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Lg lhd65el dehumidifier icing up

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my unit is 2 yrs old, just ices up now

fins are clean, filter clean

basement is over 70 degrees, what can i do??

thanks

jason

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  • jlcusimano Aug 21, 2008

    Unit is 1 yr. old. Worked fine last year; this yr. coil is icing up and humidity set control will not change set point. Model is LG LHD65EL.

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This will need to be serviced. LG has a 5 year warranty on these models. They usually will tell you of a service center nearby which will service it free of charge since it is under warranty. If you do not live near a service center they may ship you a replacement and you send your old dehumidifier back to them. Make sure you have your reciept when you contact them so they can verify it is 2 years old.

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When the dehumidifier runs it forms ice on the top of the unit and does not collect much water in the bottom.


The problem you described can be caused by 3 things:

1. The air intake filter is dirty or clogged and needs to be removed and cleaned.

2. The cooling coils are dirty and need to be cleaned. Turn the unit OFF & unplug it before attempting
to clean the coils with warm water and mild dish washing liquid. Then rinse and wipe dry. A light
coating of WD40 will help them stay clean.

3. The dehumidifier is being operated in a basement, where the air temperature at floor level is
below 65 degrees. When this happens dehumidifiers struggle at temps below 65 degrees F
unless it its a Low Temp model, designed for basement applications. Raising the unit up off
the floor onto a sturdy table or counter top, that can hold the weight of the unit, plus a full tank
of water, will generally resolve this problem.

I hope this helps you to troubleshoot & solve the problem. Thanks for choosing FixYa.

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My lg dehumidifier 3 yrs old acts like it is running normally but does not extract any water from the basement air. what can i do?


There are 5 basic, but solvable reason for what you described. Please pay particular attention to numbers 1, 2 & 5.

1. The humidity extraction level is set to HIGH. Lower it to 32-35%.

2. Air intake filter is dirty or clogged. Turn unit OFF, & Unplug the
Unit, before removing to inspect & clean it, if necessary. If washed,
allow filter to completely dry before reinstalling. DO NOT operate
the unit without the filter.

3. Obstructed air flow. Maintain a minimum of 12 to 18" of clear air
space around the entire unit.

4. Cooling coils are dirty and need to be cleaned. Use warm water & dish washing liquid to
clean the coils. Rinse and wipe dry. Apply a light coating of WD40 to the coils.

5. Ambient air temperature at floor level is between 40 - 60 degrees.
dehumidifiers do not work well between those temperatures
(Unless, you have a Low Temp Unit). This applies mainly to
where the air temperature at floor level is colder than at shoulder
level
in basement applications. Raising the unit up off the floor,
onto a sturdy table, counter top, etc, that can handle the weight
of the unit, plus a full tank of water, will usually resolve this
problem.

If none of the above solves the problem, it may be a case of the compressor needs to be recharged with refrigerant gas or that the humidity condenser sensor has failed. These things usually occur in units that are 5 years old or older. It's rare in a unit younger than that. But, it can happen.

I hope this has helped you troubleshoot and solve the problem. Thanks for choosing FixYa.

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Why is my dehumidifier icing up.


The room temperature is probably too cold, or there's poor airflow
Here's some info that should help you figure out what's causing the problem:

If the evaporator coil is frosting completely and evenly, the most common cause is that the room temperature is too cold. Most dehumidifiers are not meant to be used when the room temperature drops much below 70°F and certainly not below 65°F (depending on humidity). There are however some models called "basement" dehumidifiers which are.

Another possible cause on standard models is poor air flow through the unit. If the fan motor is not turning fast enough (or at all) or the evaporator, condenser or filter (if used) being plugged can also cause this symptom .

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Frigidare FDM70S1 The appliance is 3 yrs. old. It worked fine, but began to ice up. It's been in the same location for the entire time. The bottom half freezes up. The filter is clean. The fan works....


Hi,


In your case you have a refrigerant leak and the unit is low on charge...unfortunately till you find the leak and fix it, then recharge the unit, you will have more money into the old one then to buy a new one...


Here is a tip that I wrote that will help you understand why and what you can do with a dehumidifier that ices up.

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typically happens when there is a lot of dust in air. Try cleaning it VERY well, which would mean, shutting it for a few days, letting it melt and dry off, then not only vacuuming it, but then take an air gun (or Air in a can) and get the dust off the coils. Obviously if there is a filter clean it, or replace it.
Check for bent fins on the coil. Most of the newer ones (and yours should as well) have an auto defrost to help with that.
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