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After a power outage the dehumidifier stopped working. Now the display only turns on, but after a minute or so it seems that the unit attempts to turn on but instead the display goes off.

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It sounds like there was a power serge that maybe either burned out the compressor or fried some of the electronic parts.  If the compressor tries to run and then turns off it is probably the compressor. There is an automatic shut-down system on the compressor.  If it is under warranty you should be able to take it to a local dealer and he should replace it or repair it.  If not, go looking for a new on because it is not worth repairing.

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Wayne Kiefer

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Any concerning the repair of small electric household appliances (coffee makers, waffle makers,etc.) shavers, antique clocks, air compressors, lamps, generators.

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High school Industrial Arts teacher. Plant manager at Trek Bicycle factory. Self employed for last 20 years in the small appliance repair business.

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