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Unit is noisy and rattling (70-pint) .....

We just turned on our unit for the season and the unit is louder than it used to be and has a rattling noise. It almost sounds like there something in the caught in the fan. However we cannot seem to remove the back of the unit to investigate and we have misplaced the manual. We've cleaned the air filter as well. Any ideas would be appreciated....

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There is nothing caught in the fan.  I have the same problem.  When taking the back off; unscrew and there our 2 tabs on the to edges about 2 inches in and on the bottom about 2 inches up on each side.  I can't seem to find an answer.   It appears that it could be the motor.  The fan spins freely when I spin it by hand.  I've tried to make adjustments from the fan side.  It looks like I would have to take the condenser coils off to get to the motor  potentially from the front.  Currently, I'm going to live with it because it is in the basement.  It looks like extended warranties are the way to go with dehumidifiers.  My Kenmoore has worked great at pulling water.  The problem has appeared after using a hose set up affecting the drainage.  When I buy another, even though this is my 2nd in 5 years.  But, I am buying the extend warranty this time.   These things break.

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