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The dehumidifier freezes and ice forms on the filter in the back. It keeps running.

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You are working it too hard. Back off the percentage. But first, let it thaw. Id be inclined to use a fan in the area. You might need two machnes in this space. Do not allow outside air into the space until you get it a little more dried out.

I hope this works for you

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Posted on Sep 30, 2009

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