This dehumidifier is approximately 6 years old. I went to use it, turned it on and it sounded ok. I heard the compressor kick in. Came back later no water had been produced. Is the compressor bad? If so, can it be replaced if so what do they cost?
ANSWER Hello P.J.,
If you heard the compressor come on and no water has been produced, the issue is most likely a corroded evaporator coil and freon loss. In the case of a freon loss in a dehumidifier, it is normally much cheaper to replace the unit than to replace the evaporator, heat exchange assembly (capillary lines), filter/drier, and compressor. These are normally the components that require replacement in this issue. The labor alone for a sealed system repair is comparable to the replacement cost of the unit.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Tuesday, January 08, 2013