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Dehumidifer quit working

Our dehumidifier worked well for about 3 years and now it seems to have quit. We had used the regular bin that came with it and had to empty the water every 24 hours but my husband recently put on a hose to drain the water. We also have two other dehumidifiers working in other rooms in our basement and they are still pulling off alot of water every 24 hours so I don't think that it is a change in the humidity in the air. Any suggestions?

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  • Tinsey56 Apr 05, 2008

    Our Fedders unit is about 3 yrs old, no matter how long it runs, it will run steady but, not draw any water. We would appreciate any feedback that you can supply.

  • jessiejb May 05, 2008

    Sounds like I have the same issue - 3 year old unit, runs continuously but water no longer collects?? Have tried cleaning inside but sill does not work. Any suggestions?

  • Anonymous Jul 22, 2008

    This is my 4th summer with this unit. It quit working in June with a bad smell almost like something was burning. The unit also became extremely noisy. Lots of corrosion inside but nothing obviously wrong. any suggestions?

  • kev_bg Aug 22, 2008

    Same problem 3yrs old.....runs forever, but no water collects. Back of unit is hot. They claim to have a 5 yr compressor warranty, but I will very surprised if they honor it. (

  • hummingbird8 Sep 09, 2008

    Our dehumidifier is about 2-3 yrs new and like other comments made about this particular model,it will run continuously but never any water collected . We have a completely finished basement w/drywall, carpet and all. We're concerned about moisture damage,being that we cant afford to fork out more$$$ for a new dehumidifier. No clue what the problem is!!

  • bmildren Oct 21, 2008

    No water collects but runs constantly. We bought ours about a year ago and we called to see what we could do and Fedder said they were being bought out by another company so there wasn't anything we could do.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2009

    D'oh! I have the same symptom...

  • Anonymous May 05, 2009

    problem: dehumidifier working but keeps icing up on inside so no water in bucket.

  • Anonymous May 14, 2009

    Fedders sucks. My dehumidifier lasted 2 yrs. What a POS.



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Looks like I am in the same boat as all of you. Identical issue with the A7DH45B2A model.
Bad compressor?

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