I turned off the machine, emptied out the water, put the tank back in and turned the machine on. Nothing happened accept the power light flashes. I unplugged it and let it sit overnight but still nothing happens
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Re: does not turn on
All dehumidifiers have an interlock to prevent them from running when the tank is out. This is to avoid a mess with not tank for the water to collect in. I would say that your interlock switch is in a position which is telling the machine that there is no tank in the unit. Take the tank back out and look into the space with a flashlight to find the switch. It could be on the bottom or the top. Your operation manual might be helpful in locating the switch. Once you find the switch check it for operation. It should move or depress when the tank is put in. It probably is jammed and you will have to determine whether it can be fixed or you may need to replace it. If it moves freely then it is probably defective and will need to be replaced. Good luck.
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Put machine on pause, On the front of your machine you'll see a seam that is the separation of the tank, gently put your hands on the side of the machine and you'll see and feel indentations of where you have to gently pull forward until you feel the tank coming off, make sure when you pull it is with equal pressure and you can use your thumbs to hold the machine from rolling when you take the tank off. ( it is a two handed operation), get ready for the tank coming out because depending on the amount of water in it, it may be heavy.
If your still stumped, I guess I can video it being done?? Good luck and let me know how it goes!
Mosr dehumidifiers have a switch that shuts the unit off when the water tank is full check this float to make sure it is not stuck in the off position also empty the tank if it is full.Hope this helps.
There is a float switch somewhere to measure the level of water in the bucket. That switch is out of position or broken. This can happen if you are not careful removing and re-installing the bucket. Look at the area around the bucket and you should be able to find and fix the switch. Make sure the power is off when you are doing this.
Most of the time when this occurs the bucket was not reinstalled properly. When that happens, the unit will not star. Remove the bucket and reinstall it 'squarely" into the holder from top to bottom. It must not tilt down at the bottom. Also, it must make firm contact with the bucket safety removal switch on the rear wall of the bucket holder.
As far as a lack of extracting humidity is concerned. There are 5 basic, but solvable reason for what you described. Please pay particular attention to numbers 1 & 2.. 1. The humidity extraction level is set to HIGH. Lower it to 32-35%.
2. Air intake filter is dirty or clogged. Turn unit OFF, & Unplug the Unit, before removing to inspect & clean it, if necessary. If washed, allow filter to completely dry before reinstalling. DO NOT operate the unit without the filter.
3. Obstructed air flow. Maintain a minimum of 12 to 18" of clear air
space around the entire unit.
4. Cooling coils are dirty and need to be cleaned. Use warm water & dish washing liquid to clean the coils. Rinse and wipe dry. Apply a light coating of WD40 to the coils.
5. Ambient air temperature at floor level is between 40 - 60 degrees.
dehumidifiers do not work well between those temperatures (Unless, you have a Low Temp Unit). This applies mainly to where the air
temperature at floor level is colder than at shoulder level in basement applications. Raising the unit up off the floor, onto a sturdy table, counter top, etc, that can handle the weight of the unit, plus a full tank of water, will usually resolve this problem.
none of the above solves the problem, it may be a case of the
compressor needs to be recharged with refrigerant gas or that the humidity condenser sensor has failed. These things usually occur in units that are
5 years old or older. It's rare in a unit younger than that. But, it
I hope this helped you to troubleshoot & solve the problems. Thanks for choosing FixYa.
Actually, the fan shouldn't be working if the water bucket is not installed properly. So, I believe it's more of a case of the electronic controls need to be reset.
To accomplish this, turn the Master ON/OFF Switch to OFF and unplug the unit for 15 minutes. After the time as elapsed, plug the unit in and turn the Master ON/OFF Switch to ON. The Bucket Full light should not, now be ON. And the unit can function as it should, after you reset the controls for maximum humidity extraction (32 - 35%).
Hope this helped you troubleshoot and solve the problem. Please let me know. Thanks.
If you bought a dehumidifier, you will not need to put water in it. A dehumidifier removes water. A humidifier add moisture to the air, and you need to add water to this. Was your dehumidifier running before and then it stopped? If so, it will have a tank on the bottom that will have water in it that needs to be emptied out. Let me know if this is your problem.
tank may be full. Your dehumidifier has a safety device that turns off
the dehumidifier when the water tank is full. Usually the tank itself
either presses against a switch or there's a device connected to the
tank that triggers a switch when the tank is in place and full.
you've emptied the tank and the unit doesn't run, inspect the place
where the tank rests to see if there's a switch or mechanism that's not
being activated. You may be able to turn it on with a simple flick of
The tank may be full. Your dehumidifier has a safety device that turns off the dehumidifier when the water tank is full. Usually the tank itself either presses against a switch or there's a device connected to the tank that triggers a switch when the tank is in place and full.
If you've emptied the tank and the unit doesn't run, inspect the place where the tank rests to see if there's a switch or mechanism that's not being activated. You may be able to turn it on with a simple flick of your finger.