hot to no good effect.

If it doesn't run then it may be that the motor capacitor has failed, but that can soon lead to the compressor motor cooking itself; leaving you with an expensive doorstop.

The one thing you might get checked is the "bucket full" switch. There will be a floating part on the bucket which rises up when the bucket fills and eventually makes contact with another part which is connected to a small switch. If that switch has failed you might be lucky and get an inexpensive repair job done.

If these suggestions do help you solve the problem, please give my reply a suitable rating. If they do not, please add a comment with more details so I can try to help you further.
Cheers, D

Posted on Jul 01, 2008

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SOURCE: motor runs on dehumidifier but doesn't collect water

If it doesn't get cold change the temperature,
Put the float wire up.
finally it is out of r-14- freon.
Vitally

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a Whirlpool dehumidifier that doesn't collect water

I have a Whirlpool dehumidifier model AD50LJ0: the compressor starts but then appears to trip out. The fan keeps running. It does not condense and water. Can you help?

Posted on Jun 12, 2009

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SOURCE: My dehumidifier does not collect any water.

One of two things is happening here.

1. Either the compressor isn't running or...

2. The water is not being routed to the collection bucket properly. This dehumidifier has an option to connect to a hose that can be routed to a drain. Look in the back of the unit to see if you see a connection that could accomidate a garden hose. If you see this and there is no hose connected you may be dumping the water on the floor instead of the bucket. This could explain why your carpets are damp.

Posted on Jun 22, 2009

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SOURCE: kenmore dehumidifier does not collect water and I

Check to see if the compressor and fan are running. If this is true, additional diagnosis will have to be done by a technician. Usually the cost of repair for this type is far more than replacing it.

Posted on Oct 03, 2009

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