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Pause light is constantly flashing

The equipment was waking fine until about a week ago when I noticed that the "Pause" light kept on flashing. Although still collecting water but I am worried because it was not like this until recently.

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Pause is not a term ive seen on a dehumidifier , but one would assume that its waiting for something to occur in that mode , and with these the only logicial reason to wait is to "wait" for Moisture to return to room , maybe your room has been voided of %rh to the setting on unit and its waiting for more water to return ??

Posted on Jan 16, 2015

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SOURCE: everything works, but does not collect water

Can I replace the freon? Or do I just by a new dehumidifier?

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SOURCE: Dehumidifier does not collect water.

If your dehumidifier doesn't seem to run often but the humidity in the room is high, try adjusting the humidistat control on the dehumidifier to a dryer setting. If the dehumidifier seems to run constantly, but there's little or no water in the container, there may be a problem in the refrigeration system. Try cleaning the unit. If that doesn't work, you can't repair the refrigeration system yourself, you need a qualified appliance repair technician to do that.

Hope that helps! Should you have any further questions, please feel free to post them here.

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Posted on Sep 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Dehumidifier does not collect water.

My unit does not collect water any more. It was fine until I lent it to my brother in law and it was returned damaged. Do you know how to fix this

Posted on Mar 28, 2009

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SOURCE: Not collecting water

I am still unsure here if your saying that the fan motor is running with the compressor or not? can you clear this up for me.

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Does not collect water (also 2 years old).

the evaporater coils rot out and the freon leaks out. thats about all the longer these newer ones last now.

Posted on Jul 09, 2009

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