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humidifier compressor kicks in and gets very warm, the coils gets slightly cool

humidifier compressor kicks in and gets very warm, the coils gets slightly cool

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Old 06-14-17, 10:21 AM
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humidifier compressor kicks in and gets very warm, the coils gets slightly cool

I have a portable 70-pint, dehumidifier. The compressor kicks in and gets very warm, the condenser coils gets slightly cool but not cool enough. The fan is working fine.
Is there anything I can test or fix to get this working again?
 
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Old 06-14-17, 11:54 AM
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Is the air intake filter clean?
 
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Old 06-14-17, 12:21 PM
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The air intake filter is clean. I removed the air intake filter and removed the outside panels to check things.
 
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Old 06-14-17, 09:55 PM
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Sounds like your dehumidifier is losing its refrigerant.
Usually the point of loss is the evaporator coil and is almost impossible to fix.
 
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Old 06-15-17, 07:53 AM
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Thanks, I thought it might be losing refrigerant because the evaporator coil is getting slightly cool and the various parts seem to be working properly. Oh, well, I will buy a new one.
 
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