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My Lg LHD45ELY6 dehumidifier has ice on top of unit and is not removing humidity from my basement

Ice forming on top of unit. I cleaned the filter and checked the coils and they are clean. It has been running most of the day and there is only about a cup of water in the bucket. What else should I do?

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A dehumidifier works by cooling the metal pipes on the back of the unit to create condensation (water vapor in the air). This then drips into the collector bucket. If the unit runs too long the cooling tubes can get too cold and freeze the condesing water vapor. Unplug the dehumidifier and let the ice melt, when u turn it back on, turn it down, it may be up too high. If you find this solution helpful please rate it.

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Posted on Jun 24, 2008

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If everything is clean on the coils and the filter is clean it should work. I would contact LG because they have a 5 year warranty on these dehumidifiers. Make sure that you have your reciept. Usually what they will do is locate a shop near you and it can be serviced there. LG will pay the bill. Or if there is no local shop they will send you a service tag for your old unit and ship you a replacement unit. Contact LG and explain this problem to you. Everything should be covered under warranty still.

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What do you have the humidity level set at on your dehumidifier? The average is 65%. Make sure you do not have it set at 75% because if you do this could be causing it to keep the humidity so high.

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This will need to be serviced. LG has a 5 year warranty on these models. They usually will tell you of a service center nearby which will service it free of charge since it is under warranty. If you do not live near a service center they may ship you a replacement and you send your old dehumidifier back to them. Make sure you have your reciept when you contact them so they can verify it is 2 years old.

Posted on Aug 04, 2008

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When the dehumidifier runs it forms ice on the top of the unit and does not collect much water in the bottom.


The problem you described can be caused by 3 things:

1. The air intake filter is dirty or clogged and needs to be removed and cleaned.

2. The cooling coils are dirty and need to be cleaned. Turn the unit OFF & unplug it before attempting
to clean the coils with warm water and mild dish washing liquid. Then rinse and wipe dry. A light
coating of WD40 will help them stay clean.

3. The dehumidifier is being operated in a basement, where the air temperature at floor level is
below 65 degrees. When this happens dehumidifiers struggle at temps below 65 degrees F
unless it its a Low Temp model, designed for basement applications. Raising the unit up off
the floor onto a sturdy table or counter top, that can hold the weight of the unit, plus a full tank
of water, will generally resolve this problem.

I hope this helps you to troubleshoot & solve the problem. Thanks for choosing FixYa.

Aug 09, 2011 | LG LHD65EBL Dehumidifier

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Ice is forming on the top of the unit, it is running but not very much water is collecting


Ice will often form if the humidity level is high or the air intake filter needs cleaning. If it's because of high humidity or being used in a basement, the unit may appear to still be running, but it's usually just the fan and it's going thru a defrost cycle.

If you check the filter, be sure to turn the Master ON/OFF Switch OFF and unplug the unit. Remove the filter and clean if necessary. If you wash the filter, use warm water and dish washing liquid. Rinse thoroughly and allow to dry completely, before reinstalling it. DO NOT run the dehumidifier without the filter installed.

Hope this helped you to troubleshoot and solve the problem. Please let me know. Thanks.

Jun 20, 2011 | LG LHD45EL Dehumidifier

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HI, OUR DEHUMIDIFIER SWEATS ON THE TOP (FORMS WATER BEADS) AND PARTIALLY FORMS ICE.


>check if the steam creating by the dehumidifier is enough or balance to neutralize the fresh air supply of the dehumidifier by not creating a too much moist or more tha 40% relative humidity so that water beads would not form from the top of the dehumidifier unit or from its supply of fresh air.

Jun 18, 2011 | LG LHD65EBL Dehumidifier

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Dehumdifier not collecting water.


It may be that the humidity level or temperature in the room where your dehumidifier is located is too low.

When the outdoor temperature is below 50 F, the indoor air will be dry even when the air inside is warm, therefore when it's cold outside the dehumidifier may collect little or no water.

Air conditioners will also remove moisture from the room, even if it's hot and humid outside, resulting in little or no moisture collecting in the dehumidifier bucket.

Some dehumidifiers have a deicer which turns off the compressor but keeps the fan running. When the compressor is off, moisture is not removed from the air. The deicer turns off the compressor when the room temperature is cold.

Some dehumidifiers do not have a deicer. If the room temperature is low enough, ice may form on the evaporator coil. The ice prevents the dehumidifier from removing and collecting water. If ice forms on coils, unplug dehumidifier until ice melts and room temperature rises.

The filter (on some models) may be dirty or clogged. If so, clean the filter. For instructions on cleaning the filter.

I hope this help to solve, if this answer solve it, remember to rate it. Good luck.

Oct 01, 2010 | Whirlpool AD50USL Dehumidifier

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Ice forming on top front part of unit


usually, ice build up is caused by low refrigerant levels (a dehumidifier is essentially an air conditioner). depending on the unityou may or may not be able to service it. Some of these systems are sealed at the factory and a pierce valve is needed to add refrigerant to the system.

May 07, 2010 | Goldstar DH504EL Dehumidifier

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Ice forming on the to


Usually this happens for one of two reasons: 1) there is a problem with the refrigerant and/or compressor (like a little leak of refrigerant)
2) the room that the compressor is in is too cool (below the operating range of the dehumidifier)

If the unit is under warranty, call for service if you know the room is above the minimum operating temp. If it is a problem with the refrigerant, they will probably replace the unit.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(we have an LG dehumidifier and had to have it replaced when it was less than a year old - it was icing up in the summer. It still iced up in the winter (at times due to cold in the basement).)

May 01, 2010 | LG LHD45EL Dehumidifier

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Bucket not filling - ice forming on lid.


You've developed a sealed system problem.

Apr 07, 2010 | LG LHD45EL Dehumidifier

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A large block of ice formed over the entire front where the vent is. Basement temp was apprx 64 degrees F, but this model is supposed to operate at lower temps. Discovered after it was running continuously...


35 is way low; why not 50%?

At the cooler temp you may need to also run a small fan or space heater blowing on it.

It is working, but the setting is too low and the temp in the room is too low

Nov 25, 2009 | LG LHD65EBL Dehumidifier

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Ice on dehumidifier


A dehumidifier works by cooling the metal pipes on the back of the unit to create condensation (water vapor in the air). This then drips into the collector bucket. If the unit runs too long the cooling tubes can get too cold and freeze the condesing water vapor. Unplug the dehumidifier and let the ice melt, when u turn it back on, turn it down, it may be up too high. If you find this solution helpful please rate it.

Thanks - Tech101

May 20, 2008 | LG DH404E Dehumidifier

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