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well 1st thing i tell everybody when this comes up is to reveryify your humidistat settings , you never know how that gets changed but it does sometimes second if unit is more than a few years old its less efficent and you might think about an upgrade to a better unit , saves u money in electric as well
Edward, there are 5 basic, but solvable reason for what you described. Please pay particular attention to numbers 1 & 2. 1. The humidity extraction level is set to HIGH. Lower it to 32-35%.
2. Air intake filter is dirty or clogged. Turn unit OFF, & Unplug the Unit, before removing to inspect & clean it, if necessary. If washed, allow filter to completely dry before reinstalling. DO NOT operate the unit without the filter.
3. Obstructed air flow. Maintain a minimum of 12 to 18" of clear air
space around the entire unit.
4. Cooling coils are dirty and need to be cleaned. Use warm water & dish washing liquid to clean the coils. Rinse and wipe dry. Apply a light coating of WD40 to the coils.
5. Ambient air temperature at floor level is between 40 - 60 degrees.
dehumidifiers do not work well between those temperatures (Unless, you have a Low Temp Unit). This applies mainly to where the air
temperature at floor level is colder than at shoulder level in basement applications . 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 tank of water, will usually resolve this problem.
none of the above solves the problem, it may be a case of the
compressor needs to be recharged with refrigerant gas or that the humidity condenser sensor has failed. These things usually occur in units that are
5 years old or older.
Hope this helped you to troubleshoot and solve the problem without having to make any repairs or replacement of the unit.
Most of the time, the most common reason is a dirty or clogged air intake filter. Turn the Master ON/Off Switch to OFF and unplug the unit from the wall outlet. Put some old towels under the unit and allow it to thaw completely, before removing the filter for cleaning. Also, if you can access the cooling coils, wiping them down with warm water and a mild detergent (dish washing liquid is fine) rinse and dry completely. A light coating of WD40 after they're dry helps too.
Worse case scenario is that the compressor is low on refrigerant gas and needs recharging. Or the defrost sensor has failed and needs to be replaced.
Depending on the age of the unit, will determine if it's worth repairing. If it's over 5 years old, get a new one. Less than 5 years old, it's worth considering to have it repaired. Contact Goldstar Tech Service (800) 243-0000 for an idea on the cost of repair.
Hope this helps you troubleshoot and solve the problem. Please let me know. Thanks.
If your dehumidifier doesn't seem to run often but the humidity in the room is high, try adjusting the humidistat control on the dehumidifier to a dryer setting. If the dehumidifier seems to run constantly, but there's little or no water in the container, there may be a problem in the refrigeration system. Try cleaning the unit. If that doesn't work, you can't repair the refrigeration system yourself, you need a qualified appliance repair technician to do that.
If your dehumidifier doesn't seem to run often but the
humidity in the room is high, try adjusting the humidistat control on the
dehumidifier to a dryer setting. If the dehumidifier seems to run constantly,
but there's little or no water in the container, there may be a problem in the
refrigeration system. Try cleaning the unit. If that doesn't work, you can't
repair the refrigeration system yourself, you need a qualified appliance repair
technician to do that.
Mine leaks. Had leaked at other times but i took the vacuum cleaner
to the front drain spout, that leaks into the removable basin. That
worked in the past, but i't's not working now . The water is
overflowing at the back of the catch tray and leaking out through the
bottom underneath. The holes are clear, so it shouldn't be doing this.
I am stumped.