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Overheating Hi was just wondering if the filter is dirty.. will the dehumidifier blow hot air and the top of the machine get really hot? Thanks.

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  • chinadolls Jul 01, 2008

    Same problem here, with the same model.  But the filter was clean.




    I turned it off, and unplugged it.  It was starting to smell like smoke, but there was nothing else obviously alarming.  The fan motor did not sound any different.

  • nickc389 Oct 15, 2008

    Same thing, it appears to work the same, but get very hot on the top. Sometimes it smells hot, but no difference in how it sounds etc.

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Same problem, I cleaned the filter etc. seems to run ok, but gets very hot on the top and sometimes smells hot. No signs of burning etc.

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Turn the unit OFF & unplug it, before removing the filter for cleaning.

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The most common cause of frost and ice buildup on a dehumidifier is because the unit is operating in temperatures that are too cold. Many dehumidifiers are not equipped to run at temperatures below 65 degrees Fahrenheit.
To fix this problem, Position the dehumidifier in an area where there is at least one foot of clearance around the unit in order to allow for proper air circulation during its operation. Close all windows, doors and other outside openings to make sure your unit isn't attempting to remove moisture from areas outside of the immediate room. Determine the temperature of the room by checking a nearby thermostat or by using a hand-held thermometer.

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The model number you furnished is slightly helpful. Knowing what brand it is, would be even better.

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