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Our dehumidifier has started making more noise than it used to, it gets very hot, and doesn't collect any water. It's only 4 1/2 years old. It's a Gold Star DH 5010. We've tried cleaning the filter. That didn't do any good. I've heard of people having dehumidifiers for years. As expensive as these things are, it should lasted longer than 4 1/2 years especially as we only use it in our basement in the spring/summer.

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Hi,
When the compressors start to go bad they often start to get very loud also...the cost to replace the compressor will probably be more then a new unit...

Also check out this tip about dehumidifier problems...

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http://www.fixya.com/support/r4662409-dehumidifier_running_but_no_water_in

Yes they should last longer than that, but the sad thing is that they don't make anything like they used too...just check out all the problems in this site for a few minutes...most of the problems should never happen...

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