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Shut off? Fdl70s1 Frigidaire FDL50R1 Dehumidifier

Is this unit supposed to completely shut off when it reaches the set humidity level? Or is the fan supposed to run constantly?

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  • Jim Garry Feb 20, 2012

    Thanks Chris. My main concern was the noise issue. I prefer for it to turn on and off so that the fan isn't constantly running. Appreciate your comments.

  • Electrolux
    Electrolux Feb 21, 2012

    Let me know if you have any other concerns, or if the noise or operation changes. You should be ok though!

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I understand that your Frigidaire dehumidifier, FDL70S1, will only work in continuous mode. Sounds like you could have a possible issue with the sensor or control panel. Are you under warranty? I would advise you to speak with your manufacturer to see if any further resolution can be provided. -Matt

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I understand that you want to know how to measure the humidity in a room with your Frigidaire dehumidifier, model# FDL50R1. Typically, your appliance will not measure the humidity and tell you exactly what the level is. I suggest placing your dehumidifier in the room you want it in, and turning it on to the continuous mode. The display will show "CO". Leave it at this setting for the first 3-4 days. Once the 3-4 days has passed, I suggest setting it to the 50%, 60%, or 70% setting and change it to your liking. If it is more humid in the room than you would like, put the setting lower. I ask that you please follow up with a comment on the post, at your convenience, to advise if further troubleshooting is needed or if your washer status has changed successfully. Hope this is helpful.

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Norman, once the unit reaches the extraction level you have it set for, the unit will turn OFF automatically. However, depending on the humidity level in your home, it may take several cycles of running and emptying the bucket until it reached. After that, it should turn OFF, once the level is reached. Then when the humidity level rises above the setting it's on, it will start up again.

Since your unit is a Manually Controlled unit, there's no safe way to "rig' it to run on with a timer. The plug in wall timers are not rated high enough to handle the load of the dehumidifiers operation. Trying to use one, would fry the timer and possibly the dehumidifier.

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