Household dehumidifier problem
Anyone know anything about household dehumidifiers? I have one in my basement b/c is gets REAL humid down there. It seems to work fine (it does suck the moisture out of the air)... but instead of draining the water into the attached rear pail, it all freezes onto the refrigeration coils and turns the back into a big block of ice. Then it just runs and runs and runs (instead of kicking on and off automatically), because I don't think it detects the level of humidity when the coils are obstructed. I have to manually turn it off and let the ice melt to collect & dump the water.
Currently I have the dehumidifier hooked up to a timer, so it only runs at night... but it is still freezing up in the back every night, and I can't think this will be good for the coils in the long-term.
Current GMs: '95 Chevy Suburban C2500, '69 Pontiac Executive
Former GMs: '83 Buick Park Ave, '73 Buick Electra, '92 Chevy Caprice 9C1, '98 Pontiac Bonneville SLE, '99 Olds Aurora, '00 Buick LeSabre