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How do you test solenoid?

How do you test the solenoid on the refrigerant coils? my dehumidifier only gets cold near the valve. If it is defective do you have to recharge the
system once it is replaced or is there some kind of fitting that keeps the gas in the system once you remove the bolt?

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No there is not the freon should never escape you have a leak in the system

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Hi,

The coils you see on the back of your dehumidifier are the evaporator. When the unit runs, the coils get very cold. As the fan draws the room air over the coils, the humidity in the air condenses out of the air onto the cold coils. But, if the temperature of the air the fan draws over the coils is too cool, the humidity that condenses out of the air freezes on the coils. To remedy this problem, you can try any of these: Warm up the room the dehumidifier is in. Put the dehumidifier on a sturdy table (the room air is coolest near the ground). Turn the unit off until the room warms up.

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