Question about filter on "SWAN DEHUMIDIFIER SH3010 "


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Donwill

Having purchased one on Ebay recently (no instruction leaflet :-( ),
there doesn't seem to be any water going into the bottle, it's certainly
working because the coils are cold and wet, and no blockage in the drain
pipe to the container. There is a filter door air inlet on the back of
the unit which is perforated and has a fine mesh (1/2mm) inside the door
but there isn't a foam filter behind that although there is approx a
quarter of an inch gap between it and a large holed plastic frame
located between the door and the cooling coils. It looks as if it could
hold a foam filter in between.
I wondered if anyone has one of these dehumidifier units and could tell
me if there should be a foam filter there.
The introduction of a foam filter would slow the air velocity over the
coils maybe increasing the efficiency of the dehumidification process?,
I haven't measured the on coil/off coil air temperature as yet so cannot
verify.
However, the air velocity seems quite high (educated guess) and the
cooling coil is only approx 1" deep as far as I can see without
dismantling the whole thing.

Any advice please


Regards Don
 
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NT

Having purchased one on Ebay recently (no instruction leaflet  :-(   ),
there doesn't seem to be any water going into the bottle, it's certainly
working because the coils are cold and wet, and no blockage in the drain
pipe to the container. There is a filter door air inlet on the back of
the unit which is perforated and has a fine mesh (1/2mm) inside the door
but there isn't a foam filter behind that although there is approx a
quarter of an inch gap between it and a large holed plastic frame
located between the door and the cooling coils. It looks as if it could
hold a foam filter in between.
I wondered if anyone has one of these dehumidifier units and could tell
me if there should be a foam filter there.
  The introduction of a foam filter would slow the air velocity over the
coils maybe increasing the efficiency of the dehumidification process?,
I haven't measured the on coil/off coil air temperature as yet so cannot
verify.
However, the air velocity seems quite high (educated guess) and the
cooling coil is only approx 1" deep as far as I can see without
dismantling the whole thing.

Any advice please

Regards   Don

Filters are optional, but help keep the thing cleaner and not clogged
over the years,

If the coils are getting wet but no water comes out anywhere,
presumably theyre not condensing out enough water. Either the air's
dry or the unit faulty due to loss of refreigerant gas, a condition
that isnt practical to fix and only deteriorates over time. If you
cant get a refund and need to use it, I'd slow the airstream down,
probably with a dropper in series with the fan. If slowed to much, the
compressor can get very hot, but really a permanent fix for gas loss
is unlikely.

If you want to recharge it, look at what refrigerant it uses. Some can
be replaced with cheap alternatives.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Propane#Refrigeration


NT
 

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