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Runs but no longer collects water

Everything seems normal, but it no longer extracts water. Fan is running and the compressor gets quite warm. I suspect that the Freon refrigerant has leaked away, and may be more expensive to replace than is worthwhile. Any suggestions for a reliable replacement brand and model?

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There are 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

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Posted on Mar 30, 2011

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the units low on refrigerant and needs a recharge,this happens a lot with these type of units

Posted on May 19, 2011

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There are many reasons why a dehumidifier willnot work or collect water.
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Dehumidifier is running but no water is in bucket

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Posted on May 27, 2011

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If the unit isnt extracting moisture in the air you have one of two problems a leak in the refrigeration system or the compressor is locked up. In my experience its probably a leak in the refrigeration system because they make the dehumidifiers very cheap and the coils are paper thin. Delonghi has a lot of issues with there dehumidifiers and any other appliance they make. Check to see if the compressor is running if it is then you have no freon in the system. You can access the compressor by the back panel and you will know if it is running. If it is a refrigeration leak buy a new unit it will be a whole lot cheaper and less stressful,.
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Posted on Jun 27, 2011

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SOURCE: De'Longhi DE500P quit working after

Paul, There are 5 basic, yet solvable reasons 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%.

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
the unit without the filter.

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. Parts are available, but recharging the compressor should be left to the pros.

If you decide to dispose of it. The land fill is not an option. The compressor has refrigerant gas in it and must be disposed of properly. Most cities and counties have drop off sites for this type of appliance.

I hope I was able to help you and thanks for choosing FixYa.

Posted on Aug 27, 2011

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