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Using the dehumidifier. ge.com
When first using the dehumidifier, operate the unit continuously for 24 hours.
Choosing a Location
A dehumidifier operating in a basement will have
little or no effect in drying an adjacent enclosed
storage area, such as a closet, unless there is
adequate circulation of air in and out of the area.
■ Do not use outdoors.
■ This dehumidifier is intended for indoor residential
applications only. This dehumidifier should not be
used for commercial or industrial applications.
■ Place the dehumidifier on a smooth, level floor strong
enough to support the unit with a full bucket of water.
■ Allow at least 12–18 inches of air space on all sides
of the unit for good air circulation.
■ Place the dehumidifier in an area where the
temperature will not fall below 41°F (5°C). The coils
can become covered with frost at temperatures
below 41°F, which may reduce performance.
■ Use the dehumidifier in cooking, laundry, bathing
and dishwashing areas that have excessive
moisture. NOTE: Place the dehumidifier away
from the clothes dryer.
■ Use the dehumidifier to prevent moisture damage
anywhere books or valuables are stored.
■ Use the dehumidifier in a basement to help prevent
■ The dehumidifier must be operated in an enclosed
area to be most effective.
■ Close all doors, windows and other outside openings
to the room.
NOTE: The dehumidifier has rollers to aid placement,
but it should only be rolled on smooth, flat surfaces.
Do not attempt to roll the dehumidifier on carpet or
How the Dehumidifier Operates
Moist, humid air is drawn over a cold refrigerated
dehumidifying coil. Moisture in the air condenses
on this coil and drains into a bucket (or through
a hose and drain).
Dry, clean air is drawn through the condenser
where it is heated and discharged out the top grille
into the room.
It is normal for the surrounding air to become slightly
warmer as the dehumidifier operates.
When frost builds up on the evaporator coils, the
compressor will cycle off and the fan will continue
to run until the frost disappears.
When the coil is defrosted, the compressor or fan
will automatically restart and dehumidifying will
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