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Why is ice forming on the top of the dehumidifier ?

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Hi,
Sometimes when they run extended periods of time the outter case can get very cold also...with no air moving over the outer case the condensation can freeze there....

This is a tip that I wrote that will help to understand it better...
Dehumidifier is Freezing up and not working http://www.fixya.com/support/r4662033-dehumidifier_freezing_up_not_working

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Posted on May 05, 2010

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SOURCE: Ice on dehumidifier

A dehumidifier works by cooling the metal pipes on the back of the unit to create condensation (water vapor in the air). This then drips into the collector bucket. If the unit runs too long the cooling tubes can get too cold and freeze the condesing water vapor. Unplug the dehumidifier and let the ice melt, when u turn it back on, turn it down, it may be up too high. If you find this solution helpful please rate it.

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Check your filter, indoor coil and blower wheel to see if they are dirty, if they are they need to be cleaned, if not then you are probably low on refrigerant or Blower speed to low. If the blower doesn’t run when you turn the switch to on then you need to check the blower out, especially the capacitor.

Posted on Aug 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Ice forming on the to

Usually this happens for one of two reasons: 1) there is a problem with the refrigerant and/or compressor (like a little leak of refrigerant)
2) the room that the compressor is in is too cool (below the operating range of the dehumidifier)

If the unit is under warranty, call for service if you know the room is above the minimum operating temp. If it is a problem with the refrigerant, they will probably replace the unit.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(we have an LG dehumidifier and had to have it replaced when it was less than a year old - it was icing up in the summer. It still iced up in the winter (at times due to cold in the basement).)

Posted on May 01, 2010

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SOURCE: ice forms on top of the dehumidifier . it looks li...

Hi,
Here is a tip that I wrote about that problem...

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http://www.fixya.com/support/r4662033-dehumidifier_freezing_up_not_working

heatman101

Posted on May 25, 2010

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SOURCE: my dehumidifier keeps getting condensation on top

Hi,
Dehumidifiers2_bing.gif freezing up can be causes by a few different problems.
Here is a tip that I wrote to help people with the freezing dehumidifier2_bing.gif problem....

Dehumidifier is Freezing up and not working
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4662033-dehumidifier_freezing_up_not_working

heatman101

Posted on Jul 13, 2010

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