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Don't know your model specifically, but most dehumidifiers have a float that shuts the system down when the tank is full. Maybe the float is not going up and down like it should. With the power off and the tank out, see if the float is descending like it should when the tank is out. Popping it up and down a few times might solve the problem.

Comfort-Aire... | Answered on Jan 22, 2015

Don't know your model specifically, but you might want to check the air filter at the front. It could be totally clogged up and no air can pass through for the system to work.

Comfort-Aire... | Answered on Jan 22, 2015

The float in the bucket might have to be ajusted.

Comfort-Aire... | Answered on Jan 02, 2013

There are many reasons why a dehumidifier willnot work or collect water.
Here is a tip that I wrote to help people to figure out what is going wrongwith their dehumidifier

Dehumidifier is running but no water is in bucket



Comfort-Aire... | Answered on Jun 10, 2011

Check the filter check the vents.Is the compressor running non stop.If compressor is running non stop then this burning smell is indication of weak compressor.its getting over heated.the refrigerant in compressor is low so its running non stop, and compressor needs to be replaced.But if compressor is functioning properly and no issues with compressor then it can be fan motor burning smell or any plastic component getting over heated and melting.One thing you can do is unplug the unit from wall outlet for few hours then reconnect and check.if still the burning smell is noticed, then it has to be checked.the wires getting burnt or any plastic component getting over heated, the filter getting blocked or compressor running non stop.------- This will help to troubleshoot the problem.thanks.Helpmech.

Comfort-Aire... | Answered on Jun 01, 2011

Hi, The unit has leaking freon and is low on charge... not worth fixing...
Here is a tip that I wrote that will help you understand why and what you cando with a dehumidifier that ices up.

Dehumidifier is Freezing up and not working


Comfort-Aire... | Answered on May 17, 2011

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