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Will not turn on

My LG dehumidifier (LHD45ELY6) won't turn on after more than a year of use. It was emptied a couple days after the "bucket full" light turned on, which I hope was not the problem.

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  • sage1 Aug 24, 2008

    I also forgot to mention that when I unplug and plug it back in, it beeps once.

  • Anonymous Sep 09, 2008

    Will not turn on. No display on control panel.

  • Anonymous Sep 09, 2008

    I have the same problem, does anyone answer these questions? *crickets chirping*

  • street248 Sep 09, 2008

    will not turn on. control panel blank.

  • Anonymous Sep 13, 2008

    same here. Maybe a bug that made all these units shut off at the same time. Mine hasn't worked in almost 2 weeks. BTW the number on the manual that came with is for LG cell phones. Very helpful.

  • jjsanza1973 Sep 18, 2008

    My unit was turned on and just shut off by itself. Empted the water pan and cleaned the filter. Still will not turn on.

  • snowacki Oct 19, 2008

    I am having the same exact problem, it just stopped working after 1 1/2 years. When I unplug it and plug it back in it just beeps once. I tried to call customer service and they said that it has a 5 year warranty but they can only help me if I have the original store receipt from almost 2 YEARS AGO! Otherwise, I have to pay for the repairs myself.

  • Anonymous Nov 07, 2008

    Water bucket is empty although the panel says its full. It will not run and has an error code of CH-01. That LG can not help me with. The unit is 8 months old.

  • Anonymous Nov 20, 2008

    Same problem

  • Rubinsky2 Dec 31, 2008

    My
    LHD45ELY7 also will not start after flawless operation for 6 weeks. After cleaning the filter...hardly contaminated, and wiggling the drawer, repositioning the drawer, which was empty though the indicator light said it was full, it would turn on. Now, it will not turn on. This unit functions well when it turns on in these swampy environment [June to October].



    W. Butler

    Wash. DC (The Swamp)

  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2009

    Fan will not run.

  • Bigfoot888 Mar 29, 2009

    I have the same problem - the unit acts like it is dead. When plugged in, the control panel has no response - completely dead. When you plug it in, there is a single beep. I have taken all of the covers off and the beep comes from inside the electronics box on the left rear of the unit. I suspect one of the electrical items on the PC board inside that box has failed. I'm a mechanical guy, not an electrical guy, so I can't diagnose it further since I don't know what would beep like that. I'm going to try to buy a new PC board somewhere and see if that solves the problem. Suffice to say I'm not happy with LG, as the unit is only a couple of years old.

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Boys and girls, I hate to tell you this -- but those units are DEAD. I had the same problems as being discussed here (not turning on, electronic chirp, bucket full signals), but with one other important feature -- the unit became so hot that I couldn't touch the top. At first it sounded and smelled like the fan was jammed, and later it sounded like the compressor wasn't working.

Anyway, after two weeks of dealing with LG (1-800-243-0000, and be prepared to call back several times as they have a phone problem), they have finally decided to refund me the money on my unit. Give them a call and speak to them. Also, as my unit was intermittently working, I would recommend that you unplug your malfunctioning unit if you are having these problems. A dead dehumidifier is one thing, a house fire is quite another thing.

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I emptied the bucket once a day and now it does not fill in a week. Live in Lakeland Fl. and humidity is high.

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