20 Most Recent Amana D530M Dehumidifier Questions & Answers


Does the unit sound normal? Does it appear to be getting warm? More than likely the compressor is locked up and it is drawing locked rotor amperage which is high and will trip a breaker or blow a fuse.

Amana D530M... | Answered on Aug 01, 2012


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

Amana D530M... | Answered on Aug 23, 2011


If the machine's compressor runs when you switch it on, then turn the machine on maximum and let it run for an hour or so. Then check the coils in the back with your hand. If they are not getting cold at all, then there is a significant problem with the refrigeration process in the unit. It may have developed a leak and allowed your refrigerant gas to escape, or there may be another internal problem with the compressor. Either way you would need to have it serviced by a fridge technician, or more likely just replaced with a whole new unit since both options can potentially cost about the same.

If the unit runs normally and the coils are getting cold, then make sure they are not totally icing up which will impede the unit's performance. If your dehumidifier is freezing up then that probably means the unit itself is actually working well and you probably just have the unit turned up too high for the conditions.

Try turning down the setting on the unit so that it cycles on and off every few hours and does not run continuously.

Also try using some warm soapy water to clean off any dust or oily residue from the cooling coils in the rear of the unit. Remember to also clean the air intake filter while you are at it.

The ambient temperature in the room may also be a bit too low, so you can try adding some heat to the room if necessary. A dehumidifier will not work properly if the ambient air temperature is too low. Basically, the warmer and more humid the room is, the better they work. Since warm air rises, you can even try lifting the unit higher up off the cold floor onto a bench or table where the air is warmer.

Sometimes the drain tube leading to the bucket is clogged. You can often clean this out by inserting the pointy end of a long heavy duty plastic zip tie and jiggling it around a bit. Do not insert anything metal or sharp into the tube or you may damage it.

You can click on the following link for a general operating and troubleshooting guide with additional tips on effective dehumidifier operation:

http://www.allergyconsumerreview.com/dehumidifier-advice-troubleshooting.html


And here is a link to a tip from another Expert (Heatman101) which includes his very detailed troubleshooting guide for dehumidifiers:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4662409-dehumidifier_running_but_no_water_in


Please comment back here to this page if you have any details to add, have any questions, have difficulty accessing the links, or just require further general assistance and I will respond as soon as I see it.

I hope that was helpful to you, good luck.

If you choose to rate Heatman 101's tip using the Thumbs Up scale provided, I thank you very much for your time and consideration.

Joe.

Amana D530M... | Answered on Jun 20, 2011


The problem may simply be a case of a dirty or clogged air intake filter and having the humidity extraction level set to high. Both are easy to do and should solve the problem.

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

Amana D530M... | Answered on Jun 01, 2011


Hi,
Wait a few minutes and try again...it will work...

heatman101

Amana D530M... | Answered on May 27, 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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Amana D530M... | Answered on May 27, 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

Amana D530M... | Answered on May 27, 2011


We all appear to be in the same mess --Thanx Haier
This product says its Amana, but rest assured it is an Haier
The problem is most likely with the engineering design of the board. Im not an electrical engineer so be careful litning to me to closely :) There is only a half bridge rectifier on this board and 2 zener diodes that clamp down on the voltage. My guess on yours is the Zeners have been shorted and no longer clamping voltage down to aroun 24 volts for the low side of the board. I spoke with Haier and they have no schematics that state the zener specifications. They also said there was a 6 month backorder on ordering a new board. Oh and by the way if you want to order a new board and wait 6 months for the backorder it would cost you 75.00. All this jsut to repeat the problem again, because of bad design. O well ----- I wish products were not made better, so I wouldnt have to fill guilty about putting this in the landfills.

Amana D530M... | Answered on Jan 06, 2011


Hi,
Here is a tip that will help you with basic trouble shooting..

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3877515-dehumidifier_problems_dehumidifier

heatman101

Amana D530M... | Answered on Apr 21, 2010


Hi,

You will have to contact Amana support on phone and get he details from them:

866-616-2664
Mon-Fri: 8am - 8pm
Sat: 8:30am - 5pm

Let me know if you need anymore help.

Thank you for using fixya.

Amana D530M... | Answered on Jan 27, 2010


Most dehumidifiers have a defrost mode in which the compressor is turned off to give time for the frozen water to melt. The freezing problem ocurrs when the unit is used in very cold weather. Check your manual to see if this unit comes with automatic defrost mode. If it does, it would appear that it is not operating correctly and you can request warranty service. If no defrost mode is available, then your only option is to heat up the room in order to use the dehumidifer within its limit of operation. Some units can operate as low as 36 F, but most units cannot go that low. Find out what your unit's specs are from the manufacturers web site.

Amana D530M... | Answered on Jan 05, 2009


Google (amana)(D965E-R)(manual) without parens.

Amana... | Answered on Sep 14, 2018

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