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Hi! We have a Frigidaire FDL70S1 dehumidifier that is almost 2 years old. Lately it will run for a few minutes and then trip the circuit. We tried the dehumidifier in a different outlet, and although the circuit didn't trip, the outlet itself doesn't work now. We're thinking it's time to say goodbye to this appliance, as it's a potential fire hazard?

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Hi,
The most likely cause of the problems you are having is that the compressor is bad and the windings are shorted...
The dehumidifier will run without trying to start the compressor for a few minutes and then when the compressor goes to start POP!! the elecrical system gets overloaded...
Those units are not worth repairing, so yes... junk it and get a new one...

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