Jump to content


Use this Search Box to Find Appliance Repair Help Now
Need help finding your model number?
365-day return policy on all parts purchased here, even electrical parts that have been installed!


FAQs | Store | Memberships | Repair Videos | Academy | Newsletter | Beer Fund | Contact


Welcome to Appliantology.org, the Web's Premiere Appliance Repair Resource for DIYers!

The world-famous Samurai Appliance Repair Forums


You can post a question and get repair help for FREE! Click here to get started.


Already a member of the Appliantology Academy? Just sign in with your username and password in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

 


Photo

Kenmore Dehumidifier 580.54351700 Won't stay on

dehumidifier Kenmore

  • Please log in to reply
15 replies to this topic

#1 mapit

mapit

    Samanera

  • Grasshoppah
  • Pip
  • 10 posts

Posted 17 September 2011 - 05:15 PM

My dehumidifier is not staying on. After finally realizing it had a filter and the filter was filthy, I cleaned that out. The dehumidifier will turn on but not stay on. I have tried various settings, including fan on high, controller set to maximum drying. It has stayed on as long as 13 minutes then shuts off for hours. Then it will come on for 2-3 minutes and shut off for hours. This was on an 80 degree day, raining. The basement was warm and humid.

Prior to this problem, the "off" was not working. When I would turn the machine off, it would keep running. The "off" still doesn't work. In order to turn it off, I pull out the bucket which makes the auto shut off light come on then unplug it.

The unit is probably five years old. I run it in the spring and fall when it is extremely humid and/or raining.

Any ideas? I think the sensor might be the problem but I don't know where to look for it.

Use the Appliantology Parts Search Box to Find What You Need!
Enter your model number, part number, type of appliance, brand, or even a part description.
365-day return policy on all parts purchased here, even electrical parts that have been installed!

#2 RegUS_PatOff

RegUS_PatOff

    Sensei

  • Academy Instructor
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 33,588 posts
  • Location: USA
  • Flavorite Brew:Chief NTSC Black & White

Posted 17 September 2011 - 07:07 PM

... Then it will come on for 2-3 minutes and shut off for hours.
... The "off" still doesn't work.

Kenmore 580.54351700
seems to be similar to the LG LD40
1) what shuts OFF, just the Compressor, or also the Fan ?
could be a bad Humidity Control
2) could be a bad Humidity Control
disconnect the Humidity Control from the Main PCB Relay Board, to see if it will turn OFF

click on picture
01052150.jpg


.

one of my video productions: “Easter Seals: Walk With Me”

every day is Down Syndrome Awareness Day
"A Child Is Waiting" . Burt Lancaster . Judy Garland . 1962

RegUS_PatOff > www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPAY2LsKVEw

#3 mapit

mapit

    Samanera

  • Grasshoppah
  • Pip
  • 10 posts

Posted 17 September 2011 - 07:27 PM

The compressor and the fan shut off. I'm going to look for the humidity control right now.

#4 mapit

mapit

    Samanera

  • Grasshoppah
  • Pip
  • 10 posts

Posted 17 September 2011 - 08:00 PM

Is there some trick to getting the front grill cover off? I have taken out the two screws but can't seem to unleash the grill cover.

#5 RegUS_PatOff

RegUS_PatOff

    Sensei

  • Academy Instructor
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 33,588 posts
  • Location: USA
  • Flavorite Brew:Chief NTSC Black & White

Posted 17 September 2011 - 09:15 PM

1. Remove 2 screws which fasten the front grille.
2. Pull the front grille forward and upward.
.

one of my video productions: “Easter Seals: Walk With Me”

every day is Down Syndrome Awareness Day
"A Child Is Waiting" . Burt Lancaster . Judy Garland . 1962

RegUS_PatOff > www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPAY2LsKVEw

#6 mapit

mapit

    Samanera

  • Grasshoppah
  • Pip
  • 10 posts

Posted 17 September 2011 - 09:57 PM

I muscled the front grill off but I don't understand what I am supposed to disconnect. I see two small leads going to a round item behind the humidity control knob under the front grill. I am following the picture of the part you included. or is this something I access from the back of the machine? Thanks for any and all help you have provided and continue to provide.

#7 RegUS_PatOff

RegUS_PatOff

    Sensei

  • Academy Instructor
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 33,588 posts
  • Location: USA
  • Flavorite Brew:Chief NTSC Black & White

Posted 17 September 2011 - 10:12 PM

.. I see two small leads going to a round item behind the humidity control knob

yes, but I'm not sure if they will disconnect or if they are soldered ..
OR follow those wires to the Controller Board
.

one of my video productions: “Easter Seals: Walk With Me”

every day is Down Syndrome Awareness Day
"A Child Is Waiting" . Burt Lancaster . Judy Garland . 1962

RegUS_PatOff > www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPAY2LsKVEw





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users


FAQs | Store | Memberships | Repair Videos | Academy | Newsletter | Beer Fund | Contact


Use the Appliantology Parts Finder to Get What You Need!
Enter a model number, part number, type of appliance, brand, or even a part description.
365-day return policy on all parts purchased here, even electrical parts that have been installed!

Your Sometimes-Lucid Host:
Samurai Appliance Repair Man
"If I can't help you fix your appliance and make you 100% satisfied, I will come to your home and slice open my belly,
spilling my steaming entrails onto your floor."

The Appliance Guru | AppliancePartsResource.com | Samurai's Blog

Real Time Analytics