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How to clean the air filter for kenmore 35 pint dehumidifier

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SOURCE: kenmore model 580.54701 70 Pint dehumidifier

Evaporator fan is not turning on - a problem with almost all dehumidifiers... probably on this unit (being so new) it's the control circuitry (in the circuit board) which switches the fan on...
I have the same unit with the same problem)

Good luck!

Posted on Dec 04, 2007

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IS THE ROOM HUMIDITY LOW. IF IT IS BELOW 30% THE HUMIDISTAT WILL SHUT DOWN THE UNIT. THE AMMBIENT TEMP SHOULD BE ABOVE 65 DEGREES AND THE HUMIDITY SHOULD BE ABOVE 50 %.

Posted on Apr 05, 2008

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SOURCE: I need a manual for the Kenmore #54701

Here is a link for the manual. You can download it and save it or print it.

http://www.managemyhome.com/mmh/lis_pdf/OWNM/L0406271.pdf

Hope this helps, it's from www.managemyhome.com

Maryanne

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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SOURCE: my kenmore 50 pint dehumidifier 54501 runs but it

You need to determine what's "running". Here's why: There are three things that must be working to extract water. The 'coil' (a finned metal part that needs air to flow across its surface) may be filled with dust and obstructions, so no air can move...then no water. There is a blower motor that must move the air. If it is seized up and not blowing air...very little or no water. The compressor creates condensation from air moving across the coil (like the moisture than forms on an ice filled glass on a humid day) to extract the water from the air. If it's not working then no water.
So, if there is air blowing out of the dehumidifier the blower is working. If the air is room temp the compressor is not working. If it's real hot air, and the humidifier keeps cycling on and off quickly, the coil is dirty. Those are the 3 things that need to be working.

Posted on Jul 31, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a Kenmore 50 pint dehumidifier Model 580.54501400

It looks like it is simple to get the filter out but we are finding it to be imposible. How can we take it out. It doesn't just pull down.

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My 35 pint (42 54351) dehumidifier is only ~2 years old. It will not stay on, even though the basement is very damp. Is there anything I can do?


There are 5 basic, but solvable reasons for what you described. Please pay particular attention to numbers 1 & 2.

1. The humidity extraction level is set to HIGH. Lower it to 32-35%. If you have an analog unit, set
the humidity extraction knob on Maximum.

2. Air intake filter is dirty or clogged. Turn unit OFF, & Unplug the
Unit, before removing to inspect & clean it, if necessary. If washed,
allow filter to completely dry before reinstalling. DO NOT operate
the unit without the filter.

3. Obstructed air flow. Maintain a minimum of 12 to 18" of clear air
space around the entire unit.

4. Cooling coils are dirty and need to be cleaned. Use warm water & dish washing liquid to
clean the coils. Rinse and wipe dry. Apply a light coating of WD40 to the coils.

5. Ambient air temperature at floor level is between 40 - 60 degrees.
dehumidifiers do not work well between those temperatures
(Unless, you have a Low Temp Unit). This applies mainly to
where the air temperature at floor level is colder than at shoulder level
in basement applications. Raising the unit up off the floor,
onto a sturdy table, counter top, etc, that can handle the weight
of the unit, plus a full tank of water, will usually resolve this
problem.

I hope this helps you to further troubleshoot and solve the problem. Thanks for choosing FixYa.

Aug 15, 2011 | Kenmore 54351 Dehumidifier

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My Kenmore 50 Pint dehumidifier doesn't seem to be collecting any moisture in the bucket. Just wondering if it may need maintenance? Thanks


If it hasn't received routine maintenance recently, now is a good time.

There are 5 basic, but solvable reasons for what you described. Please pay particular attention to numbers 1 & 2.

1. The humidity extraction level is set to HIGH. Lower it to 32-35%. In you have an analog unit
set the humidity extraction knob on Maximum.

2. Air intake filter is dirty or clogged. Turn unit OFF, & Unplug the
Unit, before removing to inspect & clean it, if necessary. If washed,
allow filter to completely dry before reinstalling. DO NOT operate
the unit without the filter.

3. Obstructed air flow. Maintain a minimum of 12 to 18" of clear air
space around the entire unit.

4. Cooling coils are dirty and need to be cleaned. Use warm water & dish washing liquid to
clean the coils. Rinse and wipe dry. Apply a light coating of WD40 to the coils.

5. Ambient air temperature at floor level is between 40 - 60 degrees.
dehumidifiers do not work well between those temperatures
(Unless, you have a Low Temp Unit). This applies mainly to
where the air temperature at floor level is colder than at shoulder level
in basement applications. Raising the unit up off the floor,
onto a sturdy table, counter top, etc, that can handle the weight
of the unit, plus a full tank of water, will usually resolve this
problem.

If none of the above solves the problem, it may be a case of the compressor needs to be recharged with refrigerant gas or that the humidity condenser sensor has failed. These things usually occur in units that are 5 years old or older. It's rare in a unit younger than that. But, it can happen.


I hope the above helped you to troubleshoot and solve the problem. Please let me know and thanks for choosing FixYa.

Aug 10, 2011 | Kenmore 54501 Dehumidifier

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I have a 45 pint haier dehumidifier that is plugged in, everything lights up, but doesn't run. What's the deal?


There are 5 basic, but solvable reason for what you described. Please pay particular attention to numbers 1 & 2.

1. The humidity extraction level is set to HIGH. Lower it to 32-35%.

2. Air intake filter is dirty or clogged. Turn unit OFF, & Unplug the
Unit, before removing to inspect & clean it, if necessary. If washed,
allow filter to completely dry before reinstalling. DO NOT operate
the unit without the filter.

3. Obstructed air flow. Maintain a minimum of 12 to 18" of clear air
space around the entire unit.

4. Cooling coils are dirty and need to be cleaned. Use warm water & dish washing liquid to clean the coils. Rinse and wipe dry. Apply a light coating of WD40 to the coils.

5. Ambient air temperature at floor level is between 40 - 60 degrees.
dehumidifiers do not work well between those temperatures
(Unless, you have a Low Temp Unit). This applies mainly to
where the air temperature at floor level is colder than at shoulder level
in basement applications. Raising the unit up off the floor,
onto a sturdy table, counter top, etc, that can handle the weight
of the unit, plus a full tank of water, will usually resolve this
problem.

If none of the above solves the problem, it may be a case of the compressor needs to be recharged with refrigerant gas or that the humidity condenser sensor has failed. These things usually occur in units that are 5 years old or older. It's rare in a unit younger than that. But, it can happen.
Hope this helps to troubleshoot & solve the problem. Please let e know.

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Only the fan is running Thanks. Douglas Bisson..


Mr Bisson, there are several things that can casue the problem you have. All of which a usually solved very easily.

1. Dirty or clogged air intake filter. Remove and clean the filter per the manufacturer's instructions. Clean the filter once every two weeks, as part of routine maintenance.

2. The humidity extraction level is set to HIGH. Lower the setting to 35% or lower.

3. Obstructed air flow. Maintain a minimum of 12" clear air space on all sides of the unit, while in operation.

Any or all of the above can cause the problem and are easily solved. I hope this helps to troubleshoot the unit and solve the problem..

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Kenmore 35 Pint Dehumidifier Energy Star 54351 is really hot to touch and shut off






Hi,


There are many reasons why a dehumidifier will not work or collect water.


Here is a tip that I wrote to help people to figure out what is going wrong with their dehumidifier

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Jul 05, 2010 | Kenmore 54351 Dehumidifier

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I have a Kenmore 50 pint dehumidifier Model 580.54501400


It looks like it is simple to get the filter out but we are finding it to be imposible. How can we take it out. It doesn't just pull down.

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What is the proper humidity control % setting?


It is recommended that your settings stay at 35%. The ideal level of humidity in your house is anywhere between 30% to 60% depending on the weather outside.. I hope that this works for you. Have a good day

Feb 09, 2009 | Kenmore 54701 Dehumidifier

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Help for old kenmore dehumidifier


Hello Sandy,
On mine, the filter is in the front. Behind the grill. To remove it, you have to remove the bucket first. Then you can see two tabs sticking down that say "Filter Front". You can reach your fingers up & behind it, grab the lip, and pull straight down. For me it requires more force than expected. With the filter out, put the bucket back in and turn it on. Make sure that there is air blowing out the back to verify that the fan still works. I hope this helps.
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