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1. The air intake filter is very dirty or clogged and needs to be removed and cleaned.
2. There is not enough clear air space surrounding the unit. You need to maintain 12" to 18" around the entire unit.
3. The cooling coils are dirty and need to be cleaned. This can be accomplished using a sponge dipped in warm water mixed with a mild dish washing liquid, rinsed, wiped dry and the applying a light coating of WD40.
4. The dehumidifier is being used in a basement, where the air temperature at floor level is colder than at shoulder level. Dehumidifiers struggle to work at temps below 65 degrees F. Raising the unit up off the floor, onto a sturdy table or counter top will generally solve the problem. It must be sturdy enough to handle the weight of the unit, plus a full tank of water.
A less common problem is a small leak in the cooling coils. Which allows the refrigerant gas to escape and frost the coils.
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The filter is located behind the front louvers. It can be accessed by removing the water collection bucket and looking up into the bucket holder, just behind the louvers. You should see a plastic pull tab handle, which is the filter frame. If you have never removed the filter for cleaning, it may have a piece of plastic tap, which was used for shipping. you will need to remove the tape and discard it, before pulling straight won the filter frame.
The filter can be cleaned by vacuuming it or if it's really dirty, washing it it in warm water and mild dish washing liquid. Rinse thoroughly and shake off any excess water and dry the filter completely before reinstalling it. Never operate the unit with out the air intake filter in place.
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If you haven't already, clean the filter after it has thawed. In addition, the coils behind the filter may need cleaning.
Turn the unit OFF & Unplug it. Remove the filter and the upper half of the front of the cabinet. Clean the cools with warm water and dish washing liquid. Rinse with a damp sponge, dry the coils and apply a light coating of WD40. Reassemble the cabinet, plug the unit in, turn it back ON and take it for a test drive. Be sure to clean the filter at least once every 2 weeks.
The air intake filter is one of 2 places. In either case, it's behind the front louvers
1. Remove the water collection bucket from it's holder. Look up into the bucket holder, just behind the front louvers. You should see what looks like a plastic frame. It may have a pull tab handle. In any event, the is the filter frame. Pull it straight down and out. It can be cleaned with a vacuum or if it's really dirty, wash it in warm water and dish washing liquid, rinse and allow to completely dry before reinstalling it. NEVER operate the unit without the filter in place. Doing so, could damage the unit.
2, Look on the right hand side of the unit's cabinet, just behind the louvers. If you see what appears to be a op open door, the filter is behind that door. Follow the above directions for cleaning the filter.
2. Remove the bucket from the holder. Look up inside the holder, just in front of the louvers and you may see a plastic pull tab type handle. This will be the handle to the filter frame. Pull it down and out of the unit. Since it sounds like it has never been cleaned, wash it in warm water and dish washing liquid. Rinse thoroughly and allow to completely dry, before reinstalling it. NEVER operate the unit without the filter in place, as it could cause damage to the unit
2. If the filter was not located in step 1, on the right side of the unit, just behind the louvers, there may be a pull open trap door. Flipping that door open, will give you access to the filter and it's removal. Clean it as described above.
The above are the only 2 places I know of, that the filter can be located in on a Delonghi Dehumidifier. Unless, your unit is over 10 years old. In any event, I hope this helped you.
As I tell most folks who complain about the problem you're having
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. To remove the filter on your model it will either have a pullout tab on the right side of the unit, behind the louvers on the front. Or remove the bucket and the filter frame will be just on the inside top of the opening behind the front louvers.
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 in basement applications level. 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. It's rare in a unit younger than that. But, it
Hope this helped you to troubleshoot and solve the problem. Please let me know. Thanks
To remove the filter. remove the water bucket. Then looh at the top of the water bucket cavity. You will see a small plastic pull type handle. This is the plastic frame for the air intake filter. Pull it down to remove frame and the filter. After washing an rinsing the filter, be sire it's completely dry, before installing it. Be sure you have turned the unit OFF and unplugged it before removing the filter. http://www.lg.com/us/appliances/dehumidifiers/LG-LHD45EL.jsp
To help you in the future, I have included a link to your Owners Manual. You can download and print it for future reference. Once the link opens look to the right on the page for Dehumidifiers Manual English and click on the link.
As you already know, the air intake filter is behind the water collection bucket. Once you have removed the bucket, grasp the filter frame at the bottom, pull down and out. The filter frame is made to fit snugly, so pull it out gingerly.
Hope this helped you get the filter removed. Please let me know. Thanks.
Turn off the dehumidifier machine and unplug it from the wall.
Lift the water bucket up and out of the dehumidifier.
Locate the filter located under the compartment that houses the water
bucket. Lift the filter straight up and out of the dehumidifier.
Vacuum as much of the visible dirt and debris as possible.
Fill a sink half full with water. Place the filter in the water and allow it to soak for one to two minutes.
Wipe both sides of the filter with a wet sponge to remove any remaining dirt and debris. Rinse the filter with clean water.
Wipe the filter with a dry cloth to remove excess moisture. Allow it to
air dry for approximately 30 minutes before inserting it back into the