The unit filled with water in dehumidifier mode. We emptied the water but the red indicator light will not turn off and therefore the unit will not do anything but fan. Yes I turned it off and waited a minute and turned it on again. There is no button for clear or around the red light.
Thank you very much in advance.
I have the APAC8040 model (danby arcticaire unit) and the red "water full" light was flashing even after i'd emptied the external tank. reading the post above helped; i'd never realized that i could access and remove the internal tank to empty it as well. it's located on the side of the unit (bottom right side, when looking at the unit from the front). drained that tank and the red "water full" light went out and the A/C is working again. yay!
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without the model number I cant be 100% sure , but due to your description of the last thing u did , Id say the light is flashing indicating that the water catch bucket is not installed correctly back as it was before , most units have a safety that wont allow a unit to operate unless the water catch bucket is installed and M/T as this would allow it to dump water to the floor if it were not
red lights on dehumidifiers almost always indicate a full water catch bucket , this does not allways mean it's actually full of water , the machine thinks it is , some thing has gone ary with the level sensor in bucket , these most times are a simple float switch, that can get knocked out of position when one is emptying the bucket , also this same float switch also allows machine to know there's a bucket in place to catch water , sometimes bucket is not in correct place to catch water so machine wont start
Should have bought a Vicks! My red light goes OFF! No it easy. Unplug the unit for 10 minutes. Fill up with water while waiting. Turn it on! If the red light still come on then you gots scale or build up inside that needs to cleaned out. Follow or call manufacture on how to clean unit...
Fortunately, from what you have described, the unit is working as it should. But, the frequency that it's occurring is what I think you're concerned about.
If you are operating the Dehumidifier Mode along with the Cooling Mode, this will generate more water in the tank and require more frequent draining. Running the Dehumidifier and the AC (Cool) at the same time is not recommended. It reduces the cooling capacity of the AC Mode and generates heat in the room. And, as you already know, more water.
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Usually, when the red water full light glows, it means that the water collection bucket is full & needs to be removed and emptied. Once that's done and the bucket is reinstalled properly, the red light will go out and the unit will turn back ON.
A humidifier will not collect any water. A humidifier has a tank that you fill with water. The water is released / forced into dry air to make it moist, usually by a fan or ultrasonic method.
A dehumidifier has an empty tank that gets filled by the appliance extracting moisture from the air. The tank will have to be manually emptied periodically, otherwise the safety / water level switch will shut the unit off so that the tank doesn't over flow.
I suspect that you meant to say dehumidifier.. and if so, please provide the manufacturer's name and model. The "P2" indication will be difficult to interpret without knowing the manufacturer's info.
An automatic overflow switch and Container “Full” indicator light are provided to turn the dehumidifier off before the container overflows. When the indicator light on the control panel glows, the water container must be emptied. If the light remains on and the dehumidifier does not begin to operate make sure the float is attached to the water container.
When the condensate water container is full, the indicator lights up. 1. Turn the power off before removing container. Wait 3 minutes for any remaining water to drain into the condensate container. 2. Tilt the container forward then lift carefully by the handle. 3. Empty and gently re-insert the container. Important:This water is not suitable for drinking.
I have a DDR4588EE (same model with 45 pint capacity) and had the exact same problem. It's caused by the float at the top of the bucket being in poor contact with the "full" detector button. When the bucket is not full, the float on the bucket is supposed to press against the button. When the bucket fills, the float is supposed to push up off the button which causes the unit to stop and the red light comes on. The problem is that for some reason, the float isn't pressing hard enough against the button to push it properly in when the bucket isn't full. I fixed it by sticking a few little squares of duct tape (3 or 4 layers) on the float to make it press the button more firmly. Seems to be working fine now. Careful not to put too much tape or it might press too firmly which would result in the float not releasing the button when the bucket is full, and water will spill over.