Question about Kenmore 54501 Dehumidifier
We just bought a used kenmore dehumidifier, model # 2535030000, let it run for a couple of days, and it's not filling up. All the lights turn on, and the fan runs. There is over 70% moisture in the room. What might need repair or cleaning?
I had the same problem. I just narrowed it down to the humidistat by wrapping it in a baby wipe. It runs smooth now and fills the bucket....I'm off now looking for a replacement.
Posted on Aug 13, 2007
A dehumidifier is just a refrigerating machine with it's shirt hanging out and there is not much in the way of serviceable parts inside.
If the compressor runs - the throbbing sound - and it doesn't collect water then either the intake filter screen is totally clogged with fluff or the compressor has leaked it's gas away, in which case it might run continuously and get hot to no good effect.
If it doesn't run then it may be that the motor capacitor has failed, but that can soon lead to the compressor motor cooking itself; leaving you with an expensive doorstop.
The one thing you might get checked is the "bucket full" switch. There will be a floating part on the bucket which rises up when the bucket fills and eventually makes contact with another part which is connected to a small switch. If that switch has failed you might be lucky and get an inexpensive repair job done.
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Posted on Jul 01, 2008
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