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Dehumifier blows out my electrical switch in my electrical panel.

When the Humidifier is on and starts its cycle, at the point it starts up the dehumifier cycle after the fan is on, it has recently started to dim the lights in my home by surging and blowing by circut breaker. I have moved it around to different electrical outlets and the same thing happens, and it shorts out and flicks my electrical pannel switch. This has just started, and the unit is only 2 years old.

Is it worth fixing or replacing? It's the Whirlpool Gold 70 pint model.

Thank you for your suggestions.


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You definitely have an electrical short in the unit and should stop using immediately. Have it checked out by a licensed electrician. It is a very real fire hazzard.

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