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TROUBLESHOOTING & WARRANTY
Troubleshoot your problem by using the chart below. If the dehumidifier still does
not work properly, contact W Appliance Co. customer service center or the nearest
authorized service center. Customers must never troubleshoot internal components.
TROUBLE
POSSIBLE CAUSE
Dehumidifier
The dehumidifier is unplugged
does not start
The fuse is blown/circuit breaker
is tripped
Dehumidifier has reached its
present level or the bucket is full
Bucket is not in the proper position
Power failure
Dehumidifier
Not enough time allowed for unit
does not dry the
to remove moisture
air as it should
Airflow is restricted
Dirty filter
The humidity control may not be
set low enough
Doors and windows may not be
closed tightly
Clothes dryer may be blowing
moist air into the room
Room temperature is too low
Dehumidifier runs
The area is too large for the
too much
capability of the dehumidifier
Doors and windows are open
Frost appears on
The dehumidifier has recently
the coils
been turned on or the room
temperature is below 41˚ F
Controls cannot
The compressor will turn off
be set
and the fan will automatically
continue to run for approximately
3 minutes at a fixed setting
Fan noise
Air is moving through the unit
Water on the
Hose connection may be loose
floor
Hose is attached but not draining
into a drain
POSSIBLE REMEDY
Make sure the dehumidifier's plug is pushed
completely into the outlet
Check the house fuse/circuit breaker box and
replace fuse or reset breaker
The dehumidifier automatically turns off when
either condition occurs. Change to a lower setting
or empty the water bucket and replace properly
The bucket must be in place and securely seated
for the dehumidifier to operate
There is a protective time delay (up to 3 min.)
to prevent tripping of the compressor overload.
For this reason, the unit may not start normal
dehumidification for 3 minutes after it is powered
back on
When first installed, allow at least 24 hours to
maintain the desired dryness
Make sure there are no curtains, blinds, or furniture
blocking the front or back of the dehumidifier.
See the FILTER CLEANING section on page 10
For drier air, press the
percent humidity desired in the room or set the
dehumidifier to CO for maximum dehumidification
Check that all doors, windows and other openings
are securely closed
Install the dehumidifier away from the dryer. The
dryer should be vented outside.
Moisture removal is best at higher room
temperatures. Lower room temperatures will
reduce the moisture removal rate. This model is
designed to operate at temperatures above 41˚F
The capacity of your dehumidifier may not be
adequate for the room size
Close all doors and windows to the outside
This is normal. Frost will usually disappear within
60 minutes
This is normal. Wait approximately 3 minutes and
set the fan speed at the desired level
This is normal
Check the hose connection. See the CONTINUOUS
DRAINAGE SECTION on page 12
Disconnect the hose if using the bucket or place
the hose near a drain
button to lower the
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