DeLonghi DH100P Dehumidifier Owner's Manual

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Always Dry dehumidifier with

Condensation Removal System



ead all instructions before using this dehumidifier. To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using your dehumidifier follow basic safety precautions, including the following:

1) Do not store or use gasoline, oil, sulphur or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance. Do not install the appliance near source of heat. Read product labels carefully. Common sense and caution must de used when installing, operating and maintaining any appliance.

2) This appliance must be used by adults only. Do not allow children to play with the appliance. Do not leave children unattended in an area where the appliance is operating. Do not allow them to sit or stand on the appliance.

3) This appliance is designed to dehumidify domestic living areas, and must not be used for other purposes. It must be operated in an enclosed area to be most effective. Close all doors, windows, and other outside openings to the room.

4) The appliance must not be modified in any way, as any modifications may be extremely dangerous.

5) Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug or after the appliance malfunctions, or has been damaged in any manner. Return appliance to the nearest authorized service facility for examination, repair or adjustment.

6) The use of accessory attachments not recommended by the appliance manufacturer may cause injuries.

7) Do not use outdoors.

8) For your safety and protection, this dehumidifier is equipped with a three prong grounding plug on the power cord. Do not, under any circumstances, cut or remove the round grounding prong from the plug.

9) Your dehumidifier must plug directly into a properly grounded and polarized three-prong receptacle.

If the wall receptacle will not accept a three prong plug, or if you are not sure the outlet is adequately grounded or protected by a time delay fuse or circuit breaker, have a qualified electrician install the proper outlet. Do not use an extension cord or an adapter plug.

10) Never unplug the dehumidifier by pulling on the power cord. Always grip the plug firmly and pull straight out from the receptacle. Do not pinch, bend, or knot the power cord.

11) Always remove the plug from the socket before performing cleaning or maintenance operations and when not in use.

12) Do not place heavy or hot objects on the top of the appliance.

13) Clean the air filter at least once a week.

14) The appliance must always remain upright or laid on one side during transportation. Remember to drain the canister before transporting the appliance.

15) After transporting the appliance, wait 24 hours before using it.




A short power cord is provided to reduce risks resulting from becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord.

Longer, detachable power supply cords or extension cords are available and may be used if care is exercised in their use.

If an extension cord is used, the marked electrical rating should be at least as great as the electrical rating of the appliance. If the appliance is provided with 3- wire, grounding type cord, the extension should be a GROUNDING TYPE 3 - WIRE CORD. The longer cord should be arranged so that it will not drape over the counter-top or table top where it can be pulled on by children or tripped over.

Your product is equipped with a polarized alternating current line plug (a plug having one blade wider than the other). This plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug should still fail to fit, contact your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug.



Pre s e n t a t i o n


ead this instruction booklet carefully before installing and using the appliance. In this way, you will obtain the best possible results and maximum operating safety.


he dehumidifier removes humidity from the air in the areas in which it is installed.

The appliance is compact and equipped with wheels and side carry handles which facilitate its movement.

This appliance is recommended for all rooms in which excessive humidity is liable to build up, e.g. basements, kitchens, laundry rooms, cellars etc.

H i g h c a p a c i t y

C o n d e n s a t i o n R e m o v a l s y s t e m

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Air intake


Air outlet





Control panel


Control panel lid


Air outlet grille


Side carry handle


Air intake grille






Air filter


Tank access door


Continuous drainage connection



No. provided

condensation discharge hose with snap connector

1 16” (490 cm)


Technical characteristics/

I m p o r t a n t


echnical characteristics



Capacity of tank

Operating limits: temperature relative humidity

Standard operating conditions: 80°F - 60% RH

R22 yes

1.32 gallons (6 liters)

64° - 90 °F

40 - 95 %

As far as other technical characteristics are concerned, please see rating label behind the tank.



hen to use your dehumidifier


his dehumidifier is designed to bring humidity level within a comfort zone (from 40% to 60% relative humidity. This is the mid range of the humidostat setting).


he chart (shaded area) indicates when a dehumidifier should not be used since the humidity level is low enough.


perating a dehumidifier under the conditions shown in the shaded area may cause frosting or icing-up of the coils which will prevent the collection of any moisture.


xperts have established that optimal atmospheric conditions, both for physical health and the preservation of furniture and other items, vary between 45% and 60% relative humidity. It is therefore advisable to keep rooms within these values.


Before operating unit check that float is suspended freely inside the tank









16°C 21°C 27°C 32°C

60°F 70°F 80°F 90°F


I n s t a l l a t i o n

P lace the dehumidifier in a suitable position, a halfway or landing are generally good sites.

The appliance must be positioned so that the air intake and air outlet grills are at least 20 inches away from any wall or obstacle to ensure adequate ventilation.

Condensate can be drained in one of two ways:



ischarge into the tank

Your unit is supplied with a tank, which is positioned on the left side (Fig. 1) of the unit to accumulate water removed from the air.

The condensate generated by the dehumidifier can be discharged directly into the tank. The tank is easy to extract when it needs to be emptied without spilling.

Note: make sure the tank is in position and the pump switch is in the OFF position fig. 1

IMPORTANT: The water collected is not drinkable. Please throw it away.



irect draining

T he exclusive Condensation Removal System, allow you to use a hose that extends 16 feet

(4.9 m) in height to drain the water. If you want the water to flow directly to a drain, connect the condensation discharge tube supplied to the connection pipe located on the lower part of the unit (Fig.2-3). Turn then the pump switch to ON.

Note: With the condensation discharge hose missing and the pump switched ON, a safety device will make the machine discharge directly into the tank.

How to connect


How to disconne


fig. 2 fig. 3

Note: It is possible to install the unit permanently and have the hose passing through an opening or window. Create a hole with a drill bit 0.035 inches (9mm) in size. At the end of the season, the hole can be covered with a plastic or rubber stopper.


E l e c t r i c a l c o n n e c t i o n s /

De s c r i p t i o n o f c o n t r o l s


lectrical connections

Before connecting the appliance to the power outlet make sure you read all the safety instructions and check the following:

• The main power supply must correspond to the power supply shown on the rating plate.

• The power socket and the electrical circuit must be adequate to supply the appliance.

• The power socket must match the plug. If not, have the plug replaced by qualified personnel.

• The power socket must be adequately earthed.

The manufacturer accepts no responsibility if these safety regulations are not complied with.


escription of controls

Tank control system indicator light

Dehumidifying operation indicator light

Condensation Removal

System Indicator light

Humidistat control dial


Indicator light pump on/off switch



ank control system

T his dehumidifier is fitted with a special intelligent device to ensure correct operation.

A red indicator light on the control panel comes on to warn the user when:

1. the tank is full . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .empty the tank

2. the tank is missing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .replace the tank

3. the tank is in the wrong position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .position the tank correctly

4. in continuous drain: the hose is obstructed or the difference in level is too high . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .remove the obstruction or reduce

different in level.

Once the cause has been eliminated, the light goes out and the appliance resumes operation.

S e l e c t i n g o p e ra t i n g m o d e s


ow to dehumidify

1. Plug the appliance into the power outlet. The “POWER ON” light will illuminate.

2. Check that the “TANK ON” light is OFF.

3. Turn the humidistat control dial to the desired range or to “CONTINUOUS” for continuous operation. The Dehumidifying light will turn on.

4. In order to switch off the appliance, turn the humidistat counter clockwise to the end and unplug from the power outlet.

If you want to discharge the condensate directly into the tank, please check the pump switch is OFF. (See page 5 for details).

When the humidity in the room has reached the required level, slowly turn the humidistat knob counterclockwise until the dehumidifying light goes out. The dehumidifier will then keep the humidity in the room at the selected level automatically.

Note: When dehumidifying, the appliance not only dehumidifies but also slightly warms the air

(2-4°F /1-2°C hotter than room temperature)


perating conditions

A dehumidifier will not operate satisfactory if room temperature is 65°F (18°C) or lower, or if the humidity in the room is low. Under these conditions, the dehumidifier should be turned off.

A dehumidifier will not eliminate frost on window during winter. The dehumidifying coil normally operates above freezing temperatures and cannot prevent moisture from condensing on the inside of a window pane that is below freezing.

TIP: It may be helpful to use a dehumidifier in the kitchen or laundry area where the humidity is high. Reducing humidity in these areas may reduce frost on windows in other parts of the house.


C l e a n i n g / W a r n i n g s



Always remove the plug from the power outlet before performing any cleaning or maintenance operations. For safety reasons, never wash the dehumidifier using a water jet.

At the end of the season, to prevent the formation of stagnant water or dirt residues, the condensation discharge tank A must be drained (fig.4).

1. To eliminate the residual water, remove the hose B and empty the contents of the tank into a container, being careful not to wet unwanted areas.

2. Replace the hose by pushing it upwards, into the correct position.




leaning the cabinet

fig. 4

• Clean the appliance using a damp cloth then dry with a dry cloth.

• Never use alcohol or solvents to clean the appliance.

• Never spray the appliance with insecticides. These could cause the paint to flake or plastic parts to warp.


leaning the air filter

If the filter is dirty, air circulation is compromised and the efficiency of the dehumidifying and air purifying functions decreases. Therefore should be cleaned the filter at regular intervals. The frequency depends on the duration and conditions of operation. If the unit is used constantly or systematically, you are recommended to clean the filter once a week.

• To remove the air filter, extract by pulling it as shown in fig. 5.

• Use a vacuum cleaner to remove dust accumulations from the filter. If the filter is very dirty, wash in warm water and rinse several times. The temperature of the water should not exceed 104° F (40˚C). After washing the filter, allow to dry completely before putting it back in the appliance.



































f the appliance is not used for long periods

• Unplug from the mains outlet and empty the tank.

• Clean and reposition the filter.

• In order to protect the appliance, cover it with a plastic bag.

fig. 5


egin of season checks

Check that the power cable and socket are undamaged and that the installation is efficient.


Tr o u b l e s h o o t i n g

Check the following points before calling your local Technical Service Centre.


The appliance does not work in dehumidifying mode (the power on indicator light is off)

The tank light is ON

Cause Remedy

•the appliance is not plugged in

•there is no electricity

•the humidistat is on minimum

•the tank is full

•the tank is missing

•the tank is improperly positioned

•the hose is obstructed or the difference in level is too high

•plug into the power outlet

•check the power supply

•set the humidistat to the required level

•empty the tank

•replace the tank

•position the tank correctly

•remove the obstruction or reduce the difference in level

The appliance operates in dehumidifying mode (light on) but the humidity is not reduced

•filter clogged

•the temperature or humidity of the home is too low

•room too large

•too many sources of humidity in room (boiling pots etc.)

•there are windows or doors opened, so new air comes from outdoors

•clean the filter

•in certain conditions, it is normal for the appliance not to dehumidify (see

“Technical characteristics”

•check that the doors and the windows are closed.

The pump doesn't work:

Carry out the seasonal maintenance operations described on the adhesive label located on the inside of the access door 7, or in the paragraph




Limited Warranty

What Does This Warranty Cover? We warrant each appliance to be free from defects in material and workmanship. Our obligation under this warranty is limited to replacement or repair, free of charge at our factory or authorized service centers, of any defective part or parts there of other than parts damaged in transit, which shall be returned to us, transportation prepaid. This warranty shall apply only if the Appliance is used in accordance with the factory directions which accompany it.

How Long Does The Coverage Last? This warranty runs for one year from the date of delivery and applies only to the original purchaser.

What Does This Warranty Not Cover? This warranty does not cover defects or damage of the Appliance which result from repairs or alterations to the machine outside our factory or authorized service centers, nor shall it apply to any appliance which has been subject to abuse, misuse, negligence or accidents. Also, consequential and incidental damages resulting from the use of this product or arising out of any breach of contract or breach of this warranty are not recoverable under this warranty. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation may not apply to you.

How Do You Get Service? If repairs become necessary or spare parts are needed, please write to:

DeLonghi America Inc.

Park 80, West Plaza One, 4th floor

Saddle Brook NJ 07663

Tel. No. 1-800-322-3848 or visit our internet site

The above warranty is in lieu of all other express warranties and representations; All implied warranties are limited to the applicable warranty period set forth above. This limitation does apply if you enter into an extended warranty with DeLonghi. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above exclusions connection with the sale or use of its appliance.

How Does State Law Apply? This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.



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