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LG dehumidifier developing ice

I own a LG dehumidifier model LHD65EBL, it is suddenly developing ice on the top seam. is it safe to resume using it, is there a simple solution to this problem? i'm afraid to turn it back on for fear that it might burn the house down while everyone is asleep. thanx tom.

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  • jwinegar Jul 01, 2008

    Same problem, ice developing on top seam. Turned it off over night and cleaned the filter. Turned it back on the next day and ice formed again. Solution?

  • asusco1 Jul 02, 2008

    Ice is forming on the top front of humidifier. I have turned it off but will try cleaning the filter. I want to know if it is working up to capacity or what.

  • eknfei Jul 05, 2008

    I have the same LG but can't seem to find the tabs for removing the front panel, so I can clean the coils. Filter has been removed and cleaned, Red light is still on and humidifier won't turn on. Any more specific directions on front panel removal?



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First you would need to clean the filter. LG recommends cleaning the filter every 2 weeks on their dehumidifiers. The second thing you need to do is clean the coils periodically. On this dehumidifier it should include a brush for cleaning the coils. It is located on the top of the bucket. To access the coils the following needs to be done:

1.) Unplug the unit from power
2.) Remove the bucket and also the air filter
3.) Remove the front pannel by removing the 2 lower screws and depressing the tabs.
4.) Once the panel is removed you will see the coils. You need to clean them with the brush. Go in an up and down motion to remove the dirt and dust.

Now use the reverse steps to put it back together. If your dehumidifier runs often I recommend you clean the coils about every 3 to 4 months. This is a common problem on alot of dehumidifiers and people think their dehumidifier is broken. Most of the time the coils are just dirty which causes the water to stay between them and freeze. Keep me posted. Also if you found this response helpful, please rate this solution when you get a chance. Thanks - Tech101

Posted on Jul 03, 2008

Inspection of the coils is step one...If reasonably clean ...your problem is a bad leaking compressor...this will require replacement...my unit was 2.5 years old when this occured..

LG was very good to me and sent a replacement to my home after I sent the defective unit to their service company in my area...

Yes I'm not happy that the unit failed in 2years but LG was very helpful and did make all good..


If you have to clean the coils every 2 weeks you got tooooo many cats..

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