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Water is not condensing

The dehumidifier turns on and it sounds normal. But water is not condensing. I know the humidity in the room is higher than the set point.

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Most dehumidifiers do not have an air filter and periodic coil cleaning is required. Remove the plastic housing and clean coils with water or air. Be sure unit is unplugged and dry before plugging back into the wall soket.

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I have a brand new dehumidifier (properly sized) that is running 24 hours/day and producing some water (roughly 1L).

with a reading of 66 to 67 % rh this is a bit low for normal rooms humidity , I cant see why you'd want to try to get it down to 55% unless its for a special purpose (drying paint?) , I get this question a lot from folks , what I tell em is if you set your airconditioner in your home down to 30 degrees would your house ever get that cold = "no " the houses ability to heat itself is greater than the a/c units ability to cool it (even if its properly sized) so why would you expect a small appliance like a dehumidifier to be able to do any different ? all you end up doing is over working the appliance and costing you extra money in lost power
the general excepted room humidity is 70% rh this is a industry standard ,that all appliances are designed to achieve , and yes as the room gets dryer it will extract less and less water from air

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Why wont it turn on?

if power is applied then display should show current room humidity , if set is pressed then display should show current set point for desired room humidity , this has to be less than first display otherwise the control will think room has acheeved desired setpoint and shut off , the one of these i had seemd to have an overly sensative collection bucket full sensor and had to be "just right" for unit to run

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What settings need to be on to take water out of the air

There is usually 3 choices

As long as you hear the fan come on
& the compressor cycle, it is working

See no reason you can't try the features on the
control panel

They pretty much tell you what they are for

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Just purchases a kenmore dehumidifier and appears to work, but the bucket is completely dry.

ck your settings on control panel , lots of times they set the set point high at factory so it wont turn its self on to remove water . also ck your rooms available humidity level sometimes there's not enough water in air for one to remove much

Feb 13, 2014 | Kenmore Dehumidifiers

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Plug it in turn it on and nothing in the bucket after several hours

Hi, Mindy! The following is an overall review of what causes the problem you listed.

If the room air is less than the set air, then there is no water in the bucket, because there is almost no humidity in the air. If it is winter, there is likely not enough humidity in the air to have water collect in the bucket. A dehumidifier will only pick up humidity out of warm air. If you are running a dehumidifier in your basement in the winter, the room may be damp, but too cold for the dehumidifier to pull out the humidity. Try running the unit in the bathroom after having a hot shower without the bathroom fan on. If working correctly the unit should draw water. In addition, if you set the humidity level you want to maintain higher the actual humidity level in the house or room, it won't pickup and collect any moisture. The fans on most of the dehumidifiers on the market today run almost constantly. They do this, so that the room air is always moving and if humidity is detected, it will extract it.

Hope this helps you understand how dehumidifiers function and what you can expect from them under given circumstances,. In fact, there may not be anything mechanically wrong with yours. But, to make sure, do what is suggested above to test the unit.

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Hi I have a Danby DDR3008EE dehumifier that is putting water on floor There is ice inside where the filter is. What should we do besides turn off and let melt?


The coils you see on the back of your dehumidifier are the evaporator. When the unit runs, the coils get very cold. As the fan draws the room air over the coils, the humidity in the air condenses out of the air onto the cold coils. But, if the temperature of the air the fan draws over the coils is too cool, the humidity that condenses out of the air freezes on the coils. To remedy this problem, you can try any of these: Warm up the room the dehumidifier is in. Put the dehumidifier on a sturdy table (the room air is coolest near the ground). Turn the unit off until the room warms up.

Good luck.

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The dehumidifier runs all day but there is only a little water being produced. We have humidity set at 35%, and the actual readings are much higher. This is only a year or so old. The last machine worked...

coolant may be low - warranty should be 5 years

If the room temperature is close to 60, the coils may be frozen (completely encased in ice). If this is the case, move it where the water can drain off - about 1 gallon which may NOT run into the drain bucket.
I out mine over the floor drain.
Turn off and it will defrost over night.
Only specially made dehumidifiers work below a room temp of 60 degrees (the temp of a basement in winter).
Does it need to be running? A digital humidity sensor from Radio Shack is cheap and may tell you the humidity is OK - only 50% or less.

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