Frigidaire’s FDL251P portable dehumidifier will help control the humidity in a room, making it more comfy and preventing the development of mold and mildew. Because the FDL251P is a smaller, portable model, you can also easily move it from room to room. In case your dehumidifier experiences problems that prevent it from functioning properly, your home can get uneasy fast. The majority of the usual problems that influence this model are easy to troubleshoot yourself, which means that you may get the humidity in your home under control as soon as possible.
Won’t Turn On
The FDL251P automatically closes when the space surrounding it attains a level of humidity that the dehumidifier is set to achieve. To make the dehumidifier continue to draw moisture from your room, then turn the humidistat control to Max dry, then reset the controls into the setting you desire when the dehumidifier starts. The appliance also automatically closes when the water from its bucket reaches the preset level. Scrub the bucket and reinstall it — the dehumidifer won’t operate if the bucket is not installed properly, though, so make certain it slides back into place completely. If your humidifier won’t turn on once you have exhausted those two possibilities, make sure that its power plug is firmly inserted into a grounded, working outlet. Examine your home’s fuse box or circuit breaker to see if you want to replace a fuse or reset the breaker.
Room Not Dry Enough
In case your dehumidifier is functioning however, your room is still quite humid, then the unit’s humidity setting may be too high. Utilize the downward-arrow button to lower it. If the dehumidifier has only recently been installed or restarted, it may take more time to remove the moisture from the air. Let it run a bit more time to determine if the room gets adequately dry. Make sure the unit’s front grill is not blocked by furnishings or other items — restricted airflow hinders the dehumidifier’s operation. The dehumidifier must be have at least 12 inches of clearance around it. Finally, ensure that the room temperature is not too low. The dehumidifier won’t function as efficiently if the temperature is below 41 degrees.
Runs Too Frequently
If your dehumidifier seems to be running too often, make sure that each of the room’s windows and doors are shut. Air from outside can be heavy in moisture; if it is permitted to go into the room, the dehumidifier may have to work continuously. The dehumidifier may not efficiently remove the moisture from your room that’s too large; you may have to upgrade into a unit with a larger capacity. Make sure that air movement during the dehumidifier is not blocked — you may have to clean the grill with a vacuum brush attachment to remove dust and debris or transfer it so air can flow freely through the rear coil and front grill. Your dehumidifier may run more often if it’s continuous or CONT manner, which calls for the unit to run nonstop at a lower relative humidity. When the CONT mode is engaged, then the CONT indicator light will illuminate on the screen. Press and hold the CONT button until the light goes out to increase the humidity level.
Frost on Coils
If you notice frost on the coils above the dehumidifier’s bucket and drip tray, then it usually signals that the unit has recently been turned on. The frost seems as part of the dehumidifier’s normal operation as refrigerant circulates throughout the coil. In most cases, the frost will likely disappear in one hour. But frost may indicate that the room’s temperature is too low. Your dehumidifier will operate most efficiently if the room temperature is above 41 degrees.