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Unit runs a lot. Doesn't condense much water. Sometimes fan runs alone, sometimes compressor runs alone.

This LG Dehumidifier is in a fairly dry basement. When unit is condensing well, the humidity display has a 10 degree offset - it reads 70% when it is 55 - 60%. The unit cycles a lot - maybe five minutes on and off. The problem now is that the fan might run without the compressor or the compressor sometimes runs without the fan. It doesn't condense water like it did when new. The filter and unit is spotlessly clean. It runs almost continuosly now with little drop in humidity.

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  • dhmumy Jul 08, 2008

    Thank you. The filter and coils are spotless. Likely a refrigerant problem. Your expert Chris said that is an issue with LG Dehumidifiers. I have contacted LG and a repair facility. I now have to find my purchase receipt.

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You may also want to check the coils and make sure they do not have dirt or dust on them. If they are clean you may have an issue with the refrigerant level which will cause the coils not to cool properly. For that you will want to contact LG. There could be an issue with the compressor also. LG backs alot of their models with a 5 year warranty. Contact them and let them know about your issue. Make sure you still have your reciept. Here is their contact number:

1 (800) 793-8896

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