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I have a GE ADEH50 dehumidifier. Fan blows, compressor does not turn on. What can I check to see if compressor is good or a switch somewhere needs attention preventing compressor to turn on.

Contractor's Assistant: Can you guesstimate how old your GE is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?

Model ADEH50LQQ1 put in service 7/2012. This is one of two. The other is operating fine.

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Hopefully

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

I have tools and usually can fix things

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Appliance
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Appliance Technician: Phil, Shop owner replied 2 months ago
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Hello, there is no separate switch on those, but there is a humidistat that could be bad, OR the compressor or one of its start components could be bad, you will need a multi meter and a few hours time to do that diagnosis if I coach you on it,

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I went back to the unit, started it up again --fan is on no compressor -- no heat on air exhaust, filter clean, tank clear. It reads the humidity in the room (same as the other operating dehumidifier) and I can set it to 45% demand --comes back to read the 60% in the room.
Is it possible that I have lost the refrigerant?
I see the 6 or 8 screws on the back -- I guess the next step is to open the back. getting close to supper ..a tomorrow job perhaps. (or buy new as my wife suggests).
Appliance Technician: Phil, Shop owner replied 2 months ago

The switch in the electronic control module that sends power to the compressor is bad IF the compressor is cool to the touch after sitting plugged in for several hours, IF the compressor is hot or warm, one of its capacitors is bad or the compressor is bad

Please rate my work so far, so that I do not loose my shirt going into this extended coaching etc, I will appreciate it

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We can go from there without a time limit

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