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Will not take moisture out of room.

Unit runs and acts like compressor kicks on but no water is being expelled though hose.

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  • RNPCHGO Jul 30, 2008

    MY KENMORE DEHUMIDIFIER MODEL 54701 RUNS CONSTANTLY BUT NOT A DROP OF WATER IS IN THE BUCKET AND THE BASEMENT IS VERY DAMP. IT'S 4 YRS OLD SO DO I HAUL IT TO THE DUMP OR IS THERE HOPE ?

  • brad 08 Aug 03, 2008

    unit runs thru cycle but there is never any water in bucket and filter is clean

  • Anonymous Aug 05, 2008

    I have the same problem. Dehumidifier is 4 years old. Runs, but it is not dehumidifying the air. If it is the refrigerant system, it is under warranty for 5 years. Unfortunately, you have to pay Sears $65 to diagnose the problem first!! Is it really worth fixing?



  • Andrea0808 Aug 20, 2008

    I have the same problem ... the unit runs but does not pull any moisture out of the room. I have cleaned the filter and am going to try cleaning the coils ... but there is a vent in front of the coils. I guess I'll try to remove that also.

  • HJ-KS Sep 06, 2008

    The unit is 3 years old, had warranty repair before 1 year old. It was noisy after that and probably didn't work properly even then. I never had the time/energy to load it back up to take to Sears Repair Center. My basement is damp. Help!

  • jellyby Mar 14, 2009

    I took it back to Sears twice for high noise and vibration and they decided to replace rather than fix it. The third one has the same problem PLUS it doesn't remove much moisture from the basement. I installed a humidistat and originally it could reduce humidity to 35%. Now it doesn't go below 55%.

  • diamondpony7 Apr 20, 2009

    my dehumidifier runs and runs and no water is taken out of the air and the bucket is dry. It is only 3 years old.

    where is the filter? I cleaned the coil and this made no difference.

    any suggestions

  • Anonymous May 11, 2009

    My husband found one set of the coils are rusty on our dehumidifier. The filter is clean. The unit comes on but either does not remove humidity from the room or the coils freeze up.

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If your dehumidifier has a filter make sure you clean it with warm water and mild detergent. Manufacturers recommend that you do this every 2 weeks. The main issue is most likely your coil is dirty. Usually you can remove the front cover and brush the coils off wth a small brush. If your dehumidifier didnt come with one you an clean it with a toothbrush. Good luck and let me know how it goes. Thanks - Tech101

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  • Justin Jul 11, 2008

    Have you had any luck with the solution that I gave you? If not please let me know. If you did find it helpful I ask you to please reconsider the thanks for trying rating. Thanks - Tech101

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Does it have a filter?
http://whirlpool.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/953

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It may be that the humidity level or temperature in the room where your dehumidifier is located is too low.

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Air conditioners will also remove moisture from the room, even if it's hot and humid outside, resulting in little or no moisture collecting in the dehumidifier bucket.

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