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I have a ten year old Kenmore Energy Star dehumidifier that

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I have a ten year old Kenmore Energy Star dehumidifier that no more "dehumidifies', although the motor works (bucket stays empty). What to do ? Thanks.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Chas replied 4 years ago.
Hello my name is Chas. I look forward to assisting you today with your question and providing the best answer possible. First, we will need to troubleshoot your issue as there is most likely not a quick fix. Please do not to rate until our conversation is finished, you can reply to me any time even after rating by clicking on reply to expert. Please also note, some issues require parts to be replaced which is out of my control (though I sincerely wish it was).

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Also would like to know how old the unit is please?





Customer: replied 4 years ago.

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Brand: Kenmore Energy Star dehumidifier
What have you tried so far?: Nothing to do ? Motor works but nothing in the bucket.


Probably ten years old.


Kenmore Energy Star -no other model info available.



Expert:  Chas replied 4 years ago.
On a 10 year old model, then this was made by Frigidaire for Kenmore, More likely than not the condensor has rusted out on the unit allowing the freon to leak out, cost to repair this would be over $200 which is more than the replacement for a new unit, Frigidaire units were known for this problem and usually happens around year 7.. However your model seem to last longer...

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