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My dehumidifier makes a very loud rattling noise but seems to function well otherwise - we just can't be in the same room with it.

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The rattling noise may just be the coils vibrating against each other. Sometimes you can gently bend the coils apart slightly so they don't rattle, just dont bend them too much or you might damage them.

I hope that was helpful to you, good luck.

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