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Broken Fan, Lost manual and Parts List

I recently acquired a 54501 with a broken internal fan. The previous owner lost the manual and parts list. If anyone could give it's part # and/or give advice on how to remove/replace the fan that would be great. Also, I searched and searched Sears & Kenmore and could not find any downloadable manual or parts list. Did I miss it or is there any other place where one can be found?

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    InSub Beckley Nov 21, 2006

    I found a tech sheet inside the unit that had some parts listed with directions for disassembly. The new fan motor was $30 plus shipping.



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I have the same dehumidifier. Pick it up used off ebay for 60 bucks shipped to me. Works fine. I removed the back cover to inspect the fan and compressor and there was a parts list in a small ziplock bag tapped inside. Take the back cover off and give it a look.

Posted on Mar 26, 2007


As I've recently posted a message, I've a similar unit with broken internal fan. I just placed an external fan in front of the unit and blowing front to back. With the air circulating, the unit is humming along happily and bucket fulls of water to harvest!! Don't bother fixing the fan motor, if that is the only problem, just place a small external fan instead.

Posted on Feb 16, 2007


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