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PDF Content Summary: Portable Dehumidifier OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS 30 Pints 70 Pints 45 Pints Model Numbers: DSX-30M-01 DSX-45EM-01 DSX-70EM-01 V.180314 Dehumidifier must be upright for 24 hours prior to operating. This ensures that the compressor will function as intended. PURCHASE INFORMATIONThank you for choosing a Soleus Air Portable Dehumidifier. This Owner’s Manual will provide you with valuable information necessary for the proper care and maintenance of your new product. Please take a few moments to thoroughly read the instructions and familiarize yourself with all the operational aspects of your new Soleus Air Portable Dehumidifier. For your own records, please attach a copy of your sales receipt to this manual. Also, write the store name/location, date purchased, and serial number below: Store Name: ____________________________________________________ Location: _____________________________________________________ Date Purchased: _________________________________________________ Serial Number (located on back of unit): ______________________________ IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS Before installing and using your dehumidifier, please read this owner’s manual carefully. Store this manual in a safe place for future reference. 1) Always place the unit on a level surface. 2) Never use or store gasoline or other flammable vapor or liquid near this unit unless instructed by this manual. 3) Maintain a 12-18 inch clearance space around this unit. Do not block or cover air inlet or outlet grilles. 4) The unit must be connected to a correctly grounded power supply. 5) Do not start or stop the unit by inserting or pulling out the power plug. 6) Do not use an adapter plug or extension cord. 7) Do not use the unit in the immediate surroundings of a bath, a shower or a swimming pool. 8) Do not insert anything into the air outlet. Do not obstruct air inlet or outlet grills unless instructed by this manual. 9) Do not let children play near this unit. 10) Always inspect the cord for signs of damage before use. If the power cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer or a qualified service technician. 11) When cleaning the unit, always turn the unit off and unplug the power cord. DEHUMIDIFIER INFORMATIONRECOMMENDED HUMIDITY LEVELS ∙ Spring/Summer: 35% - 50% ∙ Fall/Winter: 35% - 40% WARM AIR EXHAUST IS NORMAL During operation, your dehumidifier will exhaust warm air from the side of the unit. This is normal operation. EMPTYING THE BUCKET The more moisture your dehumidifier removes from the air, the more often you may have to empty the bucket (unless you are using the continuous drainage option). The number of times the bucket will be emptied de pends on the dehumidifier model. Maximum number of times to
Model Number Pints of moisture removed per 24 hour period empty the bucket when operating at full capacity during a 24 hour period
DSX-30M-01 30 Pints 4 Times DSX-45EM-01 45 Pints 6 Times DSX-70EM-01 70 Pints 5 Times LESS MOISTURE BEING REMOVED OVER TIME IS A GOOD THING! Using a dehumidifier will balance the humidity level in your room, creating a more comfortable space. Over time, this humidity level stabilizes, resulting in less moisture accumulating in the air. As this moisture level decreases, the dehumidifier will not need to collect as much moisture as seen in previous operation. Please do not be concerned if the dehumidifier is removing less moisture from the air or the bucket is taking longer to fill up. This simply means that your dehumidifier is working as intended and creating a more stable humidity level in your space. WATER IN THE BUCKET! There might be a small amount of water present in the bucket before using the dehumidifier for the first time, which is normal. This is caused by the preliminary testing done by the factory. PACKAGE CONTENTS (1) Portable Dehumidifier (1) Operating Instructions (4) Casters *Pre-installed on 70 Pint Model SPECIFICATIONSModel Number DSX-30M-01 DSX-45EM-01 DSX-70EM-01 Dehumidifying Capacity 30 Pints per day 45 Pints per day 70 Pints per day Power Consumption (Watts) 370 Watts 445 Watts 690 Watts Air Flow Volume (High/Med/Low) 147/129/111 CFM 147/129/111 CFM 205/188/164 CFM Power Source 115 V / 60 Hz 115 V / 60 Hz 115 V / 60 Hz Rated Current (Amps) 3.3 A 4.4 A 7.0 A Nosie Level (High/Med/ Low) 53/51/49 dB(A) 53/51/49 dB(A) 53/51/49 dB(A) Weight 31.1 lbs 33.7 lbs 44.09 lbs
Dimensions (W x D x H) 13.75” W x 10” D x 19.5” H 13.75” W x 10” D x 19.5” H 15.25” W x 11.25” D x 24.875” H
Energy Star No Yes Yes Bucket Capacity 8.5 Pints 8.5 Pints 14.8 Pints ∙ Noise level is measured at a distance of 3.28 ft away from the front of the unit. ∙ Power consumption is measured when the fan runs at the highest speed setting. ∙ These specifications are for reference only. For actual data, please refer to the rating label on the back of the unit. DISCLAIMER ALL INFORMATION AND THE TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS PRESENTED IN THIS USER’S MANUAL ARE THE PRESENTATION OF THE MAN UFACTURER. SOLEUS N.A. HAS NOT CONDUCTED INDEPENDENT TEST TO THE INFORMATION AND THE SPECIFICATIONS PRESENTED HEREWITHIN.
PRODUCT FEATURESRemoves up to 30/45/70 pints (depending on model) of moisture
from the air every 24 hours. This is not the bucket size. Digital and adjustable humidistat displays set humidity level and current ambient humidity level for precise humidity control. Mirage Display shows the ambient humidity level on the front of the dehumidifier to be seen from across the room. Operates at temperatures down to 41°F. Perfect for basement use in the winter. Automatic defrost function melts away ice from frozen coils for continuous, worry-free operation. 3-speed fan allows you to choose between maximum dehumidify ing power or quiet operation. Bucket full indicator and audible alarm signals as soon as the bucket is full and ready to be emptied. Ultra quiet operation allows for use almost anywhere. Perfect for heavy traffic areas like a family room or bedroom. Loss of power protection remembers all settings even when power is interrupted. Auto-restart automatically continues operation when power is restored. No need to manually restart the dehumidifier. 24-Hour Timer automatically turns on and off the unit after the preset time of 0.5 up to 24 hours. MyHome modes allow you to choose the location in which you are using your dehumidifier (Sleeping Space—55%, Living Space—50% or Basement—45%) for preset comfort and bal anced operation.
CASTER INSTALLATION Caster Installation is only required for the 30 and 45 pint models. (The 70 Pint model includes pre-installed casters.) 1) To install casters on the 30 or 45 pint model, remove the bucket from the dehumidifier . (Fig. 1) 2) Remove and open the box containing the casters from inside the bucket. (Fig. 2) 3) Tilt the dehumidifier no more than 45⁰ and forcibly insert the casters. Make sure the ring around the caster is flush against the bottom of the dehumidifier. (Fig. 3) Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Fig. 3
Fig. 1 CONTROL PANEL Fig. 2 Digital Humidistat Child-Lock LED Indicator Bucket Full LED Indicator
Power On LED Indicator POWER BUTTON Clean Filter LED Indicator FILTER Fan Speed LED Indicators MyHome Mode LED Indicators MYHOME Timer LED Indicator
MIRAGE DISPLAY BUTTON BUTTON FAN SPEED BUTTON INCREASE/DECREASE ROOM HUMIDITY LEVEL MODE BUTTON TIMER BUTTON
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Dehumidifier must be upright for 24 hours prior to operating. This ensures that the compressor will function as intended. CONTROL PANEL OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS 1) When first operating the dehumidifier, run it in Continuous mode for 24 hours. 2) Power On and Off - Press the POWER button once to manually turn the unit on. Press the POWER button once more to turn the unit off. 3) Humidity Selection - Press the or buttons to choose the desired relative humidity in the room. Each press of the button will change the desired room humidity by 5%. The room humidity is selectable from 35%-80% or continuous. The unit will cycle on and off to maintain the humidity level chosen on the digital display. If you want the dehumidifier to operate continuously regardless of the room humidity, press the MODE button until you see “CO” on the digital display. This will enable continuous operation and the “Continuous” indicator will light up on the control panel. 4) Fan Speed Control - Press the FAN SPEED button to cycle through the different fan speeds: High, Medi um, and Low. The fan speed can be visually distinguished by the fan speed indicators on the control panel. For fast dehumidification, choose High. For moderate dehumidification, choose Medium. For quiet operation, choose Low. 5) Timer Auto On- To program the unit to automatically turn on, press the TIMER button when the unit is off. Press or to increase or decrease the timer in 30 min increments (.5 hours) up to 10 hours. After 10 hours, each press of the or buttons will increase the timer in 1 hour increments up to 24 hours. Once the desired time is reached, the unit will automatically turn on. Timer Auto Shut-Off- To program the unit to automatically turn off, press the TIMER button when the unit is on. Each press of the or buttons will change the timer setting in 30 min increments ( .5 hours) up to 10 hours. After 10 hours, each press of the or buttons will increase or decrease the timer in 1 hour increments up to 24 hours. Once the desired time is over, the unit will automatically power off. 6) MyHome Modes - Preset humidity level settings allow the user to easily move the dehumidifier room-to room and select the corresponding mode for the location in which the dehumidifier is operating for opti mum performance. Press the MODE button to choose from Sleeping Space (55%), Living Space (50%) or Basement (45%). 7) Child-Lock Mode- To lock the control panel, press and hold the TIMER button for 3 seconds. Locking the control panel prevents someone from accidentally changing the settings. When locked, the LOCK indicator will light up. Press and hold the TIMER button for 3 seconds to unlock the control panel. 8) Mirage Display – Backlit display on the front of the dehumidifier that shows the actual humidity level in the room to be easily seen from across the room. Press the MIRAGE button to turn the Mirage Display on and once again to turn the Mirage Display off. NOTE: Fan will continue to run even when the compressor is off. This is normal and allows the unit to circulate air and operate more efficiently. OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS 9) Bucket Full - When the water bucket completely fills with water, the unit will automatically shut off, make an audible beep, and the Bucket Full Indicator will light up. The dehumidifier will not function until the wa ter bucket is emptied and placed back inside the unit. The bucket should be cleaned every few weeks to pre vent the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria. Use a mild detergent to clean the bucket. Once clean, com pletely dry the bucket and place it back inside the dehumidifier. NOTES: When the bucket is full or removed from the dehumidifier, the compressor will turn off, but the fan may continue to run for a few minutes. This is completely normal. The dehumidifier will not be removing mois ture from the air at this time. When removing moisture from the air, the dehumidifier will exhaust warm air from the side exhaust vent. Do not place a full bucket on the floor, because the bottom is uneven. 10) Clean Filter - The Clean Filter indicator will illuminate every 250 hours of operation as a reminder to clean the filter. (A clean filter will keep the unit operating at optimum performance.) Remove the filter from the back of the unit by using your thumbs to press down on the filter tabs directly above the filter. Clean the filter with warm, soapy water. Dry thoroughly before replacing the filter. Once the filter is completely dry, place the filter back in the unit and press the FILTER button to reset the filter indicator. CAUTION: DO NOT OPERATE THE DEHUMIDIFIER WITHOUT THE INCLUDED FILTER NOTE: Do not clean filter in dishwasher CHOOSING A LOCATION This portable dehumidifier is designed for use in a single room and will have little or no effect on removing moisture from an adjacent space, such as a closet or hallway, unless there is adequate air circulation in and out of that area. ∙ Do not use outdoors. ∙ This dehumidifier is intended for indoor use only. Place the dehumidifi er on a smooth, level floor surface that is strong enough to support the unit with a full bucket of water. ∙ Allow at least 18” of air flow on all sides. ∙ Place the dehumidifier in an area where the temperature will not fall below 41°F. The coils can become covered with frost at temperatures below 41°F, which may reduce performance. ∙ Use the dehumidifier in cooking, laundry, bathing and dishwashing are as that have excessive moisture. NOTE: Place the dehumidifier away from a clothes dryer. ∙ Use the dehumidifier to prevent moisture damage anywhere books or valuables are stored. ∙ Use the dehumidifier in a basement to help prevent moisture damage. ∙ The dehumidifier must be operated in an enclosed area to be most effective. ∙ Close all doors, windows and other outside openings to the room. AUTOMATIC DEFROST When frost builds up on the evaporator coils, the compressor will cycle off and the fan will continue to run un til the frost disappears. When the coils are completely defrosted, the compressor will automatically restart and dehumidification will resume. CONTINUOUS DRAINAGEGarden Hose Installation Setup Water can be automatically emptied by attaching a garden hose to the continuous drainage port on the back of the dehumidifier. This will allow the unit to run continuously (depending on the selected humidity level) with out having to empty the water bucket. To drain, simply attach a standard garden hose (not included). The thread standard for garden hoses in the US and its territories is known as GHT or "garden hose thread" which has an outer diameter of 1 1/16 inches (1.0625 inches or 27.0 mm) and a pitch of 11.5 TPI. ∙ Place dehumidifier on a level surface. ∙ Unscrew the cap on the back of the unit to access the garden hose nozzle ∙ Thread a garden hose (not supplied) onto the accessible nozzle, lead to a floor drain and cut to length. Make sure that there are no kinks or knots in the garden hose. (See Picture Below) ∙ Turn on the unit and press the MODE button until set to CONTINUOUS. Garden Hose Installation Reference Guide IMPORTANT NOTES: Placing the dehumidifier on an uneven surface or improper hose installation may result in water filling up the bucket and cause the unit to shut off. Empty bucket if shut-off occurs, then check dehumidifier location and hose for proper setup. The bucket must be in place and securely seated for the dehumidifier to operate. For more details, please scan below QR code for operation instruction video : MAINTENANCE Note: Make sure power is off and the power cord is not plugged into an elec trical outlet prior to performing any maintenance on the unit. Clean or Replace Filter - The Clean Filter indicator will illuminate every 250 hours of operation as a reminder to clean the filter. (A clean filter will keep the unit operating at optimum performance.) Remove the filter from the back of the unit by using your thumbs to press down on the filter tabs directly above the filter. Clean the filter with warm, soapy water. Dry thoroughly before replacing the filter. Once the filter is complete ly dry, place the filter back in the unit and press the FILTER button to reset the filter indicator. CAUTION: DO NOT OPERATE THE DEHUMIDIFIER WITHOUT THE INCLUDED FILTER
Clean the Unit Housing -
1) Keep the unit from being exposed directly to the sun to prevent color fading. 2) Clean the surface with a damp cloth and dry it with a soft towel. End of Season Storage / Transporting the Unit 1) Clean or replace filter - Refer to Page 8 Operating Instructions Clean Filter section. 2) Unplug the unit and secure the power cord to the back of the unit 3) Empty any water remaining in the bucket and rinse bucket with a mild detergent 4) The unit should be stored in a cool dry place. TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Possible Causes Solutions Dehumidifier does not start The dehumidifier is unplugged. Make sure the dehumidifier’s plug is pushed completely into the outlet.
The fuse is blown / circuit break er is tripped. Dehumidifier has reached its present level or the bucket is full. Bucket is not in the proper position. Check the house fuse / circuit breaker box and replace fuse or reset breaker. The dehumidifier automatically turns off when either condi tion occurs. Change to a lower setting or empty the water bucket and replace properly. The bucket must be in place and securely seated for the dehu midifier to operate.
Power Failure. There is a protective time delay (up to 3 min.) to prevent trip ping of the compressor overload. For this reason, the unit may not start normal dehumidification for 3 min. after it is pow ered back on.
Dehumidifier does not dry the air as it should Not enough time allowed for unit to remove moisture. When first installed, allow at least 24 hours to maintain the desired dryness.
Airflow is restricted. Make sure there are no curtains, blinds, or furniture blocking the front or back of the dehumidifier. See the CHOOSING A LOCATION section on Page 9. Dirty filter. See the CLEAN FILTER section on Page 8.
The Humidity Control may not be set low enough. Doors and windows may not be closed tightly. Clothes dryer may be blowing moist air into the room. For drier air, press the button to lower the percent humidi ty desired in the room, or set the dehumidifier to CO for max imum dehumidification. Check that all doors, windows, and other openings are secure ly closed. Install the dehumidifier away from the dryer. The dryer should be vented outside.
Room temperature is too low. Moisture removal is best at higher room temperatures. Lower room temperatures will reduce the moisture removal rate. This model is designed to operate at temperatures above 41°F.
Dehumidifier runs too much The area to be dehumidified is too large. The capacity of your dehumidifier may not be adequate for the room size or amount of moisture in the air.
Doors and windows are open. Close all doors and windows to the outside.
Frost appears on the coils The dehumidifier has recently been turned on or the room temperature is below 41°F. Controls cannot be set The compressor will turn off and the fan will automatically continue to run for approximately 3 minutes at a fixed setting. This is normal. Frost will usually disappear within 60 minutes. This is normal. Wait approximately 3 minutes and set the fan speed at the desired level.
Fan Noise Air is moving through the unit. This is normal. TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Possible Causes Solutions Water on the floor Hose connection may be loose. Check the hose connection. See the CONTINUOUS MODE GARDEN HOSE INSTALLATION AND SET UP Section on Page 10.
Hose is attached but not draining into a drain Unit will not turn on The fuse is blown / circuit break er is tripped. Disconnect the hose if using the bucket or place the hose near a drain. Check the house fuse / circuit breaker box and replace fuse or reset breaker.
Unit is on but fan is not running Dehumidifier has reached its present level or the bucket is full. Bucket is not in the proper position. The dehumidifier automatically turns off when either condi tion occurs. Change to a lower setting or empty the water bucket and replace properly. The bucket must be in place and securely seated for the dehu midifier to operate.
Continuous Mode is on, but water is draining in bucket Power Failure. There is a protective time delay (up to 3 min.) to prevent trip ping of the compressor overload. For this reason, the unit may not start normal dehumidification for 3 min. after it is pow ered back on. Incorrect drain hose is installed Garden hose must be used while operating Continuous Mode. Dehumidifier on uneven surface Make sure that the unit is placed on a flat, level surface.
Diagnosing Code Description Resolution
E1 Compressor Overheat Protection E2 Condenser Overheat Protection Please call Soleus Customer Service at (877) 665-9765 EH Humidity Sensor Malfunction For any questions or Technical Support, please call customer service (877) 665-9765
LIMITED WARRANTY Three Year Components Limited Warranty Five Year Compressor Limited Warranty Soleus N.A warrants the accompanying Soleus Air Dehumidifier to be free of defects in material and workmanship for the applications specified in its operation instruction for a period of THREE (3) years for components and FIVE (5) years for the compressor from the date of original retail purchase in the United States. If the unit exhibits a defect in normal use, Soleus N.A will, at its option, either repair or replace it, free of charge within a reasonable time after the unit is returned during the warranty period. As a condition to any warranty service obligation, the consumer must present this Warranty Certificate along with a copy of the original purchase invoice. THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER: ∙ Damage, accidental or otherwise, to the unit while in the possession of a consumer not caused by a defect in material or workmanship. ∙ Damage caused by consumer misuse, tampering, or failure to follow the care and special handling provisions in the instructions. ∙ Damage to the finish of the case, or other appearance parts caused by wear. ∙ Damage caused by repairs or alterations of the unit by anyone other than those authorized by SOLEUS N.A. ∙ Freight and Insurance cost for the warranty service. ∙ Filter and Accessories ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANT ABILITY ARE LIMITED TO ONE-YEAR DURATION OF THIS EXPRESS LIMITED WARRANTY. SOLEUS N.A DISCLAIMS ANY LIABIL ITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES AND IN NO EVENT SHALL SOLEUS N.A’S LIA BILITY EXCEED THE RETAIL VALUE OF THE UNIT FOR BREACH OF ANY WRITTEN OR IMPLIED WAR RANTY WITH RESPECT TO THIS UNIT. This warranty covers only new products purchased from our authorized dealers or retailers. It does not cover used, sal vaged, or refurbished products. As some states do not allow the limitation or exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, or do not allow limitation on implied warranties, the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary from state to state. For Technical Support and Warranty Service Please Call (877) 665-9765 soleusna.com
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