I have 3 year old soleusair gl-deh-70eip-6 dehumidifier. And i think it has an
issue by not producing enough water. Before i had to change bucket every 3 days
and now it cant get full in a month. It does produce little water but not as
much as before. When i put it on continuous run the very bottom of the coils
forms ice. The filters are clean. I use this unit in finished basement. Also one
thing i noticed is that the unit shows humidity at 40 while monitor in a room
shows 50.Bad sensor? So i set the unit to lowest setting of 35. But still very
little water is produced and unit is running hot and sometimes i can even smell
burning so i turn it off.
On Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 12:14:05 PM UTC-4, Max wrote:
Sounds like she's ready for the crapper. Not unusual for these modern
units to only last a few years. I had one go that was maybe 2.5
years old. Fortunately, while I almost never buy an extended warranty,
I had one on that unit. I had an online price and was negotiating
with a local store. The manager offered a deal where he was close
to their price with an extended warranty bundled in. So, I got a new
one. But even then, they get you. They no longer had the same
capacity unit, so I had to get one that was ~20% more capacity and
they wanted like $25 more for that. Still, overall it worked out
great. That one is about 3 years in now, still working.
With yours, have you checked that there is air flowing across the
coils? There are only two things that need to happen, get the coils
cold and move air across. A blocked filter, bad fan, or insufficient
cooling are the possibilities. I think they also have a defrost
cycle, so if that isn't working, it can ice up and block air,
maybe that's what's happening, since you say it's forming ice
on part of the coils.
Bottom line, if it's not something simple that you can fix yourself
time to chuck it. Ten years ago I had a Sears. Blower went on it.
So, I ordered a new blower for $50. That lasted a year. Ordered
another one, that one blew up when I turned it on. Reading online,
which I should have done first, I found that a lot of other people
were having the exact same experience.
Ice on the coils often indicates that the refrigerant fluid is low.
You may have developed a small leak.
I've been through a lot of dehumidifiers. It is really difficult to
find one that lasts more than two years. Most die somewhere in the
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