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I have a Comfort Aire BHD-501-D dehumidifier that does not work.

After storing it clean all winter, I turned it on recently. THe fan goes and the compressor makes the same racket it always did. But, the bucket never accumulates any water. The unit never makes a puddle, either, so I do not think that the hose or duct is blocked. It's like a sound effects machine for a dehumidifier without the function. The book from Heat Controller said nothing about this malfunction. Can you help?

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Most likely the fan motor is broke. I have seen several units with bad fan motors.

Posted on Aug 02, 2008

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This is more of a tip since I have not actually fixed anything yet. As a test, remove the upper front cover where the buttons and displays are. (2 screws on the bottom then pull off a the plastic snaps) Inside the case on the far left, there is a piece of crimped copper tubing, open on the top end, welded to the refrigerant line, with a black sleeve covering 2 wires out the bottom end. This is a thermistor. I CAREFULLY applied heat with a butane lighter (the mini torch kind, not the "candle flame" kind), taking care not to burn anything. I applied ONLY enough to make it slightly warm to the touch. Do not think of melting anything, as this is not the purpose. Applying too much heat could damage the thermistor. With the bucket in place, the unit started right up. After I did this, it failed again in a few minutes, so I heated it again, and thus verifying it as the source. I have done it a third time, never getting it much over room temperature, and it is still running after almost an hour after doing nothing else. Since this temperature sensing is an analog function to the microcontroller that runs everything, the fault could be any bad connection or solder joint along the way from this thermister to the controller. But is sure appears something in thermistor. I hope my description is complete and clear. Good luck.

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

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Your problem may be the thermistor that causes the CH01 trouble code.

Posted on Sep 20, 2008

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Hi,
There are many reasons for a dehumidifier2_bing.gif to not work or collect water.
Here is a tip that I wrote to help people to figure out what is going wrong with their dehumidifier2_bing.gif.

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

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Posted on May 18, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a Comfort-Aire BHD-301 dehumidifier that

Hi,

First, make sure the humidistat isn't set too high by adjusting it to the lowest humidity setting and running it again. Next, test the dehumidifier by placing it in a closed bathroom with a hot shower running. If you don't see water collecting in the unit after several minutes, turn the unit off and clean all dehumidifier filters and coils. If, after adjusting the settings and cleaning the unit, you still don't see water collecting, you may have a refrigeration issue. This situation will have to be addressed by a qualified technician.

Take care.

Posted on Aug 17, 2010

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