There is water dripping from the base. It is not coming from the tank or the hose to the drain.
I replaced the last one when it kept freezing up.
But on this one there is no way to see the coils. Same problem, do you think?
It's 2 or 3 years old, and yeah I know these are basically consumables.
On Monday, June 27, 2016 at 1:07:39 PM UTC-4, email@example.com wrote:
plugged with crud, spider webs, dead bugs, etc?
Yeah, I didn't explain that well. The drip on the floor is from the base o
f the dehumidifier. I've tried running it with the hose, or with just the
internal tank, and it still drips from the same spot. I took the hose out,
connected it to the garden hose, and ran a snake up it with water flowing
so I know it is clear.
On Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 12:55:12 PM UTC-4, Stormin Mormon wrote:
I've always thought a frozen coil was beyond repair on a dehumidifier.
Let me think out loud: 3 reasons for a coil to freeze, right? Low charge, which means a leak, unfixable; Low air flow, not the case with these units. Bad TXV - do these even have one or are they cap tubes? Either way, not fixable.
I don't think there's any metal to rust on these, it's all plastic, but I'll look.
1) Low charge, which means a leak, unfixable;
CY: Yes, some times a low charge will result in
low evaporator temps.
Low air flow, not the case with these units.
CY: Many dehum pass air over the evap, and then
through the cond. Very often, dust clogs and
reduces air flow.
Bad TXV - do these even have one or are they cap tubes?
CY: Usually cap tubes.
Either way, not fixable.
CY: Can also be low ambient temp in the cellar. Dirty coils
can be cleaned. Also the unit may be in a confined space,
and unable to "breathe". Though, this would lead to higher
temps as the heat from the motor.
> these, it's all plastic, but I'll look.
CY: Now days, likely no metal if at all possible.
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