The water bucket handle and floater came off while lifting the full bucket. Parts are fine but I am not sure how to get them back the right way. The Kul manual does NOT have any illustrations of the inside of the bucket.
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Jeanne, unless your unit is what's called a "Low Temperature" unit (these are designed for basement application) , that may be the problem. In addition, the air intake filter may need to be removed & cleaned.
If yours is not a Low Temp model, raising it up of the floor onto a sturdy table or counter top that can handle the weight of the unit and a full bucket of water, may solve the problem. The reason for this is in a basement, the air temp at floor level is colder than at shoulder level. Non Low temp units struggle to operate at temperatures below 65 degrees. Raising the unit up off the floor onto a sturdy table or counter top, that is strong enough to handle the weight of the unit, plus a full bucket of water, will usually resolve the problem.
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From what you have described, the float valve is the top left rear of the bucket may be stuck in the down position and is not rising when the water level rises to the shut off point. Jiggle the float valve handle to free it up. In addition, the bucket may not be installed properly and is allowing water to leak onto the floor. Be sure that bucket is installed "squarely:" into it's holder from top to bottom. When installed properly, there should be no downward tilt at the bottom of the bucket.
To further assist you, I have included a link to your Owners Manual in case you have misplaced yours. You may download and print this manual for future reference.
When the Bucket Full Light is on, none of the controls (other than the On/Off) will work. If you haven't emptied the bucket, do so. Then make sure the bucket is reinstalled properly into the holder. Failure to do this will cause the Bucket Full Light to stay ON. While you have the bucket out, check the inside of it for a float valve. It may be stick in the UP position. If so, jiggle the handle to make it return to the DOWN position.
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Usually when this occurs, the unit "thinks it's full', because either the water collection bucket is not installed properly or the float valve (if you model has one) in the top of the bucket, is stuck in the "UP' position.
Turn the unit OFF & unplug it. Remove the water collection bucket and check for the float valve. If it's stuck in the UP position, jiggle the handle to make it return to the DOWN position. Then reinstall the bucket, being sure that it fits into it's holder "squarely" from top to bottom and is making firm contact with the Bucket Safety Removal Switch on the rear wall of the bucket holder. If installed properly, the bottom of the bucket should not tilt down at all. Plug the unit in and turn it ON. If everything was done correctly, the Full Bucket Light should not illuminate.
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It's generally cased by the bucket not being installed properly. Therefor, the bucket removal safety switch is not being triggered by the bucket, when it's reinstalled. Also, if you bucket has a float valve in the top of the bucket, it may be stuck in the 'UP' position. Is so, jiggle the float handle until it returns to the 'DOWN' position.
Reinstall the bucket so that it fits "squarely" into the holder from top to bottom. The bottom should not tilt down at all.
Hope this helped you to troubleshoot & solve the problem.
booklover, if the the bucket is not properly installed, the unit will not turn ON. If you remove the bucket and look at the left top corner it, you will see a float device arm. It that's stuck in the UP position, jiggle the handle, so it will return to the DOWN position. In addition, that handle must make contact with the bucket removal safety switch, if not the bucket is improperly installed and the unit will not start.
Since you are using this unit in a basement, I highly recommend that you raise the unit up off the floor onto a sturdy table, counter top, etc. that can handle the weight if the unit, plus a full bucket of water. As the air temperature at floor level is colder than at chest level. The coils on your model will start to freeze at 60 degrees F and affect it efficiency, Because it is not a Low Temperature model designed for basement applications.
In addition to the dehumidifier, you would be wise to install a sump pump, if your basement floods as bad as you made it sound. Combining a sump pump with a dehumidifier will guarantee a dry basement, all the time.
Hope this helped you to troubleshoot and solve the problem.
In most cases this problem is caused by the water collection bucket not being installed properly. It may not have been pushed in far enough to allow the full switch to activate when needed. Be sure that each time you remove the bucket to empty it and then reinstall it, that the lift handle of the bucket is all the way in down position and that the bucket is fitting squarely into the holder from top to bottom.
Note: Your specific model has been discontinued by LG. However, some parts are still available if needed.
If you run your dehumidifier constantly and don't want to make a repair to it. You may want to consider using a drain hose, rather than the water collection bucket. This would require a floor drain close to the unit, though.
Hope this helped you to troubleshoot and solve the problem.
The filter is behind the louvers on the front of the unit. To access it, remove the water collection bucket and set it aside. At the top of the water collection bucket cavity, you should see a small plastic handle. That is the filter frame handle. Pull it down to remove the filter. After washing the filter in luke warm water and a mild detergent, rinse and dry it thoroughly before reinserting it.
Be sure the Master ON/OFF Switch is OFF and the unit is unplugged before removing the filter.
there is a floater switch on the machine over the bucket (and sometimes in it). the floater tells the machine that the bucket is full. if the floater is stuck, the machine will assume that the bucket is not yet full, and will continue to run. check that floater switch with the bucket out. you may need to press in the bucket switch so the machine thinks the bucket is in. then lift the floater and see if it stops running. if not, the switch is bad.