Question about Maytag M7DH65B2A Dehumidifier

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Ground fault as soon as I plug it in.

I was given this dehumidifier by a friend. It work great for a while then all of a sudden it just trips the GFCI breaker in the wall outlet every time you plug it in. The house circuit and outlet are at 20amps. There are no obvious burn mark inside. Any thoughts? I am finding it very difficult to locate a service center for this model. Thanks, JPT

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I have a Maytag Dehumidifier Model # M7DH65B2A *A. When I plug it in, it trips the GFCI. The coil is clean. Do you have any tips for a solution?

Posted on Jun 15, 2008

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Make sure the coil inside is clean. I own three units and all stoped working, triping breakers ect untill I cleaned the coil, It was jammed with dirt.

Posted on May 04, 2008

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You more than likely have a dead short in the compressor

Posted on Nov 09, 2007

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