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No water in the bucket

The unit runs, but there isn't any water in the bucket no matter how long it runs or what humidity level it is set at.

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  • casey35 Nov 08, 2008

    We have the exact same problem. We have never heard the compressor come on so I am hoping it's not out of freon. As a matter of fact, when we bought ours, it was the last one the store had and it didn't come with the manual. Is this part something I could put on myself?

  • chuckwgacpa Dec 27, 2008

    I bought mine this summer (2008), it worked for a month or so, then

    just runs and no water collects in the bucket.

    I got mine at Best Buy, and am going to see if I can get my money back.

    CW - Atlanta

  • kmh0421 Jan 01, 2009

    I just purchased the last unit at Best Buy yesterday. It had a small amount of water in the bucket running for 6 hours or so, then nothing all day. It is running in a basement with very damp carpet, so should fill rather quickly. It ran for 13 hours with nothing. I guess I should return it tomorrow.

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You most likely have a freon leak, or the compressor is not running. When the machine first turns on you should be able to see if the compressor is running or if it is just the fan. If the compressor is not running it does have a start devise and a relay on it that can be replaced. If the compressor is bad, most units have a 5 year warranty on the compressor, so contact the manufacturer for warranty service. If the compressor is running you have a freon leak, and it would need to be found, repaired and the freon replaced. This is a large repair, estimated charge for a leak repair would be around $149.99 The reason is the long time it takes to find the leak, and all the parts needed. Drier, valve, freon, etc.. Good luck, and I hope it is only the relay. You can get those relitively inexpencively. 3 in 1 kits are also good for a hard to start compressor. They give the compressor a little more kick to start it. They are about $28.00 and easy to install once you are to the compressor. I hope this will FixYa.
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I just fixed this same problem on my HD456 (which i've had for 3 years now). there was no water being collected in the bucket. my review of postings on this site led me to 3 prime suspects: fan, compressor, or freon system. there would a smell of water condensation and hints of moisture on the front vents. compressor sounded like it was running, and unit was heating up as expected. there was no noticable air flow from either front or back of the unit. and, also, when i shined a flashlight into the rear panel, i could see the fan blade having real trouble turning. in my case, the circular housing of the fan blades was brushing against the surface (closer to the motor). this was causing the fan not to circulate air properly. i simply moved the c-shaped compression ring on the fan rotary shaft further away from the motor, and that fixed the problem. also, a couple shots of wd-40 in some choice locations in and around the fan motor has greatly reduced the noise level during operation. it takes some work to actually get inside far enough to access the fan motor (and i ended up with two extra screws, not remembering from where i had removed them!), but it is well worth the effort (especially if you wipe up any residue that may have built up), because this is a simple fix and also lowers the noise. this model has gotten slammed with some bad reviews, but in all fairness, with a little tweaking it can be improved greatly (although, true, we consumers should not have to be the ones taking on the chore of fine tweaking Haier's production quality issues!)

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SOURCE: new unit, try using in basement. nothing happen,

If you trying to remove humidity, the setting or percentage of humidity to you want to remove should be set low. it's actually the humidity that will be left in the air. In the Hot Summer months, you want lower humidity, as opposed to the Winter months, when you want higher humidity.

"Plastic cup inside the bucket" - that's got me stumped. But, I suspect, it may be a float valve to turn the unit off, once the bucket reaches the full level. The water enters the bucket through a drain tube or hole from inside the dehumidifier, above the bucket.

By best advice, since this is a new unit, that you recently purchased, is read the Owners Manual/User Guide and become thoroughly familiar with the proper operation of your Dehumidifier, as well as how to properly maintain it. As, they aren't maintenance free.

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Actually, it's probably doing what it should. Let me explain: Dehumidifiers run until they have lowered the humidity/moisture level to where you have the humidity extraction level set. At that point, the unit shuts OFF, until senses the humidity level has risen above where you set the level and it turns ON again. That doesn't mean the bucket will always be full when it shuts OFF. It may turn ON & OFF many times before the bucket is full. Watch for the Bucket Full Light to illuminate. That's when the bucket is FULL and needs to be emptied.

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Taking the Confusion Out of Using a Dehumidier


Many consumers are confused about setting the proper levels of humidity on dehumidifier units. And then think something is mechanically wrong with the unit. When in fact, over 70% of the time it operator error. That and a lack of proper routine maintenance are the problem.

The numbers on the LED screen represent the amount of humidity you want to maintain. Not the amount you want to remove. For example: If you set the level at 70%, which is rather high, more than likely the unit may start up momentarily and then shut OFF. That's because the setting is to high. Now, if you set it at 45%, the unit will turn ON and run until either the bucket is full and/or the humidity level has reached 45%.

Here's a good rule of thumb if you use your humidifier year round.

In the Winter you want to maintain a humidity level of 50 to 60%. The moister the air, the more comfortable it will feel. Plus, the humidity helps eliminate static electricity in the air.

Conversely, in the hot, humid Summer months, you want to keep the humidity level as low as possible (35% or less). Also, if you have ceiling fans, using them 24 hours a day, helps to move the air and generate a windchill, which fools your body into thinking it's cooler than what it really is. At the same time, it's saving on energy costs by not having to run your AC as much, because the dehumidifier is removing the humidity.

Just remember, the higher the setting, the higher the humidity level will stay. The lower the setting, the more humidity will be removed and the more comfortable you'll feel in the Summer.

And don't forget Routine Maintenance. Clean the air intake filter regularly. Clean and wipe down the refrigerant coils every 60 days. And don't allow water to remain in the collection bucket to long. As mold can build up in it.

Speaking of which, the water in the bucket, when fresh, is great for watering house plants. Because, when it's fresh, it's distilled water. No chlorine or minerals.

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Hi,the lack of water in the bucket, may be a result of the humidity setting on the unit being to high. Try setting the level at 45% or lower. Also, be sure there's adequate air flow around the unit itself. It should remain a minimum of 12' from a wall or furniture. 24" is better.

If the above doesn't solve the problem, try this at home test. Place the unit in the bathroom, turn it ON and set the level as low as possible. Turn the shower ON hot enough to generate steam. Do not turn ON the bathroom's exhaust fan. As you exit the bathroom, close the door. Wait 15 to 20 minutes, before returning to the bathroom. When you do, turn the shower OFF and allow the unit to run for several more minutes. Then check the bucket for water. If there is any sign of water in it, it's working fine. It was probably a case of the humidity level being set to high the first time.

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Fred, here is an in home test, that will determine whether your unit is working properly or not.

Please the unit in the bathroom, plug it in, turn it ON and set the humidity level at the LOWEST setting. Turn the shower On hot enough to generate steam. Do Not turn the bathroom's exhaust fan ON and make sure any window(s) is closed. As you exit the bathroom, close the door. Wait 15 to 20 minutes before reentering the bathroom. Then turn the shower OFF and allow the unit to run for 5 more minutes. Then, check the water collection bucket for any signs of water. If you find water in it, it's working as it should. It may simply have been a case that the humidity extraction level was originally set to high.

If you found no signs of water in the bucket, the humidity sensor in the unit may have failed or the compressor is low on refrigerant. Either one is repairable, but the cost of troubleshooting it, finding the part and the time repair it, may exceed the cost of a new unit. As, yours is a 4 years old unit.

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To do an in home test of the unit, move it to a bathroom. Turn the unit ON and set the humidity level to it's lowest level. Turn the shower ON hot enough to generate steam. Do not turn the bathroom's exhaust fan on. As you exit the bathroom, close the door. Wait 15 to 20 minutes and turn the shower OFF. Allow the dehumidifier to run for several more minutes, before checking the water collection bucket for water. If you find any water in the bucket, it's working as it should. If not, it's time to replace the unit. Under most circumstances, I would suggest possibly repairing it. But, Fedders is out of business and replacement/repair parts are a scarce as hen's teeth.

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If the room air is less than the set air, then there is no water in the bucket, because there is almost no humidity in the air. If it is winter, there is likely not enough humidity in the air to have water collect in the bucket. A dehumidifier will only pick up humidity out of warm air. If you are running a dehumidifier in your basement in the winter, the room may be damp, but too cold for the dehumidifier to pull out the humidity. Try running the unit in the bathroom after having a hot shower without the bathroom fan on. If working correctly the unit should draw water. In addition, if you set the humidity level you want to maintain higher the actual humidity level in the house or room, it won't pickup and collect any moisture. The fans on most of the dehumidifiers on the market today run almost constantly. They do this, so that the room air is always moving and if humidity is detected, it will extract it.

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