Unit powers on everything runs great except the fan does not turn on, the unit is 10 years old is it worth repairing?
Answer Hello Ken,
This can be the fault of the power supply on the board not sending power to the motor or it can be a bad motor. You need to ohm out the motor windings to ensure they are not shorted to ground. If not, the board will be the issue. Whether you repair or replace is the customers' decision. This is determined by the cost to repair the unit compared to the cost of the appliances' replacement. If the repair cost exceeds 50% of the appliances' replacement cost, you need to determine how much money you want to have in it since no parts but the ones you replace will be under warranty.
My dehumidifier doesn't remove moisture. The fan runs and the compressor is very hot. The evaporator and condenser are clean. I've replaced the sensor assembly. Could it be the drawing capacitor? It's not bulging, looks ok but not tested. Thanks
Answer Hello Ray,
This sounds like a sealed system restriction. If the compressor cannot circulate the freon, it pressurizes the high side and draws the low side into a vacuum. This makes the compressor run at an above normal temperature and with no freon circulation within the sealed system, it cannot transfer heat as designed. Unfortunately, this makes it cheaper to buy a new unit than to repair.