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Has there been a recall on this product? My compressor seems to run but no water is collected. I took the back cover off and the compressor is extremely hot and I know that other Amana dehumidifiers were recalled for fire potential due to compressors overheating. This is a Rechi 39r1218 compressor made in China.

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Your description indicates a loss of refrigerant in the dehumidifier. The metal heat exchanger above the water collector should become cold when the compressor is running - if it does not, your dehumidifier likely has lost it's refrigerant charge. You will have to take it to a certified (refrigerant handling) technician to repair. It may make more sense to replace with a new dehumidifier.

Check the CPSC website for dehumidifier recalls. they will have details of the brands/models/serial numbers of recalled units.

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SOURCE: AmanaD545M Runs but no water comes out

if the compressor is running and the coils dont cool, then you have a refrigerant leak or a plugged capillary tube. it would cost more to fix than to but a new one. sorry but its time for a new one.

Posted on Jul 31, 2009

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