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I have 2 units with the same problem. The compessor comes on but the fan doesn't. ( I also have a third unit with the ch-1 error code. These things must be built like ****!)

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It seems to be a problem with the switch pannel. It needs repairs.

Posted on Oct 04, 2010

  • davidpepl60 Oct 05, 2010

    I replaced the circuit board / switch panel with a new one. No luck. I was thinking of taking it in for repair but it seem like throwing good money after bad. Bought these units at a big box hardware store. No support there. My be I'll go back to Sears. My 20 year old low efficiency dehumidifier still runs great!

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What does error code CH 24 mean?


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Thanks for the post by Posted by Bill L on Jul 14, 2012.
I decided to take a chance and order the new Sensor assembly $20.50 and install it in my LG LD651EBL Dehumidifier which was giving me ch 67 errors. Wala, it worked, the error code is gone and the dehumidifier is now working perfectly! Thanks

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After cleaning the filter, i had to unplug the unit to clear the ch 67 error code before the unit would run again.

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Doesnt seem to be working and the code CH appears on the display. Fan turns on but not collecting water and its very humid/damp in the basement so its not the humidity setting.


There are 5 basic, yet 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%.
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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
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
clean the coils. Rinse and wipe dry. Apply a light coating of WD40 to the coils.

5. Ambient air temperature at floor level is between 40 - 65 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 level
in basement applications. 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.

* Your unit is not a low temp model.

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, as your model has been discontinued by LG. Thanks for choosing FixYa.

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The dehudifier won't come on in and in the digital display the message CH 01 comes up. Any idea what the problem is?


CH 01 usually indicates that the filter is dirty and needs to be removed and cleaned. Turn the unit OFF and unplug it, before removing the filter. Never operate the unit without the filter in place.

Thanks for choosing FixYa.

Sep 07, 2011 | LG LHD659EBL Dehumidifier

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Hi, When I tried to start my dehumidifier, it won't work and indicate CH 01. The bucket is totally empty and in good place. What this CH 01 means?


Your model is no longer in manufacture or available. However, I was able to locate the Owners Manual for you. It does not list a CH 01 Error Code, but does list other reasons why your unit want turn ON.

http://www.lg.com/us/support/product/support-product-profile.jsp?customerModelCode=LHD45EL&matchedModelCode=1000001989&searchEngineModelCode=LHD45EL&targetPage=support-product-profile&initialTab=documents#


In the past, I have recommended turning the Master ON/OFF Switch to OFF and unplugging the unit for 12-15 minutes. This will give the unit time to hopefully, reset itself. Then Plug the unit back in and turn the Master ON/OFF Switch to ON. Set the humidity control as you normally would. If it successfully reset itself, it should operate normally.

If you continue to have problems, contact LG Customer Support at 800-243-0000.

Hope this helped you to solve the problem.

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UNIT ICED UP. TEMP. IN CRAWL SPACE ABOVE 60 DEGREES. AFTER DE-ICING UNIT IT RAN FOR A WHILE AND THEN STOPPED. IT SHOWS CODE CH 01AND THE BUCKET FULL LIGHT IS BLINKING, NOT STEADY ON. POWERED DOWN UNIT...


When you powered down the unit, did you just turn if OFF using the controls on the unit Or did you unplug it entirely? If you didn't unplug it, it won't reset itself. Leave it unplugged for at least 30 minutes. As far as the blinking bucket full light is concerned ... It's possible that the bucket is slightly out of kilter and is only making partial contact with the safety switch. Especially if it's sitting on uneven soil or when the bucket get partially full the weight of the bucket is pulling it out of kilter because it's sitting on soil, rather than a hard floor. If nothing else, place it on a 1/2" piece of plywood or OSB and level it.

To be totally candid, I have some concerns about leaving a dehumidifier running, unattended in the crawl space of a house. There's to many things that could go wrong that would have disastrous results.

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Has ch 01 light on


I'm having the same problem. I spoke with LG today and this error code means the unit is not calculating the correct humidity percentage. I told him that I don't really care what percentage it calcs, I just want it to collect water. He told me there was no way to override this and that it will need service to operate.

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Error Code CH 01


I have a Comfortaire BHD501 dehumidifier. A couple weeks ago I noticed ice building up on top of the unit,so I unplugged it to defrost. I plugged it back in and it worked until I noticed the "CH" "01" code. It would run a few seconds then shut off with that code showing. I took off the front of the unit and noticed rust on some of the metal parts. Then I took the cover off the circuit board for the front read out. I noticed corrosion on some of the solder points. When I looked closer at the plastic cover for the circuit board I noticed a small burn mark. The water from the melting ice must have run behind the cover and shorted out the circuitboard. At this point I don't know if new boards are available.

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Delonghi de400p


same thing happend to me. I wasnt sure if it was the settings or me. I unplugged it for awhile, read thru the instructions turned it back on setting it according to the instructions and it began to work again. Not sure if it had to do with the unit being off for awhile or I entered the correct settings. Im just happy it began to run again

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