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Dead dehumidifier At power up, humidity display says ON and is unresponsive. Restart is no help. There is frost forming on about two tubes worth of the coil. Unit is not pulling water out of the air. Sound like bad brain to you? Worth fixing? daveyk

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Pull the bucket out... reach up under the bottom edge of the display bezel and pull down on the back edge to get the filter out; rinse out/off thoroughly, dry and reinstall it...

Get some airflow thru there!

Good Luck!

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