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Drain pan location in Kenmore Elite 251.90701 dehumidifier

The dehumidifier leaks from the bottom, it was suggested to clean or clear the drain pan. Another suggestion was to have dehumidifier on a level service. This dehumidifier and other Kenmore's were used only in the basement. This elite purchased March 2013 leaks on the bottom.

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SOURCE: kenmore dehumidifier runs but won't collect water

Hi,
If you haven't done so already, try removing and cleaning the inlet filter screen which is almost certainly just behing the inlet grille. It may slide upwards out of the casing or downwards unto the bucket area. If this is blocked with fluff then no moist air will get to the cold pipes, so little or no water will be extracted. There's also a chance that the humidity sensor is clogged with fluff, so fooling the system into thinking the room is pretty dry, in which case the compressor will probably not run.
A running compressor can usually be detected as a deep throbbing from the machine. If it is running, but not cooling the pipes behind the intake grille, then you may have lost the refrigerant from the system via a leak. If the air coming out of the machine is warm (caused by the compressor running) but there is no water produced this may be the cause.

Explore along these lines and let me know what you find.
Cheers, D

Posted on Jul 31, 2008

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SOURCE: Dehumidifier problem

First, make sure the rectangular filter on the back side is clean so air can flow over the coils freely. Try to place the dehumidifier on a table or something to get it off the floor. (floor level is cooler than head level) If you still have icing issues, replace sensor. (part # WK23X10011 )

Posted on Sep 01, 2008

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SOURCE: Dehumidifier does not collect water.

If your dehumidifier doesn't seem to run often but the humidity in the room is high, try adjusting the humidistat control on the dehumidifier to a dryer setting. If the dehumidifier seems to run constantly, but there's little or no water in the container, there may be a problem in the refrigeration system. Try cleaning the unit. If that doesn't work, you can't repair the refrigeration system yourself, you need a qualified appliance repair technician to do that.

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Posted on Sep 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Dehumidifier does not collect water.

My unit does not collect water any more. It was fine until I lent it to my brother in law and it was returned damaged. Do you know how to fix this

Posted on Mar 28, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore 580-52650100 65 pts./24 hour

Humidifier is fairly old. I put it on the curb for garbage pickup.

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

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