Question about Kenmore Dehumidifiers

1 Answer

I bought a Kenmore dehumidifier a 2 weeks ago and it sounds like it is going to come one but then goes off - listening to it right now and it has been doing this for the last 15 minutes. Is this normal? Why does it do this if so?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Habit-Forming:

    Visited the website for 3 consecutive days.

  • Expert
  • 156 Answers

If you bought it 2 weeks ago, take it back and get a new one. A humidifier works kind of like an air conditioner, but a humidifier runs a larger Delta-T across the coil. In laymans wording, an HVAC unit might have a temperature split across the coil of 20 degrees where the temperature split across a humidifier might be 40 to 50 degrees. The reason for this is with a larger Delta-T, you are able to drop the air temperature across the coil and by doing this, your basically wringing the water out of the air. Because of this, it has safetys that a standard HVAC unit would not have. It usually has 2 low pressure switchs rather than one and it sounds like it might be tripping on one of them from lack or airflow or a low charge. Take it back and get a new one!!

Posted on Sep 28, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get 2 Free calls (no credit card required) and instant help on almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, appliances, handyman, and even pets).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How can you tell if the compressor in the dehumidifier is working?


listen for it , compressors have a distinct sound of tiny rocks hitting a pan (that not what's really going on in there ) that fans don't have

most units have a timer function that makes u wait for compressor to come on long after fan starts , so u might have to listen for up to fifteen minutes for it

May 14, 2014 | Kenmore 54501 Dehumidifier

1 Answer

We just bought our dehumidifier a week ago. It seems to run only on short cycles starting up for a couple of minutes then shutting off for a few and thencoming back on. It is very annoying and doesn't seem...


Still have the receipt? cause if its a stand alone i would say return it, short cycling could be anything from bad sensor or controls to it over heating etc., if its one on your central system, well fire your installer and call a reputable contractor.
The only thing that could cause it to short cycle it other wise would be a half opened half closed float contact switch on the internal storage for the h20 removed form the air (assuming its a prattle stand alone eat that is)

Oct 01, 2010 | Kenmore Dehumidifiers

1 Answer

Humidity pad doesn't work


You've posted in DEhumidifier section.

Sounds like you have a Humidifier. Please post there.

Although why you want to add humidity to the tropics is beyond me.

Sep 01, 2017 | Kenmore 54501 Dehumidifier

1 Answer

Kenmore 580.53701300 dehumidifier freezing cooling fins


Hi,
Yes, it is a sealed system and it seems as though you may have a leak....unfortunately it will be cheaper to buy new then to fix.

Here is a tip that I wrote to help people to figure out what is going wrong with their dehumidifier2_bing.gif.

Dehumidifier is running but no water is in bucket
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4662409-dehumidifier_running_but_no_water_in

heatman101

Oct 12, 2009 | Kenmore 53701 Dehumidifier

2 Answers

Kenmore 54501 turns on but nothing happens in my damp basement


A dehumidifier heats and cools the air to remove moisture. Most are like a small air cond. The Condenser coil is right in front of the evap.coil. So the compressor may not be coming on. Does it sound the same as before? It may be low on freon. You will have to get in there and listen and feel the lines at or near the compressor, Learn how to get down in there to the compressor. Run it for 10 Mins. unplug it, open it up, and feel the lines. Some lines should be or can be HOT to the touch. Some should be cool. The smaller the line the hotter it should be, and the compressor should be warm (to hot) to the touch. repost for more info.

Jul 08, 2009 | Kenmore 54501 Dehumidifier

1 Answer

01% humidity


When you push the power button, the blower fan comes on. In a few minutes you should hear a second "click"--that is your compressor starting. Do you hear that second click?

The compressor is located in the rear bottom on the right side looking at the machine. After you press the start button and the blower fan comes on, bend over near the back of the unit and listen for the "click".

Sep 06, 2008 | Kenmore 54501 Dehumidifier

1 Answer

KENMORE 70 PINT DEHUMIDIFIER


4681A20040R is the fan part #. Bought one on e-bay. Fixed the same problem.

Aug 18, 2008 | Kenmore 54701 Dehumidifier

1 Answer

Will not take moisture out of room.


If your dehumidifier has a filter make sure you clean it with warm water and mild detergent. Manufacturers recommend that you do this every 2 weeks. The main issue is most likely your coil is dirty. Usually you can remove the front cover and brush the coils off wth a small brush. If your dehumidifier didnt come with one you an clean it with a toothbrush. Good luck and let me know how it goes. Thanks - Tech101

Jun 26, 2008 | Kenmore 54701 Dehumidifier

2 Answers

No water is collected.


Return the unit, it is obviously faulty, & Kenmore stands behind their products very well.

Jul 01, 2007 | Kenmore 54501 Dehumidifier

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dehumidifiers Logo

Related Topics:

45 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kenmore Dehumidifiers Experts

Bill Long

Level 3 Expert

587 Answers

Mike Squire

Level 2 Expert

420 Answers

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

5160 Answers

Are you a Kenmore Dehumidifier Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...