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Have a Sunbeam DHC-20M dehumdifier (42pint) that quit running by blowing the circuit breaker. Suspect it's the capacitor, but don't know how to test it since it has probably a dozen contacts on the end. Suggestions and/or source for parts??

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It could be the cap. but probably it is the compressor that is toast...

There can be many reasons why a dehumidifier will not work or collect water.

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