My unit starts up, but it sounds like the compressor never kicks in, the fan
just runs and no water drips. The unit is about 3 years old and is a 40
quart unit. It is an automatic dehumidifier and adjusts down to 40%
humidity. I took it off of automatic and put it on constant run and still
nothing happens. It appears to be one of Sear's better units. I would like
to fix it my self. Do any of you have any suggestions as to how I can
correct this problem with the compressor not starting up, or should I junk
it? It really is a nice unit and I would hate to trash it. Thanks for your
I believe your unit has a 5 year sealed refrigeration warranty which
includes labor so you might want to pull out your warranty and verify that.
Unfortunately I called Sears and a moron told me otherwise and I dumped one
that I could have had fixed for free. Of course if it is an electronics
problem then you may not be covered by warranty.
580.######## is a Goldstar/LG built dehum for Sears, completely
electronic and has frost gaurd sensors and electronic boards :(
If the compressor will not run about the simplest thing to do is check
to see if the compressor is getting 120 volts AC with a volt
meter....if yes a problem with the compressor or compressor
overload....if no, problem with the electronic controls.
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