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I was told that putting my de himidifier against to wall can cause damage to wall, if the unit touches to wall from the back of the unit. Can you please tell me the minimum distance the the dehumidifier can be from the wall?

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If it vents or blows air out the top you can put it against a wall. If it blows air out the back it will heat the wall and also impede the airflow through it and make it work less efficient. I would check with the manufacturers owners manual or their website.

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My GE basement dehumidifier is overheating. The bucket still collects water and the fan works, but the unit is putting out alot of heat. My dad is visiting and has taken the whole thing apart. Any...


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Getting back to the heat for a moment and where you're using your dehumidifier. Dehumidifiers do generate heat, it's not abnormal. Operating it in a basement can cause it to over heat. This happens because the air temperature at floor level is colder than at shoulder level. Dehumidifiers struggle in temperatures below 65 degrees F (unless you have a Low temp unit, designed for basement applications). Raising the unit up off the floor, on to a sturdy table, counter top, etc, that an handle the weight of the unit, plus a full bucket of water, will generally resolve the problem.
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There is no water accumolating in the de-himidifier bucket.


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There are many reasons why a dehumidifier willnot work or collect water.
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Dehumidifier is running but no water is in bucket

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To troubleshoot the problem: First start with the wall outlet. Is there still power to it? If not a circuit breaker in your homes breaker panel may have tripped. Is there a lose wire connection in the outlet or is the outlet damaged inside? If all of these things check out OK, try plugging the unit into another outlet that's on a different circuit.

Other causes:

The bucket is full. Unit shouts off completely when this occurs.

The bucket is not installed properly. Remve bucket and reinstall it "squarely" from top to bottom
into the bucket holder.

If the ambient room temperature is 112 degrees F or lower than 32 degrees F, the unit will shout down to protect the compressor. Wait 3 minutes and then restart the unit.

If all of the above troubleshooting fails to resolve the problem. Call Haier Customer Service
1-877-337-3639.

I hope this has helped you and thanks for choosing FixYa.

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How do I change the air filter


To remove the filter:
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3. Just inside the water collection bucket holder at the top, you should see the a plastic frame
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4. Pull it straight down and then remove it from the unit.
5. Wash it in warm water and mild dish washing liquid. Rinse thoroughly and dry thoroughly before
reinstalling it. The filter should be cleaned regularly. NEVER operate the unit without the filter in
place. As this can cause damage to the unit.

Hope this helped you. Please let me know. Thanks.

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Turn the Master ON/OFF Switch to OFF and unplug the unit from the wall outlet. Wait 15 minutes and plug the unit back in. Turn the Master ON/OFF Switch to ON and set the humidity extraction level where you want it. Hopefully, that 15 minute time out allowed the unit to reset itself and revert back to the original factory settings.

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Be Safe or don't do it....

On the side with the lint screen, remove the five screws holding the top panel in place. The sensor that needs to be checked in mounted on the radiator fins. Remove the sensor and 4 pin connector. With a pin, remove the loose fitting housing the "sensor"...a circuit board that "shorts" with condensation...check corrosion and look for component damage on the oft chance the circuit board was damaged by some inappropriate poking or mechanical failure. Reassemble and replace sensor...

For a short life span...or out of warranty and only at your risk (IF have significant other or kids or pets or human DNA... don't do this...) .. guide wire through screen notch and attach to outer screen. Build fortress around exposed sensor and talk to insurance agent for a special rider...seriously be careful.



Did you? Clean screen and GENTLY clean fins of lint, etc....(vacuum's brush head should do the trick...)

Taking all appropriate safety precautions.

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