Posted 04 September 2006 - 07:31 AM
Posted 10 September 2006 - 09:53 AM
???? Just want to B sure but U did say that if U move the problem unit upstairs it works just fine?? If thats the case then it should work fine downstairs(basement) A dehumidifier dosen't work off of temperature, only humidity. Are U sure that when U moved it the Overflow cut-off switch didn't get stuck.
Most units have a switch that stops the unit when the holding tank gets full, so it dosen't overflow. I'd check that its not loose. Are U sure that the humidity level in the basement is that high? Like I said, if it works upstairs and worked fine in the repair shop, it should work fine in the basement.
It sounds to me like the unit is satisfied in the basement. Have U turned it to full dehumidification while its in the basement & has it worked then?
Hope this helps:)
Posted 10 September 2006 - 10:29 AM
Yes, it works fine upstairs, but not in the cooler basement. Yes I have set it to full dehumidification, also the overflow switch is fine. I contacted Maytag. Here is what they said, "Dehumidifiers will not operate below 65 degrees. At that cool of a temperature, the evaporator coil will start to frost and turn the compressor off, therefore not allowing the compressor to operate long enough to collect the moisture from the air."
I'm heating my basement today to see if indeed the dehumidifier will operate when the temp is around 70.
Posted 17 September 2006 - 10:18 AM
Please let me know how U make out. Very curious:)
Posted 17 September 2006 - 01:21 PM
"Dehumidifiers will not operate below 65 degrees. At that cool of a temperature, the evaporator coil will start to frost and turn the compressor off, therefore not allowing the compressor to operate long enough to collect the moisture from the air."
They are absolutely correct. If you need to dry a cold wet area, you need heat. Also, remember it is coldest at floor, try setting the unit up on something to get it off the cold floor.
Posted 19 September 2006 - 05:49 PM
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