Recharging a Dead Dehumidifier

Discussion in 'Home Repair' started by frank1492, Jun 13, 2005.

  1. frank1492

    frank1492 Guest

    My three-year old Goldstar no longer works. The coils are cool, but
    never cold enough to permit condensation.
    Is it practical to have the unit recharged, or is this cost
    prohibitive? And, if fixed, will it last?
    I have already purchaed a new Haier and will start using unless
    you guys recommend otherwise.
    Thanks for your help!
    Frank
     
    frank1492, Jun 13, 2005
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  2. frank1492 wrote:
    > My three-year old Goldstar no longer works. The coils are cool, but
    > never cold enough to permit condensation.
    > Is it practical to have the unit recharged, or is this cost
    > prohibitive? And, if fixed, will it last?
    > I have already purchaed a new Haier and will start using unless
    > you guys recommend otherwise.
    > Thanks for your help!
    > Frank


    Hi,

    Have you checked your warranty? Some will have a 5 year system warranty
    ( gas charge, compressor ) on those items.

    jeff.
    Appliance Repair Aid
    http://www.applianceaid.com/
     
    Appliance Repair Aid, Jun 13, 2005
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  3. frank1492

    HeatMan Guest

    "Appliance Repair Aid" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    >
    > frank1492 wrote:
    > > My three-year old Goldstar no longer works. The coils are cool, but
    > > never cold enough to permit condensation.
    > > Is it practical to have the unit recharged, or is this cost
    > > prohibitive? And, if fixed, will it last?
    > > I have already purchaed a new Haier and will start using unless
    > > you guys recommend otherwise.
    > > Thanks for your help!
    > > Frank

    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > Have you checked your warranty? Some will have a 5 year system warranty
    > ( gas charge, compressor ) on those items.
    >


    From what I've seen, the 5 year warranty is on the can only....


    > jeff.
    > Appliance Repair Aid
    > http://www.applianceaid.com/
    >
     
    HeatMan, Jun 13, 2005
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  4. frank1492

    Guest

    If it's like a lot of other things, it's only economically feasable to
    fix if you can fix it yourself.
     
    , Jun 13, 2005
    #4
  5. Dissemble the unit and clean it, thoroughly.

    --

    Christopher A. Young
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    www.mormons.com


    "frank1492" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    My three-year old Goldstar no longer works. The coils are cool, but
    never cold enough to permit condensation.
    Is it practical to have the unit recharged, or is this cost
    prohibitive? And, if fixed, will it last?
    I have already purchaed a new Haier and will start using unless
    you guys recommend otherwise.
    Thanks for your help!
    Frank
     
    Stormin Mormon, Jun 13, 2005
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  6. frank1492

    bubba Guest

    > Is it practical to have the unit recharged, or is this cost
    > prohibitive?


    this unit cannot be "recharged" in the same sense as recharging your car or
    home A/C

    like a window A/C unit, it does not have ports to screw on a set of charging
    hoses

    generally speaking, low freon is not a problem with a dehumidifier, they are
    not prone to leaking refrigerant

    problem is more likely a dirty or mashed condenser or evaporator coil, or a
    defective thermostatic switch, or other issue, not low refrigerant


    > And, if fixed, will it last?


    if it did have a leak, and you did weld on a charging port and
    evacuate/recharge, it would only "last" if you also fix the source of the
    leak

    generally speaking, a dehumidifier that is leaking refrigerant is very rare,
    and also not worth the hassle of repairing and recharging, for most people.

    but I believe your problem lies elsewhere, as noted above, which ~would~ be
    worth fixing, and that fix will "last"
     
    bubba, Jun 13, 2005
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  7. frank1492

    G Henslee Guest

    Stormin Mormon wrote:
    > Dissemble the unit and clean it, thoroughly.
    >


    Hey, just like they have to do Mormons when they wise up and quit the cult.

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    G Henslee, Jun 13, 2005
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  8. frank1492

    frank1492 Guest

    problem is more likely a dirty or mashed condenser or evaporator coil,
    or a
    defective thermostatic switch, or other issue, not low refrigerant.

    Comments:
    The thermostat works, as the compressor does seem to try to turn on.
    (A short "buzz" is heard when it kicks in.) After the buzz, though, it
    does not seem that the compressor is running, and the coils don't
    get cold..
    If by "mashed" you mean "crushed", no chance. Dirty I doubt also,
    as the filter was very clean. Also, it suddenly stopped working
    (nothing this spring, fine in the fall.)
    Does this help further pinpoint anything??
    Thanks very much!





    On Mon, 13 Jun 2005 13:18:59 -0400, "bubba" <>
    wrote:

    >> Is it practical to have the unit recharged, or is this cost
    >> prohibitive?

    >
    >this unit cannot be "recharged" in the same sense as recharging your car or
    >home A/C
    >
    >like a window A/C unit, it does not have ports to screw on a set of charging
    >hoses
    >
    >generally speaking, low freon is not a problem with a dehumidifier, they are
    >not prone to leaking refrigerant
    >
    >problem is more likely a dirty or mashed condenser or evaporator coil, or a
    >defective thermostatic switch, or other issue, not low refrigerant
    >
    >
    >> And, if fixed, will it last?

    >
    >if it did have a leak, and you did weld on a charging port and
    >evacuate/recharge, it would only "last" if you also fix the source of the
    >leak
    >
    >generally speaking, a dehumidifier that is leaking refrigerant is very rare,
    >and also not worth the hassle of repairing and recharging, for most people.
    >
    >but I believe your problem lies elsewhere, as noted above, which ~would~ be
    >worth fixing, and that fix will "last"
    >
    >
     
    frank1492, Jun 14, 2005
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  9. Re: Recharging an Antimormon's sagging energy level

    Your job is getting harder by the day. We have about 300,000 convert
    baptisms a year, and I can't remember the total church membership, but it's
    about 11 million. Might be 12 by now.

    --

    Christopher A. Young
    Learn more about Jesus
    www.lds.org
    www.mormons.com


    "G Henslee" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    Stormin Mormon wrote:
    > Dissemble the unit and clean it, thoroughly.
    >


    Hey, just like they have to do Mormons when they wise up and quit the cult.

    --
     
    Stormin Mormon, Jun 14, 2005
    #9
  10. Well, that changes everything! All of our previous advice is irrelevant,
    now.

    Now that you've changed the symptoms, the diagnosis will of course change.

    For your latest list of symptoms, you have a starting problem wtih the
    compressor. Can be either not getting enough power, or start components
    problem. On many dehum, it's not dificult for a refrigeration person to wire
    in a hard start kit for the compressor.

    Please remit a second $48.50 for the second diagnosis. First diagnostic fee
    will not be refunded.

    --

    Christopher A. Young
    Learn more about Jesus
    www.lds.org
    www.mormons.com


    "frank1492" <> wrote in message
    news:...

    Comments:
    The thermostat works, as the compressor does seem to try to turn on.
    (A short "buzz" is heard when it kicks in.) After the buzz, though, it
    does not seem that the compressor is running, and the coils don't
    get cold..
    If by "mashed" you mean "crushed", no chance. Dirty I doubt also,
    as the filter was very clean. Also, it suddenly stopped working
    (nothing this spring, fine in the fall.)
    Does this help further pinpoint anything??
    Thanks very much!
     
    Stormin Mormon, Jun 14, 2005
    #10
  11. frank1492

    Doug Miller Guest

    Re: Recharging an Antimormon's sagging energy level

    In article <nsAre.19413$>, "Stormin Mormon" <cayoung61-#spamblock*> wrote:
    >Your job is getting harder by the day. We have about 300,000 convert
    >baptisms a year, and I can't remember the total church membership, but it's
    >about 11 million. Might be 12 by now.
    >

    You're all the way up to one percent of the membership of the Catholic Church.
    Wow!

    --
    Regards,
    Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)

    Nobody ever left footprints in the sands of time by sitting on his butt.
    And who wants to leave buttprints in the sands of time?
     
    Doug Miller, Jun 14, 2005
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  12. frank1492

    G Henslee Guest

    Re: Recharging an Antimormon's sagging energy level

    Stormin Mormon wrote:
    > Your job is getting harder by the day. We have about 300,000 convert
    > baptisms a year, and I can't remember the total church membership, but it's
    > about 11 million. Might be 12 by now.
    >


    What job? I don't have to convince people to believe lies. You do...

    --
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    http://www.carm.org/mormon.htm
     
    G Henslee, Jun 15, 2005
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