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Ice forming on the coils of my Crosley Conservator dehumidifier

The dehumidifier is in the basement. The daytime temp. is around 68 and the nighttime temp. around 60.

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DehumidifiersIce forming on the coils of my Crosley Conservator - 2_bing.gif freezing up can be causes by a few different problems.
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I out mine over the floor drain.
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Since the condensate coil (the one icing up) is cold, the air entering it is too cool and the condensate frosts up the coil. Additional condensate freezes to the frost and before you know it, you've got a block of ice. Since the air coming out of the front is very warm take a large piece of cardboard around 6' x 3') and form a V. Placed it in front of the dehumidifier so it channels some of the warm air back to the rear where it warms the moist air up before it hits the cooling fins. It's helped keep the ice down.

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