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Coils don't get cold enough to condense water

Coils don't get cold enough to condense wate. Unit has been sitting idle for two years

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It will definately need a charge, however by the time you pay someone to come and service the unit a new one will start looking pretty good!

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

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Unit not getting cold enough to condense Poss low refrigerant .. I don't see charging port


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There are many reasons why a dehumidifier willnot work or collect water.
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FAN AND COMPRESSOR START. HUMIDITY SET AT 30, ALWAYS RUNS. NO WATER IS CONDENSED. PAIL STAYS EMPTY. CLEANED FRONT AND BACK OF COILS, REALLY ONLY FINS,CAN'T GET TO COILS WITHOUT HAVING TO DO A...


Rather than have you disassemble the cabinet to get to the coils, I want you to do an "At Home Test".

Move the dehumidifier to a bathroom that has a shower. Plug it in, Turn it ON and set the humidity level at 30%. Turn the shower on to medium hot (enough to generate some steam. Do Not turn On the bathroom exhaust fan. As you leave the bathroom close the door. Wait 15 minutes and return to the bathroom. Turn the shower OFF and inspect the unit's water collection bucket for water. If you find any, the unit is working as it should. If you don't find any water, it may be that the humidity sensor has failed or the air intake filter is clogged. In which case, remove the filter and clean it. If it's the sensor, unless you are really DIY savy, I'd recommend buying a new dehumidifier. As finding the part (your unit was made by Fedders), the cost of the part and the labor involved, to me, out ways repairing it.

Now, on the positive side ... If you saw water in the bucket after the bathroom test. It may simply be, that at this time, there is not enough humidity in the room air (even at 30%) to trigger the sensor. If the unit is in a basement, the air temp (60 degrees or lower) will affect it. As the temperature at floor level (where the unit is) is 5 to 8 degrees colder than the air temperature. Dehumidifiers don't work well in cold temperatures.

Hope this helped you to troubleshoot and solve the problem. Please let me know. Thanks.

May 18, 2011 | Maytag M7DH45B2A Dehumidifier

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Hi I have a Danby DDR3008EE dehumifier that is putting water on floor There is ice inside where the filter is. What should we do besides turn off and let melt?


Hi,

The coils you see on the back of your dehumidifier are the evaporator. When the unit runs, the coils get very cold. As the fan draws the room air over the coils, the humidity in the air condenses out of the air onto the cold coils. But, if the temperature of the air the fan draws over the coils is too cool, the humidity that condenses out of the air freezes on the coils. To remedy this problem, you can try any of these: Warm up the room the dehumidifier is in. Put the dehumidifier on a sturdy table (the room air is coolest near the ground). Turn the unit off until the room warms up.

Good luck.


Aug 14, 2010 | Danby DDR3008EE Dehumidifier

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Not condensing


Check to see if coils are getting cold, (run for 10 min. then unplug, and check inside unit). If they are, check and clean filter and coils. If not, most likely no economical to fix. Check consumer reports before buying a new one. New standards came in to play this year. Changed quality on the units.

Jun 02, 2010 | Maytag M7DH65B2A Dehumidifier

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Unit runs but no water collects in bucket. Unit is over a year old and has run continuously that whole time. Up till now it has performed beautifully. Is it just worn out?


Hi;
Your dehumidifier is similar to a refridgerator or air conditioner. It has a compressor and coils, and a fan. Basically, the unit has to **** in air with it's fan, and as the humid air goes across the cold coils, the humidity condenses in to water. If the coils are not getting cold, they won't condense any water, or if the fan isn't running, or the coils are dirty. If you check your unit over, see if you can tell if anything isn't working. Make sure the control knob is set at the highest setting. If the compressor lost it;s refridgerant charge, and won't get cold, it isn't probably worth fixing

Nov 23, 2009 | Whirlpool 75-Pint Dehumidifier

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Runs great but no water in bucket ,whats wrong


either there's no moisture in the house (especially if you have an air conditioner), the coils are not cold enough, or there's no air flow across the coils. if the latter is the case, clean off the rear coils, clean off the front filter (or if no filter, the fins), and see if the fan is working. cleaning the condenser coil fins in the front would also help with it not getting cold, if that were the problem.

Jul 29, 2009 | Fedders A7DH45B2A Dehumidifier

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LG dehumidifiers


It is defective. The coils are not getting cold enough to condense water in the air. If you have the receipt and the unit is less than 5 years old, give LG a call for warranty repair.

May 02, 2009 | LG LHD45EL Dehumidifier

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Model HDN455


Check the coils at the back of the dehumidifier to see if there is any frost buildup on it. If there is, turn off the machine for a while until the room warms up and melts off the frost. The machine works by condensing the moisture in the air over these coils, so if the coils are frosted over, or are not cold enough, the moisture cannot condense. If the coils are not cold enough, you may want to get it refilled with refrigerant. You will need to take it in for servicing in this case.

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Aug 31, 2008 | Haier HDN655E Dehumidifier

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Frigidaire MDD40WW2


Your dehumidifier may be low on refrigerant. Seems cold may not be cold enough to reach the dew point to condense moisture from the air stream.

May 09, 2008 | Frigidaire FDL45P1 Dehumidifier

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Does not collect water


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first remove the back of the unit and turn it on. it sounds like the fan motor may not be working.there by making the dehum get hot. make sure your filter and coils are cleaned. you may need a new motor. if so buy a new motor and fan blade.be careful with the 5/16th nut holding the fan blade. the blade might look good but you have to check the hole where it rides on the motor shaft. if you into the hole it should look like the letter "D" because the motor shat is shaped that way.---good luck

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