There has developed a loud buzzing or rattling noise from my dehumidifier. it appears to be the fan motor, part number GE-5ksm84dfk98p. Can I tighten this up or if not, where can I get a replacement motor?
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a change in tone of the noise from a working unit indicates to me that a bit of dust/dirt has built up on the internal fans blades and has caused a imbalance in the fan now , this usually requires a complete disassembly and cleaning out to remedy
There are basically two moving parts, the fan and the compressor. It more then likely is the fan. Be sure the air path is clean and the fan blade does not hit anything. If it is the compressor I would suggest getting a new unit and using that one elsewhere for the short time it has left.
Sounds like compressor is having trouble starting not much can be done with dehumidifiers because not many people work on them and they are very cheap to replace. Replace dehumidifier its not worth time and money cut you losses. If this helps please rate me and do a testimonial.
It sounds to me like you have a defective switch. I would recommend that you contact a G.E. dealer with the model and serial number and describe your problem.I can't find the right file right now but I believe thatthis switch is about twenty dollars.Thank you.
With the unit unplugged, open the cover and check the alignment of the
fan. If the fan is stuck or rubbing against the fan cowling, adjust the
fan motor's mounting hardware so that the fan turns freely.
There is nothing caught in the fan. I have the same problem. When taking the back off; unscrew and there our 2 tabs on the to edges about 2 inches in and on the bottom about 2 inches up on each side. I can't seem to find an answer. It appears that it could be the motor. The fan spins freely when I spin it by hand. I've tried to make adjustments from the fan side. It looks like I would have to take the condenser coils off to get to the motor potentially from the front. Currently, I'm going to live with it because it is in the basement. It looks like extended warranties are the way to go with dehumidifiers. My Kenmoore has worked great at pulling water. The problem has appeared after using a hose set up affecting the drainage. When I buy another, even though this is my 2nd in 5 years. But, I am buying the extend warranty this time. These things break.