Dehumidifier is an electronic appliance, a machine, a humidity controlling device which helps in maintaining the humidity levels in the atmosphere around them and making the area cooler, fresh or balanced in respect to the temperature of the area. Being an electric device it has a number of technical and mechanical stuff inside for its working, which makes it a problem facing device too. The most common problems faced with dehumidifiers and tips to troubleshoot them are:
- Noise of the machine – the dehumidifier has a fan inside attached with other internal functioning parts which runs at the time of functioning of dehumidifier. The fan regulation causes loud noise, despite the covered body it causes noise as well as vibration which troubles to be a problem. To avoid the noise problem it’s better to place the dehumidifier in a closed cabinet with a strong base and check the fan motor, as this can also be the issue behind the noise.
- Leakage in the tank – the tank of water gets filled with water that is collected from the humid temperature, sometimes the tank filled with water shows the problem of leakage due to which the motor of the appliance does not work and the atmosphere is not affected so well. Clean the tank on regular intervals and drain out the water properly so that leakage problem is looked after and best results are obtained.
- Coils freeze – this is one of the most common problems faced with the dehumidifiers, the dependence of its working is high on the coils inbuilt, due to the continuous cool air exertion and humidity contraction the coils gets freeze or a layer of ice is made on it which does not allow it to give further results. If the appliance is placed on the floor or lower level then this is also a reason for the freezing of coils as the temperature down is high in comparison to the air level, so it’s an easy tip that keep it on a higher surface and also clean the coils timely for good working.
- Fan does not work smoothly – the fans give problems often as the fan continuously works when the appliance is plugged on. Sometimes it is due to the breakage of the fan blades, sometimes it is due to the loose screws that cause noise also and sometimes there is a technical defect in the motor of fan. To fix the problem with the fan its best to get a technical help from the professionals or else if one wants to fix it at home then try to move with your hand first or tighten up the screws carefully.
- Stops working – if continuous plug in the dehumidifier will stop the working once the humidity in the air is exerted, but the motor will continuously run and will not even give any result. Put it off so that temperature can rise and it can work well again.