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Haier 45 pint Dehumidifier Model DE45EK-L, serial number AJ0253E0000ASBBS0688,
Off white in color, 13x19x11 inches,

The product removes moisture from the air.
Home Maintenance and Structures
Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
Dehumidifiers (306)
Haier America    
Haier
DE45EK-L
AJ0253E0000ASBBS0688
8805740156
 
 
Walmart
Unspecified
8/31/2013
The dehumidifier got so hot, it started to melt.

The Haier Dehumidifier Model DE45EK-L, serial number AJ0253E0000ASBBS0688 was purchased new from Walmart in Windham, ME on August 31, 2013.

The unit was used in a finished basement seasonally for a little more than 3 years. Several weeks ago, I went into the basement to check on the unit because it was running and humidity had been very low. I noticed a burning plastic smell as I entered the family room. Upon inspection of the unit, I could feel excess heat coming from the unit. The back of the unit was extremely hot to the touch so I shut the unit off and unplugged the unit. I removed the water collection bucket and there was no water in the bucket. The interior housing of the unit was extremely hot to the the touch, the plastic housing was warped, deformed, discolored and melted.

The unit is a fire hazard. I'm grateful that the unit did not burn my house down. I reported the dehumidifier malfunction to Haier but Haier was unhelpful and unwilling to replace the defective unit. I was told the incident would be reported internally at Haier.
11/15/2016
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Unspecified
Unspecified
Unspecified
Unspecified
Yes
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I've contacted the manufacturer twice to report the hazard and get a remedy. The manufacturer has not been helpful.
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