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Kenmore dehumidifier runs but won't collect water

My kenmore dehumidifier sounds like it's working, but doesn't collect water. I cleaned the coils behind it, but don't see a filter to clean. It ran for about a week after I cleaned the coils. The coils still look clean. I took the pan out, but no filter!

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Hi,
If you haven't done so already, try removing and cleaning the inlet filter screen which is almost certainly just behing the inlet grille. It may slide upwards out of the casing or downwards unto the bucket area. If this is blocked with fluff then no moist air will get to the cold pipes, so little or no water will be extracted. There's also a chance that the humidity sensor is clogged with fluff, so fooling the system into thinking the room is pretty dry, in which case the compressor will probably not run.
A running compressor can usually be detected as a deep throbbing from the machine. If it is running, but not cooling the pipes behind the intake grille, then you may have lost the refrigerant from the system via a leak. If the air coming out of the machine is warm (caused by the compressor running) but there is no water produced this may be the cause.

Explore along these lines and let me know what you find.
Cheers, D

Posted on Jul 31, 2008

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