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I have a Kenmore dehumidifier # 42 54701 which will not start. What do you recommend?

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  • ken1598 Aug 28, 2010

    I have checked all the things you mentioned. I took it apart and the circuit board has some corrosion around the points of contact. The Power On/Off button is not working.

    What do you suggest?

  • ken1598 Aug 30, 2010

    The general advice given before was basic that was already covered.
    I cannot get the power on. THe power button is not working.
    I took the cover off and see that there is a little corrosion on the connection points on the circuit board. Can the circuit board be cleaned or replaced?

    Thanks.
    Ken

  • ken1598 Aug 30, 2010

    Thanks for your note. There is no light. I have checked the outlet and it is working fine. It must be an internal power supply issue. What do I check next?

    Ken

  • ken1598 Sep 01, 2010

    There is corrosion on the board. How do I replace it?

    Thanks.

    Ken

  • ken1598 Sep 08, 2010

    The circuit board is corroded and needs to be replaced. Can I get one somewhere and if I get one, how do I replace it?

    Thanks,

    Ken

  • ken1598 Sep 08, 2010

    I need a new circuit board for my Kenmore 54701 dehumidifier. the current one has corrosion on it.

    How can I get one and how do I install it?

    Thanks.

    Ken

  • ken1598 Sep 08, 2010

    Thanks for your comprehensive note. I have tried and checked it all. I took the front apart and see there is a bunch of corrosion on the circuit board. Can I replace that easily?

    Thanks.

    Ken

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You will have to replace the control case board and to get the part click this link:--- http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-number/Kenmore-Parts/Dehumidifier-Parts/ABQ36532605/0042/580/Model-58054701800/0582/0907000?keySuffixId=NA&productTypeId=x&searchModelNumber=58054701800&subCompDesc=Outer%20case%20&%20controls&brandDesc=KENMORE&modelDesc=DEHUMIDIFIER&pathTaken=partSearch&blt=11 ------------ The part number of the control board is ABQ36532605. ------------- If you want to get the diagram for disassembly.please click on this link:--- http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/partsdirect/showSubComp.pd?imageUrl=http://c.searspartsdirect.com/lis_png/PLDM/K0810061-00001.png --------------- For all the parts disassembly ,please cliuck on this link. http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Kenmore-Parts/Dehumidifier-Parts/Model-58054701800/0582/0907000?searchedModel=54701&blt= ----------------------
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Hi,

There are many reasons for a dehumidifier tto not work or collect water.
Here is a tip that I wrote to help people to figure out what is going wrong with their dehumidifier.

Dehumidifier is running but no water is in bucket

If you have a dehumidifier that is not producing any water then you are wondering what you need to do to get this thing to work for you. In some cases you may be able to do something and in other situations there may be nothing that you can do.

If you do not hear the compressor running and the unit says that the humidity in the room is higher then the setting, then you have a problem with your dehumidifier.

A few things that can cause this are:

The circuit board relay has gone bad…replacement of this board will often cost more then a new unit. This also is a very common problem with many dehumidification units.

The compressor has failed…if you hear a buzz for a few seconds, every few minutes, then you have a bad compressor or at least bad start components on the compressor. Either way it again is a costly repair.

If the compressor is running and the coils are not getting cold then you have a refrigeration system leak. Recharging or fixing these units is very difficult and is another costly venture compared to the price of a new dehumidifier.

If the compressor is running but the fan is not, this also will cause low water production and continual freezing of the coil.

If the compressor and the fan are running but the coil is totally blocked then you will get no water production. Air needs to be continually moved over the cold coil to get the water out of the air.

If nothing is running, then you may also have a control board failure. Or the humidity sensor or humidistat has gone bad which tells the machine to run. If the sensor says that the humidity is low enough then it will never run.

Also if nothing is running check the float switch or the bucket switch. Many of these switches are very touchy and if you do not have the bucket in place just exactly right it will not trip the switch to allow the unit to run. These switches often are more fragile then they should be and break easily. The good thing is that when available they are easy to replace and relatively inexpensive.

There are some parts available for a few brands, but with the prices for most of the parts that you can replace running anywhere from 40.00 – 80.00 dollars, replacement parts with labor to install them, makes a repair more then the few hundred dollar cost of many of these dehumidifiers.

As you can see there are quite a few things that can cause your dehumidifier not to work. Systematically go through the list and eliminate things to get to the bottom of the issue causing your problem and then decide if it is worth spending the money to try to fix the old unit. Only you can make that decision



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Hi, it seems to be a circuit board problem if the power button is not working and there is no power going into it. Before i conclude, open up the unit and check the circuit board to see if there is any damage or corrosion on it, if there is, you need to replace the board.....

Posted on Aug 30, 2010

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    Did you get my solution?

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Hi. Is there like a light indicator when you turn on the unit. If there are no light indicators then this could be a power supply problem.

Posted on Aug 30, 2010

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    Hi. I provided you a link where to order the part. Please click here. You may call then directly if you were not able to search the part.


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    Angelito Rabago Sep 08, 2010

    Hi. This is common issue for this unit. Try replacing the thermal fuse and that should solved the problem.

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Hello
Check that the water collection bucket switch is not stuck or sticking.
Also lower the humidity level to 52% and see if it starts.

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Hi,

Follow the troubleshooting tips below: The tips is for a dehumidifier that will not start.

Is the power cord plugged in the outlet? Power cord should be plugged in tight and power supply
should be on.

Is the bucket full indicator light on ? The light glows when bucket is full or not properly installed.

Is the water bucket full with the light on ? When the water bucket full lamp is on, empty the bucket and reinstall. The dehumidifier shuts off when bucket is full.

Is the humidity control setting in the off position or on a lower setting ? Turn the humidity control switch toward Maximum position.

Is the home fuse blown or the circuit breaker tripped ? Home fuse or circuit breaker may have blown or tripped. Replace blown fuse or reset circuit breaker.

Was there a power outage (failure) or did you turn the unit off? Wait about 2 minutes before restarting after power failure or after turning it off.Otherwise the overload protector will shut off compressor temporarily for 3~5 minutes.

I hope the above helps to solve your problem.

Good luck.

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