Of our three 54501 Kenmore dehumidifiers, none produced water after two - three weeks. They run but no humidity is drawn out of the air.
in mind, that a dehumidifier only draws humidity from the air, if the
level of humidity is higher than what the controls are set on. For instance, if you have the dehumidifier set on 65 to 70%, that's a high level of humidity to maintain in a house. If you have it set for 35 or 45%, that's a low level of humidity to maintain in a house. Which, generally is what you want to maintain in the hot, humid summer months. I find it uncanny, that all 3 units are not collecting any water. So, it may simply be the case, that the humidity level on each unit is improperly set.
Also, a dirty air intake filter makes the unit strain to
keep up and can't take in moisture as it should. So, if you haven't
cleaned the filters on a regular basis, not is the time to do so. And
while your at it, clean the cooling coils too.
The easiest and
best way to test a dehumidifier at home, to see if it's working
properly. Is to place it in the bathroom and turn the shower ON and
don't operate the bathroom's exhaust fan. Set the humidity level low
(45%), turn the unit ON and close the door when you leave. Wait 30 to 40
minutes and check the water collection bucket. If there's water in it,
it's working as it should.
Hope this helped you to solve the problem. Please let me know.
May 03, 2011 |
Kenmore 54501 Dehumidifier