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Please more information what do you men by hums

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Fan works. Filters and clean. Heater a Can aster seems warm. Room is damp. Unit does not produce water


There are 5 basic, but solvable reason for what you described. Please pay particular attention to numbers 1 & 2.. Yiu have already cleaned the filter, so that one's covered.

1. The humidity extraction level is set to HIGH. Lower it to 32-35%. If you have a mechanical unit
turn the control knob to Mai=ximum.

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.

Hope his helps you to further troubleshoot and solve the problem. Thanks for choosing FixYa.

Aug 02, 2011 | Goldstar DH304 Dehumidifier

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THE DEHUMIDIFIER STARTS, RUN FOR A FEW SECONDS AND SHUTS OFF


There are 5 basic, but solvable reasons for what you described. 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 manually
controlled unit, set the humidity extraction level 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.

I hope this helps you to troubleshoot & solve the problem. Thanks for choosing FixYa.

Jul 25, 2011 | Kenmore 54351 Dehumidifier

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My dehumidifier as stopped extracting water and has started icing up


There are 4 basic, yet solvable reasons for what you have described.

1. 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.

2. Obstructed air flow. Maintain a minimum of 12 to 18" of clear air
space around the entire unit.

3. 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.

4. 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.

I hope this helps you troubleshoot & solve the problem. Thanks for choosing FixYa.

Jul 25, 2011 | DeLonghi DE500 Dehumidifier

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When starting the dehumidifier the fan starts blowing and the compressor sounds like it starts but there is no water accumulation in the bucket as it runs over time. So far all I hvae done is remove the...


There are 5 basic, but solvable reason for what you described. Please pay particular attention to numbers 1 & 2..

1. The humidity extraction level is set to HIGH. Lower it to 32-35%.

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 helps you troubleshoot & solve the problem. Thanks for choosing FixYa.

Jul 23, 2011 | Whirlpool AD40USR Dehumidifier

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Ice and condensation on top front of dehumidifier


If the unit is new and this is the first time you have operated it, it normal. If that is not the case, turn the unit OFF& unplug it and allow the unit to thaw completely. Once it has thawed, remove the air intake filter to see if it needs cleaning. I suspect that it will. You can vacuum it or if it's really dirty, wash it in warm water and hwashing liquid, thoroughly rinse it and allow it to completely dry, before reinstalling it.

The other thing you should check is the coolant coils. If they are dirty, wipe them off with warm water and wipe dry. Apply a thin coatinf of WD40, after drying them. Reassemble everything and take it for a test drive.

Hope this helped you troubleshoot and solve the problem.

Jul 09, 2011 | LG LHD45EL Dehumidifier

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How do I change the air filter


To remove the filter:
1. Turn the unit OFF & Unplug it from the wall receptacle.
2. Remove the water collection bucket and set aside.
3. Just inside the water collection bucket holder at the top, you should see the a plastic frame
behind the front louvers of the unit. It may have a plastic pull tab. That's the filter.
4. Pull it straight down and then remove it from the unit.
5. Wash it in warm water and mild dish washing liquid. Rinse thoroughly and dry thoroughly before
reinstalling it. The filter should be cleaned regularly. NEVER operate the unit without the filter in
place. As this can cause damage to the unit.

Hope this helped you. Please let me know. Thanks.

Jul 08, 2011 | DeLonghi DE50P Dehumidifier

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I have H. Bay model HB40F dehumidifier. It does not seem to ever actually start the compressor. There is a plastic box on the side of the compressor that contains a couple of coily looking things. It...


It is probably the start device(the coil looking things), as long as you don't hear the compressor humming. A loud hum is a lock compressor and the cost would be far greater than a new unit.

Jun 17, 2011 | Soleus Dehumidifiers

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How does the unit collect water?


Your fan motor is going out. You can remove the screws from the back cover and gently pry it off. After that, look into the unit and you will see the screws holding the front cover. Take the bucket out and remove the screws at the top. All the screws around the entire metal shroud need to come out. Then with the covers off you can see the fan mount screws. You have to move the evaporator very gently out of the way to get to these screws. Remove the fan motor replace it and re assemble the unit.

Oct 03, 2009 | LG LHD65EBL Dehumidifier

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LG Dehumidifier Not Working


the freon has leaked out, must be replaced.

Jun 05, 2007 | LG LD65EL Dehumidifier

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Runs all the time, not collecting water


I don't know your particular unit, but my guess is that the compressor is bad. If it is old, it may not be worth fixing.

Sep 19, 2006 | Goldstar DH504EL Dehumidifier

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