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Soleus Powered by Gree 40-Pint 2-Speed Dehumidifier
Home Maintenance and Structures
Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
Dehumidifiers (306)
Soleus International Inc    
Soleus
GL-DEH-45-2
unkown returned
3/1/2012  
 
Lowes
New Jersey
6/8/2013
I had one of the soleus recalled dehumidifiers in my basement. Over the weekend there was an increasing stale / burnt odor coming from the basement. I could not locate the source until Tuesday 9/17/2013 when I realized the back filter area had ice forming on it. I unplugged the unit. When I did a puff of smoke was released from the unit and it had the same smell I had been smelling. I sniffed the back of the unit and realized something was burning or melting. I went on the internet and discovered the recall. Luckily, I did not have a fire. I returned the unit to Lowes. My son had been in the basement for extended periods with the smoky smell. I had thought it was a musty old odor not something melting.
9/17/2013
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Incident, No Injury
My Child
Male
Unspecified
No
No
No
No
No
Comment from Soleus International Inc 7/17/2014
The customer has already returned their unit to Lowe's. There is no further action required.

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