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My Kenmore Elite Dehumidifier model 42-99701 runs but does not cool enough to collect water. Not a drop. found this page where I can order parts but I don't know what part I need to replace. Please help. Thank you! http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/kenmore-elite-parts/dehumidifier-parts/Model-99701/0583/0907000/50032896/00001.

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  • Kayber Francisco Oct 14, 2013

    My Kenmore Elite Dehumidifier model 42-99701 runs but does not collect water. Not a drop. I cleaned the filter and also opened the unit and checked the coils they are clean too. The appliance can run for hours during a hot humid day and the humidity level remains at the same, never goes down to my desired setting of 35 for example. I think to recall the humidity level stays at the same number as the temperature of the room. I can hear the fan working. I hear no changes in the compresor it appears to be working normal too. At this point I am debating if it is time to give up on the unit. I don't know how to test what could be wrong. Please help me. Thank you. Kay

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Dehumidifers are cheaply made and most likely it has formed a refrigerant leak. It would cost more to repair than to replace with a new one. They are basically a disposable appliance.

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There are three things that must be working to extract water. The 'coil' (a finned metal part that allows air passage) if it's filled with dust and obstructions, no air can move...no water. There is a blower motor that mus move the air. If it is seized up an not blowing air...very little or no water. The compressor uses condensation from the air moving across its coils (like the moisture than forms on a cold glass on a humid day) to extract the water from the air. If it's not working then no water.
So, if there is air blowing out of the dehumidifier the blower is working. If the air is room temp the compressor is not working. If it's real hot air, and the humidifier keeps cycling on and off quickly, the coil is dirty. Those are the 3 things that need to be working.

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Posted on May 25, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a Kenmore 50 pint dehumidifier Model 580.54501400

It looks like it is simple to get the filter out but we are finding it to be imposible. How can we take it out. It doesn't just pull down.

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