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Kenmore dehumidifier does not collect water and I have cleaned the coils but it didn't fix the problem

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Check to see if the compressor and fan are running. If this is true, additional diagnosis will have to be done by a technician. Usually the cost of repair for this type is far more than replacing it.

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if the compressor is running it sounds like a refrigerant problem or dead compressor in both cases its not cost efective to repair dan

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