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Dehumidifier Freezing up

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My 3 year old GE 40 pt dehumidifier worked fine last month, but not is freezing up all the time. When it freezes up the compressor does not shut off, even though this unit has auto defrost, and the compressor/unit gets very hot. I have to manually turn it off and let it defrost. About 1/2 hour after turning it back on this happens again. Room temp is 72 deg. Humidity control set on 55%. It seems like the auto defrost is not working. What can I do to fix it?

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  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2009

    DId you buy yours at Sam's Club? Just curious- because we did and the exact same thing is happening at about the 3 year mark. 
    I think we will be buying a new one today as is is Spring and much needed in our basement. 

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Your dehumidifiers are LOW on freon. Over time, small leaks will occur and the coils will freeze. Take your units to a qualified repair shop (central air, or furnace) and recharge the freon.

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Based on the information provided above, I am unable to provide a positive solution to your issue. I have provided some common solutions to help guide you in your search.


This link, http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/SmartSearch.aspx, provides exploded view imagery, belt routing diagrams, parts imagery and function, parts ordering and shipping information, error code details, just about anything you need to get your appliance up and running again. Just follow the links to navigate through the site.

You will need to enter the model number stamped on the manufacturers product information data tag, located on the unit, and not in the User’s Manual. to access your product information.


Clicking on the underlined links will take you directly to that page.


Note: A volt-ohm meter is beneficial in performing electrical tests.

Some models utilize a defrost thermostat that simply switches the compressor off and on. This can be replaced by unsnapping it from the condensor coil.

Another type uses a defrost control kit to cycle the compressor and is a little more involved in the replacement.
See Item #
878674 by clicking the link below

http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/SSPartDetail.aspx?PartID=878674&PPStack=1

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Posted on Jul 12, 2008

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I had the same problem... Try lifting it 6 inches off the ground... seems to have worked for me!!

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