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Fan does not come on

The compressor will turn on, but the fan itself does not turn on.  The dehumidifier turns off after a few minutes and does not produce any water.  The fan spins really easy by hand when I had it apart.  What could be the problem here?

 

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  • fatcats Oct 26, 2007

    Thanks for the quick response.  I don't have the cash right now for a new better brand dehumidifier, but I can come up with the $40 for a new fan motor.  Thanks again.

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I've seen abunch of these. The fan motor has a fuse wound into the windings. It cannot be replaced you need a new fan motor. The motors seem to run hot normally, leading to a short lifespan.
 I suggest buying a better brand unit.

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