Question about Dehumidifiers
My old dehumidifier came with the house and it's never worked right so I just got it fixed -- supposedly. I took it to the Sears repair shop. All I can tell you is that I expected to plug it in and turn the humidistat to constant and have something happen. Nothing is happening. I'm completely untechnical and I know there could be some basic thing I'm not doing. (I don't have the instruction book.) Help!
The following statement is a parameter for all dehumidifiers and some of the control issues may vary, but the theory is the same.
Most dehumidifiers have a "Frost Guard" mounted on the condensor coil. If frost accumulates on the condensor coil the frost guard turns the compressor off until the frost melts, then comes back on again. For the dehumidifier to work properly, the surrounding (ambient), temperature must be higher than 65 degress. This temperature allows the moisture in the air to condense on the coils and drip into the reservoir without freezing up on the condensor coil. Also, if the humidity is too low, (below 45%), the same condition will occur. So it will help to keep the parameters in mind when you have this issue.
Thank you for your allowing me to advise you on this issue.
Dave E. (Illeagle)
Posted on Jun 02, 2008
Replace the ON rotory switch on control panel part # 6601A3000EA, from LG, $15 shipping included from LG. This worked for me!!
I replaced the humidity sensor assembly first, this did not help the promblem of not turning on.
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