I have a Fedders dehumidifer model # A70145D2A-A-R. It is a few years old and it's worked pretty great but now it just runs continuously and no moisture is gathered. What can I do to fix it? I was...
You'd be hard pressed to find a Fedders like yours. They've been out of business for several years.
There are several basic things that can cause what you described.
1. The humidity extraction level is improperly set. Lower the level to 32-35%
2. A dirty of clogged air intake filter. Turn the unit OFF unplug it and remove the filter for cleaning.
3. Obstructed air space. A dehumidifier requires a minimum of 12" clear air space around the entire
4. The ambient air temperature at floor level is between 40 & 60 Degrees F. Dehumidifiers do not work well in that temperature (Except low temp models). This especially true in a basement application, because the air temperature at floor level is colder than say, chest level. Raising the unit up off the floor onto a sturdy table, cabinet top, etc, that can handle the weight of the unit, plus a full tank of water, will normally resolve that problem.
5. The cooling coils are dirty and need to be cleaned.
1 The humidity sensor has failed an needs to be replaced.
2.The compressor is low on refrigerant gas and needs to be recharged.
Sometimes the repairs (Time spent finding, the Parts & labor), if necessary, can cost almost as much or as much as a new unit, which would have a full warranty.
Hope this helped you troubleshoot the basic and solvable problems and you won't need to make any critical repairs. Please let me know. Thanks.
Jun 16, 2011 |
Fedders R6DH45X Dehumidifier