My dehumidifier works sometimes, but other times the compressor
doesn't seem to start up. Fan runs when it is supposed to, humid
level dial seems to be working, water level switch is ok.
When it runs, the coils get cold, 1 pipe from the compressor gets hot,
1 gets cold (where not covered by insulation) and everything is
golden. Other times, sound and fury (fan), but no dehumidification.
I went looking for a relay or something that might be stuck, didn't
find one, but did find: "Klixon 4TM" and "Jahwa Positive Temperature
Coefficient Thermistor" under a cover on the side of the compressor.
The Klixon seems to be an overtemp protection device. The Jahwa thing
is a mystery to me. It seems to have something to do with switching
the start capacitor in/out of circuit. Do these things fail? Are
they available to Joe Average as replacements? Is there a work
Any advice appreciated.