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Dehumidifier shuts off after 2 mins

I have a 54501 Kenmore Dehumidifier and the unit operates properly for approximatemly 2 mins , with thye fan on, then shuts off with all lights and setting remaining in their origonal settings. If I turn the unit off then back on it turns on again for another 2 mins then shuts down again.

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  • loganrun Jul 08, 2008

    Same problem. If I turn the knob to off then back on, it will run for another 1-2 minutes then shut off.

  • cmlee Jul 18, 2008

    I have the same problem: shuts off after 2 minutes. Also the Humidity Cnntrol setting is not working properly. Am unable to change the value above or below 70%.

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You might have a compressor problem, in which it won't be economical to repair. if you are using the unit in cold weather then it just might be that there is not enough humidity in the air and it is cycling fast.

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Does the fan on a Kenmore dehumidifier run continuously, or does it shut off when the set point is reached? I returned a Frigidaire unit because the fan is designed to run continuously.


That depends on the manufacturer and in what mode you are operating it. If it's Continuous Mode. Yes, the fan will continue to run, as it's recirculating the air, in an effort to determine if and when the humidity level rises. Then the compressor will turn ON to extract the humidity.

Also, most units will do this if they are running thru the Defrost Cycle. This happens when the cooling coils frost over. It to, is a normal cycle.

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There are many reasons why a dehumidifier willnot work or collect water.
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When you push the power button, the blower fan comes on. In a few minutes you should hear a second "click"--that is your compressor starting. Do you hear that second click?

The compressor is located in the rear bottom on the right side looking at the machine. After you press the start button and the blower fan comes on, bend over near the back of the unit and listen for the "click".

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Normal 0 When you push the power button, the blower fan comes on. In a few minutes you should hear a second "click"--that is your compressor starting. Do you hear that second click?

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