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Need a repair service tech for 2 William/Air Sponge dehumidifiers in the New York - zip code 10011.

Model #: DH-130A Total Space Dehumidifier

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SOURCE: Kenmore model # 25800-25801 Error code E1?

unit has a sealed system leak call sears for tech support 1-800-905-9505 it is under warranty

Posted on Apr 17, 2008

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SOURCE: dehumidifier runs without collecting water

1- check if the water collecting bucket is properly installed (the light will show is ON but if the bucket is not propely installed -pushed in the proper position ) -make sure the slots on the bottom of the dehumidifier are posisioned correctly.

Posted on Oct 04, 2008

SOURCE: Kenmore model # 25800-25801 Error code E3 ?

You can try cleaning the humidity sensor, which is on a circuit board
housed in a nylon clip attached to the cooling coils.
The sensor is in a plastic clip, which can be opened up and cleaned.
Some report success. Didn't work for me.

I ended up rewiring the unit so that a 5v control
line from the lower relay board goes through the SPDT bucket full switch,
turning on the control board when full (so it beeps), but otherwise
enabling the compressor and fan. The fan and compressor
are controlled by relays, which are driven by a ULN2003AN
relay driver. I fed the empty side of the full bucket switch back into
the relay driver to turn on the compress and the fan on high.
I plan to put a dehumidistat in series with this control line;
now it just runs till the bucket is full. A Broan DH100W dehumidistat
is 20 bucks. Could also put in a rotary switch to control the fan speed,
but for me high is enough.

I think this machine is made by Goldstar for Kenmore and Delonghi.
Stuff is just made to break and through away these days, which is a shame.

Posted on Oct 13, 2008

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SOURCE: dehumidifier not removing water from air

Have you checkec, replace all the filters...?

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Dehumidifier not removed moisture from air

Hi,
There are many reasons for a dehumidifier2_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
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Why is my soleusair dehumidifier model GL-DEH-50 say F2


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How to change coolant in dehumidifier


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Since you didn't provide a model, the suggestions are not model specific. So bear with me since I have no idea of your tech level and will have to include a lot of detail.

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How to Recharge a Dehumidifier


Do you need to recharge your dehumidifier? Here's what you need to know.

Dehumidifiers use cooling coils, similar to air conditioners. Those cooling coils use refrigerants, the same as air conditioners do.

If your dehumidifier stops removing moisture from the air but the motor and fan seem to be working fine, your dehumidifier may need to be recharged.

Let's repeat that a different way.

  • Is your dehumidifier's motor running?
  • Is the fan also working?
  • Is your air still too damp?

If so, you may need to recharge your dehumidifier.

That's where this gets interesting.

Legal, illegal and obsolete coolants

Older dehumidifiers use a coolant called R-22. That's being phased out and its use is strictly regulated, around the world.

In the old days, you could by an air conditioner recharging kit. Hook the hoses to the air conditioner or dehumidifier (or refrigerator) and follow the instructions. Easy!

Today, your dehumidifier may still use R-22. If so, due to strict environmental regulations, you'll need to check with an air conditioner repair service.

They may be able to help you, but they may not. It depends on whether they have any R-22, and whether they're authorized to recharge dehumidifiers with it. (Yes, they need a permit for this. Be sure they have one.)

Check your dehumidifier

A panel or sticker on it may tell you which coolant your dehumidifier uses. Or, the manufacturer's date may give you an idea. If the dehumidifier was made before 1995, it's likely to require R-22.

If you own a newer dehumidifier, it may use a more environmentally-friendly coolant. (If you bought your dehumidifier after January 2010, it's almost certain to use something other than R-22.)

New dehumidifiers usually run on R-410A. That's often called Puron.

Puron is one of the best alternatives to R-22. It's inexpensive. So far, it has fewer problems that some other "green" coolants. Puron still causes some ozone problems, because it's methane base. However, it's better than anything else you can buy now.

Puron (or R-410A) runs at a much higher pressure than R-22 did.

So...

You can't just replace your R-22 coolant with R-410A. The valves and gaskets may not hold, and - if your coolant leaks out - you're back to square one.

Generally, it's safer and cheaper to replace your dehumidifier with a new one that's already set up to use R-410A (Puron).

Frigidaire 70-Pint Dehumidifier.
I recommend only one dehumidifier, no matter what your needs. It can handle damp basements. It runs economically. You can set the humidity level you want, and it'll turn itself off when it reaches that level... no wasted electricity!

It's also one of the quietest dehumidifiers and it has top ratings and customer reviews at Amazon. (It's regularly on Amazon's "best sellers" list.)

May 22, 2012 | Whirlpool Dehumidifiers

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LHD659EBL The fan runs as normal, compressor runs normal,but coil ices up.


The icing is generally caused but 4 basic things:

1. The air intake filter is very dirty or clogged and needs to be removed and cleaned.

2. There is not enough clear air space surrounding the unit. You need to maintain 12" to 18" around
the entire unit.

3. The cooling coils are dirty and need to be cleaned. This can be accomplished using a sponge
dipped in warm water mixed with a mild dish washing liquid, rinsed, wiped dry and the applying
a light coating of WD40.

4. The dehumidifier is being used in a basement, where the air temperature at floor level is colder
than at shoulder level. Dehumidifiers struggle to work at temps below 65 degrees F. Raising the
unit up off the floor, onto a sturdy table or counter top will generally solve the problem. It must be
sturdy enough to handle the weight of the unit, plus a full tank of water.

A less common problem is a small leak in the cooling coils. Which allows the refrigerant gas to escape and frost the coils.

Hope this helps you to further troubleshoot & solve the problem. Thanks for choosing FixYa.

Sep 16, 2011 | LG LHD659EBL Dehumidifier

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DE' Longhi Dehumidifier - Model: DH=25 - Water does not empty into bucket.


If you're saying the dehumidifier is not extracting moisture from the air?

There are 5 basic, yet solvable reason for this. Please pay particular attention to numbers 1 & 2..

1. The humidity extraction level is set to HIGH. Lower it to 32-35%. If yours is a manual unit, turn
the control knob to Maximum.

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 helped you to troubleshoot and solve the problem.

Jul 14, 2011 | DeLonghi DH-25G Dehumidifier

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My dehumidifier ices up any suggestions thanks evan


Evan, a dirty or clogged air intake filter can cause it to freeze, as well as obstructed air flow around the unit. Maintain a minimum or 12" clear air space all around the dehumidifier. Also operating the unit in temperatures below 40 degree (F), will also cause the coils to freeze. In addition, low refrigerant in the compressor can cause the coils to freeze. In which case, recharging the gas should solve the problem, And finally, worse case scenario is that the defrost cycle sensor has failed and needs to be replaced.

If you find you need parts and/or service and don't want to tackle it yourself, go to the Danby link below and enter your Zip Code.

http://www.danby.com/locator.php?type=service

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

May 30, 2011 | Danby Dehumidifier

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I've been running a Kenmore dehumidifier for 3 hours inside a damp room. So far no water appears in the container or on the 2" x 8" x 8" sponge-like material inside. Is this thing...


No it isnt working there is a problem either with the refrigerant in the unit or the compressor isnt coming on dont spend any money repairing it buy a new one dehumidifiers are very disposable.

May 20, 2011 | Kenmore 5245 Dehumidifier

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Ice forms on the coils. Would wet clothing hung in the area contribute to this problem? The temperature of the area is in the high 50's - 60's.


Yes. Wet clothing would act to put Humidity in the air. think of the air as a sponge the more you heat the air the more the air will take moisture out of its surrondings. The more you cool the air the less moisture it can hold.
a Dehumidifier is a reverse refrigrator.. Air is forced over cool coils and the moisture forms and freezes on the coils (ice). The unit turns off and the coil and ice takes heat up from the surrounding area (makes room colder;Clothing takes longer to dry; The temperature in that room should be were people reside 70-80 degrees). the ice melts and water drips into a holding container which you dump periodically. Solution: 1. remove wet clothing or 2. raise temperature in room. 3. put a space heater in that room instead of Dehumidifier

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What setting should I set my dehumidifier for % humidity when the room temperature is 68


THE LOWER THE % SETTING, THE MORE MOISTURE THE DEHUMIDIFIER WILL REMOVE!!!
I have a Provic dehumidifier mainly to remove damp from walls in my 1900s terraced house ( 3rd DPC failed, another on its way). I've read a lot about the technical side and all I wanted to know was 'do i set it on the highest or lowest % to extract moisture from the walls'. I rang the Managing Director at Provic (his contact details are given on their website) who was very helpful. He advised that the lower the setting, the more damp would be removed from the walls and therefore the air, as the water passes from the wall into the air. My DH ranges from 40% to 70% so he advised me to set it at 40% in the worst affected room to remove as much moisture as possible from the walls. As the moisture is removed, the DH will collect less water and set itself to the correct level anyway. He advised me that when as much water as possible has been removed from this room and the DH % will not drop any lower, to move it to a more central position in the house, such as the hallway to then start setting the rest of the house to the correct humidity level. I set the DH to 40% and left it on overnight closing all doors to the affected room and removing containers of water such as a vase of flowers. When I got up in the morning it had switched itself off as it had already collected 3 litres of water! You do have to be careful not to over dry the air as everything, furniture and electricals, naturally needs moisture, but for a short term, quick drying solution, this level is ok.
Hope this helps!

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Dehumidifier runs without collecting water


1- check if the water collecting bucket is properly installed (the light will show is ON but if the bucket is not propely installed -pushed in the proper position ) -make sure the slots on the bottom of the dehumidifier are posisioned correctly.

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My 2 year old dehumidifier does not remove adequate moisture as before


How much moisture a dehumidifier can remove from the air is directly related to temperature and dew point. Check the relative humidity in the space where it is located.

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