From: jaugustine on

I think I have finally "tamed the beast". My latest technique (two boards
with long threaded rods, see below) is working! I have been using the
dehumidifier for the past two weeks since, and it is hard to believe the
dehumidifier noise level remains normal !


On Wed, 12 May 2010 13:10:38 -0400, you wrote:

> I did not list the different methods I tried, starting with different
>weights on top, insuring that everything is "tight" inside, checking
>the rubber mounts used by the compressor, different small carpets
>for it to sit on, and many other techniques.
> My latest attempt, I used two boards with holes near each end and
>long threaded rods (with nuts, flat & lock washers) through the holes in order
>to squeeze the sides (boards against sides) of the cabinet. So far (one day),
>it seems to work, but other methods I tried in the past seemed to work, but
>only for a while.
> Since this cold spell hit us, the dehumidifier is turned off. I will have
>to wait until warmer weather comes back before I use it again. If this
>latest technique works for at least two weeks, I will post an "update".
> John

Original post, you wrote:

>> I bought a Whirlpool model AD50DSS2 dehumidifier. It is a very NOISY
>>(vibration noise) dehumidifier!
>> A service man came. He thought he fixed it, but later the NOISE was
>> The dehumidifier's cabinet "amplifies" the compressor's vibration. A
>>call to Whirlpool was no help at all.
>> I am a ham radio operator and found out from other hams that I am not the
>>only one that has a NOISY Whirlpool dehumidifier.
>> I would like to hear from others with the same problem.
>> Thank You in Advance, John N3AOF
>> PS, Remove "ine" from my email address