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robjg63

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#293764 12-Feb-2022 10:30
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Pretty sure this will be a no, but...

 

We have a 9 year old, very lightly used Mitsubishi standalone dehumidifier that we paid around $750 at the time on special - so not a cheapie.

 

Haven't used it for a while and plugged it in today and left it running for a while - no moisture being collected and it smells and feels quite warm.

 

I would guess maybe it needs re-gassing.

 

Has anyone ever done anything like this and what did it cost?

 

Or is it just an item for the recycler?





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  #2867663 13-Feb-2022 15:51
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I expect it's worth servicing. Leave it on for a while just in case it comes right.

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  #2868006 14-Feb-2022 10:22
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Heat pumps, or your car air conditioning have ports for adding or removing gas.

 

But dehumidifiers and fridges are hermetically sealed. There is no way of regassing it.


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  #2868105 14-Feb-2022 11:37
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We have a Mitsubishi MJ-E16VX-A1 Oasis that will be roughly the same age is yours.

 

No issues so far. We just only clean the filters and clean the water tank.
Gets used more in winter.




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  #2868144 14-Feb-2022 12:24
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It doesn't extract any water and the area where the compressor is got really hot after around 10 minutes - so hot you could smell a very hot plastic smell.

 

I guess its for the trash.





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  #2868176 14-Feb-2022 13:11
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1) Are the fins blocked with dust/hair? If so try vacuum them.

 

2) If the gas has indeed leaked out, you'd be asking why? Has it been knocked/dropped? Or a pipe may have cracked from vibrations of compressor.


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  #2868240 14-Feb-2022 15:00
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Nate001:

 

1) Are the fins blocked with dust/hair? If so try vacuum them.

 

2) If the gas has indeed leaked out, you'd be asking why? Has it been knocked/dropped? Or a pipe may have cracked from vibrations of compressor.

 

 

No - No dust or dirt - filters are pristine - We barely used it.

 

It still looks like new.

 

Never dropped or bumped it that I recall.

 

Assume its the compressor that is getting hot enough to make the plastic smell and feel pretty hot.

 

Sounds like its running normally - ie doesnt sound any different to what it always sounded like.

 

 





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