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After the dehumidifier runs for 5-10 minutes it blows the circuit breaker

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It sounds like there are other items on that circuit and the total load is a little above the circuit breaker rating. If not then probably the start relay is not dropping out.

Posted on May 30, 2014

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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..

Posted on Apr 27, 2008

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SOURCE: My dehumidifier keeps blowing the circuit breaker.

As the unit gets older the motor will cause more load on the circut, also after years of use the breaker will trip easier. Replace the breaker and you may get more use out of the unit but most likely you will have to replace the unit.

Posted on Jul 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Dehumidifier is tripping circuit breaker.

Hi,
The compressor is bad and is causing the circuits to trip....

Here is a tip that I wrote about that problem...

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heatman101

Posted on Apr 30, 2010

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Hi,
The compressor is bad...

There are many reasons for a dehumidifier2_bing.gif to not work or collect water.
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heatman101

Posted on Jun 18, 2010

heatman101
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Hi, Compressor is bad... tripping the breaker...

There are many reasons why a dehumidifier willnot work or collect water.
Here is a tip that I wrote to help people to figure out what is going wrongwith their dehumidifier

Dehumidifier is running but no water is in bucket

heatman101

Posted on Sep 07, 2011

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Hi,
The compressor is bad... this pulls too much current and blows the breaker...

There can be many reasons why a dehumidifier will not work or collect water.

Here is a tip that I wrote to help people to figure out what is going wrong with their dehumidifier

Dehumidifier is running but no water is in bucket
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4662409-dehumidifier_running_but_no_water_in

heatman101

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Hi,
The compressor is bad...

There are many reasons for a dehumidifier2_bing.gif to not work or collect water.
Here is a tip that I wrote to help people to figure out what is going wrong with their dehumidifier2_bing.gif.

Dehumidifier is running but no water is in bucket
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4662409-dehumidifier_running_but_no_water_in

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