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Kenmore dehumidifier model 5230

After running it for some time, ice is formed over the filter. What is the reason and what is the solution?

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  • Anonymous May 19, 2008

    have same frosting problem. tried all combinations settings but nothing works. unit is seven years old . worked ok last summer and fall. it is still pretty cold in basement. put a space heater nearby but after 5 days still no results. filter in back is clean.

  • Anonymous May 31, 2008

    Same problem. As soon as I start it up my dehumidifier it begins to frost up on the bottom of the coil. Is there any adjustment I can make to prevent this?

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Have same problem of frosting. tried all combinations of humidity and speed settings. its still cold in basement so i fired up a small space heater. after 5 days still no results. seperate humidistat reads 83%. help please.

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The unit has a sealed system leak and needs pro repair call sears or a&e at 800-905-9505 for service

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When the outdoor temperature is below 50 F, the indoor air will be dry even when the air inside is warm, therefore when it's cold outside the dehumidifier may collect little or no water.

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