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DH30 Dehumidifier Compressor Does not Operate

Fan and Compressor turns on when plugged in, but compressor kicks off and fan runs for a few minutes until unit shuts off. No power source problem and compressor is not frozen.

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  • nebob Nov 26, 2007

    Fan run's for a short time then turs off.

  • nebob Nov 26, 2007

    COMPRESSOR SHUTS OFF AND FAN SHUTS OFF

    A SHORT TIME LATER.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2008

    The dehumidifier fan runs for approximately a minute,then shuts off.jumped out sensor located on front of coil, the compressor comes on then coil begins to freeze and shuts down within a few minutes.could this sensor be bad and if so are parts available.

    Part no.LHD30

    serial no.501tagh13151



    I would appreciate a response to this.Thanks

    Jeff Negley

  • johncerams Apr 13, 2008

    unit ran great for 1st spring. plugged it back in and it ran for 40 seconds and shut down. will not come back on.

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I just picked one up at a tag sale, seller said it worked sometimes. Seems to have the same problem as yours. I took the time to tweak all of the connections and then re-soldered the control board with no luck. I finally disconnected the humidity control and it worked fine. By disconnecting the humidity control the unit defaults to it's highest setting and you have to unplug the unit to turn it off. Conclusion so far is that the humidity control rheostat is bad.
Note: Now while running the fan runs continuously and the compressor cycles on and off every 10 to 15 minutes. This may to be normal since the unit appears to be doing its job and I'm not sure how it is supposed to run since a purchased it broken.

Posted on May 10, 2008

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