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Goldstar Dehumidifier model# DH305Y7

I bought a Goldstar Dehumidifier (model # DH305Y7) at walmart a year and a half ago. It worked well for one season and then when turning it on this spring it seemed that only the fan would turn on - now I don't even have the fan working. It's as if it's completely "off".

I took the front off (face of the dehumidifier containing the filter) and all the wires/switches are connected well and nothing is burned/fried, etc. Is there a fuze or something of that nature that could be blown, or a "sensor" or something? It worked fine for the small amount we used it last season and is relatively new, I'd like to fix it.

NICE site also, very informative and good tips!

Thanks, Vaughn

Vaughn Perkins
Putney, VT

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  • Anonymous Jun 07, 2008

    doesn't start at all. worked great for a year but this summer it won't start

  • Anonymous Jun 27, 2008

    My LG DH30 Goldstar worked well for a week. After a week I emptied the tray and placed it back in as usual but the automatic shut off light won't go off. It isn't working now.

  • dholt5 Jun 27, 2008

    As it looks this model is a pc of junk!!! I also bought this unit from Wal mart a year ago and the unit will not even turn on!!!! I did check the overfill switch and also checked if power was going into unit. This model from Goldstar that is sold to Wal mart is obviously a inferior product. Need help I don't like spending a 150.00 Dollars for a product that only works 1 year!!!! The right action from the company would replace or give a certificate to replace at no charge.

  • cheny1a Aug 02, 2008

    I bought a same model 2 years ago at walmart DH305Y6. It stopped working a couple of weeks ago. NO fan, no light, no power.

  • cheny1a Aug 02, 2008

    same problem with mine DH30. It stopped working after 2 years. I put it in the basement.

  • jennifer1120 Sep 22, 2008

    Same story....worked great for about 2 seasons, then it won't work at all. I bought mine at Sears and took it back. They sent me to their parts and repair center. They called me a week later and said it was fixed and to pick it up. When I got there they wanted to charge me $112.00!! I showed them the manual with the 5 yr. all inclusive warranty on the back and they won't honor it. I left it sitting there. No thanks! I'm sure not paying $112 for a piece of junk.

  • gfonse Mar 14, 2009

    The dehumidifier will not come on when plugged in. I took the unit apart. Sometimes it tries to come on for just a second. I have the capacitor in my hand and hope to locate one in the near future . I checked all the connections, checked the humidity sensor, looked for fuses. Nothing. I really think it is the capacitor. I think this because as i mentioned it wants to start up but doesn't. I believe the capacitor's purpose is to send a surge of electricity to get the motor running. Once the motor reaches the correct rpm's the capacitor shuts down.

  • Gloria Brown Aug 16, 2012

    Just in case anyone else comes here, Goldstar Dehumidifier DH 305Y7 has been recalled. It was recalled in 2009 as a possible fire hazard. Check your model/serial number here:


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We just had the same problem with an LG. Worked well for two years, then this year the fan blows without taking any moisture out of the air. The inside of the base is rusty, as if a chemical was spilled (refrigerant, perhaps?!?). Everything else looks pristine.

LG sucks! I just went out and dropped $300 on a new (non-LG) dehumidifier.

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  • NewMilford Aug 07, 2011

    Many LG degumidifiers have been recalled. go here with your make, model # and serial # to see if LG owes you a fix or replacement. Fortunatelly, there may be a free or minimum cost solution for those of us who bought cheap Chinese ****:


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Unfortunately this is quite common for most DH's of this type. The only one that I have found that does not have a reputation for losing the fan or compressor after a year or two is the Whirlpool.

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You can check to to see if the bucket switch is not stuck. Could also be a bad capacitor, discharge it and test it.

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