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P1 error I purchased a dehumidifier for our basement last year. Everything has worked wonderfully until now. Lately it just runs and runs (it is not in "continuous mode") and the retention bucket is empty. So I take the bucket out, reposition it, turn the unit on and off, remove and clean the air filter, and reset the humidity to 45%. Error codes of P1 show up on the screen at different times and I can't figure out what's wrong. the unit has been plugged directly into the wall in the same outlet it's been in for the last year It comes on about 5 minutes after its turned on.

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    aire dehumidifier is stuck in the p1 mode for well over 2hrs. screen is not plugged

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Your question needs to be answered in 3 parts:

1) As per the manual for my Danby Dehumidifier (Model DDR657EE), the unit may not turn on immediately when powered On (it may take a several minutes). So, generally, it would be normal in your case.

2) Danby's Consumer Help Line (1-800-263-2629) is always busy. So, I called their General number: 419-425-8627. The receptionist transferred my call to their Service dept. My call was answered in 2 minutes.

The Service Rep. described the following code for my dehumidifier model (DDR657EE):
P1 = Defrosting: the unit will go into Defrost mode periodically to ensure that the parts are working at the right operating temperature. It should be in Defrost (P1) mode for only a brief period of time. If the unit is in Defrost (P1) mode continuously for a couple of hours (or more), then you should call Danby Service for further assistance.

He had no documentation of a P2 code for my model.

He also described other General Codes (applicable to most Dehumidifier/Humidifier models):
E1 = Not enough water
E2 = Not draining
E3 = Water temperature too cool
E4 = Overflow Switch activated
E6 / E7 = Problem with Temperature Sensor

So, generally, if you see P1 periodically (for brief periods), then it would be normal.

3) Since your unit keeps running (continuously) and there is no water in the bucket, then you should call Danby ServiceI for additional assistance - it seems defective for this reason.

I hope that helps.

Posted on May 22, 2009

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P1 is code for defrosting. Once it's done defrosting it should start operating normally again.

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