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Hi,
There are many reasons why a dehumidifier willnot work or collect water.
Here is a tip that I wrote to help people to figure out what is going wrongwith their dehumidifier

Dehumidifier is running but no water is in bucket

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What causes the dehumidifier to freeze up


It gets too cold. The reason it gets to cold is that the humidity is not condensing on the coils. Did the water level submerge the coils?

May 11, 2017 | Dehumidifiers

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Dehumidifier Problems and Dehumidifier Troubleshooting


If you have a dehumidifier that is not working correctly you have many things that could be causing it not to work. Here I will give some of the common reasons why it could be giving you problems.

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  1. The coils in the back are frosting up.

The dehumidifier works by drawing the room air over a very cold coil. The trick is to keep the coil as cold as possible to make it pull water out of the air by making it condensate on the cold coil. If this coil becomes too cold, then the water freezes on the coil. The freezing can happen if the air temperature in the room is too cool and does not keep the coil warm enough. Raising the humidifier up off of the floor onto a table can help. The air temperature is often a bit warm the higher up you get. Make sure that the filters are clean if your unit has one. Restricted air flow will make the problem worse. Providing more heat to the room will help also. Most units will not work in a room with temperatures below 68 degrees F.

  1. There is no air moving over the coils.

This can happen if the fan motor becomes stuck or burns out. If it becomes stuck you can sometimes get it running by working a lubricant into the bearings. WD-40 first, and then a good motor oil. If the motor burns out it will need to be replaced.

  1. The indicator light is on and the unit will not run.

This shows you that the bucket is full and needs to be dumped. If your unit is working correctly and the air is very damp you may only run a few hours before the bucket becomes full. This also can happen if the bucket is not seated in it’s spot correctly. There is a little switch that will not let the unit run if the bucket is not place exactly right.

  1. There is no water being produced.

This can happen if the air is very dry and no water can condensate from the air. Check the coils to see if they are cold to the touch, actually they should be very cold, like almost freezing. If not then the refrigeration system of the dehumidifier has gone bad. To repair that you will need a person certified to work on refrigerant systems with specialized equipment. In many cases the costs to repair the refrigeration systems will more than the cost to replace the whole unit.


This should give you a brief overview of the problems that you can have with a dehumidifier and some of the things that you can do to help get things working.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4662033-dehumidifier_freezing_up_not_working

on Jan 13, 2010 | Dehumidifiers

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Need a repair shop in the baltimore area to look at my dehumidifier runs but wont pull water


It's cold outside. If the temperature is too low, the cold coils will just frost up and you won't get much water 'pulled'.
Check to see if the cold coils actually are getting cold when the unit is running and the control is set to cause the compressor to work-not just the fan.
If the coils are cold and full of frost or ice, the room is too cold for the dehumidifier to work. You'll have to raise the temperature of the room or wait for warmer weather.
If the coils never get cold, the compressor might be bad or the unit might have lost its freon.
I wonder, though, if it's just too cool and dry right now for a dehumidifier to be pulling more moisture out of the air.
Hope this helps!

Jan 01, 2011 | Haier Dehumidifiers

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Freezing up and bucket not filling


Hi,

The coils you see on the back of your dehumidifier are the evaporator. When the unit runs, the coils get very cold. As the fan draws the room air over the coils, the humidity in the air condenses out of the air onto the cold coils. But, if the temperature of the air the fan draws over the coils is too cool, the humidity that condenses out of the air freezes on the coils. To remedy this problem, you can try any of these: Warm up the room the dehumidifier is in. Put the dehumidifier on a sturdy table (the room air is coolest near the ground).

Turn the unit off until the room warms up.
Good luck

Aug 19, 2010 | Kenmore Dehumidifiers

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Freesing up and bucket not filling


Hi,

The coils you see on the back of your dehumidifier are the evaporator. When the unit runs, the coils get very cold. As the fan draws the room air over the coils, the humidity in the air condenses out of the air onto the cold coils. But, if the temperature of the air the fan draws over the coils is too cool, the humidity that condenses out of the air freezes on the coils. To remedy this problem, you can try any of these: Warm up the room the dehumidifier is in. Put the dehumidifier on a sturdy table (the room air is coolest near the ground). Turn the unit off until the room warms up.

Take care.

Aug 19, 2010 | Kenmore 5230 Dehumidifier

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My dehumidifier ices up. It will not remove moisture when it ices up. What can I do and is it under warranty?


Hi,

The coils you see on the back of your dehumidifier are the evaporator. When the unit runs, the coils get very cold. As the fan draws the room air over the coils, the humidity in the air condenses out of the air onto the cold coils. But, if the temperature of the air the fan draws over the coils is too cool, the humidity that condenses out of the air freezes on the coils. To remedy this problem, you can try any of these: Warm up the room the dehumidifier is in. Put the dehumidifier on a sturdy table (the room air is coolest near the ground). Turn the unit off until the room warms up.

Take care.


Aug 10, 2010 | Fedders A7DH45B2A Dehumidifier

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Fan and compressor run but coils not cold and no dehumidification is happening.


If your compressor is running but the coils are not getting cold, then you have a problem in your refrigerant circuit.....Most likely a restriction or a leak with a leak being the more likely of the two.

Apr 30, 2010 | LG Dehumidifiers

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Unit runs but no water collects in bucket. Unit is over a year old and has run continuously that whole time. Up till now it has performed beautifully. Is it just worn out?


Hi;
Your dehumidifier is similar to a refridgerator or air conditioner. It has a compressor and coils, and a fan. Basically, the unit has to **** in air with it's fan, and as the humid air goes across the cold coils, the humidity condenses in to water. If the coils are not getting cold, they won't condense any water, or if the fan isn't running, or the coils are dirty. If you check your unit over, see if you can tell if anything isn't working. Make sure the control knob is set at the highest setting. If the compressor lost it;s refridgerant charge, and won't get cold, it isn't probably worth fixing

Nov 23, 2009 | Whirlpool 75-Pint Dehumidifier

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Coils don't get cold enough to condense water


It will definately need a charge, however by the time you pay someone to come and service the unit a new one will start looking pretty good!

Sep 09, 2009 | Dehumidifiers

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Runs great but no water in bucket ,whats wrong


either there's no moisture in the house (especially if you have an air conditioner), the coils are not cold enough, or there's no air flow across the coils. if the latter is the case, clean off the rear coils, clean off the front filter (or if no filter, the fins), and see if the fan is working. cleaning the condenser coil fins in the front would also help with it not getting cold, if that were the problem.

Jul 29, 2009 | Fedders A7DH45B2A Dehumidifier

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