I have a GE AHG40LDMI dehumidifier which never turns off. Even if you set
it to 70% and put it in a room that is definitely less humid than that, it
stays on. It used to work fine...just seems to have gone this way in the
last couple of months. It is still in warranty (I only have the
receipt...none of the books or anything, so not sure if that will work).
Any ideas what is wrong with it, and if so, is there anything I can fix
easily? Is this a common issue with dehumidifiers?
The problem is , the dehumidistat ...or control, is stuck closed
allowing the compressor to run all the time. SOmetimes if you hit the
cabinet with the butt of your hand hard, it will loosen up and start to
work ok again.
This is Turtle.
There is one way to stop a DeHumiditifier from being stuck. You buy a new one or see
if it is still under the 1 year warrenty on all
equipment. As you say it is still under warrenty and most companys don't repair them
and just exchange them out for a new one. These
companys can furnish a new one cheaper than they can pay a service man to try to
P.S. <HVAC IsFun> or <DaveinIllinois> is our resident Troll over at alt.hvac and has
moved over here to alt.home.repair. Be wear
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