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How can you tell if the compressor in the dehumidifier is working?

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Listen for it , compressors have a distinct sound of tiny rocks hitting a pan (that not what's really going on in there ) that fans don't have

most units have a timer function that makes u wait for compressor to come on long after fan starts , so u might have to listen for up to fifteen minutes for it

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