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Kenmore Dehumidifier fan runs, compressor buzzes and quits

I bought a Kenmore dehumidifier 2 years ago which worked fine until this week. Now when I turn it on, the fan turns on, but when the compressor (I'm guessing) tries to run, it instead makes a buzzing sound and shuts down, leaving only the fan running.
This buzzing sound repeats every few seconds; any ideas?

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Sounds like the compressor is seized.

Posted on Aug 01, 2009

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