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GE Dehumidifier Model #AHM30LKG1 making noise and hot air

We have a GE Dehumidifier Model #AHM30LKG1 that has recently started making a vibrating sort of noise, where you can hit/tap the unit and it will stop making it for awhile, then come back on. It has also been putting out hot air and making the area we use it in extremely warm, which it has never done til recently. We took the back off and blew it out with air and the back of the blue fan, the bolt was really hot. Need to know what is wrong or if we just need to get a new one.

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  • ia_pug_lover Jul 07, 2010

    It is collecting water...we connected a tube so it can drain automatically

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RH at 70 % seems to me a little excessive you really should be working somewhere around 50 to 56% the fan has to move Air through the system.
I would like to know your room Air temp what is the Air temp comming off the system. what are your parameters.

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Posted on May 25, 2010

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SOURCE: My GE basement dehumidifier is overheating. The

Yes, the first suggestion is I hope your dad can get it back together without any parts left over (LOL). Over heating is generally caused by an clogged or dirty air intake filter. Simply removing it and vacuuming it or if it's really dirty, washing it in warm water and mild dish washing liquid will clean it. Rinse it thoroughly, shake off excess water and allow to dry completely. Never operate the unit without the filter in place. Doing so, can damage the unit.

Getting back to the heat for a moment and where you're using your dehumidifier. Dehumidifiers do generate heat, it's not abnormal. Operating it in a basement can cause it to over heat. This happens because the air temperature at floor level is colder than at shoulder level. Dehumidifiers struggle in temperatures below 65 degrees F (unless you have a Low temp unit, designed for basement applications). Raising the unit up off the floor, on to a sturdy table, counter top, etc, that an handle the weight of the unit, plus a full bucket of water, will generally resolve the problem.
Actually, a basement application , higher is better.

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