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Goldstar GHD30 is dead

Unit is approximately 2 years old and was unplugged and stored for the winter. Tried to power it up and no luck! Troubleshooting leads me to possible sensor issues. I say this because I can have voltage on teh circuit card and can get the fan or compressor to run by shorting out the switches. Anyone know the approximate sensor resistances? Any other ideas? BTW, bucket switch is working properly as well.

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If any machine is completely electrically dead it is a sign that there is no electrical voltage getting through to operate it. Using an electric meter it is a relatively easy task to find the point of differential voltages which would indicate where the open circuit is located. The blue green fluid found is from copper oxide and is not necessarily indicative of a refrigerant leak. Oil present would be an indicator of a refrigerant leak.

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Definitely check the air filter, it has a sensor and will stop working if it's dirty. Easy to clean by running water through it.

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You need to check that the bucket is clean and that the sensor for the water level in the bucket is clean.

An old toothbrush and some warm soapy water can sometimes achieve a great result.

Failing this you may need a new sensor, be careful and either draw or photo the old wiring route with your cell phone to make it easier to fit the new sensor

Hope this helps

Gordon

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doesn't sound good sounds , the compressor is bad .. you might want to check if it has a gfic. i could be bad, i would cut it out and try it without before i replaced a gfic

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Model GHD30 will not run. Have power to the board. I can hear a click noise when turning the switch on. I electricially checked the compressor and fan both ok. PCB board?


Jim, you may also want to check the water bucket installation, too. If it is not properly installed, the unit will not turn ON. Also, check the float valve in the top of the bucket. It may be stuck in the UP position. In which case the unit will not start. Giggle the arm of the float valve to get it to return to the DOWN position.

Hope this helps you to further troubleshoot & solve the problem. Thanks for choosing FixYa.

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doesn't sound good sounds , the compressor is bad .. you might want to check if it has a gfic. i could be bad, i would cut it out and try it without before i replaced a gfic

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As I have told many questioners, There are 5 basic, but solvable reason for what you described. Please pay particular attention to numbers 1 & 2..

1. The humidity extraction level is set to HIGH. Lower it to 32-35%. If your unit does not have an
LED screen, turn the control to Maximum.

2. Air intake filter is dirty or clogged. Turn unit OFF, & Unplug the
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allow filter to completely dry before reinstalling. DO NOT operate
the unit without the filter.

3. Obstructed air flow. Maintain a minimum of 12 to 18" of clear air
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4. Cooling coils are dirty and need to be cleaned. Use warm water & dish washing liquid to clean
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5. Ambient air temperature at floor level is between 40 - 60 degrees.
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If none of the above solves the problem, it may be a case of the compressor needs to be recharged with refrigerant gas or that the humidity condenser sensor has failed. These things usually occur in units that are 5 years old or older. It's rare in a unit younger than that. But, it can happen.

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Hi

You need to check that the bucket is clean and that the sensor for the water level in the bucket is clean.

An old toothbrush and some warm soapy water can sometimes achieve a great result.

Failing this you may need a new sensor, be careful and either draw or photo the old wiring route with your cell phone to make it easier to fit the new sensor

Hope this helps

Gordon

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Won't come on


Definitely check the air filter, it has a sensor and will stop working if it's dirty. Easy to clean by running water through it.

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If any machine is completely electrically dead it is a sign that there is no electrical voltage getting through to operate it. Using an electric meter it is a relatively easy task to find the point of differential voltages which would indicate where the open circuit is located. The blue green fluid found is from copper oxide and is not necessarily indicative of a refrigerant leak. Oil present would be an indicator of a refrigerant leak.

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