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Runs but not working

Ice is forming on the top/outside

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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...
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SOURCE: Running, but no water coming out. Is forming ice

Your machine has a sealed system leak and is low on freon. Read your owners manual and there should be a 5 year sealed system warranty. If so you will need your purchase receipt and call an authorized LG dealer for an exchange.

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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

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Posted on May 25, 2010

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