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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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