Question about Dehumidifiers
I want to know how to fix the fan from squeaking. It seem like it need oil as it has difficulty "revving" up.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
this unit is very simular to an air conditioner except it has a humidistat instead of a thermistat.. if your handy with a continuity tester unplug the unit find the humidistat and check to see if its open or if its good then call the company at 1 800 322 3848 or contact the web site at firstname.lastname@example.org Good Luck
Posted on May 31, 2006
SOURCE: fan does not come on
I've seen abunch of these. The fan motor has a fuse wound into the windings. It cannot be replaced you need a new fan motor. The motors seem to run hot normally, leading to a short lifespan.
I suggest buying a better brand unit.
Posted on Oct 26, 2007
I just picked one up at a tag sale, seller said it worked sometimes. Seems to have the same problem as yours. I took the time to tweak all of the connections and then re-soldered the control board with no luck. I finally disconnected the humidity control and it worked fine. By disconnecting the humidity control the unit defaults to it's highest setting and you have to unplug the unit to turn it off. Conclusion so far is that the humidity control rheostat is bad.
Note: Now while running the fan runs continuously and the compressor cycles on and off every 10 to 15 minutes. This may to be normal since the unit appears to be doing its job and I'm not sure how it is supposed to run since a purchased it broken.
Posted on May 10, 2008
That part is a thermal protector. If you can't find it at Radio Shack they should be able to direct you to an appropriate electronics store.
Posted on May 23, 2008
SOURCE: compressor does not start
When the compressor tries to start, but only hums and draws a lot of current, the problem is most likely either a bad compressor or a bad run capacitor.
On the Kenmore model 25357510790, the capacitor is a 20 microfarad, 370V oil-filled capacitor, I believe. If you can get one at a reasonable price (around $25-35), it might be worth trying.
If the compressor is bad, the dehumidifier is not economically repairable, if not in warranty. Unless you know someone in the repair business that would do it for you for just the cost of the compressor, that is. ;<)
Other, less likely, problems:
A bad connection (high resistance, say, greater than 2 ohms somewhere in the circuit, including a bad plug or receptacle).
Posted on Aug 24, 2009
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