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Why is our dehumidifier not putting out water?

Our humidifier is not putting out water. I don't see a way to remove the air filter to clean it. I'm guessing the condenser is shot? Due to it's age (5 years old), do you think we should toss it and start over? If so, do you have a better brand to recommend?

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Marty marty

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SOURCE: No water collection

compressor may be starved for freon or blockage in freon line...tech must troubleshoot.

Posted on Jun 08, 2007

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John Tripp

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SOURCE: no water is collecting on 2 year old lg humidifier

If when you turn your dehumidifier on the compressor runs then you should get moisture. Dehumidifiers work on the same principal as refrigeration. There is a bad control switch or the compressor start relay or capacitor is defective. If compressor runs and there is no effect then that is another problem. The filter should come out the front where the air goes in front and the filter should be washed by hand in warm degrease detergent water, dry and replace. If the disposable type filter I will help you contact LG.Thanks, Sea Breeze

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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Anonymous

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SOURCE: Water condenses on top of dehumidifier

Your unit has a sealed system leak. The sealed system is warrantied for five years. Check your owners manual for this info. You will need your receipt and to call an authorized LG warranty dealer to exchange it.

Posted on Jan 23, 2010

heatman101

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SOURCE: My DeLonghi DEM10 Dehumidifier not producing water.

Hi,
Here is a tip that I wrote about that problem...

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4662409-dehumidifier_running_but_no_water_in

heatman101

Posted on Apr 30, 2010

heatman101

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SOURCE: My dehumidifier LG LHD 45 EL runs, but does not

Hi,
Here is a tip that I wrote about that problem...

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4662409-dehumidifier_running_but_no_water_in

heatman101

Posted on Apr 30, 2010

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If it's just the fan motor, it running to circulate the air, in an effort to sense humidity in the air, above the level you have the humidifier set on. Speaking of which, you may have the level set higher than what the humidity is in the house and the unit is just maintaining it. 50 to 60% is high, as opposed to 35%, which is what most folks want to maintain in the hot, humid, summer months.

If you want to test the unit, place in the bathroom, turn a hot shower ON, turn the humidifier ON and set it for 45% or minimum if your unit does not have a LED readout screen. Do Not turn the bathroom exhaust fan ON. As you leave the bathroom, close the door and don't return for 20 minutes. When you do, turn the shower OFF and check the humidifiers water collection bucket. If you see any water, the unit is working as it should. If you don't see any water, it's time to replace that unit. I say that because, at best, the parts and labor to repair the unit would be equal to or almost equal to, the price of a new dehumidifier.

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The humidity level you have the unit set on may be to high. Keep in mind, a higher number is not what the dehumidifier will remove. It's what it will maintain. Lowering the percentage to say 45% or minimum if you don't have a LED readout, should cause the unit to turn ON and collect water in the bucket. Also, be sure that the air intake filter is clean and not clogged.

If you want to do an in home test, put the humidifier in the bathroom, turn on a hot shower, set the unit to it's lowest setting and as you walk out, close the door. DO NOT use the exhaust fan in the bathroom. After about 15 - 20 minutes return to the bathroom, turn the shower OFF and check the unit's water collection bucket. If you see any water in it, it's working as it should.

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  2. Cleaning or changing the filter is also important for the main function of ensuring a healthy atmosphere is performed by the filter. Mix some bleach with warm soapy and clean the filter. It will help to get rid of the bacteria, molds and mildew.


  3. Use a vacuum cleaner to clean the evaporative coil/hot coil. Scrub off the dirt using a brush but make sure that you don’t bend the fins while cleaning.


  4. Clean the condenser or the cold coil the same way. If the humidifier is working in a room where the temperature is below 60 degrees Fahrenheit then check the coils whether it is not icing up.


  5. See to it whether the fins are bent or not, if they are bent then straighten them out using a fin comb otherwise it might obstruct the effective working of the dehumidifier.


  6. And yes do not forget to clean the fan blades and other parts of the dehumidifier.


  7. Keeping in mind the humidity level of your room, sets the humidistat of the dehumidifier as keeping it too low or too high may only make the dehumidifier to run longer than necessary.


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