Question about Kenmore Dehumidifiers
Does not collect water, will not cut back on by itself but will run if the humidity control is rotated down and back up
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Most dehumidifiers have a "Frost Guard" mounted on the condensor coil. If frost accumulates on the condensor coil the frost guard turns the compressor off until the frost melts, then comes back on again. For the dehumidifier to work properly, the surrounding (ambient), temperature must be higher than 65 degress. This temperature allows the moisture in the air to condense on the coils and drip into the reservoir without freezing up on the condensor coil. Also, if the humidity is too low, (below 45%), the same condition will occur. So it will help to keep the parameters in mind when you have this issue.
Thank you for your allowing me to advise you on this issue.
Dave E. (Illeagle)
Posted on Jun 02, 2008
A dehumidifier is just a refrigerating machine with it's shirt hanging out and there is not much in the way of serviceable parts inside.
If the compressor runs - the throbbing sound - and it doesn't collect water then either the intake filter screen is totally clogged with fluff or the compressor has leaked it's gas away, in which case it might run continuously and get hot to no good effect.
If it doesn't run then it may be that the motor capacitor has failed, but that can soon lead to the compressor motor cooking itself; leaving you with an expensive doorstop.
The one thing you might get checked is the "bucket full" switch. There will be a floating part on the bucket which rises up when the bucket fills and eventually makes contact with another part which is connected to a small switch. If that switch has failed you might be lucky and get an inexpensive repair job done.
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Posted on Jul 01, 2008
SOURCE: runs but does not collect water
It is possible that the cooling fins are not working due to insufficient coolant or the compressor system is faulty. Basically the fan pulls air across a cooling fin . Moisture from the air then condensates and falls into the pan as water. The air is then heated before it exits into the surroundings. The fact that there is no water collecting suggests that the cooling stage is not working. I see from other posts that there is a fuse somewhere. Maybe this fuse is blown and is associated with the cooling compressor..hope this helps
Posted on Aug 01, 2009
SOURCE: unit runs but no water collect
I unscrew the cover were's the air is ****'s inside and I just clean with water pressure.I beleive I have to do this every six month.The problem was;no more water collect,less air came out and the unit was very hot.Only clean the filter is not enough!!
Posted on Aug 25, 2009
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