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What is a good number setting to set dehumidifier on this spring? Higher number or lower?

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You can start at a lower number, and then increase it as the season progresses and gets more humid. One way to adjust is use an inexpensive humidity meter to see how well the unit is working and maintaining your desired level. Many thermometers have a humidity meter included with them. When the meter shows humidity is increasing, you can raise the setting as needed.

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Whirlpool dehumidifier ad35dssi runs, but doesn't collect any water, even in a wet area. Have cleaned filters, no luck.


Glad to hear that you thought to clean the filter, as that would have been one of my suggestions. Because, it's the most overlooked.

But, there is another one that equally overlooked and is probably the number cause of your humidifiers problem. The humidity extraction level is set to HIGH. Lower it to 32 - 35%. If your unit does not have an LED Screen readout, set the control on MINIMAL.

This is what gets confusing about the use of dehumidifiers. They work backwards from what most people think. The lower the setting, the more moisture/humidity is extracted from the house. The higher the setting/numbers, the more humidity remains in the house. The higher setting would be used only in the Winter, because removing all the moisture and humidity will make the house uncomfortable.

If this wet area, you mentioned is a basement. The ambient air temperature at floor level is colder than at chest level and dehumidifiers don't work well in temperatures between 40 & 60 degrees F.
If this is the case, placing the unit up off the floor on a sturdy table, counter, etc that can hold the weight of the unit, plus a full bucket of water will generally solve the problem.

Also, be sure that you're maintaining at least 12" of clear air space on all sides of the unit. If the air flow is obstructed, the unit will run all day and not extract any water.

Hope this helped you troubleshoot and solve the problem. Please let me know. Thanks.

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The problem, may very well be, that the humidity extraction level is set too high. Lower it to 35% and see what happens. Keep in mind, the lower the percentage of the moisture/humidity setting, the more it extracts from the household air. The higher the setting, the less it extracts from the household air.

Also, remove and check the air intake filter to see if that needs to be cleaned. It should be cleaned at least twice a week during the operating season.

Hope this helped you troubleshoot and solve the problem. Please let me know. Thanks.

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


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I have purchaced two maytag dehumidifiers M7DH45B2A either one works. I cleaned inside and out blew out the coils with air. Motor runs but will not take out the humidity.


You may have the humidity level set to high. Keep in mind, the higher the number on your LED screen, (if your units have LED display) the more humidity remains in the house. Lowering the numbers on the screen (to 45%), should have a better affect.

Hope this helps you. Please let me know.

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Wendy, it's probably because the humidity level on the unit is set higher than the humidity level in the house. Keep in mind, the humidity level you set the control to, is not the amount extracted from the air. It's the level you want it to maintain. The higher the percentage level, the more humidity stays in the house. The lower the percentage level, the more humidity it removes, until the lower humidity level is reached. Then the humidifier will automatically shut OFF and/or the unit shuts OFF, because the bucket is full. Once it's emptied and replaced, if the unit needs to continue to extract humidity, it will start running again.

Hope this helped you solve the problem. Please let me know. Thanks.

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If you're setting the humidity level on 70 % , that means you want to leave the relative humidity in the house at 70%. That's why the dehumidifier is cutting off. Your house is already at 70% humidity or higher. If you want to remove humidity, set the level lower. If your trying to make it cooler in the house or remove a lot of moisture, set it a 35 to 45%.

Hope this helped solve your problem.

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Programming timer


SETTING THE MACHINE TO TURN ON
1. Make sure the dehumidifier is plugged in but turned off.
2. Press the button with the clock symbol below it.
3. Press the up arrow to set how many hours until you want the machine to turn ON. If you have pressed the button for more hours than you wanted then press the down arrow to lower the number of hours.
4. After you have stopped pressing the arrow buttons the display will return to the original display showing temperature and relative humidity.
5. After the above steps are completed the dehumidifier will turn ON in the number of hours that you have set (programmed).

SETTING THE MACHINE TO TURN OFF
1. Make sure the dehumidifier is plugged in and running. You should hear the fan blowing for sure.
2. Press the button with the clock symbol below it.
3. Press the up arrow to set how many hours until you want the machine to turn OFF. If you have pressed the button for more hours than you wanted then press the down arrow to lower the number of hours.
4. After you have stopped pressing the arrow buttons the display will return to the original display showing temperature and relative humidity.
5. After the above steps are completed the dehumidifier will turn OFF in the number of hours that you have set (programmed).

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