Question about Goldstar DH304 Dehumidifier

1 Answer

The coils keep freezing on my gold star dehumidifier

What can be done to help with the freeze on the coils

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 704 Answers

Try turning the setting down lower in order to help the unit cycle on and off, rather than have to run constantly.

It could be that your situation requires more than one dehumidifier for the space you're trying to cover with this one unit. These units are not designed to operate 24/7 without cycling on and off frequently.

The situation you're experiencing tells me that you have either an extreme amount of moisture where the unit is placed, or the area is much to large for just one unit to handle. If you can issolate the unit to one area by closing a door, etc. if that isn't possible, you'll likely need another dehumidifier to help reduce the load on this one that's freezing up while helping reduce the amount of moisture in the area.

If that doesn't help, please provide more details about the area the unit is being used in and the size of the room, etc., so I can further assist you in solving the problem. Thanks!

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
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.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Is a gold star dehumidifier supose to be noise


I can't hear YOUR dehumidifier and can't tell if it's out of the ordinary, but dehumidifiers have all the same internal parts as a refrigerator with the addition of a fan to blow air through the coils to keep them from freezing up. They do tend to be a bit noisy.

Feb 22, 2015 | Goldstar Dehumidifiers

1 Answer

Goldstar Dehumidiflier coil freezes


Hi, If you are having problems with your dehumidifier freezing up them here are a few things that you can check and also a few things that may help you.

First check the ambient temperature of the room at the level of the dehumidifier. If it is below 65 degreesand you do not have a special low temperature dehumidifier then you are asking for trouble. Most units are only designed to work in temperature 65 or higher and will freeze if they are working at lower temperatures. Some even will not work well below 68 degrees F.

Many dehumidifiers will shut off when the coil starts to freeze to let them thaw, then they will restart when the coil is warm enough again. This can take an hour or so. Some will not shut down the compressor and when the dehumidifier coil starts to freeze it reduces the air flow and only compounds the problem.

Check the air flow over the coil. If the coil becomes dirty or the fan motor stops or even slows down a bit, you will get freezing. The dehumidifier is very dependent upon the proper amount of air going over the coil to keep the coil warm enough to not freeze. Any restriction will cause problems.

The final and worst thing that can happen is for your dehumidification unit is to develop a slight leak in therefrigeration system. This will cause the coils to run even colder then they would normally and this will create the same problems. If everything else check out then you may have to have the refrigeration system checked by a professional. The problem with this is that many of these units only cost a few hundred dollars and a service call can soon add up to more then the unit is worth.

Some things that you can do to help out a dehumidifier that is freezing up are:

Raise the temperature of the room and provide a bit of heat for the room as the dehumidifier is actually a very small A/C unit.
Raise the dehumidifier up off of the floor… the air is usually warmer when you go higher up in the room, hot air rises.
Clean the coils off so that the air can flow through them easier and keep them warmer.
Make sure that the fan motor bearings are oiled and that the fan is running freely. Even a tiny bit of resistance will slow the fan enough to make a difference.


By checking all these things out and making some small changes you maybe able to make yourdehumidifier work much more effectively.

Aug 11, 2010 | Goldstar DH504EL Dehumidifier

3 Answers

Dehumidifier freezes up


Hi,
Dehumidifiers2_bing.gif freezing up can be causes by a few different problems.
Here is a tip that I wrote to help people with the freezing dehumidifier2_bing.gif problem....

Dehumidifier is Freezing up and not working
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4662033-dehumidifier_freezing_up_not_working

heatman101

Jul 01, 2010 | Whirlpool Gold AD70USS 70 Pint Per Day...

1 Answer

Frost


Hi,
Dehumidifiers2_bing.gif freezing up can be causes by a few different problems.
Here is a tip that I wrote to help people with the freezing dehumidifier2_bing.gif problem....

Dehumidifier2_bing.gif is Freezing up and not working
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4662033-dehumidifier_freezing_up_not_working

heatman101

May 17, 2010 | Goldstar DH304 Dehumidifier

1 Answer

Icing on back of dehumidifier


Hi,

Here is a tip that I wrote that will help you understand why and what you cando with a dehumidifier that ices up.

Dehumidifier is Freezing up and not working

heatman101

Mar 25, 2009 | Goldstar DH3010B Dehumidifier

Not finding what you are looking for?
Goldstar DH304 Dehumidifier Logo

Related Topics:

414 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Goldstar Dehumidifiers Experts

Gil Shultz

Level 3 Expert

3368 Answers

Jerry Greenberg
Jerry Greenberg

Level 3 Expert

1667 Answers

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

Are you a Goldstar Dehumidifier Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...