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Dehumidifier has power but neither the fan nor the compressor will pull in.

Kenmore dehimidifier has power, fuse is good, transformer has a good 120volt primary and a 13volt secondary but unit will not run.

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It might be the thermolink on the fan motor.

Posted on May 29, 2009

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