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Makinga chirping sound does not produce any condensate. Cleaned filter cannot remove front to access coils

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I think the 'chirping sound' is from the compressor getting overheated. I had the same thiong, and found it was the blower motor was seized. I replaced the blower motor and the compressor was happy....no chirping.

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MAKE SURE THERE IS NO ICE FORMING ON COILS IF U CAN SEE THEM. IF IN BASEMENT,
SURROUNDING TEMP MUST BE ABOVE APPROX 60 DEG. ALSO, TRY ADJUSTING THERMOSTAT

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Need help wih dehumidifier Kenmore model#2519970180000451


well first ive never read in any manual that tells the homeowner to remove cover on any apliance , in fact the only cleaning ive ever read is clean the filter , this is right in front on side and slides right out and can be washed in sink with soap and water (do not scrub) but yes cleaning the condenser coils will require you to remove cover this is purposly made somewhat a challenge to discourage homeowners from hurting them selfs as there are live electrical parts and sharp edges inside , i sugest a qualified appliance repairman be contracted to have a look

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There is ice on the filter and the filter will not come out. Tried turning off so it would melt, but filter still stuck. It is summer so why is ice forming?


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Where is the filter on this dehumidifier. Mod# ad75ust


To locate the filter: Shut unit off. Remove "bucket". You should find a "tab" at top of where bucket goes in middle front of unit. Pull down to remove tab of Filter. Clean thoroughly and dry Filter before re installation. Visually inspect the coils and condenser while filter is out ( a flashlight helps). If it looks slightly dusty or like covered in felt, then it would be wise to remove front and rear covers and give the coils and condenser a thorough cleaning.

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My dehumidifer runs but no water is being pulled out


Might be a dirty coil and condenser.
I have had a AD75UST0 WHIRLPOOL Dehumidifier for several years. If it actually still runs, I would suggest you take off covers and give the coils a good thorough cleaning. Otherwise the units are not designed to be serviceable aka - "disposable small appliance". if you do dispose of it take it to a qualified recycle organization for Freon products. Shut unit off. Remove "bucket". You should find a "tab" at top of where bucket goes in middle front of unit. Pull down to remove tab of Filter. Clean thoroughly and dry Filter before re installation. Visually inspect the coils and condenser while filter is out ( a flashlight helps). If it looks slightly dusty or like covered in felt, then it would be wise to remove front and rear covers and give the coils and condenser a thorough cleaning.

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Fan works. Filters and clean. Heater a Can aster seems warm. Room is damp. Unit does not produce water


There are 5 basic, but solvable reason for what you described. Please pay particular attention to numbers 1 & 2.. Yiu have already cleaned the filter, so that one's covered.

1. The humidity extraction level is set to HIGH. Lower it to 32-35%. If you have a mechanical unit
turn the control knob to Mai=ximum.

2. Air intake filter is dirty or clogged. Turn unit OFF, & Unplug the
Unit, before removing to inspect & clean it, if necessary. If washed,
allow filter to completely dry before reinstalling. DO NOT operate
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3. Obstructed air flow. Maintain a minimum of 12 to 18" of clear air
space around the entire unit.

4. Cooling coils are dirty and need to be cleaned. Use warm water & dish washing liquid to
clean the coils. Rinse and wipe dry. Apply a light coating of WD40 to the coils.

5. Ambient air temperature at floor level is between 40 - 60 degrees.
dehumidifiers do not work well between those temperatures
(Unless, you have a Low Temp Unit). This applies mainly to
where the air temperature at floor level is colder than at shoulder
level
in basement applications. Raising the unit up off the floor,
onto a sturdy table, counter top, etc, that can handle the weight
of the unit, plus a full tank of water, will usually resolve this
problem.

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.

Hope his helps you to further troubleshoot and solve the problem. Thanks for choosing FixYa.

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My dehumidifier keeps turning off after it runs for about 20 seconds. I cleaned the filter. It still shuts off. Is it the condenser coils? Where are the located...how do I get to them...and how do I clean...


Jules, it may simply be the case of the Humidity extraction level is set to high. Lower it to 32-35% or in the case of your mechanical control, turn it to Maximum and that should make a significant difference. Be sure that you maintain at least 12" of clear air space around the entire unit.

To access the cooling coils, remove the bucket and the filter and you should be able to see them.

Hope this helps you.

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This summer I have ice build up on top of the unit. I have a drain hose so the bucket is not full. I have cleaned the air filter. I have also removed the front grill and used a fine brush to remove dust...


Hi,

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.

Take care.

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Hi,
If you haven't done so already, try removing and cleaning the inlet filter screen which is almost certainly just behing the inlet grille. It may slide upwards out of the casing or downwards unto the bucket area. If this is blocked with fluff then no moist air will get to the cold pipes, so little or no water will be extracted. There's also a chance that the humidity sensor is clogged with fluff, so fooling the system into thinking the room is pretty dry, in which case the compressor will probably not run.
A running compressor can usually be detected as a deep throbbing from the machine. If it is running, but not cooling the pipes behind the intake grille, then you may have lost the refrigerant from the system via a leak. If the air coming out of the machine is warm (caused by the compressor running) but there is no water produced this may be the cause.

Explore along these lines and let me know what you find.
Cheers, D

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