Question about Kenmore 54501 Dehumidifier
Our dehumidifier is about 3 years old and recently stopped working. The power is on and all the switches and settings seem to work BUT the dehumidifier does not stay on. If you pull the water reservior out and slide it back in right away the unit will turn on and sounds to be working properly but it shuts off within a minute or so. Any advice would be greatly appreciated as our basement is starting to smell moldy again and we would rather not put more money into a new unit.
Most likely the fan motor has broken. Without the fan, the compressor will overheat. There is a safety device inside that automatically shuts off the compressor to keep the overheating from destroying it. Check to see if you can feel air movement in the front or back of the unit while it is running. If not, then the fan motor has definitely broke. I had this exact problem on mine.
If you take the unit apart, you will find a parts list inside the unit. It will be inside a small plastic pouch. You can order a new fan motor from Sears. The cost is $30 plus shipping.
You will have to move the condensing coil in the front out a bit in order to exchange the motors. Just be careful not to break any of the copper lines. They are copper so they will flex quite a bit without breaking. Still, use caution. If you break the lines, all the refrigerant will leak out and your unit will be useless.
Posted on Nov 18, 2007
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