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This was to have been the third season for my Whirlpool AD25BBK Dehumidifier, and the fan started when things began getting damp in my basement as is normal this time of year. Well, it never seemed to fill up with water as it has previously. It had collected some fluid and I went to my laundry sink with the water reservoir to dump it in. What my unit collected, was heavy weight oil. What the Devil, where did it come from and what happen to this thing? Am I SOL, or what ???

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  • Real-Carnut Jun 27, 2008

    So politely put, the unit is toast ... The next one I will spring for an extended Warranty. Consumer Reports rates the Kenmore 54701 rather highly so I guess I will check it out. Thank you for confirming my worst fears Tresilla. So much for banking that stimulus check ...

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The compressor runs in oil. suspect you have a quite bad leak and loss all the gas - hence no water collection and the compressor oil is being pumped out thro the leak

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