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We have a hose hooked up and no water coming out...for over 24 hours. Fan going but cool air blowing out the side. Filter has been cleaned and we've had three days of rain..so there is humidity in the basement. We do have it plugged into a belkin surge protector because the cord is too sort to reach the wall plug. This machine was given to us by a fellow that moved out of the country and three weeks ago it was running fine. Maybe it's mourning it's original owner? Thanks for any help, a gaadt

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  • gaadtstudio Jun 04, 2010

    We have a hose hooked up and no water coming out (so not using the container in the machine)...for over 24 hours. Fan going but cool air blowing out the side. Filter has been cleaned and we've had three days of rain..so there is humidity. We do have it plugged into a belkin surge protector because the cord is too short to reach the wall plug in the basement. This machine was given to us by a fellow that moved out of the country and three weeks ago it was running fine. Thanks for any help.

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If you do not hear the compressor running and the unit says that the humidity in the room is higher then the setting, then you have a problem with your dehumidifier.

A few things that can cause this are:

The circuit board relay has gone bad…replacement of this board will often cost more then a new unit. This also is a very common problem with many DE-humidification units.

The compressor has failed…if you hear a buzz for a few seconds, every few minutes, then you have a bad compressor or at least bad start components on the compressor. Either way it again is a costly repair.

If the compressor is running and the coils are not getting cold then you have a refrigeration system leak. Recharging or fixing these units is very difficult and is another costly venture compared to the price of a new dehumidifier.

If the compressor is running but the fan is not, this also will cause low water production and continual freezing of the coil.

If the compressor and the fan are running but the coil is totally blocked then you will get no water production. Air needs to be continually moved over the cold coil to get the water out of the air.

If nothing is running, then you may also have a control board failure. Or the humidity sensor or hemostat has gone bad which tells the machine to run. If the sensor says that the humidity is low enough then it will never run.

Also if nothing is running check the float switch or the bucket switch. Many of these switches are very touchy and if you do not have the bucket in place just exactly right it will not trip the switch to allow the unit to run. These switches often are more fragile then they should be and break easily. The good thing is that when available they are easy to replace and relatively inexpensive.

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  • gaadtstudio Jun 04, 2010

    Fan and compressor seem to be running fine... How do you check to see if the coils are clogged?



    My solution to this problem was to just shut it off and use our old dehumidifier that we got at Sears 25 years ago...still works. Big and clunky but they certainly don't make em like they used to.



    Thanks for the info.

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These don't work in humid climates, the humitiy must be bleow 25% or you are wasting your money running it, if the water is running and the filter is wet then that is all you can do, just make sure the float valve is working and the pump running.. sorry.

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  • gaadtstudio Jun 03, 2010

    These don't work in humid climates?....I thought that was the purpose of dehumidifying? We live Near Pgh PA so humidity is not a constant problem. It worked three weeks ago 15 miles from here.

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    yadayada Jun 04, 2010

    it is pretty obvious the machine is defective, whether or not u want to spend the $100 on a service call is the question here, since i really doubt u will be able to repair it without professional help.... Wiz

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