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Why does compressor continue running, even with dehumidifier turned off?


Hello Bernard, thank you for your post!
I see that you are experiencing an issue with the Frigidaire dehumidifier, FAD704DWD, compressor consistently being on. This could be a possible issue with your control panel or sensor. Since it could be any one of these underlying issues I would suggest contacting the manufacturer for further assistance. Hopefully this information is helpful to you. -Matt

Feb 16, 2016 | Frigidaire a/c fad704dwd 70 pint...

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My Kenmore dehumidifier fan runs all the time & compressor kicks in & out. I the fan supposed to run continually.


yes if its less than two years old the new ones run the fan all the time and cycle the compressor off humidity of room , the fans even have speeds on some models so you can turn em down

Nov 08, 2014 | Dehumidifiers

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Keeps running compressor


Hey randall, thank you for your post!

I see that you're stating the compressor continues to run on your Frigidaire dehumidifier. What you could be hearing is the fan running. The fan will run when the compressor cuts off so that air can pass over the sensor coils to check the humidity. Hopefully this is helpful. -Matt

Sep 12, 2014 | Frigidaire Dehumidifiers

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I have a DDR7009EE and the fan runs continuously even when the humidity in the room is below the setting on the machine. Shouldn't the fan stop when the desired humidity is reached?


Lyle, your particular model is designed for the fan to function constantly. However, the fan running doesn't mean the compressor is always running. The reason the unit was designed this way, is for the air to be continually moving, and when the humidity sensor picks up a rise in the humidity level (above where you have it set) the compressor will turn ON and extract that humidity.

Your unit is working as it should. Thanks for choosing FixYa.

Jul 28, 2011 | Danby DDR5009EE Dehumidifier

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Just purchased a Danby dehumidifier (model # DDR6O11R). I was wondering when the dehumidifier reaches the programmed level of humidity (example: 40%). Is the unit suppose to shut off completely? I believe...


Depending on which mode you have the unit set on, will determine if it shots OFF entirely or the fan continues to run. In the Constant or Continual mode, the compressor will turn OFF, once the humidity extraction level has been reached. But, the fan will continue to operate, in an effort to keep the air circulating, so that if the humidity level rises, the compressor will turn ON and start extracting again.

In Timed Mode (usually 2 hour or 4 hour) , when the compressor turns OFF the fan does too.

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

Jun 06, 2011 | Danby Dehumidifier

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I just bought a Danby Dehumidifier model: DDR6009REE The fan runs constantly even when the humidity setting is reached and the compressor is off. has anyone patched the power for the fan by putting...


All new generation dehumidifiers are designed to have the fans run all the time and the compressor comes on when the relitive humidity rises above the setting that you have chosen. I spoke with the company and asked them why this is so, and they told me that it is more energy efficient to have the machine on all the time so that when the compressor kicks in there is a small draw on electricity.
Apparently when the old dehumidifiers came on it was the compressor that turned on immediately, and the fan, and this caused a very high current draw. The new design has the fan on all the time and this helps to circulate the air evenly around the area being dehumidified - thus more efficient overall coverage.
I understood their explanation, but still do not like this new method of operation.

Jun 26, 2010 | Danby DDR6009REE Dehumidifier

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A one year old Kenmore dehumidifier model #580-54501700 runs but no water comes out. Do not hear compressor run. Unit powers up and fan runs.


these units are notorious for losing their refrigerant charge,if the compressor isn't running that is one reason why, have a gauge put on the system to see sealed system pressures otherwise the low-pressure switch could be bad,you can test this with a continuity meter

Nov 14, 2009 | Maytag M7DH45B2A Dehumidifier

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Compressor isn't running


Either a sensor problem or coolant system. Coolant system warranty may be up to 5 years, so you may want is serviced.

Oct 15, 2009 | Soleus CFM-40 Dehumidifier

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My new Danby dehumidifier never shuts off


This unit is designed with the intention of the fan running all the time. The compressor cycles on and off with demand, however the fan runs continuously to provide constant room circulation.

Sep 14, 2009 | Dehumidifiers

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LG LD65E humidity variance


Is the compressor running or is it just the fan? If its just the fan it is because it is cycling the air and it uses that air flow to check the humidity in the air. If the fan runs non-stop and the compressor does not turn on or the fan does not shut off there is a problem with this unit and you will need to replace it. Since it is brand new you should still be able to return it to the store.

Jun 27, 2008 | LG LD65EL Dehumidifier

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