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Fan not working

When you hear the compressor, the fan will not operate.

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  • Anonymous Jun 24, 2008

    Fan on My lg LHD65EBL dehumidifier is not working it needs to be replaced. I have a replacement. I need help in replacing it.

  • fbcp Sep 03, 2008

    I have exposed the condenser coils and the fan motor. Refrigeration is working but it is obvious that the fan is not. How do I know if the fan is bad or if it is not getting the proper command (or voltage) from the control board. I can remove the plug from the main control board; What voltages should I expect going from the control board to the female plug of the fan ? The leads are black, red and orange.

  • larryrich Sep 22, 2008

    My fan is also not working. I have removed every screw, but still cannot get at the fan motor. How does the metal surround come off without damage?

  • craigte Mar 17, 2009

    Fan is not moving (just humming real loud). This seems to be a flaw on this model. Where can I get a replacement motor?

  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2009

    fan does not work. the fan motor hums. what should i do?

  • darjen May 10, 2009

    Fan not working, thermal overload on compressor trips. Do I need a new fan?



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The fan motor operates on standard 110v household current... you can test the motor by hooking an extension cord with the female end cut off and the 2 wires stripped back 1/4 inch to the black and orange wires off the motor... wire nut black to black and white to orange then plug it in a standard outlet... if the motor is good it will run... then you know it's the board and you may as well scrap the dehumidifier... if the motor is bad replace it with a new motor...

easiest way is to simply cut in the middle of the wires from the motor and attach your extension cord this way... which ever is the problem (board or motor) you won't be reusing the motor anyway...

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Posted on Apr 05, 2008

  • pinewinds55 Aug 10, 2011

    But how do you get the fan off to expose the motor??? I removed the nut from the fan but I could not pull the fan off.



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SOURCE: DH30 Dehumidifier Compressor Does not Operate

I just picked one up at a tag sale, seller said it worked sometimes. Seems to have the same problem as yours. I took the time to tweak all of the connections and then re-soldered the control board with no luck. I finally disconnected the humidity control and it worked fine. By disconnecting the humidity control the unit defaults to it's highest setting and you have to unplug the unit to turn it off. Conclusion so far is that the humidity control rheostat is bad.
Note: Now while running the fan runs continuously and the compressor cycles on and off every 10 to 15 minutes. This may to be normal since the unit appears to be doing its job and I'm not sure how it is supposed to run since a purchased it broken.

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