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I had the exact same problem. The condenser fan in the bottom should run all the time. The entire condenser unit (compressor, coils and fan) sit on a metal tray that may be rusted to the bottom of the unit so a few taps from a hammer from the back may be needed to slide it forward. Once you can get to the fan, check the wiring. On mine the spade plug had rusted away. Follow the wires from the fan to a small box on the side of the compressor. Make sure the fan wires are securely connected to the terminal block. There are two male spade connectors that provide constant 120v. They point up. Make sure there is power and the fan motor is connected.
This is a common problem with most dehumidifiers, not matter who the manufacturer is. The best way to prevent it is routine maintenance. Especially when you stop using it for the season. Dismantle it and clean the unit thoroughly. Putting a light coat of WD40 on the coils and contacts will help abate corrosion during the off season. If you are in an area where you use the dehumidifier continuously , then you should step up your routine maintenance to every 6 months. Cleaning the filter regularly, will help expand the dehumidifiers life span. By the way, the model you listed was manufactured by Fedders for Maytag.
could be a broken spring inside the compressor and would only make a noise as the compressor stops. nothing you can do about it. you would need to break open the compressor, replace the spring, weld it back, then charge it up again with refrigerant.