Question about Dehumidifiers
Frigidaire dehumidifier manual says before first use, "make sure the float switch is properly set." Where is it, what does it look like, how to check? (Manual explains no further.) ALSO: There was a small thin black (plastic?) strip in the bucket. When I emptied the bucket, the strip went down the drain. What was it, and is it OK that it's gone?
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.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Drain problem
I have the same problem and after talking (mostly waiting) with Fedders repair, I have been told how to solve the problem. Plug up the drain hole on the right side (the one not connected to the drain hose). The drain hole extends down about 5mm, outside measures 10mm and interior measures 7mm. They do come with a drain hold cover. Not a replaceable part with a number. Off to the hardware store.
Posted on Jul 18, 2007
SOURCE: Dehumidifier Error?
This error code indicates that the problem is most likely a shorted defrost thermistor or possibly a pinched wire going to the thermistor. You will need to replace the sensor assembly - part # 6877A30013L. The Sears website has it listed for 9.99 + shipping. The humidity sensor & defrost thermistor come together in a wiring harness that plugs onto the main circuit board. It is fairly simple to repair. Just remove the front & rear grill & the metal cabinet. Remove the thermistor from the copper tube on the cooling lines; remove the humidity sensor from the front of the evaporator; pull the wire plug off the bucket switch; & remove the small 7 pin plug from the main circuit board inside the metal control box. Reverse procedure to install new sensor assembly.
Posted on Nov 13, 2008
SOURCE: Dehumidifier Error?
Same problem with Goldstar model DH404EY7 -- stop code 01 on startup, bucket full light blinks (drains to floor).
Replaced the main controller board to fix it.
For my model dehumidifer the part # is 6871A20888A, and cost $77.44 (not counting shipping) from Appliance Factory Parts. The Appliance Factory Parts web site also provides parts breakdown (exploded parts diagram) diagrams and service manuals in PDF form.
Posted on May 02, 2009
The dehumidifier condenses the water on its coils and then it drips into the bucket. Dump out all of the water when the bucket is full. This model has a light that tells you when it is full. If the dehumidifier gets ice on the coils, it needs repair (low refrigerant).
I hope this helps.
Posted on Aug 10, 2009
The switch that says 'Bucket is full' is not adjusted properly.
It will need to be adjusted, normally a screw driver or pliers,
so that when its empty the switch is not made or the contacts
If it is in adjustment properly, then the switch is bad and needs
Before you replace it, check to make sure the wires leading to it
are not touching, it may be sending a signal meaning 'full' by
electricaly touching each other at the switch.
Posted on Feb 25, 2011
Tips for a great answer:
Thank you for your post, K!
I understand that your Frigidaire dehumidifier is continuously running and it is not collecting water. This can be caused by a dirty filter. A dirty filter can restrict air flow which will allow your dehumidifier to not pull in air. I would recommend checking your filter to make sure it is clean.
Frost on the coils within your dehumidifier will also cause your dehumidifier to stop working as well. You should check to make sure that there is not frost visible on your dehumidifier. If you do locate frost you would need to perform a manual defrost on your dehumidifier and you can do that by disconnecting power from it for at least two to three hours.
If these steps do not resolve your issue you may need to reach out to the manufacturer for a proper resolution. I hope this information is helpful to you. -Matt
Jun 13, 2015 | Frigidaire Dehumidifiers
Jul 17, 2014 | Frigidaire 50 Pint Capacity Dehumidifier
Hi Kim - I understand that you removed the styrofoam inside the dehumidifier float thinking it was packing material, however I would recommend contacting the manufacturer to verify if it the part is available and can be replaced.
Sep 05, 2012 | Frigidaire FDL50R1 Dehumidifier
Aug 06, 2011 | Therma-Stor Santa Fe Compact Dehumidifier...
Aug 13, 2010 | Haier HD656E Dehumidifier
Jul 28, 2010 | Kenmore 54501 Dehumidifier
Nov 26, 2009 | Frigidaire FDL50R1 Dehumidifier
Jun 19, 2009 | Maytag M3DH30B2A Dehumidifier
Jun 14, 2009 | Kenmore 54501 Dehumidifier
Dec 04, 2017 | Dehumidifiers
89 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!