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My dehumidifier, model # HD 456E, : motor runs continually, no water being pulled, bin is always dry. Also, how do I set the humidity/temp control to keep my basement dry? D

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  • dfrazier06 Aug 02, 2010

    Thank you for giving me the percents for best humidity levels to aim for in a home basement. D

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First, check and clean your filter, since a clogged filter could be your problem. Here's suggestions for the humidity levels from answerbag.com:

On One Hand: Low Humidity Levels According to an Associated Press article, "Wrong Humidity Turns Your House into a Hassle" published in USA Today, "if the humidity is too low, it can cause cracks in both your fingers and the house's drywall."
On the Other: High Humidity Levels A humidity level above 50 percent can produce mold, attract pests and may cause damage to your home by staining walls or causing paint and wallpaper to peel.
Bottom Line Aim to keep your humidity level between 40 percent and 50 percent to achieve the best results.


Good luck, and hope this helps.

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