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Amanda dehumidifier, only the fan runs, the compressor doesn't

I have an Amanda dehumidifier Model number D545M. Only the fan runs, the compressor doesn't. My neighbors quit after 1 year mine quit after 2 years. Thanks, Larry

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SOURCE: Kenmore Dehumidifier fan runs, compressor buzzes and quits

sounds like the compressor is seized.

Posted on Aug 01, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a Goldstar dehumidifier model # DH440EYR.

Check the voltage to the fan motor. More then likely the fan motor It is either frozen or burnt out.
Good Luck,
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Posted on Dec 02, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a two year old D545M dehumidifier that has

Hi,
There are many reasons for a dehumidifier2_bing.gif to not work or collect water.
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heatman101

Posted on May 18, 2010

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Hi bash123er,

If you're facing these problem that your dehumidifier is not producing water and compressor is shutting off then there are few things that needed to be checked on:

1. The very common problem with most dehumidifiers is the circuit board relay. If this has gone bad then it will require replacement.

2. The compressor has already gone bad. This is the problem if you notice a buzzing sound every now and then from the system.

3. You may also have a refrigerant leak. This happens when the compressor is running but coils are not getting cold at all.

4. There will be cause of low water production if the fan is not running and the compressor does. If fan is not running then you have to replace it. This also will result frozen coil.

5. Check to see also if your coil is blocked. This will also result into no water production.Air needs to be continually moved over the cold coil to get the water out of the air.

If you're not comfortable doing the checking and repair yourself then I would recommend that you contact a repairman.

Hope this helps.

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Posted on Jun 03, 2011

joeguest2
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SOURCE: I have an Amana D545M

If the machine's compressor runs when you switch it on, then turn the machine on maximum and let it run for an hour or so. Then check the coils in the back with your hand. If they are not getting cold at all, then there is a significant problem with the refrigeration process in the unit. It may have developed a leak and allowed your refrigerant gas to escape, or there may be another internal problem with the compressor. Either way you would need to have it serviced by a fridge technician, or more likely just replaced with a whole new unit since both options can potentially cost about the same.

If the unit runs normally and the coils are getting cold, then make sure they are not totally icing up which will impede the unit's performance. If your dehumidifier is freezing up then that probably means the unit itself is actually working well and you probably just have the unit turned up too high for the conditions.

Try turning down the setting on the unit so that it cycles on and off every few hours and does not run continuously.

Also try using some warm soapy water to clean off any dust or oily residue from the cooling coils in the rear of the unit. Remember to also clean the air intake filter while you are at it.

The ambient temperature in the room may also be a bit too low, so you can try adding some heat to the room if necessary. A dehumidifier will not work properly if the ambient air temperature is too low. Basically, the warmer and more humid the room is, the better they work. Since warm air rises, you can even try lifting the unit higher up off the cold floor onto a bench or table where the air is warmer.

Sometimes the drain tube leading to the bucket is clogged. You can often clean this out by inserting the pointy end of a long heavy duty plastic zip tie and jiggling it around a bit. Do not insert anything metal or sharp into the tube or you may damage it.

You can click on the following link for a general operating and troubleshooting guide with additional tips on effective dehumidifier operation:

http://www.allergyconsumerreview.com/dehumidifier-advice-troubleshooting.html


And here is a link to a tip from another Expert (Heatman101) which includes his very detailed troubleshooting guide for dehumidifiers:

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


Please comment back here to this page if you have any details to add, have any questions, have difficulty accessing the links, or just require further general assistance and I will respond as soon as I see it.

I hope that was helpful to you, good luck.

If you choose to rate Heatman 101's tip using the Thumbs Up scale provided, I thank you very much for your time and consideration.

Joe.

Posted on Jun 20, 2011

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How do you know if it is on?


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

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if the compressor is running and the coils dont cool, then you have a refrigerant leak or a plugged capillary tube. it would cost more to fix than to but a new one. sorry but its time for a new one.

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