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Red ball inside the dehumidifier water tank is not floating

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The model number you listed did not reveal anything. However, the link below is a link to a Danby model, that had a model number closest to yous. Most of the units have the same parts and function. Click n the literature tab and the Owners Manual will come up.

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Posted on May 15, 2011

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SOURCE: Dehumidifier Does Not Shut Off

Switch it off when you go out. Find replacement float switch

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See previous answer. If new, contact supplier to replace float switch. Are you sure it's not just a fan staying on with the tank out?

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Does not shut off when tank full, water leaks all over the floor if I don't watch it constantly

Sounds like the float valve inside tank may be stuck in closed position. Calcium buildup is very common. Good luck Juliana. Unplug and empty tank of any water and look for the float valve it should be near top of tank. Use a small bucket and mix vinegar and water and brush. Scrub that valve. Clean it up

Jul 13, 2016 | Windchaser Dehumidifiers

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Where is the float

Don't know your model specifically, but the float is usually at the top of your water tank and activates the system to shut down by popping up when the tank is full. With some tanks you can actually reach in and sort of clean off the float. Jelly-like stuff can build up on the float after a number of years. Cleaning it off wouldn't hurt.

Sep 09, 2013 | Comfort-Aire BHD-651 Dehumidifier

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Dehumidifier Does Not Shut Off

Switch it off when you go out. Find replacement float switch

May 15, 2012 | Dehumidifiers

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My floater fell off the dehumidifier. Can I connect it back on?

If you are referring to the Styrofoam ball at the end of the float valve, you can if it's not cracked or water logged. Just be careful doing it. Also, make sure the float valve's shaft/arm is not broken off. If it is, you will need to replace the entire float valve assembly.

Hope this helps and thank for choosing FixYa.

Aug 25, 2011 | Dehumidifiers

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My dehumidifier will not shut off when the tank is full and we get a problem with the water in the floor

Check the float valve switch in the top of the tank (if your model so equipped) it may be stuck in the DOWN position and can't float up and turn the unit OFF, when necessary.

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Aug 05, 2011 | Haier 45-Pint Dehumidifier

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My dehumidifier is only a couple months old and is leaking water all over the floor while collecting in the bucket too. Why and how can I fix it? - I will take it back under warranty but would rather just...

The leaking problem usually happens for 2 reasons,

1. If your unit is equipped with a float valve inside the top of the water collection bucket, it's stuck in
the UP position. Turn the unit OFF and unplug for the wall outlet. Remove and empty the bucket
if necessary. Look at the foam ball on the end of the float valve arm. If it's in the UP position
jiggle it, so that it returns to the DOWN Position. That should stop the wter from overflowing the

2. If the bucket is not installed properly into the bucket holder. Remove the bucket, empty the
bucket, if necessary and reinstall it. Be sure that the bucket fits "squarely" into the bucket
holder from top to bottom and that it does not tilt downward at the bottom.

It's also a good idea to check the pump switch for continual draining, to make sure it hasn't been accidentally turned ON.

Hope this helped you troubleshoot and solve the problem. Please let me know. Thanks.

Jun 28, 2011 | DeLonghi DE500P Dehumidifier

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The red indicator light just flashes when i turn the unit on. Whats wrong?


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.

Good luck.

Aug 12, 2010 | Kenmore 54351 Dehumidifier

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Not removing water and says tank it full

I just had one giving me the somewhat the same problem. Upon taking it apart I found that the entire inside was filthy. This thing runs in a work area in my basement and sucks up all of the dirty air. When you take the water out of the dirty air you have nothing but the dirt and the water. When you mix those together you get mud which is what clogged everything up in mine.

Dehumidifiers need to be clean on the inside to run properly especially all of the fins on the condensor. You will probably have to take it apart and clean it. Concentrate on the fins and the water collection areas. Dehumidifiers remove heat from the air which causes the humidity to collect on the condensor. As it collects it turns into water droplets. Gravity pulls the water droplets into the water collection areas and that flows to your tank. There is some sort of float in your tank that lets the dehumidifier know it is full and shuts it off with some sort of switch. It does this so it does not just keep running and eventually pour water onto your floor. It sounds like your switch and/or float is stuck. Find the float and switch and manually work them to make certain they are working freely, clean if necessary.

If the dehumidifier does not remove water like it should it is probably not getting good airflow. There are ice sensors on the evaporator that tells the compressor to stop working. However the fan will still run to pull warm air across the ice so that it melts, goes into the water collection area and into your tank. Some of these ice sensors work by measuring air flow. If there is no air flow or very limited air flow the sensor will tell the compressor not to work. The fan will run again to melt the ice so that it melts and is removed. If your condensor is dirty and does not allow the air to flow, this could cause your problem.

Mar 24, 2010 | Danby DDR6588EE Dehumidifier

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Attached a pump to drain collected water. The

the water should still collect into the tank. the dehumidifier had a float switch that shut the unit off when the tank is full. In turn it should have a second switch, probably a float switch that turns the pump on and off so that the pump doesnt continue to run when there is no moisture in the tank

Nov 26, 2009 | Frigidaire FDL50R1 Dehumidifier

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Wont work. water indicator light blinks red

you are having a problem with the float switch located at the back of the water tank.

Nov 26, 2009 | LG DH30 GoldStar Dehumidifier

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