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Yes you do need to clean the coils the easy way is with some twpe of hard brissel brush but dont bend the fins flat or use compressed air any other questions e mail me at

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How do I remove the grille?

So it is a Kenmore?

Cleaning coils is and engineer issue not a consumer task normally. Consumers usually just clean the inlet or outlet filters which should protect the coils from dust build up.

I did mind a few years ago. It involves removing lots of screws and panels. Do it next to a table and keep everything in the order you take it apart. Take pictures with your cellphone.

Beware of the coil fins as they are like razors.

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Need help wih dehumidifier Kenmore model#2519970180000451

well first ive never read in any manual that tells the homeowner to remove cover on any apliance , in fact the only cleaning ive ever read is clean the filter , this is right in front on side and slides right out and can be washed in sink with soap and water (do not scrub) but yes cleaning the condenser coils will require you to remove cover this is purposly made somewhat a challenge to discourage homeowners from hurting them selfs as there are live electrical parts and sharp edges inside , i sugest a qualified appliance repairman be contracted to have a look

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It is three and a half years old and ices up even at warm temps.

The problem you're having is generally caused by the air intake filter needing to be removed and cleaned and/or the cooling coils need to be cleaned.

I assume you already know how to remove and clean the filter, since you've had the unit for 3 1/2 years, so I won't bore you by addressing that.

The coils can be cleaned with warm water and a mild dish washing detergent using a sponge or rag. Once they have been wiped down, rinsed and dried, apply a light coating of WD40 to the coils.

Hope this helped you & thanks for choosing FixYa.

Sep 19, 2011 | Kenmore 54701 Dehumidifier

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Coils are freezing

either the filter is dirty restricting the air flow,the coil is clogged or the unit is low on refrigerant. check the fiter and coil clean as needed, if that does not fix your problem you may need to take it to a repair center

Jul 22, 2011 | LG LHD45EL Dehumidifier

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Coils freeze up

Rick. the freezing of the coils can be caused by several things:

1. Air intake filter needs to removed and cleaned.
2. The coils may be dirty. Clean the coils with warm water, wiped dry and a light coating
of WD40 applied to the coils.
3. Restricted air flow. Maintain a minimum of 12 to 18" around the entire dehumidifier while
in operation.
4. The air temperature at floor level is 40 degrees F or lower, than the ambient air temperature
at shoulder level. This is particular true in basement applications. Raising the unit up off the floor
on to a sturdy table, cabinet top, etc, that's strong enough to hold the unit, plus a full bucket of
water generally resolves the situation.

Worse case scenario is that the defrost sensor has failed or there is a small leak in the cooling coils.

I hope this helps you troubleshoot and solve the problem. Thanks for choosing FixYa.

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Rear coil is freezing up

hello you may need to clean the coil with the unit unpluged you can wash it with a hose or if it has a filter clean that also if it has just dust on the outside of the coil you can use a hard brissil brush and clean it or evean vacuum it

Jun 09, 2010 | Kenmore 53509 Dehumidifier

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How do I clean the coils on my Hampton Bay Dehumidifier?

The problem is probably due to dirty or clogged coils. Cleaning the coils to a dehumidifier is similar to cleaning the coils on an air conditioner. It really depends on how dirty the coils are. If it is not too dirty you can use a shop vacuum with a brush attachment. If it is really dirty you will have to use a non acidic hvac coil cleaner or you can use a household cleaner like Simple Green that has been diluted 1:1 with water and placed in a spray bottle. Spray the solution on and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Make sure you unplug the unit before doing anything. If you use Simple Green make sure you spray it down with clean water. If you use an hvac type coil cleaner some do not require rinsing. Follow the directions on the product exactly. You might have to use a brush or even a putty knife if the coil is totally clogged. Be careful you do not damage the coil. Good luck!

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LG dehumidifier developing ice

First you would need to clean the filter. LG recommends cleaning the filter every 2 weeks on their dehumidifiers. The second thing you need to do is clean the coils periodically. On this dehumidifier it should include a brush for cleaning the coils. It is located on the top of the bucket. To access the coils the following needs to be done:

1.) Unplug the unit from power
2.) Remove the bucket and also the air filter
3.) Remove the front pannel by removing the 2 lower screws and depressing the tabs.
4.) Once the panel is removed you will see the coils. You need to clean them with the brush. Go in an up and down motion to remove the dirt and dust.

Now use the reverse steps to put it back together. If your dehumidifier runs often I recommend you clean the coils about every 3 to 4 months. This is a common problem on alot of dehumidifiers and people think their dehumidifier is broken. Most of the time the coils are just dirty which causes the water to stay between them and freeze. Keep me posted. Also if you found this response helpful, please rate this solution when you get a chance. Thanks - Tech101

Jul 01, 2008 | LG Goldstar LD65EL Dehumidifier

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LG LD65EL dehumidifier will not collect water

Make sure the filter is clean and also make sure the coils are cleaned. If these are clogged they will restrict airflow which will cause the coils not to remove the humidity from the air. LG recommends that you clean the air filter every 2 weeks. They also include a brush to clean the coils. If this still does not work you will need to contact LG for service or a replacement. They have a 5 year warranty on them so the ones that you guys have should still be under warranty. Make sure that you have your reciept when you contact them to prove that it is still under warranty. Keep me posted. Also please rate my solution when you get a chance. Thanks - Tech101

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Everything works, but does not collect water

I have the same dehumidifer - make and model. I bought it less than a year ago. It too runs fine, but now collects no water. Did you ever discover how to fix the problem?

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