Whynter RPD-302W Instruction manual

WHYNTER 30 PINT RESIDENTIAL PORTABLE DEHUMIDIFIER
Model # : RPD-302W
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
Congratulations on your new Whynter product. To ensure proper operation, please read this Instruction Manual carefully before
using this product. Keep this manual in a safe place for future reference.
DISPOSAL INFORMATION
Thank you for choosing the Whynter Portable Dehumidifier. Please follow the
instructions provided in this user guide to obtain the very best performance
from your dehumidifier. We trust that your Whynter dehumidifier will provide
the performance and reliability that we stand for.
Your Whynter dehumidifier is designed to remove moisture in the air by condensation removal and collecting the condensation water in the internal water
bucket or draining through a drain hose.
Please keep this user manual in a safe place for future reference.
This symbol on the product or its packaging indicates that the appliance cannot be treated as normal domestic trash, but must be handed in at a collection
point for recycling electric and electronic appliances. Your contribution to the
correct disposal of this product protects the environment.
Further information about the recycling of this product can be obtained from
your local municipal authority.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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DISPOSAL INFORMATION
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I. SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
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II. INTRODUCTION
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III. PARTS AND CONTROLS
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IV. OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
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V. CONTINUOUS DRAINAGE
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VI. MAINTENANCE
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VII. TIPS ON WHEN TO USE YOUR PORTABLE DEHUMIDIFIER
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VIII. TROUBLESHOOTING
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WARRANTY INFORMATION
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I. SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
WARNING
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRICAL SHOCK, OR INJURY
WHEN USING YOUR PORTABLE DEHUMIDIFIER, FOLLOW THESE
BASIC PRECAUTIONS:
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Read all instructions before using the appliance
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Never clean appliance parts with flammable fluids. The fumes can create a fire hazard. Do not use an excessively wet cloth, industrial solvents, and oil-based products to clean this appliance
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Do not store or use gasoline or any other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance. The fumes can create a fire hazard
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Do not abuse, sit on, or stand on the appliance
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This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children with reduced physical, sensory or mental
capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety
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Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance
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If the power cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer or its service agent or a similarly qualified person in order to avoid a hazard
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Please dispose of packing materials properly
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Use the portable dehumidifier only for its intended function. This appliance is designed for household, noncommercial use only. Any other use will void the warranty
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To avoid the risk of shock, the product should never be used in bathrooms, shower rooms, or in any other
steamy or wet areas
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During installation, the power supply must not be excessively or dangerously bent or flattened
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Do not tamper with controls
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Make sure the plug is placed fully and firm into the wall socket. If the wall receptacle you intend to use is not
adequately grounded or protected by a time delay fuse or circuit breaker, have a qualified electrician install an
outlet that is appropriate to local electrical codes and requirements
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Do not use multiple socket. Do not use multiple socket or of an extension cord as it may overheat and become
a risk of fire.
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Make sure the plug is clean before usage
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Do not turn this appliance on and off by plugging and unplugging. Always use the ON/OFF switch
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After turning the appliance off, please take the plug out of the socket
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Make sure hands are dry when connecting the power plug. The appliance is equipped with a three-prong
grounded plug on the power cord for your protection. Never modify, remove or attempt to repair the plug yourself
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Do not repair, disassemble and/or modify the appliance by yourself
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Always turn off the appliance when cleaning the air filter, and transporting
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At the end of each season, all water must be drained from the appliance and air filter must be cleaned before
storage
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Do not drink or use the water collected or drained from the appliance
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Do not remove the water bucket during operation
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Transport the appliance in an upright position only, or leave it in an upright position for at least 2 hours before
first use
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When positioning or moving the appliance, ensure that it is not turned upside down or greater than 45° or more
off level.
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This appliance must be installed in an area protected from the element, such as wind, rain, water spray or
drips
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Always place the appliance on even and hard and level surface that can support the unit when it is full
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Ensure objects are not obstructing the exhaust and air intake
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Never insert your fingers or other objects into the air intakes and air outlets
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Do not operate the appliance without the air filter
THE MANUFACTURER DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY IF THE ABOVE INSTRUCTIONS ARE NOT
FOLLOWED
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II. INTRODUCTION
How it Works
When the dehumidifier is started, the fan begins to pull moisture-laden air across the dehumidifying
coils. The coils condense or draw moisture from the air, and air flows through the top louver into the
room as dry, warm air. Moisture removed from air is collected in a water bucket on the front of the
dehumidifier.
The appliance is designed to operate between 41°F (5°C), and 96°F (35°C). The "Compressor" circuit has an automatic 3 minute time delayed start if the appliance is turned off and on quickly. This
prevents overheating of the compressor and possible circuit breaker tripping. Make sure the water
bucket is fitted correctly otherwise appliance will not turn on.
Energy Saving Guide
This Whynter dehumidifier is an Energy Star rated appliance. Follow the guide below can help to get
the best performance and efficiency from your dehumidifier.
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Do not cover the air intake and outlet.
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Keep curtains, blinds or drapes closed during the sunniest part of the day.
Do not place the appliance in front of curtains or drapes- to ensure they do not obstruct the air
intake.
Close all windows and doors.
Indoor relative humidity should ideally be kept between 35%RH and 60%RH depending on the
ambient temperature.
 Make sure the appliance is on a hard and level surface.
 To prolong the compressor's life, please wait at least 3 minutes before turning the appliance back
on after shutting it off.
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Inspect and keep the air filter clean by cleaning regularly.
Perform routine maintenance.
TECHNICAL DATA
MODEL :
RPD-302W
Dehumidifying capacity
30 pints/ day
EEV (Liters per kW-Hour)
CAN/CSA-C749-07
Power supply
115v/ 60Hz
Maximum power input
400W
Current Consumption
3.3 Amps
Refrigerant
R-134A / 7.8 Oz
Air flow M3/H / CFM
130 M3/H / 110 CFM
Fan speeds
2 (H & L)
Unit Dimensions
21” H x 13.25” W x 9.75” D
(19.5” in H when casters are not installed)
Unit Net Weight
29.5 lbs
Unit Gross Weight
32 lbs
Noise Level (dBA)
48.4
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III. PARTS AND CONTROLS
Set the desired time delay OFF hours by pressing the
UP and DOWN and buttons. The time increments are
1 hour up to 24 hours. When the delay time set has
elapsed, the appliance switches off. To cancel the
delayed switch off function, set the time to “00” or turn
off the appliance.
Timer Delay Switch On
When the appliance is OFF, press the Timer to activate Auto-start function and Timer light will come on.
Set the desired time delay ON hours by pressing the
UP and DOWN and buttons. The time increments are
1 hour up to 24 hours. When the delay time set has
elapsed, the appliance turns on. To cancel the delayed
switch on function, set the time to “00” or turn off the
appliance.
Auto Shut Off
When the selected humidity level is reached, the dehumidifying function will shut off automatically
Energy Saver
Once the RH% is reached, the fan will still run continuously to avoid high start-up amperage which makes
the unit energy-efficient
Auto-Restart
In the event of a power outage, appliance restarts at
the previously set function mode and settings when
power is restored (not applicable to Timer Function)
Timer Delay Switch Off
When the appliance is ON, press the Timer button to
activate Auto-stop function and the Timer light will
come on.
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IV. OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
AIR FILTERS INSTALLATION
Your Whynter portable dehumidifier is equipped with a removable and washable filter. The filter removes
large particles such as dust, pet hair and dander.
WARNING: NEVER OPERATE THE DEHUMIDIFIER WITHOUT THE FILTER
START OPERATION
1. Ensure that the appliance is connected to the
power socket
2. Make sure the water bucket is placed in proper
position.
3. Make sure filter is installed
4. When the unit is turned on for the first time, if
the bucket full lamp lights up, just pull out the
water bucket then push it back to the proper
position.
5. Set the relative humidity level RH% by pressing the up and down buttons. We recommend
setting the RH% to at least 10% lower than the
current RH%.
WHEN BUCKET FULL LAMP IS ON
The appliance will run continuously until the set RH% is reached or when the water bucket is full.
When the water bucket is full, the Bucket Full indication lamp will light up and the dehumidifier will
stop operating. Remove the water in the bucket with two hands, then place the water bucket back to
it's proper position the machine will start operating again. This light will also illuminate when the
bucket is removed or not properly inserted.
DEFROST
In the event frost builds up on the evaporator coils, the compressor will cycle off and the fan will
continue to run until the frost is evaporated. This happens when the appliance is operating in low
temperatures (less than 53°F or 12°C), which affects the efficiency of the dehumidifier. When this
happens, the defrost lamp will turn on and the machine will go into periodic defrost mode automatically. Defrost time may vary. If the dehumidifier freezes up, turn the appliance off for few hours and
then restart. The appliance will not operate satisfactorily if the room temperature is below 41°F
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IV. OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
CASTER INSTALLATION
Caster installation is recommended to avoid damage to
floors .
1. Remove the casters from the bucket of the dehumidifier .
2. Position the dehumidifier on its side .
3. Locate the arrow on the bottom of the dehumidifier
and insert the caster according to the arrow direction.
4. Slide the caster in as far as it will go. The caster
will snap into place
5. Repeat steps 1 to 4 for the other 3 casters.
POSITIONING THE UNIT
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This dehumidifier is intended for indoor residential applications only and should not be used for
commercial or industrial applications.
Place the dehumidifier on a smooth, hard and
level floor strong enough to support the appliance with a full bucket of water.
Do not attempt to roll the appliance over objects.
Avoid placing the appliance in an area where
the temperature will fall below 53°F. The coils
may become covered with frost and may reduce
performance.
Do not place the appliance near clothes dryer,
heater or radiator.
Shut all doors, windows and openings to your
target dehumidifying space for maximum performance
Allow at least 10” of air space on all sides of the
appliance for good air circulation and 20” or
more above the appliance
NOTE:
 Dehumidifiers working in a basement will have little or no effect on adjacent enclosed rooms such as
closets, unless there is enough circulation of air in and out of the enclosed area.
 If the appliance has been switched off and needs to be switched on again, allow approximately three
minutes for the correct operation to resume.
 Select a suitable location and make sure you have easy access to the electrical outlet.
 Ensure the air filter and water bucket are correctly installed before switching the appliance on.
 Always be careful when moving the appliance with a full water bucket.
 Ensure that the safety requirements and warnings detailed in this user manual are followed when operating this appliance.
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V. CONTINUOUS DRAINAGE
GRAVITY METHOD
This dehumidifier comes standard with a 3 ft. drain hose. To use gravity to drain your portable dehumidifier, it
must be installed on a level surface or at least 12 inches above the ground, on a sturdy table or shelf unit.
When using the function of continuous drainage, the hose must be placed horizontally below the drainage
hole. Avoid uneven ground and folding the hose.
1. This appliance can be configured to avoid periodically manually emptying the water bucket. You can use the
supplied drain hose to connect to the continuous drainage connector.
2. Unscrew and remove the drain cover at the rear of
the appliance.
3. Remove the soft rubber stopper. Put it into the water
bucket for safe keeping.
4. Insert the drain hose through the hole of the drain
cover.
5. Connect the drain hose to the drain port.
6. Tighten the drain cover in clockwise direction on to
the rear of the appliance.
7. Place the bucket on its original location.
INSTALLING DRAINAGE HOSE
When using the function of continuous drainage, the hose must be placed horizontally below the drainage
hole. Avoid uneven ground and folding the hose.
NOTE: When using continuous drainage setup, there may be some water collected in the water in the
drain bucket
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VI. MAINTENANCE
ALWAYS turn off and unplug the dehumidifier before cleaning.
1. Cleaning the air grille and main unit
 Use a damp cloth to wrap the main unit or use water and a mild detergent. Do not use bleach, chemicals or abrasives.
 Do not splash water directly onto the unit. Doing so may cause an electrical shock, cause the insulation to deteriorate, or cause the unit to rust.
 Use a vacuum attachment or brush to clean the air intake and outlet grilles
2. Cleaning the bucket
 Clean the bucket to prevent growth of mold, mildew and bacteria every two weeks.
 Fill the bucket with clean warm water and add mild detergent to the water.
 Dry thoroughly before reinserting the bucket to the main unit.
NOTE: Do not clean the bucket in a dishwasher.
3. Cleaning the air filter
To ensure the air intake is filtered properly and to assure
that your dehumidifier runs efficiently, it is recommended to
clean the air filter at least once every two weeks.
 Remove the bucket and pull filter downwards
 Use a vacuum cleaner or tap the filter lightly to remove
loose dust
 and dirt.
 Rinse the air filter under warm or cold running water
 (no hotter than 100F.)
 Dry thoroughly before reinserting the air filter.
 Reinstall the air filter and replace bucket securely
4. End of Season Storage
 After turning off the unit, wait 24 hours before emptying the bucket to allow excess moisture to drain
into the bucket.
 Clean the main unit, water bucket and air filter as detailed above.
 Cover the unit with the original plastic bag that came with the unit or any appropriate dust cover.
 Store the unit upright in a dry, well-ventilated place.
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VII. TIPS ON WHEN TO USE YOUR PORTABLE DEHUMIDIFIER
If you have respiratory problems, asthma and allergies, your Whynter RPD-302W portable dehumidifier is a great option for controlling moist environments. Creating dry air can keep indoor air pollu-
tants at a more manageable level, especially when used in conjunction with an air purifier. Using
your portable dehumidifier can help you save money in the long run because it uses relatively little
power and can help furnaces and air conditioners operate more efficiently.
1. Excess moisture
Indoor environments with excessive moisture can cause mold and fungus to thrive inside
the walls and beneath the carpet. Many types of mold are potentially dangerous and can lead to
health problems. The Whynter RPD-302W portable dehumidifier reduces the amount of moisture in
the air inside a home, which makes it far more difficult for harmful mold to grow. This portable dehumidifier is also effective for a small area, such as a hallway or a child's bedroom.
2. Respiratory problems or allergies
If your home is musty, you will want to use your Whynter RPD-302W portable dehumidifier,
especially if you have respiratory trouble or allergies. This unit can also help relieve symptoms by
controlling the relative humidity inside your home and a good idea in general if your home has such
underlying problems as a leaky foundation walls or inadequate ventilation or if you live in a humid
area. By keeping the relative humidity indoors below 50 percent, you can keep allergy-inducing dust
mites and mold from thriving.
3. Basements
If you have a basement that is below-grade, you should use your Whynter RPD-302W portable dehumidifier. This dehumidifier will help you keep the moisture levels in your basement down to
manageable levels. By doing this, you can help keep your indoor furnace operating efficiently and
even help eliminate minor standing-water problems. Your portable dehumidifier also can help keep
furniture and valuables dry, and it will help keep electronics in proper working order.
4. Humid climates
In humid climates, such as areas near a beach or large body of water, your Whynter RPD-
302W portable dehumidifier can help keep the environment in your home at a more comfortable level. While the actual temperature won't be affected, you'll sleep more comfortably and may actually
save money, since your unit can keep the indoor humidity and, thus, your thermostat under control.
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VIII. TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
The dehumidifier does not
operate
Possible Causes
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Power failure / outage.
The automatic switch, line fuse,
or breaker has been tripped.
The power supply voltage is too
low.
The power cord is damaged.
The dryness level you selected
has been reached.
Water bucket is full or not
positioned properly.
Solutions
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The dehumidifier runs too
much
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The dehumidifier runs but
the room is not dry enough.
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Windows or doors near dehumidifier are open.
Area to be dehumidified is too
large.
Air movement through dehumidifier is blocked. Air grill may
be dirty.
Continuous mode is on.
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Humidity setting (RH%) is too
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high.
The dehumidifier does not have
sufficient clearance to operate. 
Room temperature is too low.
Windows or doors are opened. 
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Close all windows or doors.
You may need an additional dehumidifier
for area.
Clean the air filter.
The appliance must be placed in a space
that does not restrict air flowing into the
rear coil or out of the front grill.
Set the RH% level and the appliance will
stop when the set RH% is reached.
Set the humidity level to a lower RH%.
We recommend setting the RH% to at
least 10% lower than the current RH%
Ensure there is at least 10” of clearance
for proper ventilation.
The appliance will not operate satisfactorily if the room temperature is below 53°F
(12°C)
Close windows or doors.
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The dehumidifier has been
turned on recently.
Room temperature is too low.
The dehumidifier makes
loud noise.
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Appliance not level.
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Shut off the appliance and let it sit on level surface for at least 6 hours
The dehumidifier leaks.
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Continuous drainage hose is
loose.
Cracked water bucket.
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Secure the drain hose.
Contact customer service.
Frost appears on the coils
above the bucket.
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Restore the power supply.
Flip the switch / change the fuse / turn the
breaker back on. Also note that you may
have too many appliances drawing power
on one circuit, you may need to move the
other appliances to another circuit.
Move the appliance onto another circuit
with the correct voltage.
Call for service. Only authorized personnel should replace damaged power cord
or power plug.
If you want to remove more moisture, set
the timer to “00” to run the appliance continuously.
Empty water bucket and insert the bucket
to the appliance properly.
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This is normal due to refrigerant rushing
through the coil. Frost will usually disappear within 60 minutes.
The appliance will not operate satisfactorily if the room temperature is below 53°F
(11°C)
VIII. TROUBLESHOOTING - ERROR CODES
Error Code
Reason
“30%RH”
Humidity Sensor has an open circuit or humidity is less than 30%
“90%RH”
Humidity Sensor has short circuit or humidity is higher than 90%
“Lo”
Temperature is lower than 32°F or temperature sensor has an
open circuit
“Hi”
Temperature is higher than 122°F or temperature sensor has a
short circuit
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ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY &
THREE YEAR WARRANTY ON COMPRESSOR
This WHYNTER portable dehumidifier is warranted, to the original owner within the 48 continental states, for one
year from the date of purchase against defects in material and workmanship under normal use and service.
Should your WHYNTER portable dehumidifier prove defective within one year from the date of purchase, return
the defective part or appliance, freight prepaid (within two months of purchase; after two months to one year, customer will be responsible for freight cost to Whynter’s service department), along with an explanation of the claim
to Whynter LLC. Please package the portable dehumidifier carefully in its original packaging material to avoid
damage in transit. Please retain the original box and packaging material. Under this warranty, Whynter will repair
or replace any parts found defective. This warranty is not transferable. After the expiration of the warranty, the
cost of labor and parts will be the responsibility of the original owner of the appliance.
THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER:
 Acts of God, such as fire, flood, hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes.
 Damage, accidental or otherwise, to the portable dehumidifier 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 to the product by anyone other
than authorized by the manufacturer.
 Freight and Insurance cost for the warranty service.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES
CUSTOMER'S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT
REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED HEREIN. CLAIMS BASED ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO
ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW, BUT NOT LESS THAN ONE YEAR. WHYNTER
SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS PROPERTY DAMAGE
AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTY
OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY. SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR
LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSE- QUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF
IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT
VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
To obtain service or information, contact
Whynter LLC via email at service@whynter.com or call
866-WHYNTER.
Product contents and specifications may change without notice.
Copyright © 2013 Whynter LLC
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