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The 1973 Sears Coldspot Dehumidifier Model 106.639140 - Part I

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A recent Craigslist find by Harley Badger for only $20. As you can see in the video, all it needed was a good cleanup and motor lubrication to make it like new again.
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TomHaroldArt (2 years ago)
Can you guys read the specs on the motor? The bearings went out on mine, and the spec sticker is scratched in a couple places. I can't get a replacement until I get all the specs. That would be awesome if you could find out for me!
Marek Appliance Repair Co. (3 years ago)
I have the same one!
JK Productions (4 years ago)
Do you have any fridges that make a *snap* noise shortly after the compressor kicks in? I have a mini fridge that does that sometimes, and I am a bit worried that it might start a fire.
Spats Bear (4 years ago)
@Mytechtime Actually yes, sounds like some sort of relay or pressure switch.
gman090287 (6 years ago)
You guys need to make a new video showing this running now that it's warming up out. I think this is the coolest thing ever.
D. B. - Vintage (6 years ago)
Every time I hear of these zombies who think Energy Star is the way to go reminds me of that movie "Idiocracy". If you've seen that flick, you'll get this - Energy Star has Electrolytes!
Harley Badger - from Spats & Harley (6 years ago)
Same with this one, I think the ballast secondary midpoint is shorted to the case, so the metal is constantly live with 290 VAC...I should check that out...
Harley Badger - from Spats & Harley (6 years ago)
OMG no doubt...AG is my favorite color...
Harley Badger - from Spats & Harley (6 years ago)
Yeah Dante, it's been taken down and replaced since then hehe.
Gus Puerto (5 months ago)
Yes. Clean ir ok but my humifaider not acumulet water in suspense May be the Cooper not work?
Harley Badger - from Spats & Harley (6 years ago)
Durabrand and Onn...disposable electronics! :-)
CassetteMaster (6 years ago)
Very nice unit there! I love the build quality, it looks so solid and dependable, so durable (unlike Durabrand!!!). I'm glad you have an appreciation for things built to last!
aldiakaroofus (6 years ago)
I'm growing more and more jealous of your mad restoration skills!
Dante Fox (6 years ago)
energy star is a joke
Dante Fox (6 years ago)
that is a hell of a buzz lol
WhitewithBlue (6 years ago)
Very nice unit! Wish I can find one like this on Craigslist. Sick and tired of my POS 2006 Amana dehumidifier. It's very noisy and the compressor is about to crap out
Chuck Bruner (1 year ago)
I have one for sale, just now posting on letgo and craigslist
Trance88 (6 years ago)
Dang man! Another '73? Had it been avocado green, that would've been somethin' else!
BlueFoxTV (6 years ago)
I had the same desk lamp with the same problem when i was young. It was a good lamp, you could kill a man with it.