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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typical for most brands of dehumidifiers.after 2-3 years use the refrigerant/freon leaks out and they wont cool,you can have it recharged,but quite expensive as i charge between $50.00 to $75.00 to do this
Well life span is 3-15 years depends how long and hard you run them. 45 pint is about 1000sqft basment. rule of thumbs bigger better. run less and do a better job. I would start by filling the bucket and place in a dry shower see if you have a crack. cant find a source for the bucket discontinued this might be your problem. http://www.repairclinic.com/SSPartDetail.aspx?s=t-M7DH45B2A-%3d%3di1025984&PartID=1025984 Repair cost are about 40-50 and hour!!!! good luck
I have a Danby DDR 458EE dehumidifer that I purchased May 27, 2008.
Used it for the summer and stored it until May this year. At the end of July of this year it started not working. It freezes up. Called Danby, they told me it was out of warrenty and to take to a repair shop. Problem being it was leaking freon so have it recharged. Called the repair shop and they explained that it is a closed system and if it is leaking Freon, they can not recharge it until the leak is found and repaired. It's against the law to discharge freon in to the atmosphere. Stated cost to repair it would be greater then buying a new one. Called Danby back and explained what repair person said. Still waiting to see if they will give me a pro-rated refund.
dehumidifier doesn't seem to run often but the humidity in the room is
high, try adjusting the humidistat control on the dehumidifier to a
dryer setting. If the dehumidifier seems to run constantly, but there's
little or no water in the container, there may be a problem in the
refrigeration system. Try cleaning the unit. If that doesn't work, you
can't repair the refrigeration system yourself, you need a qualified
appliance repair technician to do that.
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