Dehumidifier Fan Stays On, Will Not Shut Off

If not set in continuous mode, the compressor will turn off when it reaches the set relative humidity level. The fan should turn off about 3 minutes after the compressor cycles off.Factors that could affect the dehumidifier fan operation:

  • The humidity level rises again, so the fan stays on and the compressor comes back on.
  • Frost on the coils will cause the fan to stay on to defrost the unit. The compressor will stay off and the fan will stay on until the coils are defrosted.
  • Dirty air filter. Consult your Owner's Manual for directions. 

If the fan does not shut off after approximately three minutes and just runs continuously, it would not be operating as intended. If the unit is not shutting off, please refer to the model's warranty located in the Owner's Manual.  Download a copy of the Owner's Manual.

If the unit is out of warranty and in need of a repair check with local servicers to see if they service dehumidifiers.  GE Appliances Service does not service dehumidifiers.

Dehumidifiers Ideal Operating Conditions