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Old April 18th, 2010, 10:40 PM
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Default Kemore dehumidifier not removing water from air

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Coils are not frozen, bucket is bone dry. Unit powers up, fan works, humidistat appears to work fine, just no moisture removal for some reason.

I really don't want to replace this yet, it's only a couple of years old. Hoping I can fix it with your help, but I have no idea where to start.
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Old April 19th, 2010, 04:48 AM
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During a cycle, do the coils get cold enough for water to condense?
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Old April 19th, 2010, 04:59 AM
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During a cycle, do the coils get cold enough for water to condense?
My guess is no since there is no water accumulating.
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Old April 19th, 2010, 05:22 AM
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Hi,

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Coils are not frozen, bucket is bone dry. Unit powers up, fan works, humidistat appears to work fine
Does the compressor run?

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Any sweating, any frost, any ice?

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Is the humidity high enough to energize the compressor? These new units run the fan continuously and only turn on the compressor when needed. I returned a brand new unit because of this feature. I don't want the fan running unless required. It's to noisy in the room.
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I had a very similar unit, it lasted about 1 year. The evaporator corroded out and it lost it's charge. From what I've heard from a local appliance repair shop, this is a common problem. Mine was still under warranty (5 years on sealed system), so sears sent it to one of their authorized repair shops and about 4 weeks later, I got it back, noisy as ever. I sold it on the garage sale.
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Does the compressor run?

Any sweating, any frost, any ice?

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It appears to run. I turn it on and the fan starts, then shortly after I hear the unit "cycle" as if it's running the compressor.

No ice, frost or anything to speak of. I am going to take it apart and run it just to make sure.

[edit] I took the front off and took a look/feel of the condenser when it was running. The condensor is barely cool to the touch. The evaporator is pretty rusty.

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Is the humidity high enough to energize the compressor? These new units run the fan continuously and only turn on the compressor when needed. I returned a brand new unit because of this feature. I don't want the fan running unless required. It's to noisy in the room.
There's definitely enough moisture in the air in the basement. We've had a ton of rain over the past weeks and the basement is feeling it.

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I had a very similar unit, it lasted about 1 year. The evaporator corroded out and it lost it's charge. From what I've heard from a local appliance repair shop, this is a common problem. Mine was still under warranty (5 years on sealed system), so sears sent it to one of their authorized repair shops and about 4 weeks later, I got it back, noisy as ever. I sold it on the garage sale.
I wonder if mine is still under warranty?? Gotta check the manual.
The coil ends do look rather corroded ... from what I can see through the grilles.

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It appears to run. I turn it on and the fan starts, then shortly after I hear the unit "cycle" as if it's running the compressor.
Compressor running and no heat on the condensor, no sweating/frost/ice on the evaporator = a major system problem....probably a leaker.

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Compressor running and no heat on the condensor, no sweating/frost/ice on the evaporator = a major system problem....probably a leaker.

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Anyway for Sears to tell how old the unit is if I bring it in? I'm afraid the receipt might be long gone.

As junkcollector said, there's a 5 year warranty on the refrig system.
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Anyway for Sears to tell how old the unit is if I bring it in? I'm afraid the receipt might be long gone.
Probably have a date code from LG.

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I'm afraid the receipt might be long gone
Often no ticket no laundry.

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Parts and labour or parts only?

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