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My danby ddr557he used it for 2 years and suddenly it stops dryin...any suggestion on how to fix the problem?

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SOURCE: We lost the directions for

post a DDR557HE PDF manuel on Danby site.

Posted on Oct 19, 2008


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SOURCE: Danby Dehumidifier DDR557HE has never dehumidified

either lacks coolant or compressor bad

Posted on Jan 05, 2010

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SOURCE: Danby Dehumidifier Model # DDR557HE Serial #

Hi,
If you are having problems with your dehumidifier freezing up them here are a few things that you can check and also a few things that may help you.

First check the ambient temperature of the room at the level of the dehumidifier. If it is below 65 degrees and you do not have a special low temperature dehumidifier then you are asking for trouble. Most units are only designed to work in temperature 65 or higher and will freeze if they are working at lower temperatures. Some even will not work well below 68 degrees F.

Many dehumidifiers will shut off when the coil starts to freeze to let them thaw, then they will restart when the coil is warm enough again. This can take an hour or so. Some will not shut down the compressor and when the dehumidifier coil starts to freeze it reduces the air flow and only compounds the problem.

Check the air flow over the coil. If the coil becomes dirty or the fan motor stops or even slows down a bit, you will get freezing. The dehumidifier is very dependent upon the proper amount of air going over the coil to keep the coil warm enough to not freeze. Any restriction will cause problems.

The final and worst thing that can happen is for your dehumidification unit is to develop a slight leak in the refrigeration system. This will cause the coils to run even colder then they would normally and this will create the same problems. If everything else check out then you may have to have the refrigeration system checked by a professional. The problem with this is that many of these units only cost a few hundred dollars and a service call can soon add up to more then the unit is worth.

Some things that you can do to help out a dehumidifier that is freezing up are:

Raise the temperature of the room and provide a bit of heat for the room as the dehumidifier is actually a very small A/C unit.
Raise the dehumidifier up off of the floor… the air is usually warmer when you go higher up in the room, hot air rises.
Clean the coils off so that the air can flow through them easier and keep them warmer.
Make sure that the fan motor bearings are oiled and that the fan is running freely. Even a tiny bit of resistance will slow the fan enough to make a difference.


By checking all these things out and making some small changes you maybe able to make your dehumidifier work much more effectively.

Take care

Posted on Jul 23, 2010

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SOURCE: I need a manuel for

Unfortunately, the model number you listed has been discontinued. But is still supported thru the Danby Consumer help line: 800-263-2629. Contact them regarding your need for the Owner's Manual and they can email you one as an attachment.

I hope this helped you, Susan. Thanks for choosing FixYa.

Posted on Aug 03, 2011

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SOURCE: Need manual for danby Model

Here is a link to a generic Danby user's manual which should help out since they all use the same basic controls:

http://www.danby.com/cms/uploads/products/en_manual/DDR5009,_6009,_7009REE_EFOM.pdf


To view the Owner's Manual with Operating Instructions just use your mouse to click on the link, which is the underlined and highlighted text just above. This will open a new web browser page automatically for you and allow you to view the information at the website indicated and the contents of the Owner's Manual.

You may need ADOBE READER installed on your computer to read PDF documents.
You can download this free at WWW.ADOBE.COM if necessary.
Click on the DOWNLOAD ADOBE READER button on right side of the ADOBE home page when you get there, then follow the onscreen instructions to install the software on your computer.

I hope that was helpful to you, good luck and take care.

Joe.

Posted on Aug 28, 2011

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Here is a link to a generic Danby user's manual which should help out since they all use the same basic controls:

http://www.danby.com/cms/uploads/products/en_manual/DDR5009,_6009,_7009REE_EFOM.pdf


To view the Owner's Manual with Operating Instructions just use your mouse to click on the link, which is the underlined and highlighted text just above. This will open a new web browser page automatically for you and allow you to view the information at the website indicated and the contents of the Owner's Manual.

You may need ADOBE READER installed on your computer to read PDF documents.
You can download this free at WWW.ADOBE.COM if necessary.
Click on the DOWNLOAD ADOBE READER button on right side of the ADOBE home page when you get there, then follow the onscreen instructions to install the software on your computer.

I hope that was helpful to you, good luck and take care.

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I need a manuel for the danby dehumidifier model #DDR557HE. I dont know what the symbols mean


Unfortunately, the model number you listed has been discontinued. But is still supported thru the Danby Consumer help line: 800-263-2629. Contact them regarding your need for the Owner's Manual and they can email you one as an attachment.

I hope this helped you, Susan. Thanks for choosing FixYa.

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We have Danby Model DDR557HE-7 and cannot locate our Manual. We need to disconnect hose and have excess water go to bucket. How is this done?? If we had copy of Manual we wld be able to search same...


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The link below to a 50 pint model should provide all the info you need.

http://www.danby.ca/cms/uploads/products/en_manual/DDR5009%2C_6009%2C_7009REE_EFOM.pdf

However, I think you'll find that draining into a bucket is not an option. As the hose drain relies entirely on gravity to drain. So, it will not drain down and then up into a bucket. The hose drainage method, is designed to drain into a floor drain or a sump.

Hope this helps you.

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The Model Number you listed is either incorrect or has been discontinued. As it does not show up in my data base for Danby. Please check the number again and advise.

Thanks.

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Danby Dehumidifier DDR557HE has never dehumidified


either lacks coolant or compressor bad

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We lost the directions for our Danby dehumidifier. The model number is DDR557HE. Serial. No. 0107050701350. Can you help me out. T. MacKay


I had the same problem but was able to find a link from "Danby's" website. Hope it helps!!
http://www.danby.ca/cms/uploads/products/en_manual/DDR557HE.PDF

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