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Trips the circuit breaker on start up

The 2.5 year old dehumidifier trips the circuit breaker every time it starts up.  This has only recently started happening.

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  • hummhumm May 20, 2008

    My dehumidifier trips the breaker. I reset the breaker and the same thing happens. I tried other outlets and It won't run. One outlet popped when I plugged it in. Is there any way to fix it?


  • Anonymous Jul 25, 2008

    Had the same problem and tried another circuit/outlet. One article talked about a "heat-sink" chip on the PC board as maybe over-heating, so I took the covers off and vaccumed. It has been running OK for 20 minutes now, where it used to trip in about a minute, but I still suspect there is a bigger issue such as the compressor..... (Mine is a Kenmore unit).

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I would try to find an outlet on another circuit to see if maybe the problem is definately your dehumidifier, if it trips again then you know it is...If not then call an electrician..

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