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DeLonghi 50 Pint dehumidifier DE 500P won't turn back on

A few days ago my pump on the dehumidifier stopped working...and filled the container; not a big deal. Now, I just emptied the container and replaced it...and it will not turn back on; it appears to think the container is still full. I've manually tried to activiate the shutoff button that works with the float and still nothing. Any ideas? Thank you JimmyPopcorn

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  • swimmer35 Jun 27, 2008

    I bought this dehumidifier less than 2 yrs ( after the october storm here in bflo) and it worked great.. I unplugged it for the winter.. and plugged it back in and it started then stopped.. checked the outlit and that is fine. HELP

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    I have same problem as Jimmy Popcorn

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I have the same problem and determined it is a clogged filter. You need to take the cover off to replace it. I have logged onto the delonghi website but didn't see the fileter. I will most likely just put anyold filter on it.

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If it is not responding when you try to activate the shutoff button and are still not recieving an acknowledgement that the bucket is full you may hav a defective shutoff button. Try contacting the Manufacturer and see if you can purchase just the button. This i a common part and the price is usually reasonable. If you feel very technical inclined you can remove the button and touch the 2 wires together simulating a closed contact. The dehumidifier should now acknowledge the bucket is full. If you recieve the notification then the button is bad. If you found this solution helpful please rate it.

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