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I have a old sunbeam delux evaporative humidifer and I need the insert that goes inside. It is a sponge filter approx 38 inches round where can I get a replacement? Thanks

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It is three and a half years old and ices up even at warm temps.


The problem you're having is generally caused by the air intake filter needing to be removed and cleaned and/or the cooling coils need to be cleaned.

I assume you already know how to remove and clean the filter, since you've had the unit for 3 1/2 years, so I won't bore you by addressing that.

The coils can be cleaned with warm water and a mild dish washing detergent using a sponge or rag. Once they have been wiped down, rinsed and dried, apply a light coating of WD40 to the coils.

Hope this helped you & thanks for choosing FixYa.

Sep 19, 2011 | Kenmore 54701 Dehumidifier

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Sunbeam accudry dehumidifier runs, sucks air, but no water.


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

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

Sep 07, 2011 | Sunbeam Evaporative Humidifier...

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I need to know how to clean filter. Lost book


Hello,

follow the below instructions:

Turn off the dehumidifier machine and unplug it from the wall.

Lift the water bucket up and out of the dehumidifier.

Locate the filter located under the compartment that houses the water bucket. Lift the filter straight up and out of the dehumidifier.

Vacuum as much of the visible dirt and debris as possible.

Fill a sink half full with water. Place the filter in the water and allow it to soak for one to two minutes.

Wipe both sides of the filter with a wet sponge to remove any remaining dirt and debris. Rinse the filter with clean water.
Wipe the filter with a dry cloth to remove excess moisture. Allow it to air dry for approximately 30 minutes before inserting it back into the dehumidifier.
Good luck.

Aug 11, 2010 | Frigidaire Dehumidifiers

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Just wanna know how to set the temperature on it


dehumidifiers do not have a temperature control, rather, they have a humidity control. usually you set the humidity control to go off when the level of moisture in the room reaches normal (approx. 25-35% winter;38-55% summer). Best way is to run it at full on for 1 to 4 days (until you know the moisture level is how you want it), then turn the knob until the unit goes off . This will be the ideal setting. Goodluck<Macgivor

Jan 16, 2010 | DeLonghi DDE40E Dehumidifier

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Humidifer is not taking out water. Is there a start capacator for the compressor?


This could be one of several things, we are assuming the air is humid. If the fan is not running and the compressor is, replace or repair fan motor. If the compressor is running, the output line from the compressor should be warm, if not you probably have low refrigerant gas, plugged cap tube or a bad compressor. If it is slightly warm check the evaporator portion at the outlet of the cap tube, it should be cold, probably in the 40F range depending on ambient temperature, if not see above.

Goof Luck,
Gilsh

Nov 26, 2009 | Amana D545M Dehumidifier

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New humidifer continually shuts on and off. On for about 7 second


float swithch in water tank. if using hose check for plug between tank and hose allowing tank to fill up

Oct 22, 2009 | Frigidaire Dehumidifiers

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Coils Ice Up and nothing is dehumidified


If the coil is clean, then have a tech check for a low charge. This will cause the coil to freeze up. Humidifers are known to lose gas and owners aren't told this so end up buying new one and scraping the old one. Trust me on this. I have seen this many times. I repair high end machinery as my business.

May 30, 2009 | Maytag M7DH65B2A Dehumidifier

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