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Kenmore model 580.54701 70 Pint dehumidifier

Unit seems to be running fine and then sounds like it is running hard and no air is being blown out of the back of the unit. We turn the unit off and then on again and it runs okay for a while and then the same problem happens. we have also cleaned the filter.

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  • John Hobbs Mar 22, 2008

    Unit seems to start normally, you can hear the compressor kick in and stay running. After running a few minutes, something switches- you can hear it, and I believe a fan stops, or at any rate, the noise level changes, yet it still seems like I can hear the compressor, only quieter. It is still producing some condensation, but at a much reduced rate, regardless of the air humidity. Unit has been cleaned already.

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I have this problem, although I took it apart and have proper voltage from the board, but the fan still does not come on. When trying to check the motor itself, one of the screws was frozen on and I stripped it, I cannot takeit apart further unless I drill it out, which could damage the motor. I am just going to order new fan motor. I found one at the following URL (no I do not work for them). http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/retrievePartActionHome!search.action;jsessionid=F6wFpwSaiWrNMYcOENWLGA**.shcapp3106?productGroup=N%2FA&partNumber=4681A20040K&pop=flush

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Evaporator fan is not turning on - a problem with almost all dehumidifiers... probably on this unit (being so new) it's the control circuitry (in the circuit board) which switches the fan on...
I have the same unit with the same problem)

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There are 4 basic, but solvable reason for what you described. Please pay particular attention to numbers 1 & 2. Also, keep in mind, basements stay moister longer than upper rooms.

1. The humidity extraction level is set to HIGH. Lower it to 32-35% and disable the auto mode.

2. Air intake filter is dirty or clogged. Turn unit OFF, & Unplug the
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3. Obstructed air flow. Maintain a minimum of 12 to 18" of clear air
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4. Cooling coils are dirty and need to be cleaned. Use warm water & dish washing liquid to
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If none of the above solves the problem, it may be a case of the compressor needs to be recharged with refrigerant gas or that the humidity condenser sensor has failed. These things usually occur in units that are 5 years old or older. It's rare in a unit younger than that. But, it can happen.

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

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Part of the problem may be that you have the humidity level set to high. The fan runs constantly to move the air around. When the unit senses a humidity level higher than what you have it set for, the compressor turns ON. Once it's ON, if the humidity level is short lived, it turns OFF.

Try setting the humidity level to the lowest possible setting. Usually, that 45%. If the humidity level in you home is higher than that, the compressor should turn ON and run until either the bucket is full or the humidity level reaches 45%. If this doesn't solve the problem, turn the Master ON/OFF Switch to OFF and unplug the unit from the wall outlet for 12-15 minutes. Plug the unit bakc in, turn the Master ON/OFF Switch to ON and set the humidity level at it's lowest setting. Allow the unit to run until it cuts OFF and check the bucket for water. Hopefully that 12-15 minute time out allowed the unit to reset itself.

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