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Unit freezes my unit freezes and will not collect water. I unplug it and let the ice melt and try again, but the same thing happens

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  • Roger Potts Mar 08, 2009

    I have the same problem with my model dh304 freezing up. It doesn't draw out any moisture in the air other than just freezing up. I unplug it only to freeze up again. It sets in my basement away from any obstructions. Could it have lost all it's freon or what ever they call it now.?

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Were is it located in your house? sounds like insulation problem

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  • josh1111 Mar 05, 2009

    were is it located in your house? sounds like insulation problem

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