Question about LG LHD459EL Dehumidifier

1 Answer

The unit runs but no water accumulates in the bucket and the basement is clearly damp

Posted by acebond5 on

Ad

1 Answer

Rich Landrum

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Brigadier General:

    An expert that has over 10,000 points.

  • Master
  • 4,736 Answers

There are 5 basic, yet 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%. If you have a manually
Controlled model, set the 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 model). 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 has helped you to troubleshoot and solve the problem. Please let me know. Thanks

Posted on Jul 04, 2011

Ad

Add Your Answer

×

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I purchased this dehumidifier three years ago. It has been working fine up until about two weeks ago. I have the humidity setting at 40%. It is located in my basement which is not very damp. It now runs...


Jeanne, unless your unit is what's called a "Low Temperature" unit (these are designed for basement application) , that may be the problem. In addition, the air intake filter may need to be removed & cleaned.

If yours is not a Low Temp model, raising it up of the floor onto a sturdy table or counter top that can handle the weight of the unit and a full bucket of water, may solve the problem. The reason for this is in a basement, the air temp at floor level is colder than at shoulder level. Non Low temp units struggle to operate at temperatures below 65 degrees. Raising the unit up off the floor onto a sturdy table or counter top, that is strong enough to handle the weight of the unit, plus a full bucket of water, will usually resolve the problem.

I hope this information helped you and thanks for choosing FixYa.

Sep 14, 2011 | Kenmore 54501 Dehumidifier

1 Answer

Water is leaking from the bottom of my maytag dehumidifier. Noticed the problem over the past 2-3 weeks. I have a carpeted basement and the carpet under and around the unit is soaked. water is...


Robert, The water tubing that runs form the interior of the unit to the water bucket is clogged to solve this problem, turn the unit OFF & unplug it. Then do the following.

Remove the water collection bucket and look up inside the bucket holder cavity. You will see either a drain hole or small tubing that drains the water into the bucket. Using an appropriately sized, 18" long, plastic Zip Tie, carefully insert the tip of Zip Tie into the hole or tubing. Continue to push it in until you reach a bend in the tubing. You will need to gingerly work the Zip Tie past this bend, until it either bottoms out or you run out of usable Zip Tie. Then slowly pull the Zip Tie back out while rotating (twisting) it. This will breakup any clogs. As you reach the inserted end of the Zip Tie, be prepared, as some water may follow. Reinstall the bucket, plug the unit in and turn the Master ON/OFF Switch to ON. Set the humidity extraction level to 35% or Maximum if you have a manually controlled unit. Allow the unit to run, while you monitor it for any leakage.

NOTE: Is you don't have access to a Zip Tie, you can use something similar that flexible, like a long pipe cleaner. But, NO wire coat hangers.

I hope this helps you and thanks for choosing FixYa.

Aug 22, 2011 | Maytag M3DH30B2A Dehumidifier

1 Answer

Dehumdifier runs but there is never no water in the bucket and our basement is very damp from all the humidy and the floor is sweeting there should be water in the bucket


Hi,
There are many reasons why a dehumidifier willnot work or collect water.
Here is a tip that I wrote to help people to figure out what is going wrongwith their dehumidifier

Dehumidifier is running but no water is in bucket

heatman101

][
][

Aug 07, 2011 | Haier HD308 Dehumidifier

1 Answer

My Goldstar dehumidifier model DH304 runs,but fails to pick up any water


If the room air is less than the set air, then there is no water in the bucket, because there is almost no humidity in the air. If it is winter, there is likely not enough humidity in the air to have water collect in the bucket. A dehumidifier will only pick up humidity out of warm air. If you are running a dehumidifier in your basement in the winter, the room may be damp, but too cold for the dehumidifier to pull out the humidity. Try running the unit in the bathroom after having a hot shower without the bathroom fan on. If working correctly the unit should draw water.

Other things that can cause problems: 1.Check to see if the air filter is dirty and/or blocked. 2. The room temperature might be too low, (below 60 degrees Fahrenheit ) 3. Check to make sure that there is no obstruction to the unit that might be causing poor airflow circulation.

Hope this helps you to troubleshoot & solve the problem.

Apr 28, 2011 | Goldstar DH304 Dehumidifier

1 Answer

The dehumidifier is running but no water is being eliminated from my damp basement


Florence, the air intake filter on the humidifier probably needs to be removed and cleaned. When they're dirty, the unit has to strain to take in the damp air. Turn the Master ON/OFF Switch to OFF and unplug the unit, before attempting to remove the filter. Once the filter has been cleaned and dried (if necessary), plug the dehumidifier back in, turn the Master ON/OFF Switch to ON and set the controls as you normally would. After about an hour or more, you should notice water collecting in the bucket.

Hope this helped you solve the problem.

Apr 27, 2011 | Fedders Dehumidifiers

1 Answer

Why isnt my dehumidifier getting water in the bucket and my basement is damp


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

Dehumidifier is running but no water is in bucket

heatman101

Mar 04, 2011 | Dehumidifiers

1 Answer

My dehumidifier is about a year old. Plugged it in and it ran for 6 hours but no water in bucket. Cleaned the air filter and no moisture taken from a very damp basement


Hi,
There are many reasons for a dehumidifier2_bing.gif to not work or collect water.
Here is a tip that I wrote to help people to figure out what is going wrong with their dehumidifier2_bing.gif.

Dehumidifier is running but no water is in bucket
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4662409-dehumidifier_running_but_no_water_in

heatman101

Jun 24, 2009 | Danby DDR401 Dehumidifier

1 Answer

My dehumidifier does not collect any water.


One of two things is happening here.

1. Either the compressor isn't running or...

2. The water is not being routed to the collection bucket properly. This dehumidifier has an option to connect to a hose that can be routed to a drain. Look in the back of the unit to see if you see a connection that could accomidate a garden hose. If you see this and there is no hose connected you may be dumping the water on the floor instead of the bucket. This could explain why your carpets are damp.

Jun 18, 2009 | Kenmore 54501 Dehumidifier

1 Answer

Dehumidifier runs, but bucket has very little water in it.


Hi,
There are many reasons for a dehumidifier2_bing.gif to not work or collect water.
Here is a tip that I wrote to help people to figure out what is going wrong with their dehumidifier2_bing.gif.

Dehumidifier is running but no water is in bucket
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4662409-dehumidifier_running_but_no_water_in

heatman101

Aug 14, 2008 | Kenmore 53301 Dehumidifier

2 Answers

Not collecting water


If everything is running and no water is being produced the system may have lost its refrigerant. There are two motors in dehumidifiers. One is the fan and the other is the compressor. Make sure they are both running.

Jun 18, 2008 | Goldstar DH304 Dehumidifier

Not finding what you are looking for?
LG LHD459EL Dehumidifier Logo

76 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top LG Dehumidifiers Experts

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

6185 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

18455 Answers

jdthefixer

Level 3 Expert

747 Answers

Are you a LG Dehumidifier Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...