DELONGHI DEHUMIDIFIERS PROBLEMS
Information about the problems and breakdowns of DeLonghi dehumidifiers that were reported from 2011 to 2021.
Common problems: fire, leaking, overheating, short circuit.
Faulty modules: pump, rack.
1 safety recalls announced
Two Million Dehumidifiers With Well-Known Brand Names Recalled Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
This recall involves 25-, 30-, 35-, 45-, 50-, 60-, 65-, 70-, and 74-pint dehumidifiers with the brand names including AeonAir, Amana, ArcticAire (Danby), Classic (Danby / Home Hardware Stores), Commercial Cool, Danby, Danby Designer, Danby Premiere, De'Longhi, Edgestar, Friedrich, Generations (Danby), Haier, Honeywell (JMATEK / AirTek), Idylis, Ivation, perfect aire, SuperClima, Whirlpool, and Whynter.
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5 issues reported
A 48 YOM noticed a tremendous amount of water leaking out from the internal workings of the dehumidifier, causing a circuit breaker in the house to trip. The dehumidifier was dissembled and found that the internal water reservoir had numerous cracks resulting in the leak.
Dehumidified trips circuit breaker & emits a faint odor when it does. Consumer moved it to different circuit that is higher in amperage but dehumidifier continues to trip this circuit breaker too. Consumer is able to operate other items of higher rated amperage without issue.
Consumer was tried using the dehumidfier and it started to smell like burnt plastic and the back and insides of the unit were extremely hot. Fire hazard.
The Consumer reported that the pump [in their dehumidifier] overheated and [the unit] stopped working.
Recently, while dehumidifier was in continuous mode, consumer noticed odor smelled like overheating electronics & traced odor to dehumidifier. Consumer found that back panel was hot to touch. Infrared thermometer showed 148°F. Consumer unplugged dehumidifier.
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