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My unit runs for about
There are 5 basic, but solvable reason for what you described. Please pay particular attention to numbers 1 & 2. (# 2, you have already taken care of)
1. The humidity extraction level is set to HIGH. Lower it to 32-35%. If you have a manually
controlled unit, turn the knob to 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 Unit). This applies mainly to
where the air
temperature at floor level is colder than at shoulder level
in basement application . 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
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
on Jul 13, 2011
Water overflows when filled
Remove the tank and locate the switch and 'teeter' (that the tank sits on). Make sure the tank is able to move when filled. You will have to adjust the position of the switch to allow the filled (teetered) tank to shut the device off.
Is it possible for you to drain the water into a nearby floor drain using a hose?
Thanks for your question @ FixYa.com
on Jun 26, 2011
Is a gold star dehumidifier supose to be noise
I can't hear YOUR dehumidifier and can't tell if it's out of the ordinary, but dehumidifiers have all the same internal parts as a refrigerator with the addition of a fan to blow air through the coils to keep them from freezing up. They do tend to be a bit noisy.
on Feb 22, 2015
Charge the compressor
unplug and wait a few minutes then reconnect to power to clear buttons not working , then ck filter to see that its not clogged use a flashlight to view inside to see if a heavy coating of dust exists iniside case , if so you might be able to save it if you unplug and remove case to access inside and clean out with vacuume hose coils are most important to get clean
on Oct 23, 2014
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