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The fan runs but the compressor will not start

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Hi,


There are many reasons why a dehumidifier will not work or collect water.


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Dehumidifier is running but no water is in bucket

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Posted on Mar 30, 2011

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The compressor is not starting, either the start components (relay and capacitor) have failed or the compressor is no good.

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Fan runs fine, but compressor doesn't start-it hums for a few seconds, then kicks out. GE AHG40LAG2 serial AZ202478 dom 1/00 R12


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The compressor has gone bad and will not start... what you he3ar is the compressor trying to start....it will probably cost you more to replace that compressor then buying a new unit...

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i would do a continutity check on you relay and overload, other than that
what is the humidity level in the room, as well as the ambiant temp. these mahines cycle for that very reason, the fan will come on, do a check and then determine if it should start the compressor.
check if you have voltage at the compressor when its supposed to be running ( just a last thought)
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There are many reasons for a dehumidifier2_bing.gif to not work or collect water.
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No water in the bucket


You most likely have a freon leak, or the compressor is not running. When the machine first turns on you should be able to see if the compressor is running or if it is just the fan. If the compressor is not running it does have a start devise and a relay on it that can be replaced. If the compressor is bad, most units have a 5 year warranty on the compressor, so contact the manufacturer for warranty service. If the compressor is running you have a freon leak, and it would need to be found, repaired and the freon replaced. This is a large repair, estimated charge for a leak repair would be around $149.99 The reason is the long time it takes to find the leak, and all the parts needed. Drier, valve, freon, etc.. Good luck, and I hope it is only the relay. You can get those relitively inexpencively. 3 in 1 kits are also good for a hard to start compressor. They give the compressor a little more kick to start it. They are about $28.00 and easy to install once you are to the compressor. I hope this will FixYa.
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