Question about Frigidaire Dehumidifiers
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* Check your warranty. Call for service.
* Contact (note Live Chat link); https://www.frigidaire.com/Owner-Center/Contact-Us/
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* Be sure to check the tub and filter (make sure they are seated properly.)
* Checking basic problems; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXJrVGP_Ixs
* Review; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbwIEU3zlG8
* There are no customer service parts in unit other than what was mentioned in the video.
* Contact Frigidaire or your local Appliance store for service.
Posted on Jul 11, 2018
When the compressors start to go bad they often start to get very loud also...the cost to replace the compressor will probably be more then a new unit...
Also check out this tip about dehumidifier problems...
Dehumidifier is running but no water is in bucket
Yes they should last longer than that, but the sad thing is that they don't make anything like they used too...just check out all the problems in this site for a few minutes...most of the problems should never happen...
Posted on May 05, 2010
Dehumidifiers freezing up can be causes by a few different problems.
Here is a tip that I wrote to help people with the freezing dehumidifier problem....
Dehumidifier is Freezing up and not working
Posted on Jul 13, 2010
Turn the unit OFF & unplug it. Remove the water collection bucket and set aside. At the top of the bucket holder, just behind the louvers you should see a plastic pull tab, which is part of the filter frame. If you have never removed the filter before, there may be a piece of plastic tape on the filter frame. It was put there for shipping. Remove and discard it. Pull straight down on the plastic tab and remove the filter. It can be cleaned by vacuuming it or if it's really dirty, wash it in with warm water and mild dish washing liquid. Rinse thoroughly, shake off access water and allow to completely dry, before reinstalling it. Never operate the unit without the filter in place, as doing so could cause damage to the unit. The filter should be removed and cleaned once every two weeks.
Hope this helped you and thanks for choosing FixYa.
Posted on Sep 20, 2011
SOURCE: I have a frigidaire LAD704DUL 70 pint dehumidifier. Last year it worked great. This year, it has not collected any water in the bucket. The motor runs, it is on CO setting but still no water. I have c
If you have a dehumidifier that is not producing any water
then you are wondering what you need to do to get this thing to work
for you. In some cases you may be able to do something and in other
situations there may be nothing that you can do.
If you do not hear the compressor running and the unit says that the humidity in the room is higher then the setting, then you have a problem with your dehumidifier.
A few things that can cause this are:
The circuit board relay has gone bad...replacement of this board will often cost more then a new unit. This also is a very common problem with many dehumidification units.
The compressor has failed...if you hear a buzz for a few seconds, every few minutes, then you have a bad compressor or at least bad start components on the compressor. Either way it again is a costly repair.
If the compressor is running and the coils are not getting cold then you have a refrigeration system leak. Recharging or fixing these units is very difficult and is another costly venture compared to the price of a new dehumidifier.
If the compressor is running but the fan is not, this also will cause low water production and continual freezing of the coil.
If the compressor and the fan are running but the coil is totally blocked then you will get no water production. Air needs to be continually moved over the cold coil to get the water out of the air.
If nothing is running, then you may also have a control board failure. Or the humidity sensor or humidistat has gone bad which tells the machine to run. If the sensor says that the humidity is low enough then it will never run.
Also if nothing is running check the float switch or the bucket switch. Many of these switches are very touchy and if you do not have the bucket in place just exactly right it will not trip the switch to allow the unit to run. These switches often are more fragile then they should be and break easily. The good thing is that when available they are easy to replace and relatively inexpensive.
There are some parts available for a few brands, but with the prices for most of the parts that you can replace running anywhere from 40.00 - 80.00 dollars, replacement parts with labor to install them, makes a repair more then the few hundred dollar cost of many of these dehumidifiers.
As you can see there are quite a few things that can cause your dehumidifier not to work. Systematically go through the list and eliminate things to get to the bottom of the issue causing your problem and then decide if it is worth spending the money to try to fix the old unit. Only you can make that decision.
Posted on Aug 14, 2012
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