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Dehumidifier switches on and off continuously

I just bought this dehumidifier used and have never owned a one before so please excuse my ignorance on the subject. It looks new but I'm not sure if it is or not. I bought it as used. I have it set on the 3 hour setting but it isn't staying on. It switches on and off. Is it supposed to turn itself on and off every couple of minutes, about every 2 minutes? The fan is working and it doesn't feel real hot. Is it supposed to do that? PLEASE answer as this will drive me crazy not knowing. It is a Kenmore model 580.54501 if that makes any difference. If it isn't normal,Can you tell me what is wrong with it? Thanks, Patty

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Re: dehumidifier switches on and off continuously

Please let me know if you still have this problem

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Re: dehumidifier switches on and off continuously

Patty - Is it possible that the dehumidifier is cycling... meaning there is not enough moisture in the air for it to run constantly.

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For sure this is an error and could be a fault in the heater panel or the motor drive.
Must remove out and check if the fault goes off on disconnection of one of the above.

Posted on Sep 28, 2010

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