What kinds of things can go wrong with a dehumidifier. Mine seems to be
running but not making much of a dent in the humidity levels. It is a
Danby40. The coils within seem to be cold enough but could they be colder?
Is there a humidistat that needs replacing, etc...
I know the truth is out there but I like to stay in...
If it is running full time and the coils are cold that is the best it
Common problems would include the coils frosting up. Are your coils
frosting up? Also location and size of the unit can be issues.
The coils are cold and not frosting. The unit is a 40 pint model and is in
my finished basement. I have a humidistat down there reading 60% humidity,
but as I mentioned, after running all day it might lower that to 58%. Time
for a new one?
Maybe due for a cleaning (all the coils) or a larger version (or a
second 40 pt) or maybe the way you are using it.
Your home absorbs lots of moisture and it may take days of continuous
use for that dehumidifier to dry out an area. If you open the windows and
let in moist air, it can reduce the effectiveness. I would expect it may
well take several days of continuous operation for that unit to dry out the
area. Then it may be able to cycle on and off to maintain it.
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