Question about Dehumidifiers
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: coils freezing up
Its likely one of two things. 1) the fan isn't moving enough air through the unit. If there is a filter, clean it. 2)If aire flow is OK and its freezing up on one end of the coil and the other end of the coil is not very cold at all then refrigerant charge is probably low. I know that seems counter intuitive but a low charge in a refrigerator or A/C unit (which this dehumidifier is a derivative of) can actually frost up when slightly under charged. Now if the charge is determined to be low there is a leak somewhere and that leak will need to be found and repaired. It will probably take an electronic leak detector to find it. If the leak is on a section of aluminum tubing in a tight location it may be impossible to repair the leak and that may force you into a new unit. If its on a copper tube it can be fixed. If its on aluminum tubing it can be clamped shut if there is physical access for attaching a clamp and seal. Sometimes a leak pushes out some refrigerant oil at the site of the leak making it a visible spot to the naked eye. Hope these comments are of some help
Posted on Jan 16, 2009
SOURCE: dehumidifier freezes up
Most dehumidifiers need warmer air to work properly. The temperature in a basement is usually 60 - 65F; too cool for standard models. You could buy a "basement" dehumidifier. They're designed to work at lower temperatures; some as low as 40 F. Costs are about the same as a standard dehumidifier; you just have to find it.
For a cheap fix, try this; it seems to be working for me.
Since the condensate coil (the one icing up) is cold, the air entering it is too cool and the condensate frosts up the coil. Additional condensate freezes to the frost and before you know it, you've got a block of ice. Since the air coming out of the front is very warm take a large piece of cardboard around 6' x 3') and form a V. Placed it in front of the dehumidifier so it channels some of the warm air back to the rear where it warms the moist air up before it hits the cooling fins. It's helped keep the ice down.
If you want something attractive, any screen that redirects some of the air back to the rear will work. Just leave the top open so it doesn't get too hot and the some of the drier air gets out into the room.
Posted on Jun 22, 2009
Try turning the setting down lower in order to help the unit cycle on and off, rather than have to run constantly.
It could be that your situation requires more than one dehumidifier for the space you're trying to cover with this one unit. These units are not designed to operate 24/7 without cycling on and off frequently.
The situation you're experiencing tells me that you have either an extreme amount of moisture where the unit is placed, or the area is much to large for just one unit to handle. If you can issolate the unit to one area by closing a door, etc. if that isn't possible, you'll likely need another dehumidifier to help reduce the load on this one that's freezing up while helping reduce the amount of moisture in the area.
If that doesn't help, please provide more details about the area the unit is being used in and the size of the room, etc., so I can further assist you in solving the problem. Thanks!
Posted on Jul 28, 2009
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