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Hi,
There can be 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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Just bought a dehumidifier in the ground level of a high ranch I am very frustrated because I dump the water every day I waas told to keep the humidity at 45- 50 but it keeps on going up This seems to be a...


It isn't necessary you run it 24 hours a day. You can set it to be on for 2 or 4 hour intervals and then it Turns OFF. However, I am a bit concerned that you have the humidity extraction level set a bit high for a basement application. 50% is more than most basements need to be. Lowering it to 35%, will remove more humidity and eventually will run for shorter periods of time. It takes several days of operation for the dehumidifier to get the humidity under control.

If you have a floor drain in your basement, you can use a hose to daring the water, rather than having to empty the bucket daily (which is not that unusual). See your Owner's Manual on how to connect a 48" length of garden hose to the dehumidifier.

I hope this helped you & thanks for choosing FixYa.

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The dehumidifier is getting cold condensation on the top outside of the unit and no water in the bucket. Model BGD-510A. I cleaned the filter and the coils and still have this problem.


Kathryn, if you are operating it in a basement application, the problem is that air temperature at floor level, is colder than at shoulder level. Dehumidifiers struggle to work at temperatures between 40 & 65 degrees F (Unless they are Low Temp model designed for basement applications). And will ice up at times. Raising the unit up off the floor onto a sturdy table, counter top, etc that can handle the weight of the unit, plus a full bucket of water, will usually resolve the problem.

If it's not a basement application, try lowering the humidity extraction level to 35%. In you have an analog unit, turn the control knob to Maximum.

I hope this helps you and thanks for choosing FixYa.

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Barbara, are you running the unit in a continuous mode (i.e Using a hose to drain the unit)? Or is the water draining into the water collection bucket?

If you are not using a hose for continual drainage, the fan will not run constantly. It requires that, for continual operation.

Also, you may have the humidity extraction level set to high. Lower it to 35%. Also, remove and check the air intake filter, as it may need cleaning.

Dehumidifiers that are not Low Temp models have a difficult time operating in basement applications. Because the air temp at floor level is colder than at shoulder level. At temperatures between 40 & 60 degree F, regular dehumidifiers struggle to keep up. Raising it up off the flow on to a sturdy table, counter top, etc that can handle the weight of the unit, plus a full bucket of water can really help.

I hope this was of assistance and thanks for choosing FixYa.

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I have an lg dehumidifier model # LHD65EBLY8. The bucket is full light keeps coming on even though it is empty. Because of this, it will not stay on and my basement keeps flooding. Do you have any...


booklover, if the the bucket is not properly installed, the unit will not turn ON. If you remove the bucket and look at the left top corner it, you will see a float device arm. It that's stuck in the UP position, jiggle the handle, so it will return to the DOWN position. In addition, that handle must make contact with the bucket removal safety switch, if not the bucket is improperly installed and the unit will not start.

Since you are using this unit in a basement, I highly recommend that you raise the unit up off the floor onto a sturdy table, counter top, etc. that can handle the weight if the unit, plus a full bucket of water. As the air temperature at floor level is colder than at chest level. The coils on your model will start to freeze at 60 degrees F and affect it efficiency, Because it is not a Low Temperature model designed for basement applications.

In addition to the dehumidifier, you would be wise to install a sump pump, if your basement floods as bad as you made it sound. Combining a sump pump with a dehumidifier will guarantee a dry basement, all the time.

Hope this helped you to troubleshoot and solve the problem.

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My dehumidifier runs and the refrigerator or cooling unit turns on, but no water comes into the bucket? Last year it was running fine? fans run and the humidity level is high in the basement


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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I have West ponte Mdf 65 Ae BA8 dehumidifier 1 year old. Filter is clean. It worked last summer but now after the winter it is running fine but no water is comming in the bucket eventhough basement is...


You may have the humidity/moisture level set to high. Try lowering it to 35%. Or if you don't have a LED Screen on your unit, turn it to maximum.

In addition, most dehumidifiers don't work well if the air temperature is between 40 & 60 degrees F. Keep in mind, the temperature at floor level in a basement is colder that the air temperature at chest high level. Raising the unit up, off the floor on something sturdy enough to handle the weight (with a full tank of water) and the vibration, may help.

Hope this helps you to troubleshoot and solve the problem. Please let me know. Thanks.

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My Whirlpool dehumidifier runs, but compressor does not come on.......we do have moisture in the basement because the basement recently had a water problem.....and typically the compressor would come on....


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

heatman101

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Device oporates but no longer removes humitity from the air


Hi,


There are many reasons why a dehumidifier will 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

heatman101

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I bought a Dandby dehumidifier brand new yesterday and it has been running 24 hours in the basement. It has not collected a single drop of water. The display says the humidity level in the room is at 30%...


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

heatman101

Jan 23, 2011 | Danby DDR4010E Dehumidifier

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Works well but


Yup, they eat energy.

An electric dehumidifier includes a refrigeration cycle that is very similar to a window AC units and refrigerators. They cool the air in the basement to condense and collect water and remove humidity, heat the air as a required consequence of the refrigeration cycle and dump it back to your basement.

Two sources of humidity in basements include warm outside air that naturally cools due to below grade earth contact and water passing from the ground though the floors and walls and evaporating into the basement. Dehumidifiers do most of the work in the summer when higher temperatures outside enable air to hold more water content.

In the winter, cooler outside air contains less moisture by weight eventhough it may be raining and the relative humidity in basement will be less because the air is warmed relative to the outside. The lower moisture content in the winter also absorbs the water passing through the walls and floor.

From an energy perspective, you may want the humidity set NOT below 50%. This will keep humidity below the level mold desires, but prevents the dehumidifier from doing more work and eating more energy than needed. A cheap battery powered temp/humidy meter left in your basement will help. Sources that include the "mold triangle" (temperature, water & food) often separate fact from expensive hype.

If the dehumidifier doesn't keep up, consider adding a moisture barrier to the basement walls and floors such as Dry-lock and floor paints to ****** moisture entry. Moisture barriers act very similar with water as insulation does with heat. They don't eliminate the need for a dehumidifier, but they reduce the work they do and energy they eat.

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