Why Would a Dehumidifier Freeze up in a Moist Basement?

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A dehumidifier works by condensing water in the air, and collecting it in a reservoir. This works great when the temperature is warm, but when it gets below about 15 degrees Celsius (60 degrees Fahrenheit), those cooling coils keep cooling just as much as they did when it was warm, and the result is ice on the coils. To fix this problem, turn off the dehumidifier until the ice melts and warm up the basement a bit before turning it back on.
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