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Fan doesn't run on kenmore 5230 dehumidifier

When cool, fan runs, but after cycling off and back on, fan doesn't run, and compressor kicks off shortly after.

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  • shopratt Apr 10, 2009

    i had same problem with fan motor. it turned out to be the thermal overload in the motor.

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Sounds like the fan motor is bad most are not repairable new ones about 50$ dan

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My Kenmore dehumidifier fan runs all the time & compressor kicks in & out. I the fan supposed to run continually.


yes if its less than two years old the new ones run the fan all the time and cycle the compressor off humidity of room , the fans even have speeds on some models so you can turn em down

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Fan runs but compressor doesn't kick in


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Does the fan on a Kenmore dehumidifier run continuously, or does it shut off when the set point is reached? I returned a Frigidaire unit because the fan is designed to run continuously.


That depends on the manufacturer and in what mode you are operating it. If it's Continuous Mode. Yes, the fan will continue to run, as it's recirculating the air, in an effort to determine if and when the humidity level rises. Then the compressor will turn ON to extract the humidity.

Also, most units will do this if they are running thru the Defrost Cycle. This happens when the cooling coils frost over. It to, is a normal cycle.

So, if you are operating the dehumidifier in Continuous Mode, it's acceptable.
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Compressor seems to be overheating although top is cool. Continues to run but doesn't collect water. Fan is working. Can't locate model number.


If the compressor motor is overheating, it's usually a result of low refrigerant gas in the cooling coils. Recharging is an option, if you can find a shop that will do it.

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Fan kicks on but compressor does'nt start. Humidity control checked out. Compressor ohmed out. Fan runs for about a minute then it shuts down.


i would do a continutity check on you relay and overload, other than that
what is the humidity level in the room, as well as the ambiant temp. these mahines cycle for that very reason, the fan will come on, do a check and then determine if it should start the compressor.
check if you have voltage at the compressor when its supposed to be running ( just a last thought)
ive seen compressors ohm out, but in fact be bad

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Fan runs but copressor will not kick on


The Main reasons that this will happen
1 - A bad run capacitor (silver or metal capacitor)
It’s either shorted, grounded or open.
If it’s shorted a lot of times it will bulge out, (sometimes slightly)
2 - A bad start kit ( plastic capacitor and Relay connected to it )
The capacitor is either shorted or open
The relay either has an open coil between terminals #1 and #5
Or the relay is stuck.
Any time you change the capacitor or relay you should change
the other, especially if they are over a year old.
3 - A loose, burnt or disconnected wire
4 - Wired wrong
5 Compressor is open (windings burnt open)
6 Low on charge not getting enough cooling back to compressor, (Feel top of compressor to see if it’s hot it shouldn‘t be)
7 Some compressors have a black plastic overload under the compressor cap which could be bad.

Jul 30, 2009 | Kenmore 53701 Dehumidifier

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Humidifier compressor does not stay on more than 1-2 minutes


Sounds like bad relay on compressor or bad compressor. There is only so far you can go yourself without knowledge in electrical and AC units. Suggest you call a service tech or if you can take it to service cemter near you. Russ

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My Kenmore had the problem of the fan running, but not the compressor. The compressor overload part was bad.

Togarba

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if the compressor is running and the fan is running then the unit has a sealed system leak that will need to be repaired and recharged to function properly

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