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Phil, Mechanical Engineer
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Experience:  Retired HVAC/ Electrical & Boiler contractor. Industrial
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The unit is on Temp is 83 current humidity is 65 and I set

Customer Question

The unit is on Temp is 83 current humidity is 65 and I set it to 50%, but the snowflake icon does not turn on
JA: Did you double-check the thermostat? And what about the unit's filters?
Customer: filter is clean
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: It was working just fine 1 hr ago
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: does this mean it is broken?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Phil replied 3 months ago.

Hello, your AC is most likely not broken, it is most likely just hovering between control points. Lets give it a few hours and see how it goes.

That said however, AC systems are not designed to run and dehumidify well at 83F... that is outside of their range of capabilities in most cases, the system must be in cooling mode to some degree in order to dehumidify.

Experiment with it for a while, let me know how it goes.