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Our dehumidifier wasn't working properly so I checked the filter, it was heavly covered, so I rinsed it off however the humidifier is still not working properly. It is blowing cold air only and not collecting any water - doesn't seem to go into that deep hum that it use to.

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There are many reasons why a dehumidifier will not work or collect water.


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Dehumidifier is running but no water is in bucket

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There are many reasons why a dehumidifier will not work or collect water.


Here is a tip that I wrote to help people to figure out what is going wrong with their dehumidifier

Dehumidifier is running but no water is in bucket

heatman101

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