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Auto shut off

I have the LG DH404E Dehumidifier. It is about 2 years old and is only run summers (May-Sept). I just went down to empty it (it's in my basement) and it was over full. The auto shut off did not work. This is the first time. The red light was not on to indicate it was shut off. What can I do to check it and find why that happened?

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Try re-seating the bucket. I have found some LG models that if not seated all of the way will sometimes keep running and think the bucket is not full even when it is. On the models that I have seen do it the problem is usually the left side of the bucket not engaging all of the way. When you reseat the bucket, feel where the bucket meets the dehumidifier on each side and make sure they are even. If one feels like it is sticking out further than the other and you cannot push it in any more pull the bucket out and try and reseat it again until both sides are flush with the dehumidifier. If you found this solution helpful please rate it.

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