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The RF for the Remont Monitoring Station on the Kenmore Model Dehumidifier 251.99701801 interferes with a wireless security system just installed in my home. The Dehumidifier works great and I want to keep it in my lower level providing I can eliminate the RF. I do not require the Remote Monitoring Station, but want the remaining functions to continue to work properly. HOW CAN I DISCONNECT THE RF FROM THE DEHUMIDIFIER TO THE MONITORING STATION?

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  • heleneiv Oct 02, 2010

    Thanks Azraelsrl,
    I will not be able to attempt this until later next week. I will keep you posted. The dehumidifier is unpluged and batteries have been removed from remont station.
    Regards,
    heleneiv

  • heleneiv Oct 02, 2010

    Thanks Again Araelsrl,
    I will be working on this project later this week
    Regards,
    heleneiv

  • heleneiv Oct 02, 2010

    Azraelsrl, is the antenna visible or hidden within some other part.?
    helene

  • heleneiv Oct 04, 2010

    Hi Azraelsrl,
    I request some guidance on disassembling the dehumidifier. Is there a break down diagram or written procedure available showing the coreect secqunce on disassembling/assembling
    the Kenmore Model Dehumidifier 251.9971801? Please provide any information available to guide me in my quest to correct the RF interfearence.
    Regards,
    heleneiv

  • heleneiv Oct 05, 2010

    I will give it a go in the morning. I attempted to get it apart earlier this evening but felt some resistance and did not want to break anything.
    Thanks

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You open the dehumidifier, find the control board , locate n it the coil from the oscillating circuit(you can't miss it, it's the only one there) and cut it off (or unsolder it) from the bard - without it he RF module can't work.
Don't forget to remove the batteries from the remote station also.

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  • Azrael SRL Oct 02, 2010

    And, to prevent even the smallest chances of problems later, you should also disconnect the antenna.

  • Azrael SRL Oct 02, 2010

    Yes, it's visible, it's a small wire.

  • Azrael SRL Oct 04, 2010

    Sorry, none for your model, or at least i don't know that one exists. But the breakdown is very simple - all you need are 2 screwdrivers (one flat and one philips) and a blunt knife. Take out the screws from the back and the bottom and using the knife pry the panels open - it's a 15 minutes job.

  • Azrael SRL Oct 05, 2010

    The resistance you felt were the plastic clips - the blunt knife is for them. You will need to pry them over gently , if you break them the case will not seal perfectly later.

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