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Runs but does not remove water

Boyyom part of coil freezes

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The reason for Dehumidifier not removing moister/water could mean there is no moister in the air. for exmaple in the winter months the machine hardly removes water. in the hot summer days/night the moister is much higher and it might run constantly or unless is set to a certain amount of moister removal.

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If only the bottom part if your coil is geting cold or freezing, it's low on Freon.
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HI HAVE GOT A SWAN SH3010 DEHUMIDIFIER BUT THE COIL KEEPS FREEZING OVER WHAT AM I DOING WRONG?


Nothing.That's how it works. The coil gets cold. The moisture(water) in the air freezes to the coil. The coil then gets warm and the ice melts, dripping into the bucket or out the drain hose.

Jan 04, 2015 | Dehumidifiers

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Dehumidifier is Freezing up and not working


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 degrees and 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 the refrigeration 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 your dehumidifier work much more effectively.

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on Apr 30, 2010 | Dehumidifiers

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How to remove filter on ahd50


if this model doesnt have the removable filter on the middle right side then the filter is not removable by std means and unit will need to be dissasembled for this , Now there are a few reasons for unit to freeze , and yes your right one of them is a dirty air filter . and if its gone too far then a dirty condenser coil as well , also if unit is over three years old then it's possible that due to overheating some of the gas chanrge has gotten out , reducing it's efficency making it run longer with no cool down and freezes up , also if your asking it to remove more water than its designed for (setting to high) it will freeze up as well , std moisture for a home is 70 %rh purchase a small meter to measure this ,(some units have one built in) see how much water you really have ?

Nov 03, 2014 | Haier Dehumidifiers

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Ihava a dehumidifier MOdel#106955250. The coils are icing up, can you help me?


as with any freeze up of any unit (any mfg) there are a few things to look at first before consulting a profesional ,
1st ck your filter most units have a filter these are the most forgoten things when it comes to reg cleaning , remove it and run under tap shake excess water off and replace in unit
2nd is unit warm enoght to work air temp has to excede 68 degrees for these to work
3rd how old is unit if unit is over three years and has been largely neglected for cleaning and maint issues then overheating can cause gas charge to leak out and cause freeze ups , replacement is only option on this reason
4th setting: is unit large enoght to remove water from area if its undersize it runs too hard and never cycles off/on this causes freeze ups , purchase a small humidmeter to measure the area % rh 70%rh is considered normal for a home

Oct 13, 2014 | Kenmore Dehumidifiers

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Why do the coils freeze on my zenith zd309 dehumidifier


Coils can freeze if the room is extremely hot. Usually, though they freeze because the path for air flow is reduced. Check input and output grilles and coils for dirt and dust and clean as necessary.

Aug 02, 2014 | Zenith zd309 30 pint dehumidifier auto...

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Moisture collecting at the top front when running, even at mid power, over the control panel, sometimes turns to ice. if I shut it off when it is doing this the problem stops for awhile


Well, sounds like you have a good cold section in the dehumidifier-- that is good!-- But I agree-- we don't want water condensing on the surface-- and we surely don't need it turning to ice!
A couple questions to help us get to the next level of trouble shooting this problem:
1.) How cold is the room you are running the dehumidifier in?
(Obviously-- the warmer a room is, the easier to remove moisture--
the colder the room, the easier to drop the air temperature well below the freezing point-- making ice.)

2.) Have the air filters been cleaned/changed recently?
A dehumidifier needs a steady fast moving supply of air across its whole condenser/evaporator surface, in order to remove the maximum amount of water from the air, and not freeze up. (I would winder if something isn't blocking the flow of air toward the top of the coil?-- so that the coil in that area is going well below freezing temperatures, and thus allowing water (or ICE!) to develop near the top of the coil?-- Can you check air flow for us?

3.) You have suggested a good solution,-- especially if the above problems can not be easily corrected: Turn off the unit every few hours, and allow the warmth of the room, to defrost the coil....
In fact-- just to make sure that the air flow is not being restricted by ice deep within the coil-- let it stay off over night-- or bring the dehumidifier into a much warmer room, to make sure no ice is still blocking air flow deep within the coil..

Let us know what you learn about air flow, and get back with us-- THen maybe we need to take the trouble shooting deeper insicde the device.

I hope this helps-- MB

Aug 22, 2013 | Comfort-Aire BHD-301 Dehumidifier

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Coils freezing up..is this normal? Not sure how this is supposed to work. Could it be that it freezes the water, then turns off and empties into the pan?


The coils should not freeze up. If the fan is working, try lowering the setpoint to just below actual humidity. This will allow the dehumidifier to run and shut so water can drip off without freezing. If that works, slowly lower the setpoint over the next day or so. If the setpoint is too low, the unit runs continuously until it freezes, then never shuts down.

Gary

Aug 30, 2011 | Kenmore Dehumidifiers

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The coil is freezing. While it may be a freon problem, isn't there a thermocouple on the coil to detect freezing? Do these things go bad?


Hi,
Not on all units..
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

Aug 09, 2011 | Dehumidifiers

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Coils freeze up. completely blocked. have to shut off to thaw coils. located in basement.


After the unit is totally thawed and dried, turn the unit Off if you haven't already and unplug it. Remove the filter and clean it. If it's really dirty wash it with warm water and dish washing liquid, thoroughly rinse it and allow it to completely dry, before reinstalling. DO NOT operate the unit without the filter in place.

Because the air temperature in a basement is colder at floor level, than at shoulder level, this caused the coils to freeze. Dehumidifiers do not work well at temperatures at or below 60 degrees F. That is, unless, it's a Low Temperature model, designed especially for basement applications. Obviously, yours isn't a Low Temp model.

To overcome this, place the unit up on a sturdy table, counter top, etc, that can handle the weight of the unit, as well as a full bucket of water. The higher off the floor the better. This way, the ambient operational temperature will be higher and the coils will have less of chance to freeze again.

I would suggest that continue to monitor the unit and if you notice that it's doing more than a little frosting on the coils, turn the unit OFF immediately. A little frosting is normal and the deforst mode should kick in and thaw the coils. When this happens, the compressor should automatically shut OFF, but the fan will continue to run. Once it's defrosted, the compressor will start again, if necessary.

I hope this helped you to troubleshoot and solve the problem. Please let me know.

Jul 19, 2011 | Whirlpool AD50DSL Dehumidifier

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Dehumidfier runs, collects little water, the coils freeze up and water leaks out


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

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Jun 23, 2011 | Kenmore 53509 Dehumidifier

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