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Humidity is high in the house(49%). Is there a way to lower it?

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You may try lowering the blower speed. This help in most cases. But remember you may have an oversized unit.

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High humidity causes Icing of the cooling coils. Avoid constant running of the a/c. Meaning let the AC pull the house dow 2 - 3 degrees at a time.. The unit shutting off will allow the ice to melt. Make sure the drain is clear by going outside and chkg for drainage. Once the house is reasonably dehumidified the ac can be set and left on its own.

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Goes on.... humidity % registers 70 but in just a minute or 2 it begis to decline and ends up at Lo which then wont pull water from the air. I know it is humid, some sensor must be getting fouled up.


70% is not what the dehumidifier is removing. It's what it is maintaining. Which is extremely high humidity. To lower the humidity level in the house lower it to 35%. That will remove a large amount of humidity over a fairly short (4 hours) period of time. If you have an analog unit (no LED Screen) set the humidity extraction knob on Maximum, which is 35%.

Keep in mind, dehumidifiers work the opposite of what you think.

Hope this helped you and thanks for choosing FixYa..

Sep 16, 2011 | Dehumidifiers

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What are my humdity settings for DH504E Unit?


Simply put the humidity extraction settings generally range from 35% to 65%. The lower the percentage, the more humidity is removed and the house feels more comfortable. The higher the percentage, the more humidity remains in the house. In the hot humid Summer months, you want the humidity in the house to be as low as possible (i.e. 35%-45%) in the cooler months a higher humidity
( 60%) make the house feel more comfortable and does away with carpet static shock.

Choosing a setting is your decision, based on what I have explained above and your own comfort level.

I hope my information has helped you and thanks for choosing FixYa.

Aug 22, 2011 | Goldstar DH504EL Dehumidifier

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The unit comes on works fine for about 20 minutes then shuts off automatically. Its never done this up until recently. thanks


Chavez - It may simply be a case of what humidity extraction level you have the unit set on. Once the unit extracts the humidity/moisture for the level it's set on, it shuts OFF. When the level rises again, it turns ON. Try lowering the level to 32-35%. I suspect it will run longer at that setting. However, it the humidity level in your house is not high, the unit is operating as it should.

Hope this helped you. Please let me know. Thanks.

Jun 27, 2011 | LG LP1200DXR Portable Air Conditioner

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Whirlpool dehumidifier ad35dssi runs, but doesn't collect any water, even in a wet area. Have cleaned filters, no luck.


Glad to hear that you thought to clean the filter, as that would have been one of my suggestions. Because, it's the most overlooked.

But, there is another one that equally overlooked and is probably the number cause of your humidifiers problem. The humidity extraction level is set to HIGH. Lower it to 32 - 35%. If your unit does not have an LED Screen readout, set the control on MINIMAL.

This is what gets confusing about the use of dehumidifiers. They work backwards from what most people think. The lower the setting, the more moisture/humidity is extracted from the house. The higher the setting/numbers, the more humidity remains in the house. The higher setting would be used only in the Winter, because removing all the moisture and humidity will make the house uncomfortable.

If this wet area, you mentioned is a basement. The ambient air temperature at floor level is colder than at chest level and dehumidifiers don't work well in temperatures between 40 & 60 degrees F.
If this is the case, placing the unit up off the floor on a sturdy table, counter, etc that can hold the weight of the unit, plus a full bucket of water will generally solve the problem.

Also, be sure that you're maintaining at least 12" of clear air space on all sides of the unit. If the air flow is obstructed, the unit will run all day and not extract any water.

Hope this helped you troubleshoot and solve the problem. Please let me know. Thanks.

Jun 13, 2011 | Whirlpool AD35USS Dehumidifier

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I have purchaced two maytag dehumidifiers M7DH45B2A either one works. I cleaned inside and out blew out the coils with air. Motor runs but will not take out the humidity.


You may have the humidity level set to high. Keep in mind, the higher the number on your LED screen, (if your units have LED display) the more humidity remains in the house. Lowering the numbers on the screen (to 45%), should have a better affect.

Hope this helps you. Please let me know.

May 11, 2011 | Maytag M7DH45B2A Dehumidifier

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Our dehumidifier turns on for only a few seconds, then shuts off.


Wendy, it's probably because the humidity level on the unit is set higher than the humidity level in the house. Keep in mind, the humidity level you set the control to, is not the amount extracted from the air. It's the level you want it to maintain. The higher the percentage level, the more humidity stays in the house. The lower the percentage level, the more humidity it removes, until the lower humidity level is reached. Then the humidifier will automatically shut OFF and/or the unit shuts OFF, because the bucket is full. Once it's emptied and replaced, if the unit needs to continue to extract humidity, it will start running again.

Hope this helped you solve the problem. Please let me know. Thanks.

May 04, 2011 | Maytag M7DH45B2A Dehumidifier

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The dehumidifier cuts off when it is set on 70% as soon as the compressor cuts on. i can leave it on lo and it runs.


If you're setting the humidity level on 70 % , that means you want to leave the relative humidity in the house at 70%. That's why the dehumidifier is cutting off. Your house is already at 70% humidity or higher. If you want to remove humidity, set the level lower. If your trying to make it cooler in the house or remove a lot of moisture, set it a 35 to 45%.

Hope this helped solve your problem.

Apr 16, 2011 | Kenmore Dehumidifiers

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Can most heat pump type air conditioner/furnace have a dehumidifier added to them? We are dealing with very high humidity in our 1100 sq. foot apartment.


Yes, but they are expensive! The unit is mounted into your air handler & a humidistat installed. Walmart dehumindifier a lot cheaper. I use one on my 1600 cuft home real well. You can set humidity level, unit will shutoff at that level. They come with an internal tank & can be plumbed to an external drain. Winter humidity should be @ 49%. Dehumidifiers also create hot air.

Nov 03, 2009 | Dehumidifiers

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My rooftop Trane A/C unit shows high humidity on the thermostat, will not cool the house during the day but cools fine at night. What could the problem be? Also, how can I lower the humidity in the house?


High humidity causes Icing of the cooling coils. Avoid constant running of the a/c. Meaning let the AC pull the house dow 2 - 3 degrees at a time.. The unit shutting off will allow the ice to melt. Make sure the drain is clear by going outside and chkg for drainage. Once the house is reasonably dehumidified the ac can be set and left on its own.

Jul 06, 2009 | DeLonghi Trane 5t Rooftop Air Conditioner...

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