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Hi should my dehumidfier be able to shut on and off automatically with reference to a certain level of humidity? We leave for the summer and it would be great if this were the case, Thanks, Ron

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SOURCE: Dehumidifier Present % indicates "Hi"

It is showing high because the present humidity is above 80%. Try turning the humidity setting down and let the dehumidifier run for a while. Once the dehumidifier lowers the humidity in the room this level will go lower. If this persists after running for a while you will need to contact LG for service. They back these models with a 5 year warranty. Here is the number to contact them at:

1 (800) 793-8896

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SOURCE: Hello - my dehumidifier only works if I put it to

Are you saying it has to be set below 40% to work? If that is the case, there may not be enough humidity, at this time, above 40% to activate the unit. Try setting it higher (a little over 40%) and just leave it alone for a while, to see if it will start up by itself, when the level rises above the setting.

If this is a basement application and the ambient air temperature is between 40 & 60 degrees F, dehumidifiers don't work well between those temperatures. Because the air temp at floor level is colder than at shoulder level. Raising the unit up onto a sturdy table, counter top, etc, that can handle the weight of the unit, plus a full bucket of water, will generally solve that problem.

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

Posted on Jun 20, 2011

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SOURCE: Whirlpool AD70USR0 Dehumidfier - Our basement is

If it is very cold some of these consumer units will not turn on the compressor. If the unit suddenly stopped working and the temperature is room temperature I would guess a refrigeration issue- either a leak or bad compressor. Make sure the "full bucket" indicator light is not on- the condensate bin may not be plugged into the unit properly.

Posted on Sep 25, 2011

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Taking the Confusion Out of Using a Dehumidier


Many consumers are confused about setting the proper levels of humidity on dehumidifier units. And then think something is mechanically wrong with the unit. When in fact, over 70% of the time it operator error. That and a lack of proper routine maintenance are the problem.

The numbers on the LED screen represent the amount of humidity you want to maintain. Not the amount you want to remove. For example: If you set the level at 70%, which is rather high, more than likely the unit may start up momentarily and then shut OFF. That's because the setting is to high. Now, if you set it at 45%, the unit will turn ON and run until either the bucket is full and/or the humidity level has reached 45%.

Here's a good rule of thumb if you use your humidifier year round.

In the Winter you want to maintain a humidity level of 50 to 60%. The moister the air, the more comfortable it will feel. Plus, the humidity helps eliminate static electricity in the air.

Conversely, in the hot, humid Summer months, you want to keep the humidity level as low as possible (35% or less). Also, if you have ceiling fans, using them 24 hours a day, helps to move the air and generate a windchill, which fools your body into thinking it's cooler than what it really is. At the same time, it's saving on energy costs by not having to run your AC as much, because the dehumidifier is removing the humidity.

Just remember, the higher the setting, the higher the humidity level will stay. The lower the setting, the more humidity will be removed and the more comfortable you'll feel in the Summer.

And don't forget Routine Maintenance. Clean the air intake filter regularly. Clean and wipe down the refrigerant coils every 60 days. And don't allow water to remain in the collection bucket to long. As mold can build up in it.

Speaking of which, the water in the bucket, when fresh, is great for watering house plants. Because, when it's fresh, it's distilled water. No chlorine or minerals.

on May 04, 2011 | Maytag M7DH45B2A Dehumidifier

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Whirlpool AD70USR0 Dehumidfier - Our basement is extremely humid and the dehumidfier sounds and looks like its running but collects no humidity...any suggestions why?


If it is very cold some of these consumer units will not turn on the compressor. If the unit suddenly stopped working and the temperature is room temperature I would guess a refrigeration issue- either a leak or bad compressor. Make sure the "full bucket" indicator light is not on- the condensate bin may not be plugged into the unit properly.

Sep 25, 2011 | Whirlpool Dehumidifiers

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The dehumidifier shut off automatically but will not come back on. Model M7DH45B2A


If the unit shut off automatically, because it had reached the humidity extraction level you had it set on. It won't turn back ON again, until the humidity level rises above the setting you have it on. Lowering the humidity extraction level to 32 -35%, should make it start up again and cycle like it should. If your unit does not have an LED Screen, set the manual control on Maximum.Be sure the bucket is not full and the air intake filter is clean.

Hope this helped you to troubleshoot and solve the problem.

Jun 28, 2011 | Fedders A7DH45B2A Dehumidifier

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Hello - my dehumidifier only works if I put it to "on" by putting the setting all the way past 40% humidity. It worked last summer which was the first summer we had it and now it only works as...


Are you saying it has to be set below 40% to work? If that is the case, there may not be enough humidity, at this time, above 40% to activate the unit. Try setting it higher (a little over 40%) and just leave it alone for a while, to see if it will start up by itself, when the level rises above the setting.

If this is a basement application and the ambient air temperature is between 40 & 60 degrees F, dehumidifiers don't work well between those temperatures. Because the air temp at floor level is colder than at shoulder level. Raising the unit up onto a sturdy table, counter top, etc, that can handle the weight of the unit, plus a full bucket of water, will generally solve that problem.

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

Jun 20, 2011 | Haier 45-Pint Dehumidifier

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Hello. I have the Goldstar Dehumidifier Model DH305 - This is the third summer I used it. I only use in the summer. I clean and take very good care of this machine. I went to use it this year and it came...


hi,


It has high and low fan speeds, variable humidity controls including 'Max', and automatic shut-off with indicator when the reservoir is full.


so pls recheck the automatic shut-off when the reservoir is full .

may be the automatic shut-off botten are stymed.



good luck


gorbesia

Jun 13, 2011 | Goldstar Dehumidifiers

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Have classic dehumidifier model#CDR4500E. Can't adjust it automaticaly to come on or shut off. Don't understand the keypad fuctions, booklet to confusing.


Your dehumidifier preset default humidity level of 70%. Which is rather high, if you're using the unit in the hot Summer months. You can override this setting and lower the humidity level in increments to as low as 35%. Which is ideal during hot, humid weather. The Air Down button lowers the humidity level.Once the level is set, the unit will cycle ON and OFF as necessary, to maintain the level of humidity.

I have looked at the Owners Manual for you unit, and it's very thorough. But, I can understand, if you're not familiar with how the units work, it could be confusing. Page 5, is very informative on how to operate the unit, as far as setting humidity levels, which is what's important. If the operation of the unit continues to be a problem for you, contact Danby Customer Support 1-800-263-2629 and they can walk you through the procedures, while on the phone with them.

Hop this helped you. Please let me know. Thanks.

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My humidifier dont collect water



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There are many reasons why a dehumidifier will not work or collect water.


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May 16, 2011 | Maytag Dehumidifiers

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Our dehumidifier turns on for only a few seconds, then shuts off.


Wendy, it's probably because the humidity level on the unit is set higher than the humidity level in the house. Keep in mind, the humidity level you set the control to, is not the amount extracted from the air. It's the level you want it to maintain. The higher the percentage level, the more humidity stays in the house. The lower the percentage level, the more humidity it removes, until the lower humidity level is reached. Then the humidifier will automatically shut OFF and/or the unit shuts OFF, because the bucket is full. Once it's emptied and replaced, if the unit needs to continue to extract humidity, it will start running again.

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

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