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Signs Your Dehumidifier Is Failing And What To Do About It

by Brent Hart

A dehumidifier is an appliance that many people use in their homes, especially during the summer months. This appliance helps remove excess moisture from the air, which can help prevent mold and mildew from growing.

However, like all appliances, dehumidifiers can break down over time and may need to be repaired or replaced. Here are two signs that your dehumidifier is failing and what you can do about it.

The Dehumidifier Fails to Turn On  

One of the most obvious signs that your dehumidifier is failing is if it won't turn on. Sometimes, this could be a simple issue like a damaged power cord or a blown fuse. However, if you've checked to ensure that the appliance is plugged in and there's still no power, then there's likely an issue with the appliance itself.

The problem might be with the internal electrical components like the motor or compressor. For example, if the motor is burned out, the appliance will not transfer any power from the outlet to the fan motor.

If your dehumidifier won't turn on, you'll need to contact a professional appliance repair person to take a closer look. They can help diagnose the problem and perform specialized repairs to get your appliance up and running again.

The Dehumidifier Runs Continuously But Doesn't Remove Any Moisture

Another sign that your appliance is failing is if it runs continuously but doesn't seem to remove any moisture from the air. This could happen due to several issues, such as a broken humidity sensor or a clogged filter.

The built-in sensor monitors moisture levels in the air and tells the appliance when to turn on and off. If the sensor is damaged, then it might not be able to accurately gauge the moisture levels. As a result, the appliance will run continuously even when there's no need to.

A clogged filter can also cause this problem. It traps airborne particles like dust and pollen. Over time, the filter can become clogged with these particles, which can reduce airflow and prevent the appliance from working properly.

You might notice that your appliance constantly runs without removing any moisture from your indoor space. In addition, the appliance might make strange noises or produce little to no cool air.

Replacing a filter is a relatively simple repair you can do on your own. However, if the problem is with the sensor, then you'll need to contact an appliance repair expert. Usually, they can get your sensor working with a few fixes, especially if it's a problem with the circuitry. But a replacement might be in the cards if the sensor is completely damaged. 

To find out more, contact a company like A-Appliance Xperts Inc.