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We have had a kenmore dehumidifier model #58051450100 but about a month ago it started blowing hot air. Hot enough to heat the whole cellar. It has never done this before. Can anyone help?

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Same problem, I cleaned the filter etc. seems to run ok, but gets very hot on the top and sometimes smells hot. No signs of burning etc.

Posted on Oct 15, 2008

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