Frigidaire Dehumidifier Problems
I need your help with Frigidaire dehumidifier problems.
When you turn it off, the power indicator will stay on, as long as it is plugged in. Make sure it is actually turned on before you assume something is wrong with it.
I’m getting a variety of lights and error codes.
Frigidaire says you need to clean the filter every 250 hours you run it. After you clean it, you have to hit the filter button to reset the filter reset light.
I’m guessing that’s why it is called that. But the filter’s as clean as it can be without me replacing it.
I guess that means it is not icing up, unless you put it in a basement too cold for it to operate.
No, so that is not why it isn’t working right.
If you hit the timer while it is off, it will run for that time period once it comes on. If it is on and you hit the timer button, it waits that long before turning on.
I have it set for continuous mode. The hard part is figuring out what the error codes mean.
The fault codes F1 and F2 mean a sensor failed.
That’s about as generic as a green screen on an Xbox, and short of rebooting it, there’s no clear solution.
You can turn off the dehumidifier, then turn it back on to see if the error goes away. Or take the hard reboot approach, unplugging it, letting the power dissipate, turn it on and see.
I did not think a dehumidifier was smart enough to need a reboot.
There are things that it could be, but that’s the simplest to try.
What else can I try?
Check whether the bucket is in place and the float sensor is at the right location. After all, if that’s floating too high, the unit shuts off, just like when the temperature sensor is too close to a heater and turns off thinking the unit will catch on fire.
It’s cold and wet – it should not be able to catch fire.
There was a recall for Frigidaire dehumidifiers for that specific problem in 2014. They sometimes overheated, smoked and even caught fire.
OK, that’s a problem I’m glad I do not have.
Frigidaire dehumidifiers are more likely to freeze up than catch fire.
It should kick into fan mode to defrost the coils at that point.
Sure, but it should, except that their fan motors tend to go out. You’ll be lucky to get the fan motor to last six months of continuous usage.
I have continuous usage and it set to drain continuously into a sink to reduce the humidity in the rooms it is in.
Frigidaire sells a fix kit for drainage problems, because they had problems doing continuous drainage.
You know it is a problem if they have a standard solution for it, but I think it is a problem if they’re charging you for the fix.
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Last update 2021-09-18. Price and product availability may change.