20 Most Recent Whirlpool AD25BBK Dehumidifier Questions & Answers


Does it have a filter?
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also:

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It may be that the humidity level or temperature in the room where your dehumidifier is located is too low.

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.

Some dehumidifiers have a deicer which turns off the compressor but keeps the fan running. When the compressor is off, moisture is not removed from the air. The deicer turns off the compressor when the room temperature is cold.

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."

Whirlpool... | Answered on Mar 13, 2016


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

heatman101

Whirlpool... | Answered on Sep 07, 2011


Hi,

Here is a tip that I wrote that will help you understand why and what you cando with a dehumidifier that ices up.

Dehumidifier is Freezing up and not working

heatman101

Whirlpool... | Answered on Aug 21, 2011


John, there are 5 basic, yet solvable sfor what you described. Please pay particular attention to numbers 1 & 2.

1. The humidity extraction level is set to HIGH. Lower it to 32-35%. Isf you have an analog unit
turn the humidity extraction level knob to Maximum.

2. Air intake filter is dirty or clogged. Turn unit OFF, & Unplug the
Unit, before removing to inspect & clean it, if necessary. If washed,
allow filter to completely dry before reinstalling. DO NOT operate
the unit without the filter.

3. Obstructed air flow. Maintain a minimum of 12 to 18" of clear air
space around the entire unit.

4. Cooling coils are dirty and need to be cleaned. Use warm water & dish washing liquid to
clean the coils. Rinse and wipe dry. Apply a light coating of WD40 to the coils.

5. Ambient air temperature at floor level is between 40 - 60 degrees.
dehumidifiers do not work well between those temperatures
(Unless, you have a Low Temp Unit). This applies mainly to
where the air temperature at floor level is colder than at shoulder level
in basement applications. Raising the unit up off the floor,
onto a sturdy table, counter top, etc, that can handle the weight
of the unit, plus a full tank of water, will usually resolve this
problem.

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 hope this helps your to troubleshoot and solve the problem. Thanks for choosing FixYa.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Aug 15, 2011


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

heatman101

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Whirlpool... | Answered on Aug 13, 2011


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

heatman101

Whirlpool... | Answered on Aug 06, 2011


Possibly, but I doubt it. Because, there are 5 basic, yet solvable reasons for what you described. Please pay particular attention to numbers 1 & 2..

1. Operator Error - The humidity extraction level is set to HIGH. Lower it to 32-35%. If you have a
mechanical unit, set the manual control knob to Maximum.

2. Air intake filter is dirty or clogged. Turn unit OFF, & Unplug the
Unit, before removing to inspect & clean it, if necessary. If washed,
allow filter to completely dry before reinstalling. DO NOT operate
the unit without the filter.

3. Obstructed air flow. Maintain a minimum of 12 to 18" of clear air
space around the entire unit.

4. Cooling coils are dirty and need to be cleaned. Use warm water & dish washing liquid to
clean the coils. Rinse and wipe dry. Apply a light coating of WD40 to the coils.

5. Ambient air temperature at floor level is between 40 - 60 degrees.
dehumidifiers do not work well between those temperatures
(Unless, you have a Low Temp Unit). This applies mainly to
where the air temperature at floor level is colder than at shoulder
level
in basement applications. Raising the unit up off the floor,
onto a sturdy table, counter top, etc, that can handle the weight
of the unit, plus a full tank of water, will usually resolve this
problem.

Not all of the above will apply to your situation. But, they are good know for future reference.
I hope this helped you and thanks for choosing FixYa.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Jul 31, 2011


check to make sure the compressor is running. try smacking it 5/6 times with a hammer while it's running, surrounding lights should dim for a second, should have low hum sound. This solved my problem

Whirlpool... | Answered on Jul 27, 2011


The only approved refrigerant gas that is now approved by the EPA is R134a.

Hope this helps you. Thanks for choosing fixture.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Jul 23, 2011


A standard Garden Hose will work. However, the hose can not be any longer than 5 feet and must always slope downward. As, there is no pump in the dehumidifier. It relies entirely on gravity to drain thru a hose. So, unless your condensation pump is within 5 feet of the dehumidifier, it won't work.

Hope this helped you. Please let e know.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Jun 28, 2011


There are 5 basic things that can cause this problem. All are solvable.

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, remove and clean it, if necessary. If washed,
allow filter to completely dry before reinstalling. DO NOT operate the unit without the filter.

3. Obstructed air flow. Maintain a minimum of 12 to 18" of clear air space around the entire unit.

4. Cooling coils are dirty and need to be cleaned. Use warm water & dish washing liquid to clean
the coils. Rinse and wipe dry. Apply a light coating of WD40 to the coils.

5. Ambient air temperature at floor level is between 40 - 60 degrees F. Dehumidifiers do not work
well between those temperatures (Unless, you have a Low Temp Unit). This applies mainly to
basement applications, where the air temperature at floor level is colder than at shoulder level.
Raising the unit up off the floor, onto a sturdy table, counter top, etc, that can handle the weight
of the unit, plus a full tank of water, will usually resolve this problem.

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 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.

Hope this helped you to troubleshoot and solve the problem. Please let me know. Thanks.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Jun 21, 2011


http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-number/Whirlpool-Parts/Dehumidifier-Parts/1172075/0042/106/Model-AD25BBK0/1198/0907000?keySuffixId=NA&productTypeId=x&searchModelNumber=AD25BBK0&subCompDesc=Cabinet&brandDesc=WHIRLPOOL&modelDesc=DEHUMIDIFIER&blt=11

I would suspect the float first, IF the unit is level. But it could also be blocked with gunk and you will need to check the drain holes. I have always found a guitar string is an affective clean out of drain lines and holes.

The orange light indicates that your bucket is full, so if it isn't then it is most likely the float above.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Jun 19, 2011


If the unit is freezing up your fan might not be working or you may have a leak in the refrigeration system. But both of those thing cost more than a new dehumidifier. Dehumidifiers are not worth repairing they are disposable. hope this helps.

Whirlpool... | Answered on May 11, 2011


Hi,

Here is a tip that I wrote that will help you understand why and what you cando with a dehumidifier that ices up.

Dehumidifier is Freezing up and not working

heatman101

Whirlpool... | Answered on Apr 05, 2011


Make sure it is in a damp place. Feel the coils that are abouve the pan one should be warm and the other should feel cool. If not maybe you are hearing the fan turning and the compressor is not comming on.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Mar 20, 2011

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