GE® Dehumidifier ADER40LQ user guide

Easy roll casters.
Has been reduced and quiet operation is preferred, set the fan control to Medium

While the dehumidifier is in operation, press this pad to set it to automatically turn off in 2 hours or 4 hours.

Consumer Support

Other Features

BUCKET FULL Light

Glows when the bucket is ready to be emptied, or when the bucket is removed or not replaced in the proper position.

If the bucket is full or missing for more than 3 minutes, an alarm will sound for about 10 seconds to remind you to empty and replace the bucket.

Auto Shut Off

The Water Level Control Switch shuts off the dehumidifier when the bucket is full, or when the bucket is removed or not replaced in the proper position. NOTE: Fan will continue to run approximately 3 minutes after bucket is removed.

Auto Defrost

When frost builds up on the evaporator coils, the compressor will cycle off and the fan will continue to run until the frost disappears.

Power Outage

In the case of a power outage or interruption, the unit will automatically restart, in the settings last used, after the power is restored.

When first using the dehumidifier, operate the unit continuously for 24 hours.

How the Dehumidifier Operates

Automatic Defrost

Moist, humid air is drawn over a cold refrigerated dehumidifying coil. Moisture in the air condenses on this coil and drains into a bucket (or through a hose and drain).

When frost builds up on the evaporator coils, the compressor will cycle off and the fan will continue to run until the frost disappears.

When the coil is defrosted, the compressor or fan will automatically restart and dehumidifying will resume.

Operating Instructions

Dry, clean air is drawn through the condenser where it is heated and discharged out the top grille into the

It is normal for the surrounding air to become slightly

warmer as the dehumidifier operates.

Choosing a Location

A dehumidifier operating in a basement will have little or no effect in drying an adjacent enclosed storage area, such as a closet, unless there is adequate circulation of air in and out of the area.

Care and Cleaning

? Do not use outdoors.

? This dehumidifier is intended for indoor residential applications only. This dehumidifier should not be used for commercial or industrial applications.

? Place the dehumidifier on a smooth, level floor strong enough to support the unit with a full bucket of water.

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? Allow at least 1218 inches of air space on all sides of the unit for good air circulation.

? Use the dehumidifier to prevent moisture damage anywhere books or valuables are stored.

Troubleshooting Tips

? Place the dehumidifier in an area where the temperature will not fall below 41F (5C). The coils can become covered with frost at temperatures below 41F, which may reduce performance.

? Use the dehumidifier in cooking, laundry, bathing and dishwashing areas that have excessive moisture.

NOTE: Place the dehumidifier away from the clothes dryer.

Safety Instructions

Using the dehumidifier.

NOTE: The dehumidifier has rollers to aid placement, but it should only be rolled on smooth, flat surfaces.

Do not attempt to roll the dehumidifier on carpet or over objects.

? Use the dehumidifier in a basement to help prevent moisture damage.

? The dehumidifier must be operated in an enclosed area to be most effective.

Consumer Support

? Close all doors, windows and other outside openings to the room.

Always make sure the water bucket is locked into place on the dehumidifier.

Removing Collected Water

There are 2 ways to remove collected water:

Use the bucket. When the bucket is removed, the unit will shut off. Empty and replace the bucket.

Operating Instructions

Safety Instructions

Using the dehumidifier.

Use a hose. Water can be automatically emptied into a floor drain by attaching a garden water hose (not included).

1. Remove the bucket from the front of

2. Open the drain cover on the side of

3. Thread a garden hose (not supplied) onto the nozzle, cut to length, and lead it to the floor drain.

NOTE: Support bucket with both hands when emptying.

Care and Cleaning

IMPORTANT: Do not use the hose if using the bucket to collect water. When the hose is connected, water will flow through it onto the floor instead of into the bucket.

? Do not remove the bucket while the dehumidifier is operating or if it has just stopped operating. This might cause some water to drip from the drain pan.

? The bucket must be in place and securely seated for the dehumidifier to operate.

Side of unit

4. Replace the bucket in the unit.

NOTE: The bucket must be in place and securely seated for the dehumidifier to operate.

Water Level

Troubleshooting Tips

The dehumidifier will turn off automatically when the bucket is full, or when the bucket is removed or not replaced in the proper position.

The bucket must be replaced in the proper position for the dehumidifier to work. The light will be on and the dehumidifier will not run if the bucket is not in the proper position.

Bucket Operation

DO NOT remove the foam piece in the bucket assembly. If removed the Dehumidifier will not work

Consumer Support

Turn off the dehumidifier and remove the plug from the wall outlet before cleaning.

Grille and Case

To clean the case:

Use water and a mild detergent. Do not use bleach or abrasives.

To clean the front grille:

Use a vacuum attachment or brush.

Operating Instructions

Water Bucket

Every few weeks, clean the bucket to prevent growth of mold, mildew and bacteria. Partially fill the bucket with clean water and add a little mild detergent.

Swish it around in