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Dehumidifier not collecting moisture

We just bought a used kenmore dehumidifier, model # 2535030000, let it run for a couple of days, and it's not filling up. All the lights turn on, and the fan runs. There is over 70% moisture in the room. What might need repair or cleaning?

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  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    There is definitely high humidifier in our basement, and I used to need to dump humidifier 1-2 times per day. Now it runs for days, and the tank is bone dry. We have raised the room temp as suggested in manual, and have also checks drain tubes, etc. Fan runs, lights are on, and nothing helps.

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Normal 0 When you push the power button, the blower fan comes on. In a few minutes you should hear a second "click"--that is your compressor starting. Do you hear that second click?

Posted on May 29, 2009

  • jman563 May 29, 2009







    Normal
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    When you push the power button, the blower fan comes on. In
    a few minutes you should hear a second "click"--that is your
    compressor starting. Do you hear that second click?



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SOURCE: Dehumidifier does not collect water.

I had the same problem. I just narrowed it down to the humidistat by wrapping it in a baby wipe. It runs smooth now and fills the bucket....I'm off now looking for a replacement.

Posted on Aug 13, 2007

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SOURCE: Dehumidifier Does Not Collect Water

Hi,
A dehumidifier is just a refrigerating machine with it's shirt hanging out and there is not much in the way of serviceable parts inside.
If the compressor runs - the throbbing sound - and it doesn't collect water then either the intake filter screen is totally clogged with fluff or the compressor has leaked it's gas away, in which case it might run continuously and get hot to no good effect.

If it doesn't run then it may be that the motor capacitor has failed, but that can soon lead to the compressor motor cooking itself; leaving you with an expensive doorstop.

The one thing you might get checked is the "bucket full" switch. There will be a floating part on the bucket which rises up when the bucket fills and eventually makes contact with another part which is connected to a small switch. If that switch has failed you might be lucky and get an inexpensive repair job done.

If these suggestions do help you solve the problem, please give my reply a suitable rating. If they do not, please add a comment with more details so I can try to help you further.
Cheers, D

Posted on Jul 01, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore dehumidifier runs good but does not collect water.

most likely the compressor is not producing pressures that are needed probably not low on freon .

Posted on May 31, 2009

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SOURCE: Moisture not collected

low on freon is the compressor running?

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

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SOURCE: lg dehumidifier won't collect water after running for long time

Sounds like it needs to be recharged.

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

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