Dehumidifier troubleshooting. can be difficult. If this method didn’t work, some common dehumidifier problems may include excessive noise, leaking water, or a fan that isn’t working.
These issues are often easier to fix than you think, but you still have to follow the right steps if you want to get them fixed properly.
In this article, we will tell you exactly what you can do to troubleshoot your dehumidifier and get it working again. We hope you should be able to use the guide to diagnose the problem with your specific issues.
The Dehumidifier does not work
When the air gets as humid as when you’re walking near a lake, the bucket opens and shuts off the dehumidifier machine. If the pail switch stops working in that position, it will not let any more water come in.
Its job is to stop things from getting soggy and wet. You can check to see if it is faulty by using your multimeter to test whether it does or does not have continuity.
Your humidistat tells your machine how much moisture is in your storeroom or classroom for example by letting off steam or water when too dry and then shutting off so that no more come out until fresh air dilutes it again.
Dehumidifier leaks water
The water bucket might be cracked, causing water to leak from the bucket. Inspect the bucket for cracks and fill it with water to ensure there is no leaking.
If the dehumidifier is equipped with a drain hose, make sure that the hose fittings are free of jams or other damage and that they are properly connected to the unit and secure in their respective positions.
The Dehumidifier has frozen
The blades should spin freely when turned by the user’s hand. If the fan is not spinning freely, check to see if it is rubbing against its housing. A friction point can be felt and located by sliding a finger carefully along the curve of rotation.
Next, check for power going to the motor by using a volt/ohm meter. Alternatively, one could also plug in the unit and turn it on to confirm if there is any burning smell.
If both of these are working to satisfaction, then most likely the problem lies with the motor and will need replacing (typically these kinds of dehumidifiers require that the room temperature remains above 65 degrees Fahrenheit in order to operate properly).
The Dehumidifier fan isn’t working
The Dehumidifier is noisy
Check first to see if the round fan located in the freezer is turning freely by gently pulling it forward while holding onto the shaft that’s connected at the back of the fan housing.
If you notice that the fan isn’t turning freely or is rubbing against any parts of the fan housing, check that you haven’t accidentally raised your defrost timer to a level higher than automatic defrost mode allows.
In addition, make sure there isn’t anything blocking airways put into place for air circulation. Finally, if you notice unusual sounds coming from your compressor compartment and/or it appears abnormal in any way, consider having it replaced immediately because more often than not compression wear can mean you’re on borrowed time with your dehumidifier.