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I have a dehumidifier mod 3828a30080u plugged in comes smells hot smokey no fan shuts down after a few min comes back on does the same

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Sounds like a seized motor.

Posted on May 29, 2017

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I went back and rechecked. If the fan mode is selected, you can only set the fan at one of the three speeds. If you leave it in the fan mode, the dehumidifier will not come on.

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