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Dehumidifier is Leaking Water

The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Dehumidifier is leaking water are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Water Bucket

The water bucket might be cracked, causing water to leak from the bucket, or the bucket might be positioned incorrectly. Inspect the bucket for cracks and ensure that it is positioned correctly. If the dehumidifier is equipped with a drain hose, make sure that the hose fitting is equipped with a gasket and that the gasket is properly sealed.

Dirty unit

The moisture collected out of the air must run into a drain system towards the water bucket. If this drain system is clogged up with dust or dirt the water destined to go to the water bucket may spill out and leak onto the floor.

Dehumidifier is Loud or Noisy

The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Dehumidifier is loud or noisy are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Blower Wheel

Try turning the blower wheel by hand. If the blower wheel does not turn freely, or is rubbing against the fan housing, replace the blower wheel. In addition, if the blower wheel wobbles as it turns, this indicates that it is loose on the motor shaft. If the blower wheel is loose, tighten or replace it. Finally, if the blower wheel is physically damaged, replace it.

Fan Blade

Try turning the fan blade by hand. Ensure that the blade is not rubbing against the fan housing as it turns. If the fan blade does not turn freely or is rubbing against the fan housing, this indicates that the fan blade is defective and should be replaced. In addition, wiggle the fan motor shaft to see if the motor shaft is loose. If the fan motor shaft moves even slightly, this indicates that the fan blade is loose. If the fan blade is loose, tighten the set screw. If tightening the screw doesn?t solve the problem, replace the fan blade.

Fan Motor

First, try turning the fan blade by hand to ensure that it spins freely. Make sure that the fan blade is not rubbing against the fan housing. If the fan blade spins freely and is not rubbing against the fan housing, use a multimeter to determine if the fan motor is getting power. If the fan motor is getting power, but the dehumidifier fan won?t run, the fan motor is likely defective. If the fan motor is defective, replace it.

Compressor

The compressor might be wearing out. Dehumidifier compressors are generally noisy during normal operation. However, if the compressor is making unusual noises or is abnormally loud, this may indicate that the compressor is wearing out. Because compressors often last for years after they start to wear out, it is not usually cost-effective to replace a noisy compressor.

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