YTE Dehumidifier Fault Analysis and Repair Methods (Part 1)

2024-01-02 13:02 YTE HVAC Senior Program Manager: BJ Chen


During the use of YTE dehumidifiers, various faults may occur. This guide aims to provide a series of troubleshooting sequences to help you quickly diagnose and resolve issues, ensuring the continuous and efficient operation of your equipment.

Fault Phenomenon 1: The dehumidifier shuts down quickly and takes a long time to restart, resulting in poor dehumidification.

  • Fault Inspection: Measure if the air speed at the vent is below normal; check if the fan motor's electrical resistance is abnormal.

  • Repair Method: If the fan motor's coil is short-circuited, replace it with a new fan motor.

  • Cause Analysis: Poor heat resistance of the compressor and reduced speed of the fan motor lead to overheating protection of the compressor, requiring a long cooling period before restarting.

Fault Phenomenon 2: The unit operates normally but the dehumidification amount is small.

  • Fault Inspection: Check the evaporator to see if only a few U-shaped tubes have condensation; check for refrigerant leaks.

  • Repair Method: Empty the refrigerant, repair the leak point, vacuum again, and inject new refrigerant.

Fault Phenomenon 3: Poor dehumidification effect after using for over a year.

  • Fault Inspection: Check the air filter and evaporator surface; check for frost blockage in the capillary tube.

  • Repair Method: Clean the refrigerant, use nitrogen to clean the system, vacuum, and then re-inject the refrigerant.

  • Cause Analysis: Maintenance might have introduced moisture or used refrigerant with a high water content, leading to ice blockage in the capillary tube.

Fault Phenomenon 4: Increased noise and poor dehumidification effect after repair.

  • Fault Inspection: Check the compressor and the amount of refrigerant.

  • Repair Method: Appropriately discharge some refrigerant to ensure the correct amount is filled.

  • Cause Analysis: Overfilling refrigerant during maintenance leads to liquid strike and increased noise.

Fault Phenomenon 5: Frost on the surface of the low-pressure pipe, resulting in poor dehumidification.

  • Fault Inspection: Check for blockages or leaks in the capillary tube and filter.

  • Repair Method: Locate and repair the leak, replace the filter, and re-inject the refrigerant.

Fault Phenomenon 6: The unit does not dehumidify after two years of use.

  • Fault Inspection: Check the air filter, evaporator surface, and compressor working current.

  • Repair Method: Locate and repair the refrigerant leak.

Fault Phenomenon 7: Decreased dehumidification effect, increased power consumption, and frequent compressor shutdowns.

  • Fault Inspection: Check the evaporator, condenser, and compressor's overheating protection.

  • Repair Method: Replace with a new compressor.

  • Cause Analysis: Unstable resistance in the compressor windings leads to frequent shutdowns and increased power consumption.

Fault Phenomenon 8: The compressor cannot start after the dehumidifier has been unused for a long time.

  • Fault Inspection: Check the power voltage, listen for a "buzzing" current sound; the current is high, but the compressor cannot start, possibly due to the compressor seizing.

  • Repair Method: Try the tapping method to start, using a wooden or iron mallet to tap around the top center and sides of the compressor to get the motor turning.

Fault Phenomenon 9: Large vibrations during operation, leading to poor dehumidification.

  • Fault Inspection: Check if there is condensation on the evaporator surface; check for refrigerant leaks; check if the refrigeration piping system is broken due to vibration.

  • Repair Method: Locate and repair the leak, re-inject the refrigerant; check and repair the cause of mechanical vibration.

Fault Phenomenon 10: The unit operates normally, but the dehumidification amount is small.

  • Fault Inspection: Check if the high and low pressures are abnormal; check if the valves are operating as specified; check if the system frequently starts and stops.

  • Repair Method: Depending on the situation, add or discharge refrigerant; repair or replace faulty piping and valves; clean the system and re-inject refrigerant.

Fault Phenomenon 11: Good cooling effect at the start, but gradually decreases after a year.

  • Fault Inspection: Check the working environment for oil and gas, oil traces on the evaporator surface; check the air filter and evaporator for dust.

  • Repair Method: Clean the evaporator fins with a neutral cleaning fluid, rinse with tap water until the water droplets quickly fall off.

Fault Phenomenon 12: When powered on, the compressor runs but the fan does not.

  • Fault Inspection: Check the fan's electrical circuit and motor for faults.

  • Repair Method: Eliminate electrical faults or replace the fan motor.

Through this guide, YTE hopes to help you better understand and maintain your dehumidifier, ensuring its continuous and efficient operation. If you encounter any problems during use, please contact our professional repair team.

Keywords: YTE Dehumidifier, Fault Analysis, Repair Methods, Ventilation System Fault, Electrical System Fault, Refrigeration System Fault, Compressor Fault, Noise Issue, Water Flow Fault, Professional Repair, Maintenance Guide.

If your on-site conditions are complex, it is essential to undergo rigorous calculations to achieve optimal temperature and humidity. You can also communicate with professional engineers from the YTE Temperature and Humidity Management Division through the YTE China service hotline or email.


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