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LG Dehumidifier Here is a strange problem! The dehumifier worked great for about a year and than went crazy. The unit will run for five minutes or so and then dies for a few seconds and then restarts. When it dies, the lights on the same circuit go almost out (dead short????)and then come back "on". The unit then runs for another 5 minutes and then repeats the cycle. I turned the humidstat so that the unit was always "on" to eliminate any question of the controls being screwed up. Still does it! When I first bought the unit, I had it plugged into a heavy duty (industrial- 20 amp) extension cord and one day the found the socket to be burned out. At the time I thought it was a problem with the cord so I changed it and had no further problem until now. Can this unit be saved? Fearing a fire, I have unplugged it.

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  • Anonymous Jul 24, 2008

    I had the exact same experience. The unit was extremely loud, so I'm not all that disappointed to be replacing it - with another brand, of course.

  • clinchma74 Aug 06, 2008

    I just bought a dehumidifier lhd65Ebly7 this weekend at Big Lots. I ran it for two days, and emptied the tank when the light said full. Today, I removed the tank before it was full and think I hit the full button doing it. When I replaced the tank the motor did not start. The display shows two bars on each but the motor does not start. I tried unpugging the unit and let it sit for a while to see if the circuit would reset but when I replugged it there was no change in response. IT LOOKS LIKE THE CONTROL CIRCUITS have failed. I tried to push all of the buttons (one at a time) to get a change on the display bu nothing happened. If there is a fix please e-mail me me. If there is none I will return it to Big Lots for a refund.

    Sincerely
    M.R. Clinch

  • Anonymous Oct 29, 2008

    Almost the same problem, My lights dim slightly only when the unit compressor starts back up which I think could be normal. I thought it might be in the electronics vs. the electrical.

    The unit will draw water out of the air ok, but it needs to be off for a while before it resets itself. maybe this is normal cycling to avoid freeze-up? I don't know. Sometimes starts consistently at the same HUmidity setting sometimes not

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Had hot weather, worked fine, then turned cold , stoped running and just come on ever once while checked water no water in tank, lights are on what do you think is wrong got it on 35%, wated it to at least run the fan, because it cleans the air.

Posted on Oct 26, 2007

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The compressor motor is badly damaged...surprised it is turning on at all...the starting winding is bad, the running winding is fine...the motor is ...well done. new dehumidifier cheaper than fix

Posted on May 27, 2007

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