How To Recharge A Dehumidifier
How do I know if my dehumidifier needs Freon?
Directly behind the intake filter of your dehumidifier should be the cooling coil (also known as an evaporator). When the dehumidifier is running, this cooling coil should be cool to the touch. If it is not cool, then it is very likely that the refrigerant has leaked out of the system.
How long should a dehumidifier last?
Maintain Your Appliance
The lifetime of dehumidifiers usually ranges from five to 10 years. To maximize the lifetime, it’s important to care for your dehumidifier. Be sure to regularly change the air filters, clean the condensing coils and exhaust grilles, and empty and clean the water bucket.
What Freon does a dehumidifier use?
In conclusion, your dehumidifier does not contain Freon…but instead contains a different type of refrigerant. Most likely it contains an HFC refrigerant. In the models that I have looked at recently they all seem to contain the HFC refrigerant known as R-410A. (This is also known as Puron refrigerant.)
How do I know if my dehumidifier compressor is bad?
Humidity will not reach the set point
If the blower in the dehumidifier is running it is possible that the compressor is not operating. Check to see that the indicator light, on the dehumidifier, is confirming that the compressor is operating. If the compressor is not running call a competent HVAC company for service.
Why is my dehumidifier running but not collecting water?
If your dehumidifier is not collecting water even though the room temperature is over 65 degrees Fahrenheit, there may be an issue with the capacitor in the compressor circuit. The compressor circulates refrigerant through the unit to remove moisture from the air, which collects in the bucket.
How long does refrigerant last in dehumidifier?
Generally, the refrigerant type has a fairly long lifespan, being able to last for years before finally giving up. Purchasing a good unit should get you at least a year of good performance, depending on the make and quality though, as some can last over five years.
Do dehumidifiers have refrigerant?
To cool the air within the unit, a dehumidifier uses Freon (chloroflourocarbon gas). Because it contains Freon, you just can’t throw out your dehumidifier or other appliances that contain Freon–such as refrigerators and air conditioners–with your regular trash.
Can a dehumidifier freeze up?
The most common cause why dehumidifiers freeze up is because the room is simply too cold. Even if the machine can operate at a low temperature, it is typically cap at 65°F degrees. Running below the recommended temperature will cause ice to build up on the condenser coils.
Are dehumidifiers worth repairing?
If it registers 0 through the entire range, it’s broken and must be replaced. 4 If it still operates poorly, call an appliance repair person for advice or take the unit into an appliance repair shop, or buy a new dehumidifier.
Why does my dehumidifier keep stopping?
If your dehumidifier keeps shutting off, the sensor may not be reading the humidity level correctly, resulting in the unit shutting off before reaching the desired level. Some dehumidifiers also have a thermistor that works with the sensor which can also be faulty.