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Ghd30 The unit is not collecting water. I have taken ten screws out to see if the filter is clean but two screws remain in the front and I am afraid that if I unscrew the last two that the whole unit will disassemble and I won't know how to put it back together. In other words, how do I get to the filter to see if it needs cleaning.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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the collector base under the tubes just collects water and drips it through a hole into the water bucket. there must be a loose hose(if it has one) or the base collector or bucket has a crack, as they usually are plastic. also if the unit is sitting on a very uneven floor this will happen

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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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)

Posted on Aug 18, 2009

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TURN UNIT OFF.. MAKE SURE DEHUMIDIFIER HAS NOT BEEN RUN FOR AT LEAST FIFTEEN MINUTES... TAKE BUCKET OUT... HOLD IN THE BUTTON THAT THE FLOAT IN THE BUCKET PUSHES ON.. THEN TURN ON THE UNIT.. DO NOT LET GO OF THE BUTTON EVEN A LITTLE BIT IF YOU DO YOU WILL HAVE TO WAIT FIFTEEN MINUTES AND TRY AGAIN.. IF UNIT WORKS THEN YOUR FLOAT IN THE BUCKET IS THE PROBLEM...

Posted on May 10, 2010

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humidifier runs but does not collect any water, filter is clean

Posted on Jul 26, 2010

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Hi, Sounds like the fan quit....could be the board or the fan motor ...check for power at the motor...
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

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How do I change the air filter


To remove the filter:
1. Turn the unit OFF & Unplug it from the wall receptacle.
2. Remove the water collection bucket and set aside.
3. Just inside the water collection bucket holder at the top, you should see the a plastic frame
behind the front louvers of the unit. It may have a plastic pull tab. That's the filter.
4. Pull it straight down and then remove it from the unit.
5. Wash it in warm water and mild dish washing liquid. Rinse thoroughly and dry thoroughly before
reinstalling it. The filter should be cleaned regularly. NEVER operate the unit without the filter in
place. As this can cause damage to the unit.

Hope this helped you. Please let me know. Thanks.

Jul 08, 2011 | DeLonghi DE50P Dehumidifier

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Only 3 years old. Fan runs does not collect ANY water. #1 We have it set at Maximum #2 How exactly do we take it apart to clean filter? #3 Clearance space is ok #4 Temperature in basement ok please...


First turn the Master ON/OFF Switch to OFF & Unplug the unit.

Depending on the model, (in both cases, the filter is behind the louvers on the front) by removing the water collection bucket and looking up into the water bucket cavity, just behind the louvers, for what will look like a plastic pull tab handle. If you see this, pull it straight down an out.
If the filter is not there, look on the right hand side of the unit, just behind the louvers. There will be a trap door that will flip open, There you will see the plastic frame of the filter. Pull it straight out to remove it.

The filter can be vacuumed or if it's really dirty, wash it in warm water and dish washing liquid, rinse thoroughly and allow it to completely dry, before reinstalling it. NEVER operate the unit with out the filter installed.

Hope this helped you.

Jul 07, 2011 | Haier HD308 Dehumidifier

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I have a sunbeam 1387 warm mist humidifier. I need to know how to clean scale from the filter. It looks like it can be taken apart. Can it?


Actually, Carol, it shouldn't be necessary to take the unit apart. Mix a 50/50 solution of White Distilled Vinegar and Bottled Distilled Water (enough to fill the tank). Pour the solution in and allow it to sit overnight. Then empty the solution and fill the tank with Bottled Distilled Water. Turn the unit ON and allow it to run for 1 hour. Then empty any remaining Distilled Water. Doing all the aforementioned, should have not only cleaned the filter, but also the unit itself. If you use Bottled Distilled Water in the future, rater than tap water, the filter and the plumbing of the unit will stay clean longer and will require less maintenance.

Hope this helped you. Please let me know. Thanks.

Jun 26, 2011 | Sunbeam Warm Mist Humidifier Dehumidifier

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The dehumidifier is not collecting water in the basket. I have cleand the filter and even taken off the front cover to clean inside. Any other ideas to get this back working?


The lack of water in the bucket, may be a result of the humidity setting on the unit being to high. Try setting the level at 45% or lower. Also, be sure there's adequate air flow around the unit itself. It should remain a minimum of 12' from a wall or furniture. 24" is better.

If the above doesn't solve the problem, try this at home test. Place the unit in the bathroom, turn it ON and set the level as low as possible. Turn the shower ON hot enough to generate steam. Do not turn ON the bathroom's exhaust fan. As you exit the bathroom, close the door. Wait 15 to 20 minutes, before returning to the bathroom. When you do, turn the shower OFF and allow the unit to run for several more minutes. Then check the bucket for water. If there is any sign of water in it, it's working fine. It was probably a case of the humidity level being set to high the first time.

If there was no water in the bucket, the refrigerant gas in the cooling coils and the compressor may need recharging.

Hope this helped your to troubleshoot and solve the problem. Please let me know. Thanks.

May 22, 2011 | Haier 45-Pint Dehumidifier

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Whirlpool gold dehumidifier, fan is running, but not collecting water. It's in a bathroom, and the temp doesn't get below 60. filter was very dirty and the inside as well, from not cleaning the filter....


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

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Feb 10, 2011 | Whirlpool AD35USS Dehumidifier

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My whirlpool dehumidifier fan runs, but no water is being taken out of the air; cleaned the filter and still no change; dehumidifier was purchased in August 2008.


Hello,

First, make sure the humidistat isn't set too high by adjusting it to the lowest humidity setting and running it again. Next, test the dehumidifier by placing it in a closed bathroom with a hot shower running. If you don't see water collecting in the unit after several minutes, turn the unit off and clean all dehumidifier filters and coils. If, after adjusting the settings and cleaning the unit, you still don't see water collecting, you may have a refrigeration issue. This situation will have to be addressed by a qualified technician.

Take care.

Aug 15, 2010 | Whirlpool Dehumidifiers

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My dehumidifier is running but not collecting any water. I have cleaned the filter and it still wont collect water. Is it broken?


Hi,

First, make sure the humidistat isn't set too high by adjusting it to the lowest humidity setting and running it again. Next, test the dehumidifier by placing it in a closed bathroom with a hot shower running. If you don't see water collecting in the unit after several minutes, turn the unit off and clean all dehumidifier filters and coils. If, after adjusting the settings and cleaning the unit, you still don't see water collecting, you may have a refrigeration issue. This situation will have to be addressed by a qualified technician.

Good luck.

Aug 15, 2010 | LG Dehumidifiers

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Delonghi DH400p dehumidifier running but not collecting any water ? Humidity is 68 set to 50???


Hey, I had the same thing with mine.

First, try cleaning out your filter if you haven't already. It gets angry if it can't get any air.

If not, I don't know how brave you are, but I ripped mine apart to fix the problem. I took off the panel with the filter (5 screws) and you can see a collection tray with another little collection gutter under that. Both of mine were filled with junk, mostly dust that had gotten wet to make this awesome disgusting sludge. If you can get at it from there, try to clean the sludge out of the collection tray and the little gutter. I ended up taking my whole unit apart so I can get the collection tray out (dumb design, you have to take apart the whole dang casing to get at two screws that hold the collection tray in).

Good luck!

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Ghd30y7 goldstar dehumidifier


We came home to this problem the other day, water all over the basement, leaking out the bottom left side, nothing in the collection basin but plenty would spill out if I tipped the unit forward. After searching the web and these forums I theorized that the coils were frozen. I let the unit thaw. No luck. I removed the faceplate and discovered thick, wet silt had filled the internal collection plate and was clogging the drain. I stuck a pipe-cleaner through the drain and the problem was fixed. Took some paper towels and cleaned the whole thing. Works like new. I assume the unit will need to be cleaned regularly to keep it going. To remove the faceplate, unscrew the two phillips' head screws under the faceplate along the sides, then take a flat head screwdriver and pop the tabs holding the face on, one tabe along each side. There are also two tabs on top, but you don't need to mess with those, as they simply act against gravity. Whole thing just clips back together after cleaning. I have no idea if this voids the warranty.

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