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There are basically two moving parts, the fan and the compressor. It more then likely is the fan. Be sure the air path is clean and the fan blade does not hit anything. If it is the compressor I would suggest getting a new unit and using that one elsewhere for the short time it has left.
on May 30, 2014
Turn the ON/OFF Switch to OFF and unplug the unit for 15 minutes.Once the time has elapsed, plug the unit in and turn the unit ON.Hopefully,
during that 15 minute timeout, the electronics reset and reverted back
to the original factory settings. And the unit will turn ON when you
press the ON/OFF Switch.It's also a good idea to check the
outlet it's plugged into. It very well could be an issue with the outlet
(no power) or the circuit breaker for that outlet has tripped.If you continue to have a problem getting it started, contact LG Customer Support 1-800-243-0000.
on May 28, 2013
The switch is defective...it is only a simple on/off switch that will probably should "make" when pushed in...even though it clicks the switch may not make contact because of the contacts being burnt or dirt in them...
The switch can be bypassed by cutting the wires going to it and then wires then wire nutted together...the only down side to this is that the machine will not cutoff if the bucket gets full, but you have the hose hooked up anyway...
Anyway... that is what I would do if it were my machine....
Make sure to unplug before trying anything...!!!
on Oct 09, 2011
If the hose is still connected and it's not clogged, the water shouldn't have filled the bucket.But, let's get back to emptying the bucket and reinstalling it and the unit won't start.
Several things can cause the this. The first and most notable is the bucket is not installed properly. When that happens the bucket safety removal switch, does not make firm contact with the bucket when it's reinstalled. If the hose is still attached, temporarily remove it and reinstall the bucket so that it fits "squarely" from top to bottom into it's holder. Make sure that is makes firm contact with the bucket safety removal switch on the back wall of the bucket holder. When installed properly the bottom of the bucket should not tilt down at the bottom.
The second most notable thing, is that the humidity level in the room is the same as whet you have the unit set to extract. In this case, the unit won't turn ON, until the surrounding humidity level rises. To test this, lower the humidity extraction level to 32%. If the bucket is installed properly and the Air Intake Filter is clean, the unit should start.
I hope this helped you to troubleshoot and solve the problem. Thanks for choosing FixYa.
on Aug 22, 2011
To find the Annual Energy Cost, look in the Owner's Manual or other paper work that came with the unit. The Energy Star rating paper work will have that information. However, that cost does not include routine maintenance cost or any repairs that may arise from running the unit constantly for 360 days. Sounds like you'll be running it in a damp basement.
Hope this helped you and thanks for choosing FixYa.
on Aug 06, 2011
There are 5 basic, but solvable reason for 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%.
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
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
Your particular model has been retired. However, the Owner's Manual for the replacement (much like yours) is available at the following link. http://www.haieramerica.com/en/asset/product/31b6415af4
You can download & print it for future reference.
I hope this helped you to troubleshoot & solve the problem.
on Jul 11, 2011
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