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Unit works fan runs lights turn on but no water in the bucket,

Need help diagnosing potential problems, and cost of the repair. I have it all torn apart. fins look good, relatively cleaned, cleaned them more with the house- no real junk floated out. all looks fine, put back together.everything sounds like it is running correctly but hours later the bucket is still empty. "What part do i tackle next.

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Some units use the condensate water to cool down the condenser coil. This is why no water is present. If water is leaking from the unit or you are still sceptical about this problem, I would call for service.
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My fan runs but the compressor does not start on my whirlpool model ad25bsro so no water is collected.


1st ck that the bucket full light is not on , reguardless if bucket is m/t and in place , if light is on then the float sensor inside bucket container needs looked at , if no light is seen then it's common on new units to run the circulation fan all the time , and cycle the compressor on the humidistat's setting , reverify what the settings are for your room , std setting is 70%rH for a home , also a seperate meter to indicate %rh might help to determine if your unit is working properly (there not expensive) it migtht be that your room is dry enough and unit is not calling for water removal

Jul 01, 2014 | Whirlpool AD25BSR Dehumidifier

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Dehumidifier is running but no water is in bucket


If you have a dehumidifier that is not producing any water then you are wondering what you need to do to get this thing to work for you. In some cases you may be able to do something and in other situations there may be nothing that you can do.

If you do not hear the compressor running and the unit says that the humidity in the room is higher then the setting, then you have a problem with your dehumidifier.

A few things that can cause this are:

The circuit board relay has gone bad…replacement of this board will often cost more then a new unit. This also is a very common problem with many dehumidification units.

The compressor has failed…if you hear a buzz for a few seconds, every few minutes, then you have a bad compressor or at least bad start components on the compressor. Either way it again is a costly repair.

If the compressor is running and the coils are not getting cold then you have a refrigeration system leak. Recharging or fixing these units is very difficult and is another costly venture compared to the price of a new dehumidifier.

If the compressor is running but the fan is not, this also will cause low water production and continual freezing of the coil.

If the compressor and the fan are running but the coil is totally blocked then you will get no water production. Air needs to be continually moved over the cold coil to get the water out of the air.

If nothing is running, then you may also have a control board failure. Or the humidity sensor or humidistat has gone bad which tells the machine to run. If the sensor says that the humidity is low enough then it will never run.

Also if nothing is running check the float switch or the bucket switch. Many of these switches are very touchy and if you do not have the bucket in place just exactly right it will not trip the switch to allow the unit to run. These switches often are more fragile then they should be and break easily. The good thing is that when available they are easy to replace and relatively inexpensive.

There are some parts available for a few brands, but with the prices for most of the parts that you can replace running anywhere from 40.00 – 80.00 dollars, replacement parts with labor to install them, makes a repair more then the few hundred dollar cost of many of these dehumidifiers.

As you can see there are quite a few things that can cause your dehumidifier not to work. Systematically go through the list and eliminate things to get to the bottom of the issue causing your problem and then decide if it is worth spending the money to try to fix the old unit. Only you can make that decision.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4662033-dehumidifier_freezing_up_not_working

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3877515-dehumidifier_problems_dehumidifier

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4688381-dehumidifier_problem_shows_bucket_full

on Apr 30, 2010 | Dehumidifiers

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Dehumidifier Problems and Dehumidifier Troubleshooting


If you have a dehumidifier that is not working correctly you have many things that could be causing it not to work. Here I will give some of the common reasons why it could be giving you problems.

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  1. The coils in the back are frosting up.

The dehumidifier works by drawing the room air over a very cold coil. The trick is to keep the coil as cold as possible to make it pull water out of the air by making it condensate on the cold coil. If this coil becomes too cold, then the water freezes on the coil. The freezing can happen if the air temperature in the room is too cool and does not keep the coil warm enough. Raising the humidifier up off of the floor onto a table can help. The air temperature is often a bit warm the higher up you get. Make sure that the filters are clean if your unit has one. Restricted air flow will make the problem worse. Providing more heat to the room will help also. Most units will not work in a room with temperatures below 68 degrees F.

  1. There is no air moving over the coils.

This can happen if the fan motor becomes stuck or burns out. If it becomes stuck you can sometimes get it running by working a lubricant into the bearings. WD-40 first, and then a good motor oil. If the motor burns out it will need to be replaced.

  1. The indicator light is on and the unit will not run.

This shows you that the bucket is full and needs to be dumped. If your unit is working correctly and the air is very damp you may only run a few hours before the bucket becomes full. This also can happen if the bucket is not seated in it’s spot correctly. There is a little switch that will not let the unit run if the bucket is not place exactly right.

  1. There is no water being produced.

This can happen if the air is very dry and no water can condensate from the air. Check the coils to see if they are cold to the touch, actually they should be very cold, like almost freezing. If not then the refrigeration system of the dehumidifier has gone bad. To repair that you will need a person certified to work on refrigerant systems with specialized equipment. In many cases the costs to repair the refrigeration systems will more than the cost to replace the whole unit.


This should give you a brief overview of the problems that you can have with a dehumidifier and some of the things that you can do to help get things working.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4662033-dehumidifier_freezing_up_not_working

on Jan 13, 2010 | Dehumidifiers

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I have a frigidaire LAD704DUL 70 pint dehumidifier. Last year it worked great. This year, it has not collected any water in the bucket. The motor runs, it is on CO setting but still no water. I have...


If you have a dehumidifier that is not producing any water then you are wondering what you need to do to get this thing to work for you. In some cases you may be able to do something and in other situations there may be nothing that you can do.

If you do not hear the compressor running and the unit says that the humidity in the room is higher then the setting, then you have a problem with your dehumidifier.

A few things that can cause this are:

The circuit board relay has gone bad...replacement of this board will often cost more then a new unit. This also is a very common problem with many dehumidification units.

The compressor has failed...if you hear a buzz for a few seconds, every few minutes, then you have a bad compressor or at least bad start components on the compressor. Either way it again is a costly repair.

If the compressor is running and the coils are not getting cold then you have a refrigeration system leak. Recharging or fixing these units is very difficult and is another costly venture compared to the price of a new dehumidifier.

If the compressor is running but the fan is not, this also will cause low water production and continual freezing of the coil.

If the compressor and the fan are running but the coil is totally blocked then you will get no water production. Air needs to be continually moved over the cold coil to get the water out of the air.

If nothing is running, then you may also have a control board failure. Or the humidity sensor or humidistat has gone bad which tells the machine to run. If the sensor says that the humidity is low enough then it will never run.

Also if nothing is running check the float switch or the bucket switch. Many of these switches are very touchy and if you do not have the bucket in place just exactly right it will not trip the switch to allow the unit to run. These switches often are more fragile then they should be and break easily. The good thing is that when available they are easy to replace and relatively inexpensive.

There are some parts available for a few brands, but with the prices for most of the parts that you can replace running anywhere from 40.00 - 80.00 dollars, replacement parts with labor to install them, makes a repair more then the few hundred dollar cost of many of these dehumidifiers.

As you can see there are quite a few things that can cause your dehumidifier not to work. Systematically go through the list and eliminate things to get to the bottom of the issue causing your problem and then decide if it is worth spending the money to try to fix the old unit. Only you can make that decision.

Aug 10, 2012 | Frigidaire 70-Pint 2-Speed Dehumidifier...

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Has been running fine. my daughter emptied it yesterday morning and didn't put the catch container back in the machine properly and a red light (small round) on top left of machine was on when I went...


Actually, the fan shouldn't be working if the water bucket is not installed properly. So, I believe it's more of a case of the electronic controls need to be reset.

To accomplish this, turn the Master ON/OFF Switch to OFF and unplug the unit for 15 minutes.
After the time as elapsed, plug the unit in and turn the Master ON/OFF Switch to ON. The Bucket Full light should not, now be ON. And the unit can function as it should, after you reset the controls for maximum humidity extraction (32 - 35%).

Hope this helped you troubleshoot and solve the problem. Please let me know. Thanks.

Jun 13, 2011 | Danby DDR586R Dehumidifier

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Does not extract moisture from the air. It runs and cycles on and off. I have changed the filter, turned the device off and reset it. Changed the humidity setting. The device is about 4 years old.


Fred, here is an in home test, that will determine whether your unit is working properly or not.

Please the unit in the bathroom, plug it in, turn it ON and set the humidity level at the LOWEST setting. Turn the shower On hot enough to generate steam. Do Not turn the bathroom's exhaust fan ON and make sure any window(s) is closed. As you exit the bathroom, close the door. Wait 15 to 20 minutes before reentering the bathroom. Then turn the shower OFF and allow the unit to run for 5 more minutes. Then, check the water collection bucket for any signs of water. If you find water in it, it's working as it should. It may simply have been a case that the humidity extraction level was originally set to high.

If you found no signs of water in the bucket, the humidity sensor in the unit may have failed or the compressor is low on refrigerant. Either one is repairable, but the cost of troubleshooting it, finding the part and the time repair it, may exceed the cost of a new unit. As, yours is a 4 years old unit.

Hope this helpd you to troubleshoot and solve the problem. Please let me know. Thanks.

May 26, 2011 | Goldstar DH304 Dehumidifier

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Unit is not pulling any moisture. I took off the cover and removed all the lint buildup on the coils and filter and it still doesn't work.


So far, you've completed all the right tings, that I would have suggested. Now, take a look at the humidity setting on the dehumidifier. If it's set high (above 65%) there's not much chance that the unit will collect any humidity. It simply is just maintaining what it's set on. Lowering the setting to 35% will have a much better affect in removing the humidity/moisture.

There is an in home test you can do, to make sure the unit is working properly. Place the dehumidifier in the center of a bathroom and turn the shower ON hot enough to generate steam. Turn the humidifier ON and Set the level at 35%. Do Not turn the bathroom's exhaust fan ON or leave a window open in the bathroom. As you exit the bathroom, close the door and wait 15 to 20 minutes before returning. After entering the bathroom, turn the shower OFF and allow the unit to run for 5 more minutes. Then check the bucket for signs of water. If you find any, the unit is working as it should. Also. the dehumidifier, when in operation should have a minimum of 2 feet of clear air space around it. The fans on many units run almost constantly, to recirculate the air and if any increase in humidity is sensed, the compressor will turn ON. This is particularly true, if you operate it in continuous mode, rather than a timed mode. Also, be sure that all exterior doors and windows are closed when the unit is in operation.

If after doing the in home test, the bucket did not show any signs of water, either the humidity sensor has failed and needs to be replaced or the compressor needs to be recharged with refrigerant. If you don't feel comfortable trying to repair the unit yourself, the following is a link that will help you locate an authorized LG Repair Center in your area.

http://www.lg.com/us/support/repair/support-repair-provider-lookup.jsp


Find out what the cost to repair the unit will be, before committing to it. As your model has been discontinued and it may be less expensive to but a new unit. Hope this helped you. Please let me know.

May 25, 2011 | LG LHD45EL Dehumidifier

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Lites up but does not run


First check the water collection bucket, to make sure it's properly seated and making contact with the safety switch. Also check the humidity level you have the unit set on. It may be to high for the humidity level in your house. Reset the humidity level to either minimum or if you have an LED screen 45%. Remember, the lower the setting, the more humidity will be removed.

To do an in home test of the unit, move it to a bathroom. Turn the unit ON and set the humidity level to it's lowest level. Turn the shower ON hot enough to generate steam. Do not turn the bathroom's exhaust fan on. As you exit the bathroom, close the door. Wait 15 to 20 minutes and turn the shower OFF. Allow the dehumidifier to run for several more minutes, before checking the water collection bucket for water. If you find any water in the bucket, it's working as it should. If not, it's time to replace the unit. Under most circumstances, I would suggest possibly repairing it. But, Fedders is out of business and replacement/repair parts are a scarce as hen's teeth.

Hope this helps you to further troubleshoot and solve the problem. Please let me know. Thanks.

May 24, 2011 | Fedders A7DH65B2A Dehumidifier

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Our dehumidifier is not taking moisture out of the air and putting water in the bucket but everythings to be running fine


If the machine's compressor runs when you switch it on, then turn the machine on maximum and let it run for an hour or so. Then check the coils in the back with your hand. If they are not getting cold at all, then there is a significant problem with the refrigeration process in the unit. It may have developed a leak and allowed your refrigerant gas to escape, or there may be another internal problem with the compressor. Either way you would need to have it serviced by a fridge technician, or more likely just replaced with a whole new unit since both options can potentially cost about the same.

If the unit runs normally and the coils are getting cold, then make sure they are not totally icing up which will impede the unit's performance. Also make sure that the room is warm enough. A dehumidifier will not work properly if the ambient air temperature is too low. Basically, the warmer and more humid the room is, the better they work. Add heat to the room if necessary to improve the unit's performance.

You can click on the following link for a general operating and troubleshooting guide with additional tips on effective dehumidifier operation:

http://www.allergyconsumerreview.com/dehumidifier-advice-troubleshooting.html

Hope that was helpful. Thank you very much and good luck.

May 23, 2011 | Maytag M7DH65B2A Dehumidifier

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Fan is not turning


Hi,
You can replace that fan but often the cost of the fan and the time invloved to do it are worth more then a new unit...dehumidifiers are not that costly new...
Also the problem could be the circuit board, this also os a costly repair...

Here is a tip that I wrote to help people to figure out what is going wrong with their dehumidifier2_bing.gif.

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http://www.fixya.com/support/r4662409-dehumidifier_running_but_no_water_in

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May 09, 2010 | Dehumidifiers

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