Question about Goldstar DH504EL Dehumidifier
I have a goldstar model GD40E dehumidifier. the compressor kicks on when i turn it on but the fan never starts spinning. one day it was making a weird noise so i shut it off and the unit was hot. after that it never worked right. did the fan motor burn up? and if i did what would be a replacement i can buy. thanks.
Could be the tempurature of the room you have it in. Make sure it is not operating in a room below 65 degrees F or 18 C
Posted on Jun 02, 2008
SOURCE: ghd30y7 goldstar dehumidifier
We came home to this problem the other day, water all over the basement, leaking out the bottom left side, nothing in the collection basin but plenty would spill out if I tipped the unit forward. After searching the web and these forums I theorized that the coils were frozen. I let the unit thaw. No luck. I removed the faceplate and discovered thick, wet silt had filled the internal collection plate and was clogging the drain. I stuck a pipe-cleaner through the drain and the problem was fixed. Took some paper towels and cleaned the whole thing. Works like new. I assume the unit will need to be cleaned regularly to keep it going. To remove the faceplate, unscrew the two phillips' head screws under the faceplate along the sides, then take a flat head screwdriver and pop the tabs holding the face on, one tabe along each side. There are also two tabs on top, but you don't need to mess with those, as they simply act against gravity. Whole thing just clips back together after cleaning. I have no idea if this voids the warranty.
Posted on Oct 01, 2008
SOURCE: Goldstar DH304 Dehumidifier
Take cover off. First check the fuse on the circuit board. If it's blown replace it. That should get the motor running, the motor might be or is going out. If the motor is bad you'll have to replace the motor. If the fuse is good and the motor is good, unhook the wires on circuit board that go to the humidity control switch. If the unit comes on with the humidity control switch unhooked, you'll have to replace the humidity control switch. Sears has them for about $11.50. Hope this helps.
Posted on Jul 11, 2009
SOURCE: Goldstar dehumidifier won't run
Sounds like this unit developed a freon leak and that will make it run hot like that...cheaper to replace it then to repair...
There are many reasons for a dehumidifier to not work or collect water.
Here is a tip that I wrote to help people to figure out what is going wrong with their dehumidifier.
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Posted on May 18, 2010
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