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Unit iceing uo

Unit runs all the time and the ice build up just gets thicker. Sut unit down ice meltsthen builds up as soon as pluged in. Air filter is clean.

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Hi,
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
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4662033-dehumidifier_freezing_up_not_working

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Posted on May 04, 2010

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Ps 121a the air condition works fine but no water on dehumidify. filters are clean


-Is it very cold...? If not cold then it doesn't build ice around the
coil. That's why there is not humid.
Humid is created by the melting ice that builds around the coil.


Good luck


Mai

Dec 19, 2017 | Dehumidifiers

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When set in smart mode it runs continuously and the core ices up this results in the filter not being able to be removed. water then runs all over the floor. This also happens in normal mode Very li


Ice builds up for two basic reasons:
  1. Impeded air flow. This causes the dehumidifier to run constantly as the humistat never reaches it setpoint as there is limited or no airflow over the coils. Even with a filter, the cooling coils can become clogged and render airflow restricted or non-existent. Check and correct as necessary.
  2. A low refrigerant charge. Systems can leak over time and become low on charge. This causes extended period of running and the resultant freeze-up. If the coils and filter are clean, have the system checked for proper charge of refrigerant.

Jan 02, 2015 | Dehumidifiers

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Esco Oasis 2700L dehumidifier ices up. Is there a filter to be cleaned and if so, how to I get to it?


Hi,

The most common cause of frost and ice buildup on a dehumidifier is because the unit is operating in temperatures that are too cold. Many dehumidifiers are not equipped to run at temperatures below 65 degrees Fahrenheit.
To fix this problem, Position the dehumidifier in an area where there is at least one foot of clearance around the unit in order to allow for proper air circulation during its operation. Close all windows, doors and other outside openings to make sure your unit isn't attempting to remove moisture from areas outside of the immediate room. Determine the temperature of the room by checking a nearby thermostat or by using a hand-held thermometer.

Check the filter for dirt and buildup. Unplug the unit from the electrical source and check the filter by opening the filter compartment. If the filter is dirty, it will restrict airflow through the unit and lead to freezing. Soleus recommends lightly vacuuming the surface of the filter to remove dirt. The filter also can be washed in warm water if it is extremely dirty. Once clean, place the filter back in its compartment. Allow for the ice to melt and then restart your dehumidifier.





Jul 03, 2011 | Dehumidifiers

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Icing coil ices up ,but will not defrost no matter how long it runs. It just continues to build up ice.


If your dehumidifier is freezing up then that probably means the unit itself is actually working well, and you probably just have the unit turned up too high for the conditions.

Try turning down the setting on the unit so that it cycles on and off every few hours and does not run continuously.

Also try using some warm soapy water to clean off any dust or oily residue from the cooling coils in the rear of the unit. Remember to also clean the air intake filter while you are at it.

The ambient temperature in the room may also be a bit too low, so you can try adding some heat to the room if necessary. A dehumidifier will not work properly if the ambient air temperature is too low. Basically, the warmer and more humid the room is, the better they work. Since warm air rises, you can even try lifting the unit higher up off the cold floor onto a bench or table where the air is warmer.

Sometimes the drain tube leading to the bucket is clogged. You can often clean this out by inserting the pointy end of a long heavy duty plastic zip tie and jiggling it around a bit. Do not insert anything metal or sharp into the tube or you may damage it.

You can click on the following link for a general operating and troubleshooting guide with additional tips on effective dehumidifier operation:

http://www.allergyconsumerreview.com/dehumidifier-advice-troubleshooting.html

And here is a link to a tip from another Expert (Heatman101) which includes his very detailed troubleshooting guide for dehumidifiers:

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

I hope that was helpful to you, good luck and take care.

If you choose to rate this solution, or Heatman 101's tip using the Thumbs Up scale provided, I thank you very much for your time and consideration.
Joe.

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This summer I have ice build up on top of the unit. I have a drain hose so the bucket is not full. I have cleaned the air filter. I have also removed the front grill and used a fine brush to remove dust...


Hi,

The coils you see on the back of your dehumidifier are the evaporator. When the unit runs, the coils get very cold. As the fan draws the room air over the coils, the humidity in the air condenses out of the air onto the cold coils. But, if the temperature of the air the fan draws over the coils is too cool, the humidity that condenses out of the air freezes on the coils.

To remedy this problem, you can try any of these:
Warm up the room the dehumidifier is in.

Put the dehumidifier on a sturdy table (the room air is coolest near the ground).

Turn the unit off until the room warms up.

Take care.

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Coil freezes


go to a home building store or may be hardwhere and buy the spray evaporator cleaner and use as directer see how that works you may want to to put high pres air forst then break out the hose and cleener let me know if this helps

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Ice build-up on Danby Dehumidifier DDR583R


Make sure you have enough air moving over the coils. There is an air filter on some models which may be obstructed. Insufficient air flow will cause your problem.

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DH504EL Unit runs but does not collect water


Demumidifiers are small air comdition units with heaters. Without the change of temp they won't work. Units are often neglected and get pluged up so clean and test the air flow. The filter slowes the air speed down for the process to work properly. Finally the units run better if balanced but slightly tipped twards the drip side. You may need a bigger unit the compresser should cycle (it needs to turn off once in a while)

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If the coil is clean, then have a tech check for a low charge. This will cause the coil to freeze up. Humidifers are known to lose gas and owners aren't told this so end up buying new one and scraping the old one. Trust me on this. I have seen this many times. I repair high end machinery as my business.

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