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AD40DSL0 Whirlpool Dehumidifier - Instructions

All installation instructions for AD40DSL0 parts

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The origional humidistat quit working

  • Customer: James from Silver Bay MN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 8 of 12 people found this instruction helpful
The knob one turns to set the humidity level was removed. The two screws holding the top on were removed. The top was lifted and swung to the side. After noting which of the two wires went where on the humidistat the wires were removed. Small flat screwdrivers were used to pry back the plastic retainers on one side of the original failed humidistat. The new one was put in place, the two wires were reattached. The knob was replaced. The top was positioned and its two retaining screws replaced. A magnetic Phillips screwdriver was handy but not necessary. PIECE OF CAKE! Someone with ten thumbs could do it!! Thanks for the prompt courteous attention to the returned erroneous part! Dealing with PartSelect.com was a pleasure...... THANKS!! P. S. The dehumidifier works like new now!!

Evaporator freeze up

  • Customer: Greg from Suches GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 6 of 9 people found this instruction helpful
Troubleshoot on the schematic/wiring diagram to find the defective thermostat. Order a replacement part. Remove all outer covers to gain access to the thermostat. Only tool needed for this is a #2 phillips screwdriver. Cut the leads on the defective part and remove thermostat and replace thermostat, wire cutters/crimper required, splice the thermostat leads, Reassemble the outer covers.

the humidity control broke

  • Customer: larry from tampa FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 6 of 13 people found this instruction helpful
Taking the case apart and replacing the control unit was a piece of cake. And the part arrived the very day after I ordered it.

the dehumidifier was not shutting off when water level was full

  • Customer: Steven from Owings Mills MD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 3 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
replaced a piece of the plastic at the top of the bucket that seems to be the water gauge. this seems to be fixed. we are very happy

The dehumidifier did not turn off automatically when the collection bucket was full (or removed).

  • Customer: Michael from Madison NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
The microswitch that senses a full or missing collection bucket can almost be removed without taking off the cover of the dehumidifier, but the arrangement and orientation of connector contacts makes that very difficult. It took me five minutes to remove the cover (Phillips head screwdriver), 30 seconds to replace the switch, and a few minutes to re-install the cover. Works like a champ.

Broken Floar Arm

  • Customer: Stephen from University City MO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 1 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
Cut off Clips. Replace Float. Replace Clips

original fan frozen so no rotation

  • Customer: BRENT from MADISON WI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
instructions accompanying this replacement fan were great. Easily understood, correct, and instructive pics.
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