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Why does my whirlpool ad50usv 50 pint dehumidifier ice up

Hi, Consumer. We're sorry to hear about the difficulty with your Dehumidifier. Below are links to our Use & Care guides, Parts Diagrams, Troubleshooting information and the Service are of our website. We hope this helps!

Jul 17, 2014 | Dehumidifiers


How to fix\repair a Dehumidifier if it doesn't Work

If your dehumidifier shows no signs of life:
1) Check the power. Be sure it is plugged into a working outlet and turned on.
2) Unplug the dehumidifier unit and check the power cord. If necessary, replace the cord.
3) Remove the cover panel.
4) Look for ice. If you see any ice blocking parts, let the ice melt and do not use the unit until the room temperature exceeds 65 degrees Fahrenheit (most dehumidifiers are not designed for use in colder spaces and may freeze up). Many people find that, by unplugging the unit and waiting about 30 days into the season, the problem is solved.
5) Remove and test the overflow cutoff switch.
6) Remove the humidistat and check it. Replace it if necessary.
7) If the unit still doesn't work, call a repairperson-the compressor motor or the relay and overload switch may be the problem.

on Sep 15, 2010 | Dehumidifiers

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When the dehumidifier runs it forms ice on the top of the unit and does not collect much water in the bottom.

The problem you described can be caused by 3 things:

1. The air intake filter is dirty or clogged and needs to be removed and cleaned.

2. The cooling coils are dirty and need to be cleaned. Turn the unit OFF & unplug it before attempting
to clean the coils with warm water and mild dish washing liquid. Then rinse and wipe dry. A light
coating of WD40 will help them stay clean.

3. The dehumidifier is being operated in a basement, where the air temperature at floor level is
below 65 degrees. When this happens dehumidifiers struggle at temps below 65 degrees F
unless it its a Low Temp model, designed for basement applications. Raising the unit up off
the floor onto a sturdy table or counter top, that can hold the weight of the unit, plus a full tank
of water, will generally resolve this problem.

I hope this helps you to troubleshoot & solve the problem. Thanks for choosing FixYa.

Aug 09, 2011 | LG LHD65EBL Dehumidifier

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Unit ices up and does not defrost room temp above 65 degrees

Dehumidifiers2_bing.gif freezing up can be causes by a few different problems.
Here is a tip that I wrote to help people with the freezing dehumidifier2_bing.gif problem....

Dehumidifier is Freezing up and not working


May 09, 2010 | General Electric AHH40LL Dehumidifier

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Ice Buildup on Model DE45EA.

60 is too low for most dehumidifiers...if you warm up the room a bit to 65 it will work...

Here is a tip that will help you with basic trouble shooting..


Apr 22, 2010 | Haier DE45EAL Dehumidifier

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Bucket not filling - ice forming on lid.

You've developed a sealed system problem.

Apr 07, 2010 | LG LHD45EL Dehumidifier

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Same problem

Dehumidifiers must be operated in an environmental temperature of 65 degrees of greater. If that condition is met and it still freezes up, the other possibility might be the fan that moves the air over the coils has frozen up and needs replaced. If it is that simple, then repair it, otherwise it's more that the cost of a new dehumidifier.

Jun 28, 2009 | LG LHD45EL Dehumidifier

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Ice on dehumidifier coils

most likley low on freeon gets colder when it leaks out stat could be not working correctly

May 10, 2009 | Frigidaire FDL50R1 Dehumidifier

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Dehumidifier problem

First, make sure the rectangular filter on the back side is clean so air can flow over the coils freely. Try to place the dehumidifier on a table or something to get it off the floor. (floor level is cooler than head level) If you still have icing issues, replace sensor. (part # WK23X10011 )

Sep 01, 2008 | Dehumidifiers

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Check the coils for icing. You may need to remove a cover to see them. IF the temp is much below 65-70 degrees, there is a good chance of icing. Take it upstairs or where it is warm and try running it to see if it removes moisture. If it does, it is probably icing. Raise it off the floor as the temp is higher towards the ceiling. Hope this helps

Jun 26, 2008 | Dehumidifiers

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