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Compressor Works for a while Only On Initial Plug-in

The compressor stopped working. After some fiddling around, I discovered that the compressor will work only by the following method: 1. Press on/off button to turn off dehumidifier then unplug it from the electrical outlet. 2. Plug the dehumidifier into the electrical outlet, then press the on/off button to turn the machine on. 3. Keep pressing the down arrow to set the relative humidity lower until the compressor comes on. This is the only way I can get the Compressor to come on. If I just press the button to turn the machine off and then on, the compressor never comes on. I tried it for 12 hours and NO WATER and the compressor never came on. Then, when I press the on/off button to turn the machine off, then unplug it, then plug it in again, then press the on/off button to turn it on, then set the humidity until the compressor is activated. However, after these actions, the compressor runs for less than a minute and then it shuts off, and only the fans continues to run. Can someone explain why this is happening and how it can be fixed? Thank you.

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    Finally figured out that something like a humidistat is no longer working or is faulty. Problem is that I had no idea where to locate it, what it looks like and no diagrams available for detailed self repair. So I put the machine out on the road and someone came along and cut off the cord. Great idea! I should have thought of that. Since then I have purchased 2 Gree dehumidifiers from Costco (45 pint and a 30 pint). They are quiet - fan and compressor shut off when humidity setting is reached and they have worked beautifully. Great service department also - customer service is in Quebec city, Canada. *** No longer have the Danby problem *** SOLVED ...

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If your machine is equipped with a humidistat it could be faulty and not sensing the humidity level accurately.

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