Ww had a portable dehumidifier in our basement (used in summer only) that worked well for over 10 years, but stopped working this year.
So far we bought 2 different brands (Amana and Frigidaire) and have found that in both units the fan runs all the time, regardless of whether the condenser is running.
Our old unit did not do that, and I would rather a new one didn't either.
The Amana's manual did mention in one place that the fan ran as long as it was "on", but I didn't see it specifically mentioned in the frigidaire manual.
Does anyone know if other brands of portable dehumidifiers do this as well??? I've considered Danby, LG, and soleus, but haven't tried these yet.
I just don't understand why the fan need to run all the time....sigh.