Question about Amcor MD250 Dehumidifier

1 Answer

Dehumidifier 'cuts out' after about an hour - no water has been extracted.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Amcor Master
  • 43,501 Answers

Hi,
There are many reasons for a dehumidifierDehumidifier 'cuts out' after about an hour - - 2_bing.gif to not work or collect water.
Here is a tip that I wrote to help people to figure out what is going wrong with their dehumidifier2_bing.gif.

Dehumidifier is running but no water is in bucket
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4662409-dehumidifier_running_but_no_water_in

heatman101

Posted on Jul 13, 2010

Ad

5 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
  • 225 Answers

SOURCE: The dehumidifier runs a long time & does not remove much water.

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. If this is blocked with fluff then no moist air will get to the cold pipes, so little or no water will be extracted.

Hope this helps. If this "fixes ya", I'd appreciate a rating for my reply, If not, please delay the rating and add a comment with any extra info you have and I will try to think of something else.

Posted on Jul 13, 2008

  • 4 Answers

SOURCE: Delonghi DE220 dehumidifier stopped extracting water from the air

You probably have a dirty heat exchanger. Write to me at j_sjohn@hotmail.com for free maintenance instructions on a smilar unit. Cheers.

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

Dittoz
  • 3 Answers

SOURCE: Dehumidifier headaches!

There are three things that must be working to extract water. The 'coil' (a finned metal part that allows air passage) if it's filled with dust and obstructions, no air can move...no water. There is a blower motor that mus move the air. If it is seized up an not blowing air...very little or no water. The compressor uses condensation from the air moving across its coils (like the moisture than forms on a cold glass on a humid day) to extract the water from the air. If it's not working then no water.
So, if there is air blowing out of the dehumidifier the blower is working. If the air is room temp the compressor is not working. If it's real hot air, and the humidifier keeps cycling on and off quickly, the coil is dirty. Those are the 3 things that need to be working.

Posted on Jul 31, 2009

  • 4736 Answers

SOURCE: dehumidifier keeps running but extracts

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.

I hope this help you troubleshoot and solve the problem. Thanks for choosing FixYa.

Posted on Aug 03, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

RUNS BUT NO WATER


How humid are the conditions? if dry, will not extract water, can only extract water from humid conditions

Aug 05, 2014 | Haier HD306 Dehumidifier

1 Answer

LD451EGL no water extraction


Apparently, the fans are running, but the compressor has shut down. It could be a failed compressor, or the charge in the system could have leaked out causing the compressor to shut down.

Aug 01, 2014 | LG Electronics Ld451egl 45-Pint...

1 Answer

I have a goldstar DH40 , just bought it at a yard sale -


Give it a good cleaning before you do anything else. If the fins or filter are dirty, you won't get good service from it. Make sure the drain path is open.

Feb 05, 2013 | Goldstar Dehumidifiers

1 Answer

The dehumidifier motor is on but only extracts tablespoonfuls of moisture from the air every 48 hours. In other words it isn't functioning as it should. Model #DH40; traceability code GR and barcode...


Hi,
There are many reasons why a dehumidifier willnot work or collect water.
Here is a tip that I wrote to help people to figure out what is going wrongwith their dehumidifier

Dehumidifier is running but no water is in bucket

heatman101

Sep 10, 2011 | Goldstar DH304 Dehumidifier

1 Answer

I have had the machine on for 5 days on high and have extracted less then a 1/4 inch of water. The back side of the machine is hot and blowing hot air - the motor runs but does not extract water Is it...


Hi,
There are many reasons why a dehumidifier willnot work or collect water.
Here is a tip that I wrote to help people to figure out what is going wrongwith their dehumidifier

Dehumidifier is running but no water is in bucket

heatman101

Jul 31, 2011 | Whirlpool Dehumidifiers

1 Answer

My Amcor AHD 45E dehumidifier sounds like it's running, but it doesn't extract any water






Hi,


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

heatman101


/////////////////////

Oct 13, 2010 | Amcor AHD45 Dehumidifier

1 Answer

The dehumidifier runs but does not extract any water, and there is a slight burning smell


Hi,
There are many reasons why a dehumidifier willnot work or collect water.
Here is a tip that I wrote to help people to figure out what is going wrongwith their dehumidifier

Dehumidifier is running but no water is in bucket

heatman101 ]



,./

Aug 17, 2010 | Maytag M7DH45B2A Dehumidifier

1 Answer

My dehumidifier runs but does not extract water from the air.


Hi,
There are many reasons why a dehumidifier willnot work or collect water.
Here is a tip that I wrote to help people to figure out what is going wrongwith their dehumidifier

Dehumidifier is running but no water is in bucket

heatman101
, ,,..

Jun 27, 2010 | Goldstar DH504EL Dehumidifier

1 Answer

Dehumidifier does not extract water. Fan works and I've cleaned and checked all connections. How do I tell if tis a bad compressor or coil?


Hi,
It could be a abad compressor, circuit board, or maybe even a sensor or dehumidistat...
Here is a tip about dehumidifiers that run but do not extract water from the air..

Dehumidifier is running but no water is in bucket
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4662409-dehumidifier_running_but_no_water_in

heatman101

May 03, 2010 | Whirlpool AD25BBR Dehumidifier

1 Answer

Dehumidifier headaches!


There are three things that must be working to extract water. The 'coil' (a finned metal part that allows air passage) if it's filled with dust and obstructions, no air can move...no water. There is a blower motor that mus move the air. If it is seized up an not blowing air...very little or no water. The compressor uses condensation from the air moving across its coils (like the moisture than forms on a cold glass on a humid day) to extract the water from the air. If it's not working then no water.
So, if there is air blowing out of the dehumidifier the blower is working. If the air is room temp the compressor is not working. If it's real hot air, and the humidifier keeps cycling on and off quickly, the coil is dirty. Those are the 3 things that need to be working.

Jul 27, 2009 | Kenmore 54501 Dehumidifier

Not finding what you are looking for?
Amcor MD250 Dehumidifier Logo

Related Topics:

226 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Amcor Dehumidifiers Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76164 Answers

Andrew Taylor
Andrew Taylor

Level 3 Expert

15185 Answers

Gil Shultz

Level 3 Expert

3368 Answers

Are you an Amcor Dehumidifier Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...