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I have a Whirlpool dehumidifier Model AD50G1 that freezes up and

Blows chips of ice on the floor.

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When set in smart mode it runs continuously and the core ices up this results in the filter not being able to be removed. water then runs all over the floor. This also happens in normal mode Very li


Ice builds up for two basic reasons:
  1. Impeded air flow. This causes the dehumidifier to run constantly as the humistat never reaches it setpoint as there is limited or no airflow over the coils. Even with a filter, the cooling coils can become clogged and render airflow restricted or non-existent. Check and correct as necessary.
  2. A low refrigerant charge. Systems can leak over time and become low on charge. This causes extended period of running and the resultant freeze-up. If the coils and filter are clean, have the system checked for proper charge of refrigerant.

Jan 02, 2015 | Dehumidifiers

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Idylis 0526051 dehumidifier - ice build-up. After 7 months of use this started to make a laboured noise that was audible the floor above. I switched the unit off and noticed what appeared to be a "check...


Dust and dirt that causes loss of airflow through the coils is the most likely cause. The only other reason would be a low refrigerant charge to the compressor.

Dec 26, 2014 | Dehumidifiers

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The dehumidifier is getting cold condensation on the top outside of the unit and no water in the bucket. Model BGD-510A. I cleaned the filter and the coils and still have this problem.


Kathryn, if you are operating it in a basement application, the problem is that air temperature at floor level, is colder than at shoulder level. Dehumidifiers struggle to work at temperatures between 40 & 65 degrees F (Unless they are Low Temp model designed for basement applications). And will ice up at times. Raising the unit up off the floor onto a sturdy table, counter top, etc that can handle the weight of the unit, plus a full bucket of water, will usually resolve the problem.

If it's not a basement application, try lowering the humidity extraction level to 35%. In you have an analog unit, turn the control knob to Maximum.

I hope this helps you and thanks for choosing FixYa.

Aug 10, 2011 | Dehumidifiers

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Dehumidifier element icing up


Hi,
Unit is low on charge...
Here is a tip that I wrote that will help you understand why and what you cando with a dehumidifier that ices up.

Dehumidifier is Freezing up and not working

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May 29, 2010 | Maytag M7DH45B2A Dehumidifier

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My Soleus Dehumidifer is not dehumidifying


If the room temperature is close to 60, the coils may be frozen (completely encased in ice). If this is the case, move it where the water can drain off - about 1 gallon which may NOT run into the drain bucket.
I out mine over the floor drain.
Turn off and it will defrost over night.
Only specially made dehumidifiers work below a room temp of 60 degrees (the temp of a basement in winter).
Does it need to be running? A digital humidity sensor from Radio Shack is cheap and may tell you the humidity is OK - only 50% or less.

Dec 30, 2009 | Soleus CFM-40 Dehumidifier

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Have a wind chaser wdh running in my basement and it keeps icing


If the room temperature is close to 60, the coils may be frozen (completely encased in ice). If this is the case, move it where the water can drain off - about 1 gallon which may NOT run into the drain bucket.
I out mine over the floor drain.
Turn off and it will defrost over night.
Only specially made dehumidifiers work below a room temp of 60 degrees (the temp of a basement in winter).
Does it need to be running? A digital humidity sensor from Radio Shack is cheap and may tell you the humidity is OK - only 50% or less.

Dec 29, 2009 | Windchaser WDH928 Dehumidifier

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Dehumidifier


Most dehumidifiers these days have a built in defrost control, which turns the compressor off when the coils frost up while the fan continues to blow to help melt the frost off, so if it is frosting you may need a new defrost control, but first check the following: If your model has an air filter, clean it, as restriction of air flow will contribute to icing. Try to move the unit to a warmer location. Usually the best way to do this is to get it above the floor as far as possible, as the air temp is warmer closer to the ceiling than it is at the floor. Make sure there is plenty of room for air to circulate. (don't push it against a wall)

Sep 15, 2008 | Danby Dehumidifiers

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Dehumidifier


Again, if your model is one that can be used in cooler temps so as not to ice up, the heat prevents this.

Aug 07, 2008 | Maytag M7DH45B2A Dehumidifier

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Dehumidifier


Check the coils for icing. You may need to remove a cover to see them. IF the temp is much below 65-70 degrees, there is a good chance of icing. Take it upstairs or where it is warm and try running it to see if it removes moisture. If it does, it is probably icing. Raise it off the floor as the temp is higher towards the ceiling. Hope this helps

Jun 26, 2008 | Dehumidifiers

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Really thick ice on back of dehumidifier


It is now frozen because the humidistat, which controls the on/off cycle, is starting to age and forgetting to turn off the dehumidifier. Try removing the humidistat and, using compressed air, blow it out thoroughly of any dust. Then spray the rotary control area, including electrical parts, with WD-40. Then, blow dry again with the compressor and try again.

Jun 23, 2007 | DeLonghi DDE50E Dehumidifier

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