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My Kenmore Dehumidifier Model # 580.53650200 is not turning on. It goes through it startup cycle and when the compressor should kick in it justs dims house lights for a second and repeats every 15 to 20 seconds but does not kick in. Any suggestions

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SOURCE: Kenmore Dehumidifier Isn't Running

It sounds like you have power to the unit but a component is failing to start the system get an AC tech to check it.

Posted on Jun 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore 54701 (70 pt) dehumidifier is not prerforming properly

could be a bad humidistat or a bad PTC relay on the compressor, check for voltage going to compressor, and check neutral continuity, if there is both then you have a bad compressor, check warranty on comp replacement, if no voltage then the humidistat is probably bad

Posted on Jun 13, 2009

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SOURCE: compressor does not start

When the compressor tries to start, but only hums and draws a lot of current, the problem is most likely either a bad compressor or a bad run capacitor.

On the Kenmore model 25357510790, the capacitor is a 20 microfarad, 370V oil-filled capacitor, I believe. If you can get one at a reasonable price (around $25-35), it might be worth trying.

If the compressor is bad, the dehumidifier is not economically repairable, if not in warranty. Unless you know someone in the repair business that would do it for you for just the cost of the compressor, that is. ;<)

Other, less likely, problems:

A bad connection (high resistance, say, greater than 2 ohms somewhere in the circuit, including a bad plug or receptacle).

Posted on Aug 24, 2009

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SOURCE: A one year old Kenmore dehumidifier model

these units are notorious for losing their refrigerant charge,if the compressor isn't running that is one reason why, have a gauge put on the system to see sealed system pressures otherwise the low-pressure switch could be bad,you can test this with a continuity meter

Posted on Nov 14, 2009

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SOURCE: the Kenmore 106.955501 dehumidifier works well

Hi,
The compressor will not start when it is hot or it is no longer bleeding the pressure off fast enough on the high side of the refrigeration system and it cannot start under the load. The start relay and capacitor could also be bad...that would give the same symptoms...


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heatman101

Posted on May 01, 2010

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The black cylinder is the compressor. It sounds like your unit is cycling the compressor for some reason. If the compressor starts, runs fine, and removes water when you set the humidity control to the driest setting the compressor is probably OK and the problem may be with the humidity control causing the dehumidifier to "short cycle" for some reason. You may need to change the humidity control or relocate the dehumidifier in your crawl space.
If the compressor attempts to start, and then sits quiet for 10 minutes, and then attempts to start again, you have a problem with the dehumidifier. There are a few things that can cause this problem:
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The Kenmore 106.955501 dehumidifier works well when first started, coils get cold quickly, fan runs, air moves well. after 1 hr when the compressor needs to kick back on, the lights on that circuit dim and...


Hi,
The compressor will not start when it is hot or it is no longer bleeding the pressure off fast enough on the high side of the refrigeration system and it cannot start under the load. The start relay and capacitor could also be bad...that would give the same symptoms...


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747ce6b.jpg

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


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Fan kicks on but compressor does'nt start. Humidity control checked out. Compressor ohmed out. Fan runs for about a minute then it shuts down.


i would do a continutity check on you relay and overload, other than that
what is the humidity level in the room, as well as the ambiant temp. these mahines cycle for that very reason, the fan will come on, do a check and then determine if it should start the compressor.
check if you have voltage at the compressor when its supposed to be running ( just a last thought)
ive seen compressors ohm out, but in fact be bad

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could be a bad humidistat or a bad PTC relay on the compressor, check for voltage going to compressor, and check neutral continuity, if there is both then you have a bad compressor, check warranty on comp replacement, if no voltage then the humidistat is probably bad

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some of these units have a 5 year compressor warranty on them including labor worth calling sears and seeing if it does have the 5 year on the sealed system

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