I have a 10-yr old Kenmore dehumidifier that stopped working this
summer. After running for a few minutes it ices up. This occurs in
rooms with temperatures in the 70s. The machine sounds normal, and air
seems to be blowing over the coils. I have vacuumed out all the parts I
can reach. Any suggestions for how to find out what's going on and fix
I agree, you have a leak
after spanking the kid who knocked it over and ain't fessing up, go to sears
and look at new ones, that one is not worth the expense of fixing, unless
you have a vacuum pump, the correct refrigerant, and some way to braze
copper, at a minimum
Easy, throw it away. But be sure to keep the warranty handy on the new one.
My first new Kenmore lasted 3 years. The second 1 year. Fortunately the
sealed unit has a 5 year warranty and they just give you a new new one when
A little ice is normal after a couple minutes of run. Should be white frosty
The qeustion is if it turns the coils into a block of ice. Or, if it melts
and drips like it's supposed to.
How is it, after an hour of run time?
Let me thank all the posters for helpful replies. First, to describe
the siutation more fully, the ice forms as a solid mass and doesn't
melt until the unit is turned off. That sounds like low freon, so it
looks like off to Sears for a new one.
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