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I have an AMFAH 2009LCD unit. it sounds like it i running but does not seem to be working as no water in the tank after 1 hour. Could it be a simple blockage or something more complicated? Thanks

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There are many reasons why a dehumidifier willnot work or collect water.
Here is a tip that I wrote to help people to figure out what is going wrongwith their dehumidifier

Dehumidifier is running but no water is in bucket


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wow it seems you really have a lot of moisture , 1st i suggest you find and seal location of water entry second you might have to consider getting a second unit or a larger unit to work as your primary and save smaller unit for use as a back up
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    1. The humidity extraction level is set to HIGH. Lower it to 32-35%. If you have a manually
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    2. Air intake filter is dirty or clogged. Turn unit OFF, & Unplug the
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    3. Obstructed air flow. Maintain a minimum of 12 to 18" of clear air
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    4. Cooling coils are dirty and need to be cleaned. Use warm water & dish washing liquid to
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    5. Ambient air temperature at floor level is between 40 - 60 degrees.
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    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 really hope this helped you to troubleshoot and solve the problem.
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