Question about Whirlpool AD50USS Dehumidifier
Starts to run, then begins screeching and smells like something is hot or burning...then shuts off
You can test it out by disconnecting the power cord, wait five minutes and plug it back in. If it retains the original settings you are good to go. If you are wondering before purchasing a new unit ask before you buy.
Posted on Jun 29, 2008
I have the same problem. The fan motor bearings are bad on mine. You can get a new fan motor at Appliance Factory parts.com. Phone number 1-800-955-7075. $44.95 + shipping.
Posted on Jul 17, 2008
You need to determine what's "running". Here's why: There are three things that must be working to extract water. The
'coil' (a finned metal part that needs air to flow across its surface) may be filled
with dust and obstructions, so no air can move...then no water. There is a
blower motor that must move the air. If it is seized up and not blowing
air...very little or no water. The compressor creates condensation from
air moving across the coil (like the moisture than forms on an ice filled
glass on a humid day) to extract the water from the air. If it's not
working then no water.
So, if there is air blowing out of the dehumidifier the blower is working. If the air is room temp the compressor is not working. If it's real hot air, and the humidifier keeps cycling on and off quickly, the coil is dirty. Those are the 3 things that need to be working.
Posted on Jul 31, 2009
Try cleaning the filter first. Pull it out and then wash it with water and let it dry overnight. Then clean the spigot/nozzle which fills the pan. This often becomes clogged with dust or debris or even insect webs. Once you wipe the nozzle with a rag, really clean it well with a finger. You should feel the rubber gasket at the end of the nozzle with your finger.
Likely the fill nozzle was just clogged so water drips along the top and down the sides of the pan instead of into it.
Posted on Oct 08, 2009
There are many reasons for a dehumidifier to not work or collect water.
Here is a tip that I wrote to help people to figure out what is going wrong with their dehumidifier.
Dehumidifier is running but no water is in bucket
Posted on May 18, 2010
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