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Dehumidifier is running but no water is in bucket
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Posted on May 18, 2010

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Don, unless your dehumidifier is a Low temperature model, that very well may be the problem.
The air temp in a basement at floor level is colder than that chest level. Dehumidifiers don't work well at temperatures at 40 degrees F or less. Raising the unit up off the floor on to a sturdy table, counter top, etc, that is strong enough to handle it's weight, plus a full tank of water, will generally solve the problem. The higher up you can safely put it, the better. Also, lower the humidity extraction level to 35%. As 50% is just not low enough in a basement application.

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I need to be clear on what you said. you "can't find where to empty the water." Meaning you have removed the water collection bucket and don't know where to empty it? If that's the case, emptying it in a bath tub, is the easiest way.

However, if you meant, you don't know how to remove the water collection tank. It's on the front of the unit, below the air intake louvers. It simply slides/pulls out of the dehumidifier, when you pull on the indented handles on both sides of the bucket.

To assist you further, I have included a link to the Owner's Manual to a Danby model similar to yours. You can download and print it for future reference.

http://www.danby.ca/cms/uploads/products/en_manual/DDR25E__DDR30E__DDR45E__DDR5011_manual_v3.pdf

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Is the coil cooling? If not it may have leaked the freon out or have a bad compressor. Dehumidfiers work in the same way an air conditioner does to condense moisture out of the air. If the coils don't cool, they will not work.

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The problem you're having with your dehumidifier, may be the result of one or more of the basic, but solvable problems and solutions listed below:

1. The Humidity Extraction Level is set to High. Lower it to 32-35%.

2. Air intake filter is dirty or clogged. Remove, inspect the filter and clean if necessary. It it's a
Washable Filter, allow it to thoroughly dry before reinstalling it.

3. Obstructed Air Flow. A minimum of 12" to 18" clear air around the entire unit, must be
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4. The ambient air temperature at floor level is between 40 - 60 degrees F. This is particularly true in
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You may have the humidity/moisture level set to high. Try lowering it to 35%. Or if you don't have a LED Screen on your unit, turn it to maximum.

In addition, most dehumidifiers don't work well if the air temperature is between 40 & 60 degrees F. Keep in mind, the temperature at floor level in a basement is colder that the air temperature at chest high level. Raising the unit up, off the floor on something sturdy enough to handle the weight (with a full tank of water) and the vibration, may help.

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To do an in home test, move the unit to the bathroom, and start it with the humidity level set at 35%. Turn the shower ON hot enough to generate steam. Do Not turn the bathrooms exhaust fan On and close in windows in the bathroom. As you exit the bathroom, close the door. Wait 15 to 20 minutes, before returning to the bathroom. Then open the door and turn the shower OFF. Allow the dehumidifier to continue run for 5 minutes, the check the water collection bucket for any signs of water. If you see any water, the bucket is working as it should.

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Hope this helps you to troubleshoot and solve the problem.

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Rather than have you disassemble the cabinet to get to the coils, I want you to do an "At Home Test".

Move the dehumidifier to a bathroom that has a shower. Plug it in, Turn it ON and set the humidity level at 30%. Turn the shower on to medium hot (enough to generate some steam. Do Not turn On the bathroom exhaust fan. As you leave the bathroom close the door. Wait 15 minutes and return to the bathroom. Turn the shower OFF and inspect the unit's water collection bucket for water. If you find any, the unit is working as it should. If you don't find any water, it may be that the humidity sensor has failed or the air intake filter is clogged. In which case, remove the filter and clean it. If it's the sensor, unless you are really DIY savy, I'd recommend buying a new dehumidifier. As finding the part (your unit was made by Fedders), the cost of the part and the labor involved, to me, out ways repairing it.

Now, on the positive side ... If you saw water in the bucket after the bathroom test. It may simply be, that at this time, there is not enough humidity in the room air (even at 30%) to trigger the sensor. If the unit is in a basement, the air temp (60 degrees or lower) will affect it. As the temperature at floor level (where the unit is) is 5 to 8 degrees colder than the air temperature. Dehumidifiers don't work well in cold temperatures.

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

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The humidity level you have the unit set on may be to high. Keep in mind, a higher number is not what the dehumidifier will remove. It's what it will maintain. Lowering the percentage to say 45% or minimum if you don't have a LED readout, should cause the unit to turn ON and collect water in the bucket. Also, be sure that the air intake filter is clean and not clogged.

If you want to do an in home test, put the humidifier in the bathroom, turn on a hot shower, set the unit to it's lowest setting and as you walk out, close the door. DO NOT use the exhaust fan in the bathroom. After about 15 - 20 minutes return to the bathroom, turn the shower OFF and check the unit's water collection bucket. If you see any water in it, it's working as it should.

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

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I just had one giving me the somewhat the same problem. Upon taking it apart I found that the entire inside was filthy. This thing runs in a work area in my basement and sucks up all of the dirty air. When you take the water out of the dirty air you have nothing but the dirt and the water. When you mix those together you get mud which is what clogged everything up in mine.

Dehumidifiers need to be clean on the inside to run properly especially all of the fins on the condensor. You will probably have to take it apart and clean it. Concentrate on the fins and the water collection areas. Dehumidifiers remove heat from the air which causes the humidity to collect on the condensor. As it collects it turns into water droplets. Gravity pulls the water droplets into the water collection areas and that flows to your tank. There is some sort of float in your tank that lets the dehumidifier know it is full and shuts it off with some sort of switch. It does this so it does not just keep running and eventually pour water onto your floor. It sounds like your switch and/or float is stuck. Find the float and switch and manually work them to make certain they are working freely, clean if necessary.

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