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My Fedders portable air conditioner runs but doesn't cool. I set the temp to lowest possible (60)... but room temp remains at 80. The power button used to light up (when it worked fine before)... but it doesn't anymore although the unit is powered on and fan is running. Is this a busted unit or can be repaired? If it can be repaired, what is the fix?

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SOURCE: Fedders 65 Pint Dehumidifier Fan Problem

I have the same problem. The fan motor bearings are bad on mine. You can get a new fan motor at Appliance Factory parts.com. Phone number 1-800-955-7075. $44.95 + shipping.

Gene

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Hi,
Here is a tip that I wrote that will help you...

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Posted on Apr 16, 2010

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Hi,
There are many reasons for a dehumidifier2_bing.gif to not work or collect water.
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Dehumidifier is running but no water is in bucket
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Posted on May 18, 2010

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Dehumidifier VS. Air conditioner


A dehumidifier is basically the same thing as an air conditioner but both coils (condenser and evaporator) are in the same unit meaning a dehumidifier exhaust warm air in the same room it is in. running a dehumidifier would make an air conditioner run more because of the warm exhaust, when you run an air conditioner it acts like a dehumidifier and dries the air. As far as saving energy it all depends on the size of the AC and dehumidifier and the size of the room. If you want warm dry air, use a dehumidifier; if you want cool dry air run the AC but not both.
How do all these parts fit together to pull moisture from the air? It's fairly simple, but very effective:
  1. A fan collects air from the surrounding area and pulls it into the dehumidifier.
  2. As the air passes through, it comes into contact with the dehumidifier's cooled coils. These coils use condensation to pull moisture from the air. The collected moisture remains on the coils and drips into the dehumidifier's reservoir.
  3. The dehumidifier reheats the air and exhausts it back into the room.
A dehumidifier usually has a removable plastic bucket for are reservoir; most buckets also have a place where you can hook up a hose so the collected water can drain straight into a floor drain or pump. This frees you from having to remember to dump out the water. But don't worry too much about the reservoir overflowing -- most dehumidifiers also have an automatic shut-off. If you're using a dehumidifier in extremely moist conditions,however, or if you need to keep your dehumidifier on all the time, you should look into a unit with a built-in condensate pump, which regularly pumps water out of the unit's reservoir rather than simply relying on gravity to empty it as a hose does.



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CAN I PUT THE EXHAUST TUBE INTO STORAGE CLOSET INSTEAD OF PUTTING IT IN A DOOR GOING TO THE OUTSIDE?


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There are several basic things that can cause what you described.

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2. A dirty of clogged air intake filter. Turn the unit OFF unplug it and remove the filter for cleaning.

3. Obstructed air space. A dehumidifier requires a minimum of 12" clear air space around the entire
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5. The cooling coils are dirty and need to be cleaned.

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2.The compressor is low on refrigerant gas and needs to be recharged.

Sometimes the repairs (Time spent finding, the Parts & labor), if necessary, can cost almost as much or as much as a new unit, which would have a full warranty.

Hope this helped you troubleshoot the basic and solvable problems and you won't need to make any critical repairs. Please let me know. Thanks.

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