Question about Maytag M7DH45B2A Dehumidifier
I have a Hampton Bay HB50 dehumidifier, when I plug it in and turn on the unit it trips the breaker. I checked the leads on the Compressor with an ohm meter they measure about 5.6 ohms. If I disconnect the compressor the fan runs fine. Could this be the capacitor or do you think it is the compressor? Is there any way to isolate it? If it is the compressor I would assume these are throw away units is that true? Thank You
Be very careful - with the unit unplugged - try shorting the capacitor with an insulated screwdriver. if you get a healthy spark - the cap is probably ok. if you don't replace the cap. the cap is used in the motor's start winding.
Posted on Aug 21, 2007
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