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Everything seems to be working although I've set the humidity level at 50 but container still dry and humidity level still remains at 70. I trouble shooted everything per manual by cleaning filter etc. Still no water in the container and humidity level at about 70.

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Hi,
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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I cannot change the set point on my humidity control. It is at 70%. If I press the up arrow i get 2 beeps and no change. When I press the down arrow there is no response at all. Is there some sort of...


The problem is, your trying to raise the humidity level, not lowering. These work in reverse of what you may think. Lower the level (Arrow Down) to 32% and it will continue to run, but will draw more humidity out of the air and will not stop until the water collection bucket is full or the humidity level reaches 32% or you turn it OFF.

When you pushed the Arrow Up Button, it was already on 70%, that's as high as it will go. But that means, you're trying to maintain a 70% humidity level. If it's Summer where you are, I don't think that's what you want.

Hope this helped you. Please let me know. Thanks.

Jun 24, 2011 | Kenmore 54501 Dehumidifier

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Taking the Confusion Out of Using a Dehumidier


Many consumers are confused about setting the proper levels of humidity on dehumidifier units. And then think something is mechanically wrong with the unit. When in fact, over 70% of the time it operator error. That and a lack of proper routine maintenance are the problem.

The numbers on the LED screen represent the amount of humidity you want to maintain. Not the amount you want to remove. For example: If you set the level at 70%, which is rather high, more than likely the unit may start up momentarily and then shut OFF. That's because the setting is to high. Now, if you set it at 45%, the unit will turn ON and run until either the bucket is full and/or the humidity level has reached 45%.

Here's a good rule of thumb if you use your humidifier year round.

In the Winter you want to maintain a humidity level of 50 to 60%. The moister the air, the more comfortable it will feel. Plus, the humidity helps eliminate static electricity in the air.

Conversely, in the hot, humid Summer months, you want to keep the humidity level as low as possible (35% or less). Also, if you have ceiling fans, using them 24 hours a day, helps to move the air and generate a windchill, which fools your body into thinking it's cooler than what it really is. At the same time, it's saving on energy costs by not having to run your AC as much, because the dehumidifier is removing the humidity.

Just remember, the higher the setting, the higher the humidity level will stay. The lower the setting, the more humidity will be removed and the more comfortable you'll feel in the Summer.

And don't forget Routine Maintenance. Clean the air intake filter regularly. Clean and wipe down the refrigerant coils every 60 days. And don't allow water to remain in the collection bucket to long. As mold can build up in it.

Speaking of which, the water in the bucket, when fresh, is great for watering house plants. Because, when it's fresh, it's distilled water. No chlorine or minerals.

on May 04, 2011 | Maytag M7DH45B2A Dehumidifier

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Have classic dehumidifier model#CDR4500E. Can't adjust it automaticaly to come on or shut off. Don't understand the keypad fuctions, booklet to confusing.


Your dehumidifier preset default humidity level of 70%. Which is rather high, if you're using the unit in the hot Summer months. You can override this setting and lower the humidity level in increments to as low as 35%. Which is ideal during hot, humid weather. The Air Down button lowers the humidity level.Once the level is set, the unit will cycle ON and OFF as necessary, to maintain the level of humidity.

I have looked at the Owners Manual for you unit, and it's very thorough. But, I can understand, if you're not familiar with how the units work, it could be confusing. Page 5, is very informative on how to operate the unit, as far as setting humidity levels, which is what's important. If the operation of the unit continues to be a problem for you, contact Danby Customer Support 1-800-263-2629 and they can walk you through the procedures, while on the phone with them.

Hop this helped you. Please let me know. Thanks.

May 18, 2011 | Danby DDR2509EE Dehumidifier

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Didn't LG produce some bad Humidifiers several years ago and have a recall on not working units? I recall reading this in Consumers Reports. I bought one back then and it has not produced a drop of...


If has not produced a drop of water for several years, then it's not working properly. But, this may be a case of setting the humidity level to high. In other words, if you set it at 70% or Maximum, that's the humidity level that it will maintain, not remove. To remove humidity, the level must be set low (35% or Minimum).

To test the unit, based on what I just said, place it in the bathroom, set the level as low as possible and turn the shower on medium hot. Do Not turn the bathroom exhaust fan ON. As you leave, close the bathroom door. Return in 15 minutes, turn the shower OFF and check the bucket water collected. If there's any water in it, it's working fine. It was probably a case of the humidity level being set to high.

Hope this helped you. Please let me know. Thanks.

May 16, 2011 | LG DH305 Dehumidifier

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My humidifier dont collect water



Hi,


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


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

Dehumidifier is running but no water is in bucket

heatman101

May 16, 2011 | Maytag Dehumidifiers

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It will not run.It cuts on then cuts off. There is plenty of moisture in the air, so it's not the lack of humidity. Any help would be appreciated


Yes, you're right. There's probably enough humidity. But, the level that you have the dehumidifier set on is to high. Please understand, the percentage on the LCD screen is what the humidifier is the humidity that it will maintain, not what it will remove. If it's set on say, 65% or higher, it's not going to remove anything. That's why it turns ON and then OFF. It needs to be set lower than 50%. Probably more like 45%, then when it turns ON, it will continue to run until the humidity level reaches 45% or the unit shuts OFF, because the bucket is full.

I had a previous questioner recently, who after reading what I just told you, said, "Now, I've got it. It works opposite of a refrigerator?" Which is a perfect analogy.

Let me know if it works for you. Thanks.

May 07, 2011 | Haier 45-Pint Dehumidifier

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When it runs at 35% no problem. Runs constant. Any other setting whenever it turns on it immediately cuts off. Is this user error or broken product?


Sounds like it's working fine. If you've been operating it at 35% it's lower the humidity significantly. If you're turning the humidity level up, there's just not enough humidity for it to sense. So, it turns OFF.
It will eventually come back ON, when the humidity level rises to above the percentage you have it set on.

Hope this helped you. Please let me know.

Apr 30, 2011 | Kenmore 54501 Dehumidifier

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The dehumidifier cuts off when it is set on 70% as soon as the compressor cuts on. i can leave it on lo and it runs.


If you're setting the humidity level on 70 % , that means you want to leave the relative humidity in the house at 70%. That's why the dehumidifier is cutting off. Your house is already at 70% humidity or higher. If you want to remove humidity, set the level lower. If your trying to make it cooler in the house or remove a lot of moisture, set it a 35 to 45%.

Hope this helped solve your problem.

Apr 16, 2011 | Kenmore Dehumidifiers

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What setting should I set my dehumidifier for % humidity when the room temperature is 68


THE LOWER THE % SETTING, THE MORE MOISTURE THE DEHUMIDIFIER WILL REMOVE!!!
I have a Provic dehumidifier mainly to remove damp from walls in my 1900s terraced house ( 3rd DPC failed, another on its way). I've read a lot about the technical side and all I wanted to know was 'do i set it on the highest or lowest % to extract moisture from the walls'. I rang the Managing Director at Provic (his contact details are given on their website) who was very helpful. He advised that the lower the setting, the more damp would be removed from the walls and therefore the air, as the water passes from the wall into the air. My DH ranges from 40% to 70% so he advised me to set it at 40% in the worst affected room to remove as much moisture as possible from the walls. As the moisture is removed, the DH will collect less water and set itself to the correct level anyway. He advised me that when as much water as possible has been removed from this room and the DH % will not drop any lower, to move it to a more central position in the house, such as the hallway to then start setting the rest of the house to the correct humidity level. I set the DH to 40% and left it on overnight closing all doors to the affected room and removing containers of water such as a vase of flowers. When I got up in the morning it had switched itself off as it had already collected 3 litres of water! You do have to be careful not to over dry the air as everything, furniture and electricals, naturally needs moisture, but for a short term, quick drying solution, this level is ok.
Hope this helps!

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RH at 70 % seems to me a little excessive you really should be working somewhere around 50 to 56% the fan has to move Air through the system.
I would like to know your room Air temp what is the Air temp comming off the system. what are your parameters.

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