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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).!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)

Good luck!

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