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Melted compressor thermostat in GE AHW30LKG1 dehumidifier

Mluckham

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Ontario, Canada
Model Number
AHW30LKG1
Brand
GE
Age
6-10 years
I have an old dehumidifier that iced up a lot in it's life, then stopped removing the water from the air. Coils don't get cold. I opened it up and removed the top cap off the vertical compressor, and some bits fell out. There are two wires going to that spot with melted ends. I think the broken part is a thermostat or thermal protector.

Is it worth finding a new thermostat and replacing it?

Corrected Brand from LG to GE
 

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Dan O.

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You've posted your message in the Refrigerator forum. A better spot might have been in the Air Conditioner forum.

2. That model number comes up as a GE dehumidifier, not an LG.

The burned up part looks to be the compressor overload protector.

The parts list doesn't show any replacement parts are available at all. I do not know where you'll find a replacement. If it's an LG made compressor you could try to find a LG service depot to see if they can trace the numbers on the compressor to find a suitable overload for it.

You can see several at this link but I don't know which (if any) would be most appropriate for use on that compressor.

LINK > LG Dehumidifier Overload Protectors


Dan O.
 
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