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Dehumidifier model DH10 Air-Dri

It works afew moments then starts juddering sometimes red light comes on sometimes not,we dont know how to get the outer casing off

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SOURCE: light comes on but dehumidifier does not work

Is it running?
If the room tempature 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 defost over night.
Only specially made dehumidifers work below a room temo of 60 degrees (the temp of a basement in winter).
Does it need to be running? A digital humidity sensot from Radio Shack is cheap and may tell you the humidity is OK - only 50% or less. In that case your unit won't turn on.

Posted on Jan 05, 2010

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