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01% humidity my Kenmore 50 pint (54501) dehumifier stopped working. If I unplug it then plug it back in, it sounds like the compressor and fan are turning on, but after about 1-2 seconds, they shut off and the humidity setting reads 01%. They bucket full red light blinks periodically.. any idea what it could be?

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  • gtfran Oct 08, 2008

    I have the exact same issue word for word! I looked everything over and the only thing I found was the air filter was dirty and needed cleaned. Still did not work.

  • thewaz01 Nov 07, 2008

    I have just encountered the same problem on my unit. The LCD show 01% humidity, the bucket full red light blinks every two to three seconds, The Up/Down setting does not change the LCD. Machine does not start.

  • dbonhaus Dec 02, 2008

    Kenmore 54501. Got the same exact problem as well. Talked to Sears Parts and the main brain of this is the "PWB (PCB) Assembly Main" which the CSR says what most people order for this problem. It costs $12 and thinking it is worth a try. Anyone tried fixing this by replacing this part?

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    tammy_mn May 09, 2012

    I have this problem does anyone know the answer?

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When you push the power button, the blower fan comes on. In a few minutes you should hear a second "click"--that is your compressor starting. Do you hear that second click?

The compressor is located in the rear bottom on the right side looking at the machine. After you press the start button and the blower fan comes on, bend over near the back of the unit and listen for the "click".

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