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Won't stay on

This unit has always performed well but when we turned it on this year it shuts off within a minute or two. The filter is clean "What's Up"

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  • Anonymous Jun 05, 2008

    same exact problem.

  • Anonymous Jun 07, 2008

    Same Problem also

  • KCKat Jun 11, 2008

    same exact problem but with a DH305, less than two years old.

  • justinao Jun 24, 2008

    We have the Goldstar DH305 Dehumidifier. Worked great for 2 seasons and now it shuts off after about 2 minutes. We took out the holding tank and messed with the automatic off switch. It's the red button on the left when you take out your tank. I think ours is faulty . I can't find a part number for it.



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    justinao@gtmc.net

  • shartt Jun 27, 2008

    I have the same problem, too. Bought it about 3 months ago and it was working fine. Now, it runs about 1 min then shuts off. I can replug in the socket and it will again run for about a min then shut off. I moved the unit to a warmer area but still turns off after a minute.

  • jenessa3114 Jul 21, 2008

    My Goldstar runs for a few minutes and then shuts off, if i turn it off and on it starts up again but only for a few minutes.

  • Anonymous Aug 27, 2008

    My unit is 13 months old and has been running around the clock - more or less. Just recently it tripped the house circuit breaker. I cleaned the unit internally but I still get the same problem. That is that it goes on for a few seconds, then you hear a funny sounding pop, and the breaker trips. It does it on low or hi fan speed. There is a short occurring somewhere and it's a matter of figuring it out where it is.

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The fan turns on, runs for a few minutes, then turns off?

It's your humidity sensor. I'm still trying to find a replacement part, but you can trick it into running by removing the front panel above the water collection tank. You'll see a little sensor mashed into the coils. Remove it, unplug your red and black stripe wires, tie them together, push them back into the middle slot (the same one the black stripe came out of). Soldering the connection would be best, yet I didn't have a soldering gun so I just mashed it in there.

Unit works like a charm....yet the dial on the front for the "control" of how much humidity you want to remove is bypassed.

Side note: Not sure what saftey implications this solution produces, yet the float sensor still works in this setup. Also I don't beleive just tying the two wires together will work, as there is a resistor in the switch. The red wire is clearly the switch leg, resistance is measured through the black and the black stripe. You have to keep the black wire in it's original spot to force the voltage through the resistor, and then when you tie the red and black stripe together, you're getting the "turn on signal" all the time, while keeping the required resistance. I did not try tying all wires together minus the resistor, as the wiring diagram clearly showed one and it was easy enough to keep it in the loop.

Good luck.

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I also think that I have solved this problem. Soldering the black and red wires going into the humidity sensor (sensor clipped on the coils of the humidifier) did NOT fix the problem for me, for whatever reason. After this didn't work, I removed the metal cover for the dehumidifier to expose the guts of the circuitry. I found where the red and black and white wires from the humidity sensor connected into the the main "motherboard", and simply pulled all three wires out. This seemed like the quick and dirty solution to inactivate the humidity sensor! And presto, as soon as I did this, the unit kicked on, and will now run until the bucket is full.

Posted on Jun 05, 2009

  • myschwartz28 Dec 01, 2010

    This worked like a charm for me. The hardest part was getting all the covers off. They aren't only held by screws, but also clips that you have to break in order to take off... had to put a little muscle behind it. I just cut the red, black, and white wires near the motherboard and the compressor turned on almost immediately.

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Wayne, There are 5 basic, but solvable reason for what you described. Please pay particular attention to numbers 1 & 2.

1. The humidity extraction level is set to HIGH. Lower it to 32-35%. If you have an analog unit
(no LED screen) set the humidity extraction knob on maximum.

2. Air intake filter is dirty or clogged. Turn unit OFF, & Unplug the
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3. Obstructed air flow. Maintain a minimum of 12 to 18" of clear air
space around the entire unit.

4. Cooling coils are dirty and need to be cleaned. Use warm water & dish washing liquid to
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5. Ambient air temperature at floor level is between 40 - 60 degrees.
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where the air temperature at floor level is colder than at shoulder level
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onto a sturdy table, counter top, etc, that can handle the weight
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If none of the above solves the problem, it may be a case of the compressor needs to be recharged with refrigerant gas or that the humidity condenser sensor has failed. These things usually occur in units that are 5 years old or older. It's rare in a unit younger than that. But, it can happen.

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2. Air intake filter is dirty or clogged. Turn unit OFF, & Unplug the
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3. Obstructed air flow. Maintain a minimum of 12 to 18" of clear air
space around the entire unit.

4. Cooling coils are dirty and need to be cleaned. Use warm water & dish washing liquid to
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1. The humidity extraction level is set to HIGH. Lower it to 32-35%. If you have a manually
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2. Air intake filter is dirty or clogged. Turn unit OFF, & Unplug the
Unit, before removing to inspect & clean it, if necessary. If washed,
allow filter to completely dry before reinstalling. DO NOT operate
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3. Obstructed air flow. Maintain a minimum of 12 to 18" of clear air
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4. Cooling coils are dirty and need to be cleaned. Use warm water & dish washing liquid to
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5. Ambient air temperature at floor level is between 40 - 60 degrees.
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onto a sturdy table, counter top, etc, that can handle the weight
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There are 5 basic, but solvable reason for what you described. Please pay particular attention to numbers 1 & 2.

1. The humidity extraction level is set to HIGH. Lower it to 32-35%.

2. Air intake filter is dirty or clogged. Turn unit OFF, & Unplug the
Unit, before removing to inspect & clean it, if necessary. If washed,
allow filter to completely dry before reinstalling. DO NOT operate
the unit without the filter.

3. Obstructed air flow. Maintain a minimum of 12 to 18" of clear air
space around the entire unit.

4. Cooling coils are dirty and need to be cleaned. Use warm water & dish washing liquid to
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5. Ambient air temperature at floor level is between 40 - 60 degrees.
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in basement applications . Raising the unit up off the floor,
onto a sturdy table, counter top, etc, that can handle the weight
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As I have told many questioners, There are 5 basic, but solvable reason for what you described. Please pay particular attention to numbers 1 & 2..

1. The humidity extraction level is set to HIGH. Lower it to 32-35%. If your unit does not have an
LED screen, turn the control to Maximum.

2. Air intake filter is dirty or clogged. Turn unit OFF, & Unplug the
Unit, before removing to inspect & clean it, if necessary. If washed,
allow filter to completely dry before reinstalling. DO NOT operate
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3. Obstructed air flow. Maintain a minimum of 12 to 18" of clear air
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4. Cooling coils are dirty and need to be cleaned. Use warm water & dish washing liquid to clean
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5. Ambient air temperature at floor level is between 40 - 60 degrees.
dehumidifiers do not work well between those temperatures
(Unless, you have a Low Temp Unit). This applies mainly to
where the air temperature at floor level is colder than at shoulder
in basement applications level. 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 tank of water, will usually resolve this
problem.

If none of the above solves the problem, it may be a case of the compressor needs to be recharged with refrigerant gas or that the humidity condenser sensor has failed. These things usually occur in units that are 5 years old or older. It's rare in a unit younger than that. But, it can happen.

Hope this helped you to troubleshoot and solve the problem.

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