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Deuhumidifier will turn on, but not for long and no water is dispensed. Filter is clean. is the compressor gone?

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Hi, Yup, compressor may be shot, but it may also be the PCB...at any rate it is not worth trying to fix...

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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Posted on May 27, 2011

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Bill, There are 5 basic, but solvable reason for what you described. You have already eliminated 2 of them. But the rest still apply. Especially # 1.

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
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Here is a tip that I wrote to help people to figure out what is going wrongwith their dehumidifier

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The compressor does not kick on - this is the second one I have purchased in the last couple of years and believe there must be some things I can check out on my own. I only run it during the summer...


Yes, there are some things you can check.

The first thing to check is the setting on the Dehumidifier. If it's above 60%, it's not likely that the compressor will turn ON, as 60% is a pretty high humidity level. Keep in mind, if it's set at 60% that's what it will maintain, not remove. Lowering the level to 45% will have a much bigger effect.

Now, let's suppose, after turning the setting down, it doesn't cause the compressor to turn ON.
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Check and clean the air intake filter regularly. A clogged filter causes the compressor strain to keep up. Also, cleaning the coolant coils prior to using it in the Summer, can go a long way. After cleaning, a light coat of WD40 really helps.

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When the outdoor temperature is below 50 F, the indoor air will be dry even when the air inside is warm, therefore when it's cold outside the dehumidifier may collect little or no water.

Air conditioners will also remove moisture from the room, even if it's hot and humid outside, resulting in little or no moisture collecting in the dehumidifier bucket.

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Some dehumidifiers do not have a deicer. If the room temperature is low enough, ice may form on the evaporator coil. The ice prevents the dehumidifier from removing and collecting water. If ice forms on coils, unplug dehumidifier until ice melts and room temperature rises.

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