To prevent the evaporator coil from freezing in low temperature conditions, the LW Series dehumidifiers are designed with a timer that will initiate the defrost cycle when the suction line temperature drops below 30 degrees F (-1 degree C). During the defrost cycle the blower is disengaged and all of the system's reheat capacity is diverted to the evaporator, where it quickly thaws the coil. Once the suction line temperature increases to confirm the evaporator coil has thawed, the dehumidifier can resume normal operation.